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<DOC> [Weekly Compilation of Presidential Documents] [frwais.access.gpo.gov] [Page i-iii] Monday, July 3, 1995 Volume 31--Number 26 Pages 1113-1179 Contents [[Page i]] Weekly Compilation of Presidential Documents [[Page ii]] Addresses and Remarks Arkansas America's Hope, Arkansas' Pride luncheon in Little Rock--1113 Mahlon Martin Apartments in Little Rock--1128 California, 50th anniversary of the United Nations Charter in San Francisco--1131 Community policing grants--1157 Cuban-American community--1137 Democratic National Committee fundraiser--1150 Illinois Abraham Lincoln Courage Award in Chicago--1171 Fundraiser in Chicago--1163 Japan-U.S. trade agreement--1147 Oregon Pacific Rim Economic Conference in Portland--1139, 1143 Portland State University in Portland--1144 Radio address--1122 Appointments and Nominations Defense Department, Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman, statement--1176 Communications to Congress Budget plan, letter--1149 Corporation for Public Broadcasting, message transmitting report-- 1150 Cyprus, letter transmitting report--1136 District of Columbia budget legislation, message transmitting--1163 Communications to Congress--Continued Emergency salvage timber sale legislation, letter--1170 Mongolia, message transmitting investment treaty--1137 Russia, message transmitting report on MFN trade status--1176 ``Saving Law Enforcement Officers' Lives Act of 1995,'' message transmitting--1175 Ukraine, message transmitting taxation convention documents--1150 Communications to Federal Agencies Combined Federal Campaign, memorandum--1148 Haiti, memorandum on assistance--1131 Jordan, memorandum--1121 Upgrading security at Federal facilities, memorandum--1148 Executive Orders Further Amendment to Executive Order No. 12852 (President's Council on Sustainable Development)--1146 Interviews With the News Media Exchange with reporters in San Francisco, CA--1135 Interviews Gary Matthews of ESPN in Pine Bluff, AR--1127 Susan Yoachum of the San Francisco Chronicle in Pine Bluff, AR-- 1123 (Continued on the inside of the back cover.) 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[[Page iii]] Contents--Continued Meetings With Foreign Leaders United Nations, Secretary-General Boutros-Ghali--1131, 1135 Statements by the President See also Appointments and Nominations Budget rescissions legislation, agreement with Congress--1162 Deaths Jonas Salk--1121 Warren Burger--1130 Egypt, attempted assassination of President Mubarak--1136 Statements by the President--Continued Independence Day--1161 Supreme Court decisions Georgia congressional redistricting case--1162 Student athlete drug testing case--1136 Supplementary Materials Acts approved by the President--1179 Checklist of White House press releases--1179 Digest of other White House announcements--1176 Nominations submitted to the Senate--1177 [[Page 1113]] <DOC> [Weekly Compilation of Presidential Documents] [frwais.access.gpo.gov] [Page 1113-1121] Monday, July 3, 1995 Volume 31--Number 26 Pages 1113-1179 Week Ending Friday, June 30, 1995 Remarks at the America's Hope, Arkansas' Pride Luncheon in Little Rock, Arkansas June 23, 1995 Thank you so much. Thank you for being here. Thank you for being in such a good frame of mind. And thank you for making Hillary and Al and Tipper and me feel so wonderful today. You know, I've always kind of resented Al Gore for being a little smarter than I am and knowing a little more about various things. And now he's gotten funnier than I am. I really--[laughter]. I thank you, Maurice Mitchell and Skip Rutherford and Jay Dunn and Doug Hatterman and all the others who worked. I have to mention one person I know is not here and another person I have not yet seen. I know a lot of people worked hard on this, but I know that my longtime friend Merle Peterson, who's away, and Jimmy Red Jones sat in a room and called a lot of you and harassed you until you bought tickets to this. [Laughter] And I want to thank them and all the rest of the committee for the work that they did. I would like to thank Mack McLarty and all those from Arkansas who work in the administration, as well as those who work here in the Arkansas office who've tried to give you a lifeline through the fog that Washington can become. I thank them for representing me. I want to say a special word of thanks to Mack for all the many things he's done over the last 2\1/2\ years. I got a vivid picture of one of them yesterday when we were in New Jersey at a Ford plant, which, doubtless, had made various vehicles that the McLarty dealerships had sold over the years. But I couldn't help thinking, you know, Mack has basically become the country's point person in all of our developing economic and political relationships with Latin America, which have expanded by more in the last 2\1/2\ years than in any previous point in history. And this Ford plant in New Jersey was making trucks being sold in Latin America. And I never realized it before, but there was McLarty always thinking about what it's going to be like 20 years from now when he's running all those Ford dealerships again. [Laughter] You can be very proud of the leadership he has given to our country, and I thank him for his long friendship. And Bruce Lindsey, Marsha Scott, all the other people from Arkansas, and the people who run this office, they have enabled me to try and stay in touch with you in times when it has not always been easy. And Carol Rasco is not here; she's getting ready for our economic conference in the Pacific Northwest. But I see some people here particularly involved in health care and social services I know call her. I thank them for the work they've done to make it possible for us to try to stay in touch with one another. I also want to say a special word of thanks to Congresswoman Blanche Lambert Lincoln and Congressman Ray Thornton. And congratulations, Congressmen, to you and to our Senators and to our Governor on Red River. Nice work. Truman Arnold is very happy he can keep working for the--[applause]--Truman Arnold woke up this morning thinking he could keep working for our reelection and for our party now. We wish you well, Congressman Thornton. I wish you weren't retiring, but whatever you decide to do, I imagine you will make a good show of it. You always have. And you've really served our State well, and you've served our Nation well, and we thank you for that. I want to say, as Hillary did, a special word of thanks to Senator Bumpers and Senator Pryor. They have fulfilled a lot of roles that maybe on some occasions they would rather not have done in the last 2\1/2\ years. And we've had some rough spots in the road. We've had some ups and downs, but they have always, always, always been there. And [[Page 1114]] in very personal ways that will probably never become fully known or appreciated, I can tell you that I am profoundly grateful to both of them. I saw Dale on television the other night speaking to the Small Business Conference, talking about the importance of balancing the budget and doing it in a humane way and the right way. And a lot of those Republicans were really listening to him in ways that only he can communicate. I think of all the times when David has taken the floor of the Senate to try to restore just a little bit of humanity and sanity to a national political debate that has gotten way too out of hand too often in the last 2 years, and I thank him for that. And let me also say I am especially glad to see Governor and Mrs. Tucker here today and especially grateful for the reception you gave them. As an Arkansan, I felt exactly the same way. And thank you, Governor, for being here. We're proud of you. Thank you. I might also note that the last time I checked, the unemployment rate in Arkansas is down to 4.1 percent, which is--after what we suffered all those years, that's another reason to rejoice. You know, I was listening to the Vice President go through that whole litany, and I have to say I'm also especially indebted to the people who have spoken here before me, to Tipper for all the work she's done in mental health and for the courageous and sometimes lonely battles she always wages within the administration to remind all of us that that's a very important part of health care, and to Tipper and to Hillary for the work they've done to try to make sure we increase our emphasis on women's health concerns. And I was very proud of Hillary yesterday in particular. She took me along, and I spoke to a remarkable event in front of the Arlington Cemetery yesterday where we broke ground, long overdue, on America's first memorial for the 1.8 million women who have worn the uniform of our country in military service. One of the things that I am quite proud of that almost nobody knows--there are a lot of achievements of this administration that fall into that category--one of the things that I'm very proud of that almost nobody knows, that I think is part of the enduring influence of my wife and my wonderful departed mother, is that in the last 2\1/2\ years we have opened up to women in the services 260,000 positions previously denied them in the service of their country. And I'm very proud of it, and the military is very proud of it. I said that last comment, and the Vice President was up here giving our record and it reminded me about a week ago, maybe 2 weeks ago now, we had an event at the Treasury Department. And we were announcing one of our continuing Al Gore genius moves to reinvent the Government and make it easier to deal with. And this one had to do with the fact that next year, in 32 States, people can file their taxes, State and Federal together, electronically, no paper, no hassle, file them both together. We'll distribute it, we'll do all the work. And we always try to have a real person like one of you at one of these announcements to explain how this will actually change people's lives. So, it was just before the Small Business Conference started, and we got this John Deere dealer from west Texas come who happened to be a supporter of mine, probably the only person in the whole county-- [laughter]--there he was. But anyway, he ran a good-sized John Deere dealership, and he got up there and he said--I got so tickled--he said-- he brought all the paper that he'd been using on his taxes and he said, ``I can throw all this away, and it's great.'' And he explained how much money he was going to save, but he said, ``You know,'' he said, ``you fellows have been doing a great job of reinventing Government. What you need to do is reinvent communication because it ain't getting out to the rednecks that I sell John Deeres to.'' [Laughter] You know, some nights I watch the news and I feel like that old
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