Week Ending Friday, March 5, 2004

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Author: George W. Bush

Digest of Other White House Announcements, Week Ending Friday, March 5, 2004

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 28

In the morning, at Camp David, MD, the President had an intelligence briefing.

February 29

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

March 1

In the morning, the President had an intelligence briefing and met with the National Security Council.

In the afternoon, the President met with Miss America 2003, Erika Harold. Later, he met with Members of Congress.

During the day, the President had a telephone conversation with President Jose Maria Aznar of Spain to discuss the situation in Haiti, President Aznar’s recent visit to Colombia, and the situation in Venezuela.

In the evening, at the home of Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist, the President made remarks at a National Republican Senatorial Committee reception.

The President announced his intention to nominate Deborah Hersman to be a member of the National Transportation Safety Board.

March 2

In the morning, the President had a telephone conversation with President Jacques Chirac of France to discuss the situation in Haiti. Later, he had a telephone conversation with President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva of Brazil to discuss the situation in Haiti and regional issues. He then had an intelligence briefing.

Later in the morning, in an Oval Office ceremony, the President received the annual report of the Boy Scouts of America.

In the afternoon, the President participated in a photo opportunity with student delegates from the U.S. Senate Youth Program.

In the evening, the President had a telephone conversation with Senator John Kerry of Massachusetts to congratulate the Senator on his victories in Democratic Presidential primary elections earlier in the day.

The President announced his intention to appoint the following individuals as members of the President’s Committee on the National Medal of Science: Francisco G. Cigarroa, Denice Dee Denton, Peter H. Raven, and Margaret H. Wright.

March 3

In the morning, the President had an intelligence briefing. Later, he met with Secretary of Defense Donald H. Rumsfeld.

Later in the morning, the President traveled to Los Angeles, CA, where, upon arrival, he greeted USA Freedom Corps volunteer Charlotte Van Fleet.

In the afternoon, at the Los Angeles Convention Center, the President met with faith-based program participants.

In the evening, the President attended a Republican National Committee Victory 2004 dinner at a private residence.

The President announced his intention to nominate Benjamin Grumbles to be Assistant Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency.

The President announced the designation of the following individuals to attend the state funeral of President Boris Trajkovski of Macedonia on March 5: Secretary of Veterans Affairs Anthony J. Principi (head of delegation); Lawrence Butler; Frank Wolf; Eliot Engel; Barry Jackson; and Kent Patton.

The President declared a major disaster in New York and ordered Federal aid to supplement State and local recovery efforts in the area struck by record/near record snow on January 28-31.

March 4

In the morning, the President had an intelligence briefing. Later, he traveled to Bakersfield, CA, where, upon arrival, he greeted USA Freedom Corps volunteer Dana Karcher.

In the afternoon, the President traveled to Santa Clara, CA. Later, he traveled to the Bush Ranch in Crawford, TX.

The White House announced that the President and Mrs. Bush will welcome President Hosni Mubarak of Egypt to the Bush Ranch in Crawford, TX, on April 12.

The President announced his intention to designate Erle Nye as Chairman of the National Infrastructure Advisory Council.

March 5

In the morning, the President had an intelligence briefing.

In the afternoon, the President and Mrs. Bush welcomed President Vicente Fox of Mexico and his wife, Marta Sahagun de Fox, to the Bush Ranch.

In the evening, the President and Mrs. Bush hosted a dinner for President and Mrs. Fox.

The President announced his intention to appoint the following individuals as members of the Antitrust Modernization Commission: Dennis W. Carlton; Deborah A. Garza; Sanford M. Litvack; and Deborah P. Majoras.

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Chicago: George W. Bush, "Digest of Other White House Announcements, Week Ending Friday, March 5, 2004," Week Ending Friday, March 5, 2004 in United States. Executive Office of the President, Weekly Compilation of Presidential Documents, Week Ending Friday, March 5, 2004 (Washington, D.C.: U.S. Government Printing Office, 2004), 40:345-346 Original Sources, accessed December 15, 2019, http://www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=PQ4UZ45HBTAU81M.

MLA: Bush, George W. "Digest of Other White House Announcements, Week Ending Friday, March 5, 2004." Week Ending Friday, March 5, 2004, in United States. Executive Office of the President, Weekly Compilation of Presidential Documents, Week Ending Friday, March 5, 2004 (Washington, D.C.: U.S. Government Printing Office, 2004), 40:345-346, Original Sources. 15 Dec. 2019. www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=PQ4UZ45HBTAU81M.

Harvard: Bush, GW, 'Digest of Other White House Announcements, Week Ending Friday, March 5, 2004' in Week Ending Friday, March 5, 2004. cited in , United States. Executive Office of the President, Weekly Compilation of Presidential Documents, Week Ending Friday, March 5, 2004 (Washington, D.C.: U.S. Government Printing Office, 2004), 40:345-346. Original Sources, retrieved 15 December 2019, from http://www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=PQ4UZ45HBTAU81M.