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For Immediate Release
Office of the Press Secretary
May 2, 2007

President Bush Discusses Iraq War Supplemental with Bicameral Bipartisan Leadership
Cabinet Room

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2:46 P.M. EDT

THE PRESIDENT: I thank the leaders from Congress for coming down to discuss the Iraq funding issue. Yesterday was a day that highlighted differences. Today is a day where we can work together to find common ground. I will inform the Speaker and the Leader of our serious intent, and to that end, I am going to name my Chief of Staff, Josh Bolten, along with Steve Hadley and Rob Portman to work with members of both parties to fund our troops.


President George W. Bush speaks during a meeting with the bicameral, bipartisan Congressional leadership Wednesday, May 2, 2007, in the Cabinet Room of the White House. Said the President before the meeting, " I thank the leaders from Congress for coming down to discuss the Iraq funding issue. Yesterday was a day that highlighted differences. Today is a day where we can work together to find common ground."  White House photo by Eric Draper I think it's very important we do this as quickly as we possibly can. I'm confident that we can reach agreement. I know that it's going to require goodwill, but we all care deeply about our country and care about this issue. And so I want to thank the members for coming down again. I'm looking forward to our discussions. I'm looking forward to what will be a constructive set of discussions and negotiation.

Thank you all.

END 2:47 P.M. EDT