Week Ending Friday, March 17, 2006

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Author: George W. Bush

Digest of Other White House Announcements, Week Ending Friday, March 17, 2006

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.

March 11

In the morning, the President had an intelligence briefing.

In the evening, at the Capital Hilton Hotel, the President and Mrs. Bush attended the Gridiron Club dinner.

March 13

In the morning, the President had an intelligence briefing. Later, in the Old Indian Treaty Room at the Dwight D. Eisenhower Executive Office Building, the President participated in a photo opportunity with the Intel Science Talent Search finalists.

In the afternoon, the President received diplomatic credentials from newly appointed Ambassadors to the United States.

The President announced his intention to nominate Kenneth L. Wainstein to be an Assistant Attorney General and upon appointment to designate him as Assistant Attorney General for National Security.

The President announced his intention to nominate Jonann E. Chiles to be a member of the Board of Directors of the Legal Services Corporation.

The President announced his intention to nominate J.C.A. Stagg to be a member of the Board of Trustees of the James Madison Memorial Fellowship Foundation (Academic).

The President announced his intention to appoint John Cornyn and Edward M. Kennedy as members of the Board of Trustees of the James Madison Memorial Fellowship Foundation.

March 14

In the morning, the President had an intelligence briefing. Later, he traveled to Rochester, NY, where, upon arrival, he met with USA Freedom Corps volunteer Father Joseph Champlin.

In the afternoon, in a hangar at the Greater Rochester International Airport, the President met with family members of soldiers killed in Iraq and Afghanistan. Later, he returned to Washington, DC. Then, in the Roosevelt Room, he met with members of organizations involved in educating and enrolling seniors in Medicare prescription drug benefit plans.

March 15

In the morning, the President had an intelligence briefing. Later, he met with Secretary of Defense Donald H. Rumsfeld. He then met with Republican congressional leaders to discuss legislative priorities.

In the afternoon, the President traveled to Silver Spring, MD. Later, he returned to Washington, DC. He then met with Republican Members of Congress to discuss legislative priorities.

The President announced his intention to nominate Andrew C. von Eschenbach to be Commissioner of Food and Drugs at the Department of Health and Human Services.

The President announced his intention to nominate Mark C. Minton to be Ambassador to Mongolia.

The President announced his intention to nominate John A. Rizzo to be General Counsel of the Central Intelligence Agency.

The President announced his intention to designate Thomas E. McNamara as Program Manager of the Information Sharing Environment.

March 16

In the morning, the President met with Members of Congress who had recently visited the Darfur region of Sudan. Later, he had an intelligence briefing.

In the afternoon, at the U.S. Capitol, the President attended a St. Patrick’s Day luncheon. Later, in the Oval Office, the President participated in a photo opportunity with recipients of the Public Safety Officer Medal of Valor.

The White House announced that the President will welcome President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf of Liberia to the White House on March 21.

The President declared a major disaster in Missouri and ordered Federal aid to supplement State and local recovery efforts in the area struck by severe storms, tornados, and flooding during the period of March 11-13.

March 17

In the morning, the President had an intelligence briefing. Later, in the Oval Office, he met with Prime Minister Bertie Ahern of Ireland. Then, he and Prime Minister Ahern met with community leaders from Northern Ireland and attended a St. Patrick’s Day reception.

In the afternoon, the President participated in a briefing on avian influenza. Later, he and Mrs. Bush traveled to Camp David, MD.

The White House announced that the President will host NATO Secretary General Jaap de Hoop Scheffer at the White House on March 20.

The President announced his intention to nominate Michael D. Kirby to be Ambassador to Moldova.

The President announced his intention to appoint Floyd E. Bloom and Nicholas Eberstadt as members of the President’s Council on Bioethics.

The President announced his intention to appoint Raymond Jardine, Jr., Samuel Metters, and William Gregory Rothman as members of the National Veterans Business Development Corporation.

The President announced his intention to designate Thomas E. Harvey as Acting Assistant Secretary of Veterans Affairs (Congressional Affairs).

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Chicago: George W. Bush, "Digest of Other White House Announcements, Week Ending Friday, March 17, 2006," Week Ending Friday, March 17, 2006 in United States. Executive Office of the President, Weekly Compilation of Presidential Documents, Week Ending Friday, March 17, 2006 (Washington, D.C.: U.S. Government Printing Office, 2006), 42:490-492 491–492. Original Sources, accessed May 23, 2022, http://www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=7FDWZN4MQWCWYPD.

MLA: Bush, George W. "Digest of Other White House Announcements, Week Ending Friday, March 17, 2006." Week Ending Friday, March 17, 2006, in United States. Executive Office of the President, Weekly Compilation of Presidential Documents, Week Ending Friday, March 17, 2006 (Washington, D.C.: U.S. Government Printing Office, 2006), 42:490-492, pp. 491–492. Original Sources. 23 May. 2022. http://www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=7FDWZN4MQWCWYPD.

Harvard: Bush, GW, 'Digest of Other White House Announcements, Week Ending Friday, March 17, 2006' in Week Ending Friday, March 17, 2006. cited in , United States. Executive Office of the President, Weekly Compilation of Presidential Documents, Week Ending Friday, March 17, 2006 (Washington, D.C.: U.S. Government Printing Office, 2006), 42:490-492, pp.491–492. Original Sources, retrieved 23 May 2022, from http://www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=7FDWZN4MQWCWYPD.