United States. Executive Office of the President, Weekly Compilation of Presidential Documents, Week Ending Friday, December 20, 2002 (Washington, D.C.: U.S. Government Printing Office, 2002), 38:2182-2183

Author: George W. Bush

Digest of Other White House Announcements

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 14

In the morning, at Camp David, MD, the President had intelligence briefings.

December 15

In the afternoon, the President returned to Washington, DC. In the evening, at the National Building Museum, the President and Mrs. Bush participated in the taping of the annual "Christmas in Washington" concert for television broadcast on TNT at 8 p.m.

December 16

In the morning, the President had intelligence and FBI briefings. Later, in the Oval Office, he met with Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah of Brunei.

In the afternoon, at the Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center, the President made remarks to Cabinet and sub-Cabinet officials to thank them for their service.

During the day, the President met with House leaders to discuss proposed legislation concerning prescription drugs for seniors.

December 17

In the morning, the President had intelligence and FBI briefings. He then met with Speaker of the House of Representatives J. Dennis Hastert to discuss the legislative agenda for the upcoming session of Congress. Later, in the Oval Office, he met with President Vladimir Voronin of Moldova.

December 18

In the morning, the President had intelligence and FBI briefings and met with the National Security Council. Later, in the Oval Office, he met with Health and Human Services Secretary Tommy G. Thompson and Food and Drug Administration Commissioner Mark B. McClellan to discuss FDA initiatives to promote scientifically based information for consumers on foods and dietary supplements.

In the afternoon, the President had lunch with President Jose Maria Aznar of Spain, following their meeting in the Oval Office.

The President announced the appointment of David Hobbs as Assistant to the President for Legislative Affairs and Ziad Ojakli as Deputy Assistant to the President and Principal Deputy for Legislative Affairs.

The President announced his intention to nominate Janet Hale to be Under Secretary for Management at the Department of Homeland Security.

The President announced his intention to nominate Clark Kent Ervin to be Inspector General at the Department of Homeland Security.

December 19

In the morning, the President had a telephone conversation with President Hosni Mubarak of Egypt to discuss peace efforts in the Middle East. He then had CIA and FBI briefings and met with the National Security Council.

December 20

In the morning, the President had a telephone conversation with President-elect Roh Moo-hyun of South Korea to congratulate him on his December 19 electoral victory. He then had intelligence and FBI briefings and met with the National Security Council.

Also in the morning, the President had a telephone conversation with Senator Trent Lott to discuss Senator Lott’s announcement earlier in the day that he will not seek the Senate majority leader’s position when Congress re-convenes on January 6, 2003.

In the afternoon, the President had lunch with Vice President Dick Cheney.

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