Week Ending Friday, June 1, 2007

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Author: George W. Bush  | Date: May 25, 2007

Statement on Congressional Passage of Emergency Supplemental Appropriations,
May 25, 2007

Congress voted yesterday to provide our troops with the funding and flexibility they need to protect our country, and I was pleased to sign the bill today. Rather than mandate arbitrary timetables for troop withdrawals or micromanage our military commanders, this legislation enables our service men and women to follow the judgment of commanders on the ground.

This important bill also provides a clear roadmap to help the Iraqis secure their country and strengthen their young democracy. Iraqis need to demonstrate measurable progress on a series of benchmarks for improved security, political reconciliation, and governance. These tasks will be difficult for this young democracy, but we are confident they will continue to make progress on the goals they have set for themselves.

I am pleased that Congress removed billions of dollars in unrequested spending. I would like to have removed even more, but this package was part of the effort to move forward and ensure our troops in harm’s way have the resources they need.

I congratulate Members of Congress for coming together in a bipartisan fashion and providing the necessary funding for our troops and support for the Iraqi people.

Note: The statement referred to H.R. 2206, which was assigned Public Law No. 110-28. This item was not received in time for publication in the appropriate issue.

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Chicago: George W. Bush, "Statement on Congressional Passage of Emergency Supplemental Appropriations, May 25, 2007," Week Ending Friday, June 1, 2007 in United States. Executive Office of the President, Weekly Compilation of Presidential Documents, Week Ending Friday, June 1, 2007 (Washington, D.C.: U.S. Government Printing Office, 2007), 43:687 Original Sources, accessed July 1, 2022, http://www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=HI3MGN62SSWFNT1.

MLA: Bush, George W. "Statement on Congressional Passage of Emergency Supplemental Appropriations, May 25, 2007." Week Ending Friday, June 1, 2007, in United States. Executive Office of the President, Weekly Compilation of Presidential Documents, Week Ending Friday, June 1, 2007 (Washington, D.C.: U.S. Government Printing Office, 2007), 43:687, Original Sources. 1 Jul. 2022. http://www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=HI3MGN62SSWFNT1.

Harvard: Bush, GW, 'Statement on Congressional Passage of Emergency Supplemental Appropriations, May 25, 2007' in Week Ending Friday, June 1, 2007. cited in , United States. Executive Office of the President, Weekly Compilation of Presidential Documents, Week Ending Friday, June 1, 2007 (Washington, D.C.: U.S. Government Printing Office, 2007), 43:687. Original Sources, retrieved 1 July 2022, from http://www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=HI3MGN62SSWFNT1.