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<DOC> [Weekly Compilation of Presidential Documents] [frwais.access.gpo.gov] [Page i-iv] Monday, February 9, 2004 Volume 40_Number 6 Pages 175 208 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 See also Appointments and Nominations; Meetings With Foreign Leaders American Heart Month, proclamation signing--181 Cabinet meeting--179 ``Churchill and the Great Republic'' exhibit--188 National Prayer Breakfast--195 Pennsylvania, Congress of Tomorrow luncheon in Philadelphia--177 Radio address--176 South Carolina, Port of Charleston--197 Virginia, National Targeting Center in Reston--205 Appointments and Nominations Commission on the Intelligence Capabilities of the United States Regarding Weapons of Mass Destruction, remarks--202 Communications to Federal Agencies Determination Pursuant to Section 2(c)(1) of the Migration and Refugee Assistance Act of 1962, as Amended, memorandum--202 Directives Defense of United States Agriculture and Food--183 Executive Orders Commission on the Intelligence Capabilities of the United States Regarding Weapons of Mass Destruction--203 Executive Orders--Continued Federal Real Property Asset Management--192 President's Commission on Implementation of United States Space Exploration Policy--175 Interviews With the News Media Exchange with reporters in the Cabinet Room--179 Meetings With Foreign Leaders United Nations, Secretary-General Annan--187 Proclamations American Heart Month--181 National African American History Month--188 National Consumer Protection Week--182 Statements by the President Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court, decision on same-sex marriage--191 Representative Jennifer Dunn's decision not to seek reelection--179 Representative W.J. Tauzin's decision not to seek reelection--192 Terrorist attack on the Moscow subway--206 Supplementary Materials Acts approved by the President--208 Checklist of White House press releases--208 Digest of other White House announcements--206 Nominations submitted to the Senate--207 [[Page iv]] ? <GRAPHIC(S) NOT AVAILABLE IN TIFF FORMAT> [[Page 175]] <DOC> [Weekly Compilation of Presidential Documents] [frwais.access.gpo.gov] [Page 175-176] Monday, February 9, 2004 Volume 40_Number 6 Pages 175 208 Week Ending Friday, February 6, 2004 Executive Order 13326--President's Commission on Implementation of United States Space Exploration Policy January 27, 2004 By the authority vested in me as President by the Constitution and the laws of the United States of America, and to obtain recommendations concerning implementation of the new vision for space exploration activities of the United States, it is hereby ordered as follows: Section 1. Establishment. There is hereby established the President's Commission on Implementation of United States Space Exploration Policy (the ``Commission''). Sec. 2. Membership. (a) The Commission shall be composed of not more than nine members appointed by the President, taking into account as appropriate the experience of such individuals with respect to governmental, scientific, and technical matters relating to space. (b) The President shall designate one member of the Commission to serve as Chairman of the Commission. Sec. 3. Mission. (a) The mission of the Commission shall be to provide recommendations to the President, in accordance with this order, on implementation of the vision outlined in the President's policy statement entitled ``A Renewed Spirit of Discovery'' and the President's Budget Submission for Fiscal Year 2005 (collectively, ``Policy''). (b) The Commission shall examine and make recommendations to the President regarding: (i) A science research agenda to be conducted on the Moon and other destinations as well as human and robotic science activities that advance our capacity to achieve the Policy; (ii) The exploration of technologies, demonstrations, and strategies, including the use of lunar and other in situ natural resources, that could be used for sustainable human and robotic exploration; (iii) Criteria that could be used to select future destinations for human exploration; (iv) Long-term organization options for managing implementation of space exploration activities; (v) The most appropriate and effective roles for potential private sector and international participants in implementing the Policy; (vi) Methods for optimizing space exploration activities to encourage the interest of America's youth in studying and pursuing careers in mathematics, science, and engineering; and (vii) Management of the implementation of the Policy within available resources. Sec. 4. Administration. (a) The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) shall provide, to the extent permitted by law, administrative support and funding for the Commission. The Commission is established in NASA for administrative purposes only. (b) Members of the Commission shall serve without compensation for their work on the Commission. Members appointed from among private citizens of the United States, however, while engaged in the work of the Commission, may be allowed travel expenses, including per diem in lieu of subsistence, as authorized by law for persons serving intermittently in Government service (5 U.S.C. 5701-5707), to the extent funds are available. (c) Insofar as the Federal Advisory Committee Act (5 U.S.C. App. 2) (the ``Act''), as amended, may apply to the Commission, any functions of the President under that Act, except for those in section 6 of that Act, shall be performed by the Administrator of NASA [[Page 176]] (the ``Administrator''), in accordance with the guidelines that have been issued by the Administrator of General Services. (d) The Commission shall conduct occasional meetings as appropriate, including at various locations throughout the United States, to solicit views and opinions from the public, academia, and industry. (e) The Commission shall not have access to information classified pursuant to Executive Order 12958 of April 17, 1995, as amended. Sec. 5. Report. The Commission shall submit its final report to the President through the Administrator within 120 days of the first meeting of the Commission. Sec. 6. General Provisions. (a) This order is intended only to improve the internal management of the executive branch and it is not intended to, and does not, create any right or benefit, substantive or procedural, enforceable at law or in equity by a party against the United States, its departments, agencies, instrumentalities or entities, its officers or employees, or any other person. (b) The Commission shall terminate within 60 days after submitting its final report. George W. Bush The White House, January 27, 2004. [Filed with the Office of the Federal Register, 11:02 a.m., February 2, 2004] Note: This Executive order was released by the Office of the Press Secretary on January 30, and it was published in the Federal Register on February 3. This item was not received in time for publication in the appropriate issue. <DOC> [Weekly Compilation of Presidential Documents] [frwais.access.gpo.gov] [Page 176-177] Monday, February 9, 2004 Volume 40_Number 6 Pages 175 208 Week Ending Friday, February 6, 2004 The President's Radio Address January 31, 2004 Good morning. This coming week, my administration will release our proposed budget for fiscal year 2005. In that detailed blueprint for Government spending, Americans will see my priorities clearly at work. We will devote the resources necessary to win the war on terror and protect our homeland. We'll provide compassionate help to seniors, to schoolchildren, and to Americans in need of job training. And we will be responsible with the people's money by cutting the deficit in half over 5 years. With troops currently on the ground fighting our enemies, my budget increases defense spending by 7 percent, money that will go the pay for equipment, ammunition, and troop housing. We'll keep our military strong and ready for every challenge that may come. Since I took office, we have increased pay for our men and women in uniform by 21 percent. Next year, I propose raising their pay by another 3.5 percent. Our troops put their lives on the line to defend America, and we owe them our best in return. Given the continued terrorist threat against the American people, my budget nearly triples homeland security spending over 2001 levels, including an increase of nearly 10 percent next year, to $30.5 billion. This money will help tighten security at our borders, airports, and seaports, and improve our defenses against biological attack. I'm proposing to raise the budget for the FBI by 11 percent, including a $357 million increase in spending on counterterrorism activities. America will not let its guard down in our war on terror. My budget also focuses on our priorities at home. This year, we'll begin moving towards prescription drug coverage under Medicare by providing drug discount cards to seniors. We'll also help lower-income seniors this year and next with up to $600 in direct assistance for drug costs. We're devoting additional resources to our schools to help them meet the higher expectations set by the No Child Left Behind Act. My budget calls for a 49-percent increase over 2001 spending on our public schools. There will be additional money for early reading programs for schools in low-income areas and for enhanced Pell grant scholarships for
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