President George W. Bush meets with democratic members of Congress to discuss the legislation before Congress to create a department of Homeland Security in the Cabinet Room Wednesday, July 24. "And I want to thank the leaders who are here for their willingness to put partisanship aside and focus on what's best for the American people. I believe we're going to get a good bill on Friday out of the House. I ask the Senate to vote on the bill before they go home for their August vacation," said President Bush. White House photo by Tina Hager.