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 Addresses and Remarks

    Missouri, Springfield--1385
    Radio address--1379

 Communications to Congress

    Termination of the national emergency declared in Executive Order 
        12722 with respect to Iraq and modification of related Executive 
        orders, letter transmitting Executive order--1384

 Executive Orders

    Termination of Emergency Declared in Executive Order 12722 With 
        Respect to Iraq and Modification of Executive Order 13290, 
        Executive Order 13303, and Executive Order 13315--1382


    Anniversary of the Americans With Disabilities Act--1380
    Parents' Day--1379

Statements by the President

    Methane to Markets Partnership--1381
    Progress in homeownership--1382

Supplementary Materials

     Acts approved by the President--1394
     Checklist of White House press releases--1394
     Digest of other White House announcements--1392
     Nominations submitted to the Senate--1394

  Editor's Note: The President was in Cleveland, OH, on July 30, the 
closing date of this issue. Releases and announcements issued by the 
Office of the Press Secretary but not received in time for inclusion in 
this issue will be printed next week.

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Week Ending Friday, July 30, 2004
Proclamation 7803--Parents' Day, 2004

July 23, 2004

By the President of the United States

of America

A Proclamation

    Parents are a source of hope, help, stability, and love for their 
children. Parents also teach children important values like courage, 
compassion, self-reliance, reverence, integrity, and respect for others. 
As we celebrate Parents' Day, we recognize the important contributions 
of America's parents and renew our commitment to standing with our 
families to help them raise healthy, responsible children.
    Parenthood is a privilege and a great joy that comes with great 
responsibility. Mothers and fathers play the vital roles of provider, 
nurturer, disciplinarian, counselor, advocate, educator, and motivator. 
They offer unconditional love and help their children to realize their 
dreams. As parents work to send the right messages to our young people, 
they shape the character and future of our Nation.
    To help strengthen American families and encourage parents' active 
involvement in the lives of their children, my Administration is 
committed to promoting healthy marriages and responsible fatherhood. We 
are providing information to parents on early childhood education and 
development and supporting community-based parenting education programs. 
We are also providing parents with more options in educating their 
children and more opportunities to adopt young boys and girls in need.
    On Parents' Day, we honor America's mothers and fathers for their 
guidance, support, and unconditional love for their children. The 
tireless efforts of parents, stepparents, adoptive parents, and foster 
parents make our Nation stronger and help build a better future for all 
our citizens.
    Now, Therefore, I, George W. Bush, President of the United States of 
America, by virtue of the authority vested in me by the Constitution and 
laws of the United States and consistent with Public Law 103-362, as 
amended, do hereby proclaim Sunday, July 25, 2004, as Parents' Day. I 
encourage all Americans to express their love, respect, and appreciation 
to parents across our Nation. I also call upon citizens to observe this 
day with appropriate programs, ceremonies, and activities.
    In Witness Whereof, I have hereunto set my hand this twenty-third 
day of July, in the year of our Lord two thousand four, and of the 
Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and twenty-
                                                George W. Bush

[Filed with the Office of the Federal Register, 9:09 a.m., July 29, 

Note: This proclamation was published in the Federal Register on July 
30. This item was not received in time for publication in the 
appropriate issue.

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Week Ending Friday, July 30, 2004
The President's Radio Address

July 24, 2004

    Good morning. This week, the independent Commission on the September 
the 11th attacks issued its final report. I appreciate the hard work of 
the Commission over the past 20 months. They have produced a serious and 
comprehensive report, and I welcome their recommendations.
    Indeed, we have already put into action many of the steps now 
recommended by the Commission, and we will carefully examine all the 
Commission's ideas on how we can improve our ongoing efforts to protect 
America and to prevent another attack.
    The events of September the 11th, 2001, dramatically demonstrated 
the threats of a

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new era. In the nearly 3 years since the attacks, we have waged a 
steady, relentless, determined war on terrorists. We're fighting them in 
foreign lands so we do not have to face them here in America, and we are 
taking unprecedented steps to defend the homeland. Since September 2001, 
America and our allies have captured or killed thousands of terrorists, 
removed terrorist regimes in Afghanistan and Iraq, convinced Libya to 
give up its weapons of mass destruction, and put the world's most 
dangerous nuclear trading network out of business. We're chasing down 
terrorist enemies abroad and within our own borders.
    On the homefront, we have dismantled terrorist cells and prosecuted 
terrorist supporters from California to Florida to Massachusetts. As the 
Chairman of the 9/11 Commission, Tom Kean, said this week, ``We are 
safer today than we were on 9/11.'' But as Governor Kean also noted, 
``The danger to America has not passed.'' In a vast, free society such 
as ours, there is no such thing as perfect security. And no matter how 
good our defenses are, a determined enemy can still strike us. Yet all 
Americans can be certain our Government is using every resource and 
technological advantage we have to prevent future attacks.
    We have created a new Department of Homeland Security with a single 
mission, protecting the American people. We have established better 
communications networks to make information on rapidly emerging threats 
available to local officials in real time. We are transforming the FBI 
into an agency whose primary focus is stopping terrorism. And we created 
a new Northern Command in the Department of Defense with the mission of 
defending the American homeland.
    To better protect the country, we have posted Homeland Security 
personnel at foreign ports, beefed up airport and seaport security at 
home, and instituted better visa screening for those entering our 
country. We have placed state-of-the-art equipment in major cities to 
detect biological agents and stockpiled enough smallpox vaccine for 
every American, in case of an emergency. And this week, I signed a new 
law establishing Project BioShield, which will speed the development of 
new vaccines and treatments against biological agents that could be used 
in a terrorist attack.
    On Thursday, I visited with first-responders at the Northeastern 
Illinois Public Safety Training Academy. I thanked them for their 
service and assured them that America will give them the tools they need 
to do their jobs. Since September of 2001, my administration has 
provided more than $13 billion to equip and train more than a half a 
million first-responders across America.
    There's still more to do. As Commander in Chief, it is critical that 
I receive the best intelligence to defend the American people. The 9/11 
Commission's recommendations will help guide our efforts as we work to 
protect the homeland. And we can be confident, although the threats of 
this new century are dangerous, America has the resources, the strength, 
and the resolve to overcome them.
    Thank you for listening.

Note: The address was recorded at 6:56 a.m. on July 23 in the Cabinet 
Room at the White House for broadcast at 10:06 a.m. on July 24. The 
transcript was made available by the Office of the Press Secretary on 
July 23 but was embargoed for release until the broadcast. The Office of 
the Press Secretary also released a Spanish language transcript of this 

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Week Ending Friday, July 30, 2004
Proclamation 7804--Anniversary of the Americans With Disabilities Act, 

 July 26, 2004

By the President of the United States

of America

A Proclamation

    The Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA) marked a milestone 
in our Nation's quest to guarantee the civil rights of all citizens. The 
ADA is a success story that has strengthened the foundation for an 
America where we celebrate the talents and abilities of every person.
    On the 14th anniversary of this landmark legislation, we recognize 

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