Week Ending Friday, May 6, 2005

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Author: George W. Bush

Digest of Other White House Announcements, Week Ending Friday, May 6, 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.

April 30

In the morning, the President had an intelligence briefing.

May 2

In the morning, the President had an intelligence briefing. Later, in the Oval Office, he and Mrs. Bush met with 2005 Preserve America Presidential Award recipients.

In the afternoon, in the Oval Office, the President and Mrs. Bush participated in an interview with Al Roker of NBC television for later broadcast.

The White House announced that the President will welcome President Abel Pacheco of Costa Rica, President Leonel Fernandez of the Dominican Republic, President Elias Antonio Saca of El Salvador, President Oscar Berger of Guatemala, President Ricardo Maduro of Honduras, and President Enrique Bolanos of Nicaragua to the White House for a meeting on May 12.

The President announced his intention to nominate R. Thomas Weimer to be an Assistant Secretary of the Interior (Policy, Management, and Budget).

The President announced his intention to designate David A. Sampson as Acting Deputy Secretary of Commerce.

May 3

In the morning, the President had an intelligence briefing. Later, he traveled to Canton, MS, where, upon arrival, he met with USA Freedom Corps volunteer Ruth Wilson.

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

The President announced his designation of the following individuals as members of the Presidential delegation to the Czech Republic to attend the 60th anniversary of the liberation of Pilsen, on May 6: Jim Nicholson (head of delegation); William J. Cabaniss; Maj. Gen. Patrick Brady, USA (Ret.); Linda Maynor; and Julian Niemczyk.

The President announced his intention to nominate Robert M. Kimmitt to be Deputy Secretary of the Treasury.

May 4

In the morning, the President had a telephone conversation with Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi of Italy to express his regret concerning the death of an Italian intelligence agent who was killed at a U.S. checkpoint in Iraq on March 4. He then had a telephone conversation with President Mikheil Saakashvili of Georgia to discuss his upcoming visit to Georgia and other issues.

Later in the morning, the President had an intelligence briefing. He then met in the Oval Office with Secretary of Defense Donald H. Rumsfeld.

May 5

In the morning, the President had a telephone conversation with President Hu Jintao of China to discuss the situation in North Korea, economic issues, China-Taiwan relations, and other issues. He then had an intelligence briefing.

In the afternoon, the President had lunch with Vice President Dick Cheney. Later, in the Oval Office, he met with Nigerian President and Chairman of the African Union Olusegun Obasanjo.

May 6

In the morning, the President and Mrs. Bush departed for Riga, Latvia.

Later in the morning, while en route to Riga aboard Air Force One, the President had a telephone conversation with Prime Minister Tony Blair of the United Kingdom to congratulate him on his May 5 reelection. He then had an intelligence briefing.

In the evening, the President and Mrs. Bush arrived at Riga, Latvia.

The White House announced that the President will welcome President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono of Indonesia to the White House on May 25.

The President announced his intention to nominate Edmund S. Hawley to be an Assistant Secretary of Homeland Security (Transportation Security Administration).

The President announced his intention to nominate Jill L. Sigal to be an Assistant Secretary of Energy (Congressional and Intergovernmental Affairs).

The President announced his intention to nominate James M. Derham to be Ambassador to Guatemala.

The President announced his intention to nominate Robert Johann Dieter to be Ambassador to Belize.

The President announced his intention to nominate Rodolphe M. Vallee to be Ambassador to the Slovak Republic.

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Chicago: George W. Bush, "Digest of Other White House Announcements, Week Ending Friday, May 6, 2005," Week Ending Friday, May 6, 2005 in United States. Executive Office of the President, Weekly Compilation of Presidential Documents, Week Ending Friday, May 6, 2005 (Washington, D.C.: U.S. Government Printing Office, 2005), 41:763-764 Original Sources, accessed July 18, 2019, http://www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=Q32PSJ8QHCLTV2Z.

MLA: Bush, George W. "Digest of Other White House Announcements, Week Ending Friday, May 6, 2005." Week Ending Friday, May 6, 2005, in United States. Executive Office of the President, Weekly Compilation of Presidential Documents, Week Ending Friday, May 6, 2005 (Washington, D.C.: U.S. Government Printing Office, 2005), 41:763-764, Original Sources. 18 Jul. 2019. www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=Q32PSJ8QHCLTV2Z.

Harvard: Bush, GW, 'Digest of Other White House Announcements, Week Ending Friday, May 6, 2005' in Week Ending Friday, May 6, 2005. cited in , United States. Executive Office of the President, Weekly Compilation of Presidential Documents, Week Ending Friday, May 6, 2005 (Washington, D.C.: U.S. Government Printing Office, 2005), 41:763-764. Original Sources, retrieved 18 July 2019, from http://www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=Q32PSJ8QHCLTV2Z.