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News Archive - July, 2008
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News Archive - July 2008

News releases for July 2008

President George W. Bush addresses his remarks on Iraq to reporters Thursday morning, July 31, 2008 on the Colonnade at the White House. President Bush said it has been a month of encouraging news from Iraq, with violence down to its lowest level since the spring of 2004.  White House photo by Eric Draper July 31, 2008
President Bush Discusses Iraq
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     Fact sheet In Focus: Iraq
President Bush Attends 2008 Annual Meeting of the West Virginia Coal Association
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Executive Order: Further Amendments to Executive Order 12333, United States Intelligence Activities
     Fact sheet Background Briefing by Senior Administration Officials on the Revision of Executive Order 12333
     PDF Link Executive Order 12333: United States Intelligence Activities (as amended)
     Fact sheet Statement by the Press Secretary
     Fact sheet Fact Sheet: A Lasting Framework for United States Intelligence Activities
     Fact sheet In Focus: National Security
Roundtable Interview of the President by Foreign Print Media
Interview of the President by Suthichai Sae-Yoon, the Nation Multimedia Group (Thailand)
Interview of the President by Fuqing Yang, CCTV
Interview of the President by Jei Choon Yun, KBS TV, Korea
President Bush Signs H.R. 4841, S. 2565, S. 3298, and S. 3352 Into Law
Statement on Federal Disaster Assistance for Idaho
Nominations Sent to the Senate
President Bush Names Delegation to 2008 Summer Olympic Games
Personnel Announcement
 
President George W. Bush is applauded as he addresses his remarks Wednesday, July 30, 2008 in the East Room of the White House, prior to signing of H.R. 5501, the Tom Lantos and Henry J. Hyde United States Global Leadership Against HIV/AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria Reauthorization Act of 2008. White House photo by Eric Draper July 30, 2008
President Bush Signs H.R. 5501, the Tom Lantos and Henry J. Hyde United States Global Leadership Against HIV/AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria Reauthorization Act of 2008
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     Fact sheet In Focus: HIV/AIDS
     Fact sheet In Focus: Health Care
     Fact sheet Fact Sheet: A Historic and Lifesaving Commitment to Fight HIV/AIDS
President Bush Meets with Cabinet Members
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     Fact sheet In Focus: Economy
     Fact sheet In Focus: Energy
President Bush Signs the Clean Boating Act of 2008 and the Housing and Economic Recovery Act of 2008 Into Law
Notice: Continuation of the National Emergency with Respect to the Actions of Certain Persons to Undermine the Sovereignty of Lebanon or Its Democratic Processes and Institutions
Message To the Congress of the United States
Text of a Letter From The President to the Speaker of the House of Representatives and the President of the Senate
Nominations Sent to the Senate
 
President George W. Bush signs H.J. Res. 93, the Renewal of Import Restrictions on Burma and H.R. 3890, the Tom Lantos Block Burmese JADE Act of 2008, Tuesday, July 29, 2008 in the Oval Office of the White House. President Bush was joined during the signings by, from left, Rep. Don Manzullo, R-Ill.; Rep. Chris Smith, R-N.J.; Mrs. Laura Bush, Annette Lantos, widow of Rep. Tom Lantos; Lantos grandson, Shiloh Tillemann; Rep.Rush Holt, D-N.J.; Rep. Joe Pitts, R-Pa.; and Rep. Peter King, R-N.Y.  White House photo by Eric Draper July 29, 2008
President Bush Discusses Energy and Economy
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     Fact sheet Fact Sheet: Committed to Cleaner, More Abundant Domestic Energy
     Fact sheet In Focus: Energy
President Bush Signs H.J.Res. 93, the Renewal of Import Restrictions on Burma, and H.R.3890, the Tom Lantos Block Burmese JADE (Junta's Anti-Democratic Efforts) Act of 2008
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Statement by the Press Secretary on President Bush's Meeting with Chinese Freedom Activists
Statement by the Press Secretary
Personnel Announcement
 
President George W. Bush and Pakistani Prime Minister Syed Yousaf Raza Gillani speak to the press Monday, July 28, 2008, on the South Lawn on the White House. White House photo by Chris Greenberg July 28, 2008
President Bush Meets with Prime Minister Gillani of Pakistan
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     Fact sheet Fact Sheet: President Bush Meets with Pakistani Prime Minister Yousaf Raza Gillani
Statement by the President
Joint Statement on United States-Pakistan Strategic Partnership
Text Of A Letter From The President To The Chairmen Of The House And Senate Committees On Armed Services, The House Committee On Foriegn Affairs, The Senate Committee On Foreign Relations, And The Senate Committee On Banking, Housing, And Urban Affairs
Text of a Letter from the President to the Speaker of the House of Representatives
 
July 26, 2008
President's Radio Address
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     Fact sheet In Focus: Freedom Agenda
 
President George Bush shares a laugh as he holds baby while greeting military personnel and families upon departure from the Greater Peoria Regional Airport - Air National Guard Ramp in Peoria, IL Friday, July 25, 2008. White House photo by Chris Greenberg July 25, 2008
Anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act, 2008
Parents' Day, 2008
Statement by the President on Sanctions Against Illegitimate Government of Zimbabwe
Message To the Congress of the United States
Executive Order: Blocking Property of Additional Persons Undermining Democratic Processes or Institutions in Zimbabwe
Memorandum for the Secretary of State
 
President George W. Bush delivers remarks on the Freedom Agenda Thursday, July 24, 2008, in Washington, D.C. White House photo by Chris Greenberg July 24, 2008
President Bush Discusses Freedom Agenda
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     Fact sheet Fact Sheet: Advancing the Freedom Agenda
     Fact sheet In Focus: Freedom Agenda
Notice: Continuation of Emergency Regarding Export Control Regulations
Message to the Senate of the United States
Message to the Congress of the United States
Statement on Federal Disaster Assistance for Texas
Executive Order: 2008 Amendments to the Manual for Courts Martial, United States
 
President George W. Bush is joined by members of the Tuskegee Airmen, Joint Chiefs Chairman Admiral Michael Mullen, center-background, and Department of Veterans Affairs Secretary James Peake, right, as he signs a Presidential Proclamation in honor of the 60th Anniversary of Armed Forces Integration, Wednesday, July 23, 2008 in the Oval Office at the White House.  White House photo by Eric Draper July 23, 2008
President Bush Signs S. 3145 Into Law
Message to the Congress of the United States
President Bush Names Delegation to the Closing Ceremony of the 2008 Summer Olympic Games
President Bush Signs H.R. 3403 and H.R. 3712 Into Law
Personnel Announcement
60th Anniversary of the Integration of the United States Armed Forces
Nominations Sent to the Senate
 
President George W. Bush delivers remarks during the celebration of Colombian Independence Day Tuesday, July 22, 2008, in the East Room of the White House. White House photo by Eric Draper July 22, 2008
President Bush Honors Colombian Independence Day
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Fact Sheet: Defending Democratic Values We Share with Colombia
 
President George W. Bush joined by the members of the 2008 United States Summer Olympic Team wave to the crowd during a photo opportunity Monday, July 21, 2008, in the Rose Garden of the White House.  White House photo by Shealah Craighead July 21, 2008
President Bush Welcomes Members of the 2008 United States Summer Olympic Team to the White House
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President Bush Holds Social Dinner in Honor of United States Past and Present Olympians
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President Bush meets with President Sejdiu and Prime Minister Thaci of the Republic of Kosovo
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Statement by the Press Secretary
President Bush Signs H.R. 802 and H.R. 3891 Into Law
 
July 19, 2008
President's Radio Address
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July 18, 2008
Statement by the Press Secretary on Iraq
     Fact sheet In Focus: Iraq
Statement by the President on Pete Olson
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President and Mrs. Bush Extend Congratulations to Nelson Mandela on 90th Birthday
Captive Nations Week, 2008
Statement on Federal Disaster Assistance for Nebraska
 
President George W. Bush, joined by California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger, second from right, is briefed by U.S. Forest Service Regional Forester Randy Moore, right, Thursday, July 17, 2008 in Redding, Calif., during President Bush's tour to survey the wildfire damage in Northern California. White House photo by Eric Draper July 17, 2008
President Bush Participates in Tour of California Wildfires
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President Bush Attends Funeral Service for Tony Snow
Statement by the Press Secretary
Personnel Announcement
Nominations Sent to the Senate
Text of a Letter from the President
 
President George W. Bush and Mrs. Laura Bush stand with the All-Star Tee Ball teams and participants on the South Portico Wednesday, July 16, 2008, following a double-header at the White House, pitting Eastern U.S. against Central U.S. and Southern U.S. against Western U.S. White House photo by Eric Draper July 16, 2008
President Bush Attends All-Star Tee Ball Game on the South Lawn
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President Bush Meets with President Compaore of Burkina Faso
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President Bush Thanks Congress for Reauthorizing PEPFAR
President Bush Signs H.R. 430, H.R. 781, H.R. 1019, H.R. 2728, H.R. 3721, H.R. 4140, H.R. 4185, H.R. 5168, H.R. 5395, H.R. 5479, H.R. 5517, H.R. 5528, H.R. 5778, and H.R. 6040 Into Law
Message to the Congress of the United States
Message to the Congress of the United States
Notice: Continuation Of The National Emergency With Respect To The Former Liberian Regime Of Charles Taylor
Statement by the Press Secretary
 
President George W. Bush gestures as he speaks with reporters during a news conference Tuesday, July 15, 2008, in the James S. Brady Press Briefing Room of the White House.  White House photo by Joyce N. Boghosian July 15, 2008
Press Conference by the President
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     Fact sheet In Focus: Energy
     Fact sheet In Focus: Economy
Statement on Federal Disaster Assistance for Vermont
Message to the House of Representatives
Nominations Sent to the Senate
Personnel Announcement
 
President George W. Bush, speaking to reporters Monday, July 14, 2008 in the Rose Garden at the White House, announces he has issued a memorandum to lift the executive prohibition on oil exploration in the Outer Continental Shelf. White House photo by Eric Draper July 14, 2008
President Bush Discusses Outer Continental Shelf Exploration
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     Fact sheet Fact Sheet: Allowing Offshore Exploration to Help Address Rising Fuel Costs
President Bush Honors the 10th Anniversary of the International Religious Freedom Act
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Fact Sheet: PEPFAR: A Historic Commitment To Compassion
President Bush to Welcome President Blaise Compaore of Burkina Faso
FBI Day, 2008
Statement on Federal Disaster Assistance for Michigan
Memorandum for the Secretary of the Interior
 
President George W. Bush and Mrs. Laura Bush meet with reporters Sunday, July 13, 2008 upon their arrival back to the White House, to express their sadness on the death of former White House Press Secretary Tony Snow. White House photo by Joyce N. Boghosian July 13, 2008
President Bush Saddened by Death of Tony Snow, Sends Condolences to Snow Family
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Interview of the Vice President by Chris Wallace, Fox News Sunday
Statement by the Press Secretary
 
July 12, 2008
President and Mrs. Bush Saddened by Death of Tony Snow
President's Radio Address
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President George W. Bush sits with members of his economic team Friday, July 11, 2008, during a meeting at the U.S. Department of Energy. From left are: Secretary Dirk Kempthorne of the Department of the Interior; Secretary Samuel Bodman of the Department of Energy; Secretary Henry Paulson of the Department of Treasury; President Bush, Vice President Dick Cheney, Secretary Mary Peters of the Department of Transportation, and Secretary Edward Schafer of the Department of Agriculture.  White House photo by Joyce N. Boghosian July 11, 2008
President Bush Meets with Economic Team
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     Fact sheet In Focus: Economy
     Fact sheet In Focus: Energy
Personnel Announcement
President Bush to Welcome President Fatmir Sejdiu and Prime Minister Hashim Thaci of the Republic of Kosovo
Statement by the Press Secretary
Statement by the Press Secretary
 
President George W. Bush delivers remarks prior to signing the FISA Amendments Act of 2008 Thursday, July 10, 2008, in the Rose Garden at the White House. White House photo by Chris Greenberg July 10, 2008
President Bush Signs H.R. 6304, FISA Amendments Act of 2008
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     Fact sheet In Focus: National Security
Personnel Announcement
Nominations and Withdrawal Sent to the Senate
 
President George W. Bush addresses reporters Wednesday, July 9, 2007 in the Rose Garden at the White House, to thank Democratic and Republican members of Congress, and administration members, for their hard work in gaining passage of the FISA Reform legislation. White House photo by Luke Sharrett July 9, 2008
President Bush Pleased by Passage of FISA Reform Legislation
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     Fact sheet In Focus: National Security
President Bush Discusses G8 Summit and MEM Leaders Meeting
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     Fact sheet G8 Summit 2008
President Bush Meets with Prime Minister Singh of India at G8 Summit
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     Fact sheet G8 Summit 2008
President Bush Meets with President Hu Jintao of the People's Republic of China
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     Fact sheet G8 Summit 2008
Declaration of Leaders Meeting of Major Economies on Energy Security and Climate Change
     Fact sheet G8 Summit 2008
Fact Sheet: The Major Economies Leaders Meeting
     Fact sheet G8 Summit 2008
Statement on Federal Disaster Assistance for Kansas
Statement on Federal Disaster Assistance for Oklahoma
Statement on Federal Disaster Assistance for South Dakota
 
President George W. Bush and Germany's Chancellor Angela Merkel shake hands after meeting Tuesday, July 8, 2008, at the G-8 Summit in Toyako, Japan.  White House photo by Eric Draper July 8, 2008
President Bush Meets with Chancellor Merkel of Germany at G8 Summit
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     Fact sheet G8 Summit 2008
G8 Declaration on the World Economy
     Fact sheet G8 Summit 2008
G8 Declaration on Environment and Climate Change
     Fact sheet G8 Summit 2008
G8 Declaration on Development and Africa
     Fact sheet G8 Summit 2008
G8 Leaders Statement on Global Food Security
     Fact sheet G8 Summit 2008
Fact Sheet: Retroactive Liability Protection Is Critical to Our National Security
     Fact sheet In Focus: National Security
G8 Leaders Statement on Counter-Terrorism
     Fact sheet G8 Summit 2008
G8 Leaders Statement on Zimbabwe
G8 Declaration on International Institutions
     Fact sheet G8 Summit 2008
G8 Declaration on Political Issues
     Fact sheet G8 Summit 2008
Fact Sheet: the President's Push for Accountability Highlights Successful G-8 Summit, Hokkaido Toyako, Japan
     Fact sheet G8 Summit 2008
Fact Sheet: Development and Africa
     Fact sheet G8 Summit 2008
Joint Fact Sheet: U.S.-Japan Cooperation on African Health and Food Security Challenges
     Fact sheet G8 Summit 2008
 
Leaders of Group of Eight pose for photos Monday, July 7, 2008, prior to dinner at the Windsor Hotel Toya Resort and Spa in Toyako, Japan. From left are: Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi of Italy; President Dmitriy Medvedev of Russia; Chancellor Angela Merkel of Germany; Prime Minister Gordon Brown of the United Kingdom; Japan's Prime Minister Yasuo Fukuda; President George W. Bush; Prime Minister Stephen Harper of Canada; President Nicolas Sarkozy of France, and President Jose Manuel Barroso of the European Commission.  White House photo by Eric Draper July 7, 2008
President Bush Meets with President Medvedev of Russia at G8 Summit
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     Fact sheet G8 Summit 2008
President Bush and President Kikwete of Tanzania Discuss G8 Working Session with Africa Outreach Representatives
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     Fact sheet G8 Summit 2008
Press Gaggle by Dana Perino and Dan Price, Assistant to the President for International Economic Affairs and Deputy National Security Advisor on G8 Leaders Meeting with African Countries
President Bush to Welcome President Jakaya Kikwete of the United Republic of Tanzania
Message to the Senate of the United States
 
President George W. Bush and Japan's Prime Minister Yasuo Fukuda listen to questions from the audience during a joint press availability Sunday, July 6, 2008, at the Windsor Hotel Toya Resort and Spa. Japan is host to this year's 2008 Group of Eight Summit.  White House photo by Eric Draper July 6, 2008
President Bush Participates in Joint Press Availability with Prime Minister Fukuda of Japan
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     Fact sheet G8 Summit 2008
 
July 5, 2008
President's Radio Address
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     Fact sheet Independence Day
 
President George W. Bush delivers remark at Monticello's 46th Annual Independence Day Celebration and Naturalization Ceremony Friday, July 4. 2008, in Charlottesville, VA.  White House photo by Joyce N. Boghosian July 4, 2008
President Bush Attends Monticello's 46th Annual Independence Day Celebration and Naturalization Ceremony
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     Fact sheet Independence Day 2008
President and Mrs. Bush Saddened by Passing of Senator Jesse Helms
Roundtable Interview of the President by Foreign Print Media
     Fact sheet G8 Summit 2008
 
President George W. Bush participates in the ceremonial groundbreaking for the Walter Reed National Medical Center Thursday, July 3, 2008, in Bethesda, Md.  White House photo by Eric Draper July 3, 2008
President Bush Attends Ceremonial Groundbreaking of Walter Reed National Military Medical Center
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President Bush Congratulates President Uribe of Colombia on Hostage Rescue
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President Bush to Welcome Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gillani of Pakistan
Fact Sheet: Charting a Clear Course for the Economy
Fact Sheet: Senate Must Act Quickly on Bipartisan Foreign Intelligence Legislation to Ensure That Our Intelligence Professionals Can Better Protect America From Terrorists
President and Mrs. Bush to Travel to the Republic of Korea, Kingdom of Thailand, and People's Republic of China
 
President George W. Bush delivers a statement on the G8 Summit Wednesday, July 2, 2008, in the Rose Garden of the White House. White House photo by Eric Draper July 2, 2008
President Bush Discusses 2008 G8 Summit
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Presidential Message, Independence Day 2008
 
President George W. Bush participates in a roundtable discussion on Housing Counseling, Tuesday, July 1, 2008, as Secretary of Housing and Urban Development Steve Preston looks on at Family Service Agency Inc. in North Little Rock, Arkansas. White House photo by Joyce N. Boghosian July 1, 2008
President Bush Participates in Roundtable on Housing Counseling
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     Fact sheet Fact Sheet: Helping Responsible Homeowners Across America
Statement by the President on the Nonproliferation of Nuclear Weapons
President Bush Signs H.R. 5690, S. 188, S. 254, and S. 682 Into Law
Fact Sheet: Helping Responsible Homeowners Across America
     Fact sheet President Bush Participates in Roundtable on Housing Counseling
Personnel Announcement
Press Briefing on the President's Trip to Japan and the G8 Summit