Week Ending Friday, December 15, 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.

December 9

In the morning, the President had an intelligence briefing.

December 10

In the afternoon, the President and Mrs. Bush went to the National Building Museum where they participated in the taping of the annual "Christmas in Washington" concert for later television broadcast.

In the evening, the President and Mrs. Bush returned to the White House.

December 11

In the morning, the President had an intelligence briefing.

In the afternoon, in the Oval Office, the President participated in an interview with Stephen F. Hayes of the Weekly Standard. Later, also in the Oval Office, he met with outside experts on Iraq.

The President announced his intention to appoint Patricia Hanahan Engman, Robert E. Peterson, and Peter W. Tredick as members of the Presidential Emergency Board No. 240, and, upon appointment, to designate Peter W. Tredick as Chair.

December 12

In the morning, in his private dining room, the President had breakfast with Secretary of Defense-designate Robert M. Gates. Later, he had an intelligence briefing.

Later in the morning, in the Roosevelt Room, the President participated in a video conference call with U.S. military commanders and Ambassador to Iraq Zalmay Khalilzad.

In the evening, on the State Floor, the President and Mrs. Bush hosted two holiday receptions.

The President declared a major disaster in Washington and ordered Federal aid to supplement State and local recovery efforts in the area struck by severe storms, flooding, landslides, and mudslides on November 2-11.

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 severe storms and flooding on November 16-17.

December 13

In the morning, the President had an intelligence briefing. Later, he had separate telephone conversations with President Jalal Talabani of Iraq and Masoud Barzani, president of the Kurdistan region of Iraq.

In the afternoon, the President traveled to Arlington, VA. Later, at the Pentagon, he and Vice President Dick Cheney met with U.S. military personnel. Later, he returned to Washington, DC.

In the evening, on the State Floor, the President and Mrs. Bush hosted a holiday reception.

The White House announced that the President will welcome President JoseManuel Barroso of the European Commission to the White House on January 8, 2007.

The President announced the recess appointment of Dabney Langhorne Friedrich and Beryl A. Howell as members of the U.S. Sentencing Commission.

The President announced the recess appointment of John R. Steer as a member of the U.S. Sentencing Commission and designated him Vice Chair.

December 14

In the morning, the President had an intelligence briefing.

In the evening, on the State Floor, the President and Mrs. Bush hosted a holiday reception.

December 15

In the morning, the President had a telephone conversation with Prime Minister Abdullah bin Ahmad Badawi of Malaysia. He then had an intelligence briefing.

In the afternoon, the President traveled to Arlington, VA. Later, he returned to Washington, DC.

Later in afternoon, the President and Mrs. Bush went to the State Department where they participated in a holiday reception for members of the diplomatic corps. Later, they returned to the White House.

In the evening, on the State Floor, the President and Mrs. Bush hosted a holiday reception.

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Chicago: George W. Bush, "Digest of Other White House Announcements," Week Ending Friday, December 15, 2006 in United States. Executive Office of the President, Weekly Compilation of Presidential Documents, Week Ending Friday, December 15, 2006 (Washington, D.C.: U.S. Government Printing Office, 2006), 42:2169-2170 Original Sources, accessed October 21, 2019, http://www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=PSVGV5J4DTATKEC.

MLA: Bush, George W. "Digest of Other White House Announcements." Week Ending Friday, December 15, 2006, in United States. Executive Office of the President, Weekly Compilation of Presidential Documents, Week Ending Friday, December 15, 2006 (Washington, D.C.: U.S. Government Printing Office, 2006), 42:2169-2170, Original Sources. 21 Oct. 2019. www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=PSVGV5J4DTATKEC.

Harvard: Bush, GW, 'Digest of Other White House Announcements' in Week Ending Friday, December 15, 2006. cited in , United States. Executive Office of the President, Weekly Compilation of Presidential Documents, Week Ending Friday, December 15, 2006 (Washington, D.C.: U.S. Government Printing Office, 2006), 42:2169-2170. Original Sources, retrieved 21 October 2019, from http://www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=PSVGV5J4DTATKEC.