President George W. Bush speaks with Pvt. 1st Class Phillip Ramsey after signing The Emergency Supplemental Appropriations Act for Defense and for The Reconstruction of Iraq and Afghanistan in the East Room Nov. 6, 2003. Today, the United States is making a critical financial commitment to this global strategy to defeat terror. Were supporting our servicemen and women in the field of battle. Were supporting reconstruction and the emergence of democratic institutions in a vital area of the world, said President Bush during the signing ceremony.