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<DOC> [Weekly Compilation of Presidential Documents] [frwais.access.gpo.gov] [Page i-ii] Monday, April 16, 2001 Volume 37--Number 15 Pages 589-614 Contents [[Page i]] Weekly Compilation of Presidential Documents [[Page ii]] Addresses and Remarks See also Meetings With Foreign Leaders Cabinet meeting--590 Education Character-building programs--594 Parental empowerment--606 Federal budget--590 North Carolina Community in Greenville--602 Concord Middle School in Concord--597 Parents of PO3c. Steven Blocher, meeting in Concord--602 Radio address--589 Thomas Jefferson, proclamation signing ceremony--608 U.S. Navy aircraft crewmembers Plans for release--597 Release from China--602 Return to U.S.--611 Wisconsin, Daniel Webster Hoan Bridge in Milwaukee--589 Communications to Congress Iraq, compliance with United Nations Security Council resolutions, letter reporting--612 Interviews With the News Media Exchanges with reporters Cabinet Room--590 Oval Office--592 Letters and Messages Easter, message--612 Meetings With Foreign Leaders Jordan, King Abdullah II--592 Proclamations National Crime Victims' Rights Week--592 National D.A.R.E. Day--596 Jewish Heritage Week--591 Thomas Jefferson Day--610 Statements by the President Medical records, privacy, Federal regulations--611 Vietnam, helicopter crash--590 Supplementary Materials Acts approved by the President--614 Checklist of White House press releases--613 Digest of other White House announcements--612 Nominations submitted to the Senate--613 Editor's Note: The President was in Crawford, TX, on April 13, 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. 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 589]] <DOC> [Weekly Compilation of Presidential Documents] [frwais.access.gpo.gov] [Page 589] Monday, April 16, 2001 Volume 37--Number 15 Pages 589-614 Week Ending Friday, April 13, 2001 Remarks on Repairing the Daniel Webster Hoan Bridge in Milwaukee, Wisconsin April 6, 2001 How are you all today? It's good to be here. I'm pleased to be here with Governor McCallum and the mayor of Milwaukee; Secretary Mineta and Secretary Thompson, former Governor of the great State of Wisconsin. I'm looking forward to tossing out the first ball today. I haven't decided if I'm going to go with a rising fastball, a split-finger, or a breaking pitch. [Laughter] But nevertheless, it's going to be a great honor to be there. Miller Park will be a proud part of Milwaukee's landscape. But there is another key structure that is an important part of the life of this city, the Daniel Webster Hoan Bridge. For the last several months, a lot of effort has gone into helping repair the Hoan Bridge. But the job is not yet complete. So I'm here to tell the good people of Milwaukee that fixing the Hoan Bridge is a priority of my administration. I've brought along the Secretary of Transportation here to identify the quickest way to rebuild this critical artery for Milwaukee. The Hoan Bridge is eligible for funding from the Department of Transportation. We look forward to partnering with the State of Wisconsin to complete the rebuilding of the Hoan Bridge. Today Secretary Mineta and I have received an application for Federal funds from the Governor of Wisconsin, and I plan to make this project an important priority. Almost 100,000 people live in areas directly served by the Hoan Bridge, and because of its limited capacity and weight restrictions, many commuters and shippers must find alternate routes. We are committed to helping Wisconsin take care of this problem. Secretary Mineta and I recognize that maintaining the infrastructure of our cities is a vital role for government. I'm glad we can be of assistance to the citizens of Wisconsin. Thank you very much. See you at the ballpark. Note: The President spoke at 5:08 p.m. at General Mitchell International Airport. In his remarks, he referred to Gov. Scott McCallum of Wisconsin and Mayor John O. Norquist of Milwaukee. This item was not received in time for publication in the appropriate issue. <DOC> [Weekly Compilation of Presidential Documents] [frwais.access.gpo.gov] [Page 589-590] Monday, April 16, 2001 Volume 37--Number 15 Pages 589-614 Week Ending Friday, April 13, 2001 The President's Radio Address April 7, 2001 Good morning. This weekend Congress begins its Easter recess. Senators and Members of the House of Representatives return home to meet with their constituents and listen to the people. I hope they'll listen carefully; there are large decisions that must be made when Congress returns. I have sent Congress an education reform plan that offers greater Federal support to schools but requires higher standards and improved accountability, and I have sent Congress a tax plan that will accelerate our economic growth and leave more money with the people who earned it. Passing these two measures will be a long process that will require many votes in Congress. But the choices Congress makes will shape our country for decades. The tax plan I sent to Congress will help ensure that our children will grow up in a country bustling with opportunities. My education plan prepares our children to take advantage of those opportunities. These are not routine votes. They are not ordinary business. They are decisions that we cannot afford to get wrong. Important reform is never easy, and it will always be tempting to postpone it. On education, there are some interest groups who don't like the idea of [[Page 590]] changes. On taxes, there are powerful institutions in Washington that would prefer to keep the people's money for themselves. But I'm committed to moving forward. The old saying goes, the President proposes, Congress disposes; but in the end, the people rule. If we want higher educational standards, if we're to pass a substantial tax cut, the people must make their voices heard. Many of you have already telephoned your Members of Congress or sent letters and e-mails expressing your support for my education and tax plans, and I want to thank you for doing that. I hope you'll keep it up. The crucial votes on education and taxes are still ahead. And many Members of Congress are still making up their minds. Don't just send them what you earn; tell them what you think. So I have a suggestion: During the recess, many Members of Congress will be holding townhall meetings, where constituents are welcome to come and express their views. You can find a list of these townhalls at www.bushtaxrelief.com. If your Congressman has a townhall scheduled, I hope you'll consider attending it. Maybe you might want to bring a relative or a friend. And I hope that if you do go, you'll stand up and let your representative hear from you on school reform and tax relief. It's good citizenship, and it will make a big difference. Before I close, let me send my best wishes to all who will be sitting down tonight to their Passover seder. Thank you for listening. Note: The address was recorded at 10 a.m. on April 6 in the Cabinet Room at the White House for broadcast at 10:06 a.m. on April 7. The transcript was made available by the Office of the Press Secretary on April 6 but was embargoed for release until the broadcast. <DOC> [Weekly Compilation of Presidential Documents] [frwais.access.gpo.gov] [Page 590] Monday, April 16, 2001 Volume 37--Number 15 Pages 589-614 Week Ending Friday, April 13, 2001 Statement on the Helicopter Crash in Vietnam April 7, 2001 Laura and I were deeply saddened to learn of the crash this morning in central Vietnam of a helicopter carrying 16 people, including 7 U.S. military personnel, who were on an important mission to find and recover the remains of servicemen missing from the Vietnam war. The families of the service personnel lost in today's tragic accident know better than most the contribution their loved ones made in bringing closure to scores of families across America. Today's loss is a terrible one for our Nation. Although not lost in a hostile act, like those for whom they search, they too have lived lives of great consequence, answering a calling of service to their fellow citizens. As we enter a period of religious holidays across America, may we remember their sacrifice and keep them and their families in our thoughts and prayers. <DOC> [Weekly Compilation of Presidential Documents] [frwais.access.gpo.gov] [Page 590-591] Monday, April 16, 2001 Volume 37--Number 15 Pages 589-614 Week Ending Friday, April 13, 2001
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