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<DOC> [Weekly Compilation of Presidential Documents] [frwais.access.gpo.gov] [Page i-iii] Monday, February 14, 2000 Volume 36--Number 6 Pages 233-289 Contents [[Page i]] Weekly Compilation of Presidential Documents [[Page ii]] Addresses and Remarks Congressional Medal of Honor, presentation--247 Democratic National Committee Dinner--252 Reception--249 Democratic Unity reception--269 Discrimination in Federal employment based on genetic information, signing an Executive order to prohibit--241 Federal budget, fiscal year 2001--234 James S. Brady Press Briefing Room, dedication--281 Patients' Bill of Rights--255 Radio address--233 Texas Departure for McAllen--255 Democratic National Committee dinner in Dallas--265 Democratic National Committee luncheon in McAllen--256 Luncheon honoring Representative Ruben Hinojosa in McAllen--261 Communications to Congress Albania, message transmitting report on the extension of normal trade relations status--264 Egypt-U.S. mutual legal assistance in criminal matters treaty with documentation, message transmitting--233 Middle East peace process, message transmitting report on the national emergency--237 Rescissions and deferrals, message transmitting report--264 Rotterdam Convention on the Prior Informed Consent Procedure for Certain Hazardous Chemicals and Pesticides in International Trade with annexes, message transmitting report--264 Russia-U.S. treaty on mutual legal assistance in criminal matters with documentation, message transmitting--273 Sudan, letter transmitting report--274 Communications to Federal Agencies U.S. Military Activities in East Timor, memorandum--281 (Continued on the inside of the back cover.) Editor's Note: The Weekly Compilation of Presidential Documents is also available on the Internet on the GPO Access service on http:// www.gpo.gov/nara/nara003.html. 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 iii]] Contents--Continued Executive Orders To Prohibit Discrimination in Federal Employment Based on Genetic Information--244 Interviews With the News Media Exchanges with reporters Briefing Room--281 South Lawn--255 Interviews Chicago Tribune, the Los Angeles Times, and USA Today--274 Willow Bay of Cable News Network's ``Moneyline News Hour''--237 Statements by the President Croatia, election of Stipe Mesic as President--249 Death of Carl B. Albert--234 East Timor, peacekeeping efforts--285 Embassy security initiatives--273 Supplementary Materials Acts approved by the President--289 Checklist of White House press releases--288 Digest of other White House announcements--285 Nominations submitted to the Senate--286 [[Page 233]] <DOC> [Weekly Compilation of Presidential Documents] [frwais.access.gpo.gov] [Page 233] Monday, February 14, 2000 Volume 36--Number 6 Pages 233-289 Week Ending Friday, February 11, 2000 Message to the Senate Transmitting the Egypt-United States Mutual Legal Assistance in Criminal Matters Treaty With Documentation February 2, 2000 To the Senate of the United States: With a view to receiving the advice and consent of the Senate to ratification, I transmit herewith the Treaty Between the Government of the United States of America and the Government of the Arab Republic of Egypt on Mutual Legal Assistance in Criminal Matters, signed at Cairo on May 3, 1998. I transmit also a related exchange of diplomatic notes for the information of the Senate. The report of the Department of State with respect to the Treaty is enclosed. The Treaty is one of a series of modern mutual legal assistance treaties being negotiated by the United States in order to counter criminal activities more effectively. The Treaty should be an effective tool to assist in the prosecution of a wide variety of crimes, including terrorism and drug-trafficking offenses. The Treaty is self-executing. The Treaty provides for a broad range of cooperation in criminal matters. Mutual assistance available under the Treaty includes taking the testimony or statements of persons; providing documents, records and items of evidence; locating or identifying persons or items; serving documents; transferring persons in custody for testimony or other purposes; executing requests for searches and seizures; assisting in proceedings related to immobilization and forfeiture of assets, restitution, and collection of fines; and any other form of assistance not prohibited by the laws of the Requested State. I recommend that the Senate give early and favorable consideration to the Treaty and give its advice and consent to ratification. William J. Clinton The White House, February 2, 2000. 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 233-234] Monday, February 14, 2000 Volume 36--Number 6 Pages 233-289 Week Ending Friday, February 11, 2000 The President's Radio Address February 5, 2000 Good morning. Today I want to talk about what we can and must do to help more women get the lifesaving treatment they need to fight breast and cervical cancer. More than 180,000 American women will be diagnosed with these diseases this year. Each of us has a sister, a daughter, a friend, or in my case, a mother, who has struggled against them. These cancers can be treated and cured--if we catch them early and fight them aggressively. But more than 40,000 women will die from breast and cervical cancer this year. Many are women whose cancer was detected or treated too late because they had no health insurance and no hope of paying for treatment. In fact, older women with breast cancer are 40 percent more likely to die from the disease if they're uninsured. With strong leadership from the First Lady, we've worked hard over the past 7 years to increase free and low-cost cancer screenings and to help women catch these diseases in time. We've expanded the National Breast and Cervical Cancer Early Detection Program to serve hundreds of thousands of women a year in all 50 States. And Vice President Gore has [[Page 234]] led us to make a dramatic increase in our commitment to cancer research and treatment. But still, it's true that every year, thousands of women are told they have cancer and must cope without insurance. This is especially troubling, given the stunning progress scientists are making in the fight against cancer. Researchers now can identify genes that predict several kinds of cancers. They're experimenting with therapies that will shut down defective genes so they can never multiply and grow. New drugs and new combinations of drugs will bring hope to those whose cancer has spread, or who suffer from the side effects of chemotherapy. These breakthroughs will make a big difference for some of our most prevalent cancers, like breast cancer, which strikes one in eight American women over a lifetime. But these lifesaving new therapies can only help if patients have insurance or other resources that enable them to afford state-of-the-art treatment or any treatment at all. At a time when we know more about cancer than ever and can fight it better than ever, we must not leave women to face cancer alone. That's why today I'm announcing a proposal to help States eliminate the barriers low income women face to getting treatment for breast or cervical cancer. The budget I'm sending to Congress on Monday will allow States to provide full Medicaid benefits to uninsured women whose cancers are detected through federally funded screening programs. Too often, uninsured women face a patchwork of care, inadequate care, or no care at all. Many are denied newer, better forms of treatment or wait months to see a doctor. Judy Lewis was one of the lucky ones. When a screening program detected her breast cancer, she had no health insurance and no money to spare. Fortunately, she found doctors who would treat her. And 17 months later, she's cancer-free. But she and her husband are also $28,000 in debt, with nothing left for their retirement. That is wrong, and it doesn't have to happen. This initiative will help women get comprehensive treatment, and get it right away. It will make state-of-the-art therapies available to women who need them, not just those who can afford them. And it will free State and Federal dollars to be spent on cancer screening and outreach to women at risk. This proposal has strong bipartisan support in Congress, led by Senators Barbara Mikulski and Olympia Snowe and Representatives Anna Eshoo and Rick Lazio. It was also strongly supported by the late Senator John Chafee of Rhode Island. These Senators and Representatives from both parties have put forward legislation to meet our goal, and my budget includes the funds to make it happen. This is an issue that transcends political boundaries, because it touches all of us. Together, we can save lives and bring medical miracles of our time within the reach of every American. We can do it this year, and we ought to do it soon. Thanks for listening. Note: The address was recorded at 1:43 p.m. on February 4 in the Oval Office at the White House for broadcast at 10:06 a.m. on February 5. The transcript was made available by the Office of the Press Secretary on February 4 but was embargoed for release until the broadcast. <DOC> [Weekly Compilation of Presidential Documents] [frwais.access.gpo.gov] [Page 234] Monday, February 14, 2000 Volume 36--Number 6
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