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On Stage with the President:
Jeffrey Brown Participates in Town Meetings

President Bush greets Jeff Brown in ND.Following his state of the union address on February 2, President George Bush traveled to five states to encourage support for his Social Security proposal, which includes individual retirement accounts for younger Americans. Present at his Fargo, North Dakota, and Great Falls, Montana, conversations was Department of Finance Assistant Professor Jeffrey Brown, whom Bush recently nominated to the Social Security Advisory Board. The trip was well documented on the major news networks including CNN, Fox, and MSNBC.

Brown traveled on Air Force One for the trip from Fargo to Billings where he reports that the President asked about Fighting Illini basketball.

The White House website documented the President's visit to Fargo and caught him laughing with Brown following his remarks.

White House photo used with permission, Feb 2005

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