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<DOC> [Weekly Compilation of Presidential Documents] [frwais.access.gpo.gov] [Page i-ivi] Monday, March 8, 2004 Volume 40_Number 10 Pages 309 347 Contents 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 [[Page ii]] Addresses and Remarks California 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 Notices Continuation of the National Emergency Blocking Property of Persons Undermining Democratic Processes or Institutions in Zimbabwe-- 317 Proclamations American Red Cross Month--329 To Modify Duty-Free Treatment Under the Generalized System of Preferences--310 (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. [[Page iii]] Contents--Continued 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-- 329 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 [[Page iv]] ? <GRAPHIC(S) NOT AVAILABLE IN TIFF FORMAT> [[Page 309]] <DOC> [Weekly Compilation of Presidential Documents] [frwais.access.gpo.gov] [Page 309-310] Monday, March 8, 2004 Volume 40_Number 10 Pages 309 347 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. [[Page 310]] 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. <DOC> [Weekly Compilation of Presidential Documents] [frwais.access.gpo.gov] [Page 310] Monday, March 8, 2004 Volume 40_Number 10 Pages 309 347 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 help. Thank you. Note: The President spoke at 1:05 p.m. on the South Grounds at the White House. <DOC> [Weekly Compilation of Presidential Documents] [frwais.access.gpo.gov] [Page 310] Monday, March 8, 2004 Volume 40_Number 10 Pages 309 347 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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