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News Archive - September 2007

News releases for September 2007

September 30, 2007
Statement by the Press Secretary
 
September 29, 2007
President's Radio Address
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     Fact sheet In Focus: Budget Management
National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, 2007
National Disability Employment Awareness Month, 2007
President Bush Signs Bills to Increase Statutory Limit on Public Debt Limit, Continuing Appropriations for Fiscal Year 2008 and TMA, Abstinence Education, and QI Programs Extension Act of 2007
 
President George W. Bush addresses the Major Economies Meeting on Energy Security and Climate Change Friday, Sept. 28, 2007, at the U.S. State Department. "Our guiding principle is clear: We must lead the world to produce fewer greenhouse gas emissions, and we must do it in a way that does not undermine economic growth or prevent nations from delivering greater prosperity for their people," said President Bush. White House photo by Chris Greenberg September 28, 2007
President Bush Participates in Major Economies Meeting on Energy Security and Climate Change
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     Fact sheet Fact Sheet: Toward a New Global Approach to Climate Change and Energy Security
     Fact sheet In Focus: Environment
President Bush Signs into Law H.R. 954, H.R. 3218, and H.R. 3375
Memorandum for the Secretary of State
Executive Order: Continuance of Certain Federal Advisory Committees and Amendments to and Revocation of Other Executive Orders
Memorandum for the Secretary of State
Duty Elimination for Certain Goods of Mexico Under the North American Free Trade Agreement
Memorandum for the Secretary of State, the Secretary of Defense, and the Director of National Intelligence
Excerpt of President's Radio Address on SCHIP Legislation
Executive Order: Further 2007 Amendments to the Manual for Courts Martial, United States
 
President George W. Bush signs H.R. 2669, the College Cost Reduction and Access Act, Thursday, September 27, 2007, in the Dwight D. Eisenhower Executive Office Building in Washington, D.C. The President is joined by Robert Garcia, a junior at the University of Texas, Laura Tappan, a sophomore at Northern Virginia Community College, Kalise Robinson, a junior at the University of the District of Columbia, Margie Clark, a student at Lord Fairfax Community College, Congressman Ric Keller of Florida, Congressman George Miller of California, Congressman John Spratt of South Carolina, and Secretary of Education Margaret Spellings. White House photo by Chris Greenberg September 27, 2007
President Bush Meets with Secretary of Transportation Mary Peters and Federal Aviation Administration Acting Administrator Bobby Sturgell
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     Fact sheet Fact Sheet: New Steps to Address Airport Passenger Delays
President Bush Signs College Cost Reduction and Access Act
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     Fact sheet Fact Sheet: College Cost Reduction and Access Act of 2007
     Fact sheet In Focus: Education
Statement by the President on the Situation in Burma
Press Briefing by Senior Administration Officials on Aviation Congestion Announcement
President Bush Sends Congress United States-Peru Trade Promotion Agreement Legislation
President Bush Disappointed by Senate Vote on State Children's Health Insurance Program (SCHIP)
President Bush Signs H.R. 2669 and H.R. 3580 into Law
President Bush Signs H.R. 3528 into Law
Fact Sheet: Major Economies Meeting on Energy Security and Climate Change
     Fact sheet In Focus: Environment
     Fact sheet In Focus: Energy
Executive Order: Strengthening Adult Education
     Fact sheet In Focus: Education
Statement by the Press Secretary
Nominations Sent to the Senate
 
President George W. Bush discusses the reauthorization of No Child Left Behind Wednesday, Sept. 26, 2007, in New York. Those standing with President Bush include New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg, far left, Mrs. Laura Bush and students from New York Public School 76. "The No Child Left Behind Act is working. I say that because the Nation's Report Card says it's working," said President Bush. "Scores are improving, in some instances hitting all-time highs." White House photo by Shealah Craighead September 26, 2007
President Bush Discusses No Child Left Behind Reauthorization
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     Fact sheet Fact Sheet: 2007 Nation's Report Card Shows Minority Students Posting All-Time Highs
     Fact sheet In Focus: Education
President Bush Meets with President Karzai of Afghanistan
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President George W. Bush speaks before the 62nd session of the United Nations General Assembly Tuesday, Sept. 25, 2007, in New York City. Said the President, "With the commitment and courage of this chamber, we can build a world where people are free to speak, assemble, and worship as they wish; a world where children in every nation grow up healthy, get a decent education, and look to the future with hope; a world where opportunity crosses every border. It is the promise that established this body. And with our determination, it can be the future of our world." White House photo by Eric Draper September 25, 2007
President Bush Addresses The United Nations General Assembly
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     Fact sheet Fact Sheet: Burma: Calling for Human Dignity and Democracy
     Fact sheet Fact Sheet: A Mission of Liberation Around the World
President Bush Meets with Iraqi Prime Minister Maliki
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President Bush Participates in Roundtable on Democracy
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President Bush Participates in United Nations Security Council Meeting on Africa
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     Fact sheet In Focus: Global Diplomacy
President Bush and United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon Exchange Toasts
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President Bush Looks Forward To Signing A Clean Extension of SCHIP Later This Week
     Fact sheet Myth/Fact: Five Key Myths About President Bush's Support for SCHIP Reauthorization
     Fact sheet In Focus: Education
Statement by the President on the 50th Anniversary of Integration of Central High School
Statement by the President on 2007 Nation’s Report Card
     Fact sheet In Focus: Education
Press Briefing by National Security Advisor Steve Hadley on the President's Bilateral with Prime Minister Maliki of Iraq
Statement on Federal Disaster Assistance for Illinois
Nomination and Withdrawal Sent to the Senate
Personnel Announcement
 
President George W. Bush discusses the federal budget Monday, Sept. 24, 2007, in the Dwight D. Eisenhower Executive Office Building. "This is an important time for our economy. For nearly six years we've enjoyed uninterrupted economic growth. Since August 2003, the economy has added more than 8.2 million jobs," said President Bush. "Productivity is growing, and that's translating into larger paychecks for American workers. Unemployment is low, inflation is low, and opportunity abounds. The entrepreneurial spirit is strong."  White House photo by Joyce N. Boghosian September 24, 2007
President Bush Discusses Budget
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     Fact sheet In Focus: Budget Management
     Fact sheet Congress' Proposed Tax Hikes (JPEG 310kb)
     Fact sheet Congress' Overspending (JPEG 347kb)
President Bush Meets with President Abbas of the Palestinian Authority
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     Fact sheet In Focus: Peace in the Middle East
President Bush Meets with President Lula of Brazil
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     Fact sheet In Focus: Energy
Presidential Delegation to Attend the Opening Ceremonies of the Special Olympics World Summer Games in Shanghai, China
Press Gaggle by Dana Perino and Senior Administration Official
Statement by the Press Secretary
Press Briefing by Press Secretary Dana Perino and a Senior Administration Official on the President's Bilateral Meetings
     Fact sheet In Focus: Global Diplomacy
 
September 22, 2007
President's Radio Address
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     Fact sheet In Focus: Health Care
Statement by the Press Secretary
     Fact sheet In Focus: Environment
 
President George W. Bush addresses the NCAA 2006 and 2007 championship Teams during a ceremony Friday, Sept. 21, 2007, on the South Lawn. "Because you're a champ on the field, you have a chance to inspire somebody to make right choices in life," said President Bush in his remarks. "You have the opportunity to set a good example. You don't know how many youngsters are looking at you, but there's a lot. People are wondering how champs behave. So by setting high standards and working hard to achieve them, you're influencing other people." White House photo by Chris Greenberg September 21, 2007
President Bush Welcomes 2006 and 2007 NCAA Sports Champions to White House
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Press Briefing by Dana Perino and Senior Administration Officials on UNGA, Energy Security and Climate Change
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President Bush Strongly Supports Reauthorization of SCHIP
     Fact sheet In Focus: Health Care
Myth/Fact: Five Key Myths About President Bush's Support for SCHIP Reauthorization
     Fact sheet In Focus: Health Care
Gold Star Mother's Day, 2007
Message to the Senate of the United States
Nomination Sent to the Senate
Personnel Announcement
Statement on Federal Disaster Assistance for Missouri
 
Members of the White House media focus their cameras on President George W. Bush Thursday, Sept. 20, 2007, during a morning press conference in the James S. Brady Briefing Room of the White House. White House photo by Chris Greenberg September 20, 2007
Press Conference by the President
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     Fact sheet Press Briefing by Secretary Leavitt on S-CHIP Legislation
President Bush Announces Resignation of Secretary of Agriculture Mike Johanns
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Myth/Fact: Iraq Fact Check: Responding to Key Myths
     Fact sheet In Focus: Renewal in Iraq
Press Briefing by Secretary Leavitt on S-CHIP Legislation
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     Fact sheet Press Conference by the President
Presidential Message: Yom Kippur, 5768
Family Day, 2007
National POW/MIA Recognition Day, 2007
Notice: Continuation of the National Emergency with Respect to Persons Who Commit, Threaten to Commit, or Support Terrorism
Message to the Congress of the United States
President Bush Signs H.R. 2358 and S. 377
 
President George W. Bush addresses the press from the National Security Agency Wednesday, Sept. 19, 2007, at Ft. Meade, Md. "Everyday, our intelligence, law enforcement and homeland security professionals confront enemies who are smart, who are ruthless, and who are determined to murder innocent people to achieve their objectives," said the President. "It is the job of Congress to give the professionals the tools they need to do their work as effectively as possible." White House photo by David Bohrer September 19, 2007
President Bush Discusses the Protect America Act of 2007
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     Fact sheet Fact Sheet: FISA 101: Why FISA Modernization Amendments Must Be Made Permanent
     Fact sheet In Focus: National Security
President Bush Strongly Condemns Assassination of Lebanese Member of Parliament Antoine Ghanem
 
Standing with Mrs. Laura Bush, President George W. Bush addresses military support organizations Tuesday, Sept. 18, 2007, on the South Lawn. "Laura and I welcome the families who have got a loved one overseas, whether it be in Iraq or Afghanistan, fighting these extremists and terrorists," said President Bush. "The best way to honor your loved one is to make sure that he or she has the full support of the United States government as you accomplish the mission that we have set." White House photo by David Bohrer September 18, 2007
President Bush Meets with Military Support Organizations
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Myth/Fact: Key Myths About FISA Amendments in the Protect America Act
     Fact sheet In Focus: National Security
Statement by the Press Secretary
Nominations and Withdrawal Sent to the Senate
 
President George W. Bush listens to remarks by Judge Michael Mukasey after announcing his nomination Monday, Sept. 17, 2007, in the Rose Garden, to be the 81st Attorney General of the United States. In thanking the President, Judge Mukasey said, "The department faces challenges vastly different from those it faced when I was an assistant U.S. attorney 35 years ago. But the principles that guide the department remain the same -- to pursue justice by enforcing the law with unswerving fidelity to the Constitution."  White House photo by Chris Greenberg September 17, 2007
President Bush Announces Judge Michael Mukasey as Nominee for Attorney General
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     Fact sheet Fact Sheet: Michael Mukasey: A Strong Attorney General
President Bush Meets with Prime Minister Sócrates of Portugal
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Fact Sheet: Michael Mukasey: A Strong Attorney General
President Bush Participates in Video Teleconference with Iraq Provincial Reconstruction Team Leaders and Brigade Combat Commanders
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Memorandum for the Secretary of State
Statement by the Press Secretary
Personnel Announcement
Personnel Announcement
 
September 15, 2007
President's Radio Address
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     Fact sheet In Focus: Renewal in Iraq
 
President George W. Bush gestures as he talks with members of the media following his lunch with U.S. Marines during his visit to The Basic School at Quantico Marine Corps Base Friday, Sept.14, 2007 in Quantico, Va. White House photo by Chris Greenberg September 14, 2007
President Bush Visits with Military Personnel at Quantico
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Benchmark Assessment Report
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     Fact sheet Address by the President to the Nation on the Way Forward in Iraq
     Fact sheet National Security Council
     Fact sheet In Focus: National Security
     Fact sheet In Focus: Renewal in Iraq
Statement on the Iraq Benchmark Assessment Report
     Fact sheet In Focus: Renewal in Iraq
     Fact sheet Benchmark Assessment Report
Message to the Congress of the United States
     Fact sheet Iraq Benchmark Assessment Report
President Bush Signs Honest Leadership and Open Government Act of 2007
Vice President's Remarks to the Central Command, Special Operations Command, and the 6th Air Mobility Wing
Memorandum for the Secretary of State and the Secretary of the Treasury
Statement on Federal Disaster Assistance for Iowa
Statement on Federal Disaster Assistance for Iowa
 
President George W. Bush concludes his address to the nation from the Oval Office Thursday evening, Sept. 13, 2007. Supporting the recommendations issued in a report from General David Petraeus, President Bush said, "Now, because of the measure of success we are seeing in Iraq, we can begin seeing troops come home." White House photo by Eric Draper September 13, 2007
Address by the President to the Nation on the Way Forward in Iraq
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     Fact sheet Iraq Benchmark Assessment Report
     Fact sheet Fact Sheet: "Return On Success" Guiding Principle For Troop Levels In Iraq
 
September 12, 2007
Message to the Congress of the United States
Memorandum for the Secretary of Homeland Security
Executive Order: Extending Privileges and Immunities to the African Union Mission to the United States
Notice: Continuation of the National Emergency with Respect to Certain Terrorist Attacks
Presidential Message: Ramadan, 2007
     Fact sheet In Focus: Ramadan 2007
National Farm Safety and Health Week, 2007
National Hispanic Heritage Month, 2007
Nominations Sent to the Senate
Personnel Announcement
 
President George W. Bush, Mrs. Laura Bush, Vice President Dick Cheney and Mrs. Lynne Cheney bow their heads for a moment of silence on the South Lawn of the White House Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2007, in memory of those whose lives were lost on Sept. 11, 2001.  White House photo by Chris Greenberg September 11, 2007
President Bush Meets with Bicameral and Bipartisan Leadership
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Fact Sheet: The Sixth Anniversary of 9/11: Remembering Lives Lost and Heroic Sacrifices Made
     Fact sheet Remembering 9/11
President and Mrs. Bush Deeply Saddened by the Death of Prime Minister of St. Lucia, John Compton
Personnel Announcement
 
President George W. Bush, joined by Vice President Dick Cheney, meets with Health and Human Services Secretary Michael O. Leavitt in the Oval Office, Monday, Sept. 10, 2007, to talk about the Interagency Working Group on Import Safety's initial report and the group's next steps in enhancing the safety of imported products.  White House photo by Joyce N. Boghosian September 10, 2007
President Bush Ceremonially Swears in Director of Office of Management and Budget Jim Nussle
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Press Briefing on Import Safety by Heath and Human Services Secretary Mike Leavitt and National Economic Director Al Hubbard
     Fact sheet In Focus: Economy
     Fact sheet In Focus: Trade
Memorandum for the Secretary of State
Memorandum for the Secretary of State, the Secretary of Defense, the Attorney General, the Secretary of Energy, the Secretary of Homeland Security, and the Director of National Intelligence
 
September 9, 2007
Fact Sheet: Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) 2007
     Fact sheet In Focus: APEC
 
President George W. Bush and Prime Minister Shinzo Abe of Japan, shake hands following their meeting Saturday, Sept. 8, 2007, in Sydney. The President thanked the Prime Minister for his support in the war on terrorism, saying, "The fact that we’re in a war against extremists was heightened today by the release of a tape. The tape is a reminder about the dangerous world in which we live, and it is a reminder that we must work together to protect our people against these extremists." White House photo by Eric Draper September 8, 2007
President Bush Visits with Wounded Warriors and Families
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President's Radio Address
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     Fact sheet In Focus: Iraq
President Bush Meets with Prime Minister Abe of Japan at APEC
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     Fact sheet APEC 2007
President Bush Meets with President Yudhoyono of Indonesia at APEC
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     Fact sheet APEC 2007
Statement on Federal Disaster Assistance for North Dakota
Press Briefing by Deputy Press Secretary Dana Perino and Senior Administration Officials on APEC Meetings
     Fact sheet APEC 2007
 
President George W. Bush joins leaders of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations for a photo opportunity Friday, Sept. 7, 2007, in Sydney. From left are: Prime Minister Surayud Chulanont of Thailand; Minister Rafidah Aziz of Malaysia; Sultan Haji Hassanal Bolkiah of Brunei; President Bush; Foreign Affairs Minister Noer Hassan Wirajuda of Indonesia; President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo of the Philippines, and President Nguyen Minh Triet of Vietnam. White House photo by Chris Greenberg September 7, 2007
President Bush Meets with Southeast Asian Leaders
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     Fact sheet Fact Sheet: United States Cooperation with Southeast Asia
     Fact sheet APEC 2007
President Bush Meets with President Putin of Russia at APEC
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     Fact sheet APEC 2007
President Bush Meets with South Korean President Roh
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     Fact sheet APEC 2007
President Bush Attends APEC Business Summit
     Fact sheet APEC 2007
President and Mrs. Bush to Participate in 62nd U.N. General Assembly
Press Briefing by Deputy Press Secretary Dana Perino and Senior Administration Officials
     Fact sheet APEC 2007
Fact Sheet: United States Cooperation with Southeast Asia
     Fact sheet President Bush Meets with Southeast Asian Leaders
     Fact sheet Infocus: APEC 2007
Fact Sheet: More Than 8.2 Million Jobs Created Since August 2003
     Fact sheet Infocus: Economy
Nominations and Withdrawal Sent to the Senate
Personnel Announcement
 
President George W. Bush greets China’s President Hu Jintao Thursday, Sept. 6, 2007, as the two leaders met in Sydney, where they will join fellow APEC leaders Friday for the 2007 summit. White House photo by Eric Draper September 6, 2007
President Bush Meets with President Hu Jintao of the People's Republic of China
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     Fact sheet APEC 2007
President and Mrs. Bush Are Deeply Saddened by the Death of Jennifer Dunn
Press Briefing by Deputy Press Secretary Dana Perino and Senior Administration Officials
     Fact sheet APEC 2007
President and Mrs. Bush Deeply Saddened by the Death of Luciano Pavarotti
Nominations Sent To The Senate
Fact Sheet: Strengthening the Forces of Freedom and Prosperity in the Asia Pacific
     Fact sheet APEC 2007
President and Mrs. Bush Deeply Saddened by the Death of Dr. D. James Kennedy
 
President George W. Bush addresses members of the Australian Defense Force during a luncheon Wednesday on Garden Island in Sydney. The President told the troops, "I believe we are writing one of the great chapters in the history of liberty and peace.So I want to thank you." White House photo by Eric Draper September 5, 2007
President Bush and Australian Prime Minister Howard Visit with Australian Defense Force Members
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     Fact sheet APEC 2007
Press Briefing by Deputy Press Secretary Dana Perino and Senior Administration Officials
     Fact sheet APEC 2007
President and Mrs. Bush Deeply Saddened by the Death of Congressman Paul Gillmor
National Historically Black Colleges and Universities Week, 2007
National Days of Prayer and Remembrance, 2007
Presidential Message: Rosh Hashanah, 5768
Message to the Senate of the United States
Message to the Senate of the United States
Personnel Announcement
 
President George W. Bush waves from Air Force One after landing in Sydney Tuesday, Sept. 4, 2007, to attend the Asian-Pacific Economic Cooperation. White House photo by Eric Draper September 4, 2007
President Bush and Australian Prime Minister Howard Discuss U.S.-Australia Defense Trade Cooperation Treaty in Joint Press Availability
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     Fact sheet Fact Sheet: U.S.-Australia Alliance: Steadfast and Growing
     Fact sheet APEC 2007
President Bush Commends Senate for Confirming Jim Nussle as OMB Director
     Fact sheet In Focus: OMB
Joint Statement on Climate Change and Energy by President Bush and Australian Prime Minister John Howard
     Fact sheet Fact Sheet: U.S.-Australia Alliance: Steadfast and Growing
     Fact sheet APEC 2007
Statement by the President
Statement by the President
Statement on Victory of Prime Minister Siniora and the Lebanese Government
Patriot Day, 2007
Nominations and Withdrawals Sent to the Senate
Personnel Announcement
 
President George W. Bush greets local leaders of Al Anbar Province before their meeting at Al Asad Airbase, Al Anbar Province, Iraq, Monday, September 3, 2007. White House photo by Eric Draper September 3, 2007
President Bush Meets with Prime Minister Maliki and Iraqi Leaders
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     Fact sheet In Focus: Iraq
President Bush Visits and Thanks Troops in Anbar Province
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     Fact sheet In Focus: Iraq
 
September 1, 2007
President's Radio Address
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     Fact sheet Fact Sheet: New Steps to Help Homeowners Avoid Foreclosure
     Fact sheet In Focus: Economy
President and Mrs. Bush Deeply Saddened by Utah Mining Tragedy