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[Weekly Compilation of Presidential Documents]

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 Addresses and Remarks

    See also Appointments and Nominations; Meetings With Foreign Leaders
    Arkansas, remarks in Little Rock--537
    Central European Nations, remarks honoring upcoming admission to 
    Judicial confirmation process--565
    South Carolina, commencement address at the University of South 
        Carolina in Columbia--568
    Radio address--532
    Secretary of Defense, meeting--549
    Tax Relief Coalition--544
    U.S.-Singapore Free Trade Agreement, signing ceremony--550

 Appointments and Nominations

    Presidential Envoy to Iraq, remarks--549

 Communications to Congress

    Sudan, message transmitting report on national emergency--531
    Supplemental budget requests, letter transmitting--572

 Communications to Congress--Continued

    UNITA, message on terminating the national emergency--554

 Communications to Federal Agencies

    Delegation of the functions of the President under the heading 
        ``Iraq Relief and Reconstruction Fund'' in the Emergency Wartime 
        Supplemental Appropriations Act, 2003, memorandum--555
    Presidential Determination on Eligibility of Serbia and Montenegro 
        to Receive Defense Articles and Services Under the Foreign 
        Assistance Act of 1961, as Amended, and the Arms Export Control 
        Act, memorandum--553
    Report to the Congress on Tibet Negotiations, memorandum--560
    Suspending the Iraq Sanctions Act, Making Inapplicable Certain 
        Statutory Provisions Related to Iraq, and Delegating 
        Authorities, under the Emergency Wartime Supplemental 
        Appropriations Act, 2003, memorandum--559
(Continued on the inside of the back cover.)

  Editor's Note: The President was in Columbia, SC, on May 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.


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 Executive Orders

    Facilitating the Administration of Justice in the Federal Courts--
    Interagency Group on Insular Areas--564
    Termination of Emergency with Respect to the Actions and Policies of 
        UNITA and Revocation of Related Executive Orders--553

Interviews With the News Media

    Exchanges with reporters in the Oval Office--549, 560
    News conferences
         May 3 with Prime Minister Howard of Australia--533
         May 7 with President Aznar of Spain--556

Joint Statements

    United States of America and Singapore--552

Letters and Messages

    Cinco de Mayo, message--544
    National Foster Care Month, message--544

Meetings With Foreign Leaders

    Australia, Prime Minister Howard--533
    Bulgaria, Foreign Minister Pasi--561
    Estonia, Foreign Minister Ojuland--561
    Latvia, Foreign Minister Kalniete--561
    Lithuania, Foreign Minister Valionis--561
    Qatar, Amir Al Thani--560
    Romania, Foreign Minister Geoana--561

Meetings With Foreign Leaders--Continued

    Singapore, Prime Minister Goh--550, 552
    Slovakia, Foreign Minister Kukan--561
    Slovenia, Foreign Minister Rupel--561
    Spain, President Aznar--556


    Jewish Heritage Week--531
    Mother's Day--558

Statements by the President

    Death of Walter Sisulu--563
    Federal judiciary, legislation to increase salaries--571
    House of Representatives action on tax relief legislation--571
         Confirmation of Deborah L. Cook as a Judge on the U.S. Court of 
            Appeals for the Sixth Circuit--543
         Filibusters of the nominations of Miguel A. Estrada and 
            Priscilla Owen to be Judges on the U.S. Court of Appeals--
    Turkey's Bingol Province, earthquake--537

Supplementary Materials

     Acts approved by the President--575
     Checklist of White House press releases--574
     Digest of other White House announcements--572
     Nominations submitted to the Senate--574

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Week Ending Friday, May 9, 2003
Proclamation 7673--Jewish Heritage Week, 2003

May 2, 2003

 By the President of the United States

 of America

 A Proclamation

    The extraordinary heritage of Jewish Americans reflects the strength 
and spirit of our Nation. Their deep family and community ties and 
strong religious traditions exemplify America's cultural diversity. 
Jewish Heritage Week provides an opportunity to recognize the 
contributions of Jewish Americans to our country and to celebrate their 
commitment to faith, family, and freedom.
    The Jewish people began their search for freedom more than 3,000 
years ago. From the struggle of the Exodus, to the miracle of the 
Maccabees, to the horrors of the Holocaust, to the creation of the 
democratic State of Israel, Jews have faced and survived many 
challenges. Jews draw on their faith to provide hope for the future.
    For centuries, Jews have immigrated to the United States to realize 
their dreams and enjoy the blessings of religious tolerance and 
individual liberty. Today, Jewish Americans play an important role in 
the success and growth of our country. Their accomplishments in 
education, industry, science, art, literature, and dozens of other 
fields have strengthened our Nation and enriched our culture.
    Throughout their history, Jewish Americans have demonstrated that 
goodness can overcome evil. Guided by moral principles, they bring to 
our Nation a rich heritage that recognizes the dignity of every citizen 
and the possibilities of every life. Countless Jewish charitable 
organizations are helping serve the men, women, and children across our 
country who are in need. Their works of kindness and mercy help to build 
a more generous and compassionate Nation.
    During this week, we also recognize the many Jewish Americans 
serving in our Armed Forces who are working to rid the world of terror 
and bring freedom and justice to the oppressed. Every generation of 
Americans must rise to meet its own challenges, and this generation of 
Jewish Americans is standing strong to defend our freedoms and help make 
America a land of opportunity for all.
    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 May 4 through May 11, 
2003, as Jewish Heritage Week. I urge all Americans to learn more about 
the rich history of Jewish Americans and to celebrate their contribution 
to our cultural diversity.
    In Witness Whereof, I have hereunto set my hand this second day of 
May, in the year of our Lord two thousand three, and of the Independence 
of the United States of America the two hundred and twenty-seventh.
                                                George W. Bush

[Filed with the Office of the Federal Register, 8:45 a.m., May 6, 2003]

Note: This proclamation was published in the Federal Register on May 7. 
This item was not received in time for publication in the appropriate 

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Week Ending Friday, May 9, 2003
Message to the Congress Transmitting a Report on the National Emergency 
With Respect to Sudan

May 2, 2003

To the Congress of the United States:

    As required by section 401(c) of the National Emergencies Act, 50 
U.S.C. 1641(c), and section 204(c) of the International Emergency 
Economic Powers Act (IEEPA), 50

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U.S.C. 1703(c), I am providing herewith a 6-month periodic report 
prepared by my Administration on the national emergency with respect to 
Sudan that was declared in Executive Order 13067 of November 3, 1997.
                                                George W. Bush
 The White House,
 May 2, 2003.

Note: This item was not received in time for publication in the 
appropriate issue.


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