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<DOC> [Weekly Compilation of Presidential Documents] [frwais.access.gpo.gov] [Page i-iii] Monday, October 12, 1998 Volume 34--Number 41 Pages 1965-2025 Contents [[Page i]] Weekly Compilation of Presidential Documents [[Page ii]] Addresses and Remarks See also Bill Signings Congressional leaders, meeting--2017 Democratic National Committee dinner--2002 Economic team meeting--2010 Education legislative agenda--2017 Finance ministers and central bank governors--1978 Health maintenance organizations' decision to opt out of some Medicare markets--2007 Impeachment inquiry vote--2010 International Monetary Fund/World Bank, annual meeting--1983 Kosovo--2008 League of Conservation Voters dinner--1998 Legislative agenda--1976, 2017 National Association of Police Organizations' `` Top Cops''--2014 Pennsylvania Democratic National Committee dinner in Philadelphia--1969 Democratic National Committee reception in Philadelphia--1965 Radio address--1974 Unity '98 Luncheon--1975 Reception--1981 Bill Signings Energy and Water Development Appropriations Act, 1999, statement-- 1996 Higher Education Amendments of 1998 Remarks--1992 Statement--1995 Bill Vetoes ``Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 1999,'' message--2006 Communications to Congress See also Bill Vetoes Older Americans Act reauthorization, letters--2012 Telecommunications services payments to Cuba, message--2013 Interviews With the News Media Exchanges with reporters Cabinet Room--2010 Colonnade--2016 Oval Office--1988 Meetings With Foreign Leaders Hungary, Prime Minister Orban--1988 Germany, Chancellor-Elect Schroeder--2016 (Continued on the inside of the back cover.) 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[[Page iii]] Contents--Continued Proclamations Child Health Day--1979 Columbus Day--2018 General Pulaski Memorial Day--2019 German-American Day--1980 Leif Erikson Day--2011 National Children's Day--2020 National Day of Concern About Young People and Gun Violence--1997 Statements by the President See also Bill Signings Agriculture legislation--1988 Statements by the President--Continued Death of Gene Autry--1965 Senate action on the ``Internet Tax Freedom Act''--2011 Supplementary Materials Acts approved by the President--2025 Checklist of White House press releases--2024 Digest of other White House announcements--2021 Nominations submitted to the Senate--2022 [[Page 1965]] <DOC> [Weekly Compilation of Presidential Documents] [frwais.access.gpo.gov] [Page 1965] Monday, October 12, 1998 Volume 34--Number 41 Pages 1965-2025 Week Ending Friday, October 9, 1998 Statement on the Death of Gene Autry October 2, 1998 Hillary and I are saddened to learn of the death of Gene Autry. An entire generation of Americans has lost a beloved old friend from childhood. Gene Autry's music and movies captured all that was good and inspiring about America's Old West. His characters taught children across America important lessons about courage and freedom, justice and fairplay. And in leaving behind a treasure trove of recordings--from ``Back in the Saddle Again'' to ``Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer,'' America's First Singing Cowboy will sing forever. Our thoughts and prayers go out to the Autry family. 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 1965-1969] Monday, October 12, 1998 Volume 34--Number 41 Pages 1965-2025 Week Ending Friday, October 9, 1998 Remarks at a Democratic National Committee Reception in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania October 2, 1998 Thank you. Thank you very much for the warm welcome. [Laughter] I've had a wonderful time in Philadelphia today, and I am deeply indebted to you for being here tonight, for supporting our party, our candidates, and what we stand for. I, too, want to thank Congressman Chaka Fattah for the High Hopes program. He and the mayor met me today at the airport with a number of young children from Philadelphia who are in your school system, in your middle school system. And then later, we sat down and drank a soft drink together, and I visited with them. And Chaka asked how many of them wanted to go to college, and they all wanted to go. And now they and literally tens of thousands of children like them all across our country are going to be able to go because of the initiative that he brought to me, that I embraced, and that we have worked so hard to pass: the High Hopes scholarship program. And we thank him. America is in your debt, Congressman. Thank you. And I believe we have one of our candidates for Congress here, too, tonight--Roy Afflerbach. Let's give him a hand. He's somewhere. Where are you, Roy? There you go. [Applause] Thank you. Thank you for running. I want to thank Steve Grossman for doing a superb job as the chairman of the Democratic Party. And we will not tell his mayor that he bragged on Rendell shamelessly tonight. [Laughter] I also want to thank Len Barrack of Philadelphia for being our finance chair. He's doing a wonderful, wonderful, wonderful job. And finally, let me say that the mayor was uncommonly generous tonight, but his administration is basically the embodiment of my philosophy of government. When we came before the American people, Al Gore and I, in 1992, we said we had a different idea, that we wanted everyone in America who was a responsible citizen to have opportunity. We wanted to come together as one community across all of our differences of race, religion, politics, income. We wanted to prove that you could be pro-business and pro-labor. We wanted to prove that you could be in favor of economic growth and still improve the environment. We wanted to end all these sort of false choices that had been imposed on us by the hot rhetoric of Washington for too many years. And we had a different theory of government, that we thought that the main role of government was to create the conditions and to give people the tools to make the most of their own lives. And all the initiatives that the mayor mentioned, that he so generously gave me credit for, most all of them were available to a lot of other places, too. But Philadelphia made the most of its opportunities because in no [[Page 1966]] small measure of the gifts, the dedication, and the downright aggression of its mayor. And I cannot tell you how much I admire him for that. You know, I'm sure all of you have had an experience like this in your life in some context or another--by the time somebody calls you 15 times and asks you for something, you say, yes, just to stop them, you know. [Laughter] When Ed Rendell gets all over you like a wet blanket about something--[laughter]--you know you might as well just cry ``uncle'' and go on to something else. I say that because the achievements of this city have been truly phenomenal. And I have always loved coming here. You know, the people of Philadelphia have been quite wonderful to me and Hillary and to Al and Tipper, voting for us in record numbers and by record margins in both elections and I'm very, very grateful. Let me just take a few minutes to be a little serious with you tonight. I was so moved today by all the things that were said to me on the street--didn't even mind the protestors. That's the American way. But you like it even more when they're not in the majority--[laughter]-- and that seemed to be the case today. But I want you to know that, on behalf of the First Lady and on my part, I'm very grateful for those personal expressions. But I do not believe that adversity is the enemy of the Democratic Party in this election. Indeed, adversity can be our friend, because it's not only good for personal reformation; it's good for people to sort of dig down deep inside and ask yourself what's really important and what's really fair. What do you really care about? What will you act for? What will you move for? The real enemy the Democrats have in this election is complacency-- because we are doing pretty well as a country. We've got the lowest unemployment rate in 28 years and the lowest percentage of people on welfare in 29 years and the first balanced budget and surplus in 29 years, and it's the biggest in history. We've got the best wage growth in way over 20 years. We've got, as Steve Grossman said, the biggest drop in Hispanic poverty in 30 years and the lowest unemployment rates and poverty rates among African-Americans since statistics have been kept, the highest homeownership in history. All that is very good. I'm grateful for that. But the real question is, what will we do with this moment? Our friends in the other party know that in spite of your presence and generosity here tonight, they always have tons more money than we do.
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