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[Page i-iii]
 
Monday, January 17, 2000
 
Volume 36--Number 2
Pages 27-87
 
Contents

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Weekly Compilation of

Presidential

Documents



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Addresses and Remarks

    Airline safety--80
    Arizona, establishment of national monuments in Western States at 
        the Grand Canyon--37
    China, normal trade relations status--31
    Democratic Leadership Council--56
    Maryland
        Departure for Annapolis--31
        Funeral services for Elmo R. Zumwalt, Jr., in Annapolis--33
    Medicare, prescription drug coverage--80
    New York
        Boricua College in Brooklyn--63
        Democratic National Committee reception in New York City--76
        Wall Street Project conference in New York City--66, 75
    Radio address--27
    Ramadan--29
    Texas
        Reception for Representative Sheila Jackson Lee in Houston--51
        Texas Legislative Victory Fund in Houston--53

Communications to Congress

    Chemical Weapons Convention, ratification
          resolution requirements
        Certifications, letter reporting--80
        Report, letter transmitting--79
    Former Eastern Bloc States, letter transmitting report on certain 
        emigration policies and trade status--29
    Iraq, letter transmitting report on compliance with U.N. Security 
        Council resolutions--28
    Israel, letter transmitting report on loan guarantees program--56
    Libya, letter transmitting report on national emergency--29
    Taliban, letter transmitting report on national emergency--29

Interviews With the News Media

    Exchanges with reporters
        Grand Canyon, AZ--36
        Roosevelt Room--31, 80
    Interview with Ron Insana of CNBC's ``Business Center''--72
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Contents--Continued

Proclamations

    Boundary Enlargement of the Pinnacles National Monument--48
    Establishment of the Agua Fria National Monument--41
    Establishment of the California Coastal National Monument--43
    Establishment of the Grand Canyon-Parashant National Monument--44
    Martin Luther King, Jr., Federal Holiday--85
    Religious Freedom Day--84

Resignations and Retirements

    Defense Department, Deputy Secretary, statement--35

Statements by the President

    See also Resignations and Retirements
    Colombia, assistance for counterdrug efforts--50
    Deaths
        Marsha Pyle Martin--35
        Tom Foerster--62
    Little Rock Air Force Base, proposed funding--27
    U.S. Treasury ``debt buybacks''--72
    Young people, initiatives to empower--50

Supplementary Materials

    Acts approved by the President--87
    Checklist of White House press releases--86
    Digest of other White House announcements--86
    Nominations submitted to the Senate--86

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Monday, January 17, 2000
 
Volume 36--Number 2
Pages 27-87
 
Week Ending Friday, January 14, 2000
 
Statement on Proposed Funding for Little Rock Air Force Base


January 7, 2000

    I am pleased to announce today that my budget for next year will 
include $30 million for a C-130J flight training simulator at the Little 
Rock Air Force Base. The Little Rock Air Force Base, the preeminent 
training location for C-130's, has long served a highly significant role 
in our Nation's system of national defense.

    In fiscal year 2002 my budget provides $10 million for a facility to 
house this simulator. I am also calling for upgrades to the existing 
simulators--one each in fiscal year 2001, fiscal year 2002, and fiscal 
year 2003--for a total of over $12 million. Also, due to the strong 
efforts of Representative Snyder, we will also fund over $9 million for 
a much needed fitness facility at the base.

    Finally, my budget will call for four 
C-130J's--two for the Air Force and two for the Marines.

    I believe the simulators, the associated facilities, and the planes 
I am announcing today will support the Little Rock Air Force Base as it 
continues to serve the vital function of training our Nation's pilots, 
and will ensure a strong C-130 fleet, continuing its vital role in 
protecting U.S. national interests.

    I want to specifically thank Senator Blanche Lincoln and 
Representative Vic 
Snyder for their tireless efforts on behalf of the base. Without their 
attention to every detail of this program, I would not be making this 
announcement today. I look forward to working with Congress to ensure 
that these important components are fully funded in next year's budget.

Note: This item was not received in time for publication in the 
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Monday, January 17, 2000
 
Volume 36--Number 2
Pages 27-87
 
Week Ending Friday, January 14, 2000
 
The President's Radio Address

January 8, 2000

    Good morning. January is the time of year when many of us make New 
Year's resolutions and work hard to keep them. Today I want to talk 
about steps we're taking to keep a resolution of mine--making sure women 
and men get the health care they need to have strong children and 
healthy families.
    First, our administration has worked hard to make sure all women 
have access to prenatal care. We know when women get medical attention 
before a baby is born, that child is much more likely to be born 
healthy. And good health is the most precious gift we can offer a child 
or a family.
    Second, we worked with Congress to make sure that every woman 
covered by Federal Government health insurance has reproductive health 
care coverage--including prescription contraceptives. That was a 
significant step for more than a million American women, and it set a 
standard for insurance coverage around the country.
    Third, when I took office, we faced an epidemic of teen pregnancy--
children having children. Over the last 7 years, we've reached out to 
community groups, schools, and health professionals working in an 
amazing network of American citizens from all walks of life. And 
together, the American people have cut teen pregnancy by 15 percent.
    Fourth, we've made a broad range of family planning and sex 
education programs more widely available for all Americans. And by 
making sure women have family planning choices, we are helping to make 
abortion more rare.
    Today I'm glad to announce we will be increasing funds for family 
planning and reproductive health care by $35 million next year. My 
budget for 2001 will include $274 million in grants for clinics and 
community-

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based health services that reach more than 5 million women and families.
    That money will help make contraceptives available and keep them 
affordable. It will fund counseling for teenagers and support 
educational programs that encourage young people to postpone sexual 
activity. It will help more than 4,600 clinics screen for cancer, AIDS, 
and other diseases. And it will fund partnerships with community 
organizations and health care professionals who are reaching out to 
teenagers and others at risk.
    These services make a critical difference in people's lives. They 
help working women who otherwise could not afford medical tests that may 
save their lives. They help AIDS patients who desperately need 
counseling and assistance. They provide support and information to young 
people who may not know the basics of caring for a newborn child. They 
give women access to the full range of reproductive health care before 
and during pregnancy. It's in the interest of every American that no one 
miss out on this kind of care--and that no child miss the chance for a 
healthy start.
    America has also been a leader in providing health and family 
planning assistance for women and families in developing countries. We 
do this because it's right and because it will help build the kind of 
world we want for our own children.
    Around the world, 150 million women would like to choose the timing 
of their pregnancies, but have no access to family planning of any kind. 
In the developing world, the complications of pregnancy kill more than 
one woman every single minute, because so many lack the most basic 
health care. These are personal tragedies, and they have profound 
consequences for families and communities. Where children are born 
healthy and mothers and families gain power over their lives, 
communities are stronger; economic progress is faster; and the future is 
brighter for everyone.
    My budget for 2001 will increase funding for international family 
planning by almost $170 million. I am asking Congress to support these 
funds, and to provide them without restrictions that hamper the work of 
family planning organizations and even bar them from discussing or 
debating reproductive health policies.
    We all agree that we want to save lives, help women and children 
stay healthy, and empower families to take responsibility for their own 
choices. Supporting reproductive health and family planning is one of 
the very best ways to do that. We know it works. At home and abroad, we 
don't have a woman's life--or a child's healthy start--to waste.
    Thanks for listening.

Note: The address was recorded at 6:03 p.m. on January 7 in the Oval 
Office at the White House for broadcast at 10:06 a.m. on January 8. The 
transcript was made available by the Office of the Press Secretary on 
January 7, but was embargoed for release until the broadcast.


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