Week Ending Friday, September 27, 2002

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Author: George W. Bush

Digest of Other White House Announcements, Week Ending Friday, September 27, 2002

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.

September 22

In the afternoon, the President returned from Camp David, MD, to Washington, DC. Later, he hosted a tee-ball game on the South Lawn of the White House.

September 23

In the morning, the President traveled to Trenton, NJ.

In the afternoon, the President returned to Washington, DC. Later, in the Oval Office, he met with President Askar Akayev of Kyrgyzstan.

The President announced his intention to appoint Robin Jennison as U.S. Representative and Chairman of the Arkansas River Compact Administration (Colorado and Kansas).

The President announced his intention to appoint George Butvilas and Richard Ochsner as members of the National Veteran Business Development Corporation.

September 24

In the morning, the President had CIA and FBI briefings. Later, in an Oval Office ceremony, he signed H.R. 3917, the Flight 93 National Memorial Act.

In the afternoon, in the Roosevelt Room, the President participated in a meeting with National Security Adviser Condoleezza Rice and a group of women government officials from Afghanistan who were in Washington, DC, to attend a U.S.-Afghan Women’s Council training program.

The President announced his intention to appoint Zoraida Fonalledas as a member of the President’s Committee on Mental Retardation.

September 25

In the morning, the President had a telephone conversation with President Kim Dae-jung of South Korea to discuss security issues between North and South Korea and the situation in Iraq. Later, he had intelligence and FBI briefings and then met with the National Security Council.

Also in the morning, the President met with Secretary of Health and Human Services Tommy G. Thompson and Mark B. McClellan, nominee to be Commissioner of the Food and Drug Administration.

In the afternoon, the President met with Members of Congress to discuss energy legislation. Later, in the Oval Office, he met with members of the Boys and Girls Club of America Youth of the Year finalists.

Later in the afternoon, in an Oval Office ceremony, the President received diplomatic credentials from Ambassadors Karim Tawfiq Kawar of Jordan, Franciskus van Daele of Belgium, Alpha Oumar Rafiou Barry of Guinea, Essa Bokarr Sey of Gambia, Ashraf Jehangir Qazi of Pakistan, Hugo Guiliani Cury of the Dominican Republic, Noel Fahey of Ireland, and Andras Simonyi of Hungary.

The President announced his intention to nominate Mark B. McClellan to be Commissioner of the Food and Drug Administration.

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 and tornadoes on September 20.

September 26

In the morning, the President had intelligence briefings. He then met with the board of directors of the Newspaper Association of America. Later, he participated in a swearing-in ceremony for Lex Frieden as Chairman of the National Council on Disability.

In the afternoon, the President traveled to Houston, TX, and in the evening, he traveled to the Bush Ranch in Crawford, TX.

The President declared a major disaster in Texas and ordered Federal aid to supplement State and local recovery efforts in the area struck by Tropical Storm Fay on September 6 and continuing.

September 27

In the morning, the President had intelligence briefings. Later, he traveled to Denver, CO. While en route aboard Air Force One, he had a telephone conversation with President Jacques Chirac of France to express appreciation for French assistance in rescuing American students in the Ivory Coast and to discuss the status of a United Nations resolution concerning Iraq.

In the afternoon, the President traveled to Phoenix, AZ.

The President announced his intention to appoint Alec Poitevint as Federal Commissioner of the Apalachicola-Chattahoochee-Flint River Basin Compact Commission and Alternate Federal Commissioner of the Alabama-Coosa-Tallapoosa Basin Compact Commission.

The President announced his intention to appoint Drayton Nabers as Federal Commissioner of the Alabama-Coosa-Tallapoosa Basin Compact Commission and Alternate Federal Commissioner of the Apalachicola-Chattahoochee-Flint River Basin Compact Commission.

The President declared a major disaster in Louisiana and ordered Federal aid to supplement State and local recovery efforts in the area struck by Tropical Storm Isidore beginning on September 21 and continuing.

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Chicago: George W. Bush, "Digest of Other White House Announcements, Week Ending Friday, September 27, 2002," Week Ending Friday, September 27, 2002 in United States. Executive Office of the President, Weekly Compilation of Presidential Documents, Week Ending Friday, September 27, 2002 (Washington, D.C.: U.S. Government Printing Office, 2002), 38:1635-1636 Original Sources, accessed February 27, 2024, http://www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=RBZ8PZEDHHKDMBC.

MLA: Bush, George W. "Digest of Other White House Announcements, Week Ending Friday, September 27, 2002." Week Ending Friday, September 27, 2002, in United States. Executive Office of the President, Weekly Compilation of Presidential Documents, Week Ending Friday, September 27, 2002 (Washington, D.C.: U.S. Government Printing Office, 2002), 38:1635-1636, Original Sources. 27 Feb. 2024. http://www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=RBZ8PZEDHHKDMBC.

Harvard: Bush, GW, 'Digest of Other White House Announcements, Week Ending Friday, September 27, 2002' in Week Ending Friday, September 27, 2002. cited in , United States. Executive Office of the President, Weekly Compilation of Presidential Documents, Week Ending Friday, September 27, 2002 (Washington, D.C.: U.S. Government Printing Office, 2002), 38:1635-1636. Original Sources, retrieved 27 February 2024, from http://www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=RBZ8PZEDHHKDMBC.