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[Weekly Compilation of Presidential Documents]

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Monday, July 4, 1994
Volume 30--Number 26
Pages 1351-1395

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Weekly Compilation of



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Addresses and Remarks

    Democratic National Committee reception in New York City--1367
    Medical educators--1360
    National Academy of Sciences--1375
    People of the Baltic nations--1359
    People of Berlin, Germany--1359
    Radio address--1357
    Representative Richard Gephardt, fundraiser in St. Louis, MO--1351
    Senators Jim Sasser and Paul Sarbanes, fundraiser--1372
    Small Business Coalition for Health Care Reform--1379
    White House Conference on Africa--1363
    White House staff--1361

Appointments and Nominations

    Federal Maritime Commission, Commissioners--1379
    White House Office
        Chief of Staff--1361
        Counselor to the President--1361
        Office of Management and Budget, Director--1361

Bill Signings

    Independent Counsel Act, statement--1383

Communications to Congress

    Continuation of export control regulations, message--1384
    Health care reform, letter--1393
    Treasury Department report on blocked accounts, letter 

Communications to Federal Agencies

    Assistance to South Africa, memorandum--1367
    Generalized System of Preferences, memorandum--1388

Executive Orders

    Continuation of Export Control Regulations--1383

Interviews With the News Media

    Exchange with reporters in the Oval Office--1361, 1371
    Interview with Klaus Walther of ZDF German television--1390

Letters and Messages

    Observance of Independence Day, message--1367

Meetings With Foreign Leaders

    Chile, President Frei--1371


    50th Anniversary of the Liberation of Guam--1388
    To Modify Duty-Free Treatment Under the Generalized System of 
        Preferences and for Other Purposes--1385
(Continued on the inside of the back cover.)

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Statements by the President

    See also Appointments and Nominations; Bill Signings
    Base Closure Commission--1390
    Congressional action on health care--1390
    Death of airmen at Fairchild Air Force Base--1351
    EPA decision on renewable fuels--1389

Supplementary Materials

    Acts approved by the President--1395
    Checklist of White House press releases--1394
    Digest of other White House announcements--1393
    Nominations submitted to the Senate--1394


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Monday, July 4, 1994
Volume 30--Number 26
Pages 1351-1395
Week Ending Friday, July 1, 1994
Statement on the Death of Airmen at Fairchild Air Force Base

June 24, 1994

    I was profoundly saddened to learn tonight of the tragic aircraft 
accident at Fairchild Air Force Base, Washington, that took the lives of 
four Air Force officers of the 12th Air Combat Command. The deaths of 
these superb airmen remind us as a nation of the hazardous risks 
involved in maintaining the readiness and proficiency of our Armed 
Forces and the debt we owe our military personnel. Hillary joins me in 
asking all Americans to keep the families of these distinguished Air 
Force officers and all the personnel of the 12th Air Combat Command in 
their prayers.

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Monday, July 4, 1994
Volume 30--Number 26
Pages 1351-1395
Week Ending Friday, July 1, 1994
Remarks at a Fundraiser for Representative Richard Gephardt in St. 
Louis, Missouri

June 24, 1994

    Thank you so much. Ladies and gentlemen, thank you for that 
wonderful welcome. It's great to be back in St. Louis. Thank you, August 
Busch, for those kind words and for what you have done to support the 
work of our administration and the people of Missouri. I am delighted to 
be here with all of you.
    I want to say a special word of thanks to Mr. Busch for two things: 
first of all, for stepping forward last year when it would have been 
easy to hang back and helping us to build a coalition of business 
leaders from both parties all across the country for the economic plan 
that Congress passed to bring the deficit down and get this economy 
going again; and for the work he did that Congressman Gephardt 
mentioned, during the great flood last year to help the Red Cross and 
the Salvation Army to send drinking water to families all across the 
region. That's the kind of thing that we depend on our great companies 
to do, but it's something we should never take for granted but, instead, 
should appreciate.
    I see Congressman Costello and Congressman Volkmer here. We were 
with Congressman Clay earlier today. He may be here, and Congressman 
Poshard. I know that Mayor Bosley is here and your county executive, 
Buzz Westfall. And I was with your Lieutenant Governor, Roger Wilson, 
and your treasurer, Bob Holden, earlier today. I don't know, I'm sure 
there are many other dignitaries here. But let me say that I always love 
coming to Missouri. You were good to me in the campaign of 1992. I've 
been back here often, and I always feel at home.
    This afternoon, Dick Gephardt and I were in the Fox Park 
neighborhood with people in that community who, along with the mayor, 
the chief of police, and others, are trying to take control of their 
destiny and fight against crime. We heard things that were 
heartbreaking, but we saw things that were uplifting. We talked about a 
drug-related killing of a 12-year-old boy, the 23d child in the city 
killed this year. We heard about a 19-year-old young man who was gunned 
down with an AK-47 assault weapon, one of the kinds that Congressman 
Gephardt and I are trying to ban in this crime bill.
    But we were on the platform with a young fellow that really is an 
American hero to me, a young man named Tim Hager who was severely beaten 
in that neighborhood by thieves when he was a teenager. He had to have 
pins inserted in his hips. But he never gave up his dream to join the 
Marines. And he joined and survived basic training, which is something 
in itself. And when he completed basic training, he was told after an 
examination that his hips had deteriorated to the point that he had an 
arthritic condition and he would have to be mustered out.

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    So he had to give up this lifetime dream because as a child he was 
victimized by criminals and by violence. Within one week after leaving 
the Marines, however, he had joined the community service effort in this 
community and in his neighborhood. And now he's part of an effort 
involving almost 8,000 other young people in what we call our Summer of 
Safety, a national service project growing out of a program that all the 
Congressmen here present helped me pass last year to give our young 
people a sense of mission to help rebuild our country at the grassroots 
level. He's organizing block patrols, turning parks into oases for 
families and kids instead of places of dangers, escorting senior 
citizens, working with the police to diminish crime. And I told that 
young man today, he's doing a lot for our national security right here 
at home by helping to make us all safer, and I think you should be proud 
that your city has people like that.
    This fall, those 8,000 young people will be replaced by 20,000 more 
when we launch our national service program, AmeriCorps, fully. The head 
of our national service program, Eli Segal, is here with me tonight. 
He's done a brilliant job of creating this program from an idea I had 
and talked about in the campaign, that we ought to have a domestic Peace 
Corps. If the Congress will give us the funding, within 2 years we'll 
have 100,000 young Americans working every year, earning money for a 
college education or for job training programs, solving the problems of 
America at the grassroots level, giving power and purpose back to the 
lives of people to make them safer and to make them fuller. It 
represents in some ways the very best of all the reasons I ran for 
President. I wanted to restore this economy, to make Government work for 
ordinary people again, to empower individuals and strengthen 
communities. National service represents all that.
    You know, a lot of us in my generation were inspired by the Peace 
Corps. At its height, the Peace Corps had 16,000 people a year. We're 
going to start with 20,000. If we can get it funded, we'll be at 100,000 
the year after next. And I am absolutely confident if the money is there 
we could have a quarter of a million young Americans every year within 5 
years, from now on, forever, working to deal with our problems and build 
our country. That is what I think we ought to be about in this country.
    Now, I wanted to start with this story to make this point. This is a 
very great country. And most people get up every day and go to work and 
try to make something of themselves, help their families, do something 
to help move forward. And the job of Government is not to give the 
American people a handout but to give the American people a hand up, to 
face the challenges of this time, and to forge partnerships that unleash 
the enormous character and energy and drive of the America people. And 
that is, more than anything else, what I believe Dick Gephardt has 
devoted his life to.
    I have been in this business now for a good while. I was a Governor 
for a dozen years, and before that I was an attorney general. And the 
longer I stay in it, the more I tend to view people not just in terms of 
their partisan affiliation or even the way they are characterized as 
liberal or conservative, because that's about words and labels, but 
about what is really in their hearts and what they do every day.
    And an awful lot of people today who are being basically barraged, I 
think, in this country by words and words and words and words and the 
rhetoric of combat and positioning. And too often, it seems to me, we 
wind up evaluating people based on not what they do and what they're 
really going to stand for but what labels are thrown around.
    And it kind of reminds me of a sign that became the source of a 
great story we used to tell on the stump in Arkansas. On a country road 
there was a guy that had his business sign up. It said, ``George Jones, 
Veterinarian/ Taxidermist.'' And then under it, it said, ``Either way, 

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