Week Ending Friday, February 18, 2005

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Author: George W. Bush

Digest of Other White House Announcements, Week Ending Friday, February 18, 2005

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.

February 12

In the morning, the President had an intelligence briefing.

February 14

In the morning, the President had an intelligence briefing and met with the National Security Council. Later, he had a telephone conversation with Crown Prince Abdullah of Saudi Arabia to commemorate the 60th anniversary of the meeting between former President Franklin D. Roosevelt and King Abdulaziz of Saudi Arabia and to discuss elections in Saudi Arabia and counterterrorism efforts.

In the afternoon, in the Oval Office, the President met with outgoing Administrator Sean O’Keefe of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration to thank him for his service.

The President announced his intention to nominate Lester M. Crawford to be Commissioner of Food and Drugs at the Department of Health and Human Services.

February 15

In the morning, the President had an intelligence briefing.

The White House announced that the President and Mrs. Bush will host King Harald V and Queen Sonja of Norway for lunch at the White House on March 7.

The President declared a major disaster in Ohio and ordered Federal aid to supplement State and local recovery efforts in the area struck by severe winter storms, flooding, and mudslides on December 22, 2004, through February 1, 2005.

February 16

In the morning, the President had an intelligence briefing. Later, in the Oval Office, he had breakfast with congressional leaders.

Later in the morning, the President traveled to Portsmouth, NH, where, upon arrival, he met with USA Freedom Corps volunteer Reggie Wright.

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

February 17

In the morning, the President had an intelligence briefing.

During the day, in the Oval Office, the President and Mrs. Bush met with Paul Rusesabagina, whose actions to shelter refugees during the 1994 Rwanda genocide were depicted in the film "Hotel Rwanda," and his wife, Tatiana Rusesabagina.

February 18

In the morning, the President had an intelligence briefing.

The President announced his intention to nominate Jonathan Brian Perlin to be Under Secretary for Health at the Department of Veterans Affairs.

The President announced his intention to appoint Becky Norton Dunlop (Chairman) and Richard Barber Ainsworth, Jr., as members of the Federal Service Impasses Panel.

The President announced his intention to designate Raymond F. DuBois as Acting Under Secretary of the Army.

The President announced his intention to designate Peter F. Allgeier as Acting U.S. Trade Representative.

The President declared a major disaster in Arizona and ordered Federal aid to supplement State and local recovery efforts in the area struck by severe storms and flooding on December 28, 2004, through January 12, 2005.

The President declared an emergency in Nevada and ordered Federal aid to supplement State and local recovery efforts in the area struck by record and/or near record snow on December 29, 2004, through January 2, 2005.

The President declared an emergency in Connecticut and ordered Federal aid to supplement State and local recovery efforts in the area struck by record snow on January 22-23.

The President declared an emergency in Massachusetts and ordered Federal aid to supplement Commonwealth and local recovery efforts in the area struck by record and/or near record snow on January 22-23.

The President declared an emergency in Rhode Island and ordered Federal aid to supplement State and local recovery efforts in the area struck by record snow on January 22-23.

The President declared a major disaster in American Samoa and ordered Federal aid to supplement Territory and local recovery efforts in the area struck by Tropical Cyclone Olaf, including high winds, high surf, and heavy rainfall, beginning on February 15 and continuing.

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Chicago: George W. Bush, "Digest of Other White House Announcements, Week Ending Friday, February 18, 2005," Week Ending Friday, February 18, 2005 in United States. Executive Office of the President, Weekly Compilation of Presidential Documents, Week Ending Friday, February 18, 2005 (Washington, D.C.: U.S. Government Printing Office, 2005), 41:267-268 Original Sources, accessed July 20, 2019, http://www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=P43PHU6GTBQR84W.

MLA: Bush, George W. "Digest of Other White House Announcements, Week Ending Friday, February 18, 2005." Week Ending Friday, February 18, 2005, in United States. Executive Office of the President, Weekly Compilation of Presidential Documents, Week Ending Friday, February 18, 2005 (Washington, D.C.: U.S. Government Printing Office, 2005), 41:267-268, Original Sources. 20 Jul. 2019. www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=P43PHU6GTBQR84W.

Harvard: Bush, GW, 'Digest of Other White House Announcements, Week Ending Friday, February 18, 2005' in Week Ending Friday, February 18, 2005. cited in , United States. Executive Office of the President, Weekly Compilation of Presidential Documents, Week Ending Friday, February 18, 2005 (Washington, D.C.: U.S. Government Printing Office, 2005), 41:267-268. Original Sources, retrieved 20 July 2019, from http://www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=P43PHU6GTBQR84W.