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<DOC> [Weekly Compilation of Presidential Documents] [frwais.access.gpo.gov] [Page i] Monday, July 12, 2004 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 <DOC> [Weekly Compilation of Presidential Documents] [frwais.access.gpo.gov] [Page i-ii] Pages 1201 1236 Contents [[Page ii]] Addresses and Remarks See also Meetings With Foreign Leaders League of United Latin American Citizens convention, satellite remarks--1213 Michigan, meeting with judicial nominees in Waterford--1211 North Carolina, meeting with judicial nominees in Raleigh--1209 Pennsylvania Kutztown, discussion at Kutztown University of Pennsylvania-- 1220 Pottstown, remarks--1233 Radio address--1201 West Virginia, Independence Day in Charleston--1202 Communications to Congress U.S.-Australia Free Trade Agreement, message transmitting legislation to implement--1208 Communications to Federal Agencies Delegation of Authority Under Section 517(a) of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2004, memorandum--1206 Delegation of Responsibility Under Section 1523 of the Strom Thurmond National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 1999, as Amended, memorandum--1220 Designation of Officers of the Environmental Protection Agency, memorandum--1213 Executive Orders Amending Executive Order 13261 on the Order of Succession in the Environmental Protection Agency--1212 Assigning Foreign Affairs Functions and Implementing the Enterprise for the Americas Initiative and the Tropical Forest Conservation Act--1216 Delegation of Certain Waiver, Determination, Certification, Recommendation, and Reporting Functions--1218 (Continued on the inside of the back cover.) Editor's Note: The President was in York, PA, on July 9, 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. Contents--Continued Interviews With the News Media Exchanges with reporters Oval Office--1207 Raleigh, NC--1209 Meetings With Foreign Leaders Iceland, Prime Minister Oddsson--1207 Proclamations Returning the Flag of the United States to Full-Staff--1201 Statements by the President Deaths Austrian President Thomas Klestil--1216 Marlon Brando--1201 Supplementary Materials Acts approved by the President--1236 Checklist of White House press releases--1235 Digest of other White House announcements--1233 Nominations submitted to the Senate--1235 [[Page 1201]] <DOC> [Weekly Compilation of Presidential Documents] [frwais.access.gpo.gov] [Page 1201] Pages 1201 1236 Week Ending Friday, July 9, 2004 Statement on the Death of Marlon Brando July 2, 2004 With the passing of Marlon Brando, America has lost a great actor of the stage and screen. His award-winning performances in films such as ``On the Waterfront'' and ``The Godfather'' demonstrated his outstanding talent and entertained millions across the country. Marlon Brando was one of the 20th century's finest actors and will be missed by his many fans and admirers. Laura and I send our prayers and condolences to his family and friends. Note: This item was not received in time for publication in the appropriate issue. <DOC> [Weekly Compilation of Presidential Documents] [frwais.access.gpo.gov] [Page 1201] Pages 1201 1236 Week Ending Friday, July 9, 2004 Proclamation 7801--Returning the Flag of the United States to Full-Staff July 2, 2004 By the President of the United States of America A Proclamation By the authority vested in me as President of the United States by the Constitution and the laws of the United States of America, and in honor and tribute to the memory of Ronald Reagan, it is hereby ordered that the flag of the United States shall be displayed at full-staff at the White House and on all buildings, grounds, and Naval vessels of the United States beginning July 3, 2004. I also direct that beginning on that same date, the representatives of the United States in foreign countries shall make similar arrangements for the display of the flag at full-staff over their Embassies, Legations, and other facilities abroad, including all military facilities and stations. In Witness Whereof, I have hereunto set my hand this second day of July, in the year of our Lord two thousand four, and of the Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and twenty-eighth. George W. Bush [Filed with the Office of the Federal Register, 8:45 a.m., July 7, 2004] Note: This proclamation was published in the Federal Register on July 8. This item was not received in time for publication in the appropriate issue. <DOC> [Weekly Compilation of Presidential Documents] [frwais.access.gpo.gov] [Page 1201-1202] Pages 1201 1236 Week Ending Friday, July 9, 2004 The President's Radio Address July 3, 2004 Good morning. As Americans gather this weekend to celebrate the Fourth of July, we can take pride in our country's great history and look to the future with confidence. America remains a shining example to the world of all that free people can achieve. And our goal as a nation is to make sure that all Americans can share in the promise of our country. Our economy is showing steady progress. We've completed our 10th consecutive month of job creation. We added 112,000 jobs in June and have added more than 1.5 million new jobs since last August. The unemployment rate has steadily declined, to 5.6 percent from 6.3 percent a year ago. With more jobs and lower unemployment, we are seeing rising consumer confidence, higher incomes, continued gains in the rate of homeownership, and a restored sense of opportunity. Our strengthening economy is a tribute to millions of American entrepreneurs and workers. By their hard work and optimism, our Nation has overcome recession, terrorist attack, corporate scandals, and the many economic challenges that come in a time of war. Our Government is also doing its part. With progrowth policies in Washington, we aim to encourage the hard work and optimism of our people. With tax relief, we are [[Page 1202]] strengthening the spirit of enterprise. When people are allowed to keep more of what they earn, that is good for families trying to make ends meet, good for businesses looking for new customers, and good for those looking for jobs in our expanding economy. Now that jobs are coming back, we must build on this progress and help American workers and families continue to meet the challenges of our changing economy. My plan will help America continue to lead the world, help our workers gain the skills they need, and create an environment where small businesses will thrive and create new jobs. Our first responsibility is not to raise taxes on hard-working Americans. All of the tax relief we have passed should be made permanent, so families can continue to keep more of what they earn, and businesses can plan for the future with confidence. I have a plan to help businesses and families with the rising costs of health care and reduce the burden of frivolous lawsuits that unnecessarily punish the job creators in America. I'm working to open more markets and level the playing field for American entrepreneurs and farmers and ranchers. Our global economy requires Americans to remain prepared for change and innovation. That is why I have proposed to help our public schools and community colleges teach our future workers the skills they need to succeed. For the sake of economic security and job creation, I proposed a national energy policy that encourages conservation and production at home and makes us less dependent on foreign sources of energy. All of these proposals are aimed at helping Americans prepare to meet new economic challenges, and I will continue to push the Congress to see them enacted into law. This Fourth of July weekend, as Americans celebrate our freedom, our thoughts are also with the men and women who defend that freedom as members of the United States military. In Afghanistan, Iraq, and elsewhere, they are fighting terrorists that threaten America and helping to build hopeful, democratic societies where the ideology of terrorism has no place. Our Nation honors their sacrifice. And one of our greatest sources of pride on this Fourth of July is that men and women like them wear the uniform of our country. I thank all of our service men and women for standing post. I wish all Americans a happy Independence Day. Thank you for listening. Note: The address was recorded at 12:01 p.m. on July 2 in the Cabinet Room at the White House for broadcast at 10:06 a.m. on July 3. The transcript was made available by the Office of the Press Secretary on July 2 but was embargoed for release until the broadcast. The Office of the Press Secretary also released a Spanish language transcript of this address.
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