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News Archive - August 2007

News releases for August 2007

President George W. Bush stands with Secretary Alphonso Jackson, of the Department of Housing and Urban Development, and Secretary Henry Paulson Jr.,of the Department of Treasury, during a statement Friday, Aug. 31, 2007, in the Rose Garden regarding homeownership financing. "Owning a home has always been at the center of the American Dream. Together with the United States Congress, I will continue working to help make that dream a reality for more of our citizens."  White House photo by Shealah Craighead August 31, 2007
President Bush Discusses Homeownership Financing
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     Fact sheet Fact Sheet: New Steps to Help Homeowners Avoid Foreclosure
     Fact sheet In Focus: Jobs & Economy
President Bush Meets with Secretary of Defense Gates and Joint Chiefs of Staff
     Fact sheet In Focus: Iraq
     Fact sheet In Focus: Defense
Press Briefing by Tony Snow
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President Bush Congratulates John Warner on Senate Career
President Bush Announces Resignation of Press Secretary Tony Snow, and Names Dana Perino as Press Secretary
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Roundtable Interview of the President by Foreign Print Media
Interview of the President by David Speers, SKY News
Interview of the President by Kensuke Okoshi, NHK Japan
National Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve Week, 2007
Presidential Message: Labor Day, 2007
Memorandum for the Secretary of State
Statement on Federal Disaster Assistance for Oklahoma
Statement on Federal Disaster Assistance for New York
 
August 30, 2007
President Bush Condemns Ongoing Actions of the Burmese Regime
Press Briefing by Tony Snow
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Press Briefing on the President's Trip to Australia and the APEC Summit by Senior Administration Officials
     Fact sheet APEC 2007
President Bush to Welcome Portuguese Prime Minister José Sócrates to White House
National Preparedness Month, 2007
Statement on Federal Disaster Assistance for Illinois
 
President George W. Bush helps hang a flag outside the new home of Gen White, Wednesday, Aug. 29, 2007, at a new housing development in New Orleans, during President Bush’s visit to New Orleans and the Gulf Coast region on the second anniversary of Hurricane Katrina. U.S. Secretary of Housing and Urban Development Alphonso Jackson is seen at left. White House photo by Shealah Craighead August 29, 2007
President Bush Discusses Rebuilding Efforts in New Orleans
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     Fact sheet Fact Sheet: The Two-Year Anniversary of Hurricane Katrina
     Fact sheet In Focus: Gulf Coast Rebuilding
President Bush Meets with New Homeowners in New Orleans
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     Fact sheet Fact Sheet: The Two-Year Anniversary of Hurricane Katrina
     Fact sheet In Focus: Gulf Coast Rebuilding
President Bush Visits Mississippi, Discusses Rebuilding Efforts
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     Fact sheet Fact Sheet: The Two-Year Anniversary of Hurricane Katrina
     Fact sheet In Focus: Gulf Coast Rebuilding
Statement by President Bush on 15th Anniversary of the Cooperative Threat Reduction Program
Minority Enterprise Development Week, 2007
Statement on Federal Disaster Assistance for Nebraska
Memorandum for the Secretary of State, Director of National Drug Control Policy, Director of National Intelligence
 
President George W. Bush shares a moment with restaurant owner Leah Chase, center, and fellow dinner guests Dr. Norman Francis, president of Xavier University of Louisiana, left, and Reverend Fred Luter, right, during a dinner with Louisiana cultural and community leaders Tuesday evening, Aug. 28, 2007, at Dooky Chase's restaurant in New Orleans. President Bush and Mrs. Laura Bush are visiting New Orleans and the Gulf Coast region on the second anniversay of Hurricane Katrina. White House photo by Shealah Craighead August 28, 2007
President Bush Addresses the 89th Annual National Convention of the American Legion
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     Fact sheet Fact Sheet: Making America Safer by Defeating Extremists in the Middle East
     Fact sheet In Focus: Veterans
President Bush Meets with Community Leaders in New Orleans
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President Bush Pleased With Lowered Poverty Rate
Making America Safer by Defeating Extremists in the Middle East
Press Gaggle by Scott Stanzel and Federal Coordinator for Gulf Coast Recovery Don Powell
 
President George W. Bush, speaking to members of the media Monday, Aug. 27, 2007 on the tarmac of Kirtland Air Force Base, New Mexico, praised Iraqi leaders for agreeing to establish new power-sharing agreements, their commitment to support political initiatives, and advances agreement among Iraq's leadership on several key legislative benchmarks. White House photo by Chris Greenberg August 27, 2007
President Bush Discusses Resignation of Attorney General Alberto Gonzales
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President Bush Congratulates Iraqi Leaders on Agreement
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Statement on Federal Disaster Assistance for Ohio
Statement by the President on the Death of Officer Germaine Casey
Remarks by the President at Friends of Dave Reichert and Washington State Republican Party Reception
 
August 26, 2007
Statement on Federal Disaster Assistance for Wisconsin
 
August 25, 2007
President's Radio Address
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     Fact sheet In Focus: Iraq
 
August 24, 2007
President Bush Announces Delegation to the Dedication Ceremony of the Afghanistan - Tajikistan Bridge
President Bush Announces Delegation to 50th Anniversary Celebration of Malaysia's Independence
Press Gaggle by Gordon Johndroe
Statement on Federal Disaster Assistance for Oklahoma
 
August 23, 2007
President Bush on Deficit Estimate Release
Statement by Deputy Press Secretary Gordon Johndroe on National Intelligence Estimate
     Fact sheet In Focus: National Security
     Fact sheet In Focus: Iraq
Press Gaggle by Gordon Johndroe
     Fact sheet Statement by Deputy Press Secretary Gordon Johndroe on the NIE
Statement on Federal Disaster Assistance for Minnesota
 
President George W. Bush talks with members of the media during his breakfast meeting with community leaders at the Corner Cafe in Riverside, Mo., Wednesday, Aug. 22, 2007. White House photo by Chris Greenberg August 22, 2007
President Bush Attends Veterans of Foreign Wars National Convention, Discusses War on Terror
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     Fact sheet Fact Sheet: Promoting Democracy to Help Make America Safer
     Fact sheet In Focus: Veterans
President Bush Meets with Community Leaders in Missouri
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Constitution Day and Citizenship Day, Constitution Week, 2007
National Alcohol and Drug Addiction Recovery Month, 2007
Setting the Record Straight: President Bush's View on Iraq's Elected Government Consistent
     Fact sheet Setting the Record Straight
     Fact sheet In Focus: Renewal in Iraq
 
President George W. Bush participates in a joint press conference Tuesday, Aug. 21, 2007, during the North American Leaders' Summit at the Fairmont Le Chateau Montebello in Montebello, Canada. "Since NAFTA came to be, trade between our respective countries has grown from $293 billion a year to $883 billion a year," said the President. White House photo by Eric Draper August 21, 2007
President Bush Participates in Joint Press Availability with Prime Minister Harper of Canada, and President Calderón of Mexico
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     Fact sheet In Focus: Global Diplomacy
Joint Statement by Prime Minister Harper, President Bush, and President Calderón
     Fact sheet In Focus: Pandemic Flu
     Fact sheet In Focus: Global Diplomacy
President Bush Participates in Briefing on Interstate 35-W Bridge Damage and Minnesota Floods
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Statement on Federal Disaster Assistance for Minnesota
National Prostate Cancer Awareness Month, 2007
 
President George W. Bush meets with Canadian Prime Minster Stephen Harper during the North American Leaders' Summit Monday, Aug. 20, 2007, in Montebello, Canada. White House photo by Eric Draper August 20, 2007
Press Gaggle on the President's Bilateral Meetings with Mexico and Canada by Dan Fisk, Senior Director for Western Hemisphere Affairs, National Security Council
National Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month, 2007
 
August 18, 2007
President's Radio Address
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     Fact sheet In Focus: Iraq
Statement on Federal Disaster Assistance for Texas
 
August 17, 2007
Press Gaggle by Gordon Johndroe
Executive Order: Facilitation of Hunting Heritage and Wildlife Conservation
President Bush Congratulates Denny Hastert on Congressional Career
Memorandum for the Secretary of State and the Secretary of Defense
 
August 16, 2007
President Bush Congratulates Deborah Pryce on Congressional Career
Press Gaggle by Gordon Johndroe
Text of a Letter from the President to the Speaker of the House of Representatives
     Fact sheet Notice: Continuation of Emergency Regarding Export Control Regulation
Personnel Announcement
 
August 15, 2007
Press Gaggle by Dana Perino
Personnel Announcement
 
August 14, 2007
Press Gaggle by Dana Perino
Personnel Announcement
 
President George W. Bush is joined, from left to right, by former U.S. Senator Bob Dole and former U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Donna Shalala, who co-chair the President’s Commission on Care for America’s Returning Wounded Warriors; Secretary of Veterans Affairs Jim Nicholson and Fernando O. Rivera, director of the Washington D.C. Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Monday, Aug. 13, 2007 at the medical center, as President Bush addresses his remarks on the commission’s findings and the implementation of their recommendations to offer the best care possible to the nation’s veterans.  White House photo by Chris Greenberg August 13, 2007
President Bush Visits Wounded Warriors and Re-Affirms Support for Dole-Shalala Commission Recommendations
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     Fact sheet In Focus: Veterans
     Fact sheet Fact Sheet: Taking Care of America's Returning Wounded Warriors
President Bush on the Passing of Merv Griffin
President Bush's Remarks on Resignation of Deputy Chief of Staff and Senior Advisor Karl Rove
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Roundtable Discussion with Deputy Chief of Staff and Senior Advisor to the President
President Bush Signs H.R. 2863, H.R. 2952, H.R. 3006, S. 375, S. 975, and S. 1716
Executive Order: Amending the Order of Succession in the Department of Homeland Security
 
President George W. Bush greets President Nicolas Sarkozy of France upon his arrival to Walker’s Point Saturday, August 11, 2007, in Kennebunkport, Maine. White House photo by Shealah Craighead August 11, 2007
President Bush Welcomes French President Sarkozy to Walker's Point
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President's Radio Address
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     Fact sheet In Focus: Iraq
 
August 10, 2007
President Bush Addresses Border Security and Immigration Challenges
     Fact sheet Fact Sheet: Improving Border Security and Immigration Within Existing Law
President Bush Welcomes the United Nations Security Council's Unanimous Vote to Renew the Mandate for the United Nations Assistance Mission in Iraq
Fact Sheet: Improving Border Security and Immigration Within Existing Law
     Fact sheet In Focus: Immigration
 
President George W. Bush holds a press conference Thursday, Aug. 9, 2007, in the James S. Brady Press Briefing Room. White House photo by Eric Draper August 9, 2007
President Bush Discusses American Competitiveness Initiative During Press Conference
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     Fact sheet President Bush Signs America COMPETES Act
     Fact sheet Fact Sheet: America Competes Act of 2007
President Bush on Signing America COMPETES Act
     Fact sheet President Bush Discusses American Competitiveness Initiative During Press Conference
     Fact sheet Fact Sheet: America Competes Act of 2007
     Fact sheet President Bush Signs Legislation to Rename Postal Facilities
President Bush Signs America COMPETES Act
Setting The Record Straight: The Administration Is Meeting Its Commitment To Border Security
     Fact sheet In Focus: Immigration
     Fact sheet Setting the Record Straight
Text of a Letter from the President to the Speaker of the House of Representatives and the President of the Senate
President Bush Signs Legislation to Rename Postal Facilities
Memorandum for the Director of the Office of Management and Budget
President Bush Signs into Law S. 1099
 
President George W. Bush stands with his economic advisors as he delivers a statement to the press Wednesday, Aug. 8, 2007, at the U.S. Department of Treasury in Washington, D.C. "We discussed our thriving economy and what we need to do to keep it that way," said President Bush. "We care a lot about whether our fellow citizens are working, and whether or not they've got money in their pockets to save, spend, or invest as they see fit." White House photo by Chris Greenberg August 8, 2007
President Bush Meets with Economic Advisors
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     Fact sheet In Focus: Jobs & Economy
President and Mrs. Bush to Welcome the President of France and Mrs. Sarkozy
Statement on Federal Disaster Assistance for Maine
President Bush announces Presidential Delegation to attend funeral of former Prime Minister of Japan, Kiichi Miyazawa
President Signs H.R. 3206
 
President George W. Bush meets for lunch with the Secretary of Defense, Defense Policy and Programs Team and Secretary of State and Foreign Policy Team Tuesday, Aug. 7, 2007, at Camp David. Of those photographed, Vice President Dick Cheney is seated at the President's right, Defense Secretary Robert Gates and State Secretary Condoleezza Rice are seated in front of the President. White House photo by Eric Draper August 7, 2007
President George W. Bush Meets with the Secretary of Defense, Defense Policy and Programs Team and Secretary of State and Foreign Policy Team
 
President George W. Bush and Afghanistan President Hamid Karzai shake hands following their address to the media at a joint press availability Monday Aug. 6, 2007, at Camp David near Thurmont, Md. White House photo by Eric Draper August 6, 2007
President Bush Participates in Joint Press Availability with President Karzai of Afghanistan
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     Fact sheet In Focus: Rebuilding Afghanistan
     Fact sheet In Focus: Global Diplomacy
Fact Sheet: Combating Terrorism Worldwide
President Bush Signs Legislation Funding Repairs and Reconstruction of I-35 Bridge in Minneapolis
Statement by Deputy Press Secretary Tony Fratto on New York Times Story on FISA Legislation
Women's Equality Day, 2007
Fact Sheet: The Protect America Act of 2007
     Fact sheet In Focus: National Security
 
President George W. Bush and Mrs. Laura Bush stand with President Hamid Karzai of Afghanistan during an arrival ceremony at Camp David, Sunday, August 5, 2007. White House photo by Eric Draper August 5, 2007
President Bush Commends Congress on Passage of Intelligence Legislation
     Fact sheet Fact Sheet: The Protect America Act of 2007
     Fact sheet Fact Sheet: Combating Terrorism Worldwide
     Fact sheet In Focus: National Security
 
President George W. Bush, accompanied by Gary Babineau of Blaine, Minn., right, talks with fire and rescue personnel during a tour of the Interstate 35W bridge collapse scene in Minneapolis, Saturday, Aug. 4, 2007. Babineau, who was on the bridge during the collapse, helped rescue schoolchildren from their bus, seen in background, to safety. White House photo by Chris Greenberg August 4, 2007
President Bush Urges House to Pass Important Intelligence Legislation
President Bush Visits Minneapolis, Offers Sympathies and Aid
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President Bush on Passage of Intelligence Security Legislation
 
President George W. Bush signs into law H.R. 1, Implementing Recommendations of the 9/11 Commission Act of 2007, Friday, August 3, 2007, in the Oval Office.  White House photo by Eric Draper August 3, 2007
President's Radio Address
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President Bush Signs "Implementing Recommendations of the 9/11 Commission" into Law
President Bush Meets with Counterterrorism Team
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Fact Sheet on FISA Modernization
     Fact sheet In Focus: National Security
Fact Sheet: Job Creation Continues - More Than 8.3 Million Jobs Created Since August 2003
     Fact sheet In Focus: Economy
Statement on Federal Disaster Assistance for Vermont
Nominations and Withdrawal Sent to the Senate
Nomination Sent to the Senate
President Bush Signs H.R. 2429
Statement by Deputy Press Secretary Tony Fratto on FISA Modernization
Deputy Press Secretary Tony Fratto Statement on Senate Passage of Intelligence Legislation
 
President George W. Bush addresses the press in the Rose Garden after meeting with his Cabinet Thursday, Aug. 2, 2007. "One of the things we discussed was the terrible situation there in Minneapolis," said President Bush. "We talked about the fact that the bridge collapsed, and that we in the federal government must respond and respond robustly to help the people there not only recover, but to make sure that lifeline of activity, that bridge, gets rebuilt as quickly as possible."  White House photo by Chris Greenberg August 2, 2007
President Bush Offers Sympathies and Assistance to Minneapolis and Calls on Congress to Act Before Recess
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Message to the Congress of the United States
     Fact sheet Executive Order: Blocking Property of Persons Undermining the Sovereignty of Lebanon or Its Democratic Processes and Institutions
President Bush Pleased Judge Leslie Southwick Will Soon Receive Fair Vote by Senate
Personnel Announcement
 
President George W. Bush talks with Prime Minister Nouri Al-Maliki of Iraq via a video teleconference Wednesday, Aug. 1, 2007, in the Situation Room of the White House. White House photo by Eric Draper August 1, 2007
President Bush Renews Import Restrictions Contained in The Burmese Freedom and Democracy Act of 2003
Personnel Announcement