Week Ending Friday, June 4, 2004

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Author: George W. Bush

Digest of Other White House Announcements, Week Ending Friday, June 4, 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.

May 29

In the morning, the President had an intelligence briefing.

May 30

In the afternoon, the President welcomed Rolling Thunder leaders at the South Portico and then met with them in the Oval Office.

May 31

In the morning, the President had an intelligence briefing. Later, he and Mrs. Bush traveled to Arlington, VA, where they participated in a wreath-laying ceremony at the Tomb of the Unknowns in Arlington National Cemetery.

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

June 1

In the morning, the President had an intelligence briefing. He also had a telephone conversation with King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa of Bahrain to discuss the situation in Iraq. Later, he had separate telephone conversations with Prime Minister Ayad al-Alawi and President Ghazi Ujayl al-Yawr of Iraq to congratulate them on assuming leadership and to discuss Iraqi-U.S. cooperation.

In the afternoon, the President traveled to Denver, CO, where, upon arrival, he greeted USA Freedom Corps volunteer Rick Sullivan.

June 2

In the morning, the President had an intelligence briefing. Later, he traveled to Colorado Springs, CO, where, upon arrival at Peterson Air Force Base, he greeted USA Freedom Corps volunteer Gloria Moran.

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

In the evening, in the Residence, the President met with Central Intelligence Agency Director George J. Tenet to discuss Director Tenet’s decision to resign.

June 3

In the morning, the President had an intelligence briefing. Later, in the Oval Office, he met with Prime Minister John Howard of Australia.

Later in the morning, the President and Mrs. Bush traveled to Rome, Italy, arriving early the next morning.

The President declared a major disaster in Indiana and ordered Federal aid to supplement State and local recovery efforts in the area struck by severe storms, tornadoes, and flooding beginning on May 27 and continuing.

June 4

In the morning, the President had an intelligence briefing. Later, at the Quirinale Palace, he met with President Carlo Azeglio Ciampi of Italy.

In the afternoon, the President and Mrs. Bush traveled to Vatican City, where they participated in a greeting with Pope John Paul II. Later, the President met with Angelo Cardinal Sodano, Secretary of State of the Holy See.

Later in the afternoon, after returning to Rome, the President and Mrs. Bush toured the Fosse Ardeatine mausoleum and participated in a wreath-laying ceremony there.

In the evening, at Villa Taverna, the U.S. Ambassador’s residence, the President and Mrs. Bush greeted U.S. Embassy personnel and U.S. veterans. Later, at Villa Madama, they attended a dinner hosted by Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi of Italy.

The President announced his intention to nominate John C. Danforth to be U.S. Representative to the United Nations with the rank of Ambassador, U.S. Representative to the United Nations Security Council, and U.S. Representative to the United Nations General Assembly.

The President announced his intention to nominate Douglas L. McElhaney to be Ambassador to Bosnia and Herzegovina.

The President announced his intention to nominate Aldona Wos to be Ambassador to Estonia.

The President announced his intention to nominate Luis Luna to be Assistant Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency for Administration and Resource Management.

The President announced his intention to nominate Kenneth Francis Hackett and Christine Todd Whitman to be members of the Board of Directors of the Millennium Challenge Corporation.

The President announced his intention to appoint Reggie B. Walton as Chairman of the National Prison Rape Reduction Commission.

The President announced his intention to appoint Thomas M. Garrott, Betty S. Ireland, and James E. Nevels as members of the Advisory Committee to the Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation.

The President announced his intention to designate Thomas Dunne as Acting Assistant Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency for Solid Waste and Emergency Response.

The President announced his intention to designate Stephen Koplan as Chairman of the U.S. International Trade Commission.

The President announced his intention to designate Deanna Tanner Okun as Vice Chairman of the U.S. International Trade Commission.

The President announced his intention to designate Mary Ann Melody Larson McDonald as Chairman of the Advisory Committee to the Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation.

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 storms and flooding beginning on May 18 and continuing.

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Chicago: George W. Bush, "Digest of Other White House Announcements, Week Ending Friday, June 4, 2004," Week Ending Friday, June 4, 2004 in United States. Executive Office of the President, Weekly Compilation of Presidential Documents, Week Ending Friday, June 4, 2004 (Washington, D.C.: U.S. Government Printing Office, 2004), 40:1016-1017 Original Sources, accessed September 16, 2019, http://www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=PTPAC39PJWNQ9AS.

MLA: Bush, George W. "Digest of Other White House Announcements, Week Ending Friday, June 4, 2004." Week Ending Friday, June 4, 2004, in United States. Executive Office of the President, Weekly Compilation of Presidential Documents, Week Ending Friday, June 4, 2004 (Washington, D.C.: U.S. Government Printing Office, 2004), 40:1016-1017, Original Sources. 16 Sep. 2019. www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=PTPAC39PJWNQ9AS.

Harvard: Bush, GW, 'Digest of Other White House Announcements, Week Ending Friday, June 4, 2004' in Week Ending Friday, June 4, 2004. cited in , United States. Executive Office of the President, Weekly Compilation of Presidential Documents, Week Ending Friday, June 4, 2004 (Washington, D.C.: U.S. Government Printing Office, 2004), 40:1016-1017. Original Sources, retrieved 16 September 2019, from http://www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=PTPAC39PJWNQ9AS.