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<DOC> [Weekly Compilation of Presidential Documents] [frwais.access.gpo.gov] [Page i] Monday, June 10, 2002 [[Page i]] Weekly Compilation of Presidential Documents <DOC> [Weekly Compilation of Presidential Documents] [frwais.access.gpo.gov] [Page i-ii] Pages 943-975 Contents [[Page ii]] Addresses to the Nation Department of Homeland Security, proposed--963 Addresses and Remarks Arkansas Community in Little Rock--949 Welfare reform, discussion in Little Rock--953 Congressional barbecue--962 Congressional leaders, meeting--965 Department of Homeland Security--965 Iowa, World Pork Expo in Des Moines--967 New York, commencement address at the U.S. Military Academy in West Point--944 Race for the Cure participants, telephone remarks--943 Radio address--948 Welfare-to-work graduates--958 Executive Orders Amendment to Executive Order 13180, Air Traffic Performance-Based Organization--963 Interviews With the News Media Exchanges with reporters Cabinet Room--965 Fort Meade, MD--956 Proclamations National Child's Day--961 National Fishing and Boating Week--943 National Homeownership Month--961 Supplementary Materials Acts approved by the President--975 Checklist of White House press releases--975 Digest of other White House announcements--972 Nominations submitted to the Senate--973 Editor's Note: The President was at Camp David, MD, on June 7, 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. 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. The Weekly Compilation of Presidential Documents will be furnished by mail to domestic subscribers for $80.00 per year ($137.00 for mailing first class) and to foreign subscribers for $93.75 per year, payable to the Superintendent of Documents, Government Printing Office, Washington, DC 20402. The charge for a single copy is $3.00 ($3.75 for foreign mailing). There are no restrictions on the republication of material appearing in the Weekly Compilation of Presidential Documents. [[Page 943]] <DOC> [Weekly Compilation of Presidential Documents] [frwais.access.gpo.gov] [Page 943] Pages 943-975 Week Ending Friday, June 7, 2002 Proclamation 7569--National Fishing and Boating Week, 2002 May 31, 2002 By the President of the United States of America A Proclamation Our Nation's landscape contains thousands of bodies of water that offer endless opportunities for recreational boating and fishing. Every year, millions of Americans, including me, look forward to enjoying these popular pastimes. In addition to providing opportunities for recreation, fishing and boating play important roles in our Nation's economy. They support thousands of American jobs and generate millions of dollars that go directly back to protecting and conserving resources at the local level. Since 1950, State fish and wildlife agencies have received nearly $4 billion through the Federal Aid in Sport Fish Restoration Act. These funds have helped to purchase over 322,000 acres for boating, fishing and fish production, and research. In addition, funding has been used to help educate the public about fish and their habitats. These measures enhance the quality of life for people of all ages and continue a vital legacy of environmental stewardship. Now, Therefore, I, George W. Bush, President of the United States of America, by virtue of the authority vested in me by the Constitution and laws of the United States, do hereby proclaim June 2 through June 8, 2002, as National Fishing and Boating Week. During this week, I encourage people of the United States to participate in the thousands of local events scheduled in communities throughout the United States, offering hands-on opportunities for families and friends to share in these recreational activities. In Witness Whereof, I have hereunto set my hand this thirty-first day of May, in the year of our Lord two thousand two, and of the Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and twenty- sixth. George W. Bush [Filed with the Office of the Federal Register, 8:45 a.m., June 4, 2002] Note: This proclamation was published in the Federal Register on June 5. This item was not received in time for publication in the appropriate issue. <DOC> [Weekly Compilation of Presidential Documents] [frwais.access.gpo.gov] [Page 943-944] Pages 943-975 Week Ending Friday, June 7, 2002 Telephone Remarks to Race for the Cure Participants June 1, 2002 Ambassador Nancy Brinker. Mr. President, we are honored that you would take time out and talk to us today. Thank you, and welcome. The President. Well, Nancy, thank you very much for your kind words, and I appreciate so very much your service to our country as Ambassador to Hungary and your service to our country as the founding chairman of the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation. And I've got to tell you, I'm here at West Point, getting ready to give the commencement address, and I'm honored to be here. But I kind of wish I was running today with the thousands who are there. I want to thank all the runners for bringing hope to Americans as we fight cancer. I want to thank the survivors for your courage. I want to thank Congresswoman Sue Myrick, who is Race for the Cure honorary survivor chair. I appreciate so very much the fact that you all recognize that you're running for a great work and a great cause, that every life saved is a mother, a daughter, or a sister restored to health. What I love most about the Komen runs is that people participate in the spirit [[Page 944]] of generosity and kindness and love that really distinguishes America and makes us unique. You know, a lot of people go out and run to win prizes. You're running and walking to save lives. And for that, our Nation is incredibly grateful. I recognize that we've made some advances, and I'm grateful for those, as I know you are as well. But I also know that we've got a long way to go to win this war on cancer and breast cancer. Nancy mentioned that the Federal Government is strongly committed to funding--putting dollars up for research at the NIH, which we will do and continue to do. See, I'm an optimistic person. I believe--strongly believe--in our lifetimes we will achieve a victory over cancer. Again, I want to thank you for running. Every step you take today is critical to finding a cure for breast cancer. S. Sgt. Tony Damon. I'm sorry, Mr. President. This is Signal. The President. Yes--what? Staff Sergeant Damon. I'm sorry, they dropped the call. We're going to reestablish---- The President. What are you talking about? They dropped the call? Staff Sergeant Damon. They tried to connect you to the feed, and the feed didn't go through. The President. You mean I haven't--they haven't heard a word yet? Staff Sergeant Damon. I'm sorry, Mr. President, they haven't heard a word. The President. Goddang it. [At this point, the phone line was reestablished.] Ambassador Nancy Brinker. Welcome, Mr. President. The President. Hey, Nancy, I am sorry that we dropped off. Let me tell all the runners and walkers how appreciative I am that you're walking and running to save lives, how appreciative I am that you show the great generosity of spirit of the American people. I want you to know, Nancy, that the Federal Government stands on your side, that we're going to spend money to research, to find the cures necessary to defeat cancer. And I believe in our lifetime we will defeat cancer, and a large part of that success goes to the thousands all across America who support the Komen Foundation runs and walks. And so, on behalf of a grateful nation, thank you for--you all for what you do. I'm here at West Point. I kind of wish I was running with you all today. But since I'm not, I am honored to be able to start the race. And so the walkers, you all will start in a few minutes. But right now, if the runners will get ready, it's about time for you to start. And so in five seconds, it is my honor to start this Race for the Cure. Four, three, two, one--runners ready, and go. Note: The teleconference began at 8:22 a.m. The President spoke from the Superintendent's House at the U.S. Military Academy in West Point, NY, to race participants on the Mall in Washington, DC. Staff Sergeant Tony Damon, USA, Console Controller, Army Signal Corps, assisted the President in the telephone conversation. <DOC> [Weekly Compilation of Presidential Documents] [frwais.access.gpo.gov] [Page 944-948] Pages 943-975 Week Ending Friday, June 7, 2002 Commencement Address at the United States Military Academy in West Point, New York June 1, 2002 Thank you very much, General Lennox. Mr. Secretary, Governor Pataki, Members of the United States Congress, Academy staff and faculty, distinguished guests, proud family members, and graduates: I want to thank you for your welcome. Laura and I are especially honored to visit this great institution in your bicentennial year. In every corner of America, the words ``West Point'' command immediate respect. This place where the Hudson River bends is more than a fine institution of learning. The United States Military Academy is the guardian of values that have shaped the soldiers who have shaped the history of the world. A few of you have followed in the path of the perfect West Point graduate Robert E. Lee, who never received a single demerit in 4 years. Some of you followed in the path of the imperfect graduate Ulysses S.
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