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<DOC> [Weekly Compilation of Presidential Documents] [frwais.access.gpo.gov] [Page i] Monday, October 6, 2003 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. 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[[Page i]] Weekly Compilation of Presidential Documents <DOC> [Weekly Compilation of Presidential Documents] [frwais.access.gpo.gov] [Page i-vii] Pages 1273 1323 Contents [[Page ii]] Addresses and Remarks See also Bill Signings; Meetings With Foreign Leaders Former New York City Police Commissioner Bernard Kerik, remarks following meeting--1304 Hispanic Heritage Month, reception--1300 Illinois Bush-Cheney luncheon in Chicago--1282 Business leaders, remarks following meeting in Chicago--1286 Radio address--1273 Stanley Cup champion New Jersey Devils--1279 Wisconsin Bush-Cheney reception in Milwaukee--1314 Midwest Airlines Center in Milwaukee--1306 Bill Signings Department of Defense Appropriations Act, 2004, statement--1289 Department of Homeland Security Appropriations Act, 2004 Remarks--1290 Statement--1292 Legislative Branch Appropriations Act, 2004, statement--1287 Bill Signings--Continued Legislation to ratify the authority of the Federal Trade Commission to establish a Do-Not-Call Registry, remarks--1280 Communications to Congress Department of Homeland Security's Counterterrorism Fund, letter on providing funds--1288 Emergency Response Fund, letter on reallocation of funds previously transferred--1288 Memorandum of Understanding Between the Secretaries of State and Homeland Security Concerning Implementation of Section 428 of the Homeland Security Act of 2002, message transmitting--1282 Communications to Federal Agencies Transfer of Funds from International Organizations and Programs Funds to the Child Survival and Health Programs Fund, memorandum--1288 Interviews With the News Media Exchanges with reporters Chicago, IL--1286 South Lawn--1304 Interview with African journalists--1293 (Continued on the inside of the back cover.) [[Page iii]] Contents--Continued Interviews With the News Media--Continued News conference with President Putin of Russia at Camp David, MD, September 27--1274 Joint Statements United States of America and the Russian Federation--1279 Meetings With Foreign Leaders Pakistan, Prime Minister Jamali--1290 Russia, President Putin--1274, 1279 Notices Report to the Congress on the Memorandum of Understanding Between the Secretaries of State and Homeland Security Concerning Implementation of Section 428 of the Homeland Security Act of 2002--1281 Proclamations Minority Enterprise Development Week--1273 Statements by the President See also Bill Signings Death of Althea Gibson--1281 House of Representatives passage of legislation banning partial- birth abortion--1304 Supplementary Materials Acts approved by the President--1323 Checklist of White House press releases--1322 Digest of other White House announcements--1319 Nominations submitted to the Senate--1320 [[Page v]] ? <GRAPHIC(S) NOT AVAILABLE IN TIFF FORMAT> [[Page 1273]] <DOC> [Weekly Compilation of Presidential Documents] [frwais.access.gpo.gov] [Page 1273] Pages 1273 1323 Week Ending Friday, October 3, 2003 Proclamation 7710--Minority Enterprise Development Week, 2003 September 26, 2003 By the President of the United States of America A Proclamation America's more than 3 million minority-owned businesses represent one of the fastest-growing segments of our Nation's economy. Through skill, hard work, and determination, these businesses are strengthening our Nation and our economy. During Minority Enterprise Development Week, we recognize these businesses, their owners, and their employees for their commitment to free enterprise and equal opportunity. Most businesses in America--including those that are minority- owned--are small businesses. Small businesses are a path to the American Dream and must be accessible to all of our citizens. Through the Department of Commerce's Minority Business Development Agency and the Small Business Administration, we are promoting both the growth of minority-owned businesses and equal access to Federal contracts, capital, and management and technical assistance. Small businesses also create most of the new jobs in our economy, and my Administration is acting to create an environment where small businesses grow and thrive. On May 28, I signed the Jobs and Growth Tax Relief Reconciliation Act of 2003, allowing entrepreneurs to keep more of their hard-earned money. My Administration is also pursuing an ambitious trade agenda. This year, I signed legislation implementing Free Trade Agreements with Chile and Singapore. These new Free Trade Agreements, and others that my Administration is seeking, not only will provide cheaper goods for consumers, but also will create new high-wage jobs for American workers. I encourage all Americans to recognize the strength and importance of our country's minority entrepreneurs and their employees. The talents, skills, and dedication of these citizens enrich our communities, and we honor their contributions to our Nation. Now, Therefore, I, George W. Bush, President of the United States of America, by virtue of the authority vested in me by the Constitution and laws of the United States, do hereby proclaim September 28 through October 4, 2003, as Minority Enterprise Development Week. I encourage all Americans to celebrate this week with appropriate programs, ceremonies, and activities to recognize the many contributions of our Nation's minority enterprises. In Witness Whereof, I have hereunto set my hand this twenty-six day of September, in the year of our Lord two thousand three, and of the Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and twenty- eighth. George W. Bush [Filed with the Office of the Federal Register, 8:45 a.m., September 30, 2003] Note: This proclamation was published in the Federal Register on October 1. This item was not received in time for publication in the appropriate issue. <DOC> [Weekly Compilation of Presidential Documents] [frwais.access.gpo.gov] [Page 1273-1274] Pages 1273 1323 Week Ending Friday, October 3, 2003 The President's Radio Address September 27, 2003 Good morning. Earlier this week, I spoke to the United Nations, which has become, like our country, a target of terrorism. In the past month, terrorists have made two bombing attacks on the U.N. headquarters in Baghdad, killing Iraqi citizens, U.N. officials, and international aid workers. On Tuesday, I conveyed the sympathy of our country for the losses of the U.N. and the gratitude of our country for the relief efforts of the U.N. [[Page 1274]] in Iraq. I also expressed America's determination to fight and win the war on terror for the safety of our own people and for the benefit of all mankind. The world is safer today because, in Afghanistan, our broad coalition destroyed the training camps of terrorists and removed the brutal regime that sponsored terror. The world is safer today because we continue to hunt down Al Qaida and its terrorist allies and have captured or killed nearly two-thirds of Al Qaida's known leaders and key facilitators. The world is safer today because, in Iraq, our coalition ended a regime that cultivated ties to terror while it built weapons of mass destruction. And for the safety of the people of Iraq and of all free nations, our forces are now conducting a systematic campaign to defeat holdouts of the old regime and other terrorists who have joined them. In the struggle between terrorist killers and peaceful nations, there is no neutral ground. All nations must join in confronting this threat where it arises, before the terrorists can inflict even greater harm and suffering. And all nations should stand with the people of Afghanistan and Iraq as they build a future based on freedom and democracy. Our coalition is helping the Iraqi people to build a secure, hopeful, and self-governing nation which will stand as an example of freedom to all the Middle East. We are rebuilding more than a thousand schools, supplying and reopening hospitals, rehabilitating powerplants, water and sanitation facilities, bridges, and airports. We are training Iraqi police, border guards, and a new army, so that the Iraqi people can assume full responsibility for their own security. Iraq now has its own Governing Council, has appointed interim government ministries, and is moving toward elections. Iraq's new leaders are showing the openness and tolerance that democracy requires, and also the courage. Yet every
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