Weekly Compilation of Presidential Documents, 2001

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Author: George W. Bush

Digest of Other White House Announcements, Week Ending Friday, December 7, 2001

The following list includes the President’s public schedule and other items of general interest announced by the Office of the Press Secretary and not included elsewhere in this issue.

December 1

In the morning, the President traveled from Camp David, MD, to Philadelphia, PA, to attend the Army-Navy football game at Veterans Stadium. Before the game, he met with both teams in their locker rooms and participated in the opening coin toss. He watched the first half of the game from the Navy’s side of the field and the second half from the Army’s. In the afternoon, he returned to Camp David, MD.

December 2

In the morning, the President and Mrs. Bush returned from Camp David, MD, to the White House.

December 3

In the morning, the President met in the Situation Room with his National Security Council. He also met with Federal Bureau of Investigation officials.

In the afternoon, the President had lunch with Chairman of the Federal Reserve Board Alan Greenspan to discuss the economy.

In the evening, the President and Mrs. Bush hosted a holiday ball at the White House for Members of Congress.

The President announced his intention to nominate Michael D. Brown to be Deputy Director of the Federal Emergency Management Agency.

The President announced his intention to nominate Ruth Lewis Griffin to be a Commissioner of the International Joint Commission for the United States and Canada.

December 4

In the morning, the President traveled to Orlando, FL. While en route aboard Air Force One, he met with Representative Mark Foley and Adam Putnam of Florida concerning trade promotion authority. In the evening, he returned to Washington, DC.

The President announced his intention to nominate James R. Mahoney to be Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Oceans and Atmosphere.

The President announced his intention to appoint the following individuals as members of the President’s Committee on the Arts and Humanities: Adair Wakefield Margo, who, upon appointment, will serve as Chair; Rebecca Smith Beach; Deborrah Kaye Allen; William Edward Strickland; Jeannette Naylor Cope; Phillip Roman; Alice Clement Carrington; Dixie Carter; Lionel Chetwynd; William Paul McCormick; Emilio Estefan; James Farmer; Jaime Fonalledas; Ralph Henry Kirshbaum; John Mason; Raymond D. Nasher; Emily Malino Scheuer; Mercedes B. Paz-Slimp; Caren Prothro; Cindy Lynn Sites; Elizabeth Myerberg Dubin; Laurie Ann Green Firestone; Roxane Gatling Gilmore; Ralph McInerny; and Burton John McMurtry. The White House stated that First Lady Laura Bush is the honorary Chair of the Committee and announced that the President appointed Henry Moran as Executive Director of the Committee.

December 5

In the morning, the President was informed of the deaths of two American soldiers in a friendly-fire incident during U.S. military operations near Kandahar, Afghanistan.

Later in the morning, the President had breakfast with congressional leaders to discuss continuing budget resolutions and other budget appropriations, education, and fast-track trade authority. He also met separately with officials from the Central Intelligence Agency and the Federal Bureau of Investigation. He also met with his National Security Council.

In the afternoon, the President met with Congressional Republicans, and later with Congressional Democrats, concerning fast-track trade authority.

The President announced his nomination of Grant S. Green to be Deputy Secretary of State for Management and Resources.

The President announced his intention to nominate Kathie L. Olsen to be Associate Director of the Office of Science and Technology Policy.

The President announced his intention to appoint Peter N. Kirsanow as a member of the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights.

December 6

In the morning, the President had a telephone conversation with President Hosni Mubarak of Egypt concerning the situation in the Middle East. Later, he had intelligence and FBI briefings.

In the afternoon, the President met in the Oval Office with President Jorge Fernando Quiroga Ramirez of Bolivia to discuss counterterrorism and counternarcotics efforts and trade relations.

The President announced his intention to appoint the following individuals as members of the Medal of Valor Review Board: Kermit Steven Young, Edward Cardinal Egan, and Thomas Kendall McEachin.

The President declared a major disaster in Guam and ordered Federal aid to supplement territory and local recovery efforts in the area struck by an earthquake on October 13.

The White House announced that the President will travel to New Windsor, MD, on December 8, for the departure of the first shipment of relief packages purchased with funds from America’s Fund for Afghan Children.

December 7

Early in the morning, the President had a telephone conversation with President Vladimir Putin of Russia to discuss cooperation in the war on terrorism. Also in the morning, he had briefings and convened a meeting of the National Security Council. Later, he met with Minister of Foreign Affairs Saud al-Faysal al Saud of Saudi Arabia in the Oval Office to discuss cooperation in the war on terrorism.

In the afternoon, the President traveled to Norfolk, VA, and in the evening, he returned to Washington, DC.

The President announced his intention to nominate Alberto Faustino Trevino to be Assistant Secretary of Housing and Urban Development for Policy Development and Research.

The President announced his intention to nominate W. Roy Grizzard to be Assistant Secretary of Labor for Disability Employment Policy.

The President announced his intention to nominate Victoria Lipnic to be Assistant Secretary of Labor for the Employment Standards Administration.

The President declared a major disaster in Mississippi and ordered Federal aid to supplement State and local recovery efforts in the area struck by severe storms, tornadoes, and flooding on November 24 and continuing.

The President declared a major disaster in Alabama and ordered Federal aid to supplement State and local recovery efforts in the area struck by severe storms and tornadoes on November 24-25.

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Chicago: George W. Bush, "Digest of Other White House Announcements, Week Ending Friday, December 7, 2001," Weekly Compilation of Presidential Documents, 2001 in United States. Executive Office of the President, Weekly Compilation of Presidential Documents, Week Ending Friday, December 7, 2001 (Washington, D.C.: U.S. Government Printing Office, 2001), 37:1767-1768 1768. Original Sources, accessed January 16, 2019, http://www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=PWKX6AD4CYHG9TK.

MLA: Bush, George W. "Digest of Other White House Announcements, Week Ending Friday, December 7, 2001." Weekly Compilation of Presidential Documents, 2001, in United States. Executive Office of the President, Weekly Compilation of Presidential Documents, Week Ending Friday, December 7, 2001 (Washington, D.C.: U.S. Government Printing Office, 2001), 37:1767-1768, page 1768. Original Sources. 16 Jan. 2019. www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=PWKX6AD4CYHG9TK.

Harvard: Bush, GW, 'Digest of Other White House Announcements, Week Ending Friday, December 7, 2001' in Weekly Compilation of Presidential Documents, 2001. cited in , United States. Executive Office of the President, Weekly Compilation of Presidential Documents, Week Ending Friday, December 7, 2001 (Washington, D.C.: U.S. Government Printing Office, 2001), 37:1767-1768, pp.1768. Original Sources, retrieved 16 January 2019, from http://www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=PWKX6AD4CYHG9TK.