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<DOC> [Weekly Compilation of Presidential Documents] [frwais.access.gpo.gov] [Page i-iii] Monday, August 3, 1998 Volume 34--Number 31 Pages 1483-1552 Contents [[Page i]] Weekly Compilation of Presidential Documents [[Page ii]] Addresses and Remarks Capitol shootings--1483, 1503 Colorado, Democratic National Committee events Brunch in Aspen--1502 Dinner in Aspen--1489 Reception and question-and-answer session in Aspen--1493 Congressional tribute honoring Officer Jacob J. Chestnut and Detective John M. Gibson--1519 Education International World Congress--1532 Maryland, departure for Norfolk, VA, at Andrews Air Force Base--1483 National economy--1546 Addresses and Remarks--Continued National Council of Senior Citizens--1523 New Mexico National Social Security Forum in Albuquerque Remarks--1503 Teleconference remarks to Regional Social Security Forums-- 1507 Townhall meeting--1510 Reception for gubernatorial candidate Martin Chavez in Albuquerque--1516 North Carolina American Heritage Rivers designation, proclamation signing ceremony in Ashe County--1538 Reception for senatorial candidate John Edwards in Raleigh-- 1543, 1545 Radio address--1484 Virginia, U.S.S. Harry S. Truman commissioning in Norfolk--1487 (Continued on the inside of the back cover.) Editor's Note: The President was in East Hampton, NY, on July 31, the closing date of this issue. 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[[Page iii]] Contents--Continued Bill Signings Homeowners Protection Act of 1998, statement--1536 National Science Foundation Authorization Act of 1998, statement-- 1535 Communications to Congress Arab League boycott of Israel, message transmitting report--1546 Bosnia-Herzegovina, message reporting--1530 Corporation for Public Broadcasting, message transmitting report-- 1538 Cyprus, letter transmitting report--1542 District of Columbia budget request, message transmitting--1531 Iraqi emergency continuation, message transmitting notice--1530 Weapons of mass destruction proliferation, message transmitting Executive order--1522 Communications to Federal Agencies Cutting greenhouse gases through energy saving performance contracts, memorandum--1485 Outreach actions to increase employment of adults with disabilities, memorandum--1537 Executive Orders American Heritage Rivers, Amending Executive Orders 13061 and 13080--1518 Proliferation of Weapons of Mass Destruction--1520 Interviews With the News Media Exchange with reporters in the Rose Garden--1546 Notices Continuation of Iraqi Emergency--1530 Proclamations Designation of American Heritage Rivers--1542 To Implement an Accelerated Schedule of Duty Elimination Under the North American Free Trade Agreement--1548 Statements by the President See also Bill Signings Capitol shootings--1483 Deaths Jacob J. Chestnut--1483 John M. Gibson--1483 David J. McCloud--1503 Jerome Robbins--1537 Senate action on job training reform legislation--1548 United Auto Workers strike at General Motors, resolution--1519 Weapons of mass destruction, expanding Executive order on proliferation--1520 Supplementary Materials Acts approved by the President--1552 Checklist of White House press releases--1551 Digest of other White House announcements--1549 Nominations submitted to the Senate--1550 [[Page 1483]] <DOC> [Weekly Compilation of Presidential Documents] [frwais.access.gpo.gov] [Page 1483] Monday, August 3, 1998 Volume 34--Number 31 Pages 1483-1552 Week Ending Friday, July 31, 1998 Statement on the Shootings at the Capitol July 24, 1998 Hillary and I were deeply disturbed to hear of the shootings this afternoon at the United States Capitol. Like all Americans, we extend our thoughts and prayers to the families of the slain officers, Jacob Chestnut and John Gibson, as well as to the injured victim and her family. The Capitol is the people's house, a place where visitors and workers should not have to fear violence. Every American appreciates the bravery of the Capitol Police who prevented further injury through their courageous actions. Note: This item was not received in time for publication in the appropriate issue. <DOC> [Weekly Compilation of Presidential Documents] [frwais.access.gpo.gov] [Page 1483-1484] Monday, August 3, 1998 Volume 34--Number 31 Pages 1483-1552 Week Ending Friday, July 31, 1998 Remarks on Departure for Norfolk, Virginia, at Andrews Air Force Base, Maryland July 25, 1998 Shootings at the Capitol Good morning. The shooting at the United States Capitol yesterday was a moment of savagery at the front door of American civilization. Federal law enforcement agencies and the United States Attorney's Office are working closely with the DC police and the Capitol Police to ensure that justice is pursued. Meanwhile, I would ask all Americans to reflect for a moment on the human elements of yesterday's tragedy. The scripture says, ``Greater love hath no man than this: that he lay down his life for his friends.'' Officer Jacob ``J.J.'' Chestnut and Detective John Gibson laid down their lives for their friends, their co-workers, and their fellow citizens, those whom they were sworn to protect. In so doing, they saved many others from exposure to lethal violence. Every day, a special breed of men and women pin on their badges, put on their uniforms, kiss their families goodbye, knowing full well they may be called on to lay down their lives. This year alone, 79 other law enforcement officers have made the ultimate sacrifice. Every American should be grateful to them for the freedom and the security they guard with their lives, and every American should stand up for them and stand against violence. Officer Chestnut was a Vietnam veteran, a member of the Capitol Police for 18 years, just months away from retirement. Detective Gibson was a deeply religious man, beloved by his co-workers and, being from Massachusetts, devoted to the Red Sox and the Bruins. Both leave behind loving wives and children, the affection of neighbors, friends, and co- workers, and the deep gratitude of those who are alive today because of their bravery. In this one heartless act, there were many acts of heroism, by strangers who shielded children with their bodies, by officers who fanned across the Capitol, by Dr. Bill Frist, a renowned heart surgeon before his election to the Senate from Tennessee, who had just put down his gavel when he rushed to tend the injured. To all these and others who stood for our common humanity, we extend the thanks of our Nation. To the families of Officer Chestnut and Detective Gibson, nothing we say can bring them back. But all Americans pray that the power of a loving God and the comfort of family and friends will, with time, ease your sorrow and swell your pride for loved ones and the sacrifice they made for their fellow citizens. To Angela Dickerson, the young woman who was injured in the shooting, we extend our prayers and hope for your speedy recovery. To every American who has been shaken by this violent act, to the millions of parents who have taken your children through those [[Page 1484]] very same doors, I ask you to think about what our Capitol means. All around the world, that majestic marble building is the symbol of our democracy and the embodiment of our Nation. We must keep it a place where people can freely and proudly walk the halls of their Government. And we must never, ever take for granted the values for which it stands or the price of preserving them. Thank you very much. Note: The President spoke at 9:10 a.m. at the Air Force One departure site. <DOC> [Weekly Compilation of Presidential Documents] [frwais.access.gpo.gov] [Page 1484-1485] Monday, August 3, 1998 Volume 34--Number 31 Pages 1483-1552
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