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[Weekly Compilation of Presidential Documents]

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Monday, April 9, 2001
Volume 37--Number 14
Pages 559-588

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 Addresses and Remarks

    See also Meetings With Foreign Leaders
    American Society of Newspaper Editors convention, question-and-
        answer session --574
    China, U.S. Navy aircraft incident--560, 571, 581
    Congressional Hispanic Caucus, meeting--566
    Congressional leaders, meeting--565
    Delaware, leadership forum in Wilmington--568
    Horatio Alger Awards, presentation--581
    National Restaurant Association--562
    Radio address--559
    Senate action on Federal budget legislation--582
    Trade policy--565
    U.S. Conference of Mayors National Summit on Investment in the New 
        American City--578
    Virginia, Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Awards, presentation in 
        Crystal City--580

 Communications to Congress

    World intellectual property rights, letter transmitting report--573

 Executive Orders

    Amendment to Executive Order 13202, Preservation of Open Competition 
        and Government Neutrality Towards Government Contractors' Labor 
        Relations on Federal and Federally Funded Construction 
    Further Amendment to Executive Order 10000, Regulations Governing 
        Additional Compensation and Credit Granted Certain Employees of 
        the Federal Government Serving Outside the United States--580
    Termination of Emergency Authority for Certain Export Controls--573

Interviews With the News Media

     Exchanges with reporters
         Cabinet Room--565
         Oval Office--561

Letters and Messages

    National Library Week, message--566
    Passover, message--584
(Continued on the inside of the back cover.)

  Editor's Note: The President was in Milwaukee, WI, on April 6, 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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Meetings With Foreign Leaders

    Egypt, President Mubarak--561


    National Former Prisoner of War Recognition Day--568
    National Organ and Tissue Donor Awareness Week--572
    Pan American Day and Pan American Week--567

Statements by the President

    Federal Republic of Yugoslavia (Serbia and Montenegro), arrest of 
        former President Milosevic--560

Statements by the President--Continued

    House of Representatives action on estate tax legislation--572

    Senate action on Federal budget legislation--583

Supplementary Materials

     Acts approved by the President--588

     Checklist of White House press releases--587

     Digest of other White House announcements--585

     Nominations submitted to the Senate--586

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Monday, April 9, 2001
Volume 37--Number 14
Pages 559-588
Week Ending Friday, April 6, 2001
The President's Radio Address

March 31, 2001

    Good morning. This week the House of Representatives approved my 
budget plan, and next week the Senate will vote on it, as well.
    My budget is shaped by a simple commitment: We can address our 
country's needs and still be responsible with taxpayers' money; and we 
can fund our priorities without expanding Government beyond the bounds 
of responsibility.
    Today I want to give you a little more detail about some of my top 
priorities, the education and health and character of American children. 
My budget spends additional money on these goals and spends it in 
effective, creative ways.
    We place a new national emphasis on teaching reading with a Reading 
First program to help all children learn to read by the third grade. 
Reading First will more than triple the existing funding for Federal 
reading programs, funding for early intervention and teacher training.
    Another program called Early Reading First will put the best reading 
methods to use in preschool and Head Start Programs. Again, Early 
Reading First will triple the existing funding for Federal early reading 
    My budget increases the funding for Head Start, while giving it a 
clear mission: to prepare our Nation's most disadvantaged children to 
learn as soon as they enter school.
    My budget cares for children's health, as well as for their minds. 
In 2002, we'll spend well over $25 billion on health coverage for 
children under Medicaid and related programs. We invest more than a 
billion dollars, up 12 percent from 2001, in research into childhood 
diseases at the National Institutes for Health. We fund 1,200 new 
community health centers over the next 5 years, to bring better care to 
poor children. Thirty percent of the health care center patients are 
under 12 years old.
    We add 94 million to the Women, Infants, and Children nutrition 
program. In 2002, that program will aid more than 7 million people. The 
Centers for Disease Control will get a $22 million increase for their 
childhood immunization program. My budget plan increases Federal 
spending on childcare by 350 million, to reach a half million additional 
    We provide 200 million extra to provide services for children, 
services that prevent child abuse and keep families together. And we 
offer 60 million to help children raised in the foster care system with 
the cost of college or vocational training.
    The values of our children must be a priority of our Nation. So my 
budget invests in abstinence education and drug treatment. We create a 
new $67 million program that will make grants to faith-based and 
community organizations who mentor the children of parents in prison.
    This is a long list, but I wanted to make a point: My budget is 
active and compassionate. Discretionary spending grows by a healthy, 
responsible 4 percent, enough to meet our needs. We fund goals like 
education, health, and defense. We reduce debt at a record rate. We set 
aside a fund for future emergencies. We then have enough money to 
provide broad tax relief, including relief from the marriage penalty and 
a doubling of the child tax credit.
    Those of us in Washington must always understand the surplus is not 
the Government's money; the surplus is the people's money.
    My budget has the right balance. And I hope you'll encourage your 
Representatives in Congress to support my budget. And I thank you for 

Note: The address was recorded at 1:13 p.m. on March 30 in the Cabinet 
Room at the White House for broadcast at 10:06 a.m. on March 31.

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The transcript was made available by the Office of the Press Secretary 
on March 30 but was embargoed for release until the broadcast.

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Week Ending Friday, April 6, 2001
Statement on the Arrest of Former President Slobodan Milosevic of the 
Federal Republic of Yugoslavia (Serbia and Montenegro)

April 1, 2001

    I welcome today's arrest of Slobodan Milosevic, the former President 
of Yugoslavia. His arrest represents an important step in bringing to a 
close the tragic era of his brutal dictatorship.

    Milosevic was responsible for great suffering throughout the Balkan 
region. He deserves to be tried for his crimes against the Serbian 
people. He also deserves to be tried for violations of international 
law. We cannot and must not forget the chilling images of terrified 
women and children herded onto trains, emaciated prisoners interned 
behind barbed wire, and mass graves unearthed by U.N. investigators.

    Milosevic's arrest should be a first step toward trying him for the 
crimes against humanity with which he is charged. I am confident that 
Yugoslavia will continue down the path of cooperation with the U.N. War 
Crimes Tribunal. I am encouraged by the actions that Belgrade has 
already taken to work with the Tribunal, including its assistance over 
the last several weeks in transferring two indictees to The Hague. I 
call on President Kostunica to continue this cooperation and to see that 
Milosevic is likewise brought to justice.

    The United States appreciates the hard job that Yugoslavia faces in 
building its new democracy. I assure the Yugoslav Government and people 
that they can count on the friendship of the United States as they 
continue down the path of democratic and economic reform. We look 
forward to the day that Yugoslavia is fully part of a Europe that is 
whole and free and at peace.

Note: In the statement, the President referred to President Vojislav 
Kostunica, Federal Republic of Yugoslavia (Serbia and Montenegro).

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