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<DOC> [Weekly Compilation of Presidential Documents] [frwais.access.gpo.gov] [Page i] Monday, July 7, 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 833-880 Contents [[Page ii]] Addresses and Remarks See also Appointments and Nominations California, Bush-Cheney reception in Los Angeles--833 Florida Bush-Cheney luncheon in Miami--841 Bush-Cheney reception in Tampa--845 Senior citizens in Miami--837 KIPP DC: KEY Academy--852 Radio address--836 Reenlistment ceremony on the 30th anniversary of the All-Volunteer Force--856 Appointments and Nominations State Department, Global AIDS Coordinator, remarks--861 Bill Signings Strengthen AmeriCorps Program Act, statement--876 Communications to Congress Bosnia and Herzegovina, letter transmitting report on benchmarks for a sustainable peace process--877 Foreign Narcotics Kingpin Act, letter reporting on sanctions--860 Libya, letter transmitting report on the national emergency--852 Peacekeeping operations, letter transmitting report--860 United States-Chile Free Trade Agreement, letter transmitting proposed legislative changes to implement--878 United States-Singapore Free Trade Agreement, letter transmitting proposed legislative changes to implement--878 Weapons of mass destruction, letter transmitting report on the national emergency with respect to proliferation--877 (Continued on the inside of the back cover.) Editor's Note: In order to meet publication and distribution deadlines during the Fourth of July holiday weekend, the cutoff time for this issue has been advanced to 5 p.m. on Thursday, July 3. Documents released after that time will appear in the next issue. [[Page iii]] Contents--Continued Communications to Federal Agencies Waiving Prohibition on United States Military Assistance to Parties to the Rome Statute Establishing the International Criminal Court, memorandum--851 Interviews With the News Media Exchange with reporters in the Roosevelt Room--861 Interviews African print journalists--865 CNN International--874 South African Broadcasting Corp.--871 Voice of America--873 Letters and Messages Independence Day, message--876 Proclamations Death of James Strom Thurmond--845 30th Anniversary of the All-Volunteer Force--859 To Modify Duty-Free Treatment Under the Generalized System of Preferences--849 Statements by the President See also Bill Signings Death of Katharine Hepburn--837 Supplementary Materials Acts approved by the President--880 Checklist of White House press releases--879 Digest of other White House announcements--878 Nominations submitted to the Senate--879 [[Page v]] ? <GRAPHIC(S) NOT AVAILABLE IN TIFF FORMAT> [[Page 833]] <DOC> [Weekly Compilation of Presidential Documents] [frwais.access.gpo.gov] [Page 833-836] Pages 833-880 Week Ending Friday, July 4, 2003 Remarks at a Bush-Cheney Reception in Los Angeles, California June 27, 2003 Thanks for such a warm welcome, and it's great to be here in southern California. I'm honored that so many showed up. I appreciate their record-setting event. I'm grateful that you're laying the groundwork for what will be a great national victory in 2004. I'm getting ready. [Laughter] I'm loosening up. [Laughter] But I want to remind you, in order for us to win I'm going to need your help to energize the grassroots, to talk to your neighbors, to put signs in the yard, and to remind people that my vision is for a vision that's hopeful for all Americans. The political season is going to come in its own time; there will be plenty of time for politics. Right now I'm focused on the people's business in our Nation's Capital. We have a lot on the agenda. And I'm going to continue to work hard to earn the confidence of our fellow Americans by making sure that this country is secure and strong and prosperous and free. I'd like to stay for dinner, but I'm off to Crawford. [Laughter] I just talked to Laura on the phone, and she sends her very best. She is a fabulous First Lady for America. I want to thank my friend Brad Freeman for his friendship, his not-so-short introduction--[laughter]--and his hard work. I want to thank all the cochair for this event. I appreciate so very much your hard work to make this such a success. I'm honored that Governor Linda Lingle from Hawaii is with us today. She is a--she's a breath of fresh air for the State of Hawaii. I know we've got at least one Members of the United States Congress--Darrell Issa is with us today. Thank you, Congressman, for being here. I appreciate it. I, too, want to thank the campaign team here, led by Gerry Parsky. I'm honored to call him a friend as well. I spent an amazing couple of hours with Dennis Miller. [Laughter] He keeps you on your toes. I was also honored to meet his wife, Carolyn. Like me, he married above himself. [Laughter] It may not be all that hard, in his case. [Laughter] But I'm proud to have his help. I'm also proud of my friend Kelsey Grammer. I appreciate him being here. If only I could have heard Johnny Mathis sing, then I would have wished Laura were here again. [Laughter] Thank you all for coming. This is a big night. I'm really honored you're here. You know, in the last 2\1/2\ years, this Nation has acted decisively to confront great challenges. I came to the office of the President to solve problems instead of passing them on to future Presidents and future generations. I came to seize opportunities instead of letting them slip away. And I believe we are meeting the test of our time. Terrorists declared war on the United States, and war is what they got. We have captured or killed many of the key leaders of Al Qaida, and the rest of them know we're hot on their trail. In Afghanistan and Iraq, we gave ultimatums to terror regimes. Those regimes chose defiance, and those regimes are no more. Fifty million people in two countries once lived under tyranny, and now they live in freedom. Two-and-a-half years ago, our military was not receiving the resources it needed, and morale was beginning to suffer. We increased the defense budget to prepare for the threats of a new era. And today, no one in the world can question the skill and the strength and the spirit of the United States military. Two-and-a-half years ago, we inherited an economy in recession. And then the attacks came on our country, and we had scandals in corporate America, and war--all of which affected the Nation's confidence. But we acted. We passed tough new laws to hold corporate criminals to account. And to get our economy going again, we have twice led the [[Page 834]] United States Congress to pass historic tax relief for the people of America. Here's what we believe and here's what we know: When Americans have more take-home pay to spend, save, or invest, the whole economy benefits, and people are more likely to find a job. This administration also knows this: When we spend money in Washington, it is not the Government's money. It is the people's money. We're returning more money to the people so they can raise their families easier. We're reducing taxes on dividends and capital gains to encourage investment. We're giving small businesses incentives to expand and hire new people. With all these actions, we are laying the foundation for greater prosperity and more jobs across America, so that every single person in our country has a chance to realize the American Dream. Two-and-a-half years ago, there was a lot of talk about education reform. But there wasn't much action. So I called for and Congress passed the No Child Left Behind Act. With a solid bipartisan majority, we delivered the most dramatic education reforms in a generation. We're bringing high standards and strong accountability to every public school in America. We believe every child can learn the basics of reading and math, and we expect every school in America to teach those basics. We are challenging the soft bigotry of low expectations. The days of excuse-making are over, and we expect results in every classroom, so that not one single child in America is left behind. We reorganized the Government and created the Department of Homeland Security to safeguard our borders and ports and protect the American people. We passed trade promotion authority to create new markets for America's entrepreneurs and farmers and ranchers and manufacturers. We passed a budget agreement that is helping to maintain spending discipline in Washington, DC. On issue after issue, this administration has acted on principle, has kept its word, and has made progress for the American people. The United States Congress has shared in these achievements, and I appreciate the hard work of Members of the Congress. We will continue to work together to change the tone in Washington, DC, by focusing on the people's business and by focusing on results. And those are the kind of people I've asked to serve our Government in my administration. I have put together a fantastic team of solid American citizens. I'm proud of their service. I'm proud of the work. We have got no finer Vice President in our Nation's history than Dick Cheney. Mother might have a second opinion. [Laughter] In 2\1/2\ years, we have come far, but our work is only beginning. I have set great goals worthy of this great Nation. First, America is committed to expanding the realm of freedom and peace, freedom and peace not only for our own security but for the benefit of the world. And second, in our own country, we must work for a society of prosperity and compassion so that every citizen has a chance to work and succeed and realize the great promise of our country. It is clear that the future of freedom and the future of peace depend on the actions of America. This Nation is freedom's home and freedom's defender. We welcome this charge of history, and we are keeping it. Our war on terror continues. The enemies of freedom are not idle, and neither are we. This country will not rest; we will not tire; we will not stop until this danger to civilization is removed. Yet, our national interest involves more than eliminating aggressive
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