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2001 Feb 13
Pres. Bush nominated Gov. Paul Cellucci as ambassador to Canada and cleared the way for Jane Swift to become 1st female governor of Massachusetts.
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2001 Feb 15
President Bush said the Pentagon should review its policy on civilian participation in military exercises like the emergency ascent drill a Navy submarine was performing when it sank a Japanese fishing vessel off Hawaii.
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2001 Feb 16
Pres. Bush on his first foreign trip met with Pres. Fox in Mexico. They announced a joint agenda to expand trade, protect immigrant rights and reduce drug trafficking.
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2001 Feb 17
Pres. Bush named John Negroponte (62) as the next US ambassador to the UN.
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2001 Feb 19
President George W. Bush opened a museum commemorating the 1995 Oklahoma City bombing.
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2001 Feb 22
President Bush held his first full-fledged presidential news conference, in which he defended his tax-cutting and budget-tightening plans and gave FBI director Louis Freeh a vote of confidence following the arrest of veteran agent Robert Hanssen on spying charges.
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2001 Feb 23
Pres. Bush opened a two-day summit with British Prime Minister Tony Blair at Camp David. They endorsed a European rapid-action force as long as it is secondary to NATO.
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2001 Feb 27
President Bush went before Congress with a $1.9 trillion spending plan that would sharply reduce growth in many government programs while leaving room to give Americans the biggest tax cut in two decades.
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2001 Mar 4
President George W. Bush dedicated a $4 billion aircraft carrier in honor of former President Reagan. Nancy Reagan christened the ship. It was commissioned in 2003.
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2001 Mar 6
Calling it the "most accurate census in history," the Bush administration refused to adjust the 2000 head count.
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2001 Mar 7
Pres. Bush met with South Korea’s Pres. Kim Dae Jung and said he did not plan to resume talks with North Korea.
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2001 Mar 10
President George W. Bush told Americans in his Saturday radio address that he thought support for tax relief was building, while opening the door to considering a different sort of cut than he had proposed and Democrats deplored.
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2001 Mar 13
Pres. Bush backed off from seeking reductions in carbon dioxide emissions due to projected higher energy costs from a shift from coal to natural gas.
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2001 Mar 13
North Korea cancelled negotiations with South Korea due to Pres. Bush’s toughened stance on the North.
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2001 Mar 19
Pres. Bush met with Japanese Prime Minister Yoshiro Mori. They did not come up with any specific measures to revive economic growth.
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2001 Mar 20
Pres. Bush met with Israel’s Ariel Sharon and urged him avoid provocative acts.
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2001 Mar 22
Pres. Bush met with Chinese Deputy Premier Qian Qichen and said the US would support Taiwan’s military needs.
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2001 Mar 23
It was reported that the Bush administration had removed the CIA as a broker between Israeli and Palestinian security services.
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2001 Mar 28
The EU expressed concern over Pres. Bush’s abandonment of the Kyoto Treaty for cutting carbon dioxide emissions.
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2001 Mar 29
Pres. Bush met with German Chancellor Gerhard Schroeder, who disagreed with Bush’s opposition to the 1997 Kyoto global-warming accord. It was later revealed that the 2 men agreed to withhold aid for Russia until corruption ceased.
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2001 Mar 29
Pres. Bush urged Israel to use restraint in military actions and instructed Sec. of State Colin Powell to call Yasser Arafat with the message to stop Palestinian violence.
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2001 Mar 30
The Bush administration suspended a late Clinton rule that directed federal agencies to assess whether prospective contractors had violated federal laws.
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2001 Apr 2
Pres. Bush demanded that the Chinese release the US Navy crew and spy plane that had made an emergency landing on China’s Hainan Island.
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2001 Apr 2
Pres. Bush met with Egypt’s Pres. Mubarak and both pledged to continue searching for an end to Middle East violence.
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2001 Apr 3
President Bush warned China it risked damaging relations with the United States unless it quickly released the American crew of a damaged Navy spy plane. The plane had made an emergency landing in China after colliding with a Chinese fighter.
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2001 Apr 5
The United States and China intensified negotiations for the release of an American spy plane's crew; President Bush, in a conciliatory gesture, expressed regret over the plane's Apr 1 in-flight collision with a Chinese fighter that triggered the tense standoff.
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2001 Apr 8
Sec. of State Colin Powell expressed sorrow for the Chinese pilot lost on Apr 1, but the Chinese continued to demand that the US apologize reiterated a demand that the US stop all military surveillance off the Chinese coast. US officials said Pres. Bush was sending a letter to the wife of a missing Chinese fighter pilot as a humanitarian gesture. The pilot's plane had collided with a US spy plane, forcing the spy plane to make an emergency landing in China.

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2001 Apr 9
President George W. Bush sent Congress details of his $1.96 trillion budget for fiscal 2002, in which he targeted scores of federal programs to make room for his 10-year, $1.6 trillion tax cut.
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2001 Apr 10
Pres. Bush met with Jordan’s King Abdullah and both agreed that ending violence in the Middle East was the main goal for the region.
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2001 Apr 12
The 24 crew members of a US spy plane arrived in Hawaii after being held for 11 days in China. Pres. Bush blamed the Chinese for the midair collision of the US spy plane and a Chinese jet and rebuffed demands to end reconnaissance flights off the coast of China. In 2006 it was revealed that Prince Bandar bin Sultan, Saudi ambassador to the US, negotiated the release of the crew on behalf of Pres. Bush.
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2001 Apr 20
President Bush attended his first international summit as leaders of the Western Hemisphere's 34 democracies met in Quebec to advance plans to create the world's largest free-trade zone; police in riot gear clashed with protesters. Protestors pushed to interrupt the Summit of the Americas and held that the free trade efforts put corporate interests ahead of workers, human rights and the environment.
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2001 Apr 23
Pres. Bush decided to sell Taiwan older ships and planes, but not the advanced Aegis radar system.
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2001 Apr 24
Pres. Bush said that the annual process of selling arms to Taiwan, a US policy since 1982, would end. China condemned the recent $5 billion arms sale.
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2001 Apr 25
In unusually blunt terms, President Bush warned China that an attack on Taiwan could provoke a U.S. military response.
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2001 Apr
Pres. Bush nominated Thomas White, VP of Enron and former general, to serve as Army Secretary. White resigned Apr 25, 2003.
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2001 May 1
Pres. Bush committed the US to a missile defense shield. He also presented his case for withdrawing from the 1972 Anti-Ballistic Missile Treaty with Russia.
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2001 May 2
President Bush and Republican congressional leaders clinched a budget deal embracing most of the president's tax and spending goals.
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2001 May 3
Pres. Bush met with Pres. Fox of Mexico and discussed temporary visas for Mexican workers and plans for long-range energy development.
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2001 May 9
Pres. Bush told Pres. Kostunica of Yugoslavia that aid would depend on cooperation with the Balkan war crimes tribunal.
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2001 May 14
Promising to be a "determined adversary" toward gun violence, President Bush announced plans to mobilize federal and local prosecutors who would focus exclusively on gun-related crimes.
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2001 May 17
President Bush unveiled his energy plan, bracing Americans for a summer of blackouts, layoffs, business closings and skyrocketing fuel costs and warning of "a darker future" without his aggressive plans to drill for more oil and gas and rejuvenate nuclear power.
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2001 May 20
President Bush, in an address to graduating Notre Dame students, urged a new generation of American voters to "revive the spirit of citizenship" and carry on the work of two Democratic presidents: Lyndon Johnson's war on poverty and welfare reforms under Bill Clinton.
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2001 May 23
Pres. Bush banned the import of rough diamonds from Liberia in an effort to deprive rebels in Sierra Leone of a source of funds.
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2001 May 23
Pres. Bush met with the Dalai Lama as China condemned the Taiwan president’s visit to NYC.
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2001 May 26
Republicans and moderate Democrats drove a sweeping $1.35 trillion, 10-year tax cut through Congress, handing President Bush a political triumph. Some 100 million refund checks were due to be mailed out by Oct 1.
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2001 May 28
President Bush honored America's veterans with the Memorial Day signing of legislation to construct a World War II monument on the National Mall.
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2001 May 29
Pres. Bush met with Gov. Davis in Los Angeles. Bush ruled out federal price controls and Davis said he would sue to impose controls.
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2001 May 30
Pres. Bush spoke from Sequoia National Park and renewed his campaign promise to spend $4.9 billion to restore the nation’s national parks and to protect "these works of God" and other natural treasures from mankind.
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2001 Jun 4
Pres. Bush spoke in the Florida Everglades and underlined his request for $58 million in the 2002 budget for Everglades restoration.
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2001 Jun 5
Pres. Bush sent George Tenet, the CIA director, to help Middle East security talks.
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2001 Jun 6
Pres. Bush announced plans to restart negotiations with North Korea on issues ranging from missile production to border soldier deployment.
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2001 Jun 7
Pres. Bush signed a $1.3 trillion tax cut bill. It included rising exemptions on estate taxes until 2010 at which point they would return.
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2001 Jun 10
Tropical storm Allison hung over Texas and Louisiana and killed at least 16 people. Pres. Bush declared 28 counties disaster areas due to flooding.
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2001 Jun 10
In Spain thousands marched in Madrid to protest an upcoming visit by Pres. Bush.
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2001 Jun 12
Pres. Bush on his 1st major overseas trip met with Prime Minister Jose Maria Aznar in Madrid and pushed for his missile defense shield.
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2001 Jun 13
Pres. Bush met behind closed doors with NATO leaders in Brussels, Belgium, and pitched his missile shield plan with mixed response.
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2001 Jun 14
Pres. Bush clashed with EU leaders in Sweden over his global warming policy, unwavering in his opposition to a global warming treaty. The EU leaders said they would move to implement the Kyoto treaty without the US.
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2001 Jun 14
Pres. Bush ordered a stop to the Navy bombing exercises on Puerto Rico’s Vieques Island. Cleanup was estimated to cost hundreds of millions and take decades. Bombing practice was set to stop by May, 2003.
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2001 Jun 15
Pres. Bush spoke in Poland and strongly backed the expansion of NATO into Eastern Europe. On the eve of his first meeting with Vladimir Putin, President Bush, chastised Russia for suspected nuclear commerce and encouraged the former Cold War rival to help "erase the false lines that have divided Europe."
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2001 Jun 15
In Sweden some 12,000 demonstrators in Goteborg demonstrated and set up flaming barricades to protest globalization. Police cordons had kept them away from Pres. Bush and EU leaders.
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