Week Ending Friday, September 17, 2004

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Author: George W. Bush

Digest of Other White House Announcements, Week Ending Friday, September 17, 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.

September 11

In the morning, the President had an intelligence briefing. Later, he and Mrs. Bush went to St. John’s Episcopal Church where they attended a prayer and remembrance service to commemorate the anniversary of the September 11 terrorist attacks. They then returned to the White House where, on the South Lawn, they observed a moment of silence.

Later in the morning, the President and Mrs. Bush traveled to Camp David, MD.September 12

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

September 13

In the morning, the President had an intelligence briefing and a briefing on Hurricane Ivan. Later, he traveled to Muskegon, MI, where he began a bus tour.

In the afternoon, the President traveled to Holland, MI, and then to Battle Creek, MI, where he concluded his bus tour.

In the evening, the President traveled to Aurora, CO.

September 14

In the morning, the President had an intelligence briefing and a briefing on Hurricane Ivan. Later, he traveled to Greenwood Village, CO.

Later in the morning, the President traveled to Las Vegas, NV, where, upon arrival, he met with USA Freedom Corps volunteer Theresa Bunker.

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

The President announced his intention to nominate Michael J. Harrison to be Assistant Secretary of Agriculture for Administration.

The President announced his intention to nominate Pamela Hughes Patenaude to be Assistant Secretary of Housing and Urban Development for Community Planning and Development.

September 15

In the morning, the President had separate telephone conversations with Gov. Jeb Bush of Florida, Gov. Kathleen Babineaux Blanco of Louisiana, Gov. Haley Barbour of Mississippi, and Gov. Bob Riley of Alabama to discuss efforts in preparation for Hurricane Ivan. He then had an intelligence briefing and met with the National Security Council. Later, he met with Secretary of State Colin L. Powell.

In the afternoon, at Decatur House, the President made remarks at the 2004 Joint Candidate Committee appreciation luncheon.

Later in the afternoon, in an Oval Office ceremony, the President received diplomatic credentials from Ambassadors Neven Jurica of Croatia, Vinci N. Clodumar of Nauru, Fritz Kwabena Poku of Ghana, Ranendra Sen of India, Carlos Westendorp y Cabeza of Spain, Kedar Bhakta Shrestha of Nepal, and Samuel Zbogar of Slovenia. Later, also in the Oval Office, he met with Arden Bement, Jr., whom he intends to nominate to be Director of the National Science Foundation.

The President announced his intention to nominate Francis J. Harvey to be Secretary of the Army.

The President announced his intention to nominate Arden Bement, Jr., to be Director of the National Science Foundation.

September 16

In the morning, the President had an intelligence briefing and a briefing on Hurricane Ivan. Later, he traveled to St. Cloud, MN, where he began a bus tour.

In the afternoon, the President traveled to Blaine, MN, and then to Rochester, MN, concluding his bus tour.

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

The President declared a major disaster in South Carolina and ordered Federal aid to supplement State and local recovery efforts in the area struck by Tropical Storm Gaston on August 28-30.

The President declared a major disaster in Alabama and ordered Federal aid to supplement State and local recovery efforts in the area struck by Hurricane Ivan beginning on September 13 and continuing.

The President declared a major disaster in Florida and ordered Federal aid to supplement State and local recovery efforts in the area struck by Hurricane Ivan beginning on September 13 and continuing.

The President declared a major disaster in Louisiana and ordered Federal aid to supplement State and local recovery efforts in the area struck by Hurricane Ivan beginning on September 13 and continuing.

The President declared a major disaster in Mississippi and ordered Federal aid to supplement State and local recovery efforts in the area struck by Hurricane Ivan beginning on September 13 and continuing.September 17

In the morning, the President had an intelligence briefing. He also participated in a telephone interview with the Union Leader, Manchester, NH.

In the afternoon, the President traveled to Charlotte, NC, where, upon arrival, he met with USA Freedom Corps volunteer Crystal Regan.

Later in the afternoon, the President participated in a discussion on women’s issues at the Charlotte Merchandise Mart. Later, he attended a Victory 2004 reception at a private residence.

In the evening, the President traveled to Kennebunkport, ME.

The President announced his intention to nominate Jesus H. Delgado-Jenkins to be an Assistant Secretary of the Treasury (Management) and, upon appointment, to designate him as Chief Financial Officer.

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Chicago: George W. Bush, "Digest of Other White House Announcements, Week Ending Friday, September 17, 2004," Week Ending Friday, September 17, 2004 in United States. Executive Office of the President, Weekly Compilation of Presidential Documents, Week Ending Friday, September 17, 2004 (Washington, D.C.: U.S. Government Printing Office, 2004), 40:2032-2034 2033–2034. Original Sources, accessed December 4, 2022, http://www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=RXZHLST4WV5LDIR.

MLA: Bush, George W. "Digest of Other White House Announcements, Week Ending Friday, September 17, 2004." Week Ending Friday, September 17, 2004, in United States. Executive Office of the President, Weekly Compilation of Presidential Documents, Week Ending Friday, September 17, 2004 (Washington, D.C.: U.S. Government Printing Office, 2004), 40:2032-2034, pp. 2033–2034. Original Sources. 4 Dec. 2022. http://www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=RXZHLST4WV5LDIR.

Harvard: Bush, GW, 'Digest of Other White House Announcements, Week Ending Friday, September 17, 2004' in Week Ending Friday, September 17, 2004. cited in , United States. Executive Office of the President, Weekly Compilation of Presidential Documents, Week Ending Friday, September 17, 2004 (Washington, D.C.: U.S. Government Printing Office, 2004), 40:2032-2034, pp.2033–2034. Original Sources, retrieved 4 December 2022, from http://www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=RXZHLST4WV5LDIR.