Home > 2001 Presidential Documents > pd06au01 Remarks on Receiving the Report of the National Commission on Federal...

pd06au01 Remarks on Receiving the Report of the National Commission on Federal...

Web GovRecords.org

[Weekly Compilation of Presidential Documents]

[Page i]
Monday, August 6, 2001

[[Page i]]

Weekly Compilation of



[Weekly Compilation of Presidential Documents]

[Page i-ii]
Pages 1115-1139

[[Page ii]]



 Addresses and Remarks

    Administration agenda--1129

    Boy Scouts of America National Jamboree, videotape remarks--1119

    Cabinet meeting--1129

    Education reform legislation, meeting with congressional leaders--

    Executive order on energy efficiency, signing--1121

    National Commission on Federal Election Reform, report--1120

    National Organization of Black Law Enforcement Executives--1116

    National Urban League Conference--1125

    Patients' Bill of Rights--1128

    Radio address--1115

    Tour de France champion Lance Armstrong, ceremony honoring--1130

 Bill Signings

    ILSA Extension Act of 2001, statement--1132

 Communications to Congress

    Iraq, messages on the national emergency--1124, 1125

 Executive Orders

    Energy Efficient Standby Power Devices--1123

Interviews With the News Media

     Exchange with reporters in the Oval Office--1121


    Continuation of Iraqi Emergency--1124

Statements by the President

    See also Bill Signings
    House of Representatives action
         Human cloning, prohibition--1124
         Patients' Bill of Rights--1129
    Northern Ireland--1128
    Senate action on the ``Emergency Agricultural Assistance Act of 
    War criminals, bringing to justice--1131

Supplementary Materials

     Acts approved by the President--1139
     Checklist of White House press releases--1137
     Digest of other White House announcements--1132
     Nominations submitted to the Senate--1133

  Editor's Note: The Weekly Compilation of Presidential Documents is 
also available on the Internet on the GPO Access service at http://


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 1115]]

[Weekly Compilation of Presidential Documents]

[Page 1115]
Pages 1115-1139
Week Ending Friday, August 3, 2001
The President's Radio Address

July 28, 2001

    Good morning. This past week our country marked the 11th anniversary 
of the Americans with Disabilities Act. I'm proud that it was my father 
who signed that landmark legislation into law. And all Americans can 
take pride in the changes the ADA has brought into the lives of millions 
of citizens with disabilities.
    Because of that law, Americans with disabilities have gained greater 
access to public places; they have more options in choosing their homes, 
using public transportation, traveling, and staying in hotels. Many have 
joined the workforce, thanks to reasonable accommodations made by their 
employers. This has made our country a fairer society, more considerate 
and welcoming to all our citizens.
    As people with disabilities find more opportunities to use their 
gifts and talents, we also become a stronger, more productive nation. 
Some barriers remain, however, and as long as they stand, our work is 
    In February I announced a plan called the New Freedom Initiative to 
expand even further the opportunities available to people with 
disabilities. This initiative will help more Americans with disabilities 
enter the workforce by improving transportation or making it easier to 
work from home. It will encourage private companies to develop new 
assistive technologies, like computer monitors for people with visual 
impairments, infrared pointers for people who cannot use their hands to 
operate a keyboard, and lighter wheelchairs to increase mobility. And my 
New Freedom Initiative will help community groups, churches, synagogues, 
mosques, and civic organizations to improve access for people with 
    Many of these groups are trying their best to meet the requirements 
of ADA, and we will help them. We must also work to ensure that people 
with disabilities are not arbitrarily isolated or kept apart. I recently 
signed an Executive order requiring Federal agencies to work with State 
and local authorities to allow people with disabilities to move out of 
institutions and into community settings. I've also instructed the 
Attorney General and the Secretary of Health and Human Services to fully 
enforce title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act, ensuring that 
no one is unjustifiably institutionalized.
    My administration is also committed to requiring all Federal 
agencies to make sure that their Internet sites are more accessible for 
people with disabilities, both inside and outside the Government. We 
have made significant progress in advancing the New Freedom Initiative. 
But some of these reforms will require the Congress to provide the 
resources we need to fully implement the New Freedom Initiative and 
fulfill the promise of ADA.
    All of these efforts will build on the progress we have made as a 
society since the Americans with Disabilities Act became law. During the 
last 11 years, we have opened the doors of opportunity to millions of 
people with disabilities, and together, we can ensure that everyone with 
a disability enjoys the respect that all citizens deserve.
    Thank you for listening.

Note: The address was recorded at 10:13 a.m. on July 27 in the Cabinet 
Room at the White House for broadcast at 10:06 a.m. on July 28. The 
transcript was made available by the Office of the Press Secretary on 
July 27 but was embargoed for release until the broadcast. The Office of 
the Press Secretary also released a Spanish language transcript of this 

[[Page 1116]]

[Weekly Compilation of Presidential Documents]

[Page 1116-1119]
Pages 1115-1139
Week Ending Friday, August 3, 2001
Remarks to the National Organization of Black Law Enforcement Executives

July 30, 2001

    Thank you all very much for that warm welcome. I am honored to be 
here for the 25th anniversary of NOBLE. And I want to welcome each of 
you to Washington.
    I also thank you for giving me a chance to come and talk about a 
powerful tool to help you all do your job. And that tool is stronger 
communities and the willingness for our society to welcome faith-based 
and community-based programs at the grassroots level, all aimed at 
teaching our children right from wrong; all aimed at making sure there's 
hope in every neighborhood throughout America.
    I want to thank Ida very much for her brief but meaningful 
introduction. [Laughter] I want to thank Leonard Cooke and Maurice 
Foster, as well.
    I've got to say something about Hubert Bell. [Applause] Maybe I'd 
better not, Hubert. It sounds like you're doing pretty good. [Laughter] 
But Hubert was really a part of our family for a long period of time, 
and we appreciated his service and sacrifice. He protected my mother and 
dad, for which, of course, not only is their loyal son grateful, but so 
are they. And it's great to see you, Hubert.
    Also riding with me today is a fine man who I, fortunately, 
convinced to serve our country as the Deputy Attorney General, from the 
State of Georgia, Larry Thompson. Larry, thank you for your service, as 
    You've always got to say something nice about the police chief in 
the community in which you live--[laughter]--just in case. [Laughter] In 
my case, just in case the liiver drives a little too fast. [Laughter] 
But Charles, thank you for your leadership. I first saw that in action 
during the inauguration, and he did a fantastic job, and so did the men 
and women who wear the uniform here in the Nation's Capital. Thank you 
for your service.
    It's also a pleasure to be here today with many of the founding 
members of NOBLE and its membership. Thank you for giving me a chance.
    NOBLE is one of America's most effective police organizations and a 
voice for justice around our great Nation. And I want to thank you for 
that. I want to thank you for serving as a conscience in many 
communities in America.
    It's also an important part of law enforcement, the history of law 
enforcement in America. Until the sixties, few African-Americans could 
dream of wearing the policeman's uniform and badge. Even those given the 
authority of the badge sometimes did not get the respect they deserve. 
I'm told about a man named James Cherry in 1964 who became the first 
uniformed black officer in Jackson, Tennessee. And on his first house 
call to the home of a white resident, a woman opened the door and looked 
at him and said, ``I don't want you. I want the real police.''
    Fortunately, times have changed in America. Fortunately, when 
Officer Cherry shows up to the door today, people are saying, ``Thank 
you, Officer, for coming to help me. Thank you for your service.'' Folks 
in this country have realized law enforcement depends upon the 
participation of fine African men and women all across America. And I 
want to thank those officers for the commitment and the risks they take 
on a daily basis.
    And we owe you something in return. We owe you something in return 
for your service, and that's justice. And that's why I've asked the 
Attorney General and the Deputy Attorney General to examine racial 
profiling. It's wrong in America, and we've got to get rid of it.
    Law enforcement is one of the great callings in our society; it 
really is. It's a noble profession. It's also one of the great success 
stories of the past decade. Last month the Justice Department reported 
that violent crime fell almost 15 percent last year alone, the largest 
drop ever recorded. Across America, law enforcement is doing its job, 
and crime is in retreat.
    Some examples of success have captured the attention of the Nation. 
When Superintendent Richard Pennington of the New Orleans Police 
Department was appointed in 1994, New Orleans was rated the most violent 
city in America. And the truth of the matter is, the police department 
had serious,

[[Page 1117]]

serious problems. The chief began by reforming the department, itself. 
He used the latest technology to track crime and built trusting 

Pages: 1 2 3 4 5 6 Next >>

Other Popular 2001 Presidential Documents Documents:

1 pd22ja01 Notice--Continuation of Emergency Regarding Terrorists Who Threaten To...
2 pd12no01 Satellite Remarks to the Central European Counterterrorism Conference...
3 pd18jn01 Exchange With Reporters Prior to the Plenary Session of the United...
4 pd31de01 Executive Order 13245--Providing an Order of Succession Within the...
5 pd01oc01 Remarks Prior to a Meeting With Sikh Community Leaders...
6 pd12mr01 Contents...
7 pd02ap01 Remarks Prior to Discussions With Chancellor Gerhard Schroeder of...
8 pd15ja01 Statement on the Family and Medical Leave Act...
9 pd22oc01 Message to the Congress Transmitting the Proposed ``Freedom to Manage...
10 pd26fe01 Remarks Prior to a Meeting With the Budget Review Board and an Exchange...
11 pd17se01 Proclamation 7460--National Birmingham Pledge Week, 2001...
12 pd16ap01 Remarks in a Discussion on Character-Building Programs in Education...
13 pd02jy01 Message to the Congress Transmitting a Report on Proliferation of...
14 pd24se01 Proclamation 7469--National POW/MIA Recognition Day, 2001...
15 pd23jy01 Remarks on Presenting the Congressional Medal of Honor...
16 pd17de01 Memorandum on Provision of Marine War Risk Insurance Coverage...
17 pd11jn01 Memorandum on a Determination Under Section 405(a) of the Trade Act of...
18 pd20au01 Remarks to the Hispano Chamber of Commerce in Albuquerque...
19 pd07my01 Remarks at the White House Correspondents' Association Dinner...
20 pd28my01 Commencement Address at Yale University in New Haven, Connecticut...
21 pd16jy01 Remarks on Medicare Reform...
22 pd25jn01 Remarks Prior to a Meeting With Easter Seals Representatives and...
23 pd27au01 Remarks to Families at a Target Store and an Exchange With Reporters in...
24 pd12mr01 Remarks Prior to a Meeting With Treasury Secretary Paul H. O'Neill and...
25 pd05no01 Remarks Following a Meeting With the Secretary of the Treasury and the...
26 pd15oc01 Proclamation 7484--General Pulaski Memorial Day, 2001...
27 pd23ap01 Remarks on the Observance of the National Days of Remembrance...
28 pd19no01 Proclamation 7500--National American Indian Heritage Month, 2001...
29 pd29ja01 Memorandum on Restoration of the Mexico City Policy...
30 pd06au01 Remarks on Receiving the Report of the National Commission on Federal...

Other Documents:

2001 Presidential Documents Records and Documents

GovRecords.org presents information on various agencies of the United States Government. Even though all information is believed to be credible and accurate, no guarantees are made on the complete accuracy of our government records archive. Care should be taken to verify the information presented by responsible parties. Please see our reference page for congressional, presidential, and judicial branch contact information. GovRecords.org values visitor privacy. Please see the privacy page for more information.
House Rules:

104th House Rules
105th House Rules
106th House Rules

Congressional Bills:

104th Congressional Bills
105th Congressional Bills
106th Congressional Bills
107th Congressional Bills
108th Congressional Bills

Supreme Court Decisions

Supreme Court Decisions


1995 Privacy Act Documents
1997 Privacy Act Documents
1994 Unified Agenda
2004 Unified Agenda

Congressional Documents:

104th Congressional Documents
105th Congressional Documents
106th Congressional Documents
107th Congressional Documents
108th Congressional Documents

Congressional Directory:

105th Congressional Directory
106th Congressional Directory
107th Congressional Directory
108th Congressional Directory

Public Laws:

104th Congressional Public Laws
105th Congressional Public Laws
106th Congressional Public Laws
107th Congressional Public Laws
108th Congressional Public Laws

Presidential Records

1994 Presidential Documents
1995 Presidential Documents
1996 Presidential Documents
1997 Presidential Documents
1998 Presidential Documents
1999 Presidential Documents
2000 Presidential Documents
2001 Presidential Documents
2002 Presidential Documents
2003 Presidential Documents
2004 Presidential Documents

Home Executive Judicial Legislative Additional Reference About Privacy