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News Archive - September 2008

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President George W. Bush delivers a statement at the White House Tuesday, Sept. 30, 2008, regarding the economic rescue plan. Said the President, "We're at a critical moment for our economy, and we need legislation that decisively address the troubled assets now clogging the financial system, helps lenders resume the flow of credit to consumers and businesses, and allows the American economy to get moving again." White House photo by Chris Greenberg September 30, 2008
President Bush Discusses Economic Rescue Plan
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     Fact sheet In Focus: Economy
Presidential Message: Eid al-Fitr
Personnel Announcement
To Modify Duty-Free Treatment Under the Caribbean Basin Economic Recovery Act and for Other Purposes
Nomination Sent to the Senate
Memorandum for the Secretary of State and the Secretary of Homeland Security
Statement by the President on H.R. 2638, the "Consolidated Security, Disaster Assistance, and Continuing Appropriations Act, 2009"
President Bush Signs H.R. 1777 and H.R. 6984 Into Law
 
President George W. Bush delivers a statement at the White House Monday, Sept. 29, 2008, on Financial Rescue Legislation. Said the President, "This legislation deals with complex issues, and negotiators were asked to address them in a very short period of time. I appreciate the leadership of members on both sides of the aisle, who came together when our nation was counting on them. Negotiations are sometimes difficult, but their hard work and cooperation paid off."  White House photo by Chris Greenberg September 29, 2008
President Bush Discusses Financial Rescue Legislation
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     Fact sheet Fact Sheet: A Strong Bipartisan Proposal to Stabilize Our Financial System
     Fact sheet In Focus: Economy
President Bush Presents 2007 National Medals of Science and Technology and Innovation
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President Bush Meets with President Adamkus of Lithuania
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     Fact sheet In Focus: Global Diplomacy
President Bush Meets with President Yushchenko of Ukraine
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     Fact sheet In Focus: Global Diplomacy
Presidential Message: Rosh Hashanah, 5769
Personnel Announcement
Nominations Sent to the Senate
Memorandum for the Secretary of the Treasury
 
September 28, 2008
Statement by the President on Bipartisan Agreement on Economic Rescue Legislation
     Fact sheet In Focus: Economy
 
September 27, 2008
President's Radio Address
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     Fact sheet In Focus: Economy
President Bush Congratulates House of Representatives for Passing H.R. 7081, the United States-India Nuclear Cooperation Approval and Nonproliferation Enhancement Act
 
President George W. Bush meets with President Hamid Karzai of Afghanistan in the Oval Office Friday, Sept. 26, 2008, at the White House. White House photo by Eric Draper September 26, 2008
President Bush Participates in Video Teleconference with President Karzai of Afghanistan, United States Provincial Reconstruction Team Leaders, National Guard Agriculture Development Team Representatives, and Afghan Governors
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     Fact sheet Fact Sheet: Making Afghanistan More Secure with Economic and Reconstruction Assistance
     Fact sheet In Focus: Afghanistan
President Bush Meets with Prime Minister Gordon Brown of Great Britain
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     Fact sheet In Focus: Global Diplomacy
     Fact sheet In Focus: Economy
President Bush Discusses Negotiations to Finalize Legislation on the Financial Rescue Package
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     Fact sheet In Focus: Economy
President Bush Discusses U.S. Ocean Action Plan
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     Fact sheet In Focus: Environment
     Fact sheet Fact Sheet: Protecting Our Oceans
President Bush Signs H.R. 5938 Into Law
Fact Sheet: The U.S.-India Relationship: A Strategic Partnership
     Fact sheet In Focus: Global Diplomacy
     Fact sheet President Bush Meets with Prime Minister Singh of India
National Hunting and Fishing Day, 2008
Statement on Federal Disaster Assistance for Alabama
Statement on Federal Disaster Assistance for Alaska
To Implement Amendments to the Burmese Freedom and Democracy Act of 2003
Executive Order: To Authorize Certain Noncompetitive Appointments in the Civil Service for Spouses of Certain Members of the Armed Forces
Executive Order: Amendments to Executive Order 12962
Memorandum for the United States Trade Representative
Message to the Senate of the United States
Nominations Sent to the Senate
Nominations Sent to the Senate
Personnel Announcement
 
President George W. Bush speaks during a meeting with Bicameral and Bipartisan members of Congress Thursday, Sept. 25, 2008, in the Cabinet Room of the White House. Included in the meeting with the President are, from left: Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., House Minority Leader John Boehner, R-Ohio, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif.; Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev.; Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., and Sen. Barack Obama, D-Ill. White House photo by David Bohrer September 25, 2008
President Bush Meets with Bicameral and Bipartisan Members of Congress to Discuss Economy
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     Fact sheet In Focus: Economy
President Bush Meets with President Sleiman of Lebanon
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     Fact sheet In Focus: Global Diplomacy
President Bush Meets with President Abbas of the Palestinian Authority
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     Fact sheet In Focus: Global Diplomacy
President Bush Meets with Prime Minister Singh of India
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     Fact sheet Fact Sheet: The U.S.-India Relationship: A Strategic Partnership
     Fact sheet In Focus: Global Diplomacy
President Bush to Welcome President Viktor Yushchenko of Ukraine
President Bush Signs S. 3406 Into Law
Personnel Announcement
 
President George W. Bush is surrounded by leaders from the Western Hemisphere as he delivers a statement on free trade Wednesday, Sept. 24, 2008, at the Council of the Americas in New York City. Said the President, "Each of the 11 countries here has a free trade agreement with the United States, or one pending before Congress. Free and fair trade is in our mutual interests."  White House photo by Eric Draper September 24, 2008
President's Address to the Nation
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     Fact sheet In Focus: Economy
President Bush Discusses Free Trade with Western Hemisphere Leaders
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     Fact sheet In Focus: Global Diplomacy
President Bush and President Saca of El Salvador Discuss Temporary Protected Status
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     Fact sheet In Focus: Global Diplomacy
Pathways to Prosperity in the Americas
     Fact sheet In Focus: Global Diplomacy
Statement on the Retirement of Dr. Elias A. Zerhouni
Statement by the President on Iraqi Parliament Passing a Provincial Elections Law
     Fact sheet In Focus: Iraq
President Bush Signs S. 2617 Into Law
Personnel Announcement
Gold Star Mother's Day, 2008
 
President George W. Bush delivers remarks to the United Nations General Assembly Tuesday, Sept. 23, 2008, in New York. In his eighth and final speech before the assembly, the President highlighted how the United States has partnered closely with other nations to address global challenges an urged the U.N. and other multilateral organizations to continue to actively confront terror.  White House photo by Chris Greenberg September 23, 2008
President Bush Addresses United Nations General Assembly
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     Fact sheet In Focus: Global Diplomacy
President Bush Attends Meeting on Food Security
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     Fact sheet In Focus: Global Diplomacy
President Bush Meets with President Talabani of Iraq and Iraq Coalition
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     Fact sheet In Focus: Iraq
     Fact sheet In Focus: Global Diplomacy
President and Mrs. Bush Meet with Dissidents
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     Fact sheet In Focus: Freedom Agenda
     Fact sheet In Focus: Global Diplomacy
President Bush Exchanges Toasts at U.N. General Assembly Dinner
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     Fact sheet In Focus: Global Diplomacy
President Bush Meets with President Museveni of Uganda
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     Fact sheet In Focus: Global Diplomacy
President Bush Meets with President Zardari of Pakistan
     Fact sheet In Focus: Global Diplomacy
Fact Sheet: Meeting the Challenges of the 21st Century
     Fact sheet In Focus: Global Diplomacy
President Bush Signs H.R. 5683 Into Law
Statement on Federal Disaster Assistance for Indiana
 
President George W. Bush is welcomed by United Nations U.S. Ambasador Dr. Zalmay Khalilzad as he arrives Monday, Sept. 22, 2008, aboard Marine One at the Wall Street helicopter landing area in New York City. President Bush will address the United Nations General Assembly on Tuesday. White House photo by Eric Draper September 22, 2008
Statement by the President on Legislation to Address Crisis in Financial Markets
     Fact sheet In Focus: Economy
Statement on Federal Disaster Assistance for Mississippi
 
President George W. Bush gestures as he delivers his remarks during a joint press availability with Colombian President Alvaro Uribe Saturday, Sept. 20, 2008, in the Rose Garden at the White House. White House photo by Eric Draper September 20, 2008
President Bush and President Uribe of the Republic of Colombia Participate in Joint Press Availability
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     Fact sheet In Focus: International Trade
President Bush Exchanges Toasts with President Uribe of the Republic of Colombia
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     Fact sheet In Focus: Global Diplomacy
President's Radio Address
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     Fact sheet In Focus: Economy
President Bush Signs H.R. 6456 and S. 2450 Into Law
Fact Sheet: Strengthening American Prosperity Through Trade
     Fact sheet In Focus: International Trade
President Bush Condemns Terrorist Attack in Islamabad, Pakistan
 
President George W. Bush stands with Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke, left, SEC Chairman Chris Cox, right, and Treasury Secretary Hank Paulson as he delivers a statement on the economy Friday, Sept. 19, 2008, in the Rose Garden of the White House. Said the President, "This is a pivotal moment for America's economy. We must act now to protect our nation's economic health from serious risk."  White House photo by Joyce N. Boghosian September 19, 2008
President Bush Discusses Economy
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     Fact sheet Fact Sheet: Confronting Economic Challenges Head On
     Fact sheet In Focus: Economy
President Bush Meets with Prime Minister Nasser Al-Sabah of Kuwait
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     Fact sheet In Focus: Global Diplomacy
President Bush Welcomes NBA Champion Boston Celtics to the White House
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Memorandum for the Secretary of the Treasury
National Farm Safety and Health Week, 2008
Family Day, 2008
Fact Sheet: Confronting Economic Challenges Head On
     Fact sheet President Bush Discusses Economy
     Fact sheet In Focus: Economy
Just the Facts: The Administration's Unheeded Warnings About the Systemic Risk Posed by the GSEs
     Fact sheet Setting the Record Straight
     Fact sheet In Focus: Economy
 
President George W. Bush delivers a statement on the economy Thursday, Sept. 18, 2008, in the Oval Colonnade of the White House. Said the President, "Our financial markets continue to deal with serious challenges. As our recent actions demonstrate, my administration is focused on meeting these challenges. The American people can be sure we will continue to act to strengthen and stabilize our financial markets and improve investor confidence." White House photo by Joyce N. Boghosian September 18, 2008
President Bush Discusses Economy
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     Fact sheet In Focus: Economy
President Bush Signs S.2403 Into Law
President Bush Saddened by Death of Carlos Marin
Memorandum for the Chairman of the Council on Environmental Quality
Statement on Federal Disaster Assistance for Arkansas
Notice: Continuation Of The National Emergency With Respect To Persons Who Commit, Threaten To Commit, Or Support Terrorism
Message to the Congress of the United States
Memorandum for the Secretary of State and the Secretary of the Treasury
 
President George W. Bush welcomes Panama's President Martin Torrijos to the Oval Office Wednesday, Sept. 17, 2008, at the White House, where the two leaders discussed bilateral issues including the free trade agreement between Panama and the United States. White House photo by Eric Draper September 17, 2008
President Bush Meets with President Torrijos of Panama
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     Fact sheet In Focus: Global Diplomacy
President Bush Meets with Former Multi-National Force-Iraq Commander General David Petraeus
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President Bush Attends Iftaar Dinner
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Constitution Day and Citizenship Day, Constitution Week, 2008
National POW/MIA Recognition Day, 2008
Statement on the ADA Amendments Act of 2008
Statement by Press Secretary Dana Perino
Statement on the Second Amendment Enforcement Act
 
President George W. Bush meets with local officials at the U.S. Coast Guard facility at Ellington Field in Houston Tuesday, Sept. 16, 2008 before taking an aerial tour of Texas areas damaged in last weekend's hurricane. Said the President afterward, "My first observation is that the state government and local folks are working very closely and working hard and have put a good response together. The evacuation plan was excellent in its planning and in execution. The rescue plan was very bold, and we owe a debt of gratitude to those who were on the front line pulling people out of harm's way, like the Coast Guard people behind us here."  White House photo by Eric Draper September 16, 2008
President Bush Receives a Briefing on Hurricane Ike Damage
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     Fact sheet In Focus: Hurricane Preparedness
Statement on Additional Federal Disaster Assistance for Texas
Statement by Press Secretary Dana Perino
Memorandum for the Secretary of State
Nominations Sent to the Senate
Personnel Announcement
 
President George W. Bush delivers remarks during a joint statement with President John Agyekum Kufuor of Ghana Monday, Sept. 15, 2008, in the Rose Garden of the White House. White House photo by Chris Greenberg September 15, 2008
President Bush Receives Update on Hurricane Ike Response and Relief Efforts
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     Fact sheet In Focus: Hurricane Preparedness
     Fact sheet Gas Watch Reporting
President Bush Participates in Joint Statement with President Kufuor of Ghana
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     Fact sheet Welcoming the President of the Republic of Ghana
President Bush and President Kufuor of Ghana Participate in Arrival Ceremony
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     Fact sheet Welcoming the President of the Republic of Ghana
President Bush and President Kufuor of Ghana Exchange Toasts
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     Fact sheet Welcoming the President of the Republic of Ghana
Statement by Press Secretary Dana Perino
Fact Sheet: Increasing Fuel Supply in the Aftermath of Hurricanes Gustav and Ike
     Fact sheet In Focus: Energy
     Fact sheet In Focus: Hurricane Preparedness
Nominations Sent to the Senate
Personnel Announcement
 
President George W. Bush is joined by Secretary of Energy Samuel Bodman, left, and FEMA Administrator David Paulison, right, as he speaks to the press from the Roosevelt Room following a briefing on the latest developments concerning Hurricane Ike, Sunday, Sept. 14, 2008. White House photo by Chris Greenberg September 14, 2008
President Bush Receives Update on Hurricane Ike
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     Fact sheet In Focus: Hurricane Preparedness
 
President George W. Bush makes a statement to the press concerning Hurricane Ike Saturday, Sept. 13, 2008, after a video teleconference briefing in the Situation Room with officials from the National Hurricane Center, the Department of Homeland Security and FEMA. White House photo by Chris Greenberg September 13, 2008
President Bush Discusses Hurricane Ike
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     Fact sheet In Focus: Hurricane Preparedness
President's Radio Address
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     Fact sheet In Focus: National Security
     Fact sheet In Focus: Remembering 9/11
Statement on Federal Disaster Assistance for Texas
Statement on Federal Disaster Assistance for Louisiana
Statement on Additional Federal Disaster Assistance for Texas
 
President George W. Bush participates in a roundtable discussion on Health Savings Accounts Friday Sept. 12, 2008, at the Presbyterian Health Foundation Conference Center in Oklahoma City. Said the President afterward, "I do want to thank you all very much for, one, being pioneers; two, being risk-takers; and three, giving me a chance to hear your thoughts and concerns and -- about a very innovative way for small businesses and individuals to be able to better afford health care."  White House photo by Chris Greenberg September 12, 2008
President Bush Participates in Roundtable on Health Savings Accounts
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     Fact sheet Fact Sheet: Expanding Health Care Coverage and Lowering Costs
     Fact sheet In Focus: Health Care
President Bush Visits Oklahoma, Discusses Volunteers, Hurricane Ike
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     Fact sheet In Focus: Hurricane Preparedness
President Bush to Welcome President Valdas Adamkus of Lithuania
President Bush to Welcome Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi of Italy
President Bush to Welcome President Hamid Karzai of Afghanistan
President Bush to Welcome President Michel Sleiman of Lebanon
President Bush to Attend 63rd U.N. General Assembly
President Bush to Welcome Prime Minister of the State of Kuwait
National Hispanic Heritage Month, 2008
National Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve Week, 2008
Nomination Sent to the Senate
Personnel Announcement
Statement on Federal Disaster Assistance for Vermont
Afterword: Mr. Woodward's Reporting vs. Mr. Woodward's Editorializing
     Fact sheet In Focus: Setting the Record Straight
 
President George W. Bush and Mrs. Laura Bush and Vice President Dick Cheney and Mrs. Lynne Cheney stand at attention during the observance Thursday, Sept. 11, 2008, on the South Lawn of the White House of the seventh anniversary of the September 11 terrorist attacks. White House photo by Eric Draper September 11, 2008
President Bush Attends Dedication of 9/11 Pentagon Memorial
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     Fact sheet In Focus: Remembering 9/11
President Bush Pleased to Approve U.S.-India Agreement for Peaceful Nuclear Cooperation
Executive Order: Executive Branch Responsibilities with Respect to Orders of Succession
Statement on Federal Emergency Assistance for Louisiana
 
President George W. Bush welcomes Iraqi President Jalal Talabani to the Oval Office, Wednesday, Sept. 10, 2008, where the two leaders heralded the improved security situation and quality of life for the citizens of Iraq.  White House photo by Eric Draper September 10, 2008
President Bush Meets with President Talabani of Iraq
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     Fact sheet In Focus: Iraq
     Fact sheet In Focus: Global Diplomacy
Statement on Federal Emergency Assistance for Texas
Statement on Federal Disaster Assistance for Alabama
Fact Sheet: The Seventh Anniversary of 9/11
     Fact sheet In Focus: Remembering 9/11
Message to the Congress of the United States
Memorandum for the Secretary of State and the Secretary of Energy
 
President George W. Bush delivers remarks Tuesday, Sept. 9, 2008, to the National Defense University's Distinguished Lecture Program. Said the President, "On this campus you're helping train the next generation of military and civilian leaders who will defend our nation against the real and true threats of the 21st century. I thank you for your patriotism; I thank you for your hard work; and I thank you for your devotion to protecting the American people."  White House photo by Eric Draper September 9, 2008
President Bush Visits National Defense University's Distinguished Lecture Program, Discusses Global War on Terror
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     Fact sheet In Focus: Defense
     Fact sheet In Focus: National Security
President Bush Visits Walter Reed Army Medical Center
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Message to the Senate of the United States
Statement on Federal Disaster Assistance for Maine
Rest of the Story: President Bush Supports a Comprehensive Energy Plan
     Fact sheet Setting the Record Straight
     Fact sheet In Focus: Energy
Nominations and Withdrawals Sent to the Senate
Personnel Announcement
 
President George W. Bush addresses his remarks honoring volunteerism and the achievements of USA Freedom Corps Monday, Sept. 8, 2008, on the South Lawn of the White House. White House photo by Eric Draper September 8, 2008
President Bush Discusses Volunteerism
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     Fact sheet Fact Sheet: USA Freedom Corps: Strengthening Service to Meet Community Needs
Statement on Additional Federal Disaster Assisance for Iowa
Message to the Congress of the United States
Text Of A Letter From The President To The Chairmen And Ranking Members Of The House Committee On Foreign Affairs And The Senate Committee On Foreign Relations
Patriot Day, 2008
Nominations Sent to the Senate
 
President George W. Bush is joined by Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Admiral Michael Mullen, honorary Tee Ball commissioner, as President Bush welcomes the children of active-duty military personnel Sunday, Sept. 7, 2008, who are playing in the Tee Ball on the South Lawn: A Salute to the Troops game.  White House photo by Andrew Hreha September 7, 2008
President Bush Attends Salute to the Troops Tee Ball Game on the South Lawn
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Statement by the President
Statement on Federal Emergency Assistance for Florida
 
September 6, 2008
President's Radio Address
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     Fact sheet In Focus: Energy
     Fact sheet In Focus: Hurricane Preparedness
 
September 5, 2008
Fact Sheet: American Economy Is Resilient in the Face of Challenges
     Fact sheet In Focus: Energy
President Bush to Welcome President Alvaro Uribe of Colombia
Statement on Federal Disaster Assistance for New Hampshire
Statement by National Security Advisor Stephen J. Hadley
     Fact sheet In Focus: Iraq
 
September 4, 2008
Personnel Announcement
 
President George W. Bush speaks with federal, state and local officials at the Louisiana Emergency Operations Center in Baton Rouge, Wednesday, Sept. 3, 2008, where he was briefed in the aftermath of Hurricane Gustav. Gustav was a Category 2 storm when it made landfall Monday, in Cocodrie, La. At the request of Gov. Bobby Jindal, center, President Bush Tuesday issued a Major Disaster Declaration for 34 of the state's parishes. Baton Rouge Mayor Kip Holden listens at right. White House photo by Eric Draper September 3, 2008
President Bush Participates in Briefing at Emergency Operations Center
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     Fact sheet In Focus: Hurricane Preparedness
Statement by the President on Georgia
Personnel Announcement
National Historically Black Colleges and Universities Week, 2008
Fact Sheet: U.S. Support for Georgia
 
President George W. Bush addresses the media Tuesday, Sept. 2, 2008, before participating in a briefing on Hurricane Gustav with the Cabinet. In urging continued coordination with state and local officials, the President said, "We recognize that the pre-storm efforts were important and so are the follow-up efforts." White House photo by Eric Draper September 2, 2008
President Bush Participates in Briefing on Hurricane Gustav, Discusses Energy
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Remarks by the President to the Republican National Convention
Text of a Letter from the President to the Speaker of the House of Representatives and the President of the Senate
Statement on Federal Disaster Assistance for Louisiana
Personnel Announcement
 
President George W. Bush greets and thanks personnel at the Emergency Operations Center in Austin, Texas, Monday, Sept. 1, 2008, following a briefing update on Hurricane Gustav. White House photo by Eric Draper September 1, 2008
President Bush Visits Alamo Regional Command Reception Center
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     Fact sheet In Focus: Hurricane Preparedness
President Bush Participates in Briefing on Hurricane Gustav
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     Fact sheet In Focus: Hurricane Preparedness
Statement by the President on Transfer of Security to Iraqi Forces in Anbar Province
     Fact sheet Fact Sheet: Iraqis Take Responsibility for Security in Anbar Province
     Fact sheet In Focus: Iraq
Statement by Press Secretary on EU Decision Regarding Georgia