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<DOC> [Weekly Compilation of Presidential Documents] [frwais.access.gpo.gov] [Page i-ii] Monday, August 7, 2000 Volume 36--Number 31 Pages 1721-1786 Contents [[Page i]] Weekly Compilation of Presidential Documents [[Page ii]] Addresses and Remarks Florida David Barksdale Senior Center in Tampa--1756 Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee Dinner in Palm Beach--1775 Luncheon in Tampa--1760 Reception in Palm Beach--1770 Permanent normal trade relations with China in Tampa--1754 Illinois Association of Trial Lawyers of America in Chicago--1749 Democratic National Committee luncheon in Chicago--1743 Massachusetts Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee Dinner in Cambridge--1733 Reception in Boston--1728 New York City, luncheon for Hillary Clinton--1740 Radio address--1739 Rhode Island, luncheon for Representative Patrick J. Kennedy in Barrington--1721 Bill Signings Cross-Border Cooperation and Environmental Safety in Northern Europe Act of 2000, statement--1782 Communications to Congress Iraq, national emergency, letters--1728 Mexico-U.S. treaty on delimination of the continental shelf in the western Gulf of Mexico, message transmitting--1721 Communications to Federal Agencies Potential Electricity Shortages in California, memorandum--1783 Interviews With the News Media Interview with Kelly Ring of WTVT television in Tampa--1766 Notices Continuation of Iraqi Emergency--1727 Proclamations Helsinki Human Rights Day--1781 Statements by the President See also Bill Signings California, Federal action on potential electricity shortages--1783 Colombia, upcoming visit and assistance--1784 Colorado initiative to close the gun show loophole--1781 Death of Sister M. Isolina Ferre--1782 Gun buyback initiative--1753 National debt--1770 Stability Pact for Southeast Europe--1727 Supplementary Materials Acts approved by the President--1786 Checklist of White House press releases--1786 Digest of other White House announcements--1784 Nominations submitted to the Senate--1786 Editor's Note: The President was in Martha's Vineyard, MA, on August 4, 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. 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[[Page 1721]] <DOC> [Weekly Compilation of Presidential Documents] [frwais.access.gpo.gov] [Page 1721] Monday, August 7, 2000 Volume 36--Number 31 Pages 1721-1786 Week Ending Friday, August 4, 2000 Message to the Senate Transmitting the Mexico-United States Treaty on the Delimitation of the Continental Shelf in the Western Gulf of Mexico With Documentation July 27, 2000 To the Senate of the United States: With a view to receiving the advice and consent of the Senate to ratification, I transmit herewith the Treaty Between the Government of the United States of America and the Government of the United Mexican States on the Delimitation of the Continental Shelf in the Western Gulf of Mexico beyond 200 nautical miles. The Treaty was signed at Washington on June 9, 2000. The report of the Department of State is also enclosed for the information of the Senate. The purpose of the Treaty is to establish a continental shelf boundary in the western Gulf of Mexico beyond the outer limits of the two countries' exclusive economic zones where those limits do not overlap. The approximately 135-nautical-mile continental shelf boundary runs in a general east-west direction. The boundary defines the limit within which the United States and Mexico may exercise continental shelf jurisdiction, particularly oil and gas exploration and exploitation. The Treaty also establishes procedures for addressing the possibility of oil and gas reservoirs that extend across the continental shelf boundary. I believe this Treaty to be fully in the interest of the United States. Ratification of the Treaty will facilitate the United States proceeding with leasing an area of continental shelf with oil and gas potential that has interested the U.S. oil and gas industry for several years. The Treaty also reflects the tradition of cooperation and close ties with Mexico. The location of the boundary has not been in dispute. I recommend that the Senate give early and favorable consideration to this Treaty and give its advice and consent to ratification. William J. Clinton The White House, July 27, 2000. Note: This message was released by the Office of the Press Secretary on July 28. This item was not received in time for publication in the appropriate issue. <DOC> [Weekly Compilation of Presidential Documents] [frwais.access.gpo.gov] [Page 1721-1727] Monday, August 7, 2000 Volume 36--Number 31 Pages 1721-1786 Week Ending Friday, August 4, 2000 Remarks at a Luncheon for Representative Patrick J. Kennedy in Barrington, Rhode Island July 28, 2000 Thank you. You have to be 33 years old to have that kind of energy. [Laughter] You know, Patrick is--he celebrated his 33d birthday, but he looks like he's about 23. And he told me that story that he told you. You remember when he started his remarks, and he talked about being grounded? He was supposed to go to his birthday party, he was grounded by bad weather. The first time he said it, I thought one of his parents made him stay home for bad behavior. [Laughter] Don't pay any attention to this. We're all just jealous, Patrick. [Laughter] I want to thank Bill and Nancy for opening this magnificent home, this beautiful, beautiful place and for giving me a reason to come to Barrington. I hope I can come back. I really think it's amazingly beautiful. I want to thank Senator Reed for being here with us and for his truly outstanding leadership in the Senate. I want to thank Ted and Vicki and Joan for being here to support you, Patrick. You deserve it, and everything you said about your dad is the truth. When Patrick was up here bragging on his father, I leaned over to Bill and I said, ``You know, you would be hard-pressed to name 10 people who have served in the United [[Page 1722]] States Senate in the entire history of America who have done as much good as Ted Kennedy has.'' And I think that's very important. I want to thank your former Governor, Bruce Sundlun, and your former Lieutenant Governor, Bob Licht, for being here and Lieutenant Governor and all the mayors and legislative leaders. And there are a lot of people here who helped me from the beginning, but I want to especially mention Joe Paolino and Mark Weiner and Ira Magaziner, and his whole family, for being there for me when I was just what then-President Bush referred to as a Governor of a small southern State. [Laughter] And I was so naive, I thought it was a compliment. [Laughter] And I still do. [Laughter] I want to thank Patrick for giving me the opportunity to come here for him today. I don't know anybody in the Congress who works as hard as he does. I don't know anybody in the Congress any more devoted to his or her constituents than he is. I don't know anybody in the Congress on the good days and the bad--and believe me, you get your fair share of both down there--who is always up, always there, always focused, always doing what he's supposed to do. You should be very proud of what he has done with his life for you and the people of Rhode Island. I think it is truly astonishing that one family has produced so many people so devoted to public service. His cousin Joe did a great job in the Congress. His cousin Kathleen, I think, is the finest Lieutenant Governor in the entire United States--unbelievable in terms of what she's been able to accomplish. But over the long run, if you will just stick with him, his energy and consistency and dedication will make a unique mark on Rhode Island and on the United States, and I want you to stick with him. And besides that, he's now raised all this money for these other people in Congress, and they owe him everything. I mean, if we get the majority, they may move the Capital up here, for all I know, just because of Patrick. Let me just say, too, on behalf of Hillary and myself and Al and Tipper Gore, I want to thank the people of Rhode Island for being so good to us and to me, especially, through two elections. I stopped at a school on the way here and read my radio address for tomorrow morning. And on the way out, I stopped and shook hands with a lot of the folks that were on the street. And I turned to one of my aides and I said, ``You know, I want to spend the rest of my Presidency in places where I got 60 percent of the vote or more.'' [Laughter] I was pretty happy. But I'm very grateful to you. And I guess the remarks that I make today are sort of like what we at home used to call preaching to the saved. But I hope you will listen to what I have to say, and I know that you have friends, not only all over this State but all over this country, and I hope you will share it with them. Some people think I'm crazy for doing what Patrick said I am. I've never worked harder in an election for myself than I'm working for our Congressmen and our Senators and our Vice President. And of course, there is one particular Senate race I have more than a passing interest in. [Laughter] But I'm doing it for other reasons. I come here today a little--actually, reluctant to speak because the night before last was the first time in 2 weeks I've been to bed before 2 in the morning, because we were at Camp David working on those Middle East peace talks. And I'm not sure I'll remember what I say when I finish, because I'm still a little tired. But let me tell you what I think is most important and what I'm concerned about. Patrick had it right; I always tell people there's only three things you need to know about this election: It is a big election; there are big differences; and only the Democrats want you to know what the differences are. What does that tell you about who you ought to vote for? But let me explain what I mean by that. We're in the midst of the longest economic expansion in our country's history, including those which occurred in wartime, and we've had no war. All the social indicators are going in the right direction. The welfare rolls are half what they were when I took the oath of office. The crime rate is down.
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