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[Weekly Compilation of Presidential Documents]

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Pages 1893-1967

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Addresses and Remarks

    See also Bill Signings
    Balanced budget agreement--1927
            Campaign concert for Senator Kerry--1928
        Fall River--1922
    Middle East summit--1931, 1939
    New York, Buffalo--1954
    Radio address--1914
    Rhode Island, Providence--1916
        Fort Worth--1902
            Astronaut Shannon Lucid, welcome--1908

Bill Signings

    Antarctic Science, Tourism, and Conservation Act of 1996, 
    ``Bill Emerson Good Samaritan Food Donation Act,'' statement--1943
    Carjacking Correction Act of 1996, statement--1941

Bill Signings--Continued

    Comprehensive Methamphetamine Control Act of 1996, remarks--1951
    Department of Transportation and Related Agencies Appropriations 
        Act, 1997, statement--1933
    Electronic Freedom of Information Act Amendments of 1996, 
    Energy and Water Development Appropriations Act, 1997, statement--
    Mother Teresa, legislation conferring citizenship, statement--1942
    Omnibus Consolidated Appropriations Act, 1997, statement--1935
    Waiving enrollment requirements, statement--1935
    Witness retaliation, witness tampering and jury tampering 
        legislation, statement--1941

Bill Vetoes

    Silvio O. Conte National Fish and Wildlife Refuge Eminent Domain 
        Prevention Act, message--1950

Communications to Congress

    See also Bill Vetoes
    Caribbean Basin economic recovery, message transmitting report--1943
(Continued on the inside of the back cover.)

Editor's Note: The President was in Chautauqua, NY, on October 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.


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Communications to Congress--Continued

    Convention on the International Maritime Organization, message 
        transmitting report--1942
    Inter-American Convention on Serving Criminal Sentences Abroad, 
        message transmitting--1938
    Traffic and motor vehicles, message transmitting reports--1961

Communications to Federal Agencies

    Drawdown of Defense Department commodities, services, and training 
        for the Economic Community of West African States' peacekeeping 
        force, memorandum--1934
    Family violence provisions, memorandum on guidelines to States for 

Executive Orders

    Supporting Families: Collecting Delinquent Child Support 

Interviews With the News Media

    Exchanges with reporters
        Boston, MA--1927
        Chautauqua, NY--1962
        Oval Office--1939
        Rose Garden--1931
    Interview with the Houston Chronicle and the Dallas Morning News--
    News conference with Middle Eastern leaders, October 2 (No. 129)--

Meetings With Foreign Leaders

    Israel, Prime Minister Netanyahu--1939, 1943
    Jordan, King Hussein I--1939, 1943
    Palestinian Authority, Chairman Arafat--1939, 1943


    National Breast Cancer Awareness Month--1959
    National Domestic Violence Awareness Month--1960
    National Student Voter Education Day--1950
    Suspension of Entry as Immigrants and Nonimmigrants of Persons Who 
        Formulate or Implement Policies That Are Impeding the Transition 
        to Democracy in Burma or Who Benefit From Such Policies--1957

Statements by the President

    See also Bill Signings
    Federal Aviation Reauthorization Act of 1996, passage--1957
    Omnibus parks legislation--1932, 1957
    Welfare reform initiatives--1933

Supplementary Materials

    Acts approved by the President--1965
    Checklist of White House press releases--1965
    Digest of other White House announcements--1963
    Nominations submitted to the Senate--1964

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Week Ending Friday, October 4, 1996
Remarks in Longview, Texas

September 27, 1996

    The President. Thank you. Thank you.
    Audience members. Four more years! Four more years! Four more years!
    The President. Thank you very much. Folks, I would have come all the 
way to Longview just to see the Rangerettes and hear the Ranger Band. 
Thank you very much. I thank you for coming out on a little bit of an 
overcast day and keeping the rain away. I feel like the Sun shines on us 
in Longview today, don't you? [Applause]
    Thank you, Martha Whitehead, for being a great mayor, a great state 
treasurer, for keeping your campaign commitment and working yourself 
right out of a job. Somehow I think that people will think you're 
entitled to a lot more good jobs in the future. Thank you for your 
leadership. Thank you, County Commissioner James Johnson, for being 
here. Thank you, Ann Richards, for your wonderful talk. I heard it in 
the back. Thank you, Texas Democratic Party chair and former Deputy 
Secretary of the Department of Energy, Bill White. He did a great job 
for us in Washington, and he's doing a great job for the Democratic 
Party here in Texas. And thank you, Garry Mauro, my friend of many 
years, for standing up for us, sticking with us, and waiting around 
until we finally got to the point where we can win in the State of Texas 
because we've done a good job for the people of Texas.
    I also want to thank Max Sandlin for being here and for speaking 
earlier. And I want to ask you to send him to the United States 
Congress. We've got some great candidates in this part of Texas running 
for their first terms in Congress: Max Sandlin, Jim Turner, John 
Pouland. I hope they will all win. I hope you will help them so they can 
help you build that bridge to the 21st century that we've been talking 
    Thank you, Judge Frank Maloney, for being here. And ladies and 
gentlemen, I'd like to take a little personal privilege here and ask 
your retiring Congressman, Jim Chapman, who has served you well and 
worked hard, just to come up here and say one word. This is the biggest 
crowd he'll see in Longview until he leaves office, and I want him to 
have a chance to say hello to you. Come on up here, Jim.

[At this point, Representative Jim Chapman made brief remarks.]

    Audience members. Four more years! Four more years! Four more years!
    The President. Thank you. Thank you.
    Ladies and gentlemen, 4 years ago I had a pretty tough time here. I 
ran for President against two guys from Texas. [Laughter] It hardly 
seemed fair to me. I'm sure I spent more time in Texas than anybody else 
who had run for President recently. And you were very good to me. We had 
a good showing here. I've had an opportunity to come back to Texas many 
times in the last 4 years, and I want to thank all those who have been 
my friends and supporters through good times and bad.
    You know, we had some tough decisions to make when I became 
President. But think what this country was like 4 years ago. We had high 
unemployment, the slowest job growth since the Great Depression, growing 
inequality because working people's wages were stagnant. The crime rate 
was going up. The welfare rolls were going up. The country was becoming 
more divided, and people were becoming more skeptical, even cynical, 
about our politics. And I believed it was because we did not have a 
unifying vision to take us into the 21st century.
    And I have a simple, straightforward idea of what I want this 
country to look like in 4 years when we start a new century and a new 
millennium. In Longview, Texas, and every town like it all across 
America, I want

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the American dream to be alive and well for everybody who is willing to 
work for it, without regard to where they start out in life. I want this 
country to be the world's strongest force for peace and freedom and 
prosperity, because our peace and our freedom and our prosperity depends 
upon America's ability to lead and stand up for those things in the 
world. And I wanted us to be a country that's coming together, not being 
torn apart by our differences. And I believe we can all say we're a lot 
better off by that standard today than we were 4 years ago. We're on the 
right track for the 21st century.
    We've done it by trying to meet our challenges and protect our 
values with a simple little strategy: opportunity for all; 
responsibility from all; and an American community that treats everybody 
fairly and gives everybody a role to play.
    Now, you look at the results and you think about the tough times in 
1993 and 1994. When we were passing our economic plan, Mr. Morales' 
opponent said, ``If the President's plan passes, unemployment will go 
up, the deficit will go up, we'll have a terrible recession.'' That's 
what he said. Well, now we know. A trained economist, they say. Four 
years later we have 10\1/2\ million new jobs, 900,000 here in Texas; the 
lowest unemployment rate in America in 7\1/2\ years; the lowest 
unemployment rate here in 15 years; in every single year a record number 
of new small businesses; the highest rate of homeownership in 15 years; 
4\1/2\ million new homeowners.
    And yesterday, in the annual report of the United States Census 
Bureau on how we're doing as a country in terms of our income, we got 
the following information. Last year, median--that's the people in the 

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