Timeline of the presidency of George W. Bush

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Presidency of George W. Bush
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In office
January 20, 2001 – January 20, 2009
Preceded byClinton presidency
Succeeded byObama presidency
Other information
SeatWhite House, Washington, D.C.
Political partyRepublican

The presidency of George W. Bush began on January 20, 2001, when George W. Bush was inaugurated as President of the United States, and ended on January 20, 2009. A Republican, he took office following a razor–thin win in the 2000 presidential election over Democratic nominee Al Gore, the then–incumbent Vice President. This was the closest presidential election in the nation's history, with a .009% margin, 537 votes, separating the two candidates in the decisive state, Florida. The narrow margin there triggered a mandatory recount. Litigation in select counties started additional recounts, and this litigation ultimately reached the United States Supreme Court. The Court's contentious 5–4 decision in Bush v. Gore, announced on December 12, 2000, ended the recounts, effectively awarding Florida's 25 electoral votes to Bush, giving him a total of 271 votes, enough to defeat Gore. While Gore lost the electoral vote and the election, he did win the nationwide popular vote by 543,895 votes. As a result, the 2000 election became the fourth presidential election in which the eventual winner lost the popular vote (after the elections of 1824, 1876, and 1888).

The son of President George H. W. Bush, he is the second son of a president to become president himself, the first being John Quincy Adams, son of John Adams, in 1825.[1] Bush was re-elected in 2004, defeating his Democratic opponent John Kerry by a slim margin.[2]

2001[edit]

January[edit]

President George W. Bush delivers his first inaugural address, January 20, 2001
  • January 20 – George W. Bush's presidency begins with his inauguration at the United States Capitol in Washington, D.C.; the oath of office is administered by Chief Justice William Rehnquist. In his inaugural address, the president pledges to "work to build a single nation of justice and opportunity." He also declares, "The enemies of liberty and our country should make no mistake. America remains engaged in the world, by history and by choice, shaping a balance of power that favors freedom."[3][4] Full text Wikisource has information on "George W. Bush's First Inaugural Address"
  • January 22 – President Bush hosts the swearing in ceremony for new White House staff, saying in his remarks that they are all there for the same reason which he defines as "making progress" and notes the prayer of John Adams as being inscribed in a mantle piece in the White House.[5]
  • January 22 – President Bush reinstates the ban on aid to international groups performing or counseling on abortion (initiated in the early 1980s by President Ronald Reagan, but lapsed during Bill Clinton's presidency).[6]
  • January 24 – President Bush meets with congressional leaders during his sixth meeting with legislators since taking office for discussions on a wide range of issues with the intent of surpassing expectations.[7]
  • January 24Roderick R. Paige is sworn in as the 7th United States Secretary of Education in the Barnard Auditorium at the Department of Education during the afternoon.[8]
  • January 26Donald Rumsfeld is sworn in as the 21st United States Secretary of Defense in the Oval Office during the afternoon.[9]
  • January 29 – President Bush creates the Office of Faith Based and Community Initiatives, which will work to ease regulations on religious charities and promote grass-roots efforts to tackle community issues such as aid to the poor and disadvantaged.[10]
  • January 29 – President Bush establishes the National Energy Policy Development Group—composed of Vice President Dick Cheney, nine cabinet-level officials, and four other senior administration officials—and charges it with the task of developing a long-range plan for the meeting the nation's energy requirements.[11][12]
  • January 31 – President Bush meets with Catholic Church leaders in the Indian Treaty Room at the Dwight D. Eisenhower Executive Office Building during the afternoon.[13]

February[edit]

  • February 1 – President Bush announces a $1.025 billion, five-year plan to assist disabled persons gain greater independence while seated at a wheelchair-accessible podium and surrounded by an audience of persons with disabilities and their supporters.[14]
  • February 4 – President Bush has a meeting with Congressional Democrats during their annual retreat, later telling reporters, "These are professionals who want to serve their nation."[15]
  • February 5 – President Bush appears at the White House with four families he describes as potential beneficiaries for his new tax rate system, as he launches a week of lobbying for his tax cut proposal.[16]
  • February 6 – President Bush makes several public appearances in support of a tax relief within Washington and northern Virginia.[17] He also acknowledges former President Ronald Reagan's 90th birthday with a public statement praising him.[18]
  • February 7 – A man later identified as Robert Picket fires gunshots at the White House in an attempt to assassinate President Bush, who was in the building at the time, was unharmed.[19]
  • February 8 – President Bush conveys the blueprint for his $1.6 trillion, 10-year tax cut proposal to Congress.[20]
  • February 13 – President Bush telephones Prime Minister of Japan Yoshiro Mori to apologize for the unintended sinking of a U.S. nuclear submarine of a Japanese fishing ship with high school students aboard after a four-day search.[21]
  • February 16 – President Bush makes the first international trip of his presidency, travelling to San Cristóbal, Guanajuato, Mexico, where he discusses trade, energy, migration, educational opportunities, and the battle against the illegal drug trade with President Vincente Fox.[22]
  • February 16 – American and British military aircraft attack targets in southern Iraq, including command centers, radar and communications centers, to enforce the Iraqi no-fly zones.[6]
President George W. Bush talks to an education roundtable with Laura Bush and Rosa Smith, Superintendent of the Columbus School district at Sullivant Elementary School in Columbus, Ohio on February 20, 2001.
  • February 20 – After the indictment of Robert Philip Hanssen for allegedly passing classified documents to Russia, President Bush reads a statement to reporters traveling with him on Air Force One, referencing the event with the line that it was "a difficult day for those who love our country."[23]
  • February 21 – President Bush reports the budget for the following year will include federal support of another $1.6 billion for both primary and secondary education programs.[24]
  • February 22 – During a press conference, President Bush states his intent to return money to the taxpayers after completion of funding priorities and paying a portion of the national debt. He also declines to answer questions pertaining to former President Clinton's controversial pardons, saying, "it's time to go forward."[25]
  • February 24 – President Bush promises funding for the most essential national priorities that still restrain spending during his weekly radio address.[26]
  • February 26 – President Bush hosts a session of the National Governors Association annual winter meeting. During his prepared public remarks prior to the closed-door discussion, the president envisions that, "When the history of this administration is written, it will be said the nation's governors had a faithful friend in the White House." He also announces his "new federalism" initiative.[27][28]
  • February 27 – President Bush delivers a speech to a joint session of Congress on his administration's goals.[29] Full text Wikisource has information on "George W. Bush's First State of the Union Address"
  • February 28 – Vice President Cheney says the president's budget plan leaves room for more in the budget post the tax cut, dismissing claims of otherwise as "wrong, factually untrue" while speaking to manufacturing executives.[30]

March[edit]

  • March 6 – President Bush addresses questions from reporters on the subjects of his Chicago visit, tax relief legislation, and Vice President Cheney in the Executive Conference Room at the Chicago Mercantile Exchange.[31]
  • March 6 – President Bush delivers an afternoon address to the Chicago Mercantile Exchange in Chicago, Illinois reflecting on his activities since arriving in the city and promoting the benefits of his tax relief plan.[32]
  • March 6 – President Bush issues a message on the observance of Eid al-Adha, saying in part that those celebrating the holiday will "honor the great sacrifice and devotion of Abraham as recognized by Judaism, Christianity, and Islam. By educating others about your religious traditions, you enrich the lives of others in your local communities."[33]
  • March 6 – In a letter to congressional leaders, President Bush submits a report "on progress toward a negotiated settlement of the Cyprus question covering the period December 1, 2000-January 31, 2001."[34]
  • March 6 – President Bush transmits a semiannual report detailing the payments by American persons to Cuba due to the provision of telecommunications services pursuant to Department of the Treasury specific licenses to Congress in a message.[35]
  • March 6 – President Bush states his intent to nominate John D. Negroponte for US Ambassador to the United Nations.[36]
  • March 7 – President Bush meets with President of South Korea Kim Dae-jung where the president asserts he views North Korea as a threat.[37]
  • March 8 – The House of Representatives passes the cornerstone of President Bush's tax-relief plan, which the president calls a "victory" for American families, people and entrepreneurs.[38]
  • March 12 – President Bush speaks at a Panama City, Florida Youth Activities Center, saying his administration wants to make sure service members are housed properly during their service and claims to have enough money to accomplish this goal.[39] Bush also announces his plans for the nomination of Paula J. Dobriansky as Under Secretary of State for Global Affairs and Dale Cabaniss for Chairman of the Federal Labor Relations Authority.[40]
  • March 13 – President Bush signs a bill designating a newly built courthouse in Boston, Massachusetts as the "John Joseph Moakley Federal Courthouse" in honor of retiring congressman Joe Moakley.[41] Bush meets with Congress, reversing a campaign pledge to impose mandatory emission reductions on carbon dioxide on US power plants.[42]
  • March 15 – President Bush sends a letter to Capital Hill outlining his views on campaign reform in hopes of reaching an agreement.[43]
  • March 16 – Officials at the Pentagon announce that the Bush administration will let a March 16 deadline for notifying Congress of any intent to begin building a radar facility on Alaska's Shemya Island pass, as it continues to examine its options with regard to national missile defense.[44]
  • March 20 – President Bush meets with Prime Minister of Israel Ariel Sharon, their first meeting since both took office.[45]
  • March 27 – Speaking in Kalamazoo, Michigan, President Bush takes issue with a Democratic proposal in Congress for an immediate tax rebate, stating that the American economy needing more than a one-time tax cut.[46]
  • March 29 – The Bush administration announces its decision to abandon ratification of the Kyoto Protocol, an international treaty signed by 180 countries to reduce global warming that set limits on industrial emissions.[6]

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May[edit]

  • May 1 – President Bush calls for a "new framework" for national defense, including a missile defense system to shield the whole country against incoming missiles, during a speech at the National Defense University. He also reiterates his view that the 30-year-old ABM Treaty with Russia should be scrapped.[47]
  • May 10 – President Bush announces the appointment of John P. Walters as director of the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy during a White House ceremony.[48]
  • May 11 – During a news conference, President Bush says he agrees with Attorney General John Ashcroft's delaying of the execution of Oklahoma City bombing perpetrator Timothy McVeigh for another month.[49]
  • May 17 – President Bush releases his administration's energy strategy. The plan, developed by a task force led by Vice President Cheney, came under immediate attack by congressional Democrats who said it offered no immediate relief for U.S. consumers.[11][50]
  • May 18 – President Bush signs two executive orders, the first hastening energy projects becoming available online, and the second keeping regulators focused on the impact of energy in decision making while in Conestoga, Pennsylvania.[51]
  • May 19 – In his weekly radio address, President Bush says energy and environment protection can be done simultaneously.[52]
  • May 20 – President Bush delivers the commencemnet address at Notre Dame University.[53]
  • May 30 – President Bush gives a speech at the Giant Forest Museum in Sequoia National Park, California during the morning.[54]
  • May 31 – President Bush makes a joint appearance with University of Nebraska 2001 NCAA Women's Volleyball Champions in the Rose Garden during the morning.[55] President Bush delivers an address to the Los Angeles World Affairs Council at Century Plaza in Los Angeles, California during the afternoon.[56]

June[edit]

President Bush meeting with his administration's cabinet on June 9, 2001.
  • June 1 – President Bush releases a statement condemning the Dolphinarium discotheque massacre in Tel Aviv, Israel, calling it a "heinous terrorist attack".[57]
  • June 2 – In his weekly radio address, President Bush says Congress will be sending him a bill that over the next 11 years will reduce federal income tax by $1.35 trillion.[58]
  • June 4 – During an appearance at the Everglades National Park, President Bush nominates Fran Mainella to lead the National Park Service.[59]
  • June 5 – President Bush requests an investigation by the US International Trade Commission on whether steel import restrictions are needed.[60]
  • June 7 – President Bush signs a $1.35 trillion tax cut into law. The legislation cuts income tax rates across the board and provides for the gradual elimination of the estate tax.[61]
  • June 8 – President Bush appears at an Iowa farm, where he insists tax relief is impending.[62]
  • June12–16 – President Bush makes the third international trip of his presidency.[63]
  • June 28 – President Bush announces conservation efforts that include a $87.5 million federal grant while appearing at the Department of Energy.[66]
  • June 30 – President Bush meets with Japanese Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi at Camp David.[67]

July[edit]

  • July 3 – President Bush announces he will soon decide his decision on whether to allow federal funding for embryonic stem cell research.[68]
  • July 5 – President Bush nominates Robert Mueller for FBI Director in a ceremony.[69] Bush calls President of China Jiang Zemin over US academic detentions.[70]
  • July 10 – President Bush requests a relaxed system of immigration during a speech at Ellis Island.[71]
  • July 12 – President Bush requests Congress deliver a Medicare expansion and unveils a plan directed toward prescription drugs for seniors being reduced in price.[72]
  • July 15 – President Bush is reported by a White House spokesman as being satisfied with the recent missile test's success.[73]
  • July 18–24 – President Bush makes the fourth international trip of his presidency.[63]
    • July 18–20 – President Bush visits the United Kingdom, where he meets with Prime Minister Tony Blair and Queen Elizabeth II.
    • July 20–24 – President Bush attends the 27th G8 summit at Genoa, Italy; meets with Italy's Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi and President Carlo Azeglio Ciampi in Rome, and has an audience with Pope John Paul II at Castel Gandolfo.
    • July 22 – President Bush says he and Russian President Vladimir Putin have agreed to linking U.S. intentions for the construction of a missile defense shield to plans on reducing nuclear stockpiles.[74]
    • July 24 – President Bush gives a speech to American military personnel at Camp Bondsteel in Kosovo.
  • July 20 – The Senate confirms Roger Gregory, Richard F. Cebull, and Sam Haddon, Bush's first three judicial nominees.[75]
  • July 26 – President Bush notes the 11th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, saying in part, "I am proud that my father saw the need for a comprehensive law to liberate the energies and talents of people with disabilities, and who worked with the Congress to make the ADA a reality."[76]
  • July 27 – President Bush delivers a speech on the economy and taxes in the Presidential Hall at the Eisenhower Office Building.[77]
  • July 31 – A Bush administration backed comprehensive ban on cloning is passed in the morning hours by the House of Representatives in a 249-178 vote.[78] Bush signs an executive order making federal agencies purchase energy efficient applies a requirement, saying beforehand that he hopes to eliminate "energy vampires" such as battery and cell phone chargers.[79] Bush is formally given the National Commission on Federal Election Reform's report during a Rose Garden ceremony.[80]

August[edit]

  • August 1 – President Bush announces there has been a shared view on "how to get a patients' bill of rights out of the House of Representatives" in the James S. Brady Briefing Room.[81]
  • August 2 – President Bush releases a statement commending "the bold leadership and hard work of Speaker Hastert, Congressman Norwood, Congressman Fletcher, and others for their efforts to make patient protections a reality for all Americans after years of gridlock" and stating his intent to seek "better health care for every American."[82]
  • August 3 – During a speech on the Rose Garden, the president identifies the successes of his administration as the first tax cut "in a generation", education legislation movement, homelessness aid, and a bill of rights for patients, detailing the agenda for his administration for the upcoming fall as disadvantage individual assistance, controlled spending, and the protection of "Medicare, Social Security and our armed forces … and the American taxpayers."[83]
  • August 4 – President Bush speaks about Medicaid during his weekly radio address.[84]
  • August 9 – In an address to the nation, President Bush outlines the federal government's new policy regarding funding for stem cell research. The policy allows for funding of research on existing embryonic stem cell lines, but prohibits funds from going towards creating new stem cell lines that result in the destruction of embryos.[85]
  • August 24 – President Bush announces the appointment of General Richard Myers as Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff and of general Peter Pace as Vice-Chairman.[86]
  • August 25 – President Bush gives members of the White House press corps a tour of his Prairie Chapel Ranch near Crawford, Texas, which will serve as the Western White House during his presidency.[87]
  • August 29 – President Bush addresses the 83rd national convention of the American Legion in San Antonio, Texas. In his speech on the nation's defense priorities, the president highlights his administration's commitment to enhancing the delivery of quality health care to veterans and military retirees.[88]
  • August 30 – President Bush announces his nomination of Roy L. Austin for United States Ambassador to Trinidad and Tobago.[89]

September[edit]

  • September 3 – President Bush spends his first Labor Day in office in Green Bay, Wisconsin, visiting a carpenters union local, and in Detroit, Michigan, joining in a picnic at Teamsters headquarters.[90]
  • September 5 – President Bush meets with President of Mexico Vicente Fox at the White House.[91]
  • September 7 – President Bush meets with congressional leaders for talk on the previous month's unemployment numbers.[92] The August 2001 unemployment rate is 4.9 percent, up from 4.5 percent in July, and the highest since September 1997.[93]
  • September 10 – President Bush visits Justina Road Elementary School in Jacksonville, Florida as part of a campaign to press Congress to agree with his education plan; his brother Governor of Florida Jeb Bush also in attendance.[94]
  • September 11 – The September 11 attacks occur, as Al-Qaeda terrorists hijack four commercial jets and crash them into the World Trade Center in New York City, the Pentagon in Arlington County, Virginia, and a field in Shanksville, Pennsylvania. With 2,996 people killed, and over 6,000 others injured, it is the worst attack on American soil since the 1941 attack on Pearl Harbor.[6][95]
  • September 11 – Addressing the nation 12 hours after the attacks, the president speaks passionately of "disbelief, terrible sadness and quiet, unyielding anger." He also pledges that the federal government would bring the persons responsible for the hijacking to justice.[6][96] Full text Wikisource has information on "9/11 Address to the Nation"
  • September 13 – President Bush has a telephone call with Mayor of New York Rudy Giuliani and Governor of New York George Pataki.[97]
  • September 13 – President Bush proclaims September 14, 2001 as a national day of prayer and remembrance for the victims of the September 11 terrorist attacks.[98]
  • September 14 – President Bush attends, and speaks during a memorial service at Washington National Cathedral.[99] Memorial services are held across the country and around the world.
  • September 14 – President Bush travels to New York City, where he views the damage from the September 11 attack and addresses rescue and recovery workers at the World Trade Center site.[100]
  • September 15 – Seeking to create an international coalition against terrorism, the president phones President of Mexico Vicente Fox, Prime Minister of Spain Jose Maria Aznar, and President of Pakistan Pervez Musharraf.[101]
  • September 17 – President Bush identifies Osama Bin Laden as the "prime suspect" in the September 11 attacks, and says the United States wants him captured while speaking to reporters at The Pentagon.[102]
  • September 17 – Immediately after opening the hunt for Osama bin Laden, President Bush visits the Islamic Center of Washington, where he speaks against the harassment of Arabs and Muslims living in the U.S., and of the need to respect Islam.[103]
  • September 18President of France Jacques Chirac meets with President Bush at the White House, promising France would support the U.S. in battling terrorism.[104]
  • September 20 – President Bush delivers an address to a joint session of Congress with British Prime Minister Tony Blair, Rudy Giuliani, and George Pataki in attendance. He thanks the people of the world for their outpouring support for the U.S. following the September 11 attacks, and declares, "Our grief has turned to anger; and anger to resolution. Whether we bring our enemies to justice, or bring justice to our enemies, justice will be done." During his speech, the President demands that the Taliban regime in Afghanistan surrender all leaders of Al-Qaeda to the United States, protect foreign nationals working in Afghanistan, release foreigners unjustly imprisoned, and close terrorist training camps. He also announces the creation of the Department of Homeland Security, a cabinet-level position charged with coordinating national security, headed by Pennsylvania Governor Tom Ridge. He also stresses that the country was at war with "a fringe form of Islamic extremism," and not with Islam, Muslims, or Arabs.[105][106] Full text Wikisource has information on "Freedom and Fear Are at War"
  • September 22 – President Bush signs an emergency aid package into law intended to help the US airline industry, providing it with "$5 billion in direct federal aid and $10 billion in loan guarantees" in the aftermath of layoffs in the tens of thousands since the September 11 attacks.[107]
  • September 24 – President Bush announces he has frozen the U.S. assets of 27 entities with links to terrorism via the signing of an executive order.[108]
  • September 25 – President Bush pitches an anti-terrorism law package, calling it a fair and legal response to the September 11 attacks.[109]
  • September 27 – President Bush requests that governors across the U.S. use the National Guard to boost security in their state airports until more cohesive steps can be proceeded with.[110]

October[edit]

President Bush outlines the path of the US in the aftermath of the September 11 attacks while talking to FEMA employees, October 1, 2001
  • October 2 – President Bush meets with lawmakers to discuss a stimulating of the economy,[111] the White House and Congress agreeing to an $18.4 billion boost in military spending and $4 billion increase in funding for education than originally requested by the White House.[112]
  • October 3 – A proposal compromising making airport screeners federal employees is offered by the Bush administration. Secretary of Transportation Norman Mineta meets with both Democratic and Republican senators.[113]
  • October 4 – President Bush announces an emergency unemployment package while appearing at the Labor Department.[114]
  • October 7 – Speaking from the White House Treaty Room, the president announces the commencement of military action in Afghanistan (code-named Operation Enduring Freedom) in response to the September 11 attacks.[6][115]
  • October 9 – President Bush sends Congress a formal notification on his choice to deploy troops and forces to Afghanistan for combat operations.[116]
  • October 12 – President Bush admits terrorist attacks can occur to the U.S., but that the country will not be taken down by them.[117]
  • October 13 – President Bush says the U.S. and Britain's airstrikes in Afghanistan accomplished "goals of the first phase of the campaign" during his radio address.[118]
  • October 14 – The Department of Health and Human Services says the president will give a recommendation to Congress for them to allocate $1.5 billion to help the department.[119]
  • October 14 – The White House rejects a conditional Taliban government offer to discuss giving Osama bin Laden to a third country for trial if the U.S. provides evidence of bin Laden's involvement in the September 11 attacks.[115]
  • October 15 – President Bush warns Americans to lookout for suspicious letters and packages amid growing concerns about anthrax exposure, after Senate Majority Leader Tom Daschle's office receives a letter tainted with anthrax spores. Persons in Florida and New York have already tested positive for the frequently fatal bacteria.[6][120]
  • October 18–21 – President Bush makes the fifth international trip of his presidency, travelling to Shanghai, China, where he attends the 13th APEC summit meetings.[63][121]
  • October 23 – President Bush asserts that he will be fine in returning to the White House after anthrax is found at a White House mail screening offsite mail facility.[122]
  • October 25Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld announces the US is ceasing tests on a ballistic missile defense system while the administration and Russia undergo further conversing in relation to the 29-year missile pact.[123]
  • October 26 – President Bush signs the USA Patriot Act into law.
  • October 30 – With the crowd at New York City's Yankee Stadium chanting "U-S-A, U-S-A", President Bush throws out the ceremonial first pitch to open game three of the 2001 World Series between the Arizona Diamondbacks and the New York Yankees.[124]

November[edit]

  • November 1 – President Bush releases proposals to improve the 1972 Biological and Toxin Weapons Convention accord.[125]
  • November 1 – President Bush releases a statement in response to the House passing aviation security legislation, praising the decision and noting that many of the proposals of the administration were implemented.[126]
  • November 2 – President Bush attends a reception for the United Service Organizations in the East Room during the afternoon.[127]
  • November 3 – President Bush calls the recent anthrax attacks a "biological attack" and assures Americans the perpetrators will be found during his weekly radio address.[128]
  • November 9 – President Bush meets with Prime Minister of India Atal Bihari Vajpayee at the White House, Bush later publicly disclosing that the two spoke of an Afghanistan after the Taliban were gone that allowed for the country to both "survive and move forward."[129]
  • November 10 – President Bush addresses a session of the General Assembly of the United Nations in New York City. He asks the United Nations for help in combating terrorism, and also pledges that the U.S. is prepared to take the fight against terrorism—acting alone if need be—to any place in the world that harbors terrorists.[130][131]
  • November 11 – President Bush attends the Veterans Day Prayer Breakfast at the Park Avenue Seventh Regiment Armory in New York City during the morning.[132]
  • November 11 – President Bush releases a statement expressing his favor of the choice by trade ministers to admit the People's Republic of China and Taiwan into the World Trade Organization.[133]
  • November 12 – President Bush signs the Energy and Water Development Appropriations Act, 2002 into law. In a statement, President Bush says the bill provides funding for research projects, nonproliferation projects, water resources developments, and stockpile stewardship.[134]
  • November 13 – President Bush releases a statement on the Strategic Petroleum Reserve in which he cites it as essential to American energy security and outlines the significance of the SPR.[135]
  • November 19 – President Bush signs the Aviation and Transportation Security Act into law, creating the Transportation Security Administration.[136]
  • November 20 – President Bush renames the Department of Justice Main Building to the Robert F. Kennedy Department of Justice Building, in honor of the late U.S. Attorney General and Senator Robert F. Kennedy, during a ceremony on the 76th anniversary of his birth.[137]
  • November 24 – In his weekly address, the president comments that the September 11 attack perpetrators unintentionally gave the U.S. much to be grateful for.[138]
  • November 26 – During a Rose Garden appearance, the president calls the cloning of humans "morally wrong" and asserts the procedure should not be allowed.[139]
  • November 27 – President Bush and First Lady Laura Bush host a reception at the White House honoring the seven American recipients of the 2001 Nobel Prize.[140]
  • November 28 – President Bush delivers a speech to the Farmers Journal Corporation Convention on the economic stimulus at the J.W. Marriott in Washington, D.C.[141]
  • November 29 – President Bush tells a gathering of United States Attorneys at the Eisenhower Executive Office Building that their work can greatly enhance the security and safety of the American people.[142]

December[edit]

  • December 1 – President Bush calls on Congress to approve a stimulus bill to help the US economy after weeks of delay.[143]
  • December 2 – President Bush meets with Prime Minister of Israel Ariel Sharon in the Oval Office.[144]
  • December 5 – President Bush asserts killers attempting to intrude on the Middle East peace process must be "rout out" by President of the Palestinian National Authority Yasser Arafat during a news conference.[145]
  • December 7 – President Bush addresses the crew of the USS Enterprise at Norfolk, Virginia on the 60th anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor.[146]
  • December 11 – President Bush delivers a speech at The Citadel in Charleston, South Carolina, in which he relates that the war on terror has highlighted the need for a dramatically retooled military, armed with high-tech weapons and real-time intelligence, and calls for sweeping improvements in intelligence-gathering and military readiness to combat terror.[147]
  • December 13 – President Bush announces the United States will be withdrawing from the 1972 Antiballistic Missile Treaty signed with the Soviet Union, citing the treaty as preventing the US from developing "effective defenses."[148]
  • December 13 – The Bush administration releases a videotape in which Osama bin Laden recounts with delight the September 11 terrorist attacks against the United States.[149]
  • December 14 – During a White House photo opportunity with the prime minister of Thailand, Thaksin Shinawatra, the president refutes allegations that the tape of Osama bin Laden discussing the terror attacks was doctored, calling the suggestion "just a feeble excuse to provide weak support for an incredibly evil man."[150]
  • December 18 – In a meeting, President Bush tells congressional leaders of videotapes being within the content obtained from Afghanistan al Qaeda installations.[151]
  • December 20 – One hundred days after the September 11 attacks, the president announces the targeting of Umma Tameer-e-nau and Lashkar-e-Tayyiba, two organizations believed to be giving financial assistance to both terrorist and their respective groups.[152]
  • December 22 – President Bush celebrates the work of the 107th Congress in 2001, and conveys holiday greetings to the nation during his radio address.[153]
  • December 28 – Speaking to reporters at his ranch in Texas, the president foresees U.S. troops staying in Afghanistan for "a long period of time" despite being satisfied with the way they were progressing.[154]
  • December 31 – President Bush predicts 2002 will be a favorable year for America, citing the economy rebounding and success in the war against terrorism, while speaking with reporters at a store in Crawford, Texas.[155]

2002[edit]

January[edit]

February[edit]

March[edit]

  • March 4 – During an appearance in Minnesota, the president offers condolences to the families of the eight soldiers killed during Operation Anaconda in Afghanistan, and vows that the U.S. will continue to pursue Al Qaeda.[165]
  • March 5 – President Bush announces that tariffs of 8% to 30% will be placed on several types of imported steel in an effort to support the faltering U.S. steel industry.[166]
  • March 9 – President Bush signs the Job Creation and Worker Assistance Act of 2002 into law.
  • March 11 – In marking the six month anniversary of the September 11 attacks, the president pledges that America would not forget the lives lost nor the justice needed in response.[167]
  • March 20White House Press Secretary Ari Fleischer announces that the Bush administration will not certify North Korea's compliance with a 1994 deal that froze its nuclear weapons program.[168]
  • March 22 – The Bush administration announces that tariffs averaging 29% will be placed on Canadian softwood lumber imports in an effort to protect U.S. lumber jobs from subsidized Canadian imports.[169]
  • March 21–24 – President Bush makes the seventh international trip of his presidency.[63] During his weekly radio address, the president states that he is visiting Mexico, Peru and Al Salvador to validate "the central importance" he places on America's relationships with the various nations in hemisphere.[170]
  • March 26 – President Bush announces Elias Zerhouni and Richard Carmona as his choices for National Institute of Health Director and U.S. Surgeon General in an East Room ceremony.[171]
  • March 27 – President Bush signs the Bipartisan Campaign Reform Act into law.[172]
  • March 28 – During an appearance at a campaign fundraiser for John Cornyn, President Bush says he is working to eliminate the chance of terrorist organizations aligning with "some of the world's worst leaders who harbor and develop some of the world's worst weapons."[173]
  • March 30 – President Bush addresses the crisis in the Middle East from his ranch as Israel troops advance toward the compound of Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat and after a suicide bombing in Tel Aviv.[174]
  • March 30 – President Bush issues a brief statement of condolence following the death of Britain's Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother.[175]

April[edit]

  • April 10 – Declaring that "advances in biomedical technology must never come at the expense of human conscience," the president urges the Senate to concur with a House bill prohibiting human cloning for either research or reproduction, while delivering remarks in the East Room.[176]
  • April 17 – Speaking before cadets at the Virginia Military Institute in Lexington, Virginia, the president vows the keep the U.S. engaged in Afghanistan "until the mission is done," calling for a plan he equated to the plan devised by General George C. Marshall for Europe at the close of World War II.[177]
  • April 19 – While talking to reporters in the Oval Office, President Bush touts Secretary of State Colin Powell's diplomacy in the Middle East as having forged a "path to achieve peace".[178]
  • April 20 – President Bush requests Arab nations combat their own forms of terrorism within their respective regions in his weekly radio address.[179]
  • April 22 – President Bush gives an Earth Day speech in the Adirondack Mountains in New York, noting his "Clear Skies Initiative".[180]
  • April 23White House Counselor Karen Hughes announces her plans to resign during the summer; she has worked for George W. Bush since 1994.[181]
  • April 24 – President Bush attends the Lake Area Corn Processors ethanol plant grand opening near Wentworth, South Dakota.
  • April 25 – President Bush meets with Saudi Arabian prince Abdullah at his Texas ranch for a two-hour talk, during which Abdullah warns Bush against losing stability within the Middle East by not doing more in an attempt to stop Ariel Sharon's strategy against the Palestinians.[182]

May[edit]

  • May 10 – President Bush requests both parties come together in Congress to help reauthorize a welfare reform bill first passed in 1996.[183]
  • May 13 – President Bush signs the Farm Security and Rural Investment Act of 2002, a 10-year, $190 billion farm bill increasing the federal subsidy paid to farmers by at least $83 billion over the next decade.[184][185]
  • May 16 – Congress presses the Bush White House for additional information on the various intelligence warnings that al-Qaeda was planning a major attack somewhere on U.S. territory. National Security Advisor Condoleezza Rice tells reporters, "I don’t think that anybody could have predicted that these people would take an airplane and slam it into the World Trade Center, take another one and slam it into the Pentagon." She insists that there was no lapse in intelligence.[6]
  • May 18 – President Bush requests a reform in the Medicare program during his weekly Saturday radio address, citing the costs being too high and the choices seniors need not being provided.[186]
President George W. Bush at the Normandy American Cemetery at Normandy Beach in France, May 27, 2002.

June[edit]

  • June 1 – President Bush delivers an address at the United States Military Academy in West Point, New York.[190]
  • June 3 – During an appearance in Little Rock, Arkansas, the president acknowledges the criticism of the nation's top law enforcement and intelligence agencies for failing to prevent the September 11 attacks, saying the FBI is "doing a better job" and is sharing intelligence information with the CIA.[191]
  • June 4 – While speaking to reporters during a tour of the National Security Agency, the president says there is no evidence of the U.S. government being able to prevent the 9/11 strikes.[192]
  • June 6 – President Bush calls on Congress to make broad changes to security departments in charge of protecting the nation from terrorism, by creating a single Cabinet-level homeland defense agency to coordinate a wide range of functions and oversee more than 100 organizations.[6][193]
  • June 8 – President Bush equates the establishment of the Department of Homeland Security to the creation of the Defense Department and National Security Council under President Harry Truman during the Cold War.[194]
  • June 9 – President Bush designates José Padilla as an enemy combatant, ending Padilla's tenure as a material witness.
  • June 17 – President Bush announces his "aggressive housing agenda" while speaking at St. Paul AME Church in Atlanta, Georgia. His goal is to boost minority home ownership to 5.5 million prior to the end of the decade by dismantling the barriers to homeownership. The president also challenged the real estate and mortgage finance industries to join in his effort.[195][196]
  • June 19 – President Bush pledges $500 million in U.S. support over the next few years for worldwide efforts to combat the AIDS virus during a Rose Garden appearance.[197]
  • June 24 – President Bush urges the Palestinian people to replace Yasser Arafat, head of the Palestinian Authority, stating that "when the Palestinians have new leaders, institutions and security arrangements, the U.S. will support the creation of a Palestinian state."[6][198]
  • June 25–27 – President Bush makes the ninth international trip of his presidency, travelling to Kananaskis, Alberta, Canada, where he attends the 28th G8 summit.[63]

July[edit]

  • July 3 – President Bush issues an executive order speeding up citizenship proceedings for non-citizens who have been serving in the U.S. military since the September 11 attacks.[199]
  • July 9 – Several blocks away from the New York Stock Exchange and Ground Zero, President Bush delivers a speech to a business group, indicating that an investigation into corporate wrongdoing should take place for the sake of both the US's economy and financial systems.[200]
  • July 10 – In a defense of the Homeland Security Department, President Bush calls it bipartisan and "an American idea that makes sense for all Americans."[201]
  • July 11 – In an appearance before the House Select Homeland Security Committee, Secretary of State Colin Powell, Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld, Secretary of Treasury Paul O'Neill and Attorney General John Ashcroft confirm their support for the formation of the Homeland Security Department.[202]
  • July 16 – President Bush outlines a homeland security national strategy that includes standards on state driver licenses and detecting chemical, biological and nuclear weapons with the use of technology. Tom Ridge, the incumbent Homeland Security Director, touts the proposal as "the best way to protect America."[203]
  • July 17 – President Bush reports Vice President Cheney as doing "a heck of a good job" while defending Cheney in his first public comments on the ongoing investigation into Cheney's former company Halliburton Corp, saying the inquiry will "run its course."[204]
  • July 19 – President Bush meets with soldiers and their families and speaks with the still in Afghanistan 10th Mountain Division through satellite. Bush calls on the Senate to approve his request for a funding of the U.S. military, the largest since the Ronald Reagan presidency.[205]
  • July 20 – President Bush requests Congress hasten passing a corporate ethical standard enforcing bill and other areas such as forcing a fiscal restraint to avoid adding to the deficit so much that it will not be paid in the decades to come.[206]
  • July 21 – President Bush announces Presidential Medal of Freedom recipients.
  • July 22 – President Bush travels to the Argonne National Laboratory and speaks with employees about the value of new technology to national security and the Homeland Security Department.[207]
  • July 24 – President Bush formally approves Yucca Mountain as the high level nuclear waste dump of the US.[208]
  • July 31 – The White House reports President Bush as having opposed Harken Energy Corporation establishing an oversea subsidiary in the Cayman Islands when he was on the board of directors. Bush repeated the claim when asked about the subsidiary.[209]

August[edit]

  • August 1 – Bush expresses outrage over the deaths of five Americans killed during a Hebrew University terrorist bombing but maintains peace in the Middle East is attainable.[210]
  • August 2 – The White House announces Bush's attendance on the upcoming first anniversary of the September 11 attacks.[211]
  • August 5 – Bush administration officials confirm Bush attended a meeting with top advisors where General Tommy Franks detailed the status of a possible attack on Iraq.[212]
  • August 8 – The Bush administration responds to a defiant speech on the part of Saddam Hussein, who boasted a US attack on Iraq would be doomed, with an aide saying, "The regime in Baghdad knows what it has to do. It must live up to its obligations to disarm that it agreed to in 1991."[213]
  • August 10 – Bush announces he will meet with American workers during the following week to evaluate the US's economic situation.[214]
  • August 13 – Bush speaks at an economic forum with the purpose of reassuring Americans of his attentiveness to the economy, him confidently stating the economy is recovering.[215]
  • August 14 – Bush calls on Congress to prevent spending and swears he will preserve the fiscal health of the US during an appearance at the Iowa State Fair.[216]
  • August 15 – Bush asserts the homeland security bill in the Senate as leaving his administration with its "hands tied" during a Mount Rushmore, South Dakota speech.[217]
  • August 16 – Bush says he will use the newest technology to come to a conclusion on how to resolve the Saddam Hussein situation while speaking to reporters.[218]
  • August 22 – Bush announces a plan to permit logging in national forests, which he said would prevent wildfire threats.[219]
  • August 24 – Bush calls on Congress to pass his Homeland Security plan when members return from their recess.[220]
  • August 30 – Bush gives praise for both the Major League Baseball players and owners for not partaking in a strike.[221]
  • August 31 – Bush requests Americans become involved in community service and make the following month one of service.[222]

September[edit]

  • September 9 – In Detroit, Michigan, Bush meets with Prime Minister of Canada Jean Chrétien.[223]
  • September 11 – On the anniversary of the September 11 attacks, Bush delivers a speech reflecting on how those affected by the incident had been since it occurred.[224]
  • September 12 – President Bush urges the United Nations to compel Iraq to agree with the weapons of mass destruction directives made by the Security Council.[225]
  • September 13Minister of Foreign Affairs Naji Sabri calls Bush's speech from the previous day "a lot of anti-Iraq propaganda" devoid of proof that Iraq harbored weapons of mass destruction.[226]
  • September 14 – In his weekly address, Bush requests the U.N. boost their efforts to handle Saddam Hussein's continued disregard for the resolutions of the United Nations.[227]
  • September 16 – President Bush delivers an economic address at Sears Manufacturing in Davenport, Iowa during the morning.[228] President Bush gives an endorsement of Jim Nussle in his congressional campaign in a speech at the Mississippi Valley Fairgrounds in Davenport, Iowa during the afternoon.[229]
  • September 17 – President Bush unveils the We the People, Our Documents, and White House forum initiatives in the Rose Garden during the morning.[230]
  • September 18 – President Bush meets with congressional leaders for discussions on Iraq and domestic policies in the Oval Office during the morning.[231]
  • September 20 – A report by the Bush administration is released outlining preemptive and aggressive action against both known terrorist groups and hostile states in a change in the national security of the US.[232]
  • September 27 – President Bush gives a speech supporting the Defense Appropriations Bill and Congress taking action on it at the Adam's Mark Hotel in Denver, Colorado during the morning.[233]
  • September 28 – President Bush delivers an address favorable of a homeland security bill at the Phoenix Civic Plaza in Phoenix, Arizona during the afternoon.[234]
  • September 30 – President Bush issues a statement on the death of Patsy Mink.[235] President Bush announces his intent to nominate Phillip Merrill for President of the Export-Import Bank of the United States and appoint Fidel Alfonso Vargas of California for Member of the Commission on Presidential Scholars.[236]

October[edit]

  • October 7 – In a speech delivered in Cincinnati, Ohio, Bush explains his disagreements with Saddam Hussein's regime and advocated for the disarming of Iraqi forces.[237]
  • October 9 – A federal judge orders a temporary restraining order to resolve a labor dispute between the US and Asia which cost the US $2 billion a day.[238]
  • October 11 – The Senate approves authorizing President Bush attacking Irag in the event that Saddam Hussein decline giving weapons of mass destruction as per the requirements of resolutions crafted by the United Nations in a 77–23 vote.[239]
  • October 12 – Bush calls on Congress to pass a terrorism insurance bill during his weekly radio address.[240]
  • October 14 – Bush comments on the weekend attacks in Indonesia, linking them to the attack on US Marines in Kuwait and a French tanker off Yemen.[241]
  • October 16 – Bush signs a resolution approved by Congress allowing him to go to war with Iraq.[242]
  • October 19 – Bush offers sympathies to Australians after the past weekend's Bali nightclub bombings, declaring the US and Australia will collaborate against terrorism.[243]
  • October 31 – President Bush delivers a speech at the Barnett Center of the Northern State University in Aberdeen, South Dakota during the morning.[244] President Bush gives an address at the South Bend Regional Airport in South Bend, Indiana during the afternoon.[245] President Bush issues a proclamation declaring November 2002 as National Alzheimer's Disease Awareness Month.[246]

November[edit]

  • November 2 – Bush begins a 10-day campaign tour to aid Republicans in keeping their positions in Congress as well as helping his brother Jeb Bush remain Governor of Florida.[247]
  • November 4 – Bush endorses Jim Talent in his senatorial bid.[248]
  • November 15 – Bush administration officials say President Bush can nominate Tom Ridge to head the Homeland Security department at earliest the following week.[249]
  • November 19 – Bush leaves Washington for Prague ahead of a scheduled meeting with leaders of NATO and partnering countries.[250]
  • November 20 – Bush and President of the Czech Republic Vaclav Havel hold a joint news conference, where Bush says the US will lead a "coalition of the willing" if Hussein continues refusing to disarm.[251]
  • November 25United States Department of Homeland Security is established.
  • November 28 – Bush releases a statement on the Kenya attacks, condemning them "in the strongest possible terms" and offering condolences to the families of victims.[252]
  • November 29 – President Bush cuts civilian federal employee pay raises and cites the war on terrorism as being threatened by them being bestowed the full pay hike.[253]
  • November 30 – Bush calls on Americans to be inspired by the Thanksgiving holiday and become serviceable to "those in need."[254]

December[edit]

  • December 4 – The New York Times discloses the Bush administration as having restored the allocation of bonuses in money for roughly 2,000 politically appointed federal workers, reversing a policy from the administration of Bill Clinton.[255]
  • December 6 – Treasury Secretary Paul O'Neill and economic advisor Lawrence B. Lindsey resign per request by the White House.[256]
  • December 9 – Officials of the Bush administration confirm John W. Snow as the president's choice to replace O'Neill as Treasury Secretary.[257]
  • December 10 – Bush introduces William Donaldson as his choice for chairman of the Securities and Exchange Commission.[258]
  • December 11 – Bush issues an executive order, creating the nine-member President's Commission on the Postal Service.
  • December 12 – Bush rebukes comments by Senate Majority Leader Trent Lott while speaking in Philadelphia.[259]
  • December 13 – Bush announces his intent for the smallpox inoculation of 500,000 military personnel on the frontline.[260]
  • December 16 – The White House announces Joe Allbaugh will resign as Federal Emergency Management Agency Director.[261]
  • December 17 – Bush reveals plans to begin the first phase of a system meant to protect the US from ballistic missile attack within two years.[262] The White House announces Nick Calio will step down as President Bush's representative on Capital Hill the following month.[263]
  • December 20 – Bush responds to the Iraqi arms declaration from the previous day, calling it "a disappointing day for those who long for peace."[264]
  • December 21 – Bush receives a smallpox vaccine along with 500,000 ordered to receive the same treatment, White House Jeanie Mamo reporting him as being "fine."[265]
  • December 22 – The White House updates Bush as feeling "great" in relation to his vaccine.[266]
  • December 24 – On Christmas Eve, President Bush calls members of the military to thank them for their service.[267]
  • December 28 – In his radio address, Bush declares 2002 a successful year for America, citing a growing economy and continued battling of terrorism both domestic and abroad.
  • December 30 – The lawsuit against Bush for his withdrawal from the 1972 Anti-Ballistic Missile Treaty brought upon him by 32 Congress members is dismissed by a federal judge.[268]

2003[edit]

January[edit]

  • January 2 – Bush reaffirms his intent to focus on safeguarding the US and its people and says the administration is working with foreign allies to convince North Korea to discontinue the creation and proliferating of mass destruction inducing weapons while speaking to the press at the Prairie Chapel Ranch in Crawford, Texas.[269]
  • January 3 – President Bush attends a rally of American troops at Fort Hood, Texas during the morning.[270] President Bush announces his nomination of Ross Owen for Special Trustee for American Indians at the Department of the Interior.[271]
  • January 4 – President Bush issues a statement on the African Growth and Opportunity Act.[272]
  • January 20 – President Bush speaks at the First Baptist Church in Landover, Maryland. Bush calls on those present to "remember the dream of Martin Luther King and remember his clear vision for a society that's equal and a society full of justice, this society must remember the power of faith."[273]
  • January 22 – The Senate confirms Tom Ridge for United States Secretary of Homeland Security.[274]
  • January 24Tom Ridge is sworn in as United States Secretary of Homeland Security in the Cross Hall.[275]
  • January 25 – President Bush talks about domestic policies in a radio address.[276]
  • January 27 – President Bush announces the nominations of nine individuals for membership to the Cultural Property Advisory Committee.[277]
  • January 28 – President Bush delivers the 2003 State of the Union Address.[278]
  • January 29 – President Bush makes a call for reform of the Medicare system within the US during a speech at Devos Performance Hall in Grand Rapids, Michigan.[279]
  • January 30 – President Bush has a White House meeting with Prime Minister of Italy Silvio Berlusconi and a joint press conference with Berlusconi later in the day.[280] Bush commemorates the anniversary of the United States Freedom Corps during a speech in Washington.[281] Vice President Cheney speaks at the 30th Political Action Conference in Arlington, Virginia.[282]
  • January 31 – President Bush delivers an address on HIV both domestically and worldwide in Room 450 of the Dwight E. Eisenhower Executive Office Building during the morning.[283] President Discusses the Fight Against Global and Domestic HIV/AIDS Bush holds an afternoon meeting with Prime Minister of the United Kingdom Tony Blair at the White House, President Bush saying afterward in a joint conference that their discussion was on "a lot of issues."[284] President Bush announces his nominations of Ellen G. Engleman for membership on the National Transportation Safety Board, Jerry Pinkney for membership on the National Council on the Arts, and Karen Lias Wolff for membership on the National Council on the Arts, his appointment of Jose Luis Galvez III for membership on the National Capital Planning Commission, and designation of Diane M. Stuart for Acting Director of the Violence Against Women Office at the Department of Justice.[285]

February[edit]

  • February 3Space Shuttle Columbia is destroyed upon re-entering the Earth's atmosphere. All seven crew members perish.
  • February 4 – President Bush addresses the casualty of the Space Shuttle Columbia disaster during a memorial service at the Johnson Space Center.[286]
  • February 5 – President Bush meets with congressional leaders at the White House to discuss Secretary of State Powell's presentation at the United Nations attempting to convince other countries of Iraq's defying of disagreement resolutions.[287]
  • February 6 – President Bush announces an initiative of 1.2 million aimed at hydrogen fuel of high interest for both vehicle empowerment and electricity generation while at the National Building Museum in Washington.[288]
  • February 7 – While at the Treasury Department, Bush tells reporters the meeting of the UN Security Council is at "a defining moment" in having to decide whether there will be "any force" in the resolution ordering Iraq to disarm.[289]
  • February 8 – President Bush issues a written statement on the Columbia club blast from the previous night through the White House.[290]
  • February 9 – The Homeland Security Council raises the national threat level of chemical or biological attacks from Al-Qaeda from yellow to orange.[291]
  • February 10 – President Bush accuses Saddam Hussein of regarding Iraqis as "human shields" during a speech to the National Religious Broadcasters convention.[292]
  • February 11 – Pentagon officials state military vehicles equipped with anti-aircraft missiles have been released to guard Washington and patrols of fighter jets around Washington, D.C. and New York City have increased thanks to elevated risks of a terrorist attack.[293]

March[edit]

  • March 1 – President Bush discusses reforming Iraq during his radio address.[294]
  • March 4 – President Bush delivers a speech on Medicare reform during the morning.[295]
  • March 5 – President Bush has a half-hour long meeting with Cardinal Pio Laghi, Laghi saying after the meeting that he conveyed Pope John Paul II's to not go to war with Iraq.[296]
  • March 14 – President Bush delivers an address on achieving peace in the Middle East in the Rose Garden during the morning.[297]
  • March 15 – President Bush discusses the leadership of Iraq and efforts by the US to intervene during his radio address.[298]
  • March 16 – President Bush declares the following day will be "the day that we will determine whether or not diplomacy can work" while in Azores, Portugal during the evening.[299]
  • March 17 – President Bush promises Saddam Hussein will soon be gone in a televised appearance.[300]
  • March 19 – President Bush addresses the nation and declares war with Iraq.
  • March 21 – President Bush issues a statement thanking Congress for "resolutions which said loud and clear, our country supports the men and women in uniform."[301]
  • March 23 – President Bush holds a questions and answers session on the ongoing conflict in Iraq, saying he is "pleased with the progress that we're making", in the afternoon hours.[302]
  • March 26 – President Bush delivers a speech at the Macdill Air Force Base in Tampa, Florida during the morning.[303] President Bush issues a statement on the death of Daniel Patrick Moynihan.[304]
  • March 28 – President Bush gives a praiseful speech on the United States Military in the East Room of the White House.[305]
  • March 29 – President Bush claims the United States and coalition troops "have cleared mines from the water and taken control of a key port city, to allow humanitarian aid to begin flowing into" Iraq during his weekly radio address.[306]
  • March 31 – President Bush delivers a speech at the Port of Philadelphia.[307]

April[edit]

  • April 3 – President Bush delivers a speech on Iraq to service members and their families at the Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune in Camp Lejeune, North Carolina.[308]
  • April 4 – President Bush issues a statement praising Congress "for responding with bipartisan cooperation and speed to my request for supplemental war funding."[309]
  • April 5 – President Bush mentions the aid that Americans have given to Iraqis and the war in general during his radio address.[310]
  • April 8 – President Bush holds a meeting with Prime Minister of the United Kingdom Tony Blair at the Hillsborough Castle in Belfast, Northern Ireland.[311]
  • April 9 – President Bush releases a statement in support of the Senate's choice to pass faith-based legislation: "This legislation contains key elements of the faith-based initiative that I proposed more than two years ago to encourage more charitable giving and rally the armies of compassion that exist in communities all across America."[312]
  • April 10 – President Bush, speaking directly to Iraqis in his statement, proclaims the "nightmare that Saddam Hussein has brought to your nation will soon be over."[313]
  • April 11 – President Bush and First Lady Laura Bush visit Walter Reed Army Medical Center and National Naval Medical Center.[314]
  • April 28 – President Bush releases a statement on the death of Edward Gaylord, lauding his life and expressing condolences to his family.[315] President Bush delivers an address on Iraq at the Ford Community and Performing Arts Center in Dearborn, Michigan during the afternoon.[316]
  • April 29 – President Bush releases a statement expressing his satisfaction with Jeffrey Sutton being confirmed by the Senate for Judge on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 6th Circuit.[317] President Bush delivers an address calling on both chambers of Congress to respond to the Global HIV/AIDS Initiative in the East Room during the afternoon.[318]
  • April 30 – President Bush announces the Teacher of the Year during a morning ceremony in the First Lady's Garden honoring state teachers.[319] President Bush and President of Colombia Álvaro Uribe speak with reporters in the Oval Office during the afternoon.[320] President Bush signs the PROTECT Act of 2003 into law during an afternoon ceremony. Bush says the law will "formally establish the federal government's role in the Amber Alert system and will make punishment for federal crimes against children more severe."[321] President Bush signs the Smallpox Emergency Personnel Protection Act of 2003 into law, resulting in the establishment of "a new Federal program to compensate eligible health care workers, public safety personnel, and other first responders who suffer serious reactions or die as a result of receiving the smallpox vaccine."[322]

May[edit]

July[edit]

  • July 1 – President Bush delivers an address on his administration's education policy at Kipp D.C. Key Academy while in Washington, D.C. during the morning.[323] Vice President Cheney delivers the eulogy for Strom Thurmond at First Baptist Church in Columbia, South Carolina during the afternoon.[324] President Bush gives a speech on US progress in Iraq and Afghanistan while in the East Room during the afternoon.[325]
  • July 2 – President Bush announces his nomination of Randall Tobias for Global AIDS Coordinator in the Roosevelt Room during the morning.[326]
  • July 3 – President Bush answers questions from reporters regarding his impending Africa trip in the Roosevelt Room during the morning.[327] President Bush signs S. 1276 into law, the Strengthen AmeriCorps Program Act, which clarify "the methods by which the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) records obligations to the National Service Trust for volunteer educational awards by authorizing the use of estimating method-ology similar to other comparable programs."[328]
  • July 4 – President Bush gives a speech at the United States Air Force Museum in Dayton, Ohio during the afternoon on Independence Day.[329]
  • July 5 – President Bush discusses Independence Day during his radio address.[330]
  • July 16 – President Bush delivers an address in Room 450 of the Dwight DC Eisenhower Executive Office Building.[331]
  • July 17 – President Bush holds a joint press conference with Prime Minister Tony Blair.[332]
  • July 18 – President Bush gives a speech on health at Lakewest Family YMCA in Dallas, Texas.[333]
  • July 23 – President Bush gives an update on the Iraq War in the Rose Garden.[334]
  • July 29 – President Bush meets with Prime Minister of Israel Ariel Sharon. Bush addresses the meeting in the Rose Garden.[335]
  • July 30 – President Bush commemorates the 38th anniversary of Medicare, calling it a "time for action."[336]

November[edit]

  • November 1 – President Bush speaks at Jones Park in Gulfport, Mississippi, indicating his interest in working with Haley Barbour.[337]
  • November 14 – President Bush meets with President of Italy Carlo Azeglio Ciampi in the Oval Office. The two presidents jointly deliver remarks publicly after the meeting.[338]
  • November 19 – President Bush speaks about his administration's policy in Iraq at Royal Banqueting House-Whitehall Palace at London, England.[339]
  • November 21 – President Bush issues a statement on the following day's marking of the fortieth anniversary of the assassination of the late President John F. Kennedy.[340]
  • November 24 – President President Bush delivers a speech before troops at the Butts Army Air Field in Fort Carson, Colorado.[341]
  • November 25 – At Spring Valley Hospital in Las Vegas, Nevada, Bush praises Congress for passing Medicare reforms that he says will "strengthen" and "modernize" the system along with providing better care for American seniors.[342]
  • November 27Thanksgiving Day, President Bush visits American troops in Iraq.

December[edit]

  • December 1 – President Bush signs S.J.Res. 18, S.J.Res. 22, S. 1066, and H.R. 2754 into law.[343] President Bush speaks at a reception fundraising for his re-election campaign at the Hyatt Regency in Dearborn, Michigan during the afternoon.[344] President Bush delivers a speech on the economy at the Dynamic Metal Treating International in Dearborn during the afternoon.[345]
  • December 2 – The Adoption Promotion Act of 2003 is signed by President Bush during the morning.[346] President Bush speaks at a reception for his re-election campaign at the Westin Convention Center Hotel in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania during the morning.[347]
  • December 8 – President Bush signs the Medicare Modernization Act.
  • December 13Operation Red Dawn leads to the capture of Iraqi president Saddam Hussein.
  • December 14 – President Bush gives a five-minute televised address, remarking on the capture of Hussein that he will "face the justice he denied to millions", adding that his capture will bring further credence to the Iraqis that an end has been put to both torture chambers and secret police.[348]
  • December 16 – President Bush signs the American Dream Downpayment Act of 2003 into law at the Department of Housing and Urban Development during the afternoon. Bush says the law "will help many low-income buyers to overcome that hurdle, and to achieve an important part of the American Dream."[349]
  • December 17 – President Bush gives a speech commemorating the centennial of the Wright Brothers flights of 1909 at the Wright Brothers National Memorial in Kill Devil Hills, North Carolina during the morning.[350]
  • December 18 – President Bush delivers a speech at the Walter Reed Army Medical Center in Washington, D.C. during the afternoon.[351]
  • December 19 – President Bush delivers an address in response to Muammar Gaddafi stating "his commitment to disclose and dismantle all weapons of mass destruction programs in his country" in the James S. Brady Briefing Room during the afternoon.[352]
  • December 22 – President Bush travels to the Shiloh Baptist Church in Alexandria, Virginia during the afternoon.[353] President Bush attends the lighting ceremony for the Menorah at Bookseller's Area during the afternoon.[354]
  • December 27 – President Bush discusses Christmas during his radio address.[355]
  • December 30 – President Bush issues an executive order adjusting pay rates.[356]

2004[edit]

January[edit]

  • January 5 – President Bush discusses education's progress within his administration in St. Louis, Missouri.[357]
  • January 7 – President Bush discusses plans to change US immigration laws and make it possible for eight million illegal immigrants to obtain legal status through working temporarily, calling the new system "more compassionate".[358]
  • January 8 – President Bush delivers an address commemorating the second anniversary of the No Child Left Behind Act during an appearance at West View Elementary in Knoxville, Tennessee during the morning.[359]
  • January 9 – President Bush talks about the economy with female business owners in Washington, D.C. at the Department of Commerce for the sake of preserving the strength of the "entrepreneurial spirit" in America.[360]
  • January 13 – President Bush announces federal aid for the state of California after declaring the existence of a major disaster in the state.[361]
  • January 14 – In a speech at the NASA headquarters, President Bush reveals a plan to get Americans to the moon by 2020, proposing $12 billion be used for the effort over the next five years.[362]
  • January 20 – President Bush delivers the State of the Union Address to a joint session of Congress.[363]
  • January 24 – President Bush delivers his radio address on health care reform and its relation to his administration.[364]
  • January 26 – President Bush gives a speech in Little Rock, Arkansas on the possible reform of medical liability.[365]
  • January 29 – President Bush talks about the economic plan of his administration in New Hampshire.[366]
  • January 30 – President Bush talks about the economy with what he calls "some of our nation's finest economists" in the Roosevelt Room.[367]
  • January 31 – President Bush releases a statement praising Jennifer Dunn.[368]

February[edit]

  • February 2 – President Bush holds a cabinet meeting and discusses the budget afterward during the morning.[369] President Bush issues a proclamation declaring February 2004 as "American Heart Month".[370]
  • February 3 – President Bush meets with Secretary-General of the United Nations Kofi Annan in the Oval Office of the White House during the morning.[371]
  • February 4 – President Bush delivers a speech on Middle East democracy in the Library of Congress in Washington during the afternoon.[372]
  • February 19 – President Bush talks about the economy as well as wishes for Congress to make tax cuts a permanent fixture during an appearance at the Eisenhower Executive Office Building.[373]
  • February 23 – President Bush speaks at the National Governors Association.[374]
  • February 24 – President Bush delivers an address in the Roosevelt Room indicating his displease with attempts across the US to support same-sex marriage and recalls the Defense of Marriage Act as proof of "overwhelming consensus in our country for protecting the institution of marriage."[375]
  • February 26 – While giving a speech in Kentucky, President Bush discusses the economy and calls on Congress to rally behind passing tax cuts.[376]
  • February 27 – President Bush meets with Chancellor of Germany Gerhard Schröder at the White House and the two hold a joint press conference.[377]
  • February 29 – President Bush issues a statement on the resigning of Jean-Bertrand Aristide as the President of Haiti and says he has deployed marines for the bringing of order and stability to the country.[378]

March[edit]

  • March 1 – In a written statement, Bush urges Congress to remove newly imposed tariffs on American exports by reforming the tax code through their passage of the FSC/ETI legislation. Bush predicts that, should the legislation not be passed, by the following year the currently imposed tariffs will "impose an increasing burden on American exporters, their workers, and the overall economy".[379]
  • March 3 – President Bush delivers a critique of Democratic presidential candidate John Kerry during a fundraiser in Santa Clara, California, noting that Kerry has taken both sides on issues and examples Kerry did not support removing Hussein from power despite claiming to oppose him.[380]
President George W. Bush and Laura Bush welcome President Vicente Fox of Mexico and Mrs. Marta Sahagún de Fox to their ranch in Crawford, Texas on March 5, 2004
  • March 5 – During a news conference, two September 11 attacks victim family members and a former firefighter express their disdain for new Bush campaign ads featuring the September 11 attacks. Rudy Giuliani calls the ad "tasteful" for showing the "challenges the president has faced -- the recession, other things and September 11, 2001."[381]
  • March 10 – US officials report the Bush administration in the near future will begin stronger sanctions against Syria. Assistant Secretary of State William Burns tells the House International Relations Committee the sanctions "will be a very firm implementation of the Syrian Accountability Act and the intent behind it."[382]
  • March 11 – Near the end of the morning, Bush releases a statement on the Madrid train bombings where he offers condolences to the families of victims and reaffirms the US's support for Spain.[383] In the evening, Bush flies to New York for a fundraiser for his re-election campaign, saying New York will be part of "a great national victory in November".[384]
  • March 17 – President Bush meets with Taoiseach of Ireland Bertie Ahern in the Roosevelt Room.[385]
  • March 19 – President Bush marks the anniversary of the invasion of Iraq, praising it as a "day of deliverance" for Iraq and a day that saw "decisive action" occur from years of requests and promises being made from the US and the countries aligned with America.[386]
  • March 27 – President Bush mentions improvements to the rate of home ownership and his signing into law of the American Dream Down Payment Act during a radio address.[387]
  • March 30 – President Bush appears at the Fox Cities Performing Art Center in Appleton, Wisconsin, touting improvements to the economy before and after the September 11 attacks as well as laws made in the wake of the event.[388]

April[edit]

President George W. Bush signs H.R. 1997, the Unborn Victims of Violence Act of 2004, in the East Room on April 1, 2004

May[edit]

June[edit]

  • June 2 – President Bush compares the Iraq war and battling terrorism to World War II and battling communism during a US Air Force Academy commencement ceremony, also comparing the September 11 attacks to the attack on Pearl Harbor.[410]
  • June 3 – FBI Director George Tenet resigns, saying it will be effective on July 11, the seventh anniversary of his appointment to the position by former president Bill Clinton.[411]
  • June 4 – The White House announces President Bush has selected Senator John Danforth as the next United States Ambassador to the United Nations.[412]
  • June 5 – President Bush arrives in Paris for a trip to rally support for the Iraq war as well as note the D-Day invasion of Normandy for its sixtieth anniversary.[413]
  • June 6 – During a commemoration address of D-Day's anniversary to veterans at the Colleville-sur-Mer American military cemetery, he pays homage to former President Reagan by calling him a "a courageous man himself, and a gallant leader in the cause of freedom" and tells the veterans they'll eternally be honored by America and countries freed at the time of the war.[414]
  • June 11 – During his attending of President Reagan’s funeral, Bush delivers a eulogy.[415]
  • June 12 – President Bush dedicates his radio address to discussing President Reagan’s life and legacy.[416]
  • June 13 – President Bush declares Missouri has a major disaster, ordering federal aid to help in repairing damage brought on by storms, floods, and tornadoes the previous month.[417]
U.S. President George W. Bush and U.K. Prime Minister Tony Blair shake hands after receiving notification that the Coalition Provisional Authority had returned full sovereignty to Iraq and transferred control of the nation to the Iraqi interim government while the two were at a NATO summit in Istanbul, Turkey on June 28, 2004.
  • June 28 – President Bush has a news conference with United Kingdom Prime Minister Tony Blair in Istanbul, Bush stating the intent of the US to finish the "difficult task" in Iraq.[418] Following a meeting between members of the State Department and Moammar Gadhafi, the State Department says the United States has ended 24 years of non-direct diplomatic ties with Libya.[419]
  • June 29 – In an address at Istanbul University, Bush says Turkey belongs in the European Union, claiming Turkey is moving rapidly to meet the conditions needed to be admitted and that the country's success "is vital to the future of progress and peace in Europe and in the broader Middle East."[420]

July[edit]

August[edit]

September[edit]

President George W. Bush and Department of Homeland Security Under Secretary Michael Brown talk with residents affected by Hurricane Ivan on September 19, 2004.
  • September 19 – President Bush travels to Florida to see the damages of Hurricane Ivan, meeting with Governor of Alabama Bob Riley and brother Jeb Bush, incumbent Governor of Florida.[434] Senator John McCain reflects that President Bush's clearness to Americans on Iraq as not "as straight as maybe we'd like to see" and calls it a mistake for not enough American troops being in place during the first victories won by Americans there, citing it as the beginning of "very, very significant" troubles for the US.[435]
  • September 20 – During a speech at New York University, Democratic presidential nominee Kerry asserts President Bush's Iran policy as having weakened American national security and accuses him of creating a "a crisis of historic proportions".[436]
  • September 23 – President Bush and Prime Minister of Iraq Ayad Allawi hold a joint press conference in the Rose Garden.[437]
  • September 27 – President Bush gives a speech on the education policy of his administration at the Springfield, Ohio Midwest Livestock and Expo Center.[438]
  • September 30 – President Bush thanks "those who've reached out to help the neighbors in need" while speaking at the Martin County Red Cross Headquarters in Stuart, Florida.[439]

October[edit]

  • October 1 – President Bush and Senator Kerry participate in the first presidential debate of the general election.[440]
  • October 4 – President Bush signs a tax relief bill in the morning hours, claiming during a speech hours later in Des Moines, Iowa that "a family of four earning $40,000 would have seen their federal income taxes rise by more than $900" had the law not been passed ahead of a planned 2004 expiration for tax relief provisions.[441]
  • October 5 – President Bush signs a plurality of laws, including the Mount Rainier National Park Boundary Adjustment Act of 2004, the Johnstown Flood National Memorial Boundary Adjustment Act of 2004, the Martin Luther King, Junior, National Historic Site Land Exchange Act, the Carpinteria and Montecito Water Distribution Systems Conveyance Act of 2004, the Railroad Right-of-Way Conveyance Validation Act of 2004, the Williamson County Water Recycling Act of 2004, the Southwest Forest Health and Wildfire Prevention Act of 2004, and the Timucuan Ecological and Historic Preserve Boundary Revision Act of 2004 among several laws not formally titled.[442]
  • October 6 – Vice President Cheney and Democratic vice presidential nominee John Edwards participate in the sole vice presidential debate of the election cycle at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio.[443]
  • October 7 – President Bush releases a public statement on the Iraq report, assessing in part that the US was right in taking action and is safer thanks to the incarceration of Hussein.[444]
  • October 12 – President Bush delivers a speech in Colorado Springs during a rally there, addressing the ongoing election and outlining his policies.[445]
  • October 19 – President Bush gives an address in The Villages, Florida, charging Senator Kerry with wanting to move the US "in the direction of government-run health care" and proclaiming that he himself has "set out policies that move this country toward a positive and optimistic vision." Bush argues this difference among others makes the "choice in this election" clear.[446]
  • October 29 – President Bush releases a statement stating that he’d been informed earlier during the day of a tape the US intelligence community was analyzing and that Americans "will not be intimidated or influenced by an enemy of our country."[447]

November[edit]

President George W. Bush and Commanding General, Maj. Gen. Galen B. Jackman pay respects to the unknown servicemen laid to rest at the Tomb of the Unknowns in Arlington National Cemetery in Virginia during a Veteran’s Day ceremony on November 11, 2004

December[edit]

  • December 1 – During a speech in Halifax, Bush gives praise to Canada and its people for being allies to the US both during and after the September 11 attacks.[464]
  • December 2 – President Bush denounces the delaying of elections in Iraq, saying it's time for the country's citizens to "go to the polls", when speaking to reporters at the White House.[465]
  • December 3 – President Bush names Bernard Kerik as United States Secretary of Homeland Security.[466]
  • December 4 – President Bush meets with Pervez Musharraf in the Oval Office, Musharraf saying after the meeting that they discussed terrorism in its entirety and that he felt the meeting was "extremely positive".[467]
  • December 9 – President Bush announces his nomination of Jim Nicholson for United States Secretary of Veterans Affairs.[468]
  • December 10 – President Bush announces his nomination of Sam Bodman as United States Secretary of Energy in the Roosevelt Room during the morning.[469] President Bush signs Veterans Benefits Improvement Act of 2004 into law, an act meant to benefit American veterans.[470]
  • December 11 – President Bush speaks on his health while talking to reporters during the afternoon.[471]
  • December 13 – President Bush announces the nomination of Mike Leavitt as United States Secretary of Health and Human Services in the Roosevelt Room during the morning.[472]
  • December 14 – President Bush presents the Medal of Freedom in a ceremony in the East Room during the morning.[473]
  • December 15 – President Bush speaks on the abuse of lawsuits at the Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center in Washington, D.C. during the afternoon.[474]
  • December 21 – President Bush and First Lady Laura Bush visit families along with their wounded service members in the family at the Walter Reed Army Medical Center.[475]
  • December 24 – President Bush calls several service members on Christmas Eve while at Camp David.[476]
  • December 26 – President Bush issues a statement expressing condolences for the deaths caused by tsunamis and earthquakes by the bay of Bengal.[477]
  • December 29 – President Bush speaks out publicly about the deaths caused by the earthquake and tsunamis in the Indian Ocean and answers questions at the Prairie Chapel Ranch.[478]
  • December 31 – President Bush announces his committing of 350 million to relief efforts for the "disaster around the Indian Ocean".[479]

2005[edit]

January[edit]

  • January 1 – President Bush delivers a radio address in regards to the relief of tsunamis on New Year's Day.[480]
  • January 2 – President Bush issues a statement on the passing of Bob Matsui the previous day.[481]
  • January 3 – President Bush is joined by former Presidents George H. W. Bush and Bill Clinton while in the Roosevelt Room as he announces the two will be involved with relief efforts.[482]
  • January 5 – President Bush delivers a speech on medical liability reform at the Gateway Center in Collinsville, Illinois during the afternoon.[483]
  • January 6 – President Bush meets with congressional members to discuss reform of class-action in the Cabinet Room at the White House, saying afterward, "We had a very good discussion. It's a discussion that says to me that it is very possible that a good piece of legislation can move quickly this year out of both the Senate and the House, get it to conference quickly and get it to my desk quickly, to show the American people that both parties are willing to work together to solve problems."[484]
  • January 7 – President Bush speaks about asbestos litigation while in the Macomb Center for the Performing Arts at Macomb Community College in Clinton Township, Michigan.[485]
  • January 8 – President Bush reflects on the work of relief for tsunami occurrences within the US during the weekly radio address.[486]
  • January 11 – President Bush announces his nomination of Michael Chertoff for United States Secretary of Homeland Security in the Roosevelt Room.[487] President Bush delivers a speech and later answers questions on reform of Social Security at the Andrew W. Mellon Auditorium in Washington, D.C.[488]
  • January 12 – President Bush delivers a speech on No Child Left Behind and high school programs during an appearance at J.E.B. Stuart High School in Falls Church, Virginia.[489]
  • January 13 – President Bush receives a briefing on tsunami relief efforts and the ongoing battle against terrorism at the Pentagon.[490]
  • January 14 – President Bush speaks and answers questions regarding higher education as well as job training at the Florida Community College at Jacksonville in Jacksonville, Florida.[491]
  • January 15 – President Bush discusses relief of tsunamis during his radio address.[492]
  • January 17 – President Bush attends the 'Let Freedom Ring' event at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts.[493]
  • January 20Second inauguration of George W. Bush
  • January 29 – President Bush discusses Iraq and American involvement within the country during his radio address.[494]
  • January 30 – President Bush issues a statement on the Iraqi parliamentary election held that that day during the afternoon.[495]
  • January 31 – President Bush attends the swearing in ceremony of Margaret Spellings as United States Secretary of Education.[496]

February[edit]

  • February 1 – President Bush issues a proclamation designating the month of February 2005 as "American Heart Month".[497]
  • February 2 – President Bush delivers the 2005 State of the Union Address.[498]
  • February 3 – President Bush gives a speech at the Annual National Prayer Breakfast at the Washington Hilton Hotel in Washington, D.C. during the morning.[499] President Bush speaks on social security reform amid a panel at Montana ExpoPark in Great Falls, Montana during the afternoon.[500]
  • February 4 – President Bush delivers a social security reform speech and answers questions at Qwest Center Omaha Arena in Omaha, Nebraska.[501] President Bush declares the existence of a major disaster in California and orders federal aid to the state.[502]
  • February 8 – President Bush delivers an economic speech at the COBO Conference and Economic Center in Detroit, Michigan during the afternoon.[503]
  • February 9 – President Bush meets with President of Poland Aleksander Kwaśniewski in the Oval Office during the morning.[504] President Bush discusses reform on class action lawsuit in the Department of Commerce building in Washington, D.C. during the afternoon.[505]
  • February 24 – President Bush meets with Prime Minister of Slovakia Mikuláš Dzurinda for discussions on Slovakia's foreign policy and its relation to American international stances in the Office Of The Prime Minister in Bratislava, Slovakia during the morning. The two outline the details of their talks to reporters after the meeting concludes.[506] President Bush holds a joint public appearance with Russian President Vladimir Putin to discuss the relations between the United States and Russia in the Constitution Hall of the Bratislava Castle in Bratislava, Slovakia during the afternoon.[507] President Bush releases a statement on the failing health of Pope John Paul II, wishing him a recovery.[508]
  • February 25 – President Bush announces the nominations of Nancy Ann Nord for Commissioner of the Consumer Product Safety Commission and Christopher J. Hanley for membership on the Board of Directors of the Overseas Private Investment Corporation, the appointment of James C. Langdon, Jr. for membership on the President's Foreign Intelligence Advisory Board, and the designation of Grover Whitehurst for Acting Commissioner of Education Statistics at the Department of Education.[509]
  • February 26 – President Bush discusses improving Social Security during his radio address.[510]
  • February 27 – President Bush delivers remarks to the National Governors Association State Dinner in the State Dining Room during the evening.[511]
  • February 28 – President Bush attends the National Governors Association meeting at the State Floor during the morning.[512]

March[edit]

May[edit]

  • May 10 – An assassination attempt is made on President Bush and Georgian President Mikheil Saakashvili when Vladimir Arutyunian throws a grenade at President Bush while he is addressing a crowd in the Georgian capital of Tbilisi. The grenade fails to detonate.

July[edit]

August[edit]

  • August 1 – President Bush announces that he has used his "constitutional authority" to appoint John Bolton as United States Ambassador to the United Nations in the Roosevelt Room.[525]
  • August 2CAFTA-DR is signed by President Bush in the East Room.[526] President Bush signs the Department of Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act of 2006, the bill allocating funds "for the Department of the Interior, the Forest Service of the Department of Agriculture, the Indian Health Service of the Department of Health and Human Services, the Environmental Protection Agency, and several smaller agencies."[527]
  • August 23 – President Bush gives a speech and then answers questions from reporters on the Iraqi Constitution in the Tamarack Resort in Donnelly, Idaho during the morning.[528] President Bush declares a major disaster exists within Kansas in response to flooding from June 30 to July 1 and orders federal aid.[529]
  • August 24 – President Bush delivers a speech on the War on Terror at the Idaho Center while in Nampa, Idaho during the morning.[530]
  • August 28 – President Bush says "Hurricane Katrina is now designated a category five hurricane" as well as calling on Americans to move to safe ground to save themselves and calls the decision to draft a constitution in Iraq an advancement in the political process "to another important stage for a new and free Iraq" during an address from the Prairie Chapel Ranch in Crawford, Texas.[531]
  • August 29 – President Bush delivers an address on Medicare and later discusses the subject at the Pueblo El Mirage RV Resort and Country Club in El Mirage, Arizona during the morning.[532] Hurricane Katrina devastates the Gulf of Mexico's bordering southern states.
  • August 30 – President Bush delivers a speech commemorating the sixtieth anniversary of V-J Day as well as the leadership of US Presidents Franklin D. Roosevelt and Harry Truman during World War II at the Naval Air Station North Island in San Diego, California.[533]
  • August 31 – President Bush discusses general policies by his administration to aid in relief efforts in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina during a speech in the Rose Garden.[534]

2006[edit]

January[edit]

  • January 1 – President Bush visits Brooke Army Medical Center in San Antonio, Texas during the afternoon.[535]
  • January 3 – President Bush discusses the Patriot Act in the Roosevelt Room during the afternoon.[536]
  • January 4 – President Bush delivers a speech on the War on Terror at the Pentagon during the morning.[537] Vice President Dick Cheney gives an address for the Heritage Foundation in Washington, D.C. during the afternoon.[538] President Bush orders federal aid for North Dakota after declaring a major disaster exists within the state.[539]
  • January 5 – President Bush holds a meeting with Secretaries of State and Defense from prior administrations for discussions on Iraq in the Roosevelt Room during the morning.[540] President Bush delivers an address at the U.S. Department of State in D.C. during the afternoon.[541] President Bush signs the Violence Against Women and Department of Justice Reauthorization Act of 2005, reauthorizing FYs 2007-2011's Violence Against Women Act along with amending laws on crime and immigration.[542]
  • January 6 – President Bush delivers an economic address at the Hilton Chicago in Chicago, Illinois during the morning.[543]
  • January 7 – President Bush discusses the economy and identifies his administration's economic agenda as retaining low taxes along with restraining federal spending during his radio address.[544]
  • January 9 – President Bush calls on the Senate to give a fair hearing to Alito during an appearance in the Rose Garden during the morning.[545] President Bush reveals the membership of the Presidential Delegation to Astana, Kazakhstan scheduled to take place in the next two days.[546]
  • January 10 – President Bush delivers a speech at Omni Shoreham Hotel in D.C. during the morning.[547] President Bush signs the Trafficking Victims Protection Reauthorization Act in Room 350 of the Eisenhower Executive Office Building during the afternoon.[548] Bush declares the existence of a major disaster and orders federal aid in Oklahoma.[549]
  • January 11 – President Bush delivers an address on terrorism abroad and answers questions on the matter at the Kentucky International Convention Center in Louisville, Kentucky during the afternoon.[550] President Bush signs the U.S.-Bahrain Free Trade Agreement, which Bush states enhances the US's "bilateral relationship with a strategic friend and ally in the Middle East region".[551] President Bush declares the existence of a major disaster and orders federal aid in Texas.[552]
  • January 12 – President Bush meets with small business owners and community leaders for a discussion at the New Orleans Metropolitan Convention Center And Visitors Bureau, Inc. in New Orleans, Louisiana during the morning.[553] President Bush delivers an address on Gulf Coast Reconstruction at St. Stanislaus College in Bay St. Louis, Mississippi during the afternoon.[554]
  • January 13 – President Bush meets with Chancellor of Germany Angela Merkel at the White House and holds a joint press conference in the East Room during the morning.[555] President Bush holds an Oval Office meeting on Central America Relief and efforts toward reconstruction during the afternoon.[556]
  • January 14 – President Bush speaks on his nomination of Sam Alito for the Supreme Court and hope that he will be fairly evaluated by the Senate during his radio address.[557]
  • January 16 – President Bush delivers an address while attending the "Let Freedom Ring" celebration at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in D.C. during the afternoon.[558] President Bush issues a statement on the death of Jaber Al-Ahmad Al-Sabah the previous day.[559]
  • January 17 – President Bush meets with Prime Minister of Belgium Guy Verhofstadt for a "wide-ranging discussion" in the Oval Office in the morning.[560]
  • January 18 – President Bush meets with "folks who know firsthand the brutality of Saddam Hussein" to discuss societial differences in the Roosevelt Room.[561]
  • January 19 – President Bush delivers a speech and then answers questions at JK Moving & Storage in Sterling, Virginia during the morning.[562] President Bush and First Lady Laura Bush hold a meeting on Gulf Coast recovery in Room 350 of the Eisenhower Executive Office Building during the afternoon.[563]
  • January 24 – President Bush meets with Prime Minister of Pakistan Shaukat Aziz in the Oval Office during the morning.[564]
  • January 25 – President Bush delivers a speech at the National Security Agency in Fort Meade, Maryland during the afternoon.[565] President Bush announces the delegation to attend the inauguration of Jose Manuel Zelaya Rosales in two days.[566]
  • January 26 – President Bush holds a news conference in the morning.[567] President Bush declares major disasters existing in Kansas[568] and Nebraska,[569] ordering federal aid to help with relief efforts in both states.
  • January 27 – President Bush meets with Leader of the Future Movement Saad Hariri in the Oval Office of the White House for discussions on securing a free Lebanon during the morning.[570]
  • January 30 – President Bush meets with his cabinet in the Cabinet Room for a discussion on the year during the morning.[571] President Bush announces a delegation of leadership led by First Lady Bush in the 2006 Olympic Games in Turin, Italy.[572]
  • January 31 – President Bush delivers his State of the Union address.[573] Bush releases a statement on the death of Coretta Scott King,[574] and another of satisfaction on the Senate voting for the confirmation of Sam Alito for Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States.[575]

February[edit]

  • February 1 – President Bush outlines his agenda for a year in address at Grand Ole Opry House in Nashville, Tennessee[576] and Alito is sworn in as Associate Justice during a ceremony in the East Room[577] during the afternoon.
  • February 2 – President Bush gives remarks at the 54th Annual National Prayer Breakfast[578] and delivers an economic address in 3M Corporate Headquarters in Maplewood, Minnesota[579] during the morning.
  • February 3 – President Bush delivers an address on American competitiveness at the Intel New Mexico in Rio Rancho, New Mexico during the morning.[580] President Bush visits the School of Science and Engineering at the Yvonne A. Ewell Townview Magnet Center in Dallas, Texas during the afternoon.[581]
  • February 4 – President Bush details the American Competitiveness Initiative during his radio address.[582]
  • February 6Ben Bernanke is sworn in as Chairman of the Federal Reserve.[583] President Bush attends a ceremony honoring Harlem's Dance Theatre in the State Dining Room of the White House during the evening.[584]
  • February 13 – President Bush hosts a ceremony for the presenting of National Medals of Science and Technology in the East Room during the morning,[585] and meets with Secretary-General of the United Nations Kofi Annan in the Oval Office during the afternoon.[586]
  • February 14 – President Bush hosts the 2005 NCAA Division I Baseball Tournament Champions Texas Longhorns baseball team in the South Lawn during the afternoon.[587] President Bush issues a statement on the anniversary of the assassination of Prime Minister of Lebanon Rafik Hariri.[588]
  • February 15 – President Bush delivers a healthcare address at Wendy's International, Inc. in Dublin, Ohio during the afternoon.[589] President Bush signs the Federal Deposit Insurance Reform Conforming Amendments Act of 2005.[590]
  • February 16 – President Bush engages in a healthcare panel at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services in D.C.[591] President Bush meets with President of Colombia Álvaro Uribe in the Oval Office of the White House during the afternoon.[592]
  • February 20 – President Bush gives a speech on energy initiatives at Johnson Controls Building Efficiency Business in Milwaukee, Wisconsin[593] during the morning. President Bush address solar technology and his administration's energy policy at United Solar Ovonic LLC in Auburn Hills, Michigan during the afternoon.[594]
  • February 21 – President Bush discusses energy conservation efforts at National Renewable Energy Laboratory in Golden, Colorado[595] during the morning. President Bush delivers an address on Port Security in the South Lawn[596] during the afternoon.
  • February 22 – President Bush delivers an address on Asia Society, India, and Pakistan at the Mandarin Oriental Hotel in D.C. during the morning[597] and hosts an African American History Month ceremony at the White House during the afternoon.[598]
  • February 23 – President Bush holds a cabinet meeting on a report concerning lessons learned from Hurricane Katrina in the Cabinet Room during the morning[599] and delivers an address endorsing Chris Chocola in Mishawaka, Indiana during the afternoon.[600]
  • February 24 – President Bush delivers an address to the American Legion at the Capital Hilton Hotel in D.C.[601] and Vice President Cheney speaks at the presentation of the Distinguished Service Cross to Bernard Bail in the Roosevelt Room[602] during the morning.
  • February 25 – President Bush discusses his upcoming meeting with American governors and outlining the contents of their meeting including domestic and foreign policies such as Medicare and the War on Terror during his radio address.[603]
  • February 27 – President Bush delivers a speech to the National Governors Association in the State Dining Room during the morning.[604] President Bush gives a speech to the Republican National Governors Association at the National Building Museum in D.C. during the evening.[605]
  • February 28 – President Bush meets with Prime Minister of Italy Silvio Berlusconi in the Oval Office[606] and Vice President Cheney delivers an address on Iraq to the 46th Annual American Legion Conference at Hyatt Regency Washington in D.C.[607] during the morning.

March[edit]

  • March 1 – President Bush meets with President of Afghanistan Hamid Karzai in the Presidential Palace in Kabul, Afghanistan,[608] joins First Lady Bush in dedicating the U.S. Embassy Building in Kabul,[609] and delivers an address at the Clam Shell Bagram Air Base thanking American troops in Afghanistan during the afternoon.[610]
  • March 2 – President Bush meets with Prime Minister of India Manmohan Singh and hold a joint press conference at the Hyderabad House in New Delhi, India during the afternoon.[611]
  • March 7 – President Bush delivers a Women's History Month and International Women's Day address in the East Room during the morning.[612]
  • March 8 – President Bush gives a speech on reconstruction of the Gulf Coast at the Industrial Levee Canal in New Orleans, Louisiana[613] during the morning and travels with First Lady Bush to College Park Elementary School[614] and discussed rebuilding with Governor of Mississippi Haley Barbour in Gautier, Mississippi[615] during the afternoon.
  • March 9 – President Bush signs the USA PATRIOT Improvement and Reauthorization Act in the East Room during the afternoon.[616]
  • March 10 – President Bush gives an address to the National Newspaper Association Conference at the Wyndham Washington Hotel in Washington, D.C. during the morning.[617]
  • March 11 – President Bush receives a briefing by the Joint Improvised Explosive Device Defeat Task Force in the Roosevelt Room during the morning.[618]
  • March 13 – President Bush delivers an address on democracy and freedom within Iraq at George Washington University in D.C. during the afternoon.[619]
  • March 20 – President Bush delivers a speech and answers questions on the War on Terror at the Renaissance Cleveland Hotel in Cleveland, Ohio during the afternoon.[620]
  • March 21 – President Bush holds a press conference in the James S. Brady Briefing Room,[621] and meets with President of Liberia Ellen Johnson Sirleaf in the Oval Office[622] during the morning. President Bush holds an afternoon meeting with non-governmental organizations from Afghanistan and Iraq in the Roosevelt Room[623]
  • March 27 – President Bush gives an immigration speech at the DAR Administration Building in D.C.[624] and takes part in an interview with Foreign Print Media in the Roosevelt Room[625] during the morning. President Bush delivers an address at the Friends of Conrad Burns Reception at the Madison Hotel in D.C. during the evening.[626]
  • March 28 – President Bush announces Joshua Bolten as White House Chief of Staff in the Oval Office[627] and holds the third cabinet meeting of the year for discussions on Iraq during the morning.[628]
  • March 29 – President Bush meets with President of Nigeria Olusegun Obasanjo in the Oval Office during the morning[629] and delivers an address on Iraq democracy at Hyatt Regency Capitol Hill in D.C. during the afternoon.[630]
  • March 30 – President Bush issues a statement in favor of the release of Jill Carroll[631] and meets with President of Mexico Vicente Fox at the Fiesta Americana Condesa Cancun Hotel in Cancún, Mexico during the afternoon.[632]
  • March 31 – President Bush issues a statement expressing condolences for the deaths caused by several earthquakes in the Iranian province of Luristan.[633] President Bush meets with Mexico President Fox and Prime Minister of Canada Stephen Harper at Fiesta Americana Condesa Cancún Hotel in Cancún, Mexico during the morning.[634]

April[edit]

  • April 4 – President Bush answers questions on healthcare in the Roosevelt Room during the morning.[635]
  • April 5 – President Bush speaks on health saving accounts in Playhouse of the Green in Bridgeport, Connecticut during the morning.[636] President Bush orders federal aid to the state of Tennessee after declaring a major disaster there.[637]
  • April 6 – President Bush delivers an address on the War on Terror and answers questions at Central Piedmont Community College in Charlotte, North Carolina during the morning[638] and holds a formal meeting with the 2005-06 NCAA Sports Champions in the South Lawn during the afternoon.[639]
  • April 10 – President Bush delivers an address on the War on Terror and answers questions relating to the subject at the Johns Hopkins University in Washington, D.C. during the morning.[640]
  • April 11 – President Bush joins a panel on Medicare Prescription Drug Benefit at the Etta and Joseph Miller Performing Arts Center in Jefferson City, Missouri[641] and gives an address on Medicare at Wesley Acres in Des Moines, Iowa[642] during the afternoon.
  • April 12 – President Bush speaks during a panel on Medicare prescription drug benefits at the Northern Virginia Community College in Annandale, Virginia during the afternoon.[643] President Bush declares a major disaster in Arkansas and authorizes federal aid.[644]
  • April 13 – President Bush delivers an address at the Small Business Week Conference at the Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center in Washington, D.C. during the morning.[645]
  • April 14 – President Bush issues a statement expressing support for the leadership of United States Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld.[646]
  • April 19 – President Bush holds a breakfast meeting with four governors who have returned from Kuwait, Iraq, and Afghanistan,[647] and White House Press Secretary Scott McClellan announces his resignation from his position in the South Lawn[648] during the morning. President Bush delivers an address on the American Competitiveness Initiative at Tuskegee University in Tuskegee, Alabama during the afternoon.[649]
  • April 20 – President Bush meets with Hu Jintao at the White House, honoring him in a ceremony on the South Lawn.[650]
  • April 21 – President Bush engages in a discussion on the American Competitiveness Initiative at Cisco Systems, Inc. in San Jose, California during the afternoon.[651]
  • April 22 – President Bush delivers an address in favor of the National Unity Government Agreement at the California Highway Patrol Academy in Sacramento, California[652] and a speech on advanced transportation technology in West Sacramento[653] during the afternoon. President Bush gives a speech at the Republican National Committee Reception in Indian Wells, California during the evening.[654]
  • April 24 – A poll is released showing Bush having an approval rating of 32%.[655] President Bush gives an address on immigration reform at the Hyatt Regency Irvine in Irvine, California[656] during the morning and gives a speech in favor of Jon Porter at the Venetian Resort Hotel Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada[657] during the afternoon.
  • April 25 – President Bush delivers an energy speech at the Marriott Wardman Park Hotel in Washington, D.C. during the morning.[658]
  • April 27 – President Bush delivers a speech in New Orleans, Louisiana amid his visitation of damaged homes during the morning.[659]
  • April 28 – President Bush meets with President of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev in the Oval Office,[660] and addresses the economy along with answering questions from reporters on the Rose Garden during the morning.[661] President Bush meets with American citizens to address Sudan in the Roosevelt Room of the White House during the afternoon.[662]
  • April 29 – President Bush discusses Iraq during his radio address.[663]

May[edit]

  • May 1 – President and First Lady Bush host the America Presidential Awards in the Rose Garden during the morning.[664] Vice President Cheney gives a speech at the World Affairs Council of Philadelphia Luncheon located within the Park Hyatt Philadelphia at the Bellevue in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania during the afternoon.[665] President Bush delivers an address on his health care policy at the Washington Hilton Hotel in Washington, D.C. during the afternoon.[666]
  • May 2 – President Bush announces the designation of a Presidential Delegation to San José, Costa Rica that will attend the inauguration of Óscar Arias Sánchez as President of Costa Rica.[667]
  • May 3 – President Bush delivers an economic address at the Grand Hyatt Hotel in D.C. during the morning.[668] President Bush meets with members of congress to address issues relating to energy in the Cabinet Room during the afternoon.[669] President Bush meets with Chancellor of Germany Angela Merkel in the Oval Office during the evening.[670]
  • May 4 – President Bush delivers an address commemorating the National Day of Prayer in the East Room during the morning.[671]
  • May 5 – President Bush tours Frager's Hardware in D.C. and speaks about the economy during the morning.[672] President Bush announces he has accepted the resignation of Porter Goss while in the Oval Office during the afternoon.[673]
  • May 6 – President Bush gives the commencement address at Oklahoma State University in Stillwater, Oklahoma during the morning.[674]
  • May 8 – President Bush announces the nomination of Michael Hayden as Director of the Central Intelligence Agency in the Oval Office,[675] and addresses the Sudan Peace agreement in the Roosevelt Room[676] during the morning.
  • May 9 – President Bush makes a joint appearance with Health and Human Services Secretary Leavitt at Broward Community College in Coconut Creek, Florida,[677] and President Bush delivers a speech on Medicare at the Kings Point Clubhouse in Sun City Center, Florida[678] during the morning.
  • May 15 – President Bush delivers an address at the Annual Peace Officers' Memorial Service in the United States Capitol during the afternoon.[679] President Bush delivers an Oval Office address on immigration reform during the evening.[680]
  • May 16 – President Bush formally welcomes Prime Minister of Australia John Howard to the South Lawn during the morning.[681]
  • May 17 – President Bush signs the Tax Relief Extension Reconciliation Act of 2005 into law during a South Lawn ceremony in the afternoon.[682]
  • May 18 – President Bush delivers an address on immigration reform in the Yuma Sector Border Patrol Headquarters in Yuma, Arizona during the afternoon.[683]
  • May 19 – President Bush gives a speech on the American Competitiveness Initiative at Northern Kentucky University in Highland Heights, Kentucky,[684] and delivers an address at a reception for Geoff Davis at the Hilton Cincinnati Airport in Florence, Kentucky[685] during the afternoon. Vice President Cheney gives the commencement address at Louisiana State University in the Pete Maravich Assembly Center in Baton Rouge, Louisiana during the afternoon.[686]
  • May 25 – President Bush attends and delivers an address at the Commandant of the United States Coast Guard Change of Command ceremony at Fort Lesley J. McNair in D.C. during the morning.[687] President Bush and Prime Minister Blair hold a joint press conference in the East Room during the evening.[688]
  • May 26 – President Bush and Prime Minister Blair issue a joint statement announcing "the United States and United Kingdom recently signed an agreement that allows appropriately cleared British and U.S. personnel to use the same computer network to access military and intelligence information and other planning tools to support joint military operations in the defense of freedom."[689] Vice President Cheney gives the United States Naval Academy commencement address in the Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium in Annapolis, Maryland during the morning.[690]
  • May 27 – President Bush gives the United States Military Academy at West Point commencement address in West Point, New York during the morning.[691]
  • May 29 – President Bush attends a ceremony on Memorial Day in Arlington National Cemetery during the morning.[692]
  • May 30 – President Bush announces his nomination of Henry Paulson as United States Secretary of the Treasury in the Rose Garden during the morning.[693]
  • May 31Michael Hayden is sworn in as Director of the Central Intelligence Agency at the CIA Headquarters in Langley, Virginia during the afternoon.[694]

June[edit]

  • June 1 – President Bush delivers an address on immigration reform in the United States Chamber of Commerce during the morning.[695] The Cabinet holds a morning meeting in the Cabinet Room on a variety of topics, President Bush disclosing this included talks of the War on Terror.[696] Brett Kavanaugh is sworn in to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit in the Rose Garden during the afternoon. President Bush delivers remarks during the ceremony.[697]
  • June 2 – President Bush meets with the Super Bowl XL champion Pittsburgh Steelers in the East Room during the afternoon, delivering an address congratulating and praising the members of the team.[698]
  • June 5 – President Bush meets with President of the Republic of the Congo Denis Sassou Nguesso for a wide-ranging discussion in the Oval Office during the morning.[699] President Bush delivers an address on the Federal Marriage Amendment while in the Presidential Hall at the Eisenhower Executive Office Building during the afternoon.[700]
  • June 6 – President Bush gives a speech on immigration reform and border security at the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center in Artesia, New Mexico during the morning.[701] President Bush makes an appearance at the Laredo Border Patrol Sector Headquarters in Laredo, Texas during the afternoon. President Bush discusses and answers questions on comprehensive immigration reform.[702]
  • June 7 – President Bush delivers an address on comprehensive immigration reform at Metropolitan Community College in Omaha, Nebraska during the morning.[703] Dirk Kempthorne is sworn in as the 49th United States Secretary of the Interior in the South Lawn during the afternoon.[704]
  • June 8 – President Bush delivers an address expressing his satisfaction with the death of Abu Musab al-Zarqawi in the Rose Garden during the morning.[705] President Bush attends and delivers an address at the National Hispanic Prayer Breakfast while in the J.W. Marriott Hotel during the morning.[706] President Bush meets with American governors to give an update on the Iraq War and discuss the Line-Item Veto in the Roosevelt Room during the morning.[707]
  • June 12 – President Bush receives a three-hour morning briefing on the situation in Iraq during a stay at Camp David.[708]
  • June 13 – President Bush meets with Prime Minister of Iraq Nouri al-Maliki for discussions on strategies for security, economics, and reconstruction during the morning.[709] President Bush delivers an address to troops on the current status of Iraq and the manifestations of recent developments in Green Zone, Baghdad.[710]
  • June 14 – President Bush holds a press conference in the Rose Garden during the morning.[711] President Bush is offered advice by the Iraq Study Group during a Roosevelt Room meeting in the afternoon.[712]
  • June 15 – President Bush delivers an address to the Initiative for Global Development's 2006 National Summit at Willard InterContinental Washington during the morning.[713]
  • June 19 – President Bush delivers the commencement address at the United States Merchant Marine Academy at Captain Tomb Field at Brooks Stadium during the morning.[714] President Bush attends the 2006 President's Dinner at the Washington Convention Center during the evening.[715]
  • June 21 – President Bush speaks at a press conference during the 2006 U.S.-EU Summit in Zeremoniensaal Hall of Hofburg Palace in Vienna, Austria during the afternoon.[716] President Bush and First Lady Bush speak to students at the Austrian National Library during the afternoon.[717]
  • June 22 – Vice President Cheney gives a speech to the U.S.-India Business Council's 31st Anniversary Leadership Summit at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce during the afternoon.[718]
  • June 23 – Vice President Cheney delivers an address at the Chicago Mercantile Exchange in Chicago, Illinois during the morning.[719] President Bush gives remarks at a Tee Ball game on the South Lawn during the afternoon.[720]
  • June 26 – President Bush meets with American military in Iraq and Afghanistan supporters in the Roosevelt Room during the morning.[721]
  • June 27 – President Bush delivers an address on Line-Item Veto at the JW Marriott Hotel in D.C. during the morning.[722] President Bush meets with recipients of the National Endowment for Democracy Award in the Oval Office during the afternoon.[723]
  • June 28 – President Bush holds an afternoon meeting with military personnel from both Iraq and Afghanistan at the VFW Overland-St. Ann Memorial Post 3944 in St. Louis, Missouri.[724] President Bush releases a statement approving the Senate's decision to confirm Henry Paulson for Treasury Secretary.[725] President Bush releases a statement on the fiftieth anniversary of the Poznań 1956 protests.[726]
  • June 29 – President Bush holds a press conference with Prime Minister of Japan Junichiro Koizumi in the East Room during the morning.[727]
  • June 30 – President Bush gives a statement in Graceland in Memphis, Tennessee after a tour with Prime Minister Koizumi during the evening.[728] Bush declares the existence of a major disaster in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and orders federal aid.[729]

July[edit]

  • July 27 – President Bush signs the Voting Rights Act Reauthorization and Amendments Act of 2006 in the South Lawn during the morning.[730] President Bush signs the Returned Americans Protection Act of 2006, a temporary increase in funding for American citizens who traveled and have returned to the United States from foreign countries.[731]
  • July 28 – President Bush and Prime Minister Blair hold a joint news conference in the East Room during the afternoon. The two answer questions on the Middle East and other global issues from reporters.[732]
  • July 29 – President Bush delivers his radio address on the Middle East and the policy enacted by his administration in response to the current climate there.[733]
  • July 30 – President Bush delivers remarks on the Middle East in the South Lawn during the afternoon.[734] President Bush gives remarks at the beginning of a tee ball game on the South Lawn during the afternoon.[735]
  • July 31 – President Bush meets with South Florida natives at the Versailles Restaurant and Bakery alongside his brother Governor of Florida Jeb Bush for discussions on business during the morning.[736] President Bush gives a speech on the economy at the U.S. Coast Guard Integrated Support Command in Miami, Florida during the morning.[737] President Bush receives a tour of the port of Miami during the morning. Bush reports positively on the usage of funds generated by the administration to the advancement of technology there.[738]

November[edit]

  • November 2 – President Bush travels to Montana to appear in support of Senator Conrad Burns in his re-election bid against Democratic nominee Jon Tester.
  • November 4 – President Bush delivers a radio address from Mile High Coffee Shop in Englewood, Colorado[739] and gives a speech at Island Grove Regional Park in Greeley, Colorado[740] during the morning. Vice President Cheney gives a speech at Laramie High School in Laramie, Wyoming during the morning.[741]
  • November 5 – President Bush endorses Pete Ricketts in an address at Heartland Events Center in Grand Island, Nebraska during the afternoon.[742]
  • November 7 – The Democratic Party takes control of both Congressional Houses in the 2006 Midterm elections.
  • November 9 – In the afternoon, Bush reveals Robert Gates as his choice to succeed Donald Rumsfeld as U.S. Secretary of Defense.[743]
  • November 13 – President Bush meets with Prime Minister of Israel Ehud Olmert in the Oval Office for the development of a method of obtaining peace during the morning.[744] President Bush attends the groundbreaking ceremony for the Martin Luther King, Jr. National Memorial at the National Mall during the morning.[745]
  • November 14 – President Bush holds an Oval Office meeting with CEOs of American automobile manufacturers to discuss making their companies capable of competing within a global economy during the morning.[746]
  • November 15 – President Bush meets with Russian President Vladimir Putin in Moscow.[747]
  • November 17 – President Bush recalls the Vietnam War and touts it as reminding Americans the US will succeed "unless we quit" following a lunch with Australian Prime Minister John Howard.[748]
  • November 19 – The US and Russia sign agreements supporting the ascension of Russia into the World Trade Organization, President Bush saying in an official statement, "This is a good agreement for the United States. And it's an equally important agreement for Russia. And it's a good agreement for the international trading community."
  • November 25 – President Bush gives a radio address on Thanksgiving and his plans in regards to the holiday.[749]
  • November 26 – President Bush issues a statement on the death of Texas Congressman Frank L. Madla and his family in a fire two days prior.[750]
  • November 27 – President Bush signs the Lower Farmington River and Salmon Brook Wild and Scenic River Study Act of 2005, the Pactola Reservoir Reallocation Authorization Act of 2005, the Idaho Land Enhancement Act, the Fort McDowell Indian Community Water Rights Settlement Revision Act of 2006, and the Animal Enterprise Terrorism Act.[751]
  • November 28 – President Bush gives a speech on NATO in the Grand Hall at Latvia University in Riga, Latvia.[752]
  • November 29 – President Bush issues a statement on the elections in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.[753]
  • November 30 – President Bush holds a joint news conference with Prime Minister of Iraq Nouri al-Maliki at the Four Seasons Hotel Amman in Amman, Jordan.[754] President Bush announces his appointments of Daniel J. Carroll, Jr. and Howard L. Lance to the President's National Security Telecommunications Advisory Committee, and the designations of Gary D. Forsee for Chairman of the President's National Security Telecommunications Advisory Committee and Randall L. Stephenson for Vice-Chairman of the President's National Security Telecommunications Advisory Committee.[755]

December[edit]

  • December 1 – President Bush delivers remarks on World AIDS Day, proclaiming the virus can be vanquished in the face of advancements in medicine from an international collaboration to find a cure, in the Roosevelt Room during the morning.[756]
  • December 2 – President Bush speaks on the developments of Iraq during his radio address.[757]
  • December 4 – President Bush meets with Leader of the Islamic Supreme Council of Iraq Abdul-Aziz Al-Hakim in the Oval Office.[758]
  • December 5 – President Bush has breakfast with Secretary of Defense nominee Robert Gates, telling reporters in brief remarks minutes later that Gates "will be a fine Secretary of Defense."[759]
  • December 6 – President Bush says he would like "to thank James Baker and Lee Hamilton and the panel members for spending a lot of time on this really difficult issue" after receiving the Iraq Study Group report while speaking from the Cabinet Room during the morning.[760] President Bush meets with members of Congress at the White House during the afternoon and expresses interest in having both Democratic and Republican congressmen participate: "My message is this: I want to work with the Congress, I want to work with people in both parties, so that we can send a message to the American people that the struggle for freedom, the struggle for our security is not the purview of one party over the other."[761]
  • December 7 – President Bush meets with Prime Minister of the United Kingdom Tony Blair at the Dwight D. Eisenhower Executive Office Building during the morning.[762] The President and First Lady attend the lighting of the National Christmas Tree at the Ellipse during the afternoon.[763]
  • December 8 – President Bush meets with Democratic and Republican leaders in both chambers of Congress in the Cabinet Room during the morning.[764] President Bush holds a meeting with President of South Africa Thabo Mbeki in the Oval Office during the afternoon.[765]
  • December 9 – President Bush discusses the Iraq conflict as well as recent meetings at the White House pertaining to the war during his radio address.[766] President Bush issues a statement in praise of Congress passing what he calls a strengthened version of the Magnuson-Stevens Act, saying it matches his "priorities of ending overfishing and rebuilding our Nation's fish stocks through more effective, market-based management and tougher enforcement."[767]
  • December 10 – President Bush issues a statement condemning the genocide in Darfur.[768]
  • December 21 – President Bush signs the Palestinian Anti-Terrorism Act of 2006, the law intended "to promote the development of democratic institutions in areas under the administrative control of the Palestinian Authority."[769]
  • December 22 – President Bush and First Lady Laura Bush participate in a service project at the Walter Reed Army Medical Center in Washington, D.C.[770]
  • December 23 – President Bush discusses Christmas during his radio address.[771]
  • December 24 – President Bush telephones service members on Christmas Eve located within the US and abroad to thank them for their service.[772]
  • December 25 – President Bush releases a written statement in response to the death of James Brown, saying in part, "James Brown's family and friends are in our thoughts and prayers this Christmas."[773]
  • December 27 – President Bush addresses the death of former U.S. President Gerald Ford the previous day in a televised statement.[774]
  • December 28 – President Bush meets with his national security advisors at the Prairie Chapel Ranch in Crawford, Texas, saying afterward that he is "making good progress toward coming up with a plan" to prevent radicals from Iraq from attacking the US.[775]
  • December 29 – President Bush releases a statement after the execution of Saddam Hussein: "We are reminded today of how far the Iraqi people have come since the end of Saddam Hussein's rule - and that the progress they have made would not have been possible without the continued service and sacrifice of our men and women in uniform."[776]
  • December 30 – President Bush remembers the life of President Ford during his radio address.[777]
  • December 31 – President Bush issues a statement reflecting on the year as well as predicting the administration's actions for the upcoming 2007: "In 2006, the number of jobs steadily increased, wages grew, the unemployment rate dropped, and we achieved our goal of cutting the deficit in half three years ahead of schedule."[778]

2007[edit]

January[edit]

  • January 2 – Sources in Washington reports expectations that Bush will announce his strategy in Iraq early the following week.[779]
  • January 3 – An opinion column is released of Bush indicating a willingness to work with the Democratic Party-controlled Congress.[780]
  • January 7 – President Bush declares Kansas as having a major disaster within the state and orders federal aid.[781]
  • January 8 – President Bush commemorates the fifth anniversary of No Child Left Behind in the Oval Office with Senators Ted Kennedy and Mike Enzi and Congressman George Miller in the Oval Office.[782]
  • January 9 – President Bush announces his selection of Fred Fielding for White House Counsel.[783]
  • January 10Iraq war troop surge
  • January 11 – President Bush delivers a speech on the military at Freedom Hall in Fort Benning, Georgia.[784]
  • January 29 – President Bush meets with individuals for talks on the environment at the White House.[785]
  • January 30 – President Bush gives an economy speech at the Caterpillar, Inc. while in East Peoria, Illinois.[786]
  • January 31 – President Bush delivers a speech on the economy at the Federal Hall in New York City.[787]

February[edit]

March[edit]

April[edit]

  • April 13 – White House spokeswoman Dana Perino says she would not rule out the White House has lost "a potential 5 million e-mails".[809]
  • April 16Virginia Tech shooting
  • April 17 – President Bush attends a memorial at Virginia Tech.[810]
  • April 28 – President Bush delivers the commencement address at Miami Dade College at the Kendall Campus in Florida.[811]
  • April 30 – President Bush meets with foreign leaders Angela Merkel and José Barroso at the White House. Bush, Merkel, and Barroso later hold a joint press conference in the Rose Garden.[812]

May[edit]

  • May 1 – President Bush vetoes a bill by members of both Chambers of Congress that he claims "substitutes the opinions of politicians for the judgment of our military commanders" and explains his reasons for doing so during an address in the evening hours.[813]
  • May 2 – President Bush delivers a speech on America's battle against terrorism as well as the US economy at the Willard Hotel in Washington, D.C.[814]
  • May 3 – President Bush delivers a speech in dedication of the National Day of Prayer in the East Room.[815]
  • May 7 – President Bush and First Lady Laura Bush welcome Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Phillip, Duke of Edinburgh to the White House.[816]
  • May 8 – President Bush meets with President of Haiti René Préval in the Oval Office, afterwards outlining the ways the US is supporting Haiti during a joint public appearance with the Haitian president.[817]
  • May 9 – President Bush travels to Greensburg, Kansas in the aftermath of tornado damage there, pledging the support of the federal government to the city and stating his intent "to lift people's spirits as best as I possibly can and to hopefully touch somebody's soul by representing our country, and to let people know that while there was a dark day in the past, there's brighter days ahead."[818]
  • May 10 – President Bush gives a press briefing at the Defense Department.[819]
  • May 11 – President Bush presents the President's Volunteer Service Awards and dedicates Military Spouse Day in the East Room of the White House.[820]
  • May 13 – President Bush delivers a speech in at anniversary park in Williamsburg, Virginia commemorating the four hundredth anniversary of the Jamestown, Virginia settlement.[821]
  • May 14 – President Bush gives a speech on CAFE and Alternative Fuel Standards in the Rose Garden at the White House.[822]
  • May 15 – President Bush delivers a speech at a memorial service for the Annual Peace Officers in Washington, D.C.[823]
  • May 20 – President Bush releases a statement on the 105th anniversary of Cuba gaining independence.[824]
  • May 21 – President Bush and Secretary General of NATO Jaap de Hoop Scheffer hold a joint press conference at Bush Ranch in Crawford, Texas.[825]
  • May 24 – President Bush holds a press conference in the Rose Garden and talks about the ongoing conflict in Iraq as well as an immigration reform policy being considered by Congress during the morning hours.[826] President Bush announces his nomination of Dr. James Holsinger, Jr. for United States Surgeon General.[827]
  • May 25 – President Bush meets with service members at the Naval Medical Center in Bethesda, Maryland.[828]
  • May 26 – President Bush discusses Memorial Day and service members' stories of being on duty while delivering his radio address.[829]
  • May 28 – President Bush makes an appearance at Arlington National Cemetery in commemoration of Memorial Day.[830]
  • May 29 – President Bush delivers a speech on immigration reform at the Federal Law Enforcement Center in Glynco, Georgia.[831] President Bush speaks out on the Darfur genocide in the Diplomatic Reception Room at the White House.[832]
  • May 30 – President Bush announces a $30 Billion HIV/AIDS Plan set for five years in the Rose Garden at the White House.[833] President Bush announces his nomination of Robert Zoellick for President Of The World Bank during an appearance in the Roosevelt Room.[834]
  • May 31 – President Bush gives a speech about the international development agenda of the United States at the Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center in Washington.[835] It is announced that President Bush will meet with Prime Minister of Israel Ehud Olmert during the following month.[836]

June[edit]

  • June 1 – President Bush delivers a speech on immigration in Room 350 of the Eisenhower Executive Office Building.[837]
  • June 2 – President Bush discusses disease and education initiatives during his radio address.[838]
  • June 3 – Vice President Cheney delivers remarks and answers questions at the Wyoming Boys State Conference in Douglas, Wyoming.[839]
  • June 4 – Nominations for administration positions are sent to the Senate.[840]
  • June 5 – President Bush delivers a speech at the Large Hall in Czernin Palace in Prague, Czech Republic.[841]
  • June 6 – President Bush meets with Prime Minister of Japan Shinzō Abe to discuss North Korea in Heiligendamm.[842] President Bush also meets with Chancellor of Germany Angela Merkel in Heiligendamm.[843]
  • June 7 – President Bush meets with Prime Minister of the United Kingdom Tony Blair[844] and President of Russia Vladimir Putin in Heiligendamm.[845]
  • June 8 – President Bush and President of Poland Lech Kaczyński give a joint statement at the Gdansk Lech Walesa International Airport in Gdansk, Poland.[846]
  • June 9 – President Bush holds a joint press conference with Prime Minister of Italy Romano Prodi at Chigi Palace in Rome, Italy.[847] President Bush participates in a roundtable at the Italian U.S. Embassy.[848]
  • June 10 – President Bush holds a joint press conference with Prime Minister of Albania Sali Berisha at the Courtyard Council of Ministers in Tirana, Albania.[849] President Bush meets with small business owners there and later issues a statement thanking them for their participation.[850]
  • June 11 – President Bush holds a joint press conference with President of Bulgaria Georgi Parvanov at the Archaeological Museum in Sofia, Bulgaria.[851]
  • June 12 – President Bush delivers a speech at memorial honoring victims of communism in Washington, D.C.[852]
  • June 13 – President Bush announces Ed Gillespie for Counselor to the President in the Oval Office.[853]
  • June 14 – President Bush delivers a speech on immigration reform at the Capital Hilton Hotel in Washington, D.C.[854]
  • June 15 – President Bush delivers a speech at the National Hispanic Prayer Breakfast hosted at JW Marriott Hotel in Washington, D.C. during the early morning hours.[855] Hours later, President Bush arrives at the McConnell Air Force Base in Wichita, Kansas.[856]
  • June 16 – President Bush speaks about taxes and reform through Congress during his radio address.[857]
  • June 18 – President Bush delivers remarks at a gathering of NCAA Championship Teams in the South Lawn of the White House.[858] President Bush signs into law a reauthorization of the Indian Housing Loan Guarantee Program known as the Native American Home Ownership Opportunity Act of 2007.[859]
  • June 19 – President Bush meets with Prime Minister of Israel Ehud Olmert in the Oval Office of the White House.[860]
  • June 21 – President Bush delivers a speech on energy at the Browns Ferry Nuclear Plant in Athens, Alabama.[861]
  • June 22 – President Bush meets with President of Vietnam Nguyen Minh Triet at the White House in the Oval Office.[862]
  • June 25 – President Bush gives a speech on the reauthorizing of No Child Left Behind and presidential scholars in the East Room.[863]
  • June 26 – President Bush delivers a speech on immigration reform in Room 350 of the Eisenhower Executive Office Building.[864] President Bush issues a memorandum to the Secretaries of State and Defense (Powell and Rumsfeld).[865]
  • June 27 – President Bush delivers remarks at the seventh annual White House Tee Ball Game.[866]
  • June 28 – President Bush announces the nominations of Michael Mullen and James Cartwright for Chairman and Vice Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff in the Roosevelt Room.[867] President Bush delivers a speech on the War on Terror in the Spruance Auditorium of Naval War College in Newport, Rhode Island.[868]
  • June 29 – President Bush issues a statement on Independence Day.[869]

July[edit]

  • July 1 – President Bush says that he has a press conference the following day after being asked about the Glasgow Airport attack while at Walker's Point in Kennebunkport, Maine.[870]
  • July 2 – President Bush meets with President of Russia Vladimir Putin in at Walker's Port in Kennebunkport[871] and signs an extension of the Andean Trade Preference Act.[872]
  • July 3 – President Bush travels to Walter Reed Army Medical Center in Washington, D.C.,[873] and signs a designation of a facility of the United States Postal Service as the Dr. Francis Townsend Post Office Building in the form of S. 1352[874] and an extension of programs authorized under the Higher Education Act of 1965 through July 31, 2007 in the form of S. 1704.[875]
  • July 9 – President Bush delivers remarks and participates in a discussion about South and Central America in the Hyatt Regency Crystal City in Arlington, Virginia.[876]
  • July 10 – President Bush gives a speech and answers questions at the Intercontinental Hotel Cleveland in Cleveland, Ohio.[877]
  • July 11 – President Bush delivers a budget speech in Room 450 at the Eisenhower Executive Office Building.[878]
  • July 17 – President Bush meets with Secretary-General of the United Nations Ban Ki-moon in the Oval Office in the White House.[879]
  • July 18 – President Bush gives a speech on healthcare during an appearance at Man and Machine, Inc. in Landover, Maryland.[880]
  • July 19 – President Bush delivers a speech and answers questions on the budget during an appearance at the Gaylord Opryland Resort and Convention Center in Nashville, Tennessee.[881]
  • July 20 – President Bush delivers a speech on the military in the Rose Garden.[882]
  • July 24 – President Bush delivers a speech on terrorism at the Charleston Air Force Base in Charleston, South Carolina.[883] President Bush declares Nebraska as having a major disaster within it, ordering federal aid for the assistance of relief efforts.[884] President Bush releases a statement noting the seventeenth anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, saying his administration has built upon "this landmark legislation."[885]
  • July 25 – President Bush is briefed in the Oval Office "about how to make sure that our wounded heroes get the best possible care from the Defense Department and the Veterans Affairs Department" by former United States Secretary of Health and Human Services Donna Shalala and Senator Bob Dole.[886]
  • July 27 – President Bush delivers remarks on the economy in the Roosevelt Room, saying in part, "The world is strong -- the world economy is strong. I happen to believe one of the main reasons why is because we remain strong. And my pledge to the American people is we will keep your taxes low to make sure the economy continues to remain strong, and we'll be wise about how we spend your money in Washington, D.C. I submitted a budget that will be in balance at 2012, and I look forward to working with Congress to achieve that goal."[887]
  • July 30 – President Bush holds a joint press conference with Prime Minister of the United Kingdom Gordon Brown at Camp David.[888]
  • July 31 – President Bush signs an extension of programs authorized under the Higher Education Act of 1965 through October 31, 2007 in the form of the Second Higher Education Extension Act of 2007.[889]

August[edit]

  • August 27United States Attorney General Alberto Gonzales announces that he will resign. President Bush in responding remarks within the morning hours calls Gonzales a "man of integrity, decency and principle. And I have reluctantly accepted his resignation, with great appreciation for the service that he has provided for our country."[890]
  • August 28 – President Bush gives a speech at 89th Annual National Convention of the American Legion at the Reno-Sparks Convention Center in Reno, Nevada during the morning.[891] Bush later attends a meeting of community leaders at the Dooky Chase Restaurant in New Orleans, Louisiana during the night hours.[892]
  • August 29 – President Bush delivers a speech on New Orleans restoration at the Martin Luther King, Jr. Charter School for Science and Technology in New Orleans, Louisiana.[893]
  • August 30 – President Bush releases a statement expressing dismay with the Burmese regime.[894]
  • August 31 – President Bush delivers a speech on homeownership financing in the Rose Garden.[895] President Bush announces Press Secretary Tony Snow's resignation and his nomination of Dana Perino as his successor while in the James S. Brady Briefing Room.[896] President Bush releases a statement on Senator John Warner announcing his retirement upon the completion of his current term.[897]

September[edit]

October[edit]

  • October 1 – President Bush gives a speech at the memorial service to General Peter Pace in Fort Myer, Virginia during the morning.[904] President Bush designates the first Monday of October "Child Health Day".[905]
  • October 2 – President Bush announces Texas as having a major disaster within it and orders federal aid.[906]
  • October 3 – President Bush gives a speech to the Lancaster Chamber of Commerce at the Jay Group, Inc. in Lancaster, Pennsylvania during the morning.[907]
  • October 4 – President Bush gives a speech while attending the Iftaar Dinner at the State Dining Room of the White House during the evening.[908]
  • October 18 – President Bush meets with President of Liberia Ellen Johnson Sirleaf in the Oval Office of the White House.[909]
  • October 19 – President Bush delivers a speech on Burma sanctions in the Diplomatic Reception Room in the White House.[910]
  • October 20 – President Bush signs Executive Order 13449 at the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum in St. Michael's, Maryland.[911]
  • October 21 – Vice President Cheney delivers a speech on foreign relations and its effect on the United States in Lansdowne, Virginia.[912]
  • October 22 – President Bush presents Michael P. Murphy with the Medal of Honor in the East Room of the White House.[913]
  • October 23 – President Bush delivers a speech on the international War on Terror at the National Defense University in Washington, D.C.[914] The nominations of James Shinn for Assistant Secretary of Defense and Robert A. Sturgell for Administrator of the Federal Aviation Administration are sent to the Senate.[915]
  • October 24 – President Bush delivers an address on the administration's policy toward Cuba at the U.S. Department of State in Washington, D.C.[916]
  • October 25 – President Bush delivers a speech in the Rancho Bernardo Neighborhood in San Diego, California.[917]
  • October 26 – President Bush meets with President of the Democratic Republic of the Congo Joseph Kabila at the White House.[918]
  • October 27 – President Bush discusses California during his radio address.[919]
  • October 29 – President Bush announces the Presidential Medal of Freedom recipients.[920]
  • October 30 – President Bush delivers an address calling on Congress to pass appropriations bills while in the North Lawn of the White House.[921]
  • October 31 – President Bush announces his nomination of Ed Schafer for United States Secretary of Agriculture in the Roosevelt Room.[922]

November[edit]

  • November 1 – President Bush delivers a speech on the global war against terrorism at the Heritage Foundation in Washington, D.C.[923]
  • November 2 – President Bush issues a statement expressing sympathies with the families of victims in the Ocean Isle Beach, North Carolina fire.[924]
  • November 3 – President Bush discusses the importance of Judge Michael Mukasey becoming the next United States Attorney General during his radio address.[925]
  • November 5 – President Bush delivers a speech at a ceremony honoring Medial of Freedom recipients in the East Room.[926] President Bush meets with Prime Minister of Turkey Recep Tayyip Erdoğan in the Oval Office at the White House, later in the day holding a joint press conference.[927]
  • November 6 – President Bush delivers a speech on international trade and investment in Room 350 at the Dwight D. Eisenhower Executive Building.[928]
  • November 7 – President Bush and President of France Nicolas Sarkozy hold a joint press conference at Mount Vernon Estate in Mount Vernon, Virginia.[929]
  • November 8 – President Bush delivers a speech on supporting service members and the Wounded Warriors Project while at the Brooke Army Medical Center in San Antonio, Texas.[930]
  • November 9 – President Bush meets with Chancellor of Germany Angela Merkel at his ranch in Crawford, Texas.[931]
  • November 21 – President Bush announces his plans to nominate Neil Romano for United States Assistant Secretary of Labor, Douglas H. Shulman for Commissioner of Internal Revenue at the Department of the Treasury, and seven members to the Board of Governors of the American Red Cross.[932]
  • November 22 – For Thanksgiving, President Bush telephones multiple service members to express his appreciation for their volunteerism.[933]
  • November 24 – President Bush talks about being thankful for others during his radio address.[934]
  • November 25 – President Bush releases a public statement on the upcoming arrival of Prime Minister of Israel Ehud Olmert and the Annapolis Conference.[935]
  • November 26 – President Bush meets with Prime Minister of Israel Ehud Olmert at the White House. The two deliver public remarks in a joint appearance afterward.[936] President Bush releases a statement praising Trent Lott and his Senate career, the latter having announced earlier in the day that he would resign by the end of the year.[937]
  • November 27 – President Bush attends the Annapolis Conference in Annapolis, Maryland, delivering a speech there.[938]
  • November 28 – President Bush delivers short remarks on the Annapolis Conference in the Rose Garden of the White House.[939]
  • November 29 – President Bush delivers a speech on funding the war on terror at the Pentagon in Arlington, Virginia.[940]
  • November 30 – Acknowledging the following day as being World AIDS Day, President Bush delivers a speech on HIV/AIDS at Calvary United Methodist Church in Mount Airy, Maryland.[941] President Bush declares a major disaster within Indiana and orders federal aid.[942]

December[edit]

  • December 1 – President Bush talks about Congress and their needing to pass legislation having to do with the ongoing Iraq War when they return from recess during his radio address.[943]
  • December 3 – President Bush issues a statement wishing "all people of the Jewish faith a Happy Hanukkah."[944]
  • December 4 – President Bush holds a press conference where he stresses the importance of Congress in the James S. Brady Press Briefing Room.[945] Bush issues a statement on Congress having designated December 7 as "National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day".[946]
  • December 5 – President Bush attends a healthcare meeting at the One World Community Health Center in Omaha, Nebraska.[947]
  • December 8 – President Bush announces Oregon has a major disaster within it and has ordered federal aid.[948]
  • December 10 – President Bush meets with Judaism-practicing individuals and announces his recognition of the day as International Human Rights Day while speaking in the Roosevelt Room in the White House.[949]
  • December 12 – President Bush announces Missouri is having a state emergency and his order of federal funding to assist in quelling the aforementioned problem.[950]
  • December 13 – President Bush meets with President of Nigeria Umaru Musa Yar'Adua in the Oval Office at the White House and later Bush and Yar'Adua hold a joint press conference during the morning hours.[951]
  • December 14 – President Bush and President of Peru Alan García during a joint appearance at the Dwight D. Eisenhower Executive Office Building sign H.R. 3688, which President Bush says will advance "free and fair trade with one of the fastest growing economies in the Western Hemisphere."[952]
  • December 15 – President Bush stresses funding for front line soldiers is America's top priority during his radio address.[953] President Bush issues a statement on the death of Julia Carson.[954]
  • December 17 – President Bush delivers a speech on the economy and takes questions from the audience at the Holiday Inn in North Fredericksburg, Virginia.[955]
  • December 18 – President Bush delivers remarks during a visit to Little Sisters of the Poor in Washington, D.C.[956]
  • December 19 – Press Secretary Dana Perino says President Bush and Vice President Cheney were in the West Wing of the White House during the Eisenhower Executive Office Building's fire during a press briefing.[957]
  • December 21 – President Bush issues a statement sending his, First Lady Bush's, and the United States' best wishes to service members.[958]
  • December 22 – President Bush speaks on service members and their families in addition to relating stories about individuals dealing with similar experiences during the holidays while delivering his radio address.[959]
  • December 24 – President Bush makes phone calls to service members stationed abroad on Christmas Eve.[960]
  • December 26 – President Bush announces that he has signed H.R. 2764 into law, legislation that he says during the announcement will "fund the Federal Government within the reasonable and responsible spending levels I proposed -- without raising taxes and without the most objectionable policy changes considered by the Congress."[961]
  • December 27 – President Bush publicly addresses the assassination of Benazir Bhutto while in Crawford, Texas.[962]
  • December 28 – President Bush issues a disapproval memorandum on the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2008, citing that it will "imperil billions of dollars of Iraqi assets at a crucial juncture in that nation's reconstruction efforts and because it would undermine the foreign policy and commercial interests of the United States."[963]
  • December 29 – President Bush reflects on issues of spending and relations with Congress during his radio address.[964]
  • December 31 – President Bush signs into law an amendment of the Freedom of Information Act, the Openness Promotes Effectiveness in our National Government Act of 2007 or S. 2488.[965] President Bush releases a statement on the upcoming New Year's Day, reflecting on the administration's efforts throughout 2007.[966]

2008[edit]

January[edit]

  • January 1 – At Texas State Technical College, President Bush and First Lady Laura Bush wish Americans "a happy and healthy 2008."[967]
  • January 2 – President Bush announces his intent to nominate Jamsheed K. Choksy, Dawn Ho Delbanco, Gary D. Glenn, David Hertz, Marvin Bailey Scott, and Carol M. Swain as members of the National Council on the Humanities for terms lasting six years, and Jan Cellucci, William J. Hagenah, and Mark Y. Herring as members of the National Museum and Library Services board for terms lasting five years.[968]
  • January 3United States National Security Advisor Stephen Hadley announces Bush will travel to the Middle East in five days to give President Bush a chance "to discuss with Israelis and Palestinians their efforts toward a negotiated peace and achievement of the President's vision of two democratic states, Israel and Palestine, living side by side in peace and security."[969]
  • January 4 – President Bush signs S. 2436 for the establishment of commencement of Commissioner of Internal Revenue terms to have a designated date.[970]
  • January 7 – President Bush delivers an address at Horace Greeley Elementary School in Chicago, Illinois during the morning.[971]
  • January 8 – President Bush releases a statement noting that the following day will be the third anniversary of the signing of the comprehensive peace agreement in Sudan and states the commitment on the part of the US to continuing to adhere to the agreement.[972]
  • January 9 – President Bush attends the welcoming ceremony at the Ben Gurion International Airport in Tel Aviv, Israel during the afternoon.[973]
  • January 10 – President Bush delivers an address at the King David Hotel on the peace process in the Middle East during the afternoon.[974]
  • January 11 – President Bush visits Yad Vashem during the morning, saying that he hopes those who visit will have "a sobering reminder that evil exists and a call that when we find evil, we must resist it."[975]
  • January 30 – President Bush delivers an address on trade and the economy at the Robinson Helicopter Company in Torrance, California during the morning.[976] President Bush authorizes federal aid to the state of Indiana after declaring the existence of a major disaster there.[977]
  • January 31 – President Bush gives a speech on international collaboration against terrorism at Emerald at Queensridge in Las Vegas, Nevada during the morning.[978] President Bush signs the Protect America Act Extension, giving the Protect America Act authority until the upcoming February 16.[979]

February[edit]

  • February 1 – President Bush signs a proclamation declaring February as "American Heart Month" at the Intercontinental Hotel[980] and delivers an economic speech at Hallmark Cards, Inc. in Kansas City, Missouri during the morning.[981] First Lady Laura Bush discusses American Heart Month in a radio address.[982]
  • February 4 – President Bush meets with his cabinet for discussions on the budget in the Cabinet Room during the morning.[983]
  • February 26 – President Bush gives an address on his African trip to the Leon H. Sullivan Foundation at Marriot Wardham Park Hotel in D.C. during the morning.[984]
  • February 27 – President Bush meets with Prime Minister of the Czech Republic Mirek Topolánek in the Oval Office during the morning.[985] President Bush announces Sada Cumber as Presidential Envoy to the Organization of Islamic Conference in the Oval Office[986] and meets with 2007 World Champion Boston Red Sox in the South Lawn[987] during the afternoon.
  • February 28 – President Bush holds a news conference[988] and meets with members of his economic group at the U.S. Department of Labor in Washington, D.C. during the morning.[989]
  • February 29 – President Bush holds an Oval Office meeting with Secretary General of NATO Jaap de Hoop Scheffer to discuss Afghanistan during the morning.[990] President Bush signs the Andean Trade Preference Extension Act of 2008, extending the Andean Trade Extension Act through the upcoming December 31, and H.R. 5478, allowing $1 coins to continue minting throughout 2008.[991] President Bush proclaims March 2008 as "Irish-American Heritage Month".[992]

April[edit]

  • April 1 – President Bush holds a joint press conference with President of Ukraine Viktor Yushchenko at the House of Chimaeras in Kyiv, Ukraine.[993]
  • April 4 – Noting the fortieth anniversary of the assassination of Martin Luther King, Jr., Bush laments that America was "robbed of one of history's most consequential advocates for equality and civil rights" and calls for both mourning of King's death and celebrating his preaching of "justice and hope" in a statement.[994]
  • April 5 – In Croatia, President Bush meets with Prime Minister of Croatia Sanader.[995]
  • April 26 – President Bush attends the White House Correspondents' Association at the Washington Hilton Hotel in D.C. during the evening.[996] President Bush speaks about the hardships students presently have in acquiring higher forms of education and the policies enacted by the Department of Education in response to this during his radio address.[997]
  • April 28 – President Bush meets with President of Guatemala Alvaro Colom in the Oval Office during the morning for discussions on relations between their countries, the effectiveness of CAFTA, reforms presently being put in place by the Guatemalan government, and immigration.[998]
  • April 29 – President Bush holds a press conference in the Rose Garden during the morning.[999] President Bush meets with United Nations Special Representative to Afghanistan Kai Eide in the Oval Office[1,000] and delivers a speech on National Volunteer Week in the East Room during the afternoon.[1,001]
  • April 30 – President Bush hosts a ceremony for the Welcomes 2008 National and State Teachers of the Year in the Rose Garden during the morning.[1,002] He welcomes the New York Giants, winners of Super Bowl XLII, in the South Lawn during the afternoon.[1,003]

August[edit]

  • August 2 – President Bush discusses gas prices and the effectiveness of Congress in dealing with the issue during his radio address.[1,004]
  • August 4 – President Bush delivers a speech at the Eielson Air Force Base in Alaska during the afternoon.[1,005]
  • August 5 – President Bush announces his nomination of Mark V. Rosenker for Vice Chairman of the National Transportation Safety Board.[1,006]
  • August 6 – President Bush meets with Prime Minister of Thailand Samak Sundaravej in the Government House in Bangkok, Thailand during the evening.[1,007]

September[edit]

  • September 29 – President Bush delivers an address on financial reform in South Drive during the morning.[1,008]
  • September 30 – President Bush delivers a speech on the economy during the morning.[1,009] President Bush signs the Need-Based Educational Aid Act of 2008 and the Federal Aviation Administration Extension Act of 2008 into law.[1,010] President Bush announces his nomination of Robert W. McGowan to be Governor of the Board of Governors of the United States Postal Service[1,011] and the nomination is sent to the Senate.[1,012]

October[edit]

  • October 1 – President Bush meets with General David McKiernan in the Oval Office at the White House. President Bush gives public brief remarks on the meeting during the afternoon hours.[1,013]
  • October 2 – President Bush meets with American business representatives at the Dwight D. Eisenhower Executive Office Building to discuss the Economic Rescue Package, saying afterward, "the House of Representatives must listen to these voices and get this bill passed so we can get about the business of restoring confidence."[1,014]
  • October 3 – President Bush signs the Emergency Economic Stabilization Act of 2008.
  • October 4 – President Bush visits his childhood home in Midland, Texas and reflects on his past.[1,015]
  • October 6 – President Bush delivers a speech on the administration's judicial appointments accomplishments and the economy at the Hilton Cincinnati Netherland Plaza in Cincinnati, Ohio.[1,016]
  • October 27 – President Bush meets with President of Paraguay Fernando Lugo in the Oval Office during the morning.[1,017]
  • October 29 – President Bush holds a morning meeting with President of Iraqi Kurdistan Masoud Barzani in the Oval Office.[1,018]
  • October 30 – President Bush delivers an address at the graduation ceremony for Federal Bureau of Investigation Special Agents at the FBI Academy in Quantico, Virginia during the morning.[1,019]

November[edit]

  • November 4Democratic Senator Barack Obama wins the 2008 presidential election against Republican Senator John McCain.
  • November 10 – President Bush meets with President-elect Obama at the Oval Office to discuss the transition of power between the presidents. White House spokesman Dana Perino describes the meeting as "friendly" and "relaxed".[1,020]
  • November 27 – President Bush favorably comments on the Iraq Council of Representatives approving the Strategic Framework and Security Agreements with the US: "Two years ago, this day seemed unlikely - but the success of the surge and the courage of the Iraqi people set the conditions for these two agreements to be negotiated and approved by the Iraqi parliament."[1,021]
  • November 28 – President Bush issues a statement expressing sadness at the loss of American and foreign lives lost in the Mumbai attacks.[1,022]
  • November 29 – President Bush condemns the attacks in Mumbai, India while speaking on the South Lawn of the White House during the afternoon.[1,023]

December[edit]

  • December 1 – President Bush delivers a speech on World AIDS Day in the North Lawn during the morning.[1,024] President and First Lady Bush speak at a forum on Global Health at Newseum in Washington, D.C. during the morning.[1,025] President Bush signs the United States Army Commemorative Coin Act of 2008. It requires the Treasury Department to mint and issue coins for the recognition of the US Army being founded in 1775 as well as commemorating the event.[1,026]
  • December 4 – President Bush attends that year's National Christmas Tree lighting ceremony.[1,027]
  • December 5 – President Bush delivers a speech on the economy on the South Lawn.[1,028]
  • December 6 – President Bush attends the unveiling of a portrait of himself at the Union League of Philadelphia in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and delivers a speech.[1,029]
  • December 8 – President and First Lady Bush act as hosts for the White House Children's Holiday Reception and Performance in the East Room during the morning.[1,030] President Bush attends several briefings while in the office of the Director of National Intelligence and the National Counterterrorism Center in the afternoon.[1,031]
  • December 9 – President Bush delivers an address on the evolution of American defense at the United States Military Academy in West Point, New York during the morning.[1,032] President Bush issues a statement on Zimbabwe renewing his call for the removal of the leadership of Robert Mugabe.[1,033]
  • December 16 – President Bush meets with President of El Salvador Antonio Saca in the Oval Office of the White House.[1,034]
  • December 17 – President Bush gives a speech at the U.S. Army War College in Carlisle, Pennsylvania during the afternoon.[1,035] President Bush designates the day as "Wright Brothers Day".[1,036]
  • December 18 – President Bush delivers a speech to the American Enterprise Institute at the Renaissance Mayflower Hotel in Washington, D.C. during the morning.[1,037]
  • December 19 – President Bush delivers a speech on auto companies in the Roosevelt Room during the morning.[1,038] President Bush meets with President of the State of Palestine Mahmoud Abbas in the Oval Office of the White House during the afternoon.[1,039]
  • December 20 – President Bush discusses auto companies during his radio address.[1,040]
  • December 22 – President Bush travels to Walter Reed Army Medical Center.[1,041]
  • December 23 – President Bush discusses the history of volunteering for the military during his radio address.[1,042]
  • December 24 – On Christmas Eve, President Bush calls members of the military.[1,043]
  • December 30 – President Bush issues a statement on National Mentoring Month.[1,044]
  • December 31 – President Bush issues a proclamation extending duty-free treatment to various agricultural and other programs in Israel.[1,045]

2009[edit]

January[edit]

  • January 10 – President Bush attends the commissioning of the USS George H.W. Bush in Norfolk, Virginia with his father George H. W. Bush.[1,046]
  • January 13 – President Bush holds his last cabinet meeting in the Cabinet Room, Bush noting accomplishments of the group, during the morning.[1,047]
  • January 15 – Farewell Address to the Nation.
  • January 20 – President Bush finishes his time in office and departs the White House with the First Lady Laura Bush. His successor, Barack Obama, was inaugurated as the 44th President of the United States, at noon EST.

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  157. ^ "President Calls on Congress to Pass Economic Security Package". January 22, 2002.
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  163. ^ "Bush unveils voluntary plan to reduce global warming". CNN. February 14, 2002.
  164. ^ "Bush backs Nevada site for nuclear waste". CNN. February 15, 2002.
  165. ^ "Operation Anaconda costs 8 U.S. lives". CNN. March 4, 2002.
  166. ^ "Bush imposes steel tariffs". USA Today. March 5, 2002.
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  168. ^ "Bush ups pressure on North Korea". CNN. March 21, 2002.
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  170. ^ "Bush promotes 'smart border' with Mexico". CNN. March 23, 2002.
  171. ^ Kaiser, Jocelyn (March 26, 2002). "Bush Nominates NIH Director".
  172. ^ "President Bush signs campaign finance bill". CNN. March 27, 2002.
  173. ^ "Bush vows to keep terrorists 'on the run'". CNN. March 28, 2002.
  174. ^ "Bush: Arafat 'can do a lot more'". CNN. March 30, 2002.
  175. ^ "Britain's Queen Mother dead at 101". CNN. March 30, 2002.
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  179. ^ "Bush calls on Arab nations in fighting terror". CNN. April 20, 2002.
  180. ^ "Bush, Gore clash in dueling Earth Day speeches". CNN. April 22, 2017.
  181. ^ "Bush aide Karen Hughes resigning". CNN. April 23, 2002.
  182. ^ "Saudi Prince Bluntly Tells Bush to Temper Support for Israel". New York Times. April 25, 2002.
  183. ^ "Bush pushes welfare reform with 'strict goals'". CNN. May 10, 2002.
  184. ^ "Bush signs $190 billion farm bill". CNN. May 13, 2002.
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  186. ^ "Bush pushes drug card for seniors". CNN. May 18, 2002.
  187. ^ "'Fortress Berlin' greets Bush". CNN. May 22, 2002.
  188. ^ "May 24, 2002: Bush and Putin sign agreement to reduce nuclear arsenal". energy.gov.
  189. ^ "Bush raises sex scandal with pope". CNN. May 28, 2002.
  190. ^ "Text of Bush's Speech at West Point". The New York Times. June 1, 2002.
  191. ^ "Bush says FBI 'doing a better job'". CNN. June 3, 2002.
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  193. ^ "Bush wants broad 'Homeland Security' overhaul". CNN. June 7, 2002.
  194. ^ "Bush, Democrats push for security plan". CNN. June 8, 2002.
  195. ^ "Bush aims to boost minority home ownership". CNN. June 17, 2002.
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  201. ^ "Bush stumps for Homeland Security Department". CNN. July 10, 2002.
  202. ^ "Bush brass testify on homeland security". CNN. July 11, 2002.
  203. ^ "Bush outlines homeland security strategy". CNN. July 16, 2002.
  204. ^ "Bush defends Cheney over Halliburton". CNN. July 17, 2002.
  205. ^ "Bush raps Senate on defense spending". CNN. July 19, 2002.
  206. ^ "Bush urges action on 'business integrity'". CNN. July 20, 2002.
  207. ^ "Bush cites 'bright' future for markets". CNN. July 22, 2002.
  208. ^ "Bush Signs Bill For Nevada Nuclear Dump". New York Times. July 24, 2002.
  209. ^ "In '89, Bush opposed Harken overseas subsidiary". CNN. August 1, 2002.
  210. ^ "Bush 'furious' over Jerusalem blast". CNN. August 2, 2002.
  211. ^ "Bush to visit September 11 attack sites". CNN. August 3, 2002.
  212. ^ "Sources: Bush briefed on Iraq war planning". CNN. August 6, 2002.
  213. ^ "White House dismisses Saddam speech". CNN. August 8, 2002.
  214. ^ "Bush to discuss economy with American workers". CNN. August 10, 2002.
  215. ^ "Bush: economy's foundation strong". CNNMoney. August 13, 2002.
  216. ^ "Bush pitches economic message in Midwest". CNN. August 14, 2002.
  217. ^ Shoop, Tom (August 15, 2002). "Bush demands pay, hiring flexibility in homeland security bill". govexec.com.
  218. ^ "Bush defends planning on Iraq". CNN. August 16, 2002.
  219. ^ "Bush unveils 'Healthy Forests' plan". CNN. August 22, 2002.
  220. ^ "Bush tour bags $4.6 million for GOP". CNN. August 24, 2002.
  221. ^ "Bush 'pleased' baseball strike averted". CNN. August 30, 2002.
  222. ^ "Bush Calls on Americans to Serve in Sept". Fox News. August 31, 2002.
  223. ^ "Bush lobbies leaders on Iraq". CNN. September 10, 2002.
  224. ^ "President Bush's remarks on September 11, 2002". CNN. September 11, 2002.
  225. ^ "President Bush's address to the United Nations". CNN. September 12, 2002.
  226. ^ "Iraq's Sabri: Bush's speech 'proaganda'". CNN. September 13, 2002.
  227. ^ "Bush presses Iraq case in radio address". CNN. September 14, 2002.
  228. ^ President Stresses Budget Discipline and Fiscal Restraint (September 16, 2002)
  229. ^ Remarks by the President at Jim Nussle for Congress Luncheon (September 16, 2002)
  230. ^ President Introduces History & Civic Education Initiatives (September 17, 2002)
  231. ^ President Discusses Iraq, Domestic Agenda with Congressional Leaders (September 18, 2002)
  232. ^ "Bush outlines first-strike doctrine". CNN. September 20, 2002.
  233. ^ President Presses Congress for Action on Defense Appropriations Bill (September 27, 2002)
  234. ^ President Bush Pushes for Homeland Security Bill (September 28, 2002)
  235. ^ President Saddened by Passing of Congresswoman Patsy Mink (September 30, 2002)
  236. ^ Nomination and Appointment (September 30, 2002)
  237. ^ "Bush: Don't wait for mushroom cloud". CNN. October 8, 2002.
  238. ^ "Judge orders ports opened". CNN. October 9, 2002.
  239. ^ "Senate approves Iraq war resolution". CNN. October 11, 2002.
  240. ^ "Bush pushes for terror insurance bill". CNN. October 12, 2002.
  241. ^ "Bush cites al Qaeda in Bali bombings". CNN. October 15, 2002.
  242. ^ "Bush signs Iraq war resolution". CNN. October 17, 2002.
  243. ^ "Bush offers condolences to Australians". CNN. October 19, 2002.
  244. ^ Remarks by the President at South Dakota Welcome (October 31, 2002)
  245. ^ Remarks by the President at Indiana Welcome (October 31, 2002)
  246. ^ National Alzheimer's Disease Awareness Month, 2002 (October 31, 2002)
  247. ^ "Bush begins 10-state marathon". CNN. November 2, 2002.
  248. ^ "Politicians hit the home stretch". CNN. November 4, 2002.
  249. ^ "Bush may nominate Ridge next week". CNN. November 15, 2002.
  250. ^ "Bush takes Iraq position to NATO leaders". CNN. November 19, 2002.
  251. ^ "Bush: Join 'coalition of willing'". CNN. November 20, 2002.
  252. ^ "Bush condemns attacks in Kenya". CNN. November 28, 2002.
  253. ^ "Bush slashes Fed raises, blames terror". CNN. November 29, 2002.
  254. ^ "Bush promotes volunteer service". CNN. November 30, 2002.
  255. ^ "Bush's bonuses for political appointees". CNN. December 5, 2002.
  256. ^ "O'Neill, Lindsey resign". CNNMoney. December 6, 2002.
  257. ^ "Officials: Bush taps Snow for Treasury". CNN. December 9, 2002.
  258. ^ "Donaldson to head SEC". CNNMoney. December 10, 2002.
  259. ^ "Bush calls Lott comments 'offensive'". CNN. December 13, 2002.
  260. ^ "President Bush Announces Smallpox Vaccination Plan". New York Times. December 13, 2002.
  261. ^ "FEMA Director Allbaugh to step down". CNN. December 16, 2002.
  262. ^ King, John (December 17, 2002). "Bush rolls out missile defense system". CNN.
  263. ^ "Bush's congressional liaison resigns". CNN. December 17, 2002.
  264. ^ "Bush: 'A disappointing day' for peace". CNN. December 20, 2002.
  265. ^ Malveaux, Suzanne (December 21, 2002). "Bush gets smallpox vaccine". CNN.
  266. ^ "Bush 'great' after smallpox vaccine". CNN. December 22, 2002.
  267. ^ "Bush phones holiday greeting to troops". CNN. December 24, 2002.
  268. ^ "ABM Treaty suit dismissed". CNN. December 30, 2002.
  269. ^ President Focuses on U.S. Economy, Iraq & N. Korea (January 2, 2003)
  270. ^ President Rallies Troops at Fort Hood (January 3, 2003)
  271. ^ President Bush Announced Nomination of Ross Owen (January 3, 2003)
  272. ^ Statement on AGOA (January 4, 2003)
  273. ^ President Bush Honors Martin Luther King, Junior in Church Service (January 20, 2003)
  274. ^ Senate Confirms Ridge (January 22, 2003)
  275. ^ Ridge Sworn In as Secretary of Homeland Security (January 24, 2003)
  276. ^ President Bush Discusses State of the Union (January 25, 2003)
  277. ^ President Bush Announces Intention to Nominate (January 27, 2003)
  278. ^ President Delivers "State of the Union" (January 28, 2003)
  279. ^ President Calls for Strengthened and Reformed Medicare Program (January 29, 2003)
  280. ^ President Bush Meets with Italian Prime Minister Berlusconi (January 30, 2003)
  281. ^ President Commemorates 1st Anniversary of Freedom Corps (January 30, 2003)
  282. ^ Vice President's Remarks at 30th Political Action Conference (January 30, 2003)
  283. ^ President Discusses the Fight Against Global and Domestic HIV/AIDS (January 31, 2003)
  284. ^ President Bush Meets with Prime Minister Blair (January 31, 2003)
  285. ^ President Bush Announces Intention to Nominate (January 31, 2003)
  286. ^ "Bush: 'We lost them so close to home'". CNN. February 4, 2003.
  287. ^ "Bush briefs Congress on Powell speech". CNN. February 5, 2003.
  288. ^ "Bush touts benefits of hydrogen fuel". CNN. February 6, 2003.
  289. ^ "Bush: 'Defining moment' for Security Council". CNN. February 7, 2003.
  290. ^ "At least 32 killed in Colombia club blast". CNN. February 8, 2003.
  291. ^ "Administration: Prepare, don't panic". CNN. February 11, 2003.
  292. ^ "Bush: Saddam using Iraqi civilians as 'human shields'". CNN. February 10, 2003.
  293. ^ McIntyre, Jamie (February 11, 2003). "Anti-aircraft missiles deployed in Washington". CNN.
  294. ^ President's Radio Address (March 1, 2003)
  295. ^ President Announces Framework to Modernize and Improve Medicare (March 4, 2003)
  296. ^ "Vatican to Bush: Iraq war would be 'disaster'". CNN. March 5, 2003.
  297. ^ President Discusses Roadmap for Peace in the Middle East (March 14, 2003)
  298. ^ President Discusses Iraq in Radio Address (March 15, 2003)
  299. ^ President Bush: Monday "Moment of Truth" for World on Iraq (March 16, 2003)
  300. ^ "Bush: 'Leave Iraq within 48 hours'". New York Times. March 17, 2003.
  301. ^ President Thanks Congress (May 21, 2003)
  302. ^ President Discusses Military Operation (March 23, 2003)
  303. ^ President Rallies Troops at MacDill Air Force Base in Tampa (March 26, 2003)
  304. ^ President's Statement on the Passing of Senator Moynihan (March 26, 2003)
  305. ^ President Salutes the Military (March 28, 2003)
  306. ^ President Discusses Iraqi Freedom Progress in Radio Address (March 29, 2003)
  307. ^ President Updates America on Operations Liberty Shield and Iraqi Freedom (March 31, 2003)
  308. ^ President Discusses Operation Iraqi Freedom at Camp Lejeune (April 3, 2003)
  309. ^ President Commends Congress for Acting on War Supplemental (April 4, 2003)
  310. ^ Operation Iraqi Freedom (April 5, 2003)
  311. ^ President Bush Meets with Prime Minister Blair in Northern Ireland (April 8, 2003)
  312. ^ President Commends Senate Passage of Faith-Based Legislation (April 9, 2003)
  313. ^ President's Message to the Iraqi People (April 10, 2003)
  314. ^ President Visits Soldiers at Army and Navy Medical Centers (April 11, 2003)
  315. ^ Statement by the President (April 28, 2003)
  316. ^ President Discusses the Future of Iraq (April 28, 2003)
  317. ^ Statement by the President (April 29, 2003)
  318. ^ President Urges Congress to Act Quickly on Global HIV/AIDS Initiative (April 29, 2003)
  319. ^ President Announces Teacher of the Year and Honors State Teachers (April 30, 2003)
  320. ^ Remarks by President Bush and President Uribe of Colombia in Photo Opportunity (April 30, 2003)
  321. ^ President Signs PROTECT Act (April 30, 2003)
  322. ^ Statement on H.R. 1770 (April 30, 2003)
  323. ^ President Discusses Education Reform in DC (July 1, 2003)
  324. ^ Vice President's Eulogy for Former Senator Thurmond (July 1, 2003)
  325. ^ President Discusses Progress in Afghanistan, Iraq (July 1, 2003)
  326. ^ President Bush Names Randall Tobias to be Global AIDS Coordinator (July 2, 2003)
  327. ^ President Bush Discusses Upcoming Africa Trip with Reporters (July 3, 2003)
  328. ^ President Bush Signs the "Strengthen AmeriCorps Program Act" (July 3, 2003)
  329. ^ President Bush Honors Military in Fourth of July Speech (July 4, 2003)
  330. ^ President's Radio Address (July 5, 2003)
  331. ^ President Bush Discusses Faith-Based Initiative with Urban Leaders (July 16, 2003)
  332. ^ President Bush, Prime Minister Blair Discuss War on Terrorism (July 17, 2003)
  333. ^ President Bush Highlights Health and Fitness Initiative (July 18, 2003)
  334. ^ President Bush Discusses Progress in Iraq (July 23, 2003)
  335. ^ President Discusses Middle East Peace with Prime Minister Sharon (July 29, 2003)
  336. ^ President Bush Calls for Action on 38th Anniversary of Medicare (July 30, 2003)
  337. ^ Remarks by the President at Gulfport, Mississippi Welcome (November 1, 2003)
  338. ^ President Bush, Italian President Ciampi Discuss Iraq (November 14, 2003)
  339. ^ President Bush Discusses Iraq Policy at Whitehall Palace in London (November 19, 2003)
  340. ^ Statement on John F. Kennedy (November 21, 2003)
  341. ^ President Bush Meets with Troops in Fort Carson, Colorado (November 24, 2003)
  342. ^ President Applauds Congress for Passing Historic Medicare Bill (November 25, 2003)
  343. ^ Statement by the Press Secretary (December 1, 2003)
  344. ^ Remarks by the President at Bush-Cheney 2004 Reception (December 1, 2003)
  345. ^ President Discusses Economy in Michigan (December 1, 2003)
  346. ^ President Bush Signs the Adoption Promotion Act of 2003 (December 2, 2003)
  347. ^ Remarks by the President at Bush-Cheney 2004 Luncheon (December 2, 2003)
  348. ^ "Bush: Saddam 'will face justice he denied to millions'". CNN. December 14, 2003.
  349. ^ President Bush Signs American Dream Downpayment Act of 2003 (December 16, 2003)
  350. ^ President Commemorates 100th Anniversary of Wright Brothers Flight (December 17, 2003)
  351. ^ President Bush Meets with Wounded Soldiers at Walter Reed (December 18, 2003)
  352. ^ President Bush: Libya Pledges to Dismantle WMD Programs (December 19, 2006)
  353. ^ Remarks by the President in Visit with Angel Tree Children (December 22, 2003)
  354. ^ President Participates in Menorah Lighting Ceremony (December 22, 2003)
  355. ^ President's Radio Address (December 27, 2003)
  356. ^ Executive Order Adjustments of Certain Rates of Pay (December 30, 2003)
  357. ^ President Bush Discusses Progress in Education in St. Louis (January 5, 2004)
  358. ^ "Bush calls for changes on illegal workers". CNN. January 8, 2004.
  359. ^ President Discusses 2nd Anniversary of "No Child Left Behind" Act (January 8, 2003)
  360. ^ President Speaks with Women Small Business Owners on the Economy (January 9, 2004)
  361. ^ Statement on Federal Assistance for California (January 13, 2004)
  362. ^ "Bush unveils vision for moon and beyond". CNN. January 15, 2004.
  363. ^ Gongloff, Mark (January 20, 2004). "The state of the Bush economy". CNN.
  364. ^ The President's Address to the Nation (January 24, 2004)
  365. ^ President Bush Calls for Medical Liability Reform (January 26, 2004)
  366. ^ President Bush Discusses Six-Point Economic Plan in New Hampshire (January 29, 2004)
  367. ^ President Discusses Growing Economy with Economists (January 30, 2004)
  368. ^ Statement on Jennifer Dunn (January 31, 2004)
  369. ^ President Bush Discusses Budget After Cabinet Meeting (February 2, 2014)
  370. ^ American Heart Month 2004 (February 2, 2004)
  371. ^ President Bush Meets with U.N. Secretary General Kofi Annan (February 3, 2004)
  372. ^ President Bush Discusses Importance of Democracy in Middle East (February 4, 2004)
  373. ^ President Discusses Economy, Urges Congress to Make Tax Cuts Permanent (February 19, 2004)
  374. ^ Remarks by the President to the National Governors Association (February 23, 2004)
  375. ^ President Calls for Constitutional Amendment Protecting Marriage (February 24, 2004)
  376. ^ President Discusses the Economy in Kentucky (February 26, 2004)
  377. ^ President Bush Welcomes German Chancellor Schroeder to White House (February 27, 2004)
  378. ^ President Bush Urges Haitians to Reject Violence (February 29, 2004)
  379. ^ "Statement by the President on FSC/ETI Legislation". georgewbush-whitehouse.archives.gov. March 1, 2004.
  380. ^ "President assails Kerry on flip-flops". Washington Times. March 3, 2004.
  381. ^ "Some 9/11 families want Bush ads yanked". CNN. March 6, 2004.
  382. ^ "U.S. to hit Syria with sanctions". CNN. March 10, 2004.
  383. ^ "President Bush Condemns Terrorist Bombings in Spain". georgewbush-whitehouse.archives.gov. March 11, 2004.
  384. ^ "Remarks by the President at Bush-Cheney 2004 Reception". georgewbush-whitehouse.archives.gov. March 11, 2004.
  385. ^ President Bush Welcomes Prime Minister Ahern for St. Patrick's Day (March 17, 2004)
  386. ^ "Bush hails 'day of deliverance' for Iraq". CNN. March 20, 2004.
  387. ^ President's Radio Address (March 27, 2004)
  388. ^ President Discusses Jobs and Economy in Wisconsin (March 30, 2004)
  389. ^ President Bush Signs Unborn Victims of Violence Act of 2004 (April 1, 2004)
  390. ^ "Bush hails jobs numbers, economy". CNN. April 2, 2004.
  391. ^ President Bush Discusses Strengthening Economy in Weekly Radio Address (April 3, 2004)
  392. ^ President Discusses Economy and Job Training in North Carolina (April 5, 2004)
  393. ^ President Bush Discusses Iraq in Saturday Morning Radio Address (April 10, 2004)
  394. ^ President Discusses Tax Relief in Iowa (April 15, 2004)
  395. ^ Bush, Blair Discuss Sharon Plan; Future of Iraq in Press Conference (April 16, 2004)
  396. ^ President Announces Intention to Nominate Ambassador to Iraq (April 19, 2004)
  397. ^ President Outlines Path for Lasting Prosperity in Wednesday Speech (April 21, 2004)
  398. ^ President Unveils Tech Initiatives for Energy, Health Care, Internet (April 26, 2004)
  399. ^ President Bush Touts Benefits of Health Care Information Technology (April 27, 2004)
  400. ^ President Bush Meets with the 9/11 Commission on Thursday (April 29, 2004)
  401. ^ President Bush Welcomes Canadian Prime Minister Martin to White House (April 30, 2004)
  402. ^ President's Radio Address (May 1, 2004)
  403. ^ Dr. Condoleezza Rice Discusses Iraq and the Middle East (May 3, 2004)
  404. ^ President Bush Meets with Al Arabiya Television on Wednesday (May 5, 2004)
  405. ^ President Speaks at Brown v Board of Education Natl Historic Site (May 17, 2004)
  406. ^ President Speaks to the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (May 18, 2004)
  407. ^ President Bush Meets with Greek Prime Minister Karamanlis (May 20, 2004)
  408. ^ President Delivers Commencement Address at Louisiana State (May 21, 2004)
  409. ^ Remarks by the Vice President at a Reception for 2004 State Victory Committee (May 24, 2004)
  410. ^ "Bush compares Iraq, terror wars to World War II". CNN. June 3, 2004.
  411. ^ "Tenet: Resigning with head 'very, very high'". CNN. June 3, 2004.
  412. ^ "Bush taps Danforth for U.N. ambassador post". CNN. June 4, 2004.
  413. ^ "Bush, Chirac seek to ease Iraq row". CNN. June 6, 2004.
  414. ^ "Bush: America would do it again". CNN. June 7, 2004.
  415. ^ President Bush's Eulogy at Funeral Service for President Reagan (June 11, 2004)
  416. ^ President Bush Salutes President Reagan in Radio Address (June 12, 2004)
  417. ^ Statement on Federal Assistance for Missouri (June 13, 2004)
  418. ^ "The President's News Conference With Prime Minister Tony Blair of the United Kingdom in Istanbul". presidency.ucsb.edu. June 28, 2004.
  419. ^ "U.S. renews diplomatic ties with Libya". CNN. June 28, 2004.
  420. ^ "Bush rebuff to Chirac over Turkey". CNN. June 29, 2004.
  421. ^ President Commemorates 40th Anniversary of Civil Rights Act (July 1, 2004)
  422. ^ President's Remarks on the Economy to Small Business Owners (July 2, 2004)
  423. ^ President Bush Discusses Progress in the War on Terror (July 12, 2004)
  424. ^ President Bush Signs African Growth and Opportunity Act (July 13, 2004)
  425. ^ President Bush Nominates Congressman Goss as Director of CIA (August 10, 2004)
  426. ^ President's Remarks to the United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners of America (August 12, 2004)
  427. ^ Statement by the President (August 13, 2004)
  428. ^ Dr. Rice Addresses War on Terror (August 19, 2004)
  429. ^ "Bush campaign denies 'smear tactics'". CNN. August 22, 2004.
  430. ^ Vice President's Remarks at a Victory 2004 Rally in Pottsville, Pennsylvania (August 25, 2004)
  431. ^ President's Remarks at Wheeling, West Virginia Rally (April 23, 2017)
  432. ^ Loughlin, Sean (August 30, 2004). "McCain praises Bush as 'tested'". CNN.
  433. ^ Remarks by the President of the American Legion (August 31, 2004)
  434. ^ Barrett, Bob (September 17, 2004). "Hurricane Ivan 10 Years Later - Cleaning Up And Moving Forward".
  435. ^ "McCain: Bush not straight enough on Iraq". CNN. September 19, 2004.
  436. ^ "Kerry: Bush's Iraq policy has endangered U.S." CNN. September 21, 2004.
  437. ^ President Bush and Prime Minister Allawi Press Conference (September 23, 2004)
  438. ^ President's Remarks in "Focus on Education with President Bush" Event (September 27, 2004)
  439. ^ President Thanks Volunteers for Helping Hurricane Victims (September 30, 2004)
  440. ^ Remarks by President Bush and Senator Kerry in First 2004 Presidential Debate (October 1, 2004)
  441. ^ President Signs Tax Relief Bill Benefiting Millions of Families (October 4, 2004)
  442. ^ Statement on House and Senate Resolutions (October 5, 2004)
  443. ^ Remarks of Vice President Cheney and Senator Edwards in Vice Presidential Debate (October 6, 2004)
  444. ^ President Bush Discusses Iraq Report (October 7, 2004)
  445. ^ President's Remarks at a Victory 2004 Rally in Colorado Springs, Colorado (October 12, 2004)
  446. ^ President's Remarks in the Villages, Florida (October 19, 2004)
  447. ^ President Bush on Friday: "We Will Not be Intimidated" (October 29, 2004)
  448. ^ "Bush meets with Cabinet". CNN. November 4, 2004.
  449. ^ "Bush vows to work with Democrats". CNN. November 5, 2004.
  450. ^ Washington Post. "Bush Adviser On Iraq Policy To Step Down" by Glenn Kessler. November 6, 2004.
  451. ^ "Ashcroft, Evans quit in Cabinet shakeup". CNN Money. November 9, 2004.
  452. ^ "Bush attorney general pick is Alberto Gonzales". CNN. November 11, 2004.
  453. ^ "Gonzales nomination angers abortion foes". CNN. November 11, 2004.
  454. ^ "Bush welcomes ally Blair to White House". CNN. March 19, 2017.
  455. ^ "Bush vows to work for Palestinian state". CNN. November 12, 2004.
  456. ^ "Bush: U.S. forces 'taking back' Falluja". CNN. November 13, 2004.
  457. ^ "Cheney leaves hospital after tests on heart". CNN. November 13, 2004.
  458. ^ "Powell resigns with three other Cabinet secretaries". CNN. November 15, 2004.
  459. ^ Ensor, David (November 15, 2004). "Top leaders of CIA's clandestine service resign". CNN.
  460. ^ "Bush picks Rice to succeed Powell". CNN. November 17, 2004.
  461. ^ "Bush picks Spellings for education secretary". CNN. November 17, 2004.
  462. ^ "President's Remarks at the Clinton Presidential Center Dedication". georgewbush-whitehouse.archives.gov. November 18, 2004.
  463. ^ "Bush hopes to strengthen ties with Latin America, Asia". November 20, 2004.
  464. ^ "Bush: 'Our two peoples are one family'". CNN. December 1, 2004.
  465. ^ "Bush: Iraq vote shouldn't be delayed". CNN. December 2, 2004.
  466. ^ "Bush nominates Kerik for Homeland Security". CNN. December 3, 2004.
  467. ^ "Leaders say Pakistan-U.S. ties still strong". CNN. December 4, 2004.
  468. ^ President Nominates Jim Nicholson as the Secretary of Veterans Affairs (December 9, 2004)
  469. ^ President Nominates Sam Bodman as Secretary of Energy (December 10, 2004)
  470. ^ President's Statement on the Veterans Benefits Improvement Act of 2004 (December 10, 2004)
  471. ^ President's Remarks to Press Pool (December 11, 2004)
  472. ^ President Bush Nominates Mike Leavitt as Secretary of HHS (December 13, 2004)
  473. ^ President Presents Medal of Freedom (December 14, 2004)
  474. ^ President Discusses Lawsuit Abuse at White House Economy Conference (December 15, 2004)
  475. ^ President and Mrs. Bush Visit with Soldiers and Their Families (December 21, 2004)
  476. ^ President Bush Makes Christmas Eve Telephone Calls to Members of the Armed Forces (December 24, 2004)
  477. ^ Statement on Bay of Bengal Earthquake and Tsunami (December 26, 2004)
  478. ^ President Discusses Support for Earthquake and Tsunami Victims (December 29, 2004)
  479. ^ President Commits $350 Million for Tsunami Relief Efforts (December 31, 2004)
  480. ^ President Discusses Tsunami Relief in Radio Address (January 1, 2005)
  481. ^ President's Statement on Congressman Bob Matsui (January 2, 2005)
  482. ^ President Asks Bush and Clinton to Help Raise Funds for Tsunami Relief (January 3, 2005)
  483. ^ President Discusses Medical Liability Reform (January 5, 2005)
  484. ^ President Meets with Members of Congress on Class-Action Reform (January 6, 2005)
  485. ^ President Participates in Asbestos Litigation Conversation (January 7, 2005)
  486. ^ President Discusses ongoing Tsunami Relief in Radio Address (January 8, 2005)
  487. ^ President Nominates Michael Chertoff as Secretary of Homeland Security (January 11, 2005)
  488. ^ President Participates in Conversation on Social Security Reform (January 11, 2005)
  489. ^ President Discusses No Child Left Behind and High School Initiatives (January 12, 2005)
  490. ^ President Briefed on Tsunami Relief, War on Terror (January 13, 2005)
  491. ^ President Participates in Conversation on Higher Education, Job Training (January 14, 2005)
  492. ^ President Discusses ongoing Tsunami Relief in Radio Address (January 15, 2005)
  493. ^ President Honors Secretary, Mrs. Powell at 'Let Freedom Ring' Event (January 17, 2005)
  494. ^ President's Radio Address (January 29, 2005)
  495. ^ President Congratulates Iraqis on Election (January 30, 2005)
  496. ^ President Thanks Secretary Spellings at Swearing-In Ceremony (January 31, 2005)
  497. ^ American Heart Month, 2005 (February 1, 2005)
  498. ^ State of the Union Address (February 2, 2005)
  499. ^ President Delivers Remarks at Annual National Prayer Breakfast (February 3, 2005)
  500. ^ President Discusses Strengthening Social Security in Montana (February 3, 2005)
  501. ^ President Discusses Strengthening Social Security in Nebraska (February 4, 2005)
  502. ^ Statement on Federal Assistance for California (February 4, 2005)
  503. ^ President Discusses Economy, Budget at Detroit Economic Club (February 8, 2005)
  504. ^ President and Polish President Discuss International Policy (February 9, 2005)
  505. ^ President Participates in Class-Action Lawsuit Reform Conversation (February 9, 2005)
  506. ^ President and Slovakian Prime Minister Dzurinda Discuss Policy (February 24, 2005)
  507. ^ President and President Putin Discuss Strong U.S.-Russian Partnership (February 24, 2005)
  508. ^ President's Statement on Pope John Paul II (February 24, 2005)
  509. ^ Personnel Announcement (February 25, 2005)
  510. ^ President Discusses Strengthening Social Security in Radio Address (February 26, 2005)
  511. ^ President's Toast at National Governors Association State Dinner (February 27, 2005)
  512. ^ President Welcomes and Thanks National Governors Association (February 28, 2005)
  513. ^ President Highlights Faith-Based Initiative at Leadership Conference (March 1, 2005)
  514. ^ President Participates in Job Training and Education Conversation (March 2, 2005)
  515. ^ President Honors Jackie Robinson at Congressional Gold Medal Ceremony (March 2, 2005)
  516. ^ President Thanks DHS Secretary Chertoff at Swearing-In Ceremony (March 3, 2005)
  517. ^ President Speaks to Press Pool (March 27, 2005)
  518. ^ President Discusses Freedom and Democracy (March 29, 2005)
  519. ^ President Discusses Strengthening Social Security in Iowa (March 30, 2005)
  520. ^ President Discusses Schiavo, WMD Commission Report (March 31, 2005)
  521. ^ Statement on Paul Wolfowitz as New President of the World Bank (March 31, 2005)
  522. ^ President Delivers Remarks on Justice Sandra Day O'Connor's Resignation (July 1, 2005)
  523. ^ President's Radio Address (July 2, 2005)
  524. ^ President Celebrates Independence Day in West Virginia (July 4, 2005)
  525. ^ President Appoints John Bolton as Ambassador to the United Nations (August 1, 2005)
  526. ^ President Signs CAFTA-DR (August 2, 2005)
  527. ^ President's Statement on H.R. 2361 (August 2, 2005)
  528. ^ President Discusses Iraqi Constitution with Press Pool (August 23, 2005)
  529. ^ Statement on Federal Assistance for Kansas (August 23, 2005)
  530. ^ President Addresses Military Families, Discusses War on Terror (August 24, 2005)
  531. ^ President Discusses Hurricane Katrina, Congratulates Iraqis on Draft Constitution (August 28, 2005)
  532. ^ President Participates in Conversation on Medicare (August 29, 2005)
  533. ^ President Commemorates 60th Anniversary of V-J Day (August 30, 2005)
  534. ^ President Outlines Hurricane Katrina Relief Efforts (August 31, 2005)
  535. ^ President Visits Troops at Brooke Army Medical Center (January 1, 2006)
  536. ^ President Discusses Use and Reauthorization of USA PATRIOT Act (January 3, 2006)
  537. ^ President Discusses War on Terror Following Pentagon Briefing (January 4, 2006)
  538. ^ Vice President's Remarks on Iraq and the War on Terror (January 4, 2007)
  539. ^ Statement on Federal Disaster Assistance for North Dakota (January 4, 2006)
  540. ^ President Meets with Current & Former Secretaries of State and Defense (January 5, 2006)
  541. ^ President's Remarks at U.S. University Presidents Summit on International Education (January 5, 2006)
  542. ^ President Signs H.R. 3402, the "Violence Against Women and Department of Justice Reauthorization Act of 2005" (January 5, 2006)
  543. ^ President Discusses Strong and Growing Economy (January 6, 2006)
  544. ^ President's Radio Address (January 7, 2006)
  545. ^ President Discusses Confirmation Hearing of Judge Alito with Press (January 9, 2006)
  546. ^ President Announces Secretary Johanns to Lead U.S. Delegation to Kazakhstan Inauguration (January 9, 2006)
  547. ^ President Addresses Veterans of Foreign Wars on the War on Terror (January 10, 2006)
  548. ^ President Signs H.R. 972, Trafficking Victims Protection Reauthorization Act (January 10, 2006)
  549. ^ Statement on Federal Disaster Assistance for Oklahoma (January 10, 2006)
  550. ^ President Participates in Discussion on the Global War on Terror (January 11, 2006)
  551. ^ President Signs H.R. 4340, U.S.-Bahrain Free Trade Agreement (January 11, 2006)
  552. ^ Statement on Federal Assistance for Texas (January 11, 2006)
  553. ^ President Participates in Roundtable with Small Business Owners and Community Leaders in New Orleans (January 12, 2006)
  554. ^ President Visits Mississippi, Discusses Gulf Coast Reconstruction (January 12, 2006)
  555. ^ President Welcomes German Chancellor Merkel to the White House (January 13, 2006)
  556. ^ President Discusses Central American Relief and Reconstruction Efforts (January 13, 2006)
  557. ^ President's Radio Address (January 14, 2006)
  558. ^ President Honors Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. at "Let Freedom Ring" Celebration (January 16, 2006)
  559. ^ President's Statement on the Death of Sheikh Jabir of Kuwait (January 16, 2006)
  560. ^ President Welcomes Belgian Prime Minister to the White House (January 17, 2006)
  561. ^ President Meets with Victims of Saddam Hussein, Discusses Progress (January 18, 2006)
  562. ^ President Highlights Importance of Small Business in Economic Growth (January 19, 2006)
  563. ^ President Meets with Foundations to Help Aid Gulf Coast Recovery (January 19, 2006)
  564. ^ President Welcomes Prime Minister Aziz of Pakistan to the White House (January 24, 2006)
  565. ^ President Visits National Security Agency (January 25, 2006)
  566. ^ President Announces Attorney General Gonzales to Lead U.S. Delegation to Attend Honduras Inauguration (January 25, 2006)
  567. ^ Press Conference of the President (January 26, 2006)
  568. ^ Statement on Federal Disaster Assistance for Kansas (January 26, 2006)
  569. ^ Statement on Federal Disaster Assistance for Nebraska (January 26, 2006)
  570. ^ President Welcomes Lebanese Parliament Member Saad Hariri to the White House (January 27, 2006)
  571. ^ President Bush Meets with the Cabinet (January 30, 2006)
  572. ^ Mrs. Bush to Lead Presidential Delegation to the 2006 Olympic Games in Turin, Italy (January 30, 2006)
  573. ^ "Bush has plan to end oil 'addiction'". CNN. February 1, 2006.
  574. ^ President and Mrs. Bush Saddened by Death of Coretta Scott King (January 31, 2006)
  575. ^ President Congratulates Judge Alito on Senate Confirmation (January 30, 2006)
  576. ^ President Discusses 2006 Agenda (February 1, 2006)
  577. ^ President Attends Swearing-In Ceremony for Associate Justice Samuel Alito (February 1, 2006)
  578. ^ President Attends 54th Annual National Prayer Breakfast (February 2, 2006)
  579. ^ President Discusses American Competitiveness Agenda in Minnesota (February 2, 2006)
  580. ^ President Participates in American Competitiveness Panel in New Mexico (February 3, 2006)
  581. ^ President Visits Science and Engineering High School in Texas (February 3, 2006)
  582. ^ President's Radio Address (February 4, 2006)
  583. ^ President Attends Swearing-In Ceremony for Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke (February 6, 2006)
  584. ^ President Honors Dance Theatre of Harlem at the White House (February 6, 2006)
  585. ^ President Bush Presents National Medals of Science and Technology (February 13, 2006)
  586. ^ President Bush Meets with U.N. Secretary General Annan (February 13, 2006)
  587. ^ President Welcomes University of Texas Longhorns, 2005 NCAA Football Champions, to the White House (February 14, 2006)
  588. ^ President's Statement on Anniversary of Assassination of Lebanese Prime Minister Rafik Hariri (February 14, 2006)
  589. ^ President Discusses Health Care (February 15, 2006)
  590. ^ President Signs H.R. 4636, the "Federal Deposit Insurance Reform Conforming Amendments Act of 2005" (February 15, 2006)
  591. ^ President Participates in Panel Discussion on Health Care Initiatives (February 16, 2006)
  592. ^ President Bush Welcomes Colombian President Uribe to the White House (February 16, 2006)
  593. ^ President Discusses Advanced Energy Initiative In Milwaukee (February 20, 2006)
  594. ^ President Discusses Solar Technology and Energy Initiatives in Michigan (February 20, 2006)
  595. ^ President Participates in Energy Conservation & Efficiency Panel (February 21. 2006)
  596. ^ President Discusses Port Security (February 21, 2006)
  597. ^ President Addresses Asia Society, Discusses India and Pakistan (February 22, 2006)
  598. ^ President Celebrates African American History Month at the White House (February 22, 2006)
  599. ^ President Discusses Hurricane Katrina Lessons Learned Report with Cabinet (February 23, 2006)
  600. ^ President's Remarks at Chocola for Congress Reception (February 23, 2006)
  601. ^ President Addresses American Legion, Discusses Global War on Terror (February 24, 2006)
  602. ^ Vice President's Remarks at a Presentation of the Distinguished Service Cross to Dr. Bernard Bail (February 24, 2006)
  603. ^ President's Radio Address (February 25, 2006)
  604. ^ President Addresses National Governors Association Meeting (February 27, 2006)
  605. ^ President's Remarks to the Republican National Governors Association (February 27, 2006)
  606. ^ President Welcomes Italian Prime Minister Berlusconi to the White House (February 28, 2006)
  607. ^ Vice President's Remarks at the 46th Annual American Legion Conference (February 28, 2006)
  608. ^ President Meets with President Hamid Karzai in Kabul, Afghanistan (March 1, 2006)
  609. ^ President and Mrs. Bush Dedicate U.S. Embassy Building in Afghanistan (March 1, 2006)
  610. ^ President Thanks U.S. and Coalition Troops in Afghanistan (March 1, 2006)
  611. ^ President, Prime Minister Singh Discuss Growing Strategic Partnership (March 2, 2006)
  612. ^ President and Mrs. Bush Celebrate Women's History Month and International Women's Day (March 7, 2006)
  613. ^ President and Mrs. Bush Discuss Gulf Coast Rebuilding in New Orleans (March 8, 2006)
  614. ^ President and Mrs. Bush Visit Elementary School in Mississippi (March 8, 2006)
  615. ^ President Bush and Governor Barbour Discuss Rebuilding in Mississippi (March 8, 2006)
  616. ^ President Signs USA PATRIOT Improvement and Reauthorization Act (March 9, 2006)
  617. ^ President Addresses National Newspaper Association Conference (March 10, 2006)
  618. ^ President Briefed by Joint Improvised Explosive Device Defeat Task Force (March 11, 2006)
  619. ^ President Discusses Freedom and Democracy in Iraq (March 13, 2006)
  620. ^ President Discusses War on Terror and Operation Iraqi Freedom (March 20, 2006)
  621. ^ Press Conference of the President (March 21, 2006)
  622. ^ President Welcomes President Sirleaf of Liberia to the White House (March 21, 2006)
  623. ^ President Meets with Iraq and Afghanistan Non-Governmental Organizations (March 21, 2006)
  624. ^ President Attends Naturalization Ceremony (March 27, 2006)
  625. ^ President Participates in Roundtable Interview with Foreign Print Media (March 27, 2006)
  626. ^ President Makes Remarks at Friends of Conrad Burns Reception (March 27, 2006)
  627. ^ President Thanks Andy Card, Announces Bolten as New Chief of Staff (March 28, 2006)
  628. ^ President Discusses Iraq Following Cabinet Meeting (March 28, 2006)
  629. ^ President Bush Welcomes President Obasanjo of Nigeria to the White House (March 29, 2006)
  630. ^ President Discusses Democracy in Iraq with Freedom House (March 29, 2006)
  631. ^ President's Remarks on the Release of Jill Carroll (March 30, 2006)
  632. ^ President Bush Meets with President Fox in Cancun, Mexico (March 30, 2006)
  633. ^ President's Statement on Earthquakes in Iran (March 31, 2006)
  634. ^ President Bush, President Fox of Mexico, and Prime Minister Harper of Canada in Press Availability (March 31, 2006)
  635. ^ President Bush Discusses Health Care Initiatives (April 4, 2006)
  636. ^ President Bush Participates in Panel on Health Savings Accounts (April 5, 2006)
  637. ^ Statement on Additional Federal Disaster Assistance for Tennessee (April 5, 2006)
  638. ^ President Bush Discusses Global War on Terror (April 6, 2006)
  639. ^ President Welcomes 2005-06 NCAA Sports Champions to the White House (April 6, 2006)
  640. ^ President Bush Discusses Global War on Terror (April 10, 2006)
  641. ^ President Participates in Conversation on Medicare Prescription Drug Benefit (April 11, 2006)
  642. ^ President Discusses Medicare in Iowa (April 11, 2006)
  643. ^ President Participates in a Conversation on Medicare Prescription Drug Benefits in Virginia (April 12, 2006)
  644. ^ Statement on Federal Disaster Assistance for Arkansas (April 12, 2006)
  645. ^ President Bush Addresses Small Business Week Conference (April 13, 2006)
  646. ^ President Bush Expresses Full Support, Appreciation for Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld (April 14, 2006)
  647. ^ President Meets with Governors Who Traveled to Kuwait, Iraq, and Afghanistan (April 19, 2006)
  648. ^ Press Secretary Scott McClellan Announces His Resignation (April 19, 2006)
  649. ^ President Discusses the American Competitiveness Initiative at Tuskegee University (April 19, 2006)
  650. ^ "Bush welcomes Chinese president for talks". CNN. April 20, 2006.
  651. ^ President Participates in Panel on the American Competitiveness Initiative (April 21, 2006)
  652. ^ President Congratulates Iraqi Leadership on National Unity Government Agreement (April 22, 2006)
  653. ^ President Bush Discusses Advanced Transportation Technology in California (April 22, 2006)
  654. ^ President Attends Republican National Committee Reception in California (April 22, 2006)
  655. ^ "Bush's approval ratings slide to new low". CNN. April 25, 2006.
  656. ^ President Discusses Comprehensive Immigration Reform (April 24, 2006)
  657. ^ President Attends Jon Porter for Congress Luncheon (April 24, 2006)
  658. ^ President Discusses Energy Policy (April 25, 2006)
  659. ^ President Visits Damaged Home in New Orleans, Louisiana (April 27, 2006)
  660. ^ President Bush Welcomes President Aliyev of Azerbaijan to the White House (April 28, 2006)
  661. ^ President Discusses the Economy, Participates in Press Availability (April 28, 2006)
  662. ^ President Meets with Darfur Advocates (April 28, 2006)
  663. ^ President's Radio Address (April 29, 2006)
  664. ^ President and Mrs. Bush Present Preserve America Presidential Awards (May 1, 2006)
  665. ^ Vice President's Remarks at the World Affairs Council of Philadelphia Luncheon Honoring Professor Bernard Lewis (May 1, 2006)
  666. ^ President Discusses Health Care Initiatives (May 1, 2006)
  667. ^ President Announces Mrs. Bush to Lead Delegation to Inauguration in Costa Rica (May 2, 2006)
  668. ^ President Bush Discusses Strong and Growing U.S. Economy (May 3, 2006)
  669. ^ President Bush Meets with Members of Congress, Discusses Energy Policy (May 3, 2006)
  670. ^ President Bush Welcomes German Chancellor to the White House (May 3, 2006)
  671. ^ President Bush Commemorates National Day of Prayer (May 4, 2006)
  672. ^ President Visits Local Hardware Store, Discusses Strong U.S. Economy (May 5, 2006)
  673. ^ President Accepts Resignation from CIA Director Porter Goss (May 5, 2006)
  674. ^ President Bush Delivers Commencement Address at Oklahoma State University (May 6, 2006)
  675. ^ President Nominates General Michael Hayden as Director of the Central Intelligence Agency (May 8, 2006)
  676. ^ President Discusses Peace Agreement in Sudan (May 8, 2006)
  677. ^ President Bush and Health and Human Services Secretary Leavitt Make Remarks to the Travel Pool (May 9, 2006)
  678. ^ President Bush Discusses Medicare Prescription Drug Benefit (May 9, 2006)
  679. ^ President Bush Attends Annual Peace Officers' Memorial Service (May 15, 2006)
  680. ^ President Bush Addresses the Nation on Immigration Reform (May 15, 2006)
  681. ^ President Bush Welcomes Prime Minister Howard of Australia in Arrival Ceremony at the White House (May 16, 2006)
  682. ^ President Bush Signs Tax Relief Extension Reconciliation Act of 2005 (May 17, 2006)
  683. ^ President Bush Discusses Border Security and Immigration Reform in Arizona (May 18, 2006)
  684. ^ President Discusses the American Competitiveness Initiative (May 19, 2006)
  685. ^ President Attends Geoff Davis for Congress Reception (May 19, 2006)
  686. ^ Vice President Delivers the Commencement Address at Louisiana State University (May 19, 2006)
  687. ^ President Attends Change of Command Ceremony for the Commandant of the United States Coast Guard (May 25, 2006)
  688. ^ President Bush and Prime Minister Tony Blair of the United Kingdom Participate in Joint Press Availability (May 25, 2006)
  689. ^ Joint Statement by President Bush and Prime Minister Blair (May 26, 2006)
  690. ^ Vice President Delivers Commencement Address at the United States Naval Academy (May 26, 2006)
  691. ^ President Delivers Commencement Address at the United States Military Academy at West Point (May 27, 2006)
  692. ^ President Bush Honors Memorial Day at Arlington National Cemetery (May 29, 2006)
  693. ^ President Bush Nominates Henry Paulson as Treasury Secretary (May 30, 2006)
  694. ^ President Attends Swearing-In Ceremony of CIA Director Michael Hayden (May 31, 2006)
  695. ^ President Discusses Comprehensive Immigration Reform (June 1, 2006)
  696. ^ President Bush Meets with Cabinet (June 1, 2006)
  697. ^ President Attends Swearing-In Ceremony for Brett Kavanaugh to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit (June 1, 2006)
  698. ^ President Welcomes Super Bowl Champion Pittsburgh Steelers to the White House (June 2, 2006)
  699. ^ President Bush Welcomes President Sassou Nguesso of the Republic of Congo to the White House (June 5, 2006)
  700. ^ President Discusses Marriage Protection Amendment (June 5, 2006)
  701. ^ President Discusses Border Security and Comprehensive Immigration Reform, Participates in Swearing-In Ceremony for CBP Commissioner (June 6, 2006)
  702. ^ President's Remarks to the Travel Pool at Laredo Border Patrol Sector Headquarters (June 6, 2006)
  703. ^ President Bush Discusses Comprehensive Immigration Reform in Nebraska (June 7, 2006)
  704. ^ President Participates in Swearing-In Ceremony for Dirk Kempthorne as Secretary of the Interior (June 7, 2006)
  705. ^ Statement by the President on Death of Abu Musab al-Zarqawi (June 8, 2006)
  706. ^ President Bush Attends National Hispanic Prayer Breakfast (June 8, 2006)
  707. ^ President Meets with Governors on Line-Item Veto (June 8, 2006)
  708. ^ President Bush Meets with Interagency Team on Iraq (June 12, 2006)
  709. ^ President Bush Makes Surprise Visit to Iraq, Meets with Prime Minister Maliki in Baghdad (June 13, 2006)
  710. ^ President Bush Visits Troops in Iraq (June 13, 2006)
  711. ^ Press Conference of the President (June 14, 2006)
  712. ^ President Meets with Iraq Study Group (June 14, 2006)
  713. ^ President Attends Initiative for Global Development's 2006 National Summit (June 15, 2006)
  714. ^ President Delivers Commencement Address at the United States Merchant Marine Academy (June 19, 2006)
  715. ^ Remarks by the President at the 2006 President's Dinner (June 19, 2006)
  716. ^ President Bush Participates in Press Availability at 2006 U.S.-EU Summit (June 21, 2006)
  717. ^ President and Mrs. Bush Participate in Roundtable with Foreign Students (June 21, 2006)
  718. ^ Vice President's Remarks to the U.S.-India Business Council's 31st Anniversary Leadership Summit (June 22, 2006)
  719. ^ Vice President's Remarks at the Chicago Mercantile Exchange (June 23, 2006)
  720. ^ President Attends White House Tee Ball Game (June 23, 2006)
  721. ^ President Bush Meets with Supporters of U.S. Military in Iraq and Afghanistan (June 26, 2006)
  722. ^ President Discusses Line-Item Veto (June 27, 2006)
  723. ^ President Meets with National Endowment for Democracy Award Recipients (June 27, 2006)
  724. ^ President Bush Meets with Military Personnel Returned From Iraq and Afghanistan (June 28, 2006)
  725. ^ President Commends Senate for Confirming Henry Paulson as Treasury Secretary (June 28, 2006)
  726. ^ Statement on the 50th Anniversary of the Poznan Uprising in Poland (June 28, 2006)
  727. ^ President Bush and Japanese Prime Minister Koizumi Participate in a Joint Press Availability (June 29, 2006)
  728. ^ President Bush Visits Graceland with Japanese Prime Minister Koizumi (June 30, 2006)
  729. ^ Statement on Federal Disaster Assistance for Pennsylvania (June 30, 2006)
  730. ^ President Bush Signs Voting Rights Act Reauthorization and Amendments Act of 2006 (July 27, 2006)
  731. ^ President Signs H.R. 5865, the "Returned Americans Protection Act of 2006" (July 27, 2006)
  732. ^ President Bush and Prime Minister Blair of the United Kingdom Participate in Press Availability (July 28, 2006)
  733. ^ President's Radio Address (July 29, 2006)
  734. ^ President Bush's Remarks on the Situation in the Middle East (July 30, 2006)
  735. ^ President Attends White House Tee Ball Game (July 30, 2006)
  736. ^ President Meets with South Florida Entrepreneurs in Miami (July 31, 2006)
  737. ^ President Bush Discusses the Economy in Florida (July 31, 2006)
  738. ^ President Bush Tours Port of Miami (July 31, 2006)
  739. ^ President's Radio Address (November 4, 2006)
  740. ^ Remarks by the President at Colorado Victory 2006 Rally (November 4, 2006)
  741. ^ Vice President's Remarks at a Wyoming Victory Rally (November 4, 2006)
  742. ^ Remarks by the President at Nebraska Victory 2006 Rally (November 5, 2006)
  743. ^ "Bush replaces Rumsfeld to get 'fresh perspective'". CNN. November 9, 2006.
  744. ^ President Bush Welcomes Prime Minister Olmert of Israel to the White House (November 13, 2006)
  745. ^ President Bush Attends Ceremonial Groundbreaking of the Martin Luther King, Jr. National Memorial (November 13, 2006)
  746. ^ President Bush Meets with CEOs of U.S. Automobile Manufacturers (November 14, 2006)
  747. ^ Reals, Tucker (November 15, 2006). "Bush Holds Pit-Stop Meeting With Putin". CBS News.
  748. ^ Sanger, David E. (November 17, 2006). "In Visit to Vietnam, Bush Cites Lessons for Iraq". New York Times.
  749. ^ President's Radio Address (November 25, 2006)
  750. ^ President Bush's Statement on Deaths of Former Texas State Senator Frank Madla, His Mother-in-Law and Granddaughter (November 26, 2006)
  751. ^ President Signs S. 435, S. 819, S. 1131, S. 2464, and S. 3880 (November 27, 2006)
  752. ^ President Bush Discusses NATO Alliance During Visit to Latvia (November 26, 2006)
  753. ^ Statement on Congolese Elections (November 29, 2006)
  754. ^ President Bush Participates in Joint Press Availability with Prime Minister Maliki of Iraq (November 30, 2006)
  755. ^ Personnel Announcement (November 30, 2006)
  756. ^ President Discusses World AIDS Day (December 1, 2006)
  757. ^ President's Radio Address (December 2, 2006)
  758. ^ President Bush Meets with His Eminence Abdul-Aziz Al-Hakim, Leader of the Supreme Council for the Islamic Revolution in Iraq (December 4, 2006)
  759. ^ President Bush Meets with Secretary of Defense Nominee Robert Gates (December 5, 2006)
  760. ^ President Bush Receives Report from the Iraq Study Group (December 6, 2006)
  761. ^ President Bush Meets with Members of Congress (December 6, 2006)
  762. ^ President Bush Meets with British Prime Minister Tony Blair (December 7, 2006)
  763. ^ President Bush Attends Lighting of the National Christmas Tree (December 7, 2006)
  764. ^ President Meets with the Bicameral Congressional Leadership (December 8, 2006)
  765. ^ President Bush Meets with President Mbeki of South Africa (December 8, 2006)
  766. ^ President's Radio Address (December 9, 2008)
  767. ^ President Applauds Congress for Passage of Magnuson-Stevens Act (December 9, 2006)
  768. ^ President Bush Appalled by Genocide in Darfur, Urges Support for Darfur Peace Agreement (December 10, 2006)
  769. ^ President's Statement on S. 2370, the "Palestinian Anti-Terrorism Act of 2006" (December 21, 2006)
  770. ^ President and Mrs. Bush Participate in a Holiday Service Project (December 22, 2006)
  771. ^ President's Radio Address (December 23, 2006)
  772. ^ President Bush Makes Christmas Eve Telephone Calls to Members of the Armed Forces (December 24, 2006)
  773. ^ "Brown had been suffering from cold, cough". CNN. December 26, 2006.
  774. ^ "Gerald Ford, 38th President, Dies at 93". The New York Times. December 27, 2006.
  775. ^ President Bush Meets with His National Security Team (December 28, 2006)
  776. ^ President Bush's Statement on Execution of Saddam Hussein (December 29, 2006)
  777. ^ President's Radio Address (December 30, 2006)
  778. ^ Presidential Message for New Year's Day, 2007 (December 31, 2006)
  779. ^ Malveaux, Suzanne (January 2, 2007). "Officials: Bush 'driving toward' new Iraq plan". CNN.
  780. ^ "Bush repeats support of tax cuts". CNN. January 3, 2007.
  781. ^ Statement on Federal Disaster Assistance for Kansas (January 7, 2007)
  782. ^ President Bush Marks Fifth Anniversary of No Child Left Behind (January 7, 2007)
  783. ^ President Bush Selects Fred Fielding to Serve as Counsel to the President (January 9, 2007)
  784. ^ President Bush Visits with Military Personnel and Families at Fort Benning, Georgia (January 11, 2007)
  785. ^ President Bush Meets with Members of Securing America's Future Energy (January 29, 2007)
  786. ^ President Bush Discusses Economy (January 30, 2007)
  787. ^ President Bush Delivers State of the Economy Report (January 31, 2007)
  788. ^ President Bush Attends National Prayer Breakfast (February 1, 2007)
  789. ^ President Bush Welcomes Stanley Cup Champion Carolina Hurricanes (February 2, 2007)
  790. ^ President Bush Attends House Democratic Caucus Issues Conference (February 3, 2007)
  791. ^ President Bush Meets with the Cabinet (February 5, 2007)
  792. ^ President Bush Presents the Medal of Honor to Lieutenant Colonel Bruce Crandall (February 26, 2007)
  793. ^ President Bush Attends Swearing-In of John Negroponte as Deputy Secretary of State (February 27, 2007)
  794. ^ President Bush Meets with Military Service Organizations (February 28, 2007)
  795. ^ President Bush Meets with Elected Officials and Community Leaders in Louisiana (March 1, 2007)
  796. ^ President Bush Discusses No Child Left Behind Reauthorization (March 2, 2007)
  797. ^ "Bush to Americans: 'Help the folks down there'". March 3, 2007.
  798. ^ President Bush Discusses Western Hemisphere Policy (March 5, 2007)
  799. ^ President Bush Meets with Iraq Provincial Reconstruction Team Leaders (March 22, 2007)
  800. ^ President Bush Discusses Iraq War Emergency Supplemental (March 23, 2007)
  801. ^ President Bush Hosts Celebration of Greek Independence Day at the White House (March 23, 2007)
  802. ^ President's Radio Address (March 24, 2007)
  803. ^ President Bush Participates in Demonstration of Alternative Fuel Vehicles with CEOs of Ford, General Motors and DaimlerChrysler (March 26, 2007)
  804. ^ President Bush Participates in Demonstration of Alternative Fuel Vehicles at U.S. Postal Service Facility (March 27, 2007)
  805. ^ President Bush Discusses Economy, War on Terror During Remarks to the National Cattlemen's Beef Association (March 28, 2007)
  806. ^ President Bush Discusses the Budget and the Emergency Supplemental (March 29, 2007)
  807. ^ President Bush Visits Troops at Walter Reed Army Medical Center (March 30, 2007)
  808. ^ President Bush Welcomes President Lula of Brazil to Camp David (March 31, 2007)
  809. ^ "White House: Millions of e-mails may be missing". CNN. April 13, 2007.
  810. ^ President Bush Offers Condolences at Virginia Tech Memorial Convocation (April 17, 2007)
  811. ^ President Bush Delivers Commencement Address at Miami Dade College (April 28, 2007)
  812. ^ President Bush Meets with EU Leaders, Chancellor Merkel of the Federal Republic of Germany and President Barroso of the European Council and President of the European Commission (April 30, 2007)
  813. ^ President Bush Rejects Artificial Deadline, Vetoes Iraq War Supplemental (May 1, 2007)
  814. ^ President Bush Discusses War on Terror, Economy with Associated General Contractors of America (May 2, 2007)
  815. ^ President Bush Commemorates National Day of Prayer (May 3, 2007)
  816. ^ President Bush Welcomes Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II to the White House (May 7, 2007)
  817. ^ President Bush Welcomes President Preval of Haiti to the White House (May 8, 2007)
  818. ^ President Bush Visits Greensburg, Kansas to Survey Tornado Damage, Offer Condolences (May 9, 2007)
  819. ^ President Bush Participates in Briefings at U.S. Department of Defense (May 10, 2007)
  820. ^ President Bush Commemorates Military Spouse Day and Presents the President's Volunteer Service Awards (May 11, 2007)
  821. ^ President Bush Celebrates America's 400th Anniversary in Jamestown (May 13, 2007)
  822. ^ President Bush Discusses CAFE and Alternative Fuel Standards (May 14, 2007)
  823. ^ President Bush Attends the Annual Peace Officers' Memorial Service (May 15, 2007)
  824. ^ President's Statement on Anniversary of Cuba's Independence (May 20, 2007)
  825. ^ President Bush Participates in Joint Press Availability with NATO Secretary General de Hoop Scheffer (May 21, 2007)
  826. ^ Press Conference by the President (May 24, 2007)
  827. ^ President Bush Nominates Dr. James Holsinger Jr. as Surgeon General (May 24, 2007)
  828. ^ President Bush Visits with Soldiers, Sailors, Marines and Their Families (May 25, 2007)
  829. ^ President's Radio Address (May 26, 2007)
  830. ^ President Bush Commemorates Memorial Day at Arlington National Cemetery (May 28, 2007)
  831. ^ President Bush Discusses Comprehensive Immigration Reform in Glynco, Georgia (May 29, 2007)
  832. ^ President Bush Discusses Genocide in Darfur, Implements Sanctions (May 29, 2007)
  833. ^ President Bush Announces Five-Year, $30 Billion HIV/AIDS Plan (May 30, 2007)
  834. ^ President Bush Nominates Robert Zoellick As President Of The World Bank (May 30, 2007)
  835. ^ President Bush Discusses United States International Development Agenda (May 31, 2007)
  836. ^ President Bush to Welcome Prime Minister Olmert of Israel (May 31, 2007)
  837. ^ President Bush Attends Briefing on Comprehensive Immigration Reform (June 1, 2007)
  838. ^ President's Radio Address (June 2, 2007)
  839. ^ Vice President's Remarks at the Wyoming Boys State Conference (June 3, 2007)
  840. ^ Nominations Sent to the Senate (June 4, 2007)
  841. ^ President Bush Visits Prague, Czech Republic, Discusses Freedom (June 5, 2007)
  842. ^ President Bush Meets with Japanese Prime Minister Abe in Heiligendamm, Germany (June 6, 2007)
  843. ^ President Bush Meets with German Chancellor Angela Merkel in Heiligendamm, Germany (June 6, 2007)
  844. ^ President Bush Meets with Prime Minister Blair of the United Kingdom in Heiligendamm, Germany (June 7, 2007)
  845. ^ President Bush Meets with President Vladimir Putin of Russia (June 7, 2007)
  846. ^ President Bush Participates in Joint Statement with President Kaczynski of Poland (June 8, 2007)
  847. ^ President Bush Participates in Joint Press Availability with Prime Minister Prodi of Italy (June 9, 2007)
  848. ^ President Bush Participates in Roundtable on Humanitarian and Volunteer Efforts (June 9, 2007)
  849. ^ President Bush Participates in Joint Press Availability with Prime Minister of Albania, Dr. Sali Berisha (June 10, 2007)
  850. ^ President Bush Meets with Small Business Leaders in Albania (June 10, 2007)
  851. ^ President Bush Participates in Joint Press Availability with President Parvanov of Bulgaria (June 11, 2001)
  852. ^ President Bush Attends Dedication of Victims of Communism Memorial (June 12, 2007)
  853. ^ President Bush Announces Ed Gillespie as New Counselor to the President (June 13, 2007)
  854. ^ President Bush Discusses Comprehensive Immigration Reform with Associated Builders and Contractors (June 14, 2007)
  855. ^ President Bush Attends National Hispanic Prayer Breakfast (June 15, 2007)
  856. ^ President Bush Visits Wichita, Kansas (June 15, 2007)
  857. ^ President's Radio Address (June 16, 2007)
  858. ^ President Bush Meets with NCAA Championship Teams (June 18, 2007)
  859. ^ President Bush Signs Native American Home Ownership Opportunity Act of 2007 (June 18, 2007)
  860. ^ President Bush Meets With Prime Minister Olmert of Israel (June 19, 2007)
  861. ^ President Bush Discusses Energy Initiatives in Athens, Alabama (June 21, 2007)
  862. ^ President Bush Welcomes President Nguyen Minh Triet of Vietnam to the White House (June 22, 2007)
  863. ^ President Bush Congratulates Presidential Scholars, Discusses No Child Left Behind Reauthorization (June 25, 2007)
  864. ^ President Bush Discusses Comprehensive Immigration Reform (June 26, 2007)
  865. ^ Memorandum for the Secretary of State and the Secretary of Defense (June 26, 2007)
  866. ^ President Bush Attends Seventh-Annual White House Tee Ball Game (June 27, 2007)
  867. ^ President Bush Nominates Admiral Michael Mullen and General James Cartwright to Chairman and Vice Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff (June 28, 2007)
  868. ^ President Bush Visits Naval War College, Discusses Iraq, War on Terror (June 28, 2007)
  869. ^ Independence Day, 2007 (June 29, 2007)
  870. ^ Remarks by President Bush Before Arrival of President Putin of Russia (July 1, 2007)
  871. ^ President Bush Meets with President Putin of Russian Federation (July 2, 2007)
  872. ^ President Bush Signs H.R. 1830 (July 2, 2007)
  873. ^ President Bush Visits with Wounded Military Personnel at Walter Reed Army Medical Center (July 3, 2007)
  874. ^ President Bush Signs S. 1352 (July 3, 2007)
  875. ^ President Bush Signs S. 1704 (July 3, 2007)
  876. ^ President Bush Participates in a Conversation on the Americas (July 9, 2007)
  877. ^ President Bush Visits Cleveland, Ohio (July 10, 2007)
  878. ^ President Bush Discusses the Budget (July 11, 2007)
  879. ^ President Bush Meets with United Nations Secretary General Ban-Ki-Moon (July 17, 2007)
  880. ^ President Bush Participates in Roundtable on Health Care (July 18, 2007)
  881. ^ President Bush Visits Nashville, Discusses Budget (July 19, 2007)
  882. ^ President Bush Discusses Global War on Terror, Thanks Troops (July 20, 2007)
  883. ^ President Bush Discusses War on Terror in South Carolina (July 24, 2007)
  884. ^ Statement on Federal Disaster Assistance for Nebraska (July 24, 2007)
  885. ^ Anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act, 2007 (July 24, 2007)
  886. ^ President Bush Receives Briefing by The Co-Chairs of The President's Commission on Care for America's Returning Wounded Warriors (July 25, 2007)
  887. ^ President Bush Discusses Economic Expansion and Gross Domestic Product Growth (July 27, 2007)
  888. ^ President Bush Participates in Joint Press Availability with Prime Minister Gordon Brown of the United Kingdom (July 30, 2007)
  889. ^ President Bush Signs Second Higher Education Extension Act of 2007 (July 31, 2007)
  890. ^ President Bush Discusses Resignation of Attorney General Alberto Gonzales (August 27, 2007)
  891. ^ President Bush Addresses the 89th Annual National Convention of the American Legion (August 28, 2007)
  892. ^ President Bush Meets with Community Leaders in New Orleans (August 28, 2007)
  893. ^ President Bush Discusses Rebuilding Efforts in New Orleans (August 29, 2007)
  894. ^ President Bush Condemns Ongoing Actions of the Burmese Regime (August 30, 2007)
  895. ^ President Bush Discusses Homeownership Financing (August 31, 2007)
  896. ^ President Bush Announces Resignation of Press Secretary Tony Snow, and Names Dana Perino as Press Secretary (August 31, 2007)
  897. ^ President Bush Congratulates John Warner on Senate Career (August 31, 2007)
  898. ^ President's Radio Address (September 1, 2007)
  899. ^ President Bush Meets with Prime Minister Maliki and Iraqi Leaders (September 3, 2007)
  900. ^ President Bush and Australian Prime Minister Howard Discuss U.S.-Australia Defense Trade Cooperation Treaty in Joint Press Availability (September 4, 2007)
  901. ^ President Bush and Australian Prime Minister Howard Visit with Australian Defense Force Members (September 5, 2007)
  902. ^ President and Mrs. Bush Deeply Saddened by the Death of Congressman Paul Gillmor (September 5, 2007)
  903. ^ President Bush Meets with President Hu Jintao of the People's Republic of China (September 6, 2007)
  904. ^ President Bush Attends Armed Forces Farewell Tribute in Honor of General Peter Pace and Armed Forces Hail in Honor of Admiral Michael Mullen (October 1, 2007)
  905. ^ Child Health Day, 2007 (October 1, 2007)
  906. ^ Statement on Federal Disaster Assistance for Texas (October 2, 2007)
  907. ^ President Bush Visits Lancaster Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Discusses S-CHIP (October 3, 2007)
  908. ^ President Bush Attends Iftaar Dinner at the White House (October 4, 2007)
  909. ^ President Bush Meets with President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf of Liberia (October 18, 2007)
  910. ^ President Bush Discusses Sanctions on Burma (October 19, 2007)
  911. ^ President Bush Signs Executive Order to Protect Striped Bass and Red Drum Fish Populations (October 20, 2007)
  912. ^ Vice President's Remarks to the Washington Institute for Near East Policy (October 21, 2007)
  913. ^ President Bush Presents Medal of Honor to Lieutenant Michael P. Murphy, U.S. Navy (October 22, 2007)
  914. ^ President Bush Visits National Defense University, Discusses Global War on Terror (October 23, 2007)
  915. ^ Nominations Sent to the Senate (October 23, 2007)
  916. ^ President Bush Discusses Cuba Policy (October 24, 2007)
  917. ^ President Bush Tours Fire Damaged Southern California (October 25, 2007)
  918. ^ President Bush Meets with Democratic Republic of the Congo President Kabila (October 26, 2007)
  919. ^ President's Radio Address (October 27, 2007)
  920. ^ President Bush Announces Recipients of Presidential Medal of Freedom (October 29, 2007)
  921. ^ President Bush Urges Congress to Pass Appropriations Bills (October 30, 2007)
  922. ^ President Bush Nominates Ed Schafer for Secretary of Agriculture (October 31, 2007)
  923. ^ President Bush Discusses Global War on Terror (November 1, 2007)
  924. ^ President Bush Arrives in South Carolina, Offers Sympathies, Discusses Economy (November 2, 2007)
  925. ^ President's Radio Address (November 3, 2007)
  926. ^ President Bush Honors Medal of Freedom Recipients (November 5, 2007)
  927. ^ President Bush and Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan Discuss Global War on Terror (November 5, 2007)
  928. ^ President Bush Attends White House Forum on International Trade and Investment (November 6, 2007)
  929. ^ President Bush Participates in Joint Press Availability with President Sarkozy of France (November 7, 2007)
  930. ^ President Bush Visits Wounded Warriors at Center for the Intrepid (November 8, 2007)
  931. ^ President Bush Welcomes German Chancellor Merkel (November 9, 2007)
  932. ^ Personnel Announcement (November 21, 2007)
  933. ^ President Bush Makes Thanksgiving Day Calls to Members of the Armed Forces (November 22, 2017)
  934. ^ Radio Address (November 24, 2007)
  935. ^ Statement by the President (November 25, 2007)
  936. ^ President Bush Meets with Israeli Prime Minister Olmert (November 26, 2007)
  937. ^ President Bush Congratulates Trent Lott on Senate Career (November 26, 2007)
  938. ^ President Bush Attends Annapolis Conference (November 27, 2007)
  939. ^ President Bush Makes Remarks on Annapolis Conference (November 28, 2007)
  940. ^ President Bush Receives Briefings at Department of Defense (November 29, 2007)
  941. ^ President Bush Discusses World AIDS Day (November 30, 2007)
  942. ^ Statement on Federal Disaster Assistance for Indiana (November 30, 2007)
  943. ^ President's Radio Address (December 1, 2007)
  944. ^ Presidential Message: Hanukkah 2007 (December 3, 2007)
  945. ^ Press Conference by the President (December 4, 2007)
  946. ^ National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day, 2007 (December 4, 2007)
  947. ^ President Bush Participates in Meeting on Health Care in Omaha, Nebraska (December 5, 2007)
  948. ^ Statement on Federal Disaster Assistance for Oregon (December 8, 2007)
  949. ^ President Bush Meets with Jewish Leaders (December 10, 2007)
  950. ^ Statement on Federal Disaster Assistance for Missouri (December 12, 2007)
  951. ^ President Bush Meets with President Yar’Adua of the Federal Republic of Nigeria (December 13, 2007)
  952. ^ President Bush and President Garcia of Peru Sign H.R. 3688 (December 14, 2007)
  953. ^ President's Radio Address (December 15, 2007)
  954. ^ President and Mrs. Bush Saddened by the Death of Julia Carson (December 15, 2007)
  955. ^ President Bush Discusses Economy in Fredericksburg, Virginia (December 17, 2007)
  956. ^ President Bush Visits Little Sisters of the Poor and Discusses Volunteerism (December 18, 2007)
  957. ^ Press Briefing by Dana Perino (December 19, 2007)
  958. ^ Presidential Message to the Men and Women of the United States Armed Forces (December 21, 2007)
  959. ^ President's Radio Address (December 22, 2007)
  960. ^ President Bush Makes Christmas Eve Telephone Calls To Members of The Armed Forces (December 24, 2007)
  961. ^ President Bush Signs H.R. 2764 into Law (December 26, 2007)
  962. ^ President and Mrs. Bush Extend Condolences Regarding Assassination of Benazir Bhutto, Condemn Violence (December 27, 2007)
  963. ^ Memorandum of Disapproval (December 28, 2007)
  964. ^ President's Radio Address (December 29, 2007)
  965. ^ President Bush Signs S. 2488 into Law (December 31, 2007)
  966. ^ Presidential Message for New Year's Day, 2008 (December 31, 2007)
  967. ^ President and Mrs. Bush Wish Americans, Troops Happy New Year (January 1, 2008)
  968. ^ Personnel Announcement (January 2, 2008)
  969. ^ Briefing by National Security Advisor Stephen Hadley on the President's Upcoming Trip to the Middle East (January 3, 2008)
  970. ^ President Bush Signs S. 2436 into Law (January 4, 2008)
  971. ^ Remarks at Horace Greeley Elementary School in Chicago, Illinois (January 7, 2008)
  972. ^ Statement on Peace Efforts in Sudan (January 8, 2008)
  973. ^ Remarks at a Welcoming Ceremony in Tel Aviv, Israel (January 9, 2008)
  974. ^ Remarks on the Middle East Peace Process in Jerusalem, Israel (January 10, 2008)
  975. ^ Remarks During a Visit to Yad Vashem in Jerusalem (January 11, 2008)
  976. ^ President Bush Discusses Trade and Economy (January 30, 2008)
  977. ^ Statement on Federal Disaster Assistance for Indiana (January 30, 2008)
  978. ^ President Bush Discusses Global War on Terror in Las Vegas, Nevada (January 31, 2008)
  979. ^ President Bush Signs H.R. 5104 Into Law (January 31, 2008)
  980. ^ President Bush Signs Presidential Proclamation in Honor of American Heart Month (February 1, 2008)
  981. ^ President Bush Discusses Economy in Kansas City (February 1, 2008)
  982. ^ Mrs. Bush's Radio Address to the Nation (February 1, 2008)
  983. ^ President Bush Meets with Cabinet, Discusses Budget (February 4, 2008)
  984. ^ President Bush Discusses Trip to Africa at Leon H. Sullivan Foundation (February 26, 2008)
  985. ^ President Bush Meets with Prime Minister Topolánek of the Czech Republic (February 27, 2008)
  986. ^ President Bush Meets with Special Envoy to the Organization of the Islamic Conference (February 27, 2008)
  987. ^ President Bush Welcomes 2007 World Champion Boston Red Sox to White House (February 27, 2008)
  988. ^ Press Conference of the President (February 28, 2008)
  989. ^ President Bush Meets with His Economic Team (February 28, 2008)
  990. ^ President Bush Meets with Secretary General of NATO Jaap de Hoop Scheffer (February 29, 2008)
  991. ^ President Bush Signs H.R. 5264 and H.R. 5478 into Law (February 29, 2008)
  992. ^ Irish-American Heritage Month, 2008 (February 29, 2008)
  993. ^ President Bush Participates in Joint Press Availability with President Viktor Yushchenko of Ukraine (April 1, 2008)
  994. ^ Statement by the President on Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. (April 4, 2008)
  995. ^ President Bush Meets with Prime Minister Sanader of Croatia in Zagreb, Croatia (April 5, 2008)
  996. ^ President Bush Attends White House Correspondents' Association Dinner (April 26, 2008)
  997. ^ President's Radio Address (April 26, 2008)
  998. ^ President Bush Meets with Guatemalan President Alvaro Colom (April 28, 2008)
  999. ^ Press Conference by the President (April 29, 2008)
  1000. ^ President Bush Meets with Ambassador Eide, Special Representative of the United Nations Secretary-General for Afghanistan (April 29, 2008)
  1001. ^ President Bush Discusses National Volunteer Week (April 29, 2008)
  1002. ^ President Bush Welcomes 2008 National and State Teachers of the Year to the White House (April 30, 2008)
  1003. ^ President Bush Welcomes Super Bowl XLII Champion New York Giants to White House (April 30, 2008)
  1004. ^ President's Radio Address (August 2, 2008)
  1005. ^ President Bush Visits Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska, Thanks Troops (August 4, 2008)
  1006. ^ Personnel Announcement (August 5, 2008)
  1007. ^ President Bush Meets with Prime Minister Samak of Thailand (August 6, 2008)
  1008. ^ President Bush Discusses Financial Rescue Legislation (September 29, 2008)
  1009. ^ President Bush Discusses Economic Rescue Plan (September 30, 2008)
  1010. ^ President Bush Signs H.R. 1777 and H.R. 6984 Into Law (September 30, 2008)
  1011. ^ Personnel Announcement (September 30, 2008)
  1012. ^ Nomination Sent to the Senate (September 30, 2008)
  1013. ^ President Bush Meets with General David McKiernan, Commander for NATO International Security Assistance Force in Afghanistan (October 1, 2008)
  1014. ^ President Bush Meets with Representatives of American Businesses on the Economic Rescue Package (October 2, 2008)
  1015. ^ President Bush Visits Midland, Texas (October 4, 2008)
  1016. ^ President Bush Discusses Judicial Accomplishments and Philosophy (October 6, 2008)
  1017. ^ President Bush Meets with President Lugo of Paraguay (October 27, 2008)
  1018. ^ President Bush Meets with President Barzani of the Kurdistan Regional Government (October 29, 2008)
  1019. ^ President Bush Attends Graduation Ceremony for Federal Bureau of Investigation Special Agents (October 30, 2008)
  1020. ^ "Bush calls meeting with Obama 'friendly'". CNN. November 10, 2008.
  1021. ^ Statement by the President on Agreements with Iraq (November 27, 2008)
  1022. ^ Statement by the President on Horrific Attacks in Mumbai (November 28, 2008)
  1023. ^ President Bush Discusses Attacks in Mumbai, Condemns Violence, Sends Condolences to Victims (November 29, 2008)
  1024. ^ President Bush Discusses World AIDS Day (December 1, 2008)
  1025. ^ President and Mrs. Bush Participate in Saddleback Civil Forum on Global Health (December 1, 2008)
  1026. ^ President Bush Signs H.R. 5714 Into Law (December 1, 2008)
  1027. ^ President and Mrs. Bush Attend 2008 Lighting of the National Christmas Tree Ceremony (December 4, 2008)
  1028. ^ President Bush Discusses Economy (December 5, 2008)
  1029. ^ President Bush Attends Unveiling of The Union League of Philadelphia's Portrait of the President (December 6, 2008)
  1030. ^ President and Mrs. Bush Host Children's Holiday Reception and Performance (December 8, 2008)
  1031. ^ President Bush Attends Briefings by the Office of the Director of National Intelligence and the National Counterterrorism Center (December 8, 2008)
  1032. ^ President Bush Discusses Defense Transformation at West Point (December 9, 2008)
  1033. ^ Statement by the President on Zimbabwe (December 9, 2008)
  1034. ^ President Bush Meets with President Saca of El Salvador (December 16, 2008)
  1035. ^ President Bush Discusses National Security, Homeland Security and the Freedom Agenda at U.S. Army War College (December 17, 2008)
  1036. ^ Wright Brothers Day, 2008 (December 17, 2008)
  1037. ^ President Bush Addresses the American Enterprise Institute (December 18, 2008)
  1038. ^ President Bush Discusses Administration's Plan to Assist Automakers (December 19, 2008)
  1039. ^ President Bush Meets with President Abbas of the Palestinian Authority (December 19, 2008)
  1040. ^ President's Radio Address (December 20, 2008)
  1041. ^ President Bush Visits Walter Reed Army Medical Center (December 22, 2008)
  1042. ^ President's Radio Address (December 23, 2008)
  1043. ^ Event Backgrounder: The President Makes Christmas Eve Telephone Calls to Members of the Armed Forces (December 24, 2008)
  1044. ^ National Mentoring Month, 2009 (December 30, 2008)
  1045. ^ Proclamation by the President: To Extend Duty-Free Treatment for Certain Agricultural Products of Israel and for Other Purposes (December 31, 2008)
  1046. ^ President Bush and Former President George H. W. Bush Attend Commissioning Ceremony of the U.S.S. George H.W. Bush (January 10, 2009)
  1047. ^ President Bush Holds Last Cabinet Meeting (January 13, 2009)