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News Archive - October 2008

News releases for October 2008

October 31, 2008
Memorandum for the Secretary of State
Veterans Day, 2008
National Hospice Month, 2008
National Adoption Month, 2008
Statement on Federal Disaster Assistance for Kansas
Executive Order: Settlement of Claims Against Libya
 
President George W. Bush joins FBI Director Robert Mueller and U.S. Attorney General Michael Mukasey during the playing of the national anthem Thursday, Oct. 30, 2008, at the graduation ceremony for FBI special agents in Quantico, Va. White House photo by Joyce N. Boghosian October 30, 2008
President Bush Attends Graduation Ceremony for Federal Bureau of Investigation Special Agents
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     Fact sheet Fact Sheet: Confronting the Emerging Dangers of a New Century
     Fact sheet In Focus: National Security
Fact Sheet: Confronting the Emerging Dangers of a New Century
     Fact sheet President Bush Attends Graduation Ceremony for Federal Bureau of Investigation Special Agents
     Fact sheet In Focus: National Security
National American Indian Heritage Month, 2008
Text of a Letter from the President to the Speaker of the House of Representatives and the President of the Senate
Notice: Continuation of the National Emergency with Respect to the Situation in or in Relation to Sudan
Personnel Announcement
Statement by Press Secretary Dana Perino
 
October 29, 2008
President Bush Meets with President Barzani of the Kurdistan Regional Government
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     Fact sheet In Focus: Global Diplomacy
Statement on Federal Disaster Assistance for Territory of the U. S. Virgin Islands
Statement by Press Secretary Dana Perino
National Family Caregivers Month, 2008
National Alzheimer's Disease Awareness Month, 2008
 
October 28, 2008
Fact Sheet: Ensuring a Smooth and Effective Presidential Transition
 
President George W. Bush and Paraguay's President Fernando Lugo shake hands Monday, Oct. 27, 2008, during their meeting with reporters in the Oval Office. White House photo by Eric Draper October 27, 2008
President Bush Meets with President Lugo of Paraguay
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     Fact sheet In Focus: Global Diplomacy
President and Mrs. Bush Host Celebration in Honor of Theodore Roosevelt's 150th Birthday
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Statement on Federal Disaster Assistance for Florida
 
October 25, 2008
President's Radio Address
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     Fact sheet In Focus: Economy
 
President George W. Bush is joined by NATO Secretary General Jaap De Hoop Scheffer as he addresses his remarks to invited guests Friday, Oct. 24, 2008 in the East Room of the White House, prior to signing the NATO accession protocols in support of the nations of Albania and Croatia to join the NATO alliance. White House photo by Chris Greenberg October 24, 2008
President Bush Participates in Signing Ceremony with NATO Secretary General De Hoop Scheffer for NATO Accession Protocols for Albania and Croatia
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President Bush Participates in Briefings at the National Security Agency
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United Nations Day, 2008
Statement on Federal Disaster Assistance for Ohio
 
October 23, 2008
Statement by the President
Text of a Letter from the President to the Chairmen and Ranking Members of the House and Senate Committees on Armed Services, the Chairman and Ranking Members of the House Committee on Foreign Affairs, the Senate Committee on Foreign Relations, and the Senate Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs
Personnel Announcement
 
President George W. Bush shakes hands with Liberia President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf following their meeting Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2008, in the Oval Office at the White House. President Bush said to President Sirleaf, "I have come to respect you and admire you because of your courage, your vision, your commitment to universal values and principles." White House photo by Eric Draper October 22, 2008
President Bush Meets with President Johnson Sirleaf of the Republic of Liberia
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     Fact sheet In Focus: Global Diplomacy
Statement by Press Secretary Dana Perino
Text of a Letter from the President to the Speaker of the House of Representatives and the President of the Senate
Text Of A Letter From The President To The Speaker Of The House Of Representatives And The President Of The Senate
Notice: Continuation Of The National Emergency With Respect To The Situation In Or In Relation To The Democratic Republic Of The Congo
President Bush Signs H.R. 6197 Into Law
Statement on Federal Disaster Assistance for Arkansas
 
President George W. Bush delivers remarks at the White House Summit on International Development Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2008, in Washington, D.C. President Bush said during his remarks, "History shows what happens when America combines our great compassion with our steadfast determination.We are a compassionate people and we are a determined people." White House photo by Eric Draper October 21, 2008
President Bush Attends White House Summit on International Development
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     Fact sheet Fact Sheet: Transforming International Development
     Fact sheet In Focus: White House Summit on International Development
Text of a Letter from the President to the Speaker of the House of Representatives, the President of the Senate, the Chairman and Ranking Members of the House Committee on Foreign Affairs, and the Senate Committee on Foreign Relations
Memorandum for the Secretary of State
Fact Sheet: Transforming International Development
     Fact sheet President Bush Attends White House Summit on International Development
     Fact sheet In Focus: White House Summit on International Development
President Bush Signs H.R. 3511, H.R. 4010, H.R. 4131, H.R. 6558, H.R. 6681, H.R. 6834, H.R. 6847, H.R. 6902, and H.R. 6982 Into Law
President Bush to Welcome Prime Minister Mirek Topolanek of the Czech Republic
 
October 20, 2008
President Bush Participates in Roundtable Meeting on Economy
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     Fact sheet In Focus: Economy
Fact Sheet: White House Summit on International Development
     Fact sheet In Focus: White House Summit on International Development
Memorandum for the Secretary of State
President Bush to Welcome President Fernando Lugo of Paraguay
Personnel Announcement
Statement by Press Secretary Dana Perino
Statement by Press Secretary Dana Perino
President Bush Signs H.R. 5159 and S. 3197 Into Law
 
President George W. Bush is joined by French President Nicolas Sarkozy, left, and Jose Manuel Barroso, President of the European Commission as he addresses the media during a meeting at Camp David concerning the economic crisis and the need for coordinated global response Saturday, October 18, 2008.  White House photo by Chris Greenberg October 18, 2008
President Bush Meets with President Sarkozy of France and President Barroso of the European Commission
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     Fact sheet Statement of the United States, France and the Presidency of the European Commission
     Fact sheet In Focus: Economy
President's Radio Address
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     Fact sheet In Focus: Economy
Statement of the United States, France and the Presidency of the European Commission
     Fact sheet President Bush Meets with President Sarkozy of France and President Barroso of the European Commission
     Fact sheet In Focus: Economy
 
October 17, 2008
President Bush Discusses the Economy
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     Fact sheet Fact Sheet: Plan To Stabilize Financial System Is Limited In Size, Scope, And Duration
     Fact sheet In Focus: Economy
President Bush Discusses the Visa Waiver Program
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     Fact sheet Fact Sheet: Extending Travel Opportunities to Our Allies
Fact Sheet: Helping Responsible Homeowners Avoid Foreclosure
     Fact sheet In Focus: Homeownership
Fact Sheet: Plan To Stabilize Financial System Is Limited In Size, Scope, And Duration
     Fact sheet President Bush Discusses the Economy
     Fact sheet In Focus: Economy
Fact Sheet: Extending Travel Opportunities to Our Allies
     Fact sheet President Bush Discusses the Visa Waiver Program
Statement on Presidential Determination Regarding Brazil Air Bridge Denial (ABD) Program
Notice: Continuation of the National Emergency with Respect to Significant Narcotics Traffickers Centered in Colombia
Text of a Letter from the President to the Speaker of the House of Representatives and the President of the Senate
Memorandum for the Commissioner of Social Security
Notice: Continuation of the National Emergency with Respect to Significant Narcotics Traffickers Centered in Colombia
 
President George W. Bush signs H.R. 7222, the Andean Trade Preference Act Extension Thursday, Oct. 16, 2008, in the Eisenhower Executive Office Building. The bill will extend the Generalized Systems of Preferences (GSP), designed to help developing countries expand their market presence and strengthen their economies, and the Andean Trade Pact, which waives duties on imports from Bolivia, Colombia, Ecuador, and Peru in accordance with a 1991 law. Looking on are Ambassador Susan Schwab, the U.S. Trade Representative, U.S. Secretary of Commerce Carlos Gutierrez and U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice. White House photo by Eric Draper October 16, 2008
President Bush Signs H.R. 7222, the Andean Trade Preference Act Extension
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     Fact sheet Fact Sheet: Creating New Opportunities for Consumers and Businesses Around the World
     Fact sheet In Focus: International Trade
Fact Sheet: Creating New Opportunities for Consumers and Businesses Around the World
     Fact sheet President Bush Signs H.R. 7222, the Andean Trade Preference Act Extension
     Fact sheet In Focus: International Trade
President Bush Signs H.R. 2095, H.R. 6296, H.R. 6531, and H.R. 7084
National Forest Products Week, 2008
National Character Counts Week, 2008
 
President George W. Bush addresses the media prior to the start of his Cabinet meeting Wednesday, Oct. 15, 2008, at the White House. Said the President, "I called my Cabinet together for them to get a full understanding of the extraordinary actions we've taken. Many of the Cabinet members are involved in helping make sure this economy is strong in the future -- no Cabinet member more involved than Secretary Paulson. And we have taken extraordinary measures because these are extraordinary circumstances."  White House photo by Eric Draper October 15, 2008
President Bush Meets with Cabinet
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     Fact sheet In Focus: Economy
President Bush Visits Ada, Michigan, Discusses Economy
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     Fact sheet In Focus: Economy
President Bush Participates in Video Teleconference with Iraq Provincial Reconstruction Team Leaders and Brigade Combat Commanders
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     Fact sheet Fact Sheet: Success of the Surge Allows Political Improvements in Iraq
     Fact sheet In Focus: Iraq
G8 Leaders Statement on the Global Economy
     Fact sheet In Focus: Economy
     Fact sheet In Focus: Global Diplomacy
Fact Sheet: Success of the Surge Allows Political Improvements in Iraq
     Fact sheet President Bush Participates in Video Teleconference with Iraq Provincial Reconstruction Team Leaders and Brigade Combat Commanders
     Fact sheet In Focus: Iraq
Memorandum for the Secretary of State and the Secretary of Defense
President Bush Signs H.J.Res. 100, H.R. 1714, H.R. 4544, H.R. 6045, H.R. 6063, H.R. 6073, H.R. 6083, H.R. 6353, H.R. 6469, H.R. 6524, H.R. 7082, H.R. 7177, and S. 3641 Into Law
 
President George W. Bush delivers a statement on the economy Tuesday, Oct. 14, 2008, from the Rose Garden of the White House. In announcing new measures America is taking to implement the G7 action plan and strengthen banks across the country, the President said, "It will take time for our efforts to have their full impact, but the American people can have confidence about our long-term economic future. We have a strategy that is broad, that is flexible, and that is aimed at the root cause of our problem. Nations around the world are working together to overcome this challenge. And with confidence and determination, we will return our economies to the path of growth and prosperity."  White House photo by Eric Draper October 14, 2008
President Bush Discusses Economy
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     Fact sheet In Focus: Economy
President Bush Welcomes Stanley Cup Champion Detroit Red Wings to White House
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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
President Bush Signs S. 3550 Into Law
White Cane Safety Day, 2008
President Bush to Welcome President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf of Liberia
Statement by the President on H.R. 928, the "Inspector General Reform Act of 2008"
Statement by the President on S. 3001, the "Duncan Hunter National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2009"
President Bush Signs H.R. 1594, H.R. 2786, H.R. 6098, H.R. 7198, S. 906, S. 1276, and S. 2304 Into Law
 
President George W. Bush and Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi raise their glasses in a toast Monday evening, Oct. 13, 2008, during a State Dinner in honor of Prime Minister Berlusconi's visit to the White House. White House photo by Joyce N. Boghosian October 13, 2008
President Bush Welcomes Prime Minister Berlusconi of Italy to the White House
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     Fact sheet Welcoming Prime Minister Berlusconi of Italy
President Bush Participates in Joint Statement with Prime Minister Berlusconi of Italy
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     Fact sheet In Focus: Welcoming Prime Minister Berlusconi of Italy
President Bush and Prime Minister Berlusconi of Italy Exchange Toasts
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     Fact sheet In Focus: Welcoming Prime Minister Berlusconi of Italy
Statement by Press Secretary Dana Perino
Fact Sheet: Protecting American Innovation
 
October 11, 2008
President Bush Meets with G7 Finance Ministers to Discuss World Economy
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     Fact sheet In Focus: Economy
President's Radio Address
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     Fact sheet In Focus: Economy
 
President George W. Bush addresses his remarks on the economy Friday morning, Oct. 10, 2008, in the Rose Garden at the White House. President Bush said that he understands that the startling drop in the stock market over the past few days has been a deeply unsettling period for the American people, but they need to know that the United States government is acting, and will continue to act to resolve this crisis and restore stability to our markets. White House photo by David Bohrer October 10, 2008
President Bush Discusses the Economy
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     Fact sheet In Focus: Economy
President Bush Meets with Cuban American Community Leaders
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Statement by Press Secretary Dana Perino
National School Lunch Week, 2008
General Pulaski Memorial Day, 2008
Columbus Day, 2008
Statement by Assistant to the President for Domestic Policy Karl Zinsmeister on Sanctity of Marriage
 
President George W. Bush is joined by Colombian musician Andres Cabas as they wave to invited guests, following Cabas and his band's performance Thursday, Oct. 9, 2008 on the South Lawn of the White House, during the celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month.  White House photo by Eric Draper October 9, 2008
President Bush Celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month
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     Fact sheet National Hispanic Heritage Month, 2008
President Bush Meets with President Gasparovic of the Slovak Republic
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President Bush Signs H.R. 2851 and S. 2840 Into Law
Executive Order: Facilitation of a Presidential Transition
Memorandum for the Secretary of State
Personnel Announcement
Statement on Federal Disaster Assistance for Kentucky
Statement on Federal Disaster Assistance for Oklahoma
Setting the Record Straight: Six Years of Unheeded Warnings for GSE Reform
     Fact sheet In Focus: Setting the Record Straight
     Fact sheet In Focus: Economy
 
President George W. Bush welcomes guests to the East Room of the White House prior to signing H.R. 7081, The United States-India Nuclear Cooperation Approval and Nonproliferation Enhancement Act, Wednesday, Oct. 8, 2008, in the East Room at the White House. White House photo by Eric Draper October 8, 2008
President Bush Signs H.R. 7081, the United States-India Nuclear Cooperation Approval and Nonproliferation Enhancement Act
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     Fact sheet Statement by the President on the Occasion of Signing H.R. 7081
President Bush to Deliver Keynote Speech at White House Summit on International Development: Sustaining the New Era
Statement by the President on the Occasion of Signing H.R. 7081
     Fact sheet President Bush Signs H.R. 7081, the United States-India Nuclear Cooperation Approval and Nonproliferation Enhancement Act
Leif Erikson Day, 2008
Statement by Press Secretary Dana Perino
Statement on Federal Disaster Assistance for North Carolina
Statement on Additional Federal Disaster Assistance for Texas
Statement on Additional Federal Disaster Assistance for Louisiana
 
President George W. Bush is presented a team jacket from Paralympian Jennifer Armbruster after delivering his remarks to members of the 2008 United States Summer Olympic and Paralympic Teams Tuesday, Oct. 7, 2008, on the South Lawn of the White House.  White House photo by Eric Draper October 7, 2008
President Bush Discusses Emergency Economic Stabilization Act of 2008
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     Fact sheet Fact Sheet: Taking Urgently Needed Action to Stabilize Our Markets
     Fact sheet In Focus: Economy
President Bush Welcomes Members of the 2008 United States Summer Olympic and Paralympic Teams to the White House
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     Fact sheet Summer Olympics 2008
Presidential Message: Yom Kippur, 5769
Fact Sheet: Taking Urgently Needed Action to Stabilize Our Markets
     Fact sheet President Bush Discusses Emergency Economic Stabilization Act of 2008
     Fact sheet In Focus: Economy
Executive Order: Further Amendments to Executive Orders 12139 and 12949 in Light of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act of 1978 Amendments Act of 2008
Statement by Press Secretary Dana Perino
President Bush Signs H.R. 923, H.R. 1199, H.R. 5834, H.R. 5975, H.R. 6092, H.R. 6437, H.R. 6889, H.R. 6893, S. 3015, S. 3082 Into Law
 
President George W. Bush acknowledges the applause of the audience at his introduction to address a legal conference on judicial accomplishments and philosophy Monday, Oct. 6, 2008, in Cincinnati.  White House photo by Eric Draper October 6, 2008
President Bush Discusses Judicial Accomplishments and Philosophy
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     Fact sheet Fact Sheet: Judges Who Honor the Constitution
     Fact sheet In Focus: Judicial Nominations
President Bush Meets with Small Business Owners in Texas, Discusses Economy
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     Fact sheet In Focus: Economy
Memorandum for the Secretary of State
Personnel Announcement
 
October 4, 2008
President Bush Visits Midland, Texas
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President's Radio Address
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     Fact sheet In Focus: Economy
 
October 3, 2008
President Bush Discusses Emergency Economic Stabilization Act of 2008
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     Fact sheet In Focus: Economy
President Bush Visits Department of the Treasury
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     Fact sheet In Focus: Economy
Fact Sheet: Safeguarding the Financial Future of American Workers and Families
     Fact sheet In Focus: Economy
Statement on Federal Disaster Assistance for New Hampshire
President Bush to Welcome Prime Minister Tillman Thomas of Grenada
Fire Prevention Week, 2008
Memorandum for the Director of National Intelligence
Fact Sheet: Hunting, Wildlife, and Habitat
     Fact sheet In Focus: White House Conference on North American Wildlife
President Bush Signs H.R. 1424 Into Law
German-American Day, 2008
Child Health Day, 2008
President Bush Signs H.R. 3986, S. 1760, S. 2135, S.J.Res. 35, S.J.Res. 45 Into Law
Memorandum for the Secretary of State
Statement on Federal Disaster Assistance for Illinois
 
President George W. Bush delivers remarks during a meeting with representatives of American businesses on the Economic Rescue Package Thursday, Oct. 2, 2008, in the Eisenhower Executive Office Building. The President said, "I want to thank the job creators who have joined me here today to talk about the state of the economy and the need for the House of Representatives to pass the bill that passed the Senate last night with an overwhelming bipartisan majority."  White House photo by Eric Draper October 2, 2008
President Bush Meets with Representatives of American Businesses on the Economic Rescue Package
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     Fact sheet In Focus: Economy
President Bush Signs H.R. 5551, H.R. 5893 and S. 996 Into Law
Message to the Congress of the United States
Statement by the President on Senate Confirmation of Jim Jeffrey to be the United States Ambassador to Turkey
Statement by the President on Senate Confirmation of General David D. McKiernan as Commander of U.S. Forces-Afghanistan
     Fact sheet In Focus: Afghanistan
 
President George W. Bush welcomes General David D. McKiernan, Commander for NATO International Security Assistance Force in Afghanistan, to the Oval Office Wednesday, Oct. 1, 2008. White House photo by Eric Draper October 1, 2008
President Bush Meets with General David McKiernan, Commander for NATO International Security Assistance Force in Afghanistan
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     Fact sheet In Focus: Afghanistan
President Bush Attends United States Service Organizations World Gala
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President Bush Signs S. 3009 Into Law
President Bush to Welcome President Ivan Gasparovic of Slovak Republic
Statement on Federal Disaster Assistance for Puerto Rico
President Bush Signs H.R. 2608, S. 171, S. 2339, and S. 3241 Into Law
Personnel Announcement
Nomination Sent to the Senate
National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, 2008
National Disability Employment Awareness Month, 2008
National Domestic Violence Awareness Month, 2008
Statement by the President on Senate Passing the United States-India Nuclear Cooperation Approval and Nonproliferation Enhancement Act, H.R. 7081
Statement by the President on Senate for Strong Bipartisan Vote in Favor of the Financial Rescue Plan
     Fact sheet In Focus: Economy