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[Weekly Compilation of Presidential Documents]

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Monday, June 12, 2000
Volume 36--Number 23
Pages 1271-1329

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Weekly Compilation of



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Addresses and Remarks

    Clinical trials--1310
    Emergency supplemental appropriations legislation--1307
    Germany, Conference on Progressive Governance for the 21st Century 
        in Berlin--1274
        Departure for Tokyo--1310
        Memorial service for Keizo Obuchi in Tokyo, remarks following--
    Patients' Bill of Rights--1310
    Radio address--1273
    Russia, state Duma in Moscow--1295
        People of Ukraine in Kiev--1304
        Ukraine-U.S. joint statement, signing in Kiev--1303

Communications to Congress

    Belarus, letter transmitting report on normal trade relations 
    China, letter transmitting report on normal trade relations status--
    Estate tax legislation, letter--1315
    National Science Board, message transmitting report--1315
    Patients' Bill of Rights, letter--1315
    Vietnam, letter transmitting report on normal trade relations 

Communications to Federal Agencies

    Belarus, memorandum on normal trade relations status--1272

Communications to Federal Agencies--Continued

    China, memorandum on normal trade relations status--1273
    Clinical trials, memorandum on increasing participation of Medicare 
    Hanford Reach National Monument, memorandum--1324
    Vietnam, memorandum on normal trade relations status--1272

Interviews With the News Media

    Exchanges with reporters
        Air Force One--1303
        Roosevelt Room--1307
        Rose Garden--1316
        South Lawn--1310
    Interview with Aleksei Venediktov of Ekho Moskvy Radio in Moscow--
    News conference with President Putin of Russia in Moscow, June 4 
        (No. 191)--1284

Joint Statements

        Cooperation to combat global warming--1277
        Funding procedures--1283
        Management and disposition of excess weapon-grade plutonium and 
            related cooperation--1278
(Continued on the inside of the back cover.)

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Joint Statements--Continued

        Memorandum of agreement on establishment of a joint center for 
            early warning systems data exchange and missile launch 
        Principles of strategic stability--1279
        Privileges and immunities--1284

Meetings With Foreign Leaders

    Argentina, President De La Rua--1274
    Brazil, President Cardoso--1274
    Chile, President Frei--1274
    Germany, Chancellor Schroeder--1274
    Jordan, King Abdullah II--1306
    Mexico, President Zedillo--1316
    Russia, President Putin--1284
        Minister of Foreign Affairs Tarasyuk--1304
        President Kuchma--1303
        Prime Minister Yushchenko--1303


    Establishment of the Canyons of the Ancients National Monument--1317
    Establishment of the Cascade-Siskiyou National Monument--1319


    Establishment of the Hanford Reach National Monument--1322
    Establishment of the Ironwood Forest National Monument--1325
    Gay and Lesbian Pride Month--1271

Statements by the President

    Congressional action on the ``Electronic Signatures in Global and 
        National Commerce Act''--1314
    Entertainment and media industry's parental media guide website--
    Indonesia, earthquake--1309
    Senate vote on the Patients' Bill of Rights--1314
    Ukraine-U.S. commercial space launch agreement, termination--1304

Supplementary Materials

    Acts approved by the President--1329
    Checklist of White House press releases--1328
    Digest of other White House announcements--1326
    Nominations submitted to the Senate--1328

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Monday, June 12, 2000
Volume 36--Number 23
Pages 1271-1329
Week Ending Friday, June 9, 2000
Proclamation 7316--Gay and Lesbian Pride Month, 2000

June 2, 2000

By the President of the United States

of America

A Proclamation

    Gay and lesbian Americans have made important and lasting 
contributions to our Nation in every field of endeavor. Too often, 
however, gays and lesbians face prejudice and discrimination; too many 
have had to hide or deny their sexual orientation in order to keep their 
jobs or to live safely in their communities.
    In recent years, we have made some progress righting these wrongs. 
Since the Stonewall uprising in New York City more than 30 years ago, 
the gay and lesbian rights movement has united gays and lesbians, their 
families and friends, and all those committed to justice and equality in 
a crusade to outlaw discriminatory laws and practices and to protect 
gays and lesbians from prejudice and persecution.
    I am proud of the part that my Administration has played to achieve 
these goals. Today, more openly gay and lesbian individuals serve in 
senior posts throughout the Federal Government than during any other 
Administration. To build on our progress, in 1998 I issued an Executive 
Order to prohibit discrimination in the Federal civilian workforce based 
on sexual orientation, and my Administration continues to fight for the 
Employment Non-Discrimination Act, which would outlaw discrimination in 
the workplace based on sexual orientation.
    Yet many challenges still lie before us. As we have learned from 
recent tragedies, prejudice against gays and lesbians can still erupt 
into acts of hatred and violence. I continue to call upon the Congress 
to pass meaningful hate crimes legislation to strengthen the Department 
of Justice's ability to prosecute hate crimes committed due to the 
victim's sexual orientation.
    With each passing year the American people become more receptive to 
diversity and more open to those who are different from themselves. Our 
Nation is at last realizing that gays and lesbians must no longer be 
``strangers among friends,'' as the civil rights pioneer David Mixner 
once noted. Rather, we must finally recognize these Americans for what 
they are: our colleagues and neighbors, daughters and sons, sisters and 
brothers, friends and partners.
    This June, recognizing the joys and sorrows that the gay and lesbian 
movement has witnessed and the work that remains to be done, we observe 
Gay and Lesbian Pride Month and celebrate the progress we have made in 
creating a society more inclusive and accepting of gays and lesbians. I 
hope that in this new millennium we will continue to break down the 
walls of fear and prejudice and work to build a bridge to understanding 
and tolerance, until gays and lesbians are afforded the same rights and 
responsibilities as all Americans.
    Now, Therefore, I, William J. Clinton, 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 2000 
as Gay and Lesbian Pride Month. I encourage all Americans to observe 
this month with appropriate programs, ceremonies, and activities that 
celebrate our diversity and recognize the gay and lesbian Americans 
whose many and varied contributions have enriched our national life.
    In Witness Whereof, I have hereunto set my hand this second day of 
June, in the year of our Lord two thousand, and of the Independence of 
the United States of America the two hundred and twenty-fourth.
                                            William J. Clinton

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[Filed with the Office of the Federal Register, 11:25 a.m., June 5, 

Note: This proclamation was published in the Federal Register on June 6. 
This item was not received in time for publication in the appropriate 

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Week Ending Friday, June 9, 2000
Memorandum on Normal Trade Relations Status for Vietnam

June 2, 2000

 Presidential Determination No. 2000-21

Memorandum for the Secretary of State

Subject:  Determination Under Subsection 402(d)(1) of the Trade Act of 
1974, as Amended: Continuation of Waiver Authority for Vietnam

    Pursuant to subsection 402(d)(1) of the Trade Act of 1974, as 
amended (the ``Act''), 19 U.S.C. 2432(d)(1), I determine that the 

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