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News Archive - February 2003

News releases for February 2003

President George W. Bush delivers remarks to new employees of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security at the Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center in Washington, D.C., Friday, Feb. 28, 2003.   White House photo by Paul Morse February 28, 2003
President Welcomes Employees to Department of Homeland Security
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Personnel Announcement
Executive Order Amendment of Executive Orders, and Other Actions, in Connection with the Transfer of Certain Functions to the Secretary of Homeland Security
Homeland Security Presidential Directive/HSPD-5
Message to the Congress of the United States
Irish-American Heritage Month, 2003
American Red Cross Month, 2003
Save Your Vision Week, 2003
National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month, 2003
Women's History Month, 2003
 
President George W. Bush and President Hamid Karzai of Afghanistan walk through the colonnade after meeting in the Oval Office Thursday, Feb. 27, 2003.  White House photo by Tina Hager February 27, 2003
Joint Statement of Attorney General John Ashcroft and Secretary of Homeland Security Tom Ridge
President Bush Meets with President Karzai of Afghanistan en Español
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Notice: Continuation of the National Emergency Relating to Cuba and of the Emergency Authority Relating to the Regulation of the Anchorage and Movement of Vessels
Nominations Sent to the Senate
Statement by the President
Statement by the Press Secretary
Statement by the President
Message to the Congress of the United States
President's Remarks After Meeting with President Karzai of Afghanistan 02/27/03
Joint Statement Between the United States of America and Afghanistan
National Humanities Medal Winners for 2003
Statement by the President
Statement by the President
 
President George W. Bush speaks at the American Enterprise Institute's annual dinner in Washington, D.C., Wednesday, Feb. 26, 2003.  White House photo by Paul Morse February 26, 2003
President Discusses the Future of Iraq
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President Calls for Action on Judicial Nominee en Español
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     Fact sheet Policy in Focus: Judicial Nominations
Statement by the Press Secretary
Personnel Announcement
 
As Treasury Secretary John Snow, left, Director of National Economic Council Stephen Friedman, center, and Commerce Secretary Don Evans sit by his side, President George W. Bush takes a few questions from the media during a meeting with the National Economic Council in the Cabinet Room Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2003.  White House photo by Eric Draper February 25, 2003
President Meets with National Economic Council en Español
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Trafficking in Persons National Security Presidential Directive
Statement by the Press Secretary
Nominations Sent to the Senate
Personnel Announcement
Message to the Senate of the United States
Message to the Congress of the United States
 
President George W. Bush poses with Andy Groom, captain of Ohio State University's football team, during a visit to the White House by the NCAA Fall Champions Monday, Feb. 24, 2003.   White House photo by Tina Hager February 24, 2003
President Welcomes NCAA Champs en Español
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President Bush Discusses Priorities with Nation's Governors en Español
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President's Remarks to Governors 2/24/03
Personnel Announcement
Briefing on Humanitarian Reconstruction Issues
Press Briefing Excerpts - 2/24/03
Press Briefing by Dr. Condoleezza Rice
 
February 23, 2003
Remarks by the President in An Exchange of Toasts at the State Dinner for the Nation's Governors
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President George W. Bush and President Jose Maria Aznar of Spain shake hands at the end a joint press conference at the Bush Ranch in Crawford, Texas, Saturday, Feb. 22, 2003.  White House photo by Eric Draper February 22, 2003
President Bush Meets with Spanish President Jose Maria Aznar
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President's Weekly Radio Address en Español
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     Fact sheet Policy in Focus: Judicial Nominations
 
President George W. Bush calls United Nations Secretary General Kofi Annan from the Bush Ranch in Crawford, Texas, Friday, Feb. 21, 2003.  White House photo by Eric Draper February 21, 2003
Statement by the Press Secretary
 
President George W. Bush greets Freedom Corps volunteer Robert Langley in Marietta, Ga., Thursday, Feb. 20, 2003.   White House photo by Eric Draper February 20, 2003
President Meets with Small Business Owners in Georgia en Español
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     Fact sheet In Focus: Jobs and Economy
Statement by the Press Secretary
Text of a Letter from the President to the Speaker of the House of Representatives and the Chairman of the Senate Committee on Foreign Relations
Presidential Letter
Statement by the President
Statement by the President
Personnel Announcement
 
President George W. Bush meets with NATO Secretary General Lord Robertson in the Oval Office Wednesday, Feb 19, 2003.  White House photo by Eric Draper February 19, 2003
President Welcomes NATO's Defense Planning Committee Decision
President Bush to Meet with Spanish President Aznar in Crawford
Department of Homeland Security Launches Citizen Preparedness Campaign
President Bush Meets with NATO Secretary General Lord Robertson
 
President George W. Bush presides over the swearing-in of William Donaldson as the new chairman of the Securities and Exchange Commission in the Roosevelt Room Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2003.  White House photo by Tina Hager February 18, 2003
New SEC Chairman Sworn-In en Español
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February 15, 2003
President's Weekly Radio Address en Español
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February 14, 2003
President Speaks at FBI on New Terrorist Threat Integration Center en Español
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Fact Sheet: Strengthening Intelligence to Better Protect America
Nominations Sent to the Senate
President Bush Releases National Strategy for Combating Terrorism
Strategies for Securing Cyberspace and Protection of Infrastructure Released
VP's Remarks at Public Safety Officer Awards
Personnel Announcement
 
President George W. Bush shares a light moment after lunch with sailors aboard the USS Philippine Sea at Naval Station Mayport in Mayport, Fla., Thursday, Feb. 13, 2003.  White House photo by Eric Draper February 13, 2003
President Salutes Sailors at Naval Station Mayport in Jacksonville en Español
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President Bush to Meet with Rwandan President
President Participates in Forum with Small Business Owners
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     Fact sheet In Focus: Small Business
     Fact sheet In Focus: Jobs and Economy
President Commends Congress for Completing 2003 Appropriations Bills
President Commends Senate for Confirming Donaldson as Chairman of SEC
President Commends House for Passing Welfare Reform Legislation
Statement by the Press Secretary
Statement by the Press Secretary
Statement on H.R. 16
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
Memorandum for the Secretary of State and the Secretary of Defense
Personnel Announcement
 
President George W. Bush meets with small investors at Charles Schwab and Company in Alexandria, Va., Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2003.   White House photo by Tina Hager February 12, 2003
President Bush Meets with Small Investors en Español
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     Fact sheet In Focus: Jobs and Economy
Statement by the President
Text of a Letter to the President
Presidential Letter
Personnel Announcement
Memorandum for the Secretary of Veterans Affairs
Nominations Sent to the Senate
Memorandum for the Secretary of Education, Health and Human Services, Labor, and the Commissioner of Social Security en Español
Speech by Deputy National Security Advisor Stephen Hadley
 
President George W. Bush addresses the media during a bipartisan meeting on Welfare Reform in the Cabinet Room Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2003.  White House photo by Tina Hager February 11, 2003
President Commemorates Eid al-Adha
Message to the Senate of the United States
Nominations Sent to the Senate
Personnel Announcement
Statement by the President en Español
President Urges Immediate Senate Action on Judicial Nomination en Español
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     Fact sheet Policy in Focus: Judicial Nominations
 
President George W. Bush speaks at the 2003 National Religious Broadcasters Convention at Opryland in Nashville, Tenn., Monday, Feb. 10, 2003.  White House photo by Tina Hager February 10, 2003
President Bush Discusses Faith-Based Initiative in Tennessee en Español
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     Fact sheet Faith-Based and Community Initiatives
President's Remarks at Religious Broadcasters' Convention
President Bush Meets with Prime Minister Howard of Australia
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Personnel Announcement
 
February 9, 2003
President Says "It is a Moment of Truth" for UN
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February 8, 2003
President's Radio Address en Español
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Statement by the President
 
Standing with President George W. Bush, Secretary of Treasury John Snow addresses the media after his swearing-in ceremony at The Treasury Building Friday, Feb. 7, 2003.   White House photo by Paul Morse February 7, 2003
President Welcomes Treasury Secretary John Snow to Cabinet
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President Bush: "This is a Defining Moment for the U.N. Security Council"
Homeland Security Threat Level Raised to Orange
Establishment of the Governors Island National Monument
Statement by the Press Secretary
Are You Ready?
Personnel Announcement
 
As Secretary of State Colin Powell stands by his side, President George W. Bush discusses Iraq's illegal weapons programs in the Roosevelt Room Thursday, Feb. 6, 2003. "The Iraqi regime has actively and secretly attempted to obtain equipment needed to produce chemical, biological and nuclear weapons. Firsthand witnesses have informed us that Iraq has at least seven mobile factories for the production of biological agents, equipment mounted on trucks and rails to evade discovery," said the President.  White House photo by Paul Morse February 6, 2003
President Bush: "World Can Rise to This Moment"
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Hydrogen Fuel Initiative Can Make "Fundamental Difference" en Español
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President Bush Addresses the 51st Annual Prayer Breakfast en Español
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Fact Sheet: Hydrogen Fuel: a Clean and Secure Energy Future
Vice President Cheney Speaks at Space Shuttle Columbia Ceremony
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Nominations Sent to the Senate
Personnel Announcement
Emergency Declaration on Shuttle Columbia
President to Make State Visit to Canada
 
President George W. Bush watches at the White House the broadcast of Secretary of State Colin Powell's address at the United Nations Wednesday, February 5, 2003.  White House photo by Eric Draper February 5, 2003
Secretary of State Addresses the U.N. Security Council en Español
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Statement by the Press Secretary
Statement by the President
Message to the Congress of the United States
Message to the Congress of the United States
President Bush Welcomes the Unanimous Vote Today by the Senate
Personnel Announcement
 
Speaking to the memory of the seven astronauts who lost their lives in Space Shuttle Columbia disaster, President George W. Bush addresses the nation's loss during a memorial service at the NASA Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center Tuesday, Feb. 4, 2003. "This cause of exploration and discovery is not an option we choose; it is a desire written in the human heart. We are that part of creation which seeks to understand all creation," said the President. "We find the best among us, send them forth into unmapped darkness, and pray they will return. They go in peace for all mankind, and all mankind is in their debt."   White House photo by Paul Morse February 4, 2003
President Bush Attends Memorial Service for Columbia Astronauts en Español
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President Bush Announces Intention to Nominate
President Bush to Welcome PM Howard
President Bush Announces Intention to Nominate
Message to the Congress of the United States
Nominations Sent to the Senate
Message to the Congress of the United States
Statement of Federal Assistance for Oklahoma
 
As Secretary of Homeland Security Tom Ridge, left, and Secretary of Health and Human Services Tommy Thompson listen, President George W. Bush discusses plans to protect America against biological attack at the Vaccine Research Center of the National Institute of Health in Bethesda Md., Monday, Feb. 3, 2003. "Project BioShield will give our scientific leaders greater authority and flexibility in decisions that may affect our security," explained the President. "Our labs will be able to hire the experts, get more funding quickly, and build the best facilities to accelerate urgently needed discoveries."  White House photo by Paul Morse February 3, 2003
President's Fiscal Year 2004 Budget Message
     Fact sheet Fact Sheet: President Bush's 2004 Budget
     Fact sheet President's Fiscal Year 2004 Budget
President Discusses Measures to Protect the Homeland from Bioterrorism en Español
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President Announces State Visit of Philippine President
Remarks by the President and His Majesty, King Hamad of Bahrain
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Fact Sheet: Keeping Our Promise to Americas Seniors
 
Honoring the seven astronauts who lost their lives aboard the Space Shuttle Columbia on Saturday, Feb. 1, 2003, the American flag continues to be flown at half-staff over the White House Monday, Feb. 3. President George W. Bush has directed the government to fly the flag at half-staff through Wednesday, Feb. 5.  White House photo by Paul Morse February 1, 2003
President Addresses Nation on Space Shuttle Columbia Tragedy en Español
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President Orders Flags Flown at Half-Staff in Honor of Columbia Disaster en Español
Radio Address of the President to the Nation en Español
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Memorandum for FEMA Director