Week Ending Friday, March 10, 2006

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Author: George W. Bush

Digest of Other White House Announcements, Week Ending Friday, March 10, 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.

March 4

In the morning, at the U.S. Ambassador’s residence in Islamabad, Pakistan, the President had an intelligence briefing. Later, at the Aiwan-e-Sadr, the President of Pakistan’s residence, he and Mrs. Bush participated in an arrival ceremony with President Pervez Musharraf of Pakistan. Then, in the Pink Room at the Aiwan-e-Sadr, he met with President Musharraf.

Later in the morning, in the Reception Hall at the Aiwan-e-Sadr, the President participated in a briefing on the Pakistani earthquake and reconstruction efforts.

In the afternoon, in the President’s Dining Room at the Aiwan-e-Sadr, the President and Mrs. Bush had lunch with President Musharraf and his wife, Sebha Musharraf. Later, at the U.S. Embassy in Islamabad, the President greeted U.S. Embassy staff. Then, in the Raphel Memorial Gardens of the U.S. Embassy, he participated in a cricket clinic with Pakistani youth.

In the evening, in the Reception Hall at the Aiwan-e-Sadr, the President and Mrs. Bush attended a performance. Later, they returned to Washington, DC, arriving the following morning.

March 6

In the morning, the President had an intelligence briefing. Later, in Room 350 of the Dwight D. Eisenhower Executive Office Building, he dropped by a meeting of the Academic Competitiveness Council.

In the afternoon, the President participated in a briefing on Hurricane Katrina recovery and rebuilding efforts along the gulf coast.

The White House announced that the President will welcome President Alejandro Toledo of Peru to the White House on March 10.

March 7

In the morning, the President had an intelligence briefing.

In the afternoon, in the Oval Office, the President met with Minister of Foreign Affairs Sergey Viktorovich Lavrov of Russia.Later, he and Mrs. Bush traveled to Crawford, TX.

The President made additional disaster assistance available to areas of Mississippi impacted by Hurricane Katrina.

The President announced his intention to nominate Jerry Gayle Bridges to be Chief Financial Officer at the Corporation for National and Community Service.

The President announced his intention to nominate Richard Capka to be Administrator of the Federal Highway Administration.

The President announced his intention to nominate Robert F. Godec to be Ambassador to Tunisia.

The President announced his intention to nominate Philip D. Moeller and Jon Wellinghoff to be members of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission.

The President announced his intention to nominate Michael E. Ranneberger to be Ambassador to Kenya.

The President announced his intention to nominate Warren W. Tichenor to be the U.S. Representative to the European Office of the United Nations and other international organizations with the rank of Ambassador.

The President announced his intention to appoint Scott G. Kriens as a member of the President’s National Security Telecommunications Advisory Committee.

The President announced his intention to appoint the following individuals as members of the Advisory Commission on Drug-Free Communities: James R. Aiona, Jr. (State Organization); Sandra Heverly (National Organization); Keith N. Humphreys (Public); Patricia J. Kempthorne (Public); Charles W. Larson, Jr. (State Organization); Darren L. Myles (National Organization); and Camille Q. Solberg (Public).

The President announced his intention to designate William McCabe as Acting Chief Financial Officer of the Department of Education.

March 8

In the morning, the President and Mrs. Bush traveled to New Orleans, LA. While en route aboard Air Force One, he had an intelligence briefing, and then he and Mrs. Bush participated in a briefing on hurricane recovery and rebuilding efforts in New Orleans and other parts of Louisiana. Upon arrival in New Orleans, he met with USA Freedom Corps volunteer Theo Richards.

Later in the morning, aboard Marine One, the President and Mrs. Bush participated in an aerial tour of hurricane-damaged areas of New Orleans followed by a walking tour of damaged areas and reconstruction efforts in New Orleans, including the lower Ninth Ward and Industrial Levee Canal. During the tour, they stopped in at Stewart’s Diner in the lower Ninth Ward. They then traveled to Gautier, MS, where they toured hurricane-damaged areas.

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

March 9

In the morning, the President had a telephone conversation with Chancellor Angela Merkel of Germany to discuss foreign policy issues. Later, he had an intelligence briefing. He then participated in a photo opportunity with the National and Distinguished Principals of the Year.

Later in the morning, the President met with Republican congressional leaders to discuss legislative priorities. Later, on the North Portico, he participated in a photo opportunity with U.S. Senate Youth Program students.

In the afternoon, the President met with bipartisan Members of Congress to discuss his proposed Advanced Energy Initiative.

In the evening, the President traveled to College Park, GA. Later, he returned to Washington, DC.

The White House announced that the President will travel to Cancun, Mexico, to meet with President Vicente Fox of Mexico and Prime Minister Stephen Harper of Canada on March 30-31.

March 10

In the morning, the President had breakfast with Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice. Later, he had an intelligence briefing. He then participated in a National Security Council meeting on Iraq.

In the afternoon, the President and Mrs. Bush had lunch with President Alejandro Toledo of Peru. Later, in the Oval Office, he and Mrs. Bush met with members of militaryservice organizations that have participated in the Department of Defense’s America Supports You program.

The White House announced that the President will welcome Prime Minister Bertie Ahern of Ireland to the White House on March 17 and that he and Prime Minister Ahern will meet with Secretary of State for Northern Ireland Peter Hain of the United Kingdom. They will then meet with community peace activists from Northern Ireland.

The President announced his intention to nominate Robert D. McCallum, Jr., to be Ambassador to Australia.

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Chicago: George W. Bush, "Digest of Other White House Announcements, Week Ending Friday, March 10, 2006," Week Ending Friday, March 10, 2006 in United States. Executive Office of the President, Weekly Compilation of Presidential Documents, Week Ending Friday, March 10, 2006 (Washington, D.C.: U.S. Government Printing Office, 2006), 42:449-451 450–451. Original Sources, accessed July 20, 2019, http://www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=PGC4L7CDEBI7IT5.

MLA: Bush, George W. "Digest of Other White House Announcements, Week Ending Friday, March 10, 2006." Week Ending Friday, March 10, 2006, in United States. Executive Office of the President, Weekly Compilation of Presidential Documents, Week Ending Friday, March 10, 2006 (Washington, D.C.: U.S. Government Printing Office, 2006), 42:449-451, pp. 450–451. Original Sources. 20 Jul. 2019. www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=PGC4L7CDEBI7IT5.

Harvard: Bush, GW, 'Digest of Other White House Announcements, Week Ending Friday, March 10, 2006' in Week Ending Friday, March 10, 2006. cited in , United States. Executive Office of the President, Weekly Compilation of Presidential Documents, Week Ending Friday, March 10, 2006 (Washington, D.C.: U.S. Government Printing Office, 2006), 42:449-451, pp.450–451. Original Sources, retrieved 20 July 2019, from http://www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=PGC4L7CDEBI7IT5.