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Public Papers - 1989

Appendix A -- Digest of Other White House Announcements

The following list includes the President's public schedule and other items of general interest announced by the Office of the Press Secretary and not included elsewhere in this book.

January 20

Following the Inaugural luncheon at the Capitol, the President and Mrs. Bush traveled by motorcade to the White House, where they viewed the Inaugural parade from the viewing stand. In the evening, the President and Mrs. Bush attended several Inaugural balls in their honor.

January 21

The President commissioned the following members of his White House senior staff:

John H. Sununu, of New Hampshire, as Chief of Staff to the President;

Brent Scowcroft, of Maryland, as Assistant to the President for National Security Affairs;

David Q. Bates, Jr., of Texas, as Assistant to the President and Secretary to the Cabinet;

Richard C. Breeden, of Virginia, as Assistant to the President for Issues Analysis;

Andrew H. Card, Jr., of Massachusetts, as Assistant to the President and Deputy to the Chief of Staff;

James W. Cicconi, of Texas, as Assistant to the President and Deputy to the Chief of Staff;

David F. Demarest, Jr., of New Jersey, as Assistant to the President for Communications;

Max Marlin Fitzwater, of Kansas, as Assistant to the President and Press Secretary;

C. Boyden Gray, of North Carolina, as Counsel to the President;

Frederick D. McClure, of Texas, as Assistant to the President for Legislative Affairs;

J. Bonnie Newman, of New Hampshire, as Assistant to the President for Management and Administration;

Roger B. Porter, of Utah, as Assistant to the President for Economic and Domestic Policy;

Stephen M. Studdert, of Utah, as Assistant to the President for Special Activities and Initiatives;

Charles G. Untermeyer, of Texas, as Assistant to the President and Director of Presidential Personnel;

Joseph W. Hagin II, of Ohio, as Deputy Assistant to the President for Appointments and Scheduling;

Edward M. Rogers, Jr., of Alabama, as Deputy Assistant to the President and Executive Assistant to the Chief of Staff.

January 22

In the morning, the President and Mrs. Bush attended church services at the National Cathedral.

January 23

The President met at the White House with:

-- the Vice President; John H. Sununu, Chief of Staff to the President; Brent Scowcroft, Assistant to the President for National Security Affairs; and members of the CIA briefing staff;

-- Senior White House staff, for lunch;

-- the Vice President;

-- the Cabinet, to discuss staff organization, major issues, foreign policy, and the Federal budget;

-- John H. Sununu, Chief of Staff to the President.

In an Oval Office ceremony, John H. Sununu was sworn in as Chief of Staff to the President by the Vice President.

January 24

The President met at the White House with:

-- the Vice President; John H. Sununu, Chief of Staff to the President; Brent Scowcroft, Assistant to the President for National Security Affairs; and members of the CIA briefing staff;

-- the congressional leadership;

-- Frank Nebeker, Director of the Office of Government Ethics;

-- John H. Sununu, Chief of Staff to the President.

The White House announced that the President will meet with Prime Minister Brian Mulroney of Canada in Ottawa on February 10 for a working visit to discuss bilateral and international issues.

In the evening, the President hosted a dinner in the Residence in honor of United Nations Secretary-General Javier Perez de Cuellar de la Guerra and Mrs. de Cuellar.

January 25

The President met at the White House with:

-- the Vice President; John H. Sununu, Chief of Staff to the President; Brent Scowcroft, Assistant to the President for National Security Affairs; and members of the CIA briefing staff;

-- administration officials, to discuss the budget;

-- Secretary of State-designate James A. Baker III;

-- Malcolm R. Wilkey and Griffin B. Bell, Chairman and Vice Chairman, respectively, of the President's Commission on Federal Ethics Law Reform;

-- John H. Sununu, Chief of Staff to the President.

In the evening, the President hosted a reception in the Residence for the Congressional Core Group, political supporters of the President.

The President announced the appointment of the following individuals to positions in the Office of Management and Budget:

Robert E. Grady, of New Jersey, to be Associate Director for Natural Resources, Energy, and Science. Mr. Grady has served as senior adviser to President Bush's transition team. Prior to this he was senior adviser for speechwriting and policy to the Bush-Quayle '88 campaign.

Janet Hale, of the District of Columbia, to be Associate Director for Economics and Government. Ms. Hale has served as Assistant Secretary for Budget and Programs at the Department of Transportation from 1986 to the present.

Edwin L. Dale, Jr., of Pennsylvania, to be Counsellor and Director of External Affairs. Since 1987 Mr. Dale has been Counsellor to the Secretary at the Department of Commerce in Washington, DC.

Thomas A. Scully, of Virginia, to be Associate Director for Congressional Affairs. Since 1986 Mr. Scully has been with the law firm of Akin, Gump, Strauss, Hauer   Feld in Washington, DC.

The President appointed the following individuals as members of the President's Commission on Federal Ethics Law Reform:

Malcolm Richard Wilkey, of Texas, as Chairman. Since 1985 Judge Wilkey has served as U.S. Ambassador to Uruguay. Previously he was a circuit judge on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia.

Griffin B. Bell, of Georgia, as Vice Chairman. Judge Bell served as Attorney General of the United States from 1977 to 1979 and was formerly a circuit judge on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit. He is currently a senior partner in the Atlanta and Washington, DC, law firm of King   Spalding.

Jan Witold Baran, of Virginia. Mr. Baran is a partner in the Washington, DC, law firm of Wiley, Rein   Fielding. He currently serves as general counsel to the American Bicentennial Presidential Inaugural Committee and to the Republican National Committee. He was also general counsel to the Bush-Quayle '88 organization. He has previously served as Executive Assistant to the Chairman of the Federal Election Commission.

Judith Hippler Bello, of Virginia. Mrs. Bello is the outgoing General Counsel to the U.S. Trade Representative and has served as the agency's designated ethics official. She will be joining the Washington, DC, office of Sidley   Austin as a partner.

Lloyd N. Cutler, of Maryland. Mr. Cutler is a partner in the Washington, DC, law firm of Wilmer, Cutler   Pickering and is Chairman of the Quadrennial Commission on Executive, Legislative, and Judicial Salaries. From 1979 to 1980, he served as Counsel to President Carter.

Fred Fisher Fielding, of Virginia. Mr. Fielding is a senior partner in the Washington, DC, law firm of Wiley, Rein   Fielding. From 1981 to 1986, he served as Counsel to President Reagan.

Harrison H. Schmitt, of New Mexico. Dr. Schmitt was a U.S. Senator from New Mexico from 1977 to 1983 and served as vice chairman of the Senate Select Committee on Ethics from 1977 to 1979. A former Apollo astronaut, Dr. Schmitt is now a private consultant, scientist, and businessman.

R. James Woolsey, of Maryland. Mr. Woolsey is a partner in the Washington, DC, law firm of Shea   Gardner. From 1977 to 1979, he served as Under Secretary of the Navy, and from 1970 to 1973, he was general counsel to the U.S. Senate Committee on Armed Services.

January 26

The President met at the White House with:

-- the Vice President; John H. Sununu, Chief of Staff to the President; Brent Scowcroft, Assistant to the President for National Security Affairs; and members of the CIA briefing staff;

-- Ambassador Robert B. Oakley;

-- the Vice President, for lunch.

In the afternoon, the President attended the swearing-in ceremony for Richard G. Darman as Director of the Office of Management and Budget.

In the evening, the President hosted a reception in the Residence for members of the Republican congressional leadership.

January 27

The President met at the White House with:

-- the Vice President; John H. Sununu, Chief of Staff to the President; Brent Scowcroft, Assistant to the President for National Security Affairs; and members of the CIA briefing staff;

-- U.S. Inspectors General;

-- John H. Sununu, Chief of Staff to the President.

In the morning, the President telephoned South Korean President Roh Tae Woo to accept President Roh's invitation to make an official visit to Seoul on February 26.

January 28

The President met at the White House with:

-- the Vice President; John H. Sununu, Chief of Staff to the President; Brent Scowcroft, Assistant to the President for National Security Affairs; and members of the CIA briefing staff;

-- former Secretary of State Henry A. Kissenger.

In the evening, the President attended the annual Alfalfa Club dinner at the Capital Hilton Hotel.

January 29

In the morning, the President left the White House for a brief visit to Camp David, MD. He returned to the White House in the afternoon.

January 30

The President met at the White House with:

-- the Vice President; John H. Sununu, Chief of Staff to the President; Brent Scowcroft, Assistant to the President for National Security Affairs; and members of the CIA briefing staff;

-- Members of the Office of the National Service, to discuss an overall plan to involve other elements of the Government in volunteer work;l

-- John H. Sununu, Chief of Staff to the President.

January 31

The President met at the White House with:

-- the Vice President; John H. Sununu, Chief of Staff to the President; Brent Scowcroft, Assistant to the President for National Security Affairs; and members of the CIA briefing staff;

-- John H. Sununu, Chief of Staff to the President.

In the evening, the President hosted a reception on the State Floor at the White House for members of the Senate congressional committee leadership.

The President declared that a major disaster exists in Washington County, UT, as a result of flooding caused by a dike failure at the Quail Creek Reservoir on January 1. He directed the Federal Emergency Management Agency to provide funds to supplement State and local recovery efforts.

The President has commissioned the following members of the White House senior staff:

Paul W. Bateman, of California, as Deputy Assistant to the President for Management and Director of the Office of Administration;

Phillip D. Brady, of California, as Deputy Assistant to the President and Director of Cabinet Affairs;

Nicholas E. Calio, of Ohio, as Deputy Assistant to the President for Legislative Affairs;

B. Jay Cooper, of Connecticut, as Deputy Assistant to the President and Deputy Press Secretary;

Everett Boyd Hollingsworth, Jr., of Wyoming, as Deputy Assistant to the President for Legislative Affairs;

Roman Popadiuk, of New York, as Deputy Assistant to the President and Deputy Press Secretary;

Patricia Presock, of Virginia, as Deputy Assistant to the President;

Gary John Andres, of Virginia, as Special Assistant to the President for Legislative Affairs;

Nancy P. Dorn, of Texas, as Special Assistant to the President for Legislative Affairs;

Juanita Donaghey Duggan, of Alabama, as Special Assistant to the President for Cabinet Affairs;

Cooper Evans, of Iowa, as Special Assistant to the President for Agricultural Trade and Food Assistance;

John S. Gardner, of Maryland, as Special Assistant to the President and Assistant Staff Secretary;

Alixe Reed Glen, of Washington, DC, as Special Assistant to the President and Deputy Press Secretary;

Shirley M. Green, of Texas, as Special Assistant to the President for Presidential Messages and Correspondence;

Stephen T. Hart, of Virginia, as Special Assistant to the President and Deputy Press Secretary;

John W. Howard, of New Jersey, as Special Assistant to the President for Legislative Affairs;

Hector F. Irastorza, Jr., of Virginia, as Special Assistant to the President and Deputy Director of the Office of Administration;

Lehmann K. Li, Jr., of Connecticut, as Special Assistant to the President and Executive Secretary to the Economic Policy Council;

Antonio Lopez, of Tennessee, as Special Assistant to the President and Director of the White House Military Office;

Timothy John McBride, of Michigan, as Special Assistant to the President;

Gordon Bissell Wheeler, of New York, as Special Assistant to the President for Legislative Affairs;

Kenneth P. Yale, of Maryland, as Special Assistant to the President and Executive Secretary to the Domestic Policy Council;

Rose M. Zamaria, of Florida, as Special Assistant to the President and Director of White House Operations.

February 1

The President met at the White House with:

-- the Vice President; John H. Sununu, Chief of Staff to the President; Brent Scowcroft, Assistant to the President for National Security Affairs; and members of the CIA briefing staff;

-- Secretary of State James A. Baker III;

-- members of the National Association of Wholesale Distributors;

-- John H. Sununu, Chief of Staff to the President.

In the evening, the President and Mrs. Bush hosted a reception in the Residence for the Diplomatic Corps.

February 2

The President met at the White House with:

-- the Vice President; John H. Sununu, Chief of Staff to the President; Brent Scowcroft, Assistant to the President for National Security Affairs; and members of the CIA briefing staff;

-- representatives of the banking industry;

-- leading female athletes;

-- John H. Sununu, Chief of Staff to the President.

In the evening, the President and Mrs. Bush hosted a reception on the State Floor of the White House for the House of Representatives committee leadership.

Later in the evening, the President attended the New Jersey State Chamber of Commerce dinner at the Sheraton Washington Hotel.

February 3

The President met at the White House with:

-- the Vice President; John H. Sununu, Chief of Staff to the President; Brent Scowcroft, Assistant to the President for National Security Affairs; and members of the CIA briefing staff;

-- Penne Korth and Bobby Holt, cochairmen of the American Bicentennial Inauguration Committee;

-- John H. Sununu, Chief of Staff to the President.

In the afternoon, the President left the White House for a weekend stay at Camp David, MD.

February 5

In the afternoon, the President returned to the White House from a weekend stay at Camp David, MD.

February 6

The President met at the White House with:

-- the Vice President; John H. Sununu, Chief of Staff to the President; Brent Scowcroft, Assistant to the President for National Security Affairs; and members of the CIA briefing staff;

-- John H. Sununu, Chief of Staff to the President.

February 7

The President met at the White House with:

-- the Vice President; John H. Sununu, Chief of Staff to the President; Brent Scowcroft, Assistant to the President for National Security Affairs; and members of the CIA briefing staff;

-- the Economic Policy Council;

-- John H. Sununu, Chief of Staff to the President.

In the morning, the President attended the swearing-in ceremony in the Oval Office at the White House for Michael J. Boskin as Chairman of the Council of Economic Advisers.

In the afternoon, the President attended a Senate policy luncheon at the Capitol to discuss the budget and the savings and loan crisis.

In an Oval Office ceremony, the President received diplomatic credentials from Ambassadors Jaime Moncayo of Ecuador, Pierre Fancois Benoit of Haiti, Kjeld Vibe of Norway, Gustavo Petricioli Iturbide of Mexico, Ali Bengelloun of Morocco, Derek H. Burney of Canada, Angus Albert Khan of Trinidad and Tobago, and Edouard Brunner of Switzerland.

In the evening, the President hosted a reception in the Residence for newly elected Members of Congress.

February 8

The President met at the White House with:

-- the Vice President; John H. Sununu, Chief of Staff to the President; Brent Scowcroft, Assistant to the President for National Security Affairs; and members of the CIA briefing staff;

-- Secretary of Veterans Affairs-designate Edward J. Derwinski, for lunch;

-- Secretary of State James A. Baker III;

-- John H. Sununu, Chief of Staff to the President.

February 9

The President met at the White House with:

-- the Vice President; John H. Sununu, Chief of Staff to the President; Brent Scowcroft, Assistant to the President for National Security Affairs; and members of the CIA briefing staff;

-- Catholicos Vazgen I, Supreme Patriarch of the Armenian Church in the Soviet Union;

-- Members of Congress;

-- the Vice President, for lunch;

-- the Cabinet;

-- West German Chancellery Minister Wolfgang Schaeuble;

-- John H. Sununu, Chief of Staff to the President.

February 13

In the morning, the President and Mrs. Bush returned to the White House from Manchester, NH.

February 14

The President met at the White House with:

-- the Vice President; John H. Sununu, Chief of Staff to the President; Brent Scowcroft, Assistant to the President for National Security Affairs; and members of the CIA briefing staff;

-- leaders of the Safe Kids Program, a volunteer organization that fostered the prevention of accidental childhood injuries to children;

-- members of the senior White House staff;

-- Secretary of the Treasury Nicholas F. Brady; Richard G. Darman, Director of the Office of Management and Budget; and John H. Sununu, Chief of Staff to the President, for lunch and to discuss the budget;

-- the Domestic Policy Council, to discuss organizational strategies;

-- John H. Sununu, Chief of Staff to the President.

February 15

The President met at the White House with:

-- the Vice President; John H. Sununu, Chief of Staff to the President; Brent Scowcroft, Assistant to the President for National Security Affairs; and members of the CIA briefing staff;

-- John Clendenin, U.S. Savings Bond chairman;

-- John H. Sununu, Chief of Staff to the President.

In the afternoon, in the Roosevelt Room at the White House, the President presented James C. Young, football coach at the U.S. Military Academy, with the Commander In Chief's Trophy, which was awarded to the leading service academy football team.

February 16

The President met at the White House with:

-- the Vice President; John H. Sununu, Chief of Staff to the President; Brent Scowcroft, Assistant to the President for National Security Affairs; and members of the CIA briefing staff;

-- Joy Hall, the 1989 Easter Seal Poster Child;

-- the Vice President, for lunch;

-- the Commission on Merchant Marine and Defense;

-- President Juan Antonio Samaranch and other members of the International Olympic Committee, to discuss the possibility of hosting the 1996 Olympic games in Atlanta, GA;

-- John H. Sununu, Chief of Staff to the President.

February 17

The President met at the White House with the Vice President; John H. Sununu, Chief of Staff to the President; Brent Scowcroft, Assistant to the President for National Security Affairs; and members of the CIA briefing staff.

In the afternoon, the President and Mrs. Bush left the White House for a weekend stay at Camp David, MD.

In the evening, the President and Mrs. Bush hosted a dinner at Camp David, for His Royal Highness the Prince of Wales.

February 20

In the afternoon, the President and Mrs. Bush returned to the White House from a weekend stay at Camp David, MD.

February 21

The President met at the White House with:

-- the Vice President; John H. Sununu, Chief of Staff to the President; Brent Scowcroft, Assistant to the President for National Security Affairs; and members of the CIA briefing staff;

-- the congressional leadership;

-- Secretary of the Treasury Nicholas F. Brady;

-- John H. Sununu, Chief of Staff to the President.

The President transmitted the following reports to the Congress:

-- the annual report of ACTION for fiscal year 1988;

-- the annual report on mine safety and health activities for fiscal year 1987;

-- the annual reports of the Department of Transportation for fiscal years 1985, 1986, and 1987;

-- the annual report of the National Endowment for Democracy for fiscal year 1988.

February 22

In the morning, the President and Mrs. Bush left the White House for a trip to the Far East.

February 23

In the afternoon, the President and Mrs. Bush arrived at Haneda Airport, Tokyo, Japan, where they were greeted by Japanese and American officials. The President and Mrs. Bush then went to the U.S. Ambassador's residence, where President Bush and senior staff members attended a working luncheon with President Francois Mitterrand of France. Following the luncheon, President Bush met with Prime Minister Noboru Takeshita of Japan in the Asahi-No-Ma Room at Akasaka Palace and then proceeded to the Hotel Okura, his residence during his stay in Japan.

In the evening, President Bush returned to the U.S. Ambassador's residence and met individually with President Mario Alberto Soares of Portugal, President Mohammed Hosni Mubarak of Egypt, Prime Minister Chatchai Chunhawan of Thailand, King Juan Carlos I of Spain, King Hussein I of Jordan, and President Chaim Herzog of Israel. Following his meetings, President Bush returned to the Hotel Okura for the evening.

February 24

In the morning, the President and Mrs. Bush attended the funeral ceremony for Emperor Hirohito at Shinjuku Gyoen. At the conclusion of the ceremony, the President and Mrs. Bush went to the U.S. Embassy, where the President greeted members of the staff in the auditorium.

In the afternoon, President Bush went to the U.S. Ambassador's residence, where he met individually with President Richard von Weizsacker of West Germany, Prime Minister Lee Kuan Yew of Singapore, King Baudouin I of Belgium, Prime Minister Turgut Ozal of Turkey, Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto of Pakistan, President Mobutu Sese Seko of Zaire and President Francesco Cossiga of Italy. At the conclusion of his meetings, President Bush returned to his hotel.

In the evening, the President and Mrs. Bush attended a reception at Akasaka Palace hosted by Prime Minister Takeshita. President Bush then met with President Corazon C. Aquino of the Philippines. At the conclusion of the meeting, the President and Mrs. Bush returned to their hotel.

The President declared that a major disaster exists in Kentucky as a result of heavy rains and flooding that began on February 13. He directed the Federal Emergency Management Agency to provide funds to supplement State and local recovery efforts.

February 25

In the morning, the President and Mrs. Bush had an audience with Emperor Akihito at the Imperial Palace. They then went to the U.S. Ambassador's residence, where President Bush met individually with President Ibrahim Babangida of Nigeria and with President Jose Sarney Costa of Brazil.

In the afternoon, the President and Mrs. Bush left Tokyo and flew to Beijing International Airport, where they were greeted by Chinese and American officials. They then went to the Diaoyutai State Guest House, their residence during their stay in China, and exchanged gifts with Premier and Mrs. Li Peng.

In the evening, President Bush participated in a bilateral meeting and a gift exchange in the Great Hall of the People with President Yang Shangkun. The President and Mrs. Bush then attended a banquet in the Western Hall hosted by President Yang. At the conclusion of the banquet, the President and Mrs. Bush returned to the Diaoyutai State Guest House.

February 26

In the morning, the President and Mrs. Bush attended morning prayer services at the Chongmenwen Christian Church. The President then attended meetings at the Great Hall of the People with Premier Li Peng and Chairman (Central Military Commission) Deng Xiaoping.

In the afternoon, the President and Mrs. Bush attended a luncheon in the Big East Hall hosted by Chairman Deng Xiaoping. At the conclusion of the luncheon, they went to the International Club, where the President visited with friends. He and Mrs. Bush then attended a reception at Ambassador Winston Lord's residence. Upon returning to the Diaoyutai State Guest House, President Bush met with President Norodom Sihanouk of Cambodia. President Bush then met with General Secretary Zhao Ziyang at the Great Hall of the People.

In the evening, the President and Mrs. Bush hosted a tea and dinner for Chinese leaders in the Grand Ballroom at the Sheraton Great Wall Hotel. At the conclusion of the dinner, the President and Mrs. Bush returned to the Diaoyutai State Guest House.

February 27

In the morning, the President and Mrs. Bush bid farewell to Vice Premier Wu Xueqian during an informal departure tea at Beijing International Airport.

In the afternoon, upon arriving at K - 16 Airport in Seoul, South Korea, the President and Mrs. Bush were welcomed by Prime Minister and Mrs. Kang Yong Hoon and Korean and American officials in a formal arrival ceremony. They then met with President Roh Tae Woo and First Lady Kim Ok Sook at the Blue House, the official residence of the Korean President, and were invited to sign the guest book. Later in the afternoon, President Bush met privately with President Roh in the study at the Blue House. The meeting was then expanded to include Korean and American officials. Afterwards, the two Presidents and the officials attended a luncheon in the Korean Traditional House. Following the luncheon, President Bush addressed the National Assembly and met with the Assembly's leadership. The President and Mrs. Bush then went to the U.S. Ambassador's residence, where they greeted the American community. At the conclusion of the reception, they left Seoul and returned to Washington, DC.

February 28

The President met at the White House with the Vice President; John H. Sununu, Chief of Staff to the President; Brent Scowcroft, Assistant to the President for National Security Affairs; and members of the CIA briefing staff.

The President transmitted to the Congress the national trade policy agenda for calendar year 1989 and an addendum to the 1988 annual report on the Trade Agreements Program that was sent to the Congress on January 3, 1989.

March 1

The President met at the White House with:

-- the Vice President; John H. Sununu, Chief of Staff to the President; Brent Scowcroft, Assistant to the President for National Security Affairs; and members of the CIA briefing staff;

-- administration officials, to discuss the budget;

-- conservative leaders;

-- representatives of the Toys for Tots organization;

-- Secretary of State James A. Baker III;

-- John H. Sununu, Chief of Staff to the President.

March 2

The President met at the White House with:

-- the Vice President; John H. Sununu, Chief of Staff to the President; Brent Scowcroft, Assistant to the President for National Security Affairs; and members of the CIA briefing staff;

-- Adm. William J. Crowe, Jr., USN, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, and Deputy Secretary of Defense William Howard Taft IV;

-- President Vinicio Cerezo Arevalo of Guatemala;

-- Senator Barry Goldwater;

-- John H. Sununu, Chief of Staff to the President.

March 3

The President met at the White House with:

-- the Vice President; John H. Sununu, Chief of Staff to the President; Brent Scowcroft, Assistant to the President for National Security Affairs; and members of the CIA briefing staff;

-- Ambassador Jack Matlock;

-- Secretary of Labor Elizabeth H. Dole and Secretary of Transportation Samuel K. Skinner, to discuss the Eastern Airlines strike;

-- Secretary of State James A. Baker III.

In the morning, the President telephoned President Carlos Andres Perez, to express support for the Venezuelan Government in light of the recent rioting.

In the afternoon, the President and Mrs. Bush left the White House for a weekend stay at Camp David, MD.

March 5

In the afternoon, the President and Mrs. Bush returned to the White House from a weekend stay at Camp David, MD.

March 6

The President met at the White House with:

-- the Vice President; John H. Sununu, Chief of Staff to the President; Brent Scowcroft, Assistant to the President for National Security Affairs; and members of the CIA briefing staff;

-- Secretary of Agriculture Clayton Yeutter, for lunch;

-- congressional foreign policy leaders, to discuss the President's recent trip to the Far East;

-- John H. Sununu, Chief of Staff to the President.

The President commissioned the following members of his White House senior staff:

Ronald Carlin Kaufman, of Massachusetts, as Deputy Assistant to the President for Presidential Personnel;

John G. Keller, Jr., of the District of Columbia, as Deputy Assistant to the President and Director of Presidential Advance;

Bobbie Greene Kilberg, of Virginia, as Deputy Assistant to the President for Public Liaison;

Charles Gregg Petersmeyer, of Colorado, as Deputy Assistant to the President and Director of the Office of National Service;

James P. Pinkerton, of Massachusetts, as Deputy Assistant to the President for Policy Planning;

William L. Roper, of Alabama, as Deputy Assistant to the President for Domestic Policy and Director of the Office of Policy Development;

Susan Porter Rose, of Virginia, as Deputy Assistant to the President and Chief of Staff to the First Lady;

John Patrick Schmitz, of California, as Deputy Counsel to the President;

Sichan Siv, of Texas, as Deputy Assistant to the President for Public Liaison;

Roscoe Burton Starek III, of Illinois, as Deputy Assistant to the President and Deputy Director of Presidential Personnel;

Chriss A. Winston, of Virginia, as Deputy Assistant to the President for Communications;

G. Philip Hughes, of Virginia, as Executive Secretary of the National Security Council;

Robert A. Estrada, of Texas, as Special Assistant to the President and Associate Director of Presidential Personnel;

Martha H. Goodwin, of Virginia, as Special Assistant to the President and Associate Director of Presidential Personnel;

Anne Brooks Gwaltney, of Connecticut, as Special Assistant to the President and Associate Director of Presidential Personnel;

Thomas F. Kranz, of California, as Special Assistant to the President and Associate Director of Presidential Personnel;

Lee S. Liberman, of Virginia, as Associate Counsel to the President;

Nancy Fleetwood Miller, of Virginia, as Special Assistant to the President and Associate Director of Presidential Personnel;

Jeannette Louise Naylor, of Texas, as Special Assistant to the President and Associate Director of Presidential Personnel;

Doug Wead, of Missouri, as Special Assistant to the President for Public Liaison;

Amy L. Schwartz, of New York, as Associate Counsel to the President.

March 7

The President met at the White House with:

-- the Vice President; John H. Sununu, Chief of Staff to the President; Brent Scowcroft, Assistant to the President for National Security Affairs; and members of the CIA briefing staff;

-- Secretary of State James A. Baker III.

In the evening, the President and Mrs. Bush hosted a reception in the Residence for members of the National Economic Commission.

March 8

The President met at the White House with:

-- the Vice President; John H. Sununu, Chief of Staff to the President; Brent Scowcroft, Assistant to the President for National Security Affairs; and members of the CIA briefing staff;

-- Secretary of State James A. Baker III;

-- John H. Sununu, Chief of Staff to the President.

In the afternoon, the President attended a luncheon in the Roosevelt Room at the White House for former chairmen of the Republican National Committee.

March 9

The President met at the White House with:

-- the Vice President; John H. Sununu, Chief of Staff to the President; Brent Scowcroft, Assistant to the President for National Security Affairs; and members of the CIA briefing staff;

-- members of the Bush/Quayle Jewish Campaign Committee, National Jewish Coalition;

-- representatives of national Jewish organizations;

-- Charles Reynolds, president of the International Association of Chiefs of Police;

-- the Vice President, for lunch.

March 10

The President met at the White House with:

-- the Vice President; John H. Sununu, Chief of Staff to the President; Brent Scowcroft, Assistant to the President for National Security Affairs; and members of the CIA briefing staff;

-- Kevin Dobson, chairman of the Salute to Hospitalized Veterans;

-- Secretary of State James A. Baker III;

-- John H. Sununu, Chief of Staff to the President.

In the afternoon, the President and Mrs. Bush left the White House for a weekend stay at Camp David, MD.

March 12

In the afternoon, the President and Mrs. Bush returned to the White House from a weekend stay at Camp David, MD.

March 13

The President met at the White House with:

-- the Vice President; John H. Sununu, Chief of Staff to the President; Brent Scowcroft, Assistant to the President for National Security Affairs; and members of the CIA briefing staff;

-- Representatives John Paul Hammerschmidt of Arkansas and G.V. (Sonny) Montgomery of Mississippi, for lunch;

-- administration officials, to discuss the budget;

-- John H. Sununu, Chief of Staff to the President.

The White House announced that the President and Mrs. Bush upon learning of the death of John J. McCloy, expressed their condolences to his family.

The White House announced that the President and Mrs. Bush, upon learning of the death of John J. McCloy, expressed their condolences to his family.

The President transmitted to the Congress requests for additional appropriations for the fiscal year 1989 budget.

March 14

The President met at the White House with:

-- the Vice President; John H. Sununu, Chief of Staff to the President; Brent Scowcroft, Assistant to the President for National Security Affairs; and members of the CIA briefing staff;

-- members of the Commission on Federal Ethics Law Reform;

-- Spanish Foreign Minister Francisco Fernandez-Ordonez;

-- the congressional budget committee;

-- John H. Sununu, Chief of Staff to the President.

March 15

The President met at the White House with:

-- the Vice President; John H. Sununu, Chief of Staff to the President; Brent Scowcroft, Assistant to the President for National Security Affairs; and members of the CIA briefing staff;

-- Members of Congress;

-- Attorney General Richard L. Thornburgh, for lunch;

-- ranking members of the House of Representatives Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence;

-- John H. Sununu, Chief of Staff to the President.

The President transmitted to the Congress the annual report on the U.S.-Japan Cooperative Medical Science Program for the period covering July 1987 to July 1988.

The President transmitted a report on foreign governments engaged in intelligence activities that were harmful to U.S. national security to Senate and House committees on foreign relations and intelligence.

March 16

The President met at the White House with the Vice President; John H. Sununu, Chief of Staff to the President; Brent Scowcroft, Assistant to the President for National Security Affairs; and members of the CIA briefing staff.

March 17

The President met at the White House with:

-- recipients of the White House News Photographers Association Award;

-- Secretary of State James A. Baker III;

-- John H. Sununu, Chief of Staff to the President.

The White House announced that the President asked Representative Dan Rostenkowski of Illinois to be his representative to the Poznan International Trade Fair in Poland, from June 11 to June 18.

The President announced that the following individuals will travel to El Salvador, March 18 - 20, as official U.S. observers of the Presidential election. The United States will be represented by a Presidential delegation composed of Members of Congress, State and local government officials, and private citizens. The Chairman of the delegation will be Senator Mitch McConnell (R-KY), and the Vice Chairman will be Gov. Robert Martinez of Florida.

Congressional Delegates:

Senator Mitch McConnell (R-KY)

Congressman Jon Kyl (R-AZ)

Congressman Bill McCollum (R-FL)

Congressman Robert K. Dornan (R-CA)

Congressman Alan B. Mollohan (D-WV)

Congressman Tony Coelho (D-CA)

Congressman John P. Murtha (D-PA)

State and local government officials:

William Bartlett, of New Hampshire, president, New Hampshire State Senate

Miriam Ramirez de Ferrer, of Puerto Rico, president, State Federation of Republican Women, Commonwealth of Puerto Rico

Gene DeFries, of Virginia, President, Maritime Engineers Beneficial Association/NMU

William C. Doherty, of Virginia, executive director of the American Institute for Free Labor Development/AFL - CIO

Peter Flaherty, of Virginia, president, Conservative Campaign Fund

Daryl Gates, of California, chief of police, Los Angeles Police Department

William R. Haynes, of Texas, attorney, Petroleum Industry

Charles House, of California, deputy sheriff, Los Angeles County

Robert Martinez, of Florida, Governor of Florida

Beryl Milburn, of Texas

Maurice Sonnenberg, of New York, consultant

Frank Tejeda, of Texas, Texas State Senator

William G. Walker, of California, U.S. Ambassador to El Salvador

March 20

The President met at the White House with:

-- the Vice President; John H. Sununu, Chief of Staff to the President; Brent Scowcroft, Assistant to the President for National Security Affairs; and members of the CIA briefing staff;

-- U.S. Ambassador to the Philippines Nicholas Platt and Gov. Guy Hunt of Alabama, to discuss drug abuse and trafficking;

-- Cardinal Casaroli of the Vatican;

-- Foreign Secretary Fernando Solana of Mexico;

-- John H. Sununu, Chief of Staff to the President.

In the evening, the President and Mrs. Bush hosted a reception in the Residence for U.S. Roman Catholic Cardinals.

March 21

The President met at the White House with:

-- the Vice President; John H. Sununu, Chief of Staff to the President; Brent Scowcroft, Assistant to the President for National Security Affairs; and members of the CIA briefing staff;

-- Archbishop Iakovos of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of North and South America, for the observance of Greek Independence Day;

-- the Tennessee State University basketball team;

-- John H. Sununu, Chief of Staff to the President;

-- Secretary of Labor Elizabeth H. Dole, to discuss the minimum wage.

The President announced that Secretary of State James A. Baker III will serve as his personal representative to attend the funeral of John J. McCloy. Accompanying Secretary Baker as official representatives of the President will be:

Mrs. Dean Acheson, widow of former Secretary of State Acheson

Representative E. Thomas Coleman, of Missouri, vice chairman, Congressional Study Group on Germany

Ambassador Martin J. Hillenbrand, former Ambassador to the Federal Republic of Germany

Former Senator Charles McC. Mathias, of Maryland, chairman of the American Council on Germany

Ambassador George C. McGhee, former Ambassador to the Federal Republic of Germany

Ambassador Joseph Verner Reed, Chief of Protocol

Ambassador Vernon A. Walters, Ambassador-designate to the Federal Republic of Germany

March 22

The President met at the White House with John H. Sununu, Chief of Staff to the President.

In the evening, the President and Mrs. Bush hosted a reception in the Residence for the Inaugural Family Housing Group.

March 23

The President met at the White House with:

-- the Vice President; John H. Sununu, Chief of Staff to the President; Brent Scowcroft, Assistant to the President for National Security Affairs; and members of the CIA briefing staff;

-- children with life-threatening illnesses, as part of the Make a Wish program;

-- administration officials, to discuss the budget;

-- John H. Sununu, Chief of Staff to the President.

March 24

The President met at the White House with:

-- the Vice President; John H. Sununu, Chief of Staff to the President; Brent Scowcroft, Assistant to the President for National Security Affairs; and members of the CIA briefing staff;

-- Members of Congress;

-- Darryl Waltrip, Daytona 500 winner;

-- Secretary of State James A. Baker III, for lunch.

In the morning, the President and Mrs. Bush attended Good Friday services at St. Johns Church at Lafayette Square.

The President sent to the Congress requests for additional appropriations totaling .2 billion in budget authority: 2.4 million in appropriations to liquidate contract authority and 4.6 million in transfer authority for fiscal year 1989, and 4.5 million in budget authority and .5 million in appropriations to liquidate contract authority for fiscal year 1990. Most of the increases for fiscal year 1989 are required by law for mandatory Federal programs. All outlays resulting from fiscal year 1989 requests for discretionary programs would be offset mainly through a percentage reduction to be applied to a set of programs identified in a report to be transmitted to the Congress with this package. This transmittal also includes fiscal year 1989 and 1990 appropriation requests for the legislative branch and the judiciary.

In the afternoon, the President and Mrs. Bush left the White House to visit President Jose Napoleon Duarte Fuentes of El Salvador at Walter Reed Army Hospital. Following their visit, the President and Mrs. Bush went to Camp David, MD, for a weekend stay.

March 26

The President and Mrs. Bush returned to the White House from a weekend stay at Camp David, MD.

March 27

The President met at the White House with:

-- the Vice President; John H. Sununu, Chief of Staff to the President; Brent Scowcroft, Assistant to the President for National Security Affairs; and members of the CIA briefing staff;

-- Catholic supporters, to discuss religious issues;

-- John H. Sununu, Chief of Staff to the President.

In the morning, the President attended the swearing-in ceremony for Richard J. Kerr as Deputy Director of Central Intelligence in the Old Indian Treaty Room of the Old Executive Office Building.

Later in the morning, the President participated in the White House Easter Egg Roll on the South Lawn of the White House.

March 28

The President met at the White House with:

-- the Vice President; John H. Sununu, Chief of Staff to the President; Brent Scowcroft, Assistant to the President for National Security Affairs; and members of the CIA briefing staff;

-- John H. Sununu, Chief of Staff to the President.

The President designated Anne E. Brunsdale as Chairman of the U.S. International Trade Commission for the term expiring June 16, 1990. She would succeed Susan Wittenberg Liebler. Ms. Brunsdale has been serving as Vice Chairman since June 16, 1986, and as a member since December 17, 1985.

The President also designated Ronald A. Cass as Vice Chairman of the U.S. International Trade Commission for the term expiring June 16, 1990. He would succeed Anne E. Brunsdale. Mr. Cass has been serving as a member since January 19, 1988.

March 29

The President met at the White House with:

-- the Vice President; John H. Sununu, Chief of Staff to the President; Brent Scowcroft, Assistant to the President for National Security Affairs; and members of the CIA briefing staff;

-- members of the National Commission on Public Service, to receive the Commission's report;

-- Secretary of State James A. Baker III;

-- John H. Sununu, Chief of Staff to the President.

In an Oval Office ceremony, the President presented Steve Allen and Jayne Meadows with the Cancer Courage Award.

March 30

The President met at the White House with:

-- the Vice President; John H. Sununu, Chief of Staff to the President; Brent Scowcroft, Assistant to the President for National Security Affairs; and members of the CIA briefing staff;

-- Secretary of Transportation Samuel K. Skinner; William K. Reilly, Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency; and Adm. Paul A. Yost, Commandant of the U.S. Coast Guard, to discuss the Alaskan oil spill cleanup efforts;

-- the Vice President, for lunch;

-- John H. Sununu, Chief of Staff to the President.

March 31

The President met at the White House with:

-- the Vice President; John H. Sununu, Chief of Staff to the President; Brent Scowcroft, Assistant to the President for National Security Affairs; and members of the CIA briefing staff;

-- Secretary of State James A. Baker III;

-- John H. Sununu, Chief of Staff to the President.

April 1

The President met at the White House with John H. Sununu, Chief of Staff to the President; Brent Scowcroft, Assistant to the President for National Security Affairs; and members of the CIA briefing staff.

In the evening, the President and Mrs. Bush attended the Gridiron dinner at the Capitol Hilton Hotel.

April 3

The President met at the White House with:

-- the Vice President; John H. Sununu, Chief of Staff to the President; Brent Scowcroft, Assistant to the President for National Security Affairs; and members of the CIA briefing staff;

-- John H. Sununu, Chief of Staff to the President.

In the afternoon, the President Bush attended the opening day of the 1989 baseball season at Memorial Stadium in Baltimore, MD. He threw the first pitch of the game between the Baltimore Orioles and the Boston Red Sox and watched five innings before returning to the White House. President Mohammed Hosni Mubarak of Egypt accompanied President Bush.

April 4

The President met at the White House with:

-- the Vice President; John H. Sununu, Chief of Staff to the President; Brent Scowcroft, Assistant to the President for National Security Affairs; and members of the CIA briefing staff;

-- President Oscar Arias Sanchez of Costa Rica;

-- Secretary of Education Lauro F. Cavazos, for lunch;

-- John H. Sununu, Chief of Staff to the President.

April 5

The President met at the White House with:

-- the Vice President; John H. Sununu, Chief of Staff to the President; Brent Scowcroft, Assistant to the President for National Security Affairs; and members of the CIA briefing staff;

-- Hans-Jochen Vogel, chairman of the West German Social Democratic Party;

-- the Vice President, for lunch;

-- Secretary of State James A. Baker III;

-- John H. Sununu, Chief of Staff to the President.

April 6

The President met at the White House with:

-- the Vice President; John H. Sununu, Chief of Staff to the President; Brent Scowcroft, Assistant to the President for National Security Affairs; and members of the CIA briefing staff;

-- the Republican congressional leadership;

-- John H. Sununu, Chief of Staff to the President.

In the afternoon, the President and Prime Minister Yitzhak Shamir of Israel visited the Smithsonian Institution's National Air and Space Museum.

April 7

The President met at the White House with:

-- the Vice President; John H. Sununu, Chief of Staff to the President; Brent Scowcroft, Assistant to the President for National Security Affairs; and members of the CIA briefing staff;

-- Gov. William P. Clements, Jr., of Texas;

-- Secretary of State James A. Baker III.

In an Oval Office ceremony, the Inaugural Medals Committee gave the President and the Vice President medals commemorating the American Bicentennial Presidential Inaugural. Mrs. Bush and Mrs. Quayle received charms.

In the afternoon, the President and Mrs. Bush attended a reception in the Residence for the Folger Library. Following the reception, the President and Mrs. Bush left the White House for a weekend stay at Camp David, MD.

April 9

In the afternoon, the President and Mrs. Bush returned to the White House from a weekend stay at Camp David, MD.

April 10

The President met at the White House with the Vice President; John H. Sununu, Chief of Staff to the President; Brent Scowcroft, Assistant to the President for National Security Affairs; and members of the CIA briefing staff.

In the afternoon, the President and Mrs. Bush hosted a reception in the Residence for the Republican Eagles.

April 11

The President met at the White House with:

-- the Vice President; John H. Sununu, Chief of Staff to the President; Brent Scowcroft, Assistant to the President for National Security Affairs; and members of the CIA briefing staff;

-- Secretary of Defense Richard B. Cheney;

-- Senator Pete Wilson of California;

-- Members of the Cabinet;

-- French Foreign Minister Roland Dumas;

-- John H. Sununu, Chief of Staff to the President.

April 12

The President met at the White House with:

-- the Vice President; John H. Sununu, Chief of Staff to the President; Brent Scowcroft, Assistant to the President for National Security Affairs; and members of the CIA briefing staff;

-- the Vice President, for lunch;

-- Secretary of State James A. Baker III;

-- Prime Minister Arthur Napoleon Raymond Robinson of Trinidad and Tobago;

-- Secretary-General Manfred Woerner of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization;

-- John H. Sununu, Chief of Staff to the President.

In the morning, the President telephoned Chancellor Helmut Kohl of West Germany, to discuss preparations for the upcoming North Atlantic Treaty Organization summit.

In an Oval Office ceremony, the President met with crime victims Tillie Black Bear, Ellen Griggin Dunne, Charles D. Gill, Louis and Patricia Herzog, Stephen M. McNanea, and Jack Russell.

April 13

The President met at the White House with:

-- the Vice President; John H. Sununu, Chief of Staff to the President; Brent Scowcroft, Assistant to the President for National Security Affairs; and members of the CIA briefing staff;

-- John H. Sununu, Chief of Staff to the President.

The White House announced that President Bush has invited President Virgilio Barco Vargas of Colombia for an official working visit to the United States. The two Governments are discussing exact dates and agenda for the visit.

The White House announced that the President will travel to Hamtramck, MI, on April 17, to visit with Polish leaders and give a speech on foreign policy. The President will also travel across the country, April 24 - 27, to address the American Newspaper Publishers Association in Chicago, IL, and stay overnight in northern California. On April 25, the President will speak in Palo Alto, CA, and stay overnight in Los Angeles, CA. On April 26, the President will visit former President Ronald Reagan and will address the Texas State Legislature in Austin, TX, and stay overnight in Miami, FL. On April 27, the President will participate in an event with the U.S. Coast Guard, the U.S. Customs Service, and the Drug Enforcement Conference in Miami, FL. On April 30, the President will travel to New York City to attend church services and participate in an event marking the bicentennial of the American Presidents. At the conclusion of the event, the President will return to the White House.

The White House announced that retail sales increased 0.1 percent in March, stating that the reduced growth of retail sales in March as well as the downward revision for February, a 0.6 percent decline, provide further evidence of a pattern of slower consumer spending in recent months, and there is a continued belief that the economy is sound, showing steady growth with low inflation.

The White House also announced that the President will deliver five commencement addresses this year. They include Texas A M, College Station, TX, on May 12; Alcorn State University, Lorman, MS, on May 13; Mississippi State University, Starkville, MS, on May 13; Boston University, Boston, MA, on May 21; and the U.S. Coast Guard Academy, New London, CT, on May 24.

April 14

The President met at the White House with:

-- the Vice President; John H. Sununu, Chief of Staff to the President; Brent Scowcroft, Assistant to the President for National Security Affairs; and members of the CIA briefing staff;

-- Members of Congress, to discuss the Federal budget;

-- John H. Sununu, Chief of Staff to the President, for lunch;

-- Secretary of State James A. Baker III.

The President declared that a major disaster exists in the State of Washington because of flooding and mudslides that occurred March 8 - 17. He directed the Federal Emergency Management Agency to provide assistance to supplement State and local recovery efforts.

April 15

In the morning, the President and Mrs. Bush left the White House for a weekend stay at Camp David, MD.

April 16

In the evening, the President and Mrs. Bush returned to the White House from a weekend stay at Camp David, MD.

April 17

The President met at the White House with:

-- the Vice President; John H. Sununu, Chief of Staff to the President; Brent Scowcroft, Assistant to the President for National Security Affairs; and members of the CIA briefing staff;

-- Foreign Secretary Sir Geoffrey Howe of the United Kingdom;

-- John H. Sununu, Chief of Staff to the President;

-- Republican members of the House Appropriations Committee.

April 18

The President met at the White House with:

-- the Vice President; John H. Sununu, Chief of Staff to the President; Brent Scowcroft, Assistant to the President for National Security Affairs; and members of the CIA briefing staff;

-- religious leaders;

-- Secretary of Health and Human Services Louis W. Sullivan, to discuss proposed legislation that would provide assistance to infants, children, and pregnant women;

-- John H. Sununu, Chief of Staff to the President.

The President transmitted to the Congress the annual report of the Commodity Credit Corporation for fiscal year 1987.

April 19

The President met at the White House with:

-- the Vice President; John H. Sununu, Chief of Staff to the President; Brent Scowcroft, Assistant to the President for National Security Affairs; and members of the CIA briefing staff;

-- Secretary of State James A. Baker III;

-- Walter Momper, mayor of West Berlin;

-- the congressional leadership;

-- John H. Sununu, Chief of Staff to the President.

April 20

The President met at the White House with:

-- the Vice President; John H. Sununu, Chief of Staff to the President; Brent Scowcroft, Assistant to the President for National Security Affairs; and members of the CIA briefing staff;

-- the Vice President, for lunch;

-- Secretary of Transportation Samuel K. Skinner;

-- Prime Minister Manuel A. Esquivel of Belize;

-- John H. Sununu, Chief of Staff to the President.

April 21

The President met at the White House with:

-- the Vice President; John H. Sununu, Chief of Staff to the President; Brent Scowcroft, Assistant to the President for National Security Affairs; and members of the CIA briefing staff;

-- William Croaker, advocate for early cancer detection;

-- leaders of the Minimum Wage Veto Coalition;

-- Secretary of State James A. Baker III;

-- President Aristides Pereira of Cape Verde, to discuss the Namibia-Angola peace settlement;

-- President's Dinner fundraisers;

-- John H. Sununu, Chief of Staff to the President.

In the afternoon, the President and Mrs. Bush left the White House for a weekend stay at Camp David, MD.

April 23

In the afternoon, the President and Mrs. Bush returned to the White House from a weekend stay at Camp David, MD.

April 25

The President declared that a major disaster existed in Texas as a result of severe thunderstorms and flooding that occurred March 28 - 29. He directed the Federal Emergency Management Agency to provide assistance to supplement State and local recovery efforts. In the afternoon, the President attended a baseball game between the California Angels and the Baltimore Orioles at Anaheim Stadium in Anaheim CA.

April 26

In the morning, the President attended a breakfast reception for major political supporters in the Grand Ballroom at the Four Seasons Hotel in Beverly Hills, CA.

April 28

The President met at the White House with:

-- John H. Sununu, Chief of Staff to the President; Brent Scowcroft, Assistant to the President for National Security Affairs; and members of the CIA briefing staff;

-- James R. Lilley, U.S. Ambassador to China;

-- Mayor James Garner of Homestead, NY;

-- Secretary of State James Baker III;

-- John H. Sununu, Chief of Staff to the President.

April 29

The President met at the White House with Brent Scowcroft, Assistant to the President for National Security Affairs, and members of the CIA briefing staff.

In the evening, the President and Mrs. Bush attended the White House Correspondents Dinner at the Washington Hilton Hotel.

May 1

The President met at the White House with:

-- John H. Sununu, Chief of Staff to the President; Brent Scowcroft, Assistant to the President for National Security Affairs; and members of the CIA briefing staff;

-- national Protestant leaders;

-- John H. Sununu, Chief of Staff to the President.

In an Oval Office ceremony, Paul Coverdell was sworn in as Director of the Peace Corps.

May 2

The President met at the White House with:

-- John H. Sununu, Chief of Staff to the President; Brent Scowcroft, Assistant to the President for National Security Affairs; and members of the CIA briefing staff;

-- the Republican congressional leadership;

-- the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Council leadership;

-- William J. Bennett, Director of National Drug Control Policy;

-- members of the House Select Committee on Narcotics;

-- John H. Sununu, Chief of Staff to the President.

The President transmitted the following reports to the Congress:

-- the first comprehensive triennial report on immigration, 1989;

-- the 15th annual report of the Federal Council on the Aging for calendar year 1988;

-- the 23d annual report of the National Endowment for the Humanities for fiscal year 1988.

May 3

The President met at the White House with:

-- John H. Sununu, Chief of Staff to the President; Brent Scowcroft, Assistant to the President for National Security Affairs; and members of the CIA briefing staff;

-- Prime Minister Gro Harlem Brundtland of Norway;

-- Republican members of the Senate Steering Committee;

-- the National Collegiate Athletic Association swimming champions, from Kenyon College;

-- the National Collegiate Athletic Association hockey champions, from Harvard University;

-- Secretary of Energy James D. Watkins, for lunch;

-- Secretary of State James A. Baker III;

-- members of the National Law Enforcement Council;

-- administration officials, to discuss the budget;

-- John H. Sununu, Chief of Staff to the President.

In the morning, the President received a telephone call from Suzanne Smith, a 17-year-old student at the Arizona School for the Deaf and Blind, who participated in inaugurating the General Services Administration's Telecommunications Relay Service.

In the evening, the President and Mrs. Bush attended a reception for the Dole Foundation at the National Museum for Women in the Arts.

May 4

The President met at the White House with:

-- John H. Sununu, Chief of Staff to the President; Brent Scowcroft, Assistant to the President for National Security Affairs; and members of the CIA briefing staff;

-- Republican members of the House of Representatives Whip Organization;

-- winners of the National Bicentennial Competition on the Constitution and the Bill of Rights;

-- the New Jersey Governor's Club ``Committee of One Hundred'';

-- John H. Sununu, Chief of Staff to the President.

May 5

The President met at the White House with:

-- John H. Sununu, Chief of Staff to the President; Brent Scowcroft, Assistant to the President for National Security Affairs; and members of the CIA briefing staff;

-- Chancellor Franz Vranitzky of Austria;

-- the Vice President, for lunch;

-- Secretary of State James A. Baker III.

The President designated Representative William L. Dickinson of Alabama as his representative to the Paris Air Show to be held June 8 - 18, 1989.

In the afternoon, the President and Mrs. Bush left the White House for a weekend stay at Camp David, MD.

May 7

The President and Mrs. Bush returned to the White House from a weekend stay at Camp David, MD.

May 8

The President met at the White House with:

-- John H. Sununu, Chief of Staff to the President; Brent Scowcroft, Assistant to the President for National Security Affairs; and members of the CIA briefing staff;

-- King Olav V of Norway;

-- Jacques Chirac, mayor of Paris, France;

-- John H. Sununu, Chief of Staff to the President.

In the morning, the President attended the swearing-in ceremony in the Oval Office for Bruce S. Gelb as Director of the U.S. Information Agency.

In the evening, the President and Mrs. Bush hosted a reception in the Residence for members of the Republican Congressional Leadership Conference.

May 9

The President met at the White House with:

-- John H. Sununu, Chief of Staff to the President; Brent Scowcroft, Assistant to the President for National Security Affairs; and members of the CIA briefing staff;

-- members of the Presidential delegation of observers of the Panamanian Presidential elections, to receive their findings;

-- Prime Minister Ruud Lubbers of The Netherlands, to discuss environmental issues, the NATO alliance, and the deployment of short-range nuclear forces in Europe;

-- administration officials, to discuss the Federal budget;

-- John H. Sununu, Chief of Staff to the President.

The President declared that a major disaster exists in areas of Minnesota and North Dakota as a result of flooding that began on March 29. He directed the Federal Emergency Management Agency to provide assistance to supplement State and local recovery efforts.

May 10

The President met at the White House with John H. Sununu, Chief of Staff to the President; Brent Scowcroft, Assistant to the President for National Security Affairs; and members of the CIA briefing staff.

The President declared that a major disaster exists in areas of Alaska as a result of severe freezing conditions that occurred during the period of January 15 - February 15. He directed the Federal Emergency Management Agency to provide assistance to supplement State and local recovery efforts.

The President today transmitted to the Congress amendments to the request for appropriations for the Department of Defense-Military to provide funding for fiscal year 1990 consistent with the 5.5 billion for the national def

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