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<DOC> [Weekly Compilation of Presidential Documents] [frwais.access.gpo.gov] [Page i-ii] Monday, February 14, 1994 Volume 30--Number 6 Pages 217-282 Contents [[Page i]] Weekly Compilation of Presidential Documents [[Page ii]] Addresses and Remarks Bipartisan Commission on Entitlement Reform--257 Bosnia--219, 252 Houston, TX Cattlebarons Children's Party--220 Greater Houston Partnership--226 Space shuttle Discovery astronauts--233 Texas Presidential dinner and gala--223 NCAA football champion Florida State University Seminoles--259 Radio address--217 Shreveport, LA, General Motors employees--235 Teleconference with mayors--248 Ukrainian-Americans--256 Upper Marlboro, MD, Prince Georges County Correctional Center--244 World Jewish Congress--250 Appointments and Nominations Securities and Exchange Commission, Commissioner--262 U.S. Court of Appeals, judges--255 U.S. District Court, judges--255 U.S. Information Agency, Office of Cuba Broadcasting, Director--255 Communications to Congress Budget rescissions and deferrals, message--235 Libya, message--260 Progress toward regional nonproliferation in South Asia, letter transmitting report--243 Science, technology, and American diplomacy, letter transmitting report--242 Communications to Federal Agencies Environmental justice, memorandum--279 Executive Orders Federal Actions To Address Environmental Justice in Minority Populations and Low-Income Populations--276 Interviews With the News Media Exchanges with reporters Briefing Room--252 Oval Office--248, 262 Roosevelt Room--257 South Lawn--219 Interview with California newspaper publishers--270 News conference with Japanese Prime Minister Hosokawa, February 11 (No. 46)--263 Meetings With Foreign Leaders Japanese Prime Minister Hosokawa--262, 263 Statements by the President See also Appointments and Nominations Attack on Sarajevo--219 National African-American History Month--217 Senate action on education legislation--243 Statements Other Than Presidential Access by the House Banking Committee to Iraq-related documents--244 Supplementary Materials Acts approved by the President--282 Checklist of White House press releases--281 Digest of other White House announcements--280 Nominations submitted to the Senate--281 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. 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[[Page 217]] <DOC> [Weekly Compilation of Presidential Documents] [frwais.access.gpo.gov] [Page 217] Monday, February 14, 1994 Volume 30--Number 6 Pages 217-282 Week Ending Friday, February 11, 1994 Statement on the Observance of National African-American History Month February 4, 1994 I want to extend my greetings to all of you who are celebrating African-American History Month during this important time of renewal and reflection for our country. America was founded on the principle that we're all created equal, and this solemn commitment to tolerance and freedom must continue to bind us as a nation. Our diverse culture enriches and broadens the American experience of which African-American heritage is an inseparable part. It weaves throughout our country's history, profoundly influencing every aspect of our national life. We've come a long way since the days when white-only and colored- only signs disfigured our country's landscape and demeaned too many of our citizens. African-Americans have made great strides in recent years, commanding leadership positions in the public and private sectors in record numbers. Opportunities for education advancement, election, and mobility continue to expand among black Americans, and our country's moving ever closer to fulfilling its fundamental promise of equality for all. Yet the truth is, many problems continue to plague our communities, tarnishing that ideal of equality because they affect African-Americans more adversely than the rest of us. The poverty, the drugs, the violence that afflict too many of our people in our communities, of all races and backgrounds, have severely harmed black children, women, and men, threatening our vision of a better world. Throughout this month, we look to the lessons of our past for solutions to these crises, in the hope of building a brighter world for the future. Many such solutions can be found in the rich history of the African-American people. The speeches of Martin Luther King and Malcolm X, the writings of W.E.B. Du Bois, Frederick Douglass, Sojourner Truth, the powerful literature of Toni Morrison, Richard Wright, Alice Walker, and so many others explore the difficulties and the joys that pervade the African-American experience. By rediscovering and celebrating this wealth of history, we can draw strength from the successes of these great leaders and determination from their example for the hard work in the days ahead to forge a new era of healing and hope. As we continually strive to embrace the talent and creativity of all our Nation's people, I want to give my best wishes to all of you for an exciting, productive, and renewing month. 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 217-219] Monday, February 14, 1994 Volume 30--Number 6 Pages 217-282 Week Ending Friday, February 11, 1994 The President's Radio Address February 5, 1994 Good morning. This morning I want to talk with you about jobs, how more Americans can find new jobs and better ones, how we can help business to create those jobs, and how we can prepare our people to hold them. I became President committed to growing the economy, cutting the deficit, and creating new jobs. A year later, we've made real progress toward all those goals. We brought down next year's projected deficit by $126 billion, about 40 percent less than it was predicted to be. And in the past 12 months, the economy has created 1.9 million new jobs, 90 percent of them in private industry. In fact, more private sector jobs were created in the past year than in the previous 4 years. So together we've accomplished a lot. But we've got a lot more to do to achieve a lasting recovery that benefits every region of our country and every sector of our society. We must maintain budget discipline, continue our comprehensive strategy to create more growth and more opportunity for more [[Page 218]] Americans, and make sure our workers and our young people especially have the new skills for the jobs that will be created. On Monday, I'll submit the next installment of our plan for deficit reduction and economic growth. The budget cuts spending for more than 300 Government programs, completely eliminates more than 100 programs, and reduces the Federal work force by more than 100,000 and gives 7 to 14 Cabinet Departments less money than last year. Meanwhile, we invest more in developing new technologies to create new jobs, in educating our children and training our workers for those jobs, and fighting crime and protecting the environment, and in giving our children a healthy start in life. We have to cut spending on yesterday's outmoded programs so we can bring down the deficit and still invest more in tomorrow's most urgent priorities. This morning, I want to tell you more about one of our most important priorities: helping people from unemployment to work, from welfare to work, from school to work, and from lower paying work to better paying work. For all our success at creating new jobs, too many people are still looking for work, too many workers' wages are still stagnant and have been for two decades, and too many young people are not on track for good paying jobs. Because the global economy and new technologies have changed the rules of the game, the only ticket to good jobs with growing incomes are real skills and the ability to keep learning new ones. That's why I've called for a revolution in education and training, from our schools to our unemployment offices to our job training programs. Our American workers must be the best educated, best trained, and most highly skilled in the world. With our Goals 2000 program, we'll improve our schools, linking world-class standards to grassroots reforms all over America. With our school-to-work initiative, we're linking schools with workplaces and providing improved training for young people who want to go from high school to work. These initiatives have been approved by the House of Representatives and will be considered this week by the Senate. Just as we need to train our young people, we must retrain millions of workers who have been displaced by technological change, by international trade, by corporate restructuring, and by reducing defense spending. Later this month, we'll introduce the ``Reemployment Act of 1994'' to consolidate dozens of different job training programs and convert the unemployment system into a reemployment system. We have to do this because the unemployment system and the patchwork of job training programs have been trapped in a time warp, frozen in bygone days when most laid-off workers could expect to be called back to their old jobs. Now we need one source of job training, counseling, and income support that workers can call upon as soon as they know they're losing their jobs because most workers won't be called back to their old jobs and because most younger workers can look forward to changing work seven or eight times in a lifetime. The reemployment act will create one-stop job centers where every unemployed worker will be able to learn new skills, find out about new opportunities, and get help for themselves and their families. The plan works hand in hand with our plans for welfare reform and health care reform. We need to make every welfare office a work office where people will be encouraged to seize opportunities for training and jobs. And when we guarantee health security for every American, guaranteed private insurance that can never be taken away, then people will no longer be afraid that they'll lose their medical coverage when they move from welfare to work or from their old jobs to new ones. Last week, I met with hundreds of workers, business people, and job trainers who told me how their communities have met the challenges of offering new skills and new opportunities. I was inspired by the drive and dedication of people like Deb Woodbury from Bangor, Maine, who lost a factory job and learned new skills as a marketing sales representative; Cynthia Scott of San Antonio, who went from welfare to a training program in nursing and a job in a hospital; Donald Hutchinson, a high school graduate from Detroit, who learned new skills as a machinist; and John Hahn of Niagara County, New York, who was laid off from a job he had
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