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<DOC> [Weekly Compilation of Presidential Documents] [frwais.access.gpo.gov] [Page i-ii] Monday, April 4, 1994 Volume 30--Number 13 Pages 645-661 Contents [[Page i]] Weekly Compilation of Presidential Documents [[Page ii]] Addresses and Remarks See also Bill Signings Middle East peace process--650 Radio address--646 Teleconference prior to signing the Goals 2000: Educate America Act in San Diego, CA--654 Appointments and Nominations Energy Department, Chief Financial Officer--652 State Department, Ambassador to Algeria--652 Bill Signings Federal Workforce Restructuring Act of 1994, statement--651 Goals 2000: Educate America Act, remarks--656 Communications to Congress U.S. Arms Control and Disarmament Agency, letter transmitting report--649 Communications to Federal Agencies Assistance in the establishment of the Palestinian Police Force, memorandum--653 Assistance to Israel, memorandum--653 Interviews With the News Media Exchanges with reporters Dallas, TX--645 San Diego, CA--650, 658 Interview with Jim Nantz of CBS Sports in Dallas, TX--647 Letters and Messages Easter, message--652 Proclamations Small Family Farm Week--645 Statements by the President See also Appointments and Nominations; Bill Signings Death of Representative William H. 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[[Page 645]] <DOC> [Weekly Compilation of Presidential Documents] [frwais.access.gpo.gov] [Page 645] Monday, April 4, 1994 Volume 30--Number 13 Pages 645-661 Week Ending Friday, April 1, 1994 Proclamation 6660--Small Family Farm Week, 1994 March 25, 1994 By the President of the United States of America A Proclamation Small-scale family farms are a vital part of U.S. agricultural and rural life, and their activities add significantly to the economic and social strength of communities everywhere. The majority of America's farms are small--out of more than two million farms, seven out of ten gross less than $50,000 annually. Small- scale farms, with their varied range of needs and interests, provide an array of agricultural products to the consumers of our Nation and our world. Since the time of Thomas Jefferson, Americans have realized that family farmers are essential to making our rich land one of the most agriculturally productive in the world. Today, these diverse entrepreneurs represent the historical foundation of America's prosperity. Small-scale family farms have survived the winds of change that have blown across our country's landscape in recent years. Farmers are ever more entrepreneurial, responding to unique niches and specialty-market opportunities. Many small-scale family farms are responsible for the innovations that are advancing new and enhanced technologies in agriculture and farming systems. Family farmers are also stewards of the land and have a vested interest in energy conservation and protection of the environment. Many occupy land that their families have farmed for generations, and they seek to pass on the proud legacy of farming to their children. More and more farmers are providing their products directly to consumers. Through such direct sales, the family farmer is creating market opportunities that benefit and strengthen rural economies and communities throughout America. With each season, America's farmers demonstrate anew our ability to persevere and thrive. The great traditions of hard work and determination that have consistently characterized American agriculture will help our Nation envision a rich harvest of plenty for the twenty- first century. The Congress, by Senate Joint Resolution 171, has designated the week of March 20 through 26, 1994, as ``Small Family Farm Week'' and has authorized and requested the President to issue a proclamation in observance of that week. Now, Therefore, I, William J. Clinton, President of the United States of America, do hereby proclaim the week beginning March 20, 1994, as Small Family Farm Week. In Witness Whereof, I have hereunto set my hand this twenty-fifth day of March, in the year of our Lord nineteen hundred and ninety-four, and of the Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and eighteenth. William J. Clinton [Filed with the Office of the Federal Register, 10:51 a.m., March 28, 1994] Note: This proclamation was published in the Federal Register on March 29. This item was not received in time for publication in the appropriate issue. <DOC> [Weekly Compilation of Presidential Documents] [frwais.access.gpo.gov] [Page 645-646] Monday, April 4, 1994 Volume 30--Number 13 Pages 645-661 Week Ending Friday, April 1, 1994 Exchange With Reporters in Dallas, Texas March 26, 1994 Health Care Reform Q. Mr. President, what's the message from this part of the visit? The President. Did you see the people we saw outside? Q. Yes. [[Page 646]] The President. The people we saw outside either don't have coverage, or they're afraid of losing it. These children got this care because this hospital is open to all children and gives all children great care, without regard to their income. But not all children have access to hospitals like this. So the message is that all families with children should have some insurance coverage so they can get health care and so they can be well like this. It was great. Roger Clinton's Wedding Q. How are the wedding preparations going? The President. Fine. We're excited. Note: The exchange began at 8:22 a.m. at the Scottish Rite Hospital for Children. A tape was not available for verification of the content of this exchange. <DOC> [Weekly Compilation of Presidential Documents] [frwais.access.gpo.gov] [Page 646-647] Monday, April 4, 1994 Volume 30--Number 13 Pages 645-661 Week Ending Friday, April 1, 1994 The President's Radio Address March 26, 1994 Good morning. This morning I'm speaking to you from Dallas, Texas, courtesy of station KRLD in Dallas, and from the Scottish Rite Hospital for Children, one of the finest pediatric medical centers in America. Today in the audience we have parents and children who have been patients here. I want to thank the president of the hospital, J.C. Montgomery, and Dr. Tony Herring and all the others who gave Hillary and me such a wonderful tour today. Places like Scottish Rite don't ask children with severe disabilities or serious illnesses, ``Can you pay?'' They just ask, ``How can I help?'' The wonderful team of doctors, nurses, and other hospital workers here take all children in need. That's what we want for all of America. Last Wednesday at the White House, Sister Bernice Coreil, a member of the Sisters of Charity, the religious order which runs the largest nonprofit hospital system in America, spoke about health care in a way seldom heard in the Nation's Capital. She pushed all the politics and complex arguments aside and said health care is about basic human values, about honoring the intrinsic value of every person. She knows, as so many health professionals do, that if we don't do something now, the future of health care is in trouble in America, because more Americans are losing their health coverage or can't get it because someone in their family has been sick, because more people with coverage are losing the right to choose their doctors or their health plans, because more of our hospitals are in trouble. Without change, the future of health care will include less choice and bigger bills and maybe lower quality, too. Instead of health care being available to all Americans, more Americans are losing their health coverage every month. How can we change? How can we keep what's best about our system, our wonderful caregivers, our wonderful medical research system, and fix what's wrong, the fact that there aren't enough places like this Scottish Rite Hospital, that too many people are losing their coverage, that the financing system is a bureaucratic nightmare full of unfairness? I think we can do better simply by building on what works in the current system, using the workplace to guarantee private insurance for every American. It is the foundation of our plan. Just a few days ago, the first of many committees considering health care reform in Congress approved a plan like ours, covering every American. In spite of all the special interest and TV ads, the committee made an important statement. After 60 years of gridlock, the American people are being heard. They want us to take care of their important business, like health care reform, and now we're beginning to do that. The administration's approach to health care reform is straightforward: guaranteed private insurance for every American that can never be taken away. And we want to be careful to base our approach
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