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For Immediate Release
Office of the Press Secretary
September 14, 2006

President Meets with House Republican Conference at the U.S. Capitol
The United States Capitol

10:44 A.M. EDT

THE PRESIDENT: Thank you very much, it's an honor to meet with the Capitol press corps, and a few White House -- a few White House folks scattered in. Just had a great visit with House members -- House Republican members. I talked about a lot of issues and answered questions. I thanked them for the House Armed Services Committee passing a very important piece of legislation in a bipartisan fashion that will give us the tools and wherewithal to protect this country. I reminded them that the most important job of government is to protect the homeland, and yesterday they advanced an important piece of legislation to do just that. I'll continue to work with members of the Congress to get good legislation so we can do our duty.

President George W. Bush makes remarks to reporters on Capitol Hill after meeting Thursday, Sept. 14, 2006, with the House Republican conference. The President said he had a great visit and that he had reminded the House members "that the most important job of government is to protect the homeland."  White House photo by Eric Draper It's nice seeing you all. Thank you very much.

END 10:45 A.M. EDT