Week Ending Friday, December 23, 2005

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Author: George W. Bush

Digest of Other White House Announcements, Week Ending Friday, December 23, 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.

December 17

In the morning, the President had an intelligence briefing.

December 19

In the morning, the President had an intelligence briefing.

The President announced his intention to nominate James I. Finley to be Deputy Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition and Technology.

The President announced his intention to nominate Sharee M. Freeman to be Director of the Community Relations Service at the Department of Justice.

The President announced his intention to nominate Stephen Goldsmith to be a member of the Board of Directors of the Corporation for National and Community Service.

The President announced his intention to appoint Rodney R. McInnis as a member of the Inter-American Tropical Tuna Commission (Department of Commerce, National Maritime Fisheries, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration member).

The President announced his intention to appoint Charles S. Robb as a member of the President’s Foreign Intelligence Advisory Board.

The President announced his intention to designate Sharee M. Freeman as Acting Director of the Community Relations Service at the Department of Justice.

The President announced his designation of the following individuals as members of a Presidential delegation to attend the Inauguration of the President of Tanzania on December 21: Jendayi E. Frazer (head of delegation); Cindy Courville; and Michael L. Retzer.

December 20

In the morning, the President had separate telephone conversations with President Jalal Talabani and Prime Minister Ibrahim al-Jafari of Iraq to congratulate them on Iraq’s successful elections. Later, the President had an intelligence briefing. He then had a telephone conversation with Prime Minister Ariel Sharon of Israel to wish him well after he experienced a mild stoke on December 19.

Later in the morning, in the Roosevelt Room, the President participated in a signing ceremony for the Stem Cell and Therapeutic Research Act of 2005.

In the evening, the President hosted a holiday reception.

The President made additional disaster assistance available to the areas of Louisiana impacted by Hurricanes Katrina and Rita.

The President declared a major disaster in South Dakota and ordered Federal aid to supplement State and local recovery efforts in the area struck by a severe winter storm from November 27-29.

December 21

In the morning, the President had an intelligence briefing and met with the National Security Council. Later, he and Mrs. Bush traveled to the National Naval Medical Center in Bethesda, MD, where they visited U.S. military personnel injured in Iraq and their family members and presented Purple Hearts to some servicemembers.

In the afternoon, the President and Mrs. Bush returned to Washington, DC. Later, in the Indian Treaty Room, he participated in a meeting on developing a skilled trades workforce to rebuild the gulf coast.

The President announced his intention to nominate Alexander A. Karsner to be Assistant Secretary of Energy (Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy).

The President announced his intention to nominate Donald R. DePriest to be a member of the Board of Directors of the Tennessee Valley Authority.

The President announced his intention to nominate Vince J. Juaristi to be a member of the Board of Directors of the Corporation for National and Community Service.

The President announced his intention to appoint the following individuals as members of the President’s Council on Service and Civic Participation: V. Jay Allen; Stephen A. Baldwin; Jean M. Case; Gerald Colangelo; Evern D. Cooper; Myrka DeLlanos; Hilary E. Duff; Patricia H. Heaton; Kasey K. Kahne; Arthur G. Linkletter; Mary J. Myers; Corinne B. Roberts; Michael W. Smith; Wendy M. Spencer; Roxanne Spillett; Hope Taft; and Charles P. Turlinski.

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

December 22

In the morning, the President had breakfast with Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice. Later, he had an intelligence briefing.

In the afternoon, the President and Mrs. Bush traveled to Camp David, MD.

December 23

In the morning, the President had an intelligence briefing.

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Chicago: George W. Bush, "Digest of Other White House Announcements, Week Ending Friday, December 23, 2005," Week Ending Friday, December 23, 2005 in United States. Executive Office of the President, Weekly Compilation of Presidential Documents, Week Ending Friday, December 23, 2005 (Washington, D.C.: U.S. Government Printing Office, 2005), 41:1913-1914 Original Sources, accessed September 21, 2019, http://www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=QCW2BB9XHV9IL5B.

MLA: Bush, George W. "Digest of Other White House Announcements, Week Ending Friday, December 23, 2005." Week Ending Friday, December 23, 2005, in United States. Executive Office of the President, Weekly Compilation of Presidential Documents, Week Ending Friday, December 23, 2005 (Washington, D.C.: U.S. Government Printing Office, 2005), 41:1913-1914, Original Sources. 21 Sep. 2019. www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=QCW2BB9XHV9IL5B.

Harvard: Bush, GW, 'Digest of Other White House Announcements, Week Ending Friday, December 23, 2005' in Week Ending Friday, December 23, 2005. cited in , United States. Executive Office of the President, Weekly Compilation of Presidential Documents, Week Ending Friday, December 23, 2005 (Washington, D.C.: U.S. Government Printing Office, 2005), 41:1913-1914. Original Sources, retrieved 21 September 2019, from http://www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=QCW2BB9XHV9IL5B.