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<DOC> [Weekly Compilation of Presidential Documents] [frwais.access.gpo.gov] [Page i] Monday, June 17, 2002 [[Page i]] Weekly Compilation of Presidential Documents <DOC> [Weekly Compilation of Presidential Documents] [frwais.access.gpo.gov] [Page i-977] Pages 977-1017 Week Ending Friday, June 14, 2002 Proclamation 7572--Great Outdoors Week, 2002 [[Page ii]] Contents 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 Missouri Oak Park High School in Kansas City--988 Senatorial candidate James M. Talent, dinner in Kansas City-- 993 National Medals of Science and Technology, presentation--1001 Ohio, commencement address at Ohio State University in Columbus-- 1011 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-- 986 Communications to Congress--Continued Interagency Arctic Research Policy Committee, message transmitting report--985 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 Proclamations 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 Senate 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. 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 977]] 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, 2002] 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. [[Page 978]] <DOC> [Weekly Compilation of Presidential Documents] [frwais.access.gpo.gov] [Page 978] 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 citizens. 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 address. <DOC> [Weekly Compilation of Presidential Documents] [frwais.access.gpo.gov] [Page 978-983] Pages 977-1017 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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