President Bush took time out to say the economy is improving because of his economic policies of keeping taxes low and controlling federal spending.
The occasion was a visit to Tennessee and the Nashville Bun Company, a small company that has prospered from his tax policies.
The president also responded to a variety of questions including health
care for the poor.
In Washington, a Senate committee approved the reauthorization of the SCHIP program, a program designed to help states initiate and expand the provision of child health insurance to uninsured, low-income children.
Majority Leader Harry Reid threatened to hold another all-night session if Republicans threaten to filibuster the bill on the Senate floor.
In Nashville, the president said he's concerned about provisions of the bill that could expand eligibility requirements and reduce its effectiveness.
To read more about the SCHIP program, click here.