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News Archive - June, 2008
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News Archive - June 2008

News releases for June 2008

President George W. Bush is joined during the playing of the National Anthem by Roberto Clemente Jr., left, son of Hall of Famer Roberto Clemente; Angel Macias, who in 1957 became the only player to pitch a perfect game in Little League World Series history, and actor Jake T. Austin, right, who will portray Macias in an upcoming film about that game, seen together Monday, June 30, 2008, at Tee Ball on the South Lawn at the White House. White House photo by Chris Greenberg June 30, 2008
President Bush Attends White House Tee Ball Game on South Lawn
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     Fact sheet Tee Ball 2008
President Bush Signs H.R. 2642, the Supplemental Appropriations Act, 2008
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Text of a Letter from the President to the Speaker of the House of Representatives and the President of the Senate
Executive Order: Reforming Processes Related to Suitability for Government Employment, Fitness for Contractor Employees, and Eligibility for Access to Classified National Security Information
Text of a Letter from the President to the Speaker of the House of Representatives and the President of the Senate
Statement by the Press Secretary
To Modify Duty-Free Treatment Under the Generalized System of Preferences, Take Certain Actions Under the African Growth and Opportunity Act, and for Other Purposes
Statement on Federal Disaster Assistance for Illinois
Statement on Federal Disaster Assistance for Wisconsin
Statement on Federal Disaster Assistance for Missouri
Statement on Federal Disaster Assistance for Iowa
Statement on Federal Disaster Assistance for Indiana
 
June 28, 2008
President's Radio Address
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Statement by the President
Statement on Federal Disaster Assistance for California
 
June 27, 2008
Personnel Announcement
Nominations Sent to the Senate
 
President George W. Bush delivers remarks to the Office of Faith-Based and Community Initiatives National Conference Thursday, June 26, 2008, in Washington, D.C.  White House photo by Chris Greenberg June 26, 2008
President Bush Attends Office of Faith-Based and Community Initiatives' National Conference
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     Fact sheet Fact Sheet: Faith-Based and Community Initiatives: Delivering Help and Hope to Millions at Home and Around the World
President Bush Attends National Hispanic Prayer Breakfast
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President Bush Discusses North Korea
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     Fact sheet In Focus: Global Diplomacy
President Bush Discusses Legislative Agenda
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President Bush Appoints 2008-2009 Class of White House Fellows
President Bush Pleased by Supreme Court Decision on Second Amendment
President Bush Signs H.R. 3179, H.R. 3913, S. 1245 and S. 2516 Into Law
Statement by the Press Secretary on North Korea
Executive Order: Continuing Certain Restrictions with Respect to North Korea and North Korean Nationals
Memorandum for the Secretary of State
Termination of the Exercise of Authorities Under the Trading with the Enemy Act with Enemy Act with Respect to North Korea
Message to the Congress of the United States
Fact Sheet: Retroactive Liability Protection: Providing Our Intelligence Officials the Tools They Need to Keep Our Nation Safe
Nominations and Withdrawal Sent to the Senate
Nominations Sent to the Senate
Personnel Announcement
 
President George W. Bush shakes hands with Jalal Talabani, President of Iraq, during a meeting Wednesday, June 25, 2008, in the Oval Office at the White House. President Bush said, "It's been my honor to welcome a friend, President Talabani, back to the Oval Office. He is the President of a free Iraq. He is a man who's been on the front lines of helping to unify Iraq and to help Iraq recover from a brutal regime -- that of Saddam Hussein."  White House photo by Eric Draper June 25, 2008
President Bush Meets with President Talabani of Iraq
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President Bush Meets with the United Nations Security Council Permanent Representatives
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Remarks by the President at Max M. Fisher National Republican Award Dinner
President Bush Pleased by Senate Judicial Confirmations
Joint Statement Between the United States of America and the Socialist Republic of Vietnam
Statement on Federal Disaster Assistance for Missouri
Statement on Federal Disaster Assistance for Minnesota
Just the Facts: All Presidential Nominees Deserve Fair Up or Down Votes
Nominations Sent to the Senate
Personnel Announcement
 
President George W. Bush is applauded as he addresses his remarks to athletes, their family members and invited guests Tuesday, June 24, 2008 at the White House, in honor of the 2007 and 2008 NCAA Sports Champions. White House photo by Luke Sharrett June 24, 2008
President Bush Welcomes 2007 and 2008 NCAA Sports Champions to the White House
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President Bush Meets with President Arroyo of the Philippines
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President Bush Meets with Prime Minister Dung of Vietnam
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Message to the Congress of the United States
Notice: Continuation of the National Emergency with Respect to the Western Balkans
Statement on Federal Disaster Assistance for Illinois
Nominations Sent to the Senate
Personnel Announcement
 
President George W. Bush, joined by Diana Taurasi, left, and Cappie Pondexter, is presented a Phoenix Mercury Championship banner and a personalized team jersey Monday, June 23, 2008, during the 2007 WNBA Champions, the Phoenix Mercury, visit to the White House. White House photo by Eric Draper June 23, 2008
President Bush Welcomes 2007 WNBA Champion Phoenix Mercury to White House
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Memorandum for the Heads of Executive Departments and Agencies
Fact Sheet: Faith-Based and Community Initiatives National Conference
 
June 21, 2008
President's Radio Address
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     Fact sheet In Focus: Energy
 
President George W. Bush addresses his remarks to reporters Friday, June 20, 2008 at the White House, thanking members of the House and Senate for their bipartisan cooperation in reaching agreement on war funding and intelligence gathering legislation. White House photo by Eric Draper June 20, 2008
President Bush Discusses the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act and Funding For Troops
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President Bush Signs S. 2420 Into Law
Memorandum for the Secretary of State
Memorandum for the Secretary of State
Text of a Letter from the President
Statement on Federal Disaster Assistance for Nebraska
 
President George W. Bush shakes hands with General Peter Pace after presenting him with the Presidential Medal of Freedom Thursday, June 19, 2008, during the Presidential Medal of Freedom ceremony in the East Room at the White House. White House photo by David Bohrer June 19, 2008
President Bush Honors Presidential Medal of Freedom Recipients
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     Fact sheet In Focus: Freedom Agenda
     Fact sheet 2008 Presidential Medal of Freedom Citations
President Bush Tours Iowa Flood Damage
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President Bush Visits Iowa City, Iowa, Discusses Aid for Flooding
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President Bush Hosts Social Dinner in Honor of American Jazz
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Statement by the Press Secretary on War Funding Bill
Notice: Continuation of the National Emergency with Respect to the Risk of Nuclear Proliferation Created by the Accumulation of Weapons-Usable Fissile Material in the Territory of the Russian Federation
Message to the Congress of the United States
Presidential Message, Juneteenth 2008
Statement on Federal Disaster Assistance for West Virginia
Nominations Sent to the Senate
Personnel Announcement
 
As U.S. Interior Secretary Dirk Kempthorne looks on, President George W. Bush delivers a statement on energy Wednesday, June 18, 2008, in the Rose Garden of the White House. Calling on Congress to expand domestic oil production, the President said, "For many Americans, there is no more pressing concern than the price of gasoline. Truckers and farmers and small business owners have been hit especially hard. Every American who drives to work, purchases food, or ships a product has felt the effect. And families across our country are looking to Washington for a response." White House photo by Luke Sharrett June 18, 2008
President Bush Discusses Energy
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     Fact sheet Fact Sheet: Reducing Gas Prices and Foreign Oil Dependence
     Fact sheet In Focus: Energy
President Bush Meets with Prime Minister Stanishev of Bulgaria
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Remarks by the President at the 2008 President's Dinner
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Message to the House of Representatives
Policy Memorandum: American Made Energy
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Nomination Sent to the Senate
Personnel Announcement
 
President George W. Bush talks to reporters about the government's response to the Midwest floods Tuesday morning, June 17, 2008. in the Roosevelt Room of the White House. Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff, right, was one of the key leaders briefing the President. President Bush said he will travel to Iowa on Thursday to view the damage himself. White House photo by Joyce N. Boghosian June 17, 2008
President Bush Briefed on Midwest Flooding
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President Bush Honors Black Music Month
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President Bush meets with General Dan McNeill, Former Commander of the International Security Assistance Force
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Joint Statement of the President of the Russian Federation and the President of the United States of America for the 4th Meeting of the Global Initiative to Combat Nuclear Terrorism
President Bush to Welcome Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam
Message to the Congress of the United States
Statement by the Press Secretary
 
President George W. Bush and British Prime Minister Gordon Brown attend a joint news conference Monday, June 16, 2008 in London. White House photo by Eric Draper June 16, 2008
President Bush Participates in Joint Press Availability with United Kingdom Prime Minister Brown
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     Fact sheet Trip to Europe 2008
President Bush Meets with Peter Robinson, First Minister of Northern Ireland, and Martin McGuinness, Deputy First Minister of Northern Ireland
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     Fact sheet Trip to Europe 2008
Nominations Sent to the Senate
 
President George W. Bush waves to members of the media as he and Laura Bush are met by British Prime Minster Gordon Brown and his wife, Sarah, on their arrival Sunday, June 15, 2008 to 10 Downing Street in London.  White House photo by Chris Greenberg June 15, 2008
President Bush Sends Condolences to Victims of Flooding
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President George W. Bush and President Nicolas Sarkozy of France, shake hands following their joint press availability Saturday, June 14, 2008, in Paris.  White House photo by Eric Draper June 14, 2008
President Bush Participates in Joint Press Availability with President Sarkozy of France
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     Fact sheet Trip to Europe 2008
President's Radio Address
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     Fact sheet In Focus: Trip to Europe
Text of a Letter from the President to the Speaker of the House of Representatives and the President Pro Tempore of the Senate
Statement on Federal Disaster Assistance for Wisconsin
 
President George W. Bush addresses the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development Friday, June 13, 2008, in Paris, saying "America and Europe are cooperating to widen the circle of development and prosperity." White House photo by Shealah Craighead June 13, 2008
President Bush Visits Paris, Speaks to Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development
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     Fact sheet Trip to Europe 2008
Statement on Federal Disaster Assistance for Montana
President and Mrs. Bush Saddened by Death of Tim Russert
Interview of the President by Ned Temko of the Observer
     Fact sheet Trip to Europe 2008
 
President George W. Bush and Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi listen to a reporter's question during their joint press availability Thursday, June 12, 2008, at the Villa Madama in Rome. White House photo by Chris Greenberg June 12, 2008
President Bush Participates in Joint Press Availability with Prime Minister Berlusconi of Italy
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     Fact sheet Trip to Europe 2008
President Bush Participates in Roundtable on Business Exchanges in Rome
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     Fact sheet Trip to Europe 2008
Fact Sheet: The Afghanistan Support Conference: Renewed U.S. and International Commitment
     Fact sheet Trip to Europe 2008
Nomination Sent to the Senate
Personnel Announcement
Father's Day, 2008
Statement by the Press Secretary on Zimbabwe
 
President George W. Bush and Germany's Chancellor Angela Merkel are seen together during a joint press availability Wednesday, June 11, 2008, at Schloss Meseberg in Meseberg, Germany. White House photo by Eric Draper June 11, 2008
President Bush Participates in Joint Press Availability with Chancellor Merkel of Germany
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     Fact sheet Trip to Europe 2008
Nominations Sent to the Senate
Statement by the Press Secretary
 
President George W Bush shakes hands with Janez Jansa, Prime Minister of Slovenia, and Jose Manuel Barroso, President of the European Commission, following the United States - European Union Meeting Tuesday, June 10, 2008, at Brdo Castle in Kranj, Slovenia. White House photo by Chris Greenberg June 10, 2008
President Bush Participates in Joint Press Availability with Slovenian Prime Minister Janša and European Commission President Barroso
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     Fact sheet US-EU Summit 2008
2008 U.S. - EU Summit Declaration
     Fact sheet US-EU Summit 2008
Transatlantic Economic Council Report to the EU-U.S. Summit 2008
     Fact sheet US-EU Summit
Fact Sheet: The United States and The European Union: Working Together to Advance Freedom and Prosperity Around the World
     Fact sheet US-EU Summit 2008
Text of a Letter from the President to the Speaker of the House of Representatives
Text of a Letter from the President to the Speaker of the House of Representatives
Text of a Letter from the President to the Speaker of the House of Representatives
Personnel Announcement
 
President George W. Bush speaks to the media before departing the South Lawn of the White House for Andrews Air Force Base en route to Europe for a weeklong visit during which he will address a variety of issues with counterparts in Slovenia, Germany, Italy, Vatican City, France and the United Kingdom. Said the President, "The U.S. economy has continued to grow in the face of unprecedented challenges. We got to keep our economies flexible; both the U.S. economy and European economies need to be flexible in order to deal with today's challenges. I'm looking forward to my trip."  White House photo by Joyce N. Boghosian June 9, 2008
President Bush Departs for Europe
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Statement on Federal Disaster Assistance for Indiana
Executive Order: Amending Executive Order 12989, as Amended
Personnel Announcement
 
June 7, 2008
President's Radio Address
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     Fact sheet In Focus: Defense
President and Mrs. Bush Saddened by Death of Jim McKay
 
President George W. Bush congratulates Secretary of Housing and Urban Development Steve Preston, Friday, June 6, 2008, following the secretary's ceremonial swearing-in at the Department of Housing and Urban Development in Washington, D.C. White House photo by Joyce N. Boghosian June 6, 2008
President Bush Attends Swearing-In Ceremony for Secretary of Housing and Urban Development Steve Preston
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     Fact sheet In Focus: Homeownership
President Bush Participates in Meeting on the People's Republic of China Earthquake Relief Efforts
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Fact Sheet: A Clear Agenda for Overcoming Economic Challenges
President Bush Signs H.R. 1195 Into Law
Message to the Congress of the United States
Notice: Continuation of the National Emergency with Respect to the Actions and Policies of Certain Members of the Government of Belarus and Other Persons Undermining Democratic Processes or Institutions in Belarus
Flag Day and National Flag Week, 2008
Interview of the President by Christian Malar, France 3 TV
Interview of the President by Natasa Briski, POP TV, Slovenia
Interview of the President by Gianni Riotta, RAI TV, Italy
 
President George W. Bush joins in the groundbreaking ceremonies Thursday, June 5, 2008, for the United States Institute of Peace Headquarters Building and Public Education Center at Navy Hill in Washington, D.C.  White House photo by Chris Greenberg June 5, 2008
President Bush Attends Ceremonial Groundbreaking of United States Institute of Peace
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President and Mrs. Bush Host Congressional Picnic
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President Bush Meets with Prime Minister Balkenende of the Netherlands
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President Bush Pleased by Confirmation of Steve Preston as Secretary of the Department of Housing and Urban Development
Personnel Announcement
National Security Presidential Directive and Homeland Security Presidential Directive
Remarks by National Security Advisor Stephen Hadley at Lunch in Honor of the United States Institute of Peace
Personnel Announcement
 
President George W. Bush welcomes Prime Minister Ehud Olmert of Israel to the Oval Office Wednesday, June 4, 2008. White House photo by Joyce N. Boghosian June 4, 2008
President Bush Meets with Prime Minister Olmert of Israel
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Statement by the Press Secretary on Cyclone Relief for Burma
Message to the Senate of the United States
Memorandum for the Secretary of State
 
President George W. Bush acknowledges the applause as he greets the University of Kansas Jayhawks Tuesday, June 3, 2008, to the Rose Garden. President Bush told the 2008 NCAA Men's Basketball champs, "I want to congratulate this team. You brought new glory to one of our nation's most storied basketball programs, and you gave your fans all across America one more reason to chant: Rock Chalk, Jayhawk!"  White House photo by Joyce N. Boghosian June 3, 2008
President Bush Welcomes 2008 NCAA Men's Basketball Champion Kansas Jayhawks to the White House
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President Bush Signs H.R. 2356, H.R. 2517, H.R. 4008, S. 2829, and S.J.Res. 17 Into Law
Nominations Sent to the Senate
 
President George W. Bush leads the applause in honor of Private First Class Ross A. McGinnis, U.S. Army, after presenting the Congressional Medal of Honor posthumously to his parents, Tom and Romayne McGinnis, of Knox, Pennsylvania, during ceremonies Monday, June 2, 2008, at the White House. White House photo by Chris Greenberg June 2, 2008
President Bush Presents Medal of Honor to Private First Class Ross Andrew McGinnis
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     Fact sheet In Focus: Veterans
     Fact sheet In Focus: Defense
President Bush Discusses Economy and Tax Cuts
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Statement by the President on Zimbabwe
National Oceans Month, 2008
Italian Independence Day, 2008
Personnel Announcement
 
June 1, 2008
President and Mrs. Bush Attend Ford's Theatre Gala