Week Ending Friday, February 3, 2006

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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.

January 28

In the morning, the President had an intelligence briefing.

In the evening, at the Capital Hilton Hotel, the President and Mrs. Bush attended the Alfalfa Club Dinner.

January 29

In the afternoon, the President participated in a speech preparation session for his January 31 State of the Union Address.

January 30

In the morning, the President had an intelligence briefing. Later, in the Family Theater, the President participated in a speech preparation session for his January 31 State of the Union Address.

In the afternoon, in the Oval Office, the President participated in a signing ceremony for a Presidential proclamation in honor of the fourth anniversary of the USA Freedom Corps.

The President announced his intention to nominate W. Ralph Basham to be Commissioner of Customs at the Bureau of Customs and Border Enforcement in the Department of Homeland Security.

The President announced his intention to nominate Paul DeCamp to be Administrator of the Wage and Hour Division at the Department of Labor.

The President announced his intention to nominate Edward P. Lazear to be a member of the Council of Economic Advisers and, upon appointment, to designate him as Chairman.

The President announced his intention to nominate Jeffrey L. Sedgwick to be Director of the Bureau of Justice Statistics at the Department of Justice.

The President announced his intention to appoint Mark Sullivan as Director of the U.S. Secret Service at the Department of Homeland Security.

The President announced his designation of the following individuals as members of a Presidential delegation to the 2006 Olympic Games in Turin, Italy: Laura Bush (head of delegation), Ronald P. Spogli, Barbara P. Bush, Roland Betts, Brad Freeman, Dorothy Hamill, Eric Heiden, Kerri Strug, Debi Thomas, and Herschel Walker.January 31

In the morning, the President had an intelligence briefing. Later, in the Roosevelt Room, he met with Samuel A. Alito, Jr., to congratulate him on being confirmed by the Senate as an Associate Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court.

In the afternoon, in the Old Family Dining Room, the President had lunch with television correspondents.

February 1

In the morning, the President had a telephone conversation with President Vladimir Putin of Russia to discuss the situation in Iran. Later, he had a telephone conversation with President Evo Morales of Bolivia to congratulate him on his election and inauguration. He then had an intelligence briefing.

Later in the morning, in the Oval Office, the President and Mrs. Bush participated in a signing ceremony for a Presidential proclamation in honor of American Heart Month. He and Mrs. Bush then traveled to Nashville, TN, where, upon arrival, he met with USA Freedom Corps volunteer Suzanne Bingham.

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

February 2

In the morning, the President had an intelligence briefing. Later, he traveled to Minneapolis, MN, where, upon arrival, he met with USA Freedom Corps volunteer Anna Edlund. He then traveled to Maplewood, MN, where he toured 3M headquarters.

In the afternoon, the President traveled to Albuquerque, NM, where, upon arrival, he met with USA Freedom Corps volunteer Mike Martin.

February 3

In the morning, the President had an intelligence briefing. Later, the President traveled to Dallas, TX, where, upon arrival in the afternoon, he met with USA Freedom Corps volunteer Sharon Randolph.

Later in the afternoon, the President traveled to the Bush Ranch in Crawford, TX.

The White House announced that President Bush will welcome King Abdullah II of Jordan to the White House on February 8.

The White House announced that the President will welcome Secretary-General Kofi Annan of the United Nations to the White House on February 13.

The President declared a major disaster in Nevada and ordered Federal aid to supplement State and local recovery efforts in the area struck by severe storms and flooding from December 31, 2005, to January 4, 2006.

The President declared a major disaster in California and ordered Federal aid to supplement State and local recovery efforts in the area struck by severe storms, flooding, mudslides, and landslides from December 17, 2005, through January 3, 2006.

The President announced his intention to nominate Benedict S. Cohen to be General Counsel of the Department of the Army.

The President announced his intention to nominate Robert M. McDowell to be a Commissioner on the Federal Communications Commission.

The President announced his intention to nominate Mauricio J. Tamargo to be Chairman of the Foreign Claims Settlement Commission of the U.S. at the Department of Justice.

The President announced his intention to nominate Armando J. Bucelo to be a director of the Board of Directors of the Securities Investor Protection Corporation (Public).

The President announced his intention to nominate Todd S. Farha to be a director of the Board of Directors of the Securities Investor Protection Corporation (Public) and, upon appointment, to designate him as vice chairman.

The President announced his intention to appoint Douglas DeMaster as Deputy U.S. Commissioner on the International Whaling Commission.

The President annnounced his intention to appoint William Hogarth as U.S. Commissioner on the International Whaling Commission.

The President announced his intention to appoint William B. Keleher as a member of the Board of Directors of the Valles Caldera Trust (Expert in Cultural and Natural History).

The President announced his intention to appoint Michael Robert Oestreicher as amember of the Advisory Committee for Trade Policy and Negotiations.

The President announced his appointment of Kevin J. Bergner as Special Assistant to the President and Senior Director for Iraq.

The President announced his appointment of J. Scott Jennings as Special Assistant to the President and Deputy Director of Political Affairs.

The President announced his appointment of Jeffrey F. Kupfer as Special Assistant to the President for Economic Policy.

The President announced his appointment of Elisabeth Millard as Special Assistant to the President and Senior Director for South and Central Asian Affairs.

The President announced his appointment of Luis A. Reyes as Special Assistant to the President for Presidential Personnel.

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Chicago: George W. Bush, "Digest of Other White House Announcements," Week Ending Friday, February 3, 2006 in United States. Executive Office of the President, Weekly Compilation of Presidential Documents, Week Ending Friday, February 3, 2006 (Washington, D.C.: U.S. Government Printing Office, 2006), 42:186-188 187–188. Original Sources, accessed October 21, 2019, http://www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=N3VST9S3N3FIJTZ.

MLA: Bush, George W. "Digest of Other White House Announcements." Week Ending Friday, February 3, 2006, in United States. Executive Office of the President, Weekly Compilation of Presidential Documents, Week Ending Friday, February 3, 2006 (Washington, D.C.: U.S. Government Printing Office, 2006), 42:186-188, pp. 187–188. Original Sources. 21 Oct. 2019. www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=N3VST9S3N3FIJTZ.

Harvard: Bush, GW, 'Digest of Other White House Announcements' in Week Ending Friday, February 3, 2006. cited in , United States. Executive Office of the President, Weekly Compilation of Presidential Documents, Week Ending Friday, February 3, 2006 (Washington, D.C.: U.S. Government Printing Office, 2006), 42:186-188, pp.187–188. Original Sources, retrieved 21 October 2019, from http://www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=N3VST9S3N3FIJTZ.