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News Archive - May 2007

News releases for May 2007

President George W. Bush delivers remarks on the United States International Development Agenda Thursday, May 31, 2007, at the Ronald Reagan Building and International Center in Washington, D.C. "We're blessed to live in the world's most prosperous nation," said the President. "And I believe we have a special responsibility to help those who are not as blessed. It is the call to share our prosperity with others, and to reach out to brothers and sisters in need."  White House photo by Shealah Craighead May 31, 2007
President Bush Discusses United States International Development Agenda
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     Fact sheet Fact Sheet: Commitment to International Development
President Bush Meets with Iraq President Talabani
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     Fact sheet In Focus: Global Diplomacy
President Bush to Welcome Prime Minister Olmert of Israel
Statement by the Press Secretary on the President's National Parks Centennial Initiative
Fact Sheet: Establishing a Merit-Based System for Future Immigration
     Fact sheet In Focus: Immigration
Fact Sheet: A New International Climate Change Framework
     Fact sheet In Focus: Environment
Fact Sheet: Commitment to International Development
National Oceans Month, 2007
Black Music Month, 2007
National Child's Day 2007
Personnel Announcement
Personnel Announcement
Personnel Announcement
 
President George W. Bush holds Baron Mosima Loyiso Tantoh in the Rose Garden of the White House Wednesday, May 30, 2007, after delivering a statement on PEPFAR, the President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief. Baron's mother, Kunene Tantoh, representing Mothers to Mothers, an organization which provides treatment and support services for HIV-positive mothers in South Africa, joined President Bush with other guests in the Rose Garden for the statement. White House photo by Eric Draper May 30, 2007
President Bush Announces Five-Year, $30 Billion HIV/AIDS Plan
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     Fact sheet Fact Sheet: President Bush Announces Five-Year, $30 Billion HIV/AIDS Plan
     Fact sheet In Focus: HIV/AIDS
President Bush Nominates Robert Zoellick As President Of The World Bank
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President Bush to Welcome Russian President Vladimir Putin
Fact Sheet: Holding Employers Accountable for the Workers They Hire
     Fact sheet In Focus: Immigration
Remarks by the President at New Jersey Republican Committee Reception
Personnel Announcement
 
President George W. Bush reaches up to shake the hand of a youngster Tuesday, May 29, 2007, after delivering remarks on comprehensive immigration reform during a visit to the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center in Glynco, Ga.  White House photo by Eric Draper May 29, 2007
President Bush Discusses Comprehensive Immigration Reform in Glynco, Georgia
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     Fact sheet Fact Sheet: Securing the Border First
     Fact sheet In Focus: Immigration
President Bush Briefed on Georgia and Florida Wildfires
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President Bush Discusses Genocide in Darfur, Implements Sanctions
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     Fact sheet Fact Sheet: Fighting Genocide in Darfur
     Fact sheet In Focus: Africa
 
President George W. Bush is joined by Major General Guy Swan III, left, commander of the Military District of Washington, during the Memorial Day commemoration wreath laying ceremony at the Tomb of the Unknowns Monday, May 28, 2007, at Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, VA. White House photo by Chris Greenberg May 28, 2007
President Bush Commemorates Memorial Day at Arlington National Cemetery
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President George W. Bush welcomes members of the Rolling Thunder motorcycle organization to the White House Sunday, May 27, 2007. This Memorial Day marks Rolling Thunder’s 20th year supporting U.S. troops at home, abroad and missing in action.  White House photo by Chris Greenberg May 26, 2007
President's Radio Address
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     Fact sheet In Focus: Veterans
Vice President's Remarks at the United States Military Academy Commencement
 
May 25, 2007
President Bush Visits with Soldiers, Sailors, Marines and Their Families
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President's Statement on Congressional Passage of the War Supplemental
Immigration Fact Check: Responding to Key Myths
     Fact sheet In Focus: Immigration
President Signs into Law H.R. 988
President Signs U.S. Troop Readiness, Veterans’ Care, Katrina Recovery, and Iraq Accountability Appropriations Act
Great Outdoors Month, 2007
Statement on Federal Disaster Assistance for Kentucky
Statement on Federal Disaster Assistance for Iowa
Statement on Federal Disaster Assistance for Rhode Island
 
President George W. Bush listens to a question Thursday, May 24, 2007, during a press conference in the Rose Garden. The President said, "Today, Congress will vote on legislation that provides our troops with the funds they need. It makes clear that our Iraqi partners must demonstrate progress on security and reconciliation. As a result, we removed the arbitrary timetables for withdrawal and the restrictions on our military commanders that some in Congress have supported."  White House photo by Chris Greenberg May 24, 2007
Press Conference by the President
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President Bush Nominates Dr. James Holsinger Jr. as Surgeon General
Nominations Sent to the Senate
Personnel Announcement
 
President George W. Bush addresses his remarks to U.S. Coast Guard Academy graduates Wednesday, May 23, 2007, in New London, Conn., where President Bush honored the USCG saying, “When storms and floods and tragedy strike, Americans know that they can count on the United States Coast Guard.” White House photo by Joyce N. Boghosian May 23, 2007
President Bush Delivers Commencement Address at United States Coast Guard Academy
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     Fact sheet Fact Sheet: Keeping America Safe From Attack
Statement by the President on the Decline of U.S. Carbon Dioxide Emissions for 2006
Fact Sheet: A Record of Achievement on Border Security and Worksite Enforcement
     Fact sheet In Focus: Immigration
Nomination and Withdrawals Sent to the Senate
Personnel Announcement
 
May 22, 2007
Fact Sheet: Immigration Fact Check: Responding to Key Myths
     Fact sheet In Focus: Immigration
Fact Sheet: Border Security and Immigration Reform Agreement Overcomes 1986 Mistakes
     Fact sheet In Focus: Immigration
Personnel Announcement
Nominations Sent to the Senate
Statement on Federal Disaster Assistance for South Dakota
 
President George W. Bush shakes hands with NATO Secretary General Jaap de Hoop Scheffer Monday, May 21, 2007, as the two wound up a visit to the Bush Ranch in Crawford, Texas. The President thanked the Secretary-General for his leadership and called him a "strong advocate of fighting terror, spreading freedom, helping the oppressed and modernizing this important alliance." White House photo by Shealah Craighead May 21, 2007
President Bush Participates in Joint Press Availability with NATO Secretary General de Hoop Scheffer
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     Fact sheet In Focus: Global Diplomacy
Notice: Continuation of the National Emergency Protecting the Development Fund for Iraq and Certain Other Property in Which Iraq Has An Interest
Message to the Congress of the United States
Nominations Sent to the Senate
 
President George W. Bush and Mrs. Laura Bush stand with NATO Secretary-General Jaap de Hoop Scheffer and wife, Jeannine, Sunday, May 20, 2007, after their arrival in Crawford, Texas. White House photo by Shealah Craighead May 20, 2007
President's Statement on Anniversary of Cuba's Independence
 
May 19, 2007
President's Radio Address
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     Fact sheet In Focus: Immigration
 
May 18, 2007
World Trade Week, 2007
National Maritime Day, 2007
Myth/Fact: Ten Key Myths About the Border Security and Immigration Reform Agreement
     Fact sheet In Focus: Immigration
National Hurricane Preparedness Week, 2007
 
President George W. Bush, center, joined by Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff, left, and Commerce Secretary Carlos Gutierrez, right, makes a statement on immigration reform Thursday, May 17, 2007 on the South Lawn of the White House. "I want to thank the members of the Senate who worked hard, said President Bush. "I appreciate the leadership shown on both sides of the aisle. As I reflect upon this important accomplishment, important first step toward a comprehensive immigration bill, it reminds me of how much the Americans appreciate the fact that we can work together -- when we work together they see positive things."  White House photo by Joyce N. Boghosian May 17, 2007
President Bush Participates in Joint Press Availability with United Kingdom Prime Minister Blair
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     Fact sheet In Focus: Global Diplomacy
President Bush Discusses Comprehensive Immigration Bill
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     Fact sheet Fact Sheet: Border Security and Immigration Reform
     Fact sheet President's Statement on Bipartisan Immigration System Proposal
     Fact sheet In Focus: Immigration
President's Statement on Bipartisan Immigration System Proposal
     Fact sheet President Bush Discusses Comprehensive Immigration Bill
     Fact sheet In Focus: Immigration
President Bush Attends Joint Reserve Officer Training Corps Commissioning Ceremony
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Statement by the Press Secretary
Executive Order: National Security Professional Development
Statement on Continuation of the National Emergency with Respect to Burma
Message to the Congress of the United States
Notice: Continuation of the National Emergency with Respect to Burma
Personnel Announcement
 
President George W. Bush participates in a roundtable discussion on comprehensive immigration reform and employment eligibility verification Wednesday, May 16, 2007, at the Embassy Suites Washington, D.C.-Convention Center.  White House photo by Joyce N. Boghosian May 16, 2007
President Bush Participates in Roundtable on Employment Eligibility Verification System
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     Fact sheet In Focus: Immigration
Executive Order: Protecting American Taxpayers From Payment of Contingency Fees
Statement on Federal Disaster Assistance for Massachusetts
Personnel Announcement
Nominations Sent to the Senate
 
President George W. Bush and Prime Minister Fredrik Reinfeldt of Sweden meet with the press in the Oval Office Tuesday, May 15, 2007. White House photo by Eric Draper May 15, 2007
President Bush Attends the Annual Peace Officers' Memorial Service
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     Fact sheet Peace Officers' Memorial Day and Police Week, 2007
President Bush Welcomes Prime Minister Fredrik Reinfeldt of Sweden to the White House
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     Fact sheet In Focus: Global Diplomacy
President's Statement on Advancing U.S. Interests in the World's Oceans
President and Mrs. Bush Saddened by Death of Jerry Falwell
President Bush Names Lieutenant General Douglas Lute as Assistant to the President and Deputy National Security Advisor for Iraq and Afghanistan
     Fact sheet Fact Sheet: Lieutenant General Douglas E. Lute: Experience and Authority
Fact Sheet: Lieutenant General Douglas E. Lute: Experience and Authority
Prayer for Peace, Memorial Day, 2007
Message to the Congress of the United States
Personnel Announcement
 
President George W. Bush delivers a statement on CAFE and alternative fuel standards Monday, May 14, 2007, in the Rose Garden. Pictured with President Bush are, from left: Energy Deputy Secretary Clay Sell, Transportation Secretary Mary Peters, EPA Administrator Stephen Johnson and Agricultural Secretary Mike Johanns. “Our dependence on oil creates a threat to America's national security, because it leaves us more vulnerable to hostile regimes, and to terrorists who could attack oil infrastructure,” said President Bush. White House photo by Joyce N. Boghosian May 14, 2007
President Bush Discusses CAFE and Alternative Fuel Standards
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     Fact sheet Fact Sheet: Twenty in Ten: Strengthening Energy Security and Addressing Climate Change
     Fact sheet Executive Order: Cooperation Among Agencies in Protecting the Environment with Respect to Greenhouse Gas Emissions From Motor Vehicles, Nonroad Vehicles, and Nonroad Engines
     Fact sheet In Focus: Energy
Interview of the Vice President by Bret Baier, FOX News
Briefing by Conference Call on the President's Announcement on CAFE and Alternative Fuel Standards
     Fact sheet President Bush Discusses CAFE and Alternative Fuel Standards
     Fact sheet Fact Sheet: Twenty in Ten: Strengthening Energy Security and Addressing Climate Change
     Fact sheet In Focus: Energy
 
President George W. Bush speaks Sunday, May 13, 2007, at Anniversary Park in Williamsburg, Va., where he and Mrs. Laura Bush joined in the 400th anniversary celebration of the Jamestown Settlement. "The story of Jamestown will always have a special place in American history.It's a story of hardship overcome by resolve," said the President. "It's a story of the Tidewater settlement that laid the foundation of our great democracy." White House photo by Eric Draper May 13, 2007
President Bush Celebrates America's 400th Anniversary in Jamestown
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May 12, 2007
President's Radio Address
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     Fact sheet In Focus: Immigration
 
President George W. Bush congratulates military spouse Michael Winton of Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, as Winton is presented with the President’s Volunteer Service Award Friday, May 11, 2007, in the East Room of the White House during a celebration of Military Spouse Day. White House photo by Eric Draper May 11, 2007
President Bush Commemorates Military Spouse Day and Presents the President's Volunteer Service Awards
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President Bush Delivers Commencement Address at St. Vincent College
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President Bush Salutes the Virginia Tech Class of 2007
President Bush to Host Visit of Prime Minister Tony Blair
National Safe Boating Week, 2007
National Defense Transportation Day and National Transportation Week, 2007
Peace Officers' Memorial Day and Police Week, 2007
President Bush Signs H.R. 1681
Memorandum for the Secretary of State
Statement Condemning Sentencing of Political Prisoners in Syria and Vietnam
Statement on Federal Disaster Assistance for Connecticut
Vice President's Remarks at a Rally for the Troops
     Fact sheet In Focus: Defense
     Fact sheet In Focus: Renewal in Iraq
 
President George W. Bush addresses reporters following his meeting with Secretary of Defense Robert Gates and members of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Thursday, May 10, 2007, at the Pentagon in Arlington,Va., discussing the needs of our military in Iraq and Afghanistan and the latest developments in implementing the new Baghdad security plan.  White House photo by Eric Draper May 10, 2007
President Bush Participates in Briefings at U.S. Department of Defense
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     Fact sheet In Focus: Defense
President Bush Celebrates Asian Pacific American Heritage Month and Presents the President’s Volunteer Service Award
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President Bush's Statement on Open Economies
     Fact sheet Open Economies Policy Statement
     Fact sheet In Focus: Jobs & Economy
Open Economies Policy Statement
     Fact sheet President Bush's Statement on Open Economies
     Fact sheet In Focus: Jobs & Economy
Remarks by the President at the Republican National Committee Gala
President Bush Pleased by Bipartisan Free Trade Agreement
     Fact sheet In Focus: Jobs & Economy
President and Mrs. Bush to Host NATO Secretary General Jaap de Hoop Scheffer in Crawford
Military Spouse Day, 2007
Memorandum for the Secretary of State
Nominations Sent to the Senate
Vice President's Remarks at a Rally for U.S. Troops at Contingency Operating Base Speicher, Iraq
     Fact sheet In Focus: Defense
     Fact sheet In Focus: Renewal in Iraq
Interview of the Vice President by Bret Baier, FOX News
Personnel Announcement
 
President George W. Bush offers some encouragement to two employees of the John Deere dealership in Greensburg, Kansas Wednesday, May 9, 2007, during a tour of the small, Midwest community that lost nearly 95 percent of its homes and businesses in the wake of a deadly tornado.  White House photo by Eric Draper May 9, 2007
President Bush Visits Greensburg, Kansas to Survey Tornado Damage, Offer Condolences
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Vice President Cheney Travels to Iraq, Meets with Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri Al-Maliki
     Fact sheet In Focus: Renewal in Iraq
Press Gaggle by Tony Snow
Press Availability with Vice President Dick Cheney, Ambassador Ryan Crocker and General David Petraeus
     Fact sheet In Focus: Renewal in Iraq
Notice: Continuation of the National Emergency Blocking Property of Certain Persons and Prohibiting the Export of Certain Goods to Syria
Message to the Congress of the United States
National Security and Homeland Security Presidential Directive
Executive Order: Establishment of Temporary Organization to Facilitate United States Government Assistance for Transition in Iraq
 
President George W. Bush and President Rene Preval of Haiti stand in the Oval Office Tuesday, May 8, 2007, during a photo opportunity with the media. The leaders were expected to discuss a range of issues, including recent efforts by the United Nations stabilization mission in Haiti to enhance security and opportunities for promoting growth and prosperity in Haiti.  White House photo by Joyce N. Boghosian May 8, 2007
President Bush Welcomes President Preval of Haiti to the White House
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President Bush and Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II Exchange Toasts
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     Fact sheet Welcoming Queen Elizabeth II
President Bush Signs S. 521
 
President George W. Bush and Mrs. Laura Bush wave to an audience of 7,000 guests during the Arrival Ceremony for Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and His Royal Highness The Prince Philip Duke of Edinburgh Monday, May 7, 2007, on the South Lawn.  White House photo by David Bohrer May 7, 2007
President Bush Welcomes Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II to the White House
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     Fact sheet Welcoming Queen Elizabeth II
President Bush Exchanges Toasts with Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II
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     Fact sheet Welcoming Queen Elizabeth II
Nomination Sent to the Senate
Mother's Day, 2007
Personnel Announcement
 
President George W. Bush, standing with Mrs. Bush, talks about the weekend's devastating storms Sunday morning, May 6, 2007, after attending services at Saint John's Church in Washington, D.C. "Our hearts are heavy for the loss of life in Greensburg, Kansas. A tornado devastated that community. It just basically wiped it out," said the President.  White House photo by David Bohrer May 6, 2007
President Bush Discusses Tornado Devastation in Greensburg, Kansas
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     Fact sheet Statement on Federal Disaster Assistance for Kansas
Statement on Federal Disaster Assistance for Kansas
     Fact sheet President Bush Discusses Tornado Devastation in Greensburg, Kansas
 
President George W. Bush stands with member of the President's Council on Physical Fitness and Sports as he addresses the press before a bike ride in Beltsville, Md., Saturday, May 5 , 2007. "Today I'm going to ride with a group of friends on a mountain bike," said the President in his remarks about May being Physical Fitness Month, "But the message to all Americans is to find time in your schedule to walk, run, swim, bike, to take care of yourselves." White House photo by Joyce N. Boghosian May 5, 2007
President Bush Discusses Physical Fitness Month, Encourages Americans to Exercise
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President's Radio Address
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     Fact sheet In Focus: Defense
 
President George W. Bush welcomes guests to the Rose Garden at the White House Friday, May 4, 2007, to celebrate Cinco de Mayo and recognize the contributions of Mexican Americans. Members of the band Los Hermanos Mora Arriaga, who performed at the ceremony, are seen in background.  White House photo by Eric Draper May 4, 2007
President Bush Celebrates Cinco de Mayo, Discusses Immigration
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     Fact sheet Presidential Message on Cinco de Mayo
     Fact sheet In Focus: Immigration
President Bush Welcomes Prime Minister Lee of Singapore to the White House
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     Fact sheet In Focus: Global Diplomacy
President Bush's Statement on Dr. J.D. Crouch's Departure as Deputy National Security Advisor
     Fact sheet National Security Council
Vice President's Remarks Welcoming Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II
     Fact sheet Welcoming Queen Elizabeth II
President Bush to Welcome President Toomas Ilves of Estonia
President Announces Delegation to Belfast, United Kingdom to Attend the Restoration for Devolved Government in Northern Ireland
Fact Sheet: Job Creation Continues - More Than 7.8 Million Jobs Created Since August 2003
     Fact sheet In Focus: Jobs & Economy
Presidential Message on Cinco de Mayo
     Fact sheet President Bush Celebrates Cinco de Mayo, Discusses Immigration
Message to the Senate of the United States
Statement on Federal Disaster Assistance for Vermont
Personnel Announcement
 
President George W. Bush is joined by Ana Karym, left, of Hyattsville, Md., a volunteer English as a Second Language teacher, during a meeting Thursday, May 3, 2007 on immigration and assimilation at the Asamblea de Iglesias Cristianas, Centro Evangelistico in Washington, D.C. White House photo by Eric Draper May 3, 2007
President Bush Commemorates National Day of Prayer
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President Bush Discusses Comprehensive Immigration Reform with Clergy in Washington, D.C.
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     Fact sheet In Focus: Immigration
President Signs H.R. 753 and H.R. 1003
President Bush Signs H.R. 137, H.R. 727, and H.R. 1130
President's Statement on World Press Freedom Day
President and Mrs. Bush Saddened by Death of Wally Schirra
Nominations and Withdrawal Sent to the Senate
Personnel Announcement
Setting the Record Straight: Iraq Is The Central Front Of Al Qaeda's Global Campaign
     Fact sheet Setting the Record Straight
 
President George W. Bush gestures as he addresses his remarks on the U.S. economy and national security to the Associated General Contractors of America Wednesday, May 2, 2007, at the Willard Hotel in Washington, D.C. White House photo by Joyce N. Boghosian May 2, 2007
President Bush Discusses War on Terror, Economy with Associated General Contractors of America
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President Bush Welcomes President Ali Abdullah Saleh of Yemen to the White House
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President Bush Welcomes President Uribe of Colombia to the White House
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     Fact sheet In Focus: Global Diplomacy
President Bush Discusses Iraq War Supplemental with Bicameral Bipartisan Leadership
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Message to the House of Representatives
Memorandum for the Secretary of State
President Bush to Welcome President Rene Preval of Haiti to the White House
 
President George W. Bush issues a statement Tuesday, May 1, 2007, regarding his veto of the Iraq War Supplemental. Speaking from Cross Hall in the White House, the President said, "We need to give our troops all the equipment and the training and protection they need to prevail. The need to act is urgent."  White House photo by Eric Draper May 1, 2007
President Bush Rejects Artificial Deadline, Vetoes Iraq War Supplemental
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     Fact sheet In Focus: Defense
President Bush Addresses CENTCOM Coalition Conference
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     Fact sheet Fact Sheet: America and Our Allies Are Working Together to Keep Our Nations Safe
     Fact sheet In Focus: National Security
Statement on Federal Disaster Assistance for West Virginia
Older Americans Month, 2007
National Physical Fitness and Sports Month, 2007
Statement on Federal Disaster Assistance for Texas