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 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


    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


    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 
    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

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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; 
             (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 
    (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

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(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, 

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.

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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 
    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 
    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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