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[Weekly Compilation of Presidential Documents]

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 Addresses and Remarks

    See also Bill Signings; Meetings With Foreign Leaders
    Cabinet meeting--1288
    Legislative agenda--1297
    Maine, departure for Kennebunkport--1297
    Radio address--1271
    Senate leaders, telephone conversation--1295
    South Carolina
         Gubernatorial candidate Mark Sanford, luncheon in Charleston--
         West Ashley High School in Charleston--1272
    Trade promotion authority legislation--1295
    USA Freedom Corps public service campaign--1286

 Bill Signings

    Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002

 Communications to Congress

    International Air Carriage Rules Convention, message transmitting 
        protocol to amend--1290
    Iraq, national emergency
        Letter on continuation--1291
        Letter transmitting report--1292
    Libya, letter transmitting report on the national emergency--1292
    Middle East peace process, letter transmitting report on the 
        national emergency with respect to terrorists who threaten to 

Interviews With the News Media

     Exchanges with reporters
         Cabinet Room--1288
         Oval Office--1293

Meetings With Foreign Leaders

    Jordan, King Abdullah II--1293


    Continuation of the National Emergency With Respect to Iraq--1291


    The Bicentennial of the United States Patent and Trademark Office--

Statements by the President

    See also Bill Signings
    Clear Skies Initiative, proposed legislation to implement--1282
    Congressional action on trade promotion authority legislation--1272
    Senate action
        Defense appropriations legislation--1296
        Trade promotion authority legislation--1296

Supplementary Materials

     Acts approved by the President--1300
     Checklist of White House press releases--1300
     Digest of other White House announcements--1297
     Nominations submitted to the Senate--1298

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  Editor's Note: The President was in Kennebunkport, ME, on August 2, 
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.


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Week Ending Friday, August 2, 2002
The President's Radio Address

July 27, 2002

    Good morning. This week, the Federal Government took decisive action 
against corporate fraud and abuse. The Justice Department arrested 
several executives who used a public company as a personal loan agency, 
while hiding their actions from investors and employees. Additional 
investigations coordinated by our Corporate Fraud Task Force are 
underway across the country. It should be clear to every shareholder, 
investor, and employee in America that this administration will 
investigate, arrest, and prosecute corporate executives who break the 
    During the last several months, I've called on Congress to pass 
strong reforms to hold corporate officers accountable for their actions. 
This week, Members of Congress responded to that call. The House and the 
Senate passed bipartisan reforms, increasing the penalties for corporate 
wrongdoers and creating tougher standards for corporate auditors, so 
that investors and employees can trust the accounting statements of 
their public companies. This legislation will help reassure Americans 
that our economic system is sound and fair. I thank the Congress for 
their hard work, and I look forward to signing the bill next week.
    Members of the United States Senate have one more week before they 
head home for August recess. I urge them to take up several important 
issues. The Senate should pass trade promotion authority, which will 
give me a stronger hand in negotiating foreign trade agreements. Trade 
agreements create good jobs and economic growth, because they open new 
markets to America's farmers and ranchers and manufacturers. I urge the 
Senate to get a final bill to my desk so I can immediately take action 
that will create jobs and strengthen the economy.
    The Senate should pass the defense appropriations bill, which 
includes the largest increases in defense spending since the Reagan 
years. Our military needs to plan for a long war on terror and prepare 
for all the missions that lie ahead. The House passed its defense 
appropriations bill in June. Now the Senate must make the defense of our 
country a top priority.
    The Senate should not go home before approving a new Department of 
Homeland Security. This Department will coordinate our Nation's response 
to grave national threats, to anticipate our enemies, analyze our 
vulnerabilities, and act forcefully to address them. And the Senate must 
give the Department of Homeland Security all of the authority and 
flexibility it needs to protect the American people.
    And the Senate should protect the retirement security of American 
workers. In April, the House passed pension reforms based on my 
proposals, to give workers more timely information and greater control 
over their own retirement funds as well as access to professional 
investment advice. America's retirement security is too important to 
fall victim to political game playing, and the Senate must act now.
    By taking action on these issues, the Senate can advance our 
national priorities of defending freedom, protecting our homeland, and 
strengthening our economy. The Senate now has one week left to make 
progress for the American people, and I urge them to seize the 
    Thank you for listening.

Note: The address was recorded at 2:45 p.m. on July 26 in the Cabinet 
Room at the White House for broadcast at 10:06 a.m. on July 27. The 
Office of the Press Secretary also released a Spanish language 
transcript of this address.

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Week Ending Friday, August 2, 2002
Statement on Congressional Action on Trade Promotion Authority 

July 27, 2002

    For nearly 10 years, America has lacked trade promotion authority 
and the ability to fully take advantage of trade opportunities. I 
commend the House and Senate conferees for their leadership in reaching 
a landmark agreement on TPA, which will open markets, expand 
opportunity, and create jobs for American workers and farmers. The House 
has shown a commitment to getting something done on behalf of the 
American people, and I urge the Senate to vote on this good bill before 
the Senate goes home for the August recess.

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Week Ending Friday, August 2, 2002
Remarks at West Ashley High School in Charleston, South Carolina

July 29, 2002

    Thank you all very much. It's great to be back in Charleston. I want 
to thank you for taking time out of your day to come by and say hello. 
It's good to be back to the place where my mother graduated from high 
school. She must have learned there that if you ever get to be a mother, 
make sure you tell your oldest son what to do all the time. [Laughter] 
I'm still listening.
    I am so honored that Tommy traveled down with me. You know, Tommy 
and I were fellow Governors. I knew he had a good record as the Governor 
of Wisconsin in helping move people from welfare to work. So that when 
I--one, I asked Tommy to join us as the Cabinet Secretary for the 
Department of Health and Human Services, because I know--I know his 
passion for helping people in need, and I know his philosophy. And so I 
want to thank Tommy for agreeing to leave the life he had there in 
Wisconsin and moving to Washington, DC, and serving our Nation with such 
class and such distinction. I appreciate you, Mr. Secretary.
    I want to thank some of the members of the mighty South Carolina 
congressional delegation who have joined us here today, Congressmen 
Brown, Wilson, Graham, and DeMint, who represent your State with such 
class. And I appreciate you all coming. And it's good to see that my 
friend the Lieutenant Governor, Bob Peeler, is here with us as well. 
Thank you, Bob, appreciate you coming.
    And I want to give a special thanks to Bob Olson, the principal of 
this high school. I know it's not easy to host a Presidential visit. The 
entourages are quite large. But you all have done a fabulous job. It's 
such an honor to be here in this high school. I want to thank you for--
Bob, you and the teachers, all the folks who work here--for being 
involved in education. There's nothing more important to make sure that 
every single child in America gets a quality education.
    I just had what they call a roundtable discussion about some of the 
programs that are taking place here in South Carolina, programs all 
aimed at helping people help themselves. I don't have time to go through 
all the stories, but there are some remarkable people that joined us 
today, those who have worked hard to get off welfare to succeed and 
those kind, compassionate souls who are helping them. And I want to 
thank the participants for coming today. I really appreciate our 

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