Week Ending Friday, September 23, 2005

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Author: George W. Bush

Digest of Other White House Announcements, Week Ending Friday, September 23, 2005

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.

September 17

In the morning, at Camp David, MD, the President had an intelligence briefing and a briefing on Hurricane Katrina recovery efforts and preparations for Hurricane Rita.

September 18

In the afternoon, the President and Mrs. Bush returned to Washington, DC.

September 19

In the morning, the President had an intelligence briefing and a briefing on Hurricane Katrina recovery efforts and preparations for Hurricane Rita.

Later in the morning, in the Oval Office, the President met with former PresidentJimmy Carter and James A. Baker III, co-chairs, National Commission on Election Reform.

The President declared an emergency in Maine and ordered Federal aid to supplement State and local response efforts to assist evacuees from the area struck by Hurricane Katrina and to provide emergency assistance to those areas beginning on August 29 and continuing.

The President declared an emergency in New Hampshire and ordered Federal aid to supplement State and local response efforts to assist evacuees from the area struck by Hurricane Katrina and to provide emergency assistance to those areas beginning on August 29 and continuing.

The President declared an emergency in New Jersey and ordered Federal aid to supplement State and local response efforts to assist evacuees from the area struck by Hurricane Katrina and to provide emergency assistance to those areas beginning on August 29 and continuing.

The President declared an emergency in Rhode Island and ordered Federal aid to supplement State and local response efforts to assist evacuees from the area struck by Hurricane Katrina and to provide emergency assistance to those areas beginning on August 29 and continuing.

September 20

In the morning, the President had a telephone conversation with President Roh Moo-hyun of South Korea. He then had an intelligence briefing and a briefing on Hurricane Katrina recovery efforts and preparations for Hurricane Rita.

Later in the morning, the President traveled to Gulfport, MS.

In the afternoon, the President traveled to the U.S.S. Iwo Jima, docked near New Orleans, LA. Later, he had a briefing on Hurricane Katrina recovery efforts and preparations for Hurricane Rita.

Later in the afternoon, at the Folgers Coffee plant in New Orleans, the President toured temporary employee housing. Later, he returned to Washington, DC.

In the evening, in the State Dining Room, the President hosted a dinner for 2005 Presidents Cup teams.

During the day, the President had a telephone conversation with Gov. Rick Perry of Texas to discuss preparations for Hurricane Rita.

The President declared an emergency in Florida and ordered Federal aid to supplement State and local response efforts in the area struck by Tropical Storm Rita beginning on September 18 and continuing.

September 21

In the morning, the President had a breakfast meeting with Members of the Senate to discuss the upcoming Supreme Court nomination. He then had an intelligence briefing and a briefing on Hurricane Katrina recovery efforts and preparations for Hurricane Rita. Later, in the Oval Office, he met with Secretary of Defense Donald H. Rumsfeld.

In the afternoon, in the Roosevelt Room, the President met with members of the President’s Commission to Strengthen Social Security. Later, in the Oval Office, he met with Speaker of the Iraqi Transitional National Assembly Hajim al-Hassani.

Later in the afternoon, in the Oval Office, the President had a briefing on housing issues related to Hurricane Katrina.

In the evening, the President had a telephone conversation with Gov. Rick Perry of Texas to discuss preparations for Hurricane Rita.

The White House announced that the President will welcome European Commission President Jose Manuel Durao Barroso for a meeting and lunch at the White House on October 18.

The President announced his intention to nominate Katherine Baicker and Matthew Slaughter to be members of the Council of Economic Advisers.

The President announced his intention to nominate Benson K. Whitney to be Ambassador to Norway.

The President declared an emergency in Louisiana and ordered Federal aid to supplement State and local response efforts in the area struck by Hurricane Rita beginning on September 20 and continuing.

The President declared an emergency in Texas and ordered Federal aid to supplement State and local response efforts in the area struck by Hurricane Rita beginning on September 20 and continuing.

September 22

In the morning, the President had an intelligence briefing and a briefing on Hurricane Katrina recovery efforts and preparations for Hurricane Rita. Later, he had a telephone conversation with Gov. Rick Perry of Texas to discuss preparations for Hurricane Rita.

Later in the morning, the President and Vice President Dick Cheney traveled to Arlington, VA, where, at the Pentagon, they had a briefing on the war on terror.

In the afternoon, the President returned to Washington, DC.

In the evening, the President had another telephone conversation with Gov. Perry to discuss preparations for Hurricane Rita.

The President announced his intention to nominate David Hale to be Ambassador to Jordan.

The President announced his intention to nominate Dorrance Smith to be Assistant Secretary of Defense for Public Affairs.

The President announced his intention to designate Thomas O. Barnett as Acting Assistant Attorney General for the Antitrust Division at the Department of Justice.

The President announced his intention to appoint the following individuals as members of the President’s Export Council: Sharon L. Allen; John Sau Chung Chen; James F. Dicke II; Hamilton E. James; Prakash V. Puram; and Timothy Paul Smucker.

September 23

In the morning, the President had an intelligence briefing and a briefing on preparations for Hurricane Rita. Later, in the Oval Office, he met with members of the Boys and Girls Club of America Youth of the Year finalists.

In the afternoon, the President traveled to Colorado Springs, CO, where, at Peterson Air Force Base, he had a briefing on preparations for Hurricane Rita by officials of the North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD).

The President announced his intention to designate Andrew von Eschenbach as Acting Commissioner of Food and Drugs at the Food and Drug Administration at the Department of Health and Human Services.

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Chicago: George W. Bush, "Digest of Other White House Announcements, Week Ending Friday, September 23, 2005," Week Ending Friday, September 23, 2005 in United States. Executive Office of the President, Weekly Compilation of Presidential Documents, Week Ending Friday, September 23, 2005 (Washington, D.C.: U.S. Government Printing Office, 2005), 41:1452-1454 1453–1454. Original Sources, accessed December 15, 2019, http://www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=175D23VFAF75FTP.

MLA: Bush, George W. "Digest of Other White House Announcements, Week Ending Friday, September 23, 2005." Week Ending Friday, September 23, 2005, in United States. Executive Office of the President, Weekly Compilation of Presidential Documents, Week Ending Friday, September 23, 2005 (Washington, D.C.: U.S. Government Printing Office, 2005), 41:1452-1454, pp. 1453–1454. Original Sources. 15 Dec. 2019. www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=175D23VFAF75FTP.

Harvard: Bush, GW, 'Digest of Other White House Announcements, Week Ending Friday, September 23, 2005' in Week Ending Friday, September 23, 2005. cited in , United States. Executive Office of the President, Weekly Compilation of Presidential Documents, Week Ending Friday, September 23, 2005 (Washington, D.C.: U.S. Government Printing Office, 2005), 41:1452-1454, pp.1453–1454. Original Sources, retrieved 15 December 2019, from http://www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=175D23VFAF75FTP.