Week Ending Friday, November 19, 2004

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Author: George W. Bush

Digest of Other White House Announcements, Week Ending Friday, November 19, 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.

November 13

In the morning, the President had an intelligence briefing.

November 15

In the morning, the President had an intelligence briefing and met with the National Security Council.

In the afternoon, in the State Dining Room, the President hosted a lunch for newly elected Members of the House ofRepresentatives. Later, he met with Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist and Speaker of the House of Representatives J. Dennis Hastert to discuss legislative priorities.

The President announced his intention to nominate Jonathan Steven Adelstein to be a Commissioner of the Federal Communications Commission.

The President announced his intention to nominate Harold Jennings Creel, Jr., to be a Commissioner of the Federal Maritime Commission.

The President announced his intention to nominate Patricia Cushwa to be a member of the U.S. Parole Commission.

The President announced his intention to nominate Michael V. Dunn to be a Commissioner of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission.

The President announced his intention to nominate Tony Hammond to be a Commissioner of the Postal Rate Commission.

The President announced his intention to nominate Albert Henry Konetzni, Jr., to be a member of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission.

The President announced his intention to nominate Dallas Tonsager to be a member of the Farm Credit Administration Board.

The President announced his intention to nominate Raymond Thomas Wagner, Jr., to be a member of the Internal Revenue Service Oversight Board.

The President announced his intention to nominate Jay T. Snyder to be a member of the U.S. Advisory Commission on Public Diplomacy.

The President announced his intention to nominate Ernest J. Wilson III to be a member of the Board of Directors of the Corporation for Public Broadcasting.

The President announced his intention to nominate Sharon Tucker to be a member of the Board of Trustees of the Harry S. Truman Scholarship Foundation.

The President announced his intention to nominate Laurie Stenberg Nichols, Edward Alton Parrish, and Charles P. Ruch to be members of the Board of Trustees of the Barry Goldwater Scholarship and Excellence in Education Foundation.

The President announced his intention to nominate Jacob Joseph Lew and Mimi Mager to be members of the Board of Directors of the Corporation for National and Community Service.

The President announced his intention to nominate D. Jeffrey Hirschberg and Kenneth Y. Tomlinson (Chairman) to be members of the Broadcasting Board of Governors.

The President announced his intention to appoint John Salamone as a member of the Board of Trustees of the Christopher Columbus Fellowship Foundation.

November 16

In the morning, the President had separate telephone conversations with President Umar Hasan Ahmad al-Bashir of Sudan and Dr. John Garang de Mabior, Chairman of the Sudan People’s Liberation Movement, to discuss the peace process in Sudan. He also had an intelligence briefing.

The White House announced that the President will visit Ottawa, Canada, from November 30 to December 1 to meet with Prime Minister Paul Martin of Canada.

The President declared a major disaster in Delaware and ordered Federal aid to supplement State and local recovery efforts in the area struck by severe storms, tornadoes, and flooding from the remnants of Hurricane Jeanne on September 28 to October 2.

The President declared a major disaster in Alaska and ordered Federal aid to supplement State and local recovery efforts in the area struck by a severe winter storm, tidal surges, and flooding on October 18-20.

November 17

In the morning, the President had an intelligence briefing. Later, in the Oval Office, he had a breakfast meeting with congressional leaders to discuss legislative priorities. At the meeting, he congratulated Senator Harry Reid of Nevada on his selection as new Senate minority leader.

Later in the morning, the President participated in a photo opportunity with Shauna Fleming, founder, A Million Thanks.

In the afternoon, the President met with members of the Commission on the Intelligence Capabilities of the United States Regarding Weapons of Mass Destruction, who updated him on the Commission’s progress.

Later in the afternoon, in the Oval Office, the President and Mrs. Bush presented the National Medal of Arts awards and the National Humanities Medal awards.

The President announced the following recipients of the National Medal of Arts for 2004: the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, Ray Bradbury, Carlisle Floyd, Frederick "Rick" Hart, Anthony Hecht, John Ruthven, Vincent Scully, and Twyla Tharp.

The President announced the following recipients of the National Humanities Medal for 2004: Marva Collins, Gertrude Himmelfarb, Hilton Kramer, Madeleine L’Engle, Harvey Mansfield, John Searle, Shelby Steele, and the U.S. Capitol Historical Society.

The President announced his intention to appoint Harriet Miers as Counsel to the President.

November 18

In the morning, the President had an intelligence briefing. Later, he and Mrs. Bush traveled to Little Rock, AR.

In the afternoon, the President and Mrs. Bush traveled to the Bush Ranch in Crawford, TX.

The President announced that the following individuals will serve as the leadership of the 2005 Presidential Inaugural Committee: Jeanne L. Phillips, Chairman, Greg Jenkins, Executive Director, and Bill and Kathy DeWitt, Brad Freeman, and Mercer and Gabrielle Reynolds, Cochairs.

The President announced that the following individuals will serve as members of the 2005 Presidential Inaugural Finance Committee: Nancy and Rich Kinder, Dawn and Al Hoffman, Dawn and Roland Arnall, Marcie and Bruce Benson, Sue Ellen and Joe Canizaro, Germaine and Jim Culbertson, Marilyn and Sam Fox, Martha and Dwight Schar, and Patty and Roger Williams.

November 19

In the morning, the President had an intelligence briefing. Later, he and Mrs. Bush traveled to Santiago, Chile, arriving in the evening.

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Chicago: George W. Bush, "Digest of Other White House Announcements, Week Ending Friday, November 19, 2004," Week Ending Friday, November 19, 2004 in United States. Executive Office of the President, Weekly Compilation of Presidential Documents, Week Ending Friday, November 19, 2004 (Washington, D.C.: U.S. Government Printing Office, 2004), 40:2836-2838 2837–2838. Original Sources, accessed May 23, 2022, http://www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=RU7HTXR26YJT4GY.

MLA: Bush, George W. "Digest of Other White House Announcements, Week Ending Friday, November 19, 2004." Week Ending Friday, November 19, 2004, in United States. Executive Office of the President, Weekly Compilation of Presidential Documents, Week Ending Friday, November 19, 2004 (Washington, D.C.: U.S. Government Printing Office, 2004), 40:2836-2838, pp. 2837–2838. Original Sources. 23 May. 2022. http://www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=RU7HTXR26YJT4GY.

Harvard: Bush, GW, 'Digest of Other White House Announcements, Week Ending Friday, November 19, 2004' in Week Ending Friday, November 19, 2004. cited in , United States. Executive Office of the President, Weekly Compilation of Presidential Documents, Week Ending Friday, November 19, 2004 (Washington, D.C.: U.S. Government Printing Office, 2004), 40:2836-2838, pp.2837–2838. Original Sources, retrieved 23 May 2022, from http://www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=RU7HTXR26YJT4GY.