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[Weekly Compilation of Presidential Documents]
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[Page i-iii]
 
Monday, March 5, 2001
 
Volume 37--Number 9
Pages 335-396
 
Contents

[[Page i]]

Weekly Compilation of

Presidential

Documents



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 Addresses to the Nation

    Administration goals, address to joint session of Congress--351

 Addresses and Remarks

    See also Meetings With Foreign Leaders
    Arkansas
        Earthquake in Washington State, remarks in Little Rock--372
        Leadership forum in North Little Rock--374
        Question-and-answer session at Lakewood Elementary School in 
            North Little Rock--373
    Cabinet meeting--345
    Georgia
        Fernbank Museum of Natural History in Atlanta--378
        Leadership forum in Atlanta--381
    Iowa, leadership forum in Council Bluffs--368
    National Conference of State Legislatures--386
    National Governors' Association conference--343
    Nebraska, remarks in Omaha--364
    Pennsylvania, roundtable in Beaver--358
    Radio address--342
    Swearing-in ceremonies
         Secretary of Agriculture Ann M. Veneman--390
         Secretary of Energy Spencer Abraham--391

Addresses and Remarks--Continued

         Secretary of Veterans Affairs Anthony J. Principi--390

 Communications to Congress

    Critical infrastructure protection, message transmitting report--385
    Cuba, message transmitting notice on continuation of national 
        emergency--351
    East Timor, continued deployment of U.S forces, letter transmitting 
        report--393
    International agreements, letter transmitting report--393
    Korean Peninsula Energy Development Organization, letter 
        transmitting report--348

 Communications to Federal Agencies

    Certification for Major Illicit Drug Producing and Drug Transit 
        Countries, memorandum--384
    Interagency Working Group on Federalism, memorandum--344
    Racial Profiling, memorandum--357

Interviews With the News Media

     Exchanges with reporters
         Beaver, PA--357
         Cabinet Room--345
         Camp David, MD--335
         Council Bluffs, IA--367
         Oval Office--348, 391
     News conference, February 23 (No. 3) with Prime Minister Blair of 
        the United Kingdom in Camp David, MD--335
  
(Continued on the inside of the back cover.)

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Contents--Continued

Joint Statements

    Joint Statement with Prime Minister Tony Blair of the United 
        Kingdom--341

Meetings With Foreign Leaders

    Colombia, President Pastrana--348
    El Salvador, President Flores--392
    United Kingdom, Prime Minister Blair--335, 341

Notices

    Continuation of the National Emergency Relating to Cuba and of the 
        Emergency Authority Relating to the Regulation of the Anchorage 
        and Movement of Vessels--350

Proclamations

    American Red Cross Month--346
    Fortieth Anniversary of the Peace Corps--372
    Irish-American Heritage Month--347
    National Poison Prevention Week--392
    Women's History Month--385

Statements by the President

    El Salvador, relief and reconstruction assistance--392

Supplementary Materials

     Acts approved by the President--396
     Checklist of White House press releases--396
     Digest of other White House announcements--394
     Nominations submitted to the Senate--395

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Monday, March 5, 2001
 
Volume 37--Number 9
Pages 335-396
 
Week Ending Friday, March 2, 2001
 
Exchange With Reporters Prior to Discussions With Prime Minister Tony 
Blair of the United Kingdom at Camp David, Maryland


February 23, 2001

    Q. How is it going so far?
    President Bush. Pretty darn good.

Winston Churchill

    Q. How was lunch? Is it true that Churchill once came to this cabin?
    President Bush. That's exactly right.

Meeting With Prime Minister Blair

    Q. How goes the get-acquainted session?
    President Bush. Good, John [John Roberts, CBS News], thank you. 
Ambassador Johndroe was telling us where to go.

Winston Churchill

    Q. Sir, can you tell us the historical significance of where you're 
standing?
    President Bush. This is where Prime Minister Winston Churchill, the 
first visitor to Camp David, stayed. It's a huge honor for Laura and me 
to welcome the current Prime Minister and his wife. And we're about to 
have a press availability to answer all these difficult questions that 
you're throwing at us, John. I promised the Prime Minister that you in 
particular would behave well during the press conference--and Fournier 
[Ron Fournier, Associated Press].
    All right, we're actually now going to go for a walk of a couple 
miles.
    Q. Mr. Prime Minister, where's your coat?
    Prime Minister Blair. It's around somewhere, but actually it's a lot 
warmer than Canada.
    President Bush. You shouldn't have noticed that.

Note: The exchange began at 3:23 p.m. on the porch of Holly Lodge. In 
his remarks, the President referred to Prime Minister Blair's wife, 
Cherie, and Assistant Press Secretary Gordon Johndroe. This item was not 
received in time for publication in the appropriate issue. A tape was 
not available for verification of the content of this exchange.


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Monday, March 5, 2001
 
Volume 37--Number 9
Pages 335-396
 
Week Ending Friday, March 2, 2001
 
The President's News Conference With Prime Minister Blair at Camp David

February 23, 2001

    President Bush. Welcome. It's my honor to welcome the Prime 
Minister, from our strongest friend and closest ally, to Camp David. 
We've had a couple of formal visits. More importantly, we had a nice 
walk around Camp David, and got to know each other. And as they told me, 
he's a pretty charming guy. He put the charm offensive on me. [Laughter] 
And it worked. No, we're delighted, and tonight we'll have a dinner, 
just the four of us, and Mrs. Blair and Laura and the two of us, and I'm 
really looking forward to it.
    This is a chance for me to tell the Prime Minister how dedicated my 
administration will be to an alliance that has made a huge difference in 
the world, an alliance that I firmly believe will make a difference in 
the years to come.
    We discussed trade. We discussed defenses. We discussed the Prime 
Minister's vision of a strong NATO. We discussed a lot of subjects. The 
thing I want to leave people with the impression of is that ours will be 
a strong and good personal relationship and a alliance that will stand 
the test of time.
    Mr. Prime Minister, welcome.
    Prime Minister Blair. Thank you very much, Mr. President. Well, I 
was delighted to come here, and I've been really enthusiastic about our 
meetings so far. They've been absolutely excellent, very productive, as 
I hoped and expected. We discussed a whole range of issues. I think 
we've been through all the issues that you would expect, plus

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some more. And I've found it a very, very useful meeting, indeed.
    And I just want to make one point by way of introduction, which is 
that our countries have stood together in some very difficult times, 
very hard times, some of the most testing times the world has ever 
known. And the reason we've come through those times together and 
stronger is because we share the same values; we share the same 
interests; we have a lot of common history; but I think, most of all, we 
have the same perception of the world and the belief in freedom and the 
belief in standing up for what is right and just. And everything that 
I've heard today confirms for me in my view that that relationship will 
carry on and strengthen in the years to come.
    I thank you very much, indeed.
    President Bush. Thank you, Mr. Prime Minister.
    Fournier [Ron Fournier, Associated Press].

Missile Defense System

    Q. Mr. President, have you received a commitment from the Prime 
Minister to support your missile defense plan, including building 
missile defense sites in Britain?
    And Mr. Prime Minister, do you think that there is a threat that 
requires a missile defense shield, and would you allow missile defense 
sites to be built on your--in your country?
    President Bush. Mr. Prime Minister, before we answer that, generally 
when I ask for one question, we only get one question coming. Well done. 
[Laughter]
    We had a long discussion about missile defense. I will, obviously, 

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