Week Ending Friday, August 18, 2006

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Author: George W. Bush

Digest of Other White House Announcements, Week Ending Friday, August 18, 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.

August 12

In the morning, at the Bush Ranch in Crawford, TX, the President had an intelligence briefing.

During the day, the President had a telephone conversation with Prime Minister Fuad Siniora of Lebanon to discuss U.N. Security Council Resolution 1701 to establish a cease-fire in Lebanon.

August 13

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

August 14

In the morning, the President had an intelligence briefing. Later, he had a telephone conversation with Prime Minister Romano Prodi of Italy to discuss the situation in Lebanon. He then traveled to Arlington, VA.

In the afternoon, at the Pentagon, the President had a working lunch with experts on Iraq. Later, he returned to Washington, DC. Then, in the Oval Office, he participated in a bill signing ceremony for Public Law 109-272, providing for the Federal acquisition of the Mt. Soledad Veterans Memorial in San Diego, CA.

August 15

In the morning, the President had an intelligence briefing. Later, he traveled to McLean, VA, where, at the National Counterterrorism Center, he participated in a National Security Council and Homeland Security Council briefing.

In the afternoon, the President had a working lunch with counterterrorism and homeland security experts. Later, he met with his homeland security team. He then returned to Washington, DC.

The President declared a major disaster in Texas and ordered Federal aid to supplement State and local recovery efforts in the area struck by flooding beginning July 31 and continuing.

The President announced his intention to appoint John Edward Niederhuber as Director of the National Cancer Institute at the Department of Health and Human Services.

The President announced his intention to appoint Marta Brito Perez as Chief Human Capital Officer at the Department of Homeland Security.

The President announced his intention to appoint the following individuals as members of the Congressional Executive Commission on the People’s Republic of China: Christopher R. Hill (At Large Representative); Franklin L. Lavin (Department of Commerce Representative); and Barry F. Lowenkron (State Department Representative).

The President announced his intention to appoint Nancy Davenport as a member of the National Historical Publications and Records Commission.

August 16

In the morning, the President had an intelligence briefing. Later, he granted pardons to 17 individuals.

In the afternoon, the President traveled to York, PA, where he toured Harley-Davidson Vehicle Operations. Later, he participated in a roundtable discussion on the economy with Harley-Davidson managers and workers. He then participated in an interview with USA Today.

Later in the afternoon, the President traveled to Lancaster, PA.

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

The White House announced that the President will welcome President Roh Moo-hyun of South Korea to the White House on September 14.

The President announced that he has named David McCormick as Deputy Assistant to the President and Deputy National Security Adviser for International Economic Affairs.

The President announced that he has named Jennifer Christie as Special Assistant to the President for Presidential Personnel.

August 17

In the morning, the President had an intelligence briefing. Later, he met with Secretary of Defense Donald H. Rumsfeld, military commanders, and senior military advisers to discuss the war on terror.

In the afternoon, the President traveled to Camp David, MD.

In the evening, the President met with his economic team.

August 18

In the morning, the President had an intelligence briefing.

The White House announced that the President will welcome President Alan Garcia Perez of Peru to the White House on October 10.

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Chicago: George W. Bush, "Digest of Other White House Announcements, Week Ending Friday, August 18, 2006," Week Ending Friday, August 18, 2006 in United States. Executive Office of the President, Weekly Compilation of Presidential Documents, Week Ending Friday, August 18, 2006 (Washington, D.C.: U.S. Government Printing Office, 2006), 42:1473-1475 Original Sources, accessed July 18, 2019, http://www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=NP1UVY4RBLMJ1EC.

MLA: Bush, George W. "Digest of Other White House Announcements, Week Ending Friday, August 18, 2006." Week Ending Friday, August 18, 2006, in United States. Executive Office of the President, Weekly Compilation of Presidential Documents, Week Ending Friday, August 18, 2006 (Washington, D.C.: U.S. Government Printing Office, 2006), 42:1473-1475, Original Sources. 18 Jul. 2019. www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=NP1UVY4RBLMJ1EC.

Harvard: Bush, GW, 'Digest of Other White House Announcements, Week Ending Friday, August 18, 2006' in Week Ending Friday, August 18, 2006. cited in , United States. Executive Office of the President, Weekly Compilation of Presidential Documents, Week Ending Friday, August 18, 2006 (Washington, D.C.: U.S. Government Printing Office, 2006), 42:1473-1475. Original Sources, retrieved 18 July 2019, from http://www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=NP1UVY4RBLMJ1EC.