| Home > 2001 Presidential Documents > pd16jy01 Remarks on Medicare Reform...
pd16jy01 Remarks on Medicare Reform...
<DOC> [Weekly Compilation of Presidential Documents] [frwais.access.gpo.gov] [Page i-ii] Monday, July 16, 2001 Volume 37--Number 28 Pages 1019-1041 Contents [[Page i]] Weekly Compilation of Presidential Documents [[Page ii]] Addresses and Remarks America's Promise, ceremony honoring--1019 Maryland, Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore--1033 Medical organization leaders, meeting--1026 Medicare reform--1029 NAACP convention, videotape remarks--1022 New York Congressional Gold Medal, posthumous presentation to John Cardinal O'Connor in New York City--1025 Immigration and Naturalization Service ceremony on Ellis Island--1023 Patients' Bill of Rights--1022 Radio address--1019 Virginia, Inova Fair Oaks Hospital in Fairfax--1022 Communications to Congress Iraq, compliance with U.N. Security Council resolutions--1037 Communications to Federal Agencies Implementing Government Reform, memorandum--1028 Interviews With the News Media Exchange with reporters in Fairfax, VA--1022 Proclamations Captive Nations Week--1032 Statements by the President Climate change review initiatives--1035 Cuba, toward a demoncratic--1036 House Ways and Means Committee, action on the Faith-Based and Community Initiatives--1027 Supplementary Materials Acts approved by the President--1041 Checklist of White House press releases--1040 Digest of other White House announcements--1037 Nominations submitted to the Senate--1039 Editor's Note: The President was at Camp David, MD, on July 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. 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 1019]] <DOC> [Weekly Compilation of Presidential Documents] [frwais.access.gpo.gov] [Page 1019] Monday, July 16, 2001 Volume 37--Number 28 Pages 1019-1041 Week Ending Friday, July 13, 2001 The President's Radio Address July 7, 2001 Good morning. My second working day as President, I sent to Congress the boldest plan to improve our public schools in a generation, a plan to raise educational standards for every child and to require new accountability from every school. This reform gives our public schools greater resources and insists on proven results in return, not just for some of our children but for all of them. The plan has now passed both Houses of Congress with strong margins and broad bipartisan support. We stand on the verge of dramatic improvements for America's public schools. We're increasing funding for public schools and insisting on results. We are maximizing local control to give Governors, school boards, and local people more say in their schools. And we are giving parents unprecedented new choices to help their children get a quality education. Yet, all of this will happen only when Congress joins with me to take the final, crucial step of resolving differences between the House and the Senate versions and sending an education reform bill to my desk. Across America, Governors are waiting to work with their legislatures to implement reform. Local school boards are eager to put the new flexibility my plan offers into action. We are ready to provide teachers with the best research on the science of reading this very fall. We need to act quickly, because States and schools must make decisions on how to use their new flexibility and live up to their new responsibility. We have come so far; we're almost there. And we must finish the job. Completing the work of education reform is a final exam for Congress before they go home in August for summer vacation and before America's children go back to school. The differences between the education reform bills that passed with large majorities in both House and Senate are small. Both bills call for strong accountability. The Senate bill gives States more flexibility. The House bill is more fiscally responsible and focuses Federal dollars where they will do the most good. With prompt action this month, our public schools can begin to implement the first of the education reforms this fall, with guidance to help teachers use the latest research to teach all our children to read. This is summer vacation for our children, and it can be a season of accomplishment for our Nation's leaders. I urge the Congress to act swiftly on my education reform plan. Thank you for listening. Note: The address was recorded at 11:40 a.m. on July 5 in the Cabinet Room at the White House for broadcast at 10:06 a.m. on July 7. The transcript was made available by the Office of the Press Secretary on July 6 but was embargoed for release until the broadcast. The Office of the Press Secretary also released a Spanish language transcript of this address. <DOC> [Weekly Compilation of Presidential Documents] [frwais.access.gpo.gov] [Page 1019-1022] Monday, July 16, 2001 Volume 37--Number 28 Pages 1019-1041 Week Ending Friday, July 13, 2001 Remarks at a Ceremony Honoring America's Promise July 9, 2001 Thank you all very much. Marc. There is no more important goal for America than to make sure every person realizes the promise of our great land, and I want to thank the good folks of America's Promise for working tirelessly to make sure that goal reaches throughout all our country. My administration stands side by side with you. And here in Washington, we can help. It's important for the Congress to pass the education reform package to make sure no child gets left behind. It's important for Congress to pass a good and meaningful Patients' Bill of Rights to make sure all in America have got good access to health care. And it's important for America for Congress to pass my [[Page 1020]] faith-based initiative so that Government can stand side by side with the soldiers in the armies of compassion to make sure America's promise is rich and real for every citizen. I'm honored that the first chairman of America's Promise agreed to be our Nation's Secretary of State. He's doing a fantastic job for our country. Welcome, Mr. Secretary. Like me, he married well. [Laughter] Thank you for being here, Alma. I want to thank my friend Marc Racicot for being the chairman of the board. I want to thank Peter Gallagher. I welcome my friend the Governor of Maine, Angus King, for being here. I want to thank Ted Stevens and Connie Morella, as well, for being here--Members of the United States Congress. I want to thank the First Lady of Michigan, Michelle Engler, for joining us, as well. It is my honor to welcome to the Rose Garden Jackie Joyner-Kersee, as well as Bob. Thank you all, and thank you for being such a great supporter for America's Promise. I also want to thank the members of the board of directors, as well as the members of the Youth Leadership Team, 15 of our best in America who are here today. Please stand. [Applause] Just as I was receiving the organization's annual report, I also had an opportunity to say hello to the 15. And our country is in great hands when you look in the eyes of these 15 fantastic leaders. The record has been impressive, and the commitment has been deep. And I want to thank you, Marc, for continuing to challenge corporate America and individuals with the simple and urgent message: There's a need in every community, and a responsible society meets those needs. Today we're joined by several men and women from around the country who represent the promise of America's Promise: Mary Mahoney, the president and chief executive officer of Howard Johnson's. Where's Mary? Hi, Mary. Thank you for coming. She's been a mentor, and she's inspired employees at more than 500 hotels to serve as mentors. I want to thank you very much for your dedication. Leon Assael, the dean of College of Dentistry at the University of Kentucky, is here. Mr. Dean, where are you? Thank you for coming, Dean. They staffed a mobile dental van and asked volunteer faculty and students to serve more than 12,500 disadvantaged students in Appalachia. Thank you for your service to the country. Reverend Clifford Barnett of Virginia's Brighton Rock AME Church. Thank you for coming, Reverend. He set up a safe haven for children to come to a place or worship, not only to find hot meals but to learn how to serve one another. Charlie Trotter of Trotter's Restaurant of Chicago. Hello, Charlie. The man not only serves good food, but every Groundhog Day he opens his kitchen to teach area youth and has sponsored some of his neighborhood youth through scholarship programs. I want to thank you all for coming. This is an example of the greatness of our country, where people ask the question, ``What can I do to help?''--and then not wait for some Government activity to take place but do it anyway in spite of Government. I want to thank you all for serving as fantastic examples, just like I want to thank Aisha Shaheen. Where is she? Aisha--there she is. Thank you so much for coming. She understands that service is a part of a successful life. Catch this: She teaches honors in advanced placement English, biology, and calculus to inner-city youngsters in the south central neighborhood of Los Angeles. We know what children need to succeed. They need mentors and role models like Aisha. They need to be healthy and educated and challenged to serve and challenged to love a neighbor just like they'd like to be loved themselves. And that's what America's Promise does. In many neighborhoods, what a child needs is a caring adult. Yesterday, flying down from Maine, Angus King, the Governor of that State, told me about a program that he's starting to implement, where this summer they're going to recruit 30,000 mentors in the State of Maine, all aimed to surround the children of Maine with love, all aimed at understanding there's nothing more powerful than an individual that says to a child in need, ``Somebody cares for you. Somebody loves you.'' So Angus, I want to thank you for setting the example. [[Page 1021]] My dream for America is for there to be mentors all over the country, in every neighborhood, in every community, where adults are able to say to a child, ``The America's Promise belongs to you, just as much as it does to anybody else.'' The effort requires a broad-scaled strategy. That's why I was pleased to see that America's Promise has drawn 500 national partners and more than 550 State and local partners. And the effort really has just begun. So I want to thank America's Promise. I want to thank you for your love and compassion. And I want to thank the thousands all across our
Other Popular 2001 Presidential Documents Documents:
|GovRecords.org presents information on various agencies of the United States Government. Even though all information is believed to be credible and accurate, no guarantees are made on the complete accuracy of our government records archive. Care should be taken to verify the information presented by responsible parties. Please see our reference page for congressional, presidential, and judicial branch contact information. GovRecords.org values visitor privacy. Please see the privacy page for more information.|
Supreme Court Decisions
104th Congressional Documents
105th Congressional Documents
106th Congressional Documents
107th Congressional Documents
108th Congressional Documents
1994 Presidential Documents