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THE WHITE HOUSE
Office of the Press Secretary
(Columbus, Ohio)

For Immediate Release September 28, 2006 [7:19 p.m.]

STATEMENT BY THE PRESIDENT

I am pleased that the Senate swiftly confirmed Mary Peters as Secretary of Transportation.

Mary is an innovative thinker who will work with state and local leaders to confront challenges and solve problems. I look forward to working with her to reduce highway and aviation congestion, modernize our nation's infrastructure, and increase the efficiency of travel in our country. Her leadership will enable the Department to maintain a safe, reliable and efficient transportation system.

I congratulate Mary and her family on her confirmation and thank her for her service to our Nation.

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THE WHITE HOUSE
Office of the Press Secretary
(Columbus, Ohio)

For Immediate Release September 28, 2006 [7:31 p.m.]

STATEMENT BY THE PRESIDENT

I applaud Congress for passing legislation that will provide our men and women in uniform with the necessary resources to protect our country and win the War on Terror. As our troops risk their lives to fight terrorism, this bill will ensure they are prepared to defeat today's enemies and address tomorrow's threats. I look forward to signing this bill into law.

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From: White House Press Releases
Sent: Thursday, September 28, 2006 7:59 PM
To: WH Press Releases
Subject: STATEMENTS WITHDRAWN

The votes on DOD Appropriations and Mary Peters' nomination have not yet been taken. The Statements by the President were sent in error. The Press Office regrets the mistakes.

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