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<DOC> [Weekly Compilation of Presidential Documents] [frwais.access.gpo.gov] [Page i] Monday, August 5, 2002 [[Page i]] Weekly Compilation of Presidential Documents <DOC> [Weekly Compilation of Presidential Documents] [frwais.access.gpo.gov] [Page i-iii] Pages 1271-1300 Contents [[Page ii]] 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-- 1277 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 Remarks--1283 Statement--1286 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 disrupt--1292 Interviews With the News Media Exchanges with reporters Cabinet Room--1288 Oval Office--1293 Meetings With Foreign Leaders Jordan, King Abdullah II--1293 Notices Continuation of the National Emergency With Respect to Iraq--1291 Proclamations The Bicentennial of the United States Patent and Trademark Office-- 1282 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 [[Page iii]] 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. 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 1271]] <DOC> [Weekly Compilation of Presidential Documents] [frwais.access.gpo.gov] [Page 1271] Pages 1271-1300 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 law. 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 opportunity. 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. [[Page 1272]] <DOC> [Weekly Compilation of Presidential Documents] [frwais.access.gpo.gov] [Page 1272] Pages 1271-1300 Week Ending Friday, August 2, 2002 Statement on Congressional Action on Trade Promotion Authority Legislation 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. <DOC> [Weekly Compilation of Presidential Documents] [frwais.access.gpo.gov] [Page 1272-1277] Pages 1271-1300 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 discussions.
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