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Volume 40_Number 10
Pages 309	347


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 Addresses and Remarks

         Bush-Cheney luncheon in Santa Clara--340
         Bush-Cheney reception in Los Angeles--325
         Discussion on the national economy in Bakersfield--332
         White House Conference on Faith-Based and Community Initiatives 
            in Los Angeles--318
    Haiti, resignation of President Aristide--310
    Homeland Security Department, anniversary--313
    Radio address--309

Communications to Congress

    Generalized System of Preferences, message on extending benefits to 
        Algeria and terminating benefits of certain other countries--312
    Haiti, letter on further deployment of U.S. military forces--317
    Indonesia-U.S. agreement concerning nuclear energy, message 
        transmitting proposed protocol--344
    International agreements, letter transmitting report--312

 Communications to Congress--Continued

    National Drug Control Strategy, message transmitting--312
    Zimbabwe, message on continuation of national emergency--318

 Communications to Federal Agencies

    Delegation of Certain Reporting Authority, memorandum--312
    Imports of Certain Ductile Iron Waterworks Fittings From the 
        People's Republic of China, memorandum--331

 Executive Orders

    Further Adjustment of Certain Rates of Pay--330


    Continuation of the National Emergency Blocking Property of Persons 
        Undermining Democratic Processes or Institutions in Zimbabwe--


    American Red Cross Month--329
    To Modify Duty-Free Treatment Under the Generalized System of 
(Continued on the inside of the back cover.)

  Editor's Note: The President was at the Bush Ranch in Crawford, TX, on 
March 5, 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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Statements by the President

    Foreign sales corporations/extraterritorial income legislation, call 
        for congressional action--310
    Senator Ben Nighthorse Campbell's decision not to seek reelection--

Supplementary Materials

     Acts approved by the President--347
     Checklist of White House press releases--347
     Digest of other White House announcements--345
     Nominations submitted to the Senate--346

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Week Ending Friday, March 5, 2004
The President's Radio Address

February 28, 2004

    Good morning. For many years, illegal drug use has been a serious 
problem facing our country. Drugs cost people their savings and their 
health and rob children of their promise. My administration has taken 
action to confront this danger. We have pursued an ambitious, focused 
strategy to cut demand for drugs at home, interdict supplies of drugs 
abroad, and treat more addicts who seek help.
    In 2002, I set a goal to reduce illegal drug use by 10 percent over 
2 years and by 25 percent over 5 years. This Monday we will release the 
annual National Drug Control Strategy, which shows the impressive 
progress we have made. Youth drug use declined 11 percent between 2001 
and 2003, meaning 400,000 fewer young people used drugs. These results 
exceeded our goal and proved that our hard work is paying off.
    This year, we will expand our strategy so that we can make even 
greater progress in the fight against drugs. The best way to cut drug 
use is to cut demand for drugs at the ground level. So my budget 
includes a $10-million increase for drug-free communities, a commonsense 
prevention program that supports local coalitions working to stop young 
people from using drugs.
    Research shows that teenagers who abstain from drugs are unlikely to 
start using them later in life. So I have asked Congress to provide an 
additional $23 million for high schools who want to develop and carry 
out drug testing programs. Random drug testing gives students a strong 
answer to the social pressure to try drugs. It helps schools identify 
those using drugs so they can intervene with counseling and treatment 
before experiments turn into addictions.
    We've seen the positive results of drug testing across the country. 
Just 2 years after Hunterdon Central Regional High School in New Jersey 
began its testing program, drug use had declined significantly 
throughout the school. Hunterdon's principal described the program's 
effect this way: ``We have never seen a prevention curriculum that 
affected the numbers this substantially. We finally had a tool that was 
making a large difference.''
    As we reduce demand for drugs, we're also preventing drug supplies 
from entering our country. Our military and law enforcement personnel 
are targeting the world's most dangerous drug trafficking networks. We 
are dismantling these organizations and putting their leaders in jail. 
And by working with governments across our hemisphere, we are drying up 
the world's supply of illegal drugs at its source.
    Finally, we are taking steps to help those who have fallen into the 
destructive cycle of addiction. Drug dependence undermines productivity 
as well as moral conviction and devastates millions of families each 
year. Some addicts recognize their problem and want to change but cannot 
afford access to professional care. To help men and women like these, I 
launched an initiative called Access to Recovery. This program will help 
thousands of Americans get the treatment they need. And because I know a 
good way to change a person's behavior is to change their heart, faith-
based treatment programs will always be an option. Congress has provided 
$100 million for this lifesaving program, and this year, I have asked it 
to double that amount.
    The progress reported in this year's Drug Control Strategy is 
encouraging. Our goals are ambitious, and we have seen they can be 
achieved. Now we will build on the improvement of the past 2 years, and 
we will continue working toward a society in which all citizens can lead 
a life of independence and purpose, free from the devastating influence 
of drugs.
    Thank you for listening.

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Note: The address was recorded at 10:30 a.m. on February 27 in the 
Cabinet Room at the White House for broadcast at 10:06 a.m. on February 
28. The transcript was made available by the Office of the Press 
Secretary on February 27 but was embargoed for release until the 
broadcast. In his remarks, the President referred to Lisa Brady, 
principal, Hunterdon Central Regional High School, Flemington, NJ. The 
Office of the Press Secretary also released a Spanish language 
transcript of this address.

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Week Ending Friday, March 5, 2004
Remarks on the Resignation of President Jean-Bertrand Aristide
of Haiti

February 29, 2004

    President Aristide resigned. He has left his country. The 
Constitution of Haiti is working. There is an interim President, as per 
the Constitution, in place.
    I have ordered the deployment of marines, as the leading element of 
an interim international force, to help bring order and stability to 
Haiti. I have done so in working with the international community.
    This Government believes it essential that Haiti have a hopeful 
future. This is the beginning of a new chapter in the country's history. 
I would urge the people of Haiti to reject violence, to give this break 
from the past a chance to work. And the United States is prepared to 
    Thank you.

Note: The President spoke at 1:05 p.m. on the South Grounds at the White 

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Week Ending Friday, March 5, 2004
Statement Calling for Congressional Action on Foreign Sales 
Corporations/Extraterritorial Income Legislation

March 1, 2004

    I urge Congress to take up and pass FSC/ETI legislation that reforms 
the Tax Code, removes the underlying reason for the tariffs that have 
been imposed today on American exports, and further advances the 
competitiveness of American manufacturers and job creators. Over the 
past 3 years, my administration has worked with Congress to further 
increase the ability of American companies to succeed in the worldwide 
economy, laying the foundation for increased growth and job creation. If 
we don't act to replace the current FSC/ETI provisions in the Tax Code, 
the tariffs that have been imposed today will, over the next year, 
impose an increasing burden on American exporters, their workers, and 
the overall economy. To support the continued strengthening of our 
economy and to create more jobs, the Congress should act now to end the 

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