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<DOC> [Weekly Compilation of Presidential Documents] [frwais.access.gpo.gov] [Page i-iii] Monday, November 3, 1997 Volume 33--Number 44 Pages 1657-1696 Contents [[Page i]] Weekly Compilation of Presidential Documents [[Page ii]] Addresses and Remarks China, visit of President Jiang State dinner--1685 Welcoming ceremony--1672 Democratic Leadership Council--1661 Florida Lighthouse Elementary School in Jupiter--1693 Tropical Shipping Co. warehouse in Palm Beach--1690 Illinois Birthday party for the First Lady in Chicago--1667 Oscar Mayer Elementary School in Chicago--1668 National Italian-American Foundation--1659 NCAA basketball champions, remarks honoring--1660 Radio address--1658 Starbright World on-line computer network, unveiling--1686 Bill Signings Department of Transportation and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 1998, statement--1667 Departments of Veterans Affairs and Housing and Urban Development, and Independent Agencies Appropriations Act, 1998, statement-- 1666 Bill Signings--Continued Legislation conferring honorary veteran status on Bob Hope, statement--1687 Communications to Congress Aeronautics and space activities, message transmitting report--1684 Brazil-U.S. agreement on peaceful uses of nuclear energy and documentation, message transmitting--1689 Communications to Federal Agencies Low-performing public schools, memorandum--1671 Executive Orders Amendment to Executive Order 13037, Commission To Study Capital Budgeting--1684 Interviews With the News Media News conference with President Jiang of China, October 29 (No. 152)--1673 Joint Statements Joint U.S.-China statement--1680 Meetings With Foreign Leaders China, President Jiang--1672, 1673, 1680, 1685 (Continued on the inside of the back cover.) Editor's Note: The President was in Boca Raton, FL, on October 31, 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. WEEKLY COMPILATION OF ------------------------------ PRESIDENTIAL DOCUMENTS Published every Monday by the Office of the Federal Register, National Archives and Records Administration, Washington, DC 20408, the Weekly Compilation of Presidential Documents contains statements, messages, and other Presidential materials released by the White House during the preceding week. The Weekly Compilation of Presidential Documents is published pursuant to the authority contained in the Federal Register Act (49 Stat. 500, as amended; 44 U.S.C. Ch. 15), under regulations prescribed by the Administrative Committee of the Federal Register, approved by the President (37 FR 23607; 1 CFR Part 10). Distribution is made only by the Superintendent of Documents, Government Printing Office, Washington, DC 20402. The Weekly Compilation of Presidential Documents will be furnished by mail to domestic subscribers for $80.00 per year ($137.00 for mailing first class) and to foreign subscribers for $93.75 per year, payable to the Superintendent of Documents, Government Printing Office, Washington, DC 20402. The charge for a single copy is $3.00 ($3.75 for foreign mailing). There are no restrictions on the republication of material appearing in the Weekly Compilation of Presidential Documents. [[Page iii]] Contents--Continued Proclamations National Consumers Week--1657 National Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve Week--1688 Statements by the President See also Bill Signings Campaign finance reform--1687 Deaths John N. Sturdivant--1683 Representative Walter H. Capps--1672 Statements by the President--Continued House of Representatives action on fast-track trade legislation-- 1687 Supplementary Materials Acts approved by the President--1696 Checklist of White House press releases--1695 Digest of other White House announcements--1694 Nominations submitted to the Senate--1695 [[Page 1657]] <DOC> [Weekly Compilation of Presidential Documents] [frwais.access.gpo.gov] [Page 1657] Monday, November 3, 1997 Volume 33--Number 44 Pages 1657-1696 Week Ending Friday, October 31, 1997 Proclamation 7045--National Consumers Week, 1997 October 24, 1997 By the President of the United States of America A Proclamation Americans have always had a passion for fairness. It imbues the great charters on which our Nation is founded, and it is the cornerstone of our legal system. Fairness must also form the foundation of the American economy, an economy in which consumers rightly expect a ``fair shake'': honest transactions and safe, dependable goods and services. Our economy has changed enormously during the past 200 years, developing from the agrarian system of the 18th century through the Industrial Revolution of the 19th century to the information revolution of our own era. Today, technological innovation is rapidly transforming our relationships with the marketplace and the goods and services we buy. However, despite these dramatic changes, basic consumer values remain the same. Consumers still expect quality and service for their money; they still place great importance on the safety and reliability of the products they buy; and they still want to know that businesses will meet these expectations. In the days of Adam Smith, when products were less complicated and their quality more easily discerned, caveat emptor was the ruling principle of the marketplace. In today's economy, where the microchip has dramatically altered what we buy and how and where we buy it, products and services are much more complex, and consumers need better information and greater protection to ensure that the marketplace continues to treat them fairly. The Consumer Bill of Rights, first articulated in President Kennedy's 1962 Special Message to Congress on Protecting the Consumer Interest, has evolved with our economy to meet the changing needs of the American people. Consumers today have the right to safety, the right to information, the right to choice, the right to be heard, the right to consumer education, and the right to service. They also deserve security for any personal information provided during the conduct of a transaction, whether in person or on the Internet. As we observe National Consumer Week, I urge the American people to learn more about their rights as responsible consumers and to reward those businesses that continue to give them a fair shake. Now, Therefore, I, William J. Clinton, President of the United States of America, by virtue of the authority vested in me by the Constitution and laws of the United States, do hereby proclaim October 25 through October 31, 1997, as National Consumers Week. I call upon government officials, industry leaders, and the American people to recognize the vital relationship between our economy and our citizenry, and to join me in reaffirming our commitment to fairness in the marketplace. In Witness Whereof, I have hereunto set my hand this twenty-fourth day of October, in the year of our Lord nineteen hundred and ninety- seven, and of the Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and twenty-second. William J. Clinton [Filed with the Office of the Federal Register, 11:25 a.m., October 27, 1997] Note: This proclamation was published in the Federal Register on October 28. This item was not received in time for publication in the appropriate issue. [[Page 1658]] <DOC> [Weekly Compilation of Presidential Documents] [frwais.access.gpo.gov] [Page 1658] Monday, November 3, 1997 Volume 33--Number 44 Pages 1657-1696 Week Ending Friday, October 31, 1997 The President's Radio Address October 25, 1997 The President. Good morning. I want to talk to you today about the vital importance of mammography in our fight against breast cancer. The tragedy of breast cancer has touched the lives of nearly every American family, including my own. This year alone, 180,000 women will be newly diagnosed with breast cancer and more than 40,000 women will die from the devastating disease. Since I took office, fighting breast cancer has been one of my top priorities. We've nearly doubled funding for breast cancer research, prevention, and treatment. The recent discovery of two breast cancer genes by NIH scientists holds out great promise for new prevention strategies, and we continue to work to find a cure. Until that day, we know that early detection is the most potent weapon we possess in our battle against breast cancer, and we know that mammography is the best way to detect breast cancer so that it can be treated before it's too late. The First Lady and I have worked hard to make mammograms available to more women and to encourage more women to get mammograms. The historic balanced budget I signed into law last summer makes annual mammograms far more affordable for women on Medicare and extends this potentially life-saving benefit to all Medicare beneficiaries over the age of 40. Hillary has led our national campaign to educate women about the vital importance of mammography, and I'd like to ask her to say a few words about it. The First Lady. Mammography can mean the difference between life and death for millions of women. Yet I know from my conversations with women around the country, particularly older women, that far too many think they don't need mammograms because they are past their childbearing years. Others are afraid of mammograms. Still others don't know that their health insurance covers the test. The National Mammography Campaign was launched to dispel myths and fears about mammography and to increase public awareness about Medicare coverage of mammograms. In the last 3 years, through community outreach, public service announcements, and partnerships with an energized business community, we have made a lot of progress. Now we must work even harder to reach women who, because of income, language, or cultural barriers, are the least likely to get mammograms.
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