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[Weekly Compilation of Presidential Documents]

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Monday, June 17, 2002

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Weekly Compilation of



[Weekly Compilation of Presidential Documents]

[Page i-977]
Pages 977-1017
Week Ending Friday, June 14, 2002
Proclamation 7572--Great Outdoors Week, 2002

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 Addresses and Remarks

    See also Bill Signings; Meetings With Foreign Leaders
    Business leaders, meeting--1004
    Congressional leaders, meeting--986
    Corporate responsibility--1004
    Department of Homeland Security--986
    International Democratic Union leaders dinner--984
         Oak Park High School in Kansas City--988
         Senatorial candidate James M. Talent, dinner in Kansas City--
    National Medals of Science and Technology, presentation--1001
    Ohio, commencement address at Ohio State University in Columbus--
    President's Homeland Security Advisory Council, meeting--1000
    Radio address--978
    Southern Baptist Convention, satellite remarks--987
    21st Century High Tech Forum--1006

 Bill Signings

    Export-Import Bank Reauthorization Act of 2002, statement--1014
    Public Health Security and Bioterrorism Preparedness and Response 
        Act of 2002, remarks--998

 Communications to Congress

    Commodity Credit Corporation, message transmitting report--985
    Corporation for Public Broadcasting, message transmitting report--

 Communications to Congress--Continued

    Interagency Arctic Research Policy Committee, message transmitting 

Interviews With the News Media

     Exchanges with reporters
         Cabinet Room--986
         Oval Office--983, 1004
    News conference with President Mubarak of Egypt at Camp David, MD, 
        June 8--978

Meetings With Foreign Leaders

    Australia, Prime Minister Howard--984, 1004
    Egypt, President Mubarak--978
    Israel, Prime Minister Sharon--983


    Flag Day and National Flag Week--1003
    Great Outdoors Week--977

Statements by the President

    See also Bill Signings
    Anti-Ballistic Missile Treaty, formal withdrawal--1011
         Action to extend the debt limit--993
         Failure to permanently repeal the death tax--1002

Supplementary Materials

     Acts approved by the President--1017
     Checklist of White House press releases--1017
     Digest of other White House announcements--1014
     Nominations submitted to the Senate--1016

  Editor's Note: The President was in Houston, TX, on June 14, 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.


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 June 7, 2002

 By the President of the United States

 of America

 A Proclamation

    During Great Outdoors Week, our Nation celebrates the wonderful 
legacy of our parks, forests, wildlife refuges, recreation areas, and 
other public lands and waters. Protection of many of these special 
places started with initiatives begun by President Theodore Roosevelt. 
He established a commitment to conservation that we continue today. 
President Roosevelt believed that, ``The nation behaves well if it 
treats the natural resources as assets which it must turn over to the 
next generation increased; and not impaired in value.'' As we enjoy the 
many benefits of our great outdoors, we also must renew our individual 
and collective dedication to natural resource conservation.
    Across our Nation, federally managed lands comprise nearly one out 
of every three acres. Thousands of recreation sites nationwide are 
managed by Federal agencies. These agencies work to make it easier for 
all people to enjoy our natural resources. ``Recreation One-Stop'' 
provides information on the Internet to help Americans find and 
experience the land we love. In addition, through increases in 
appropriations, fees paid by visitors, and partnerships with non-
profits, communities, and businesses, we are addressing and reversing 
years of neglect.
    Americans have a special appreciation for the great outdoors. Each 
year, thousands of hard-working volunteers contribute millions of hours 
to our parks and other sites. They build trails, act as campground 
hosts, staff visitor centers, serve as interpreters, clean shorelines, 
and introduce children to safe and healthful outdoor fun. Their efforts 
enhance the enjoyment of those who visit our parks each year. My call to 
service through the USA Freedom Corps will help energize volunteerism on 
these Federal lands. In addition, my Administration's new Cooperative 
Conservation Initiative will provide millions of dollars to help 
citizens undertake conservation projects on public lands.
    The events of September 11 have reminded us of our deep and abiding 
love for our homeland. And our natural, historic, and cultural sites 
have played an important role since that tragic day, serving as places 
for many Americans to reflect upon life and renew their hope. During 
Great Outdoors Week, I encourage all Americans to experience and 
celebrate our wonderful natural heritage.
     Now, Therefore, I, George W. Bush, President of the United States 
of America, by virtue of the authority vested in me by the Constitution 
and laws of the United States, do hereby proclaim June 9 through June 
15, 2002, as Great Outdoors Week. I call on all Americans to observe 
this week with safe and wholesome outdoor recreational activities.
     In Witness Whereof, I have hereunto set my hand this seventh day of 
June, in the year of our Lord two thousand two, and of the Independence 
of the United States of America the two hundred and twenty-sixth.
                                                George W. Bush

 [Filed with the Office of the Federal Register, 8:45 a.m., June 11, 

Note: This proclamation was published in the Federal Register on June 
12. This item was not received in time for publication in the 
appropriate issue.

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Pages 977-1017
Week Ending Friday, June 14, 2002
The President's Radio Address

June 8, 2002

    Good morning. Nearly 9 months have passed since September the 11th, 
and America is leading the world in a titanic struggle against terror. 
The first and best way to secure America's homeland is to attack the 
enemy where he hides and plans, and we are doing just that.
    We have also concluded that our Government must be reorganized to 
deal most effectively with the new threats of the 21st century, so I 
have asked the Congress to join me in creating a single, permanent 
Cabinet-level Department of Homeland Security, with an overriding and 
urgent mission, securing the American homeland and protecting the 
American people.
    The Department of Homeland Security will unite essential agencies 
that must work more closely together, among them the Coast Guard and the 
Border Patrol, the Customs Service, Immigration officials, the 
Transportation Security Administration, and the Federal Emergency 
Management Agency. Employees of this new agency will come to work every 
morning knowing that their most important job is to protect their fellow 
    The Department of Homeland Security will be charged with four 
primary tasks: This new agency will control our borders and prevent 
terrorists and explosives from entering our country; it will work with 
State and local authorities to respond quickly and effectively to 
emergencies; it will bring together our best scientists to develop 
technologies that detect biological, chemical, and nuclear weapons, and 
to discover the drugs and treatments to best protect our citizens; and 
this new Department will review intelligence and law enforcement 
information from all agencies of Government and produce a single daily 
picture of threats against our homeland. Analysts will be responsible 
for imagining the worst and planning to counter it.
    What I am proposing is the most extensive reorganization of the 
Federal Government since the 1940s. During his Presidency, Harry Truman 
recognized that our Nation's fragmented defenses had to be reorganized 
to win the cold war. He proposed uniting our military forces under a 
single Department of Defense and creating the National Security Council 
to bring together defense, intelligence, and diplomacy. President 
Truman's reforms are still helping us to fight terror abroad, and now we 
need similar dramatic reforms to secure our people at home.
    Only the United States Congress can create a new department of 
Government, so I'm asking for your help in encouraging your 
Representatives to support my plan. We face an urgent need, and we must 
move quickly, this year, before the end of the congressional session.
    All in our Government have learned a great deal since September the 
11th, and we must act on every lesson. We are stronger and better 
prepared today than we were on that terrible morning. And with your help 
and the support of the Congress, we will be stronger still.
    Thank you for listening.

Note: The address was recorded at 9:35 a.m. on June 7 in the Cabinet 
Room at the White House for broadcast at 10:06 a.m. on June 8. The 
transcript was made available by the Office of the Press Secretary on 
June 7 but was embargoed for release until the broadcast. The Office of 
the Press Secretary also released a Spanish language transcript of this 

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Week Ending Friday, June 14, 2002
The President's News Conference With President Hosni Mubarak of Egypt at 
Camp David, Maryland

June 8, 2002

    President Bush Mr. President, thank you. Welcome to Camp David. It 
is a joy for me and Laura to have you here at this beautiful part of our 
country, a place where we like to come and relax and a place where we 
like to welcome our friends.

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