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News Archive - October 2007

News releases for October 2007

President George W. Bush shakes hands with former North Dakota Gov. Edward Schafer, his nominee for Secretary of Agriculture, during an afternoon announcement Wednesday, Oct. 31, 2007, in the Roosevelt Room of the White House. White House photo by Chris Greenberg October 31, 2007
President Bush Nominates Ed Schafer for Secretary of Agriculture
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     Fact sheet Fact Sheet: Ed Schafer: A Record of Leadership in Agriculture and Business
President Bush Discusses Health Care, Economic Growth and Free Trade at 2007 Grocery Manufacturers Association/Food Products Association Fall Conference
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Fact Sheet: National Strategy for Information Sharing
     Fact sheet National Strategy for Information Sharing
President Bush Signs H.R. 3678 and S. 2258 into Law
National Hospice Month, 2007
National Adoption Month, 2007
National Family Caregivers Month, 2007
National American Indian Heritage Month, 2007
Veterans Day, 2007
National Alzheimer's Disease Awareness Month, 2007
National Diabetes Month, 2007
Personnel Announcement
 
President George W. Bush addresses his remarks, Tuesday, October 30, 2007, on the North Portico steps of the White House after meeting with the House Republican Conference. Standing with the President are members of the House Republican leadership from left, Rep. Eric Cantor of Virginia., House Minority Whip Roy Blunt of Missouri, House Minority Leader John Boehner of Ohio and Rep. Adam Putnam of Florida. White House photo by Joyce N. Boghosian October 30, 2007
President Bush Urges Congress to Pass Appropriations Bills
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President Bush Meets with President Museveni of Uganda
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President Bush Nominates Dr. James Peake as Secretary of Veterans Affairs
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     Fact sheet In Focus: Veterans
     Fact sheet Fact Sheet: Lt. Gen. James B. Peake (Ret.), M.D.: The Best Choice for Our Nation's Veterans
President Bush to Welcome Prime Minister Erdogan of Turkey to Washington
Personnel Announcement
 
October 29, 2007
President Bush Announces Recipients of Presidential Medal of Freedom
 
October 27, 2007
President's Radio Address
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President George W. Bush welcomes President Joseph Kabila of the Democratic Republic of Congo to the Oval Office Friday, Oct. 26, 2007. Among the topics the leaders discussed during the visit were the successes of the newly elected Kabila government and the remaining challenges to a secure and prosperous Congo.  White House photo by Eric Draper October 26, 2007
President Bush Meets with Democratic Republic of the Congo President Kabila
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President Bush Discusses Appropriations
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Nominations Sent to the Senate
President Bush Signs H.R. 3233
 
President George W. Bush hugs an unidentified woman Thursday, Oct. 25, 2007, at a FEMA emergency center in Rancho Bernardo, California. The President visited the Southern California area hard hit by recent wildfires, consoling those who lost their homes and commending those whose efforts saved others. White House photo by Eric Draper October 25, 2007
President Bush Tours Fire Damaged Southern California
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President Bush Visits with First Responders of Southern California Fires
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President Bush Discusses California Wildfires
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President Bush Departs for Southern California
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Just the Facts: Top Five Reasons the Democrats' "New" SCHIP Bill Is Actually More of the Same
President Signs H.R. 995
Statement by the Press Secretary
Personnel Announcement
Personnel Announcement
 
President George W. Bush emphasizes a point as he meets with his Cabinet Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2007, in the Cabinet Room of the White House. Speaking afterwards and on the topic of the California wildfires, the President said, ".I want the people in Southern California to know that Americans all across the land care deeply about them, we're concerned about their safety, we're concerned about their property, and we offer our prayers and hopes that all will turn out fine in the end." White House photo by Eric Draper October 24, 2007
President Bush Discusses Cuba Policy
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     Fact sheet Fact Sheet: Encouraging Freedom, Justice, and Prosperity in Cuba
President Bush Meets with Cabinet, Discusses Fires in California
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Statement on Federal Disaster Assistance for California
President Bush Pleased by Confirmation of Judge Leslie Southwick
President Signs H.R. 1124, H.R. 2467, H.R. 2587, H.R. 2654, H.R. 2765, H.R. 2778, H.R. 2825, H.R. 3052, and H.R. 3106
Message to the Senate of the United States
Message to the Congress of the United States
Notice: Continuation of the National Emergency with Respect to the Situation in or in Relation to the Democratic Republic of the Congo
 
President George W. Bush addresses the National Defense University's Distinguished Lecture Program Tuesday, Oct. 23, 2007, in Washington, D.C. Said the President, "All of you who wear the uniform are helping to protect this country, and the United States of America is grateful for your service."  White House photo by Chris Greenberg October 23, 2007
President Bush Visits National Defense University, Discusses Global War on Terror
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Statement on Federal Disaster Assistance for California
Just the Facts: "Over Half the Families in America Are Not Poor"
Fact Sheet: Defending America and Its Allies Against Ballistic Missile Attack
     Fact sheet In Focus: Defense
Statement by the Press Secretary
United Nations Day, 2007
Nominations Sent to the Senate
Personnel Announcement
 
President George W. Bush stands with Dan and Maureen Murphy, parents of Lt. Michael P. Murphy, after the Navy SEAL was honored posthumously with the Medal of Honor during ceremonies Monday, Oct. 22, 2007, in the East Room of the White House. White House photo by Joyce N. Boghosian October 22, 2007
President Bush Presents Medal of Honor to Lieutenant Michael P. Murphy, U.S. Navy
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President Bush Discusses the War Supplemental
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     Fact sheet Fact Sheet: 2008 War Funding Request
President Bush and President Enkhbayar of Mongolia Sign the Millennium Challenge Corporation Compact
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Statement by the Press Secretary
Text of a Letter from the President to the Speaker of the House of Representatives
 
October 21, 2007
Vice President's Remarks to the Washington Institute for Near East Policy
 
President George W. Bush gestures as he addresses his remarks prior to signing an Executive Order to protect the striped bass and red drum fish populations Saturday, Oct. 20, 2007, at the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum in St. Michaels, Md. U.S. Secretary of Commerce Carlos Gutierrez is seen background. White House photo by Eric Draper October 20, 2007
President Bush Signs Executive Order to Protect Striped Bass and Red Drum Fish Populations
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     Fact sheet Executive Order: Protection of Striped Bass and Red Drum Fish Populations
     Fact sheet Fact Sheet: Guarding Against Over-Fishing Through Cooperative Conservation
     Fact sheet In Focus: Environment
President Bush Discusses Migratory Bird Conservation
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     Fact sheet Fact Sheet: Improving Habitat for Our Nation's Migratory Birds
     Fact sheet In Focus: Environment
Executive Order: Protection of Striped Bass and Red Drum Fish Populations
     Fact sheet President Bush Signs Executive Order to Protect Striped Bass and Red Drum Fish Populations
National Forest Products Week, 2007
National Character Counts Week, 2007
 
Flanked by Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice and Mrs. Laura Bush, President George W. Bush delivers a statement at the White House Friday, Oct. 19, 2007, regarding sanctions on Burma. Said the President, "The people of Burma are showing great courage in the face of immense repression. They are appealing for our help. We must not turn a deaf ear to their cries." White House photo by Chris Greenberg October 19, 2007
President Bush Discusses Sanctions on Burma
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     Fact sheet Fact Sheet: President Bush Announces Added Sanctions Against Leaders of Burma's Regime
     Fact sheet Executive Order: Blocking Property and Prohibiting Certain Transactions Related to Burma
     Fact sheet In Focus: Global Diplomacy
President's Radio Address
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     Fact sheet In Focus: Environment
Fact Sheet: President Bush Announces Added Sanctions Against Leaders of Burma's Regime
     Fact sheet President Bush Discusses Sanctions on Burma
President Bush to Welcome President of France Nicolas Sarkozy
President Bush Thanks Mel Martinez for Tenure at RNC
Memorandum for the Secretary of State
Executive Order: Blocking Property and Prohibiting Certain Transactions Related to Burma
     PDF Link Annex: Burma Sanctions (PDF, 15Kb)
     Fact sheet President Bush Discusses Sanctions on Burma
Message to the Congress of the United States
     Fact sheet Executive Order: Blocking Property and Prohibiting Certain Transactions Related to Burma
Fact Sheet: Improving Habitat for Our Nation's Migratory Birds
     Fact sheet President Bush Discusses Migratory Bird Conservation
Fact Sheet: Guarding Against Over-Fishing Through Cooperative Conservation
     Fact sheet President Bush Signs Executive Order to Protect Striped Bass and Red Drum Fish Populations
 
President George W. Bush meets with President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf of the Republic of Liberia in the Oval Office, Thursday, Oct. 18, 2007. President Sirleaf is Africa’s first elected female head of state. White House photo by Eric Draper October 18, 2007
President Bush Meets with President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf of Liberia
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President Bush Pleased by House Vote on SCHIP
Homeland Security Presidential Directive
Memorandum for the Secretary of State
Message to the Congress of the United States
Notice: Continuation of the National Emergency with Respect to Significant Narcotics Traffickers Centered in Colombia
Nominations Sent to the Senate
Personnel Announcement
 
President George W. Bush holds a press conference Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2007, in the James S. Brady Press Briefing Room. "Congress has work to do for our military veterans," said President Bush. "Yesterday I sent Congress legislation to implement the Dole-Shalala commission's recommendations that would modernize and improve our system of care for wounded warriors. Congress should consider this legislation promptly so that those injured while defending our freedom can get the quality care they deserve." White House photo by Chris Greenberg October 17, 2007
Press Conference by the President
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President Bush Attends Congressional Gold Medal Ceremony Honoring the Dalai Lama
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Memorandum for the Secretary of State and the Secretary of Defense
Presidential Determination Regarding Brazil Airbridge Denial Program
 
President George W. Bush talks with wounded veterans Sgt.Kortney Clemons, left, of Little Rock, Miss., and Sgt. Ryan Groves of Kent, Ohio, who both use a Segway as a mobility device, on a visit to the Oval office Tuesday, Oct. 16, 2007, attending a meeting of the President's Commission on Care for America's Returning Wounded Warriors. White House photo by Eric Draper October 16, 2007
President Bush Meets with Senator Bob Dole and Secretary Donna Shalala on the Commission on Care for Wounded Warriors
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     Fact sheet Fact Sheet: Ensuring Our Wounded Warriors Get the Best Possible Care
     Fact sheet In Focus: Veterans
President Bush to Welcome President Giorgio Napolitano and Prime Minister Romano Prodi of Italy to White House
President Bush to Welcome President Enkhbayar of Mongolia to White House
Statement by the Press Secretary
Nominations and Withdrawal Sent to the Senate
Nomination Sent to the Senate
 
President George W. Bush addresses his remarks to an audience at the John Q. Hammons Convention Center in Rogers, Ark., Monday, Oct. 15, 2007, urging Congress to be fiscally responsible with the taxpayer’s money. White House photo by Eric Draper October 15, 2007
President Bush Discusses The Budget
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     Fact sheet In Focus: Economy
President Bush Visits Arkansas, Discusses Job Growth
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Fact Sheet: House FISA Legislation the Wrong Direction for Our National Security
 
October 14, 2007
Statement by Deputy Press Secretary Tony Fratto on Speaker Pelosi's Comment Regarding the President and SCHIP
Setting Speaker Pelosi's Record Straight: 14 Days and Counting: No Annual Spending Bills Sent to the President, No House Conferees Even Named
     Fact sheet In Focus: Economy
     Fact sheet Setting the Record Straight
 
October 13, 2007
President's Radio Address
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     Fact sheet In Focus: International Trade
 
President George W. Bush stands on stage at the Radisson Miami Hotel Friday, Oct. 12, 2007, in Miami, where he delivered remarks on trade policy. Speaking on free trade in the Americas, the President said, "It's in the interests of the United States that prosperity spread through Latin America and South America." White House photo by Eric Draper October 12, 2007
President Bush Discusses Free Trade Agreements
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     Fact sheet In Focus: International Trade
President Bush to Meet with Ugandan President Museveni
National School Lunch Week, 2007
White Cane Safety Day, 2007
Fact Sheet: Latin American and Korean Free Trade Agreements Vital to U.S. Economy and Security
     Fact sheet In Focus: International Trade
     Fact sheet President Bush Discusses Free Trade Agreements
President Bush Congratulates Ralph Regula on Congressional Career
 
President George W. Bush meets with his economic advisors Thursday, Oct. 11, 2007, in the New Executive Office Building in Washington, D.C. "The deficit today is at 1.2 percent of GDP, which is lower than the average of the last 40 years. In other words, we have told the American people that by keeping taxes low we can grow the economy, and by working with Congress to set priorities we can be fiscally responsible and we can head toward balance," said President Bush in a statement to the press. "And that's exactly where we're headed." White House photo by Chris Greenberg October 11, 2007
President Bush Meets with Economic Team
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     Fact sheet In Focus: Economy
     Fact sheet Fact Sheet: FY07 Results: Deficit Declining Towards 2012 Surplus
Fact Sheet: FY07 Results: Deficit Declining Towards 2012 Surplus
     Fact sheet In Focus: Economy
Personnel Announcement
Memorandum for the Secretary of State
Presidential Message, Eid al-Fitr
Personnel Announcement
 
President George W. Bush discusses the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act legislation Wednesday, Oct. 10, 2007, on the South Lawn. "In August, Congress passed the Protect America Act, a bill to modernize the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act of 1978," said President Bush. "This new law strengthened our ability to collect foreign intelligence on terrorists overseas, and it closed a dangerous gap in our intelligence. And keeping this authority is essential to keeping America safe." White House photo by Chris Greenberg October 10, 2007
President Bush Discusses Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act Legislation
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President Bush Attends Hispanic Heritage Month Celebration at White House
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General Pulaski Memorial Day, 2007
 
President George W. Bush discusses the reauthorization of the No Child Left Behind Act Tuesday, Oct. 9, 2007, in the Rose Garden. "We just had a meaningful discussion about our joint commitment to closing an achievement gap that exists in America. We discussed why reauthorizing the No Child Left Behind Act is vital in ensuring that we have a hopeful America," said President Bush. White House photo by Eric Draper October 9, 2007
President Bush Discusses No Child Left Behind Reauthorization
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     Fact sheet In Focus: Education
Fact Sheet: National Strategy for Homeland Security
     Fact sheet National Strategy For Homeland Security
Briefing by Fran Townsend, Assistant to the President for Counterterrorism and Homeland Security Via Conference Call
     Fact sheet In Focus: Homeland Security
     Fact sheet In Focus: National Security
Statement by the President on No Child Left Behind Reauthorization
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     Fact sheet In Focus: Education
     Fact sheet Fact Sheet: 2007 Nation's Report Card Shows Minority Students Posting All-Time Highs
President Bush Signs Pesticide Registration Improvement Renewal Act
 
President Bush makes remarks during a ceremony at the National Fallen Firefighters Memorial in Emmitsburg, Md., Sunday, Oct. 7, 2007. White House photo by Chris Greenberg October 7, 2007
President Bush Visits National Fallen Firefighters Memorial
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October 6, 2007
President's Radio Address
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     Fact sheet In Focus: Health Care
Just the Facts: The $83,000 Question
Statement by the Press Secretary Regarding U.S. Trade with Costa Rica
President and Mrs. Bush Are Deeply Saddened by the Death of Jo Ann Davis
 
President George W. Bush discussed the economy with the press Friday, Oct. 5, 2007, in the Oval Office. Pictured with the President are, from left: OMB Director Jim Nussle, CEA Chairman Ed Lazear and NEC Director Al Hubbard. "I want to thank members of my economic team for coming in the Oval Office this morning to bring some good news here for America's families and America's working people. The -- last month our economy added 110,000 new jobs," said President Bush. "And that's good news for people here in our country. It's an indicator that this economy is a vibrant and strong economy." White House photo by Eric Draper October 5, 2007
President Bush Discusses the Economy and Protecting Americans From Terrorism
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     Fact sheet Fact Sheet: September 2007 Marks Record 49th Consecutive Month of Job Growth
President Bush to Meet with Congolese President Kabila
President Bush to Welcome President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf of the Republic of Liberia to the White House
Interview of the President by Al Arabiya
Personnel Announcement
 
President George W. Bush welcomes guests to the Iftaar Dinner with Ambassadors and Muslim leaders in the State Dining Room of the White House, Thursday, Oct. 4, 2007. White House photo by Chris Greenberg October 4, 2007
President Bush Attends Iftaar Dinner at the White House
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     Fact sheet Ramadan 2007
     Fact sheet Menu for Iftaar Dinner
President Bush Meets with Leader of the Parliamentary Majority in Lebanon, Saad Hariri
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President Bush Congratulates Pete Domenici on Senate Career
Presidential Delegation to Attend the Vilnius Energy Security Conference in Vilnius, Lithuania
Statement by the President
Columbus Day, 2007
Leif Erikson Day, 2007
German-American Day, 2007
Fire Prevention Week, 2007
 
President George W. Bush addresses the Lancaster Chamber of Commerce and Industry at the Jay Group Inc., Wednesday, Oct. 3, 2007 in Lancaster, Pa. President Bush spoke on the economic vitality of the Lancaster region and the importance of keeping taxes low to spur further economic development. White House photo by Chris Greenberg October 3, 2007
President Bush Visits Lancaster Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Discusses S-CHIP
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Statement by the President
Message to the House of Representatives
Setting the Record Straight: Speaker Pelosi Misleads on SCHIP
     Fact sheet In Focus: Health Care
     Fact sheet Setting the Record Straight
 
President George W. Bush and President Jalal Talabani of Iraq, shake hands Tuesday, Oct. 2, 2007, as they meet in the Oval Office. White House photo by Eric Draper October 2, 2007
Message to the Senate of the United States
Memorandum for the Secretary of State
Statement on Federal Disaster Assistance for Texas
 
President George W. Bush attends an Armed Forces farewell tribute in honor of Marine General Peter Pace, left, and Armed Forces hail in honor of Navy Admiral Michael Mullen, far right, joined by Secretary of Defense Robert Gates, Monday, October 1, 2007 at Fort Myer, Virginia. General Pace is retiring after serving two years as Chairman and four years as Vice Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. White House photo by David Bohrer October 1, 2007
President Bush Attends Armed Forces Farewell Tribute in Honor of General Peter Pace and Armed Forces Hail in Honor of Admiral Michael Mullen
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Child Health Day, 2007
National Domestic Violence Awareness Month, 2007