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<DOC> [Weekly Compilation of Presidential Documents] [frwais.access.gpo.gov] [Page i-iii] Monday, July 17, 2000 Volume 36--Number 28 Pages 1605-1647 Contents [[Page i]] Weekly Compilation of Presidential Documents [[Page ii]] Addresses and Remarks See also Appointment and Nominations; Resignations and Retirements Congressional Gold Medal, presentation to Father Theodore M. Hesburgh--1636 Home heating oil reserve--1608 Internet address--1605 Maryland Departure for Camp David--1623, 1637 NAACP national convention in Baltimore--1627 Middle East Peace Summit--1623 Pennsylvania Departure for State College--1608 National Governors' Association meeting in State College--1610 Reception for Representative Ron Klink in Philadelphia--1618 Radio address--1606 Vietnam-U.S. bilateral trade agreement--1637 Appointment and Nominations Veterans Affairs Department, Secretary, remarks--1609 Bill Signings Emergency Supplemental Act, 2000, statement--1640 Military Construction Appropriations Act, 2001, Emergency Supplemental Act, 2000, and Cerro Grande Fire Supplemental--1640 Communications to Congress Cyprus-U.S. mutual legal assistance treaty with documentation, message transmitting--1643 Haiti, letter transmitting report--1625 ``Hate Crimes Prevention Act,'' letter--1627 South Africa-U.S. mutual legal assistance treaty with documentation, message transmitting--1644 Communications to Federal Agencies FY 2001 Refugee Admissions Consultations, memorandum--1605 Turkey-U.S. agreement on the peaceful uses of nuclear energy, memorandum--1625 Executive Orders Federal Career Intern Program--1607 Interviews With the News Media Exchanges with reporters Camp David, MD--1624 Rose Garden--1637 South Lawn--1608, 1623 Meetings With Foreign Leaders Israel, Prime Minister Barak--1624 Palestinian Authority, Chairman Arafat--1624 Resignations and Retirements Veterans Affairs Department, Secretary, remarks--1609 (Continued on the inside of the back cover.) 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. 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[[Page iii]] Contents--Continued Statements by the President See also Bill Signings Environmental Protection Agency action to strengthen water quality protections--1625 House of Representatives action on the foreign operations appropriations legislataion--1639 Medicare prescription drug benefit legislation--1626 Philippines, accident--1626 Statements by the President--Continued Senate action on estate tax legislation--1644 White House Commission on Complementary and Alternative Medicine Policy--1639 Supplementary Materials Acts approved by the President--1647 Checklist of White House press releases--1646 Digest of other White House announcements--1645 Nominations submitted to the Senate--1646 [[Page 1605]] <DOC> [Weekly Compilation of Presidential Documents] [frwais.access.gpo.gov] [Page 1605] Monday, July 17, 2000 Volume 36--Number 28 Pages 1605-1647 Week Ending Friday, July 14, 2000 Memorandum on FY 2001 Refugee Admissions Consultations July 6, 2000 Memorandum for the Secretary of State Subject: FY 2001 Refugee Admissions Consultations In accordance with section 207 of the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA), you are authorized to consult with the appropriate committees of the Congress concerning refugee admissions as follows: 1. The authorization of 80,000 refugee admissions, 76,000 of which are funded, during FY 2001, which would be allocated by specific region as follows: 20,000 for Africa; 6,000 for East Asia (including Amerasians); 3,000 for Latin America and the Caribbean; 10,000 for the Near East and South Asia; 37,000 for Europe (including 20,000 for the former Yugoslavia and 17,000 for the former Soviet Union); and 4,000 for the unallocated reserve. The recommended level of funded admissions is equal to the level assumed in the FY 2001 budget request (76,000). 2. The authorization of an additional 10,000 refugee admission numbers to be made available for the adjustment to permanent resident status of persons who have been granted asylum in the United States. 3. The designation, pursuant to section 101(a)(42)(B) of the INA, of persons in Cuba, Vietnam, and the former Soviet Union, who, if they otherwise qualify for admission as refugees, may be considered refugees under the INA even though they are still within their country of nationality or habitual residence. William J. Clinton cc: The Attorney General The Secretary of Health and Human Services Note: This memorandum was released by the Office of the Press Secretary on July 7. This item was not received in time for publication in the appropriate issue. <DOC> [Weekly Compilation of Presidential Documents] [frwais.access.gpo.gov] [Page 1605-1606] Monday, July 17, 2000 Volume 36--Number 28 Pages 1605-1647 Week Ending Friday, July 14, 2000 The President's Internet Address July 8, 2000 Good morning. Earlier this week, we launched a new and improved White House website at www.whitehouse.gov. Today I want to talk a little about the website and about our other efforts to use technology to bring Government closer to the people. I'm proud to have been the President who brought the White House into the digital age. When I became President, there were just 50 websites on the World Wide Web. Now there are 17 million, and almost 50 million households on-line in the United States alone. It was just 6 years ago that we launched the very first White House website. Our website now has more than 9,000 pages of information, and that's not counting the archives. We've redesigned and updated it to keep pace with its growth and the rapid changes in technology. The new and improved White House website is another important step in our efforts to make Government high-speed, high-tech, and user-friendly. We're bringing information that matters into people's homes--policy papers, the citizens' handbook, links to Federal agencies. We've also made it easier to find the features that visitors use most--like E-mailing the White House, taking an on-line tour, or finding special activities for kids. And we've made the website a permanent part of the Executive Office of the President, so that future Presidents will be able to change it to suit their needs as easily as they can change the furniture here in the Oval Office. Under the leadership of Vice President Gore, we've used information technology to bring Government closer to citizens in many [[Page 1606]] ways. People are now using U.S. Government websites to file their taxes, compare their Medicare options, and find good jobs. They're tapping into the latest health research, browsing the vast collections of the Library of Congress, and following along with NASA's missions in outer space. And we're in the process of creating a single, customer-focused website, www.firstgov.gov, where Americans can find every on-line resource offered by the Federal Government. But we must do more to ensure that the benefits of the information revolution flow to every American. That means working to close the digital divide, to put computers in every classroom, to train our teachers to make the most of them. We must also pay attention to the issues of computer security and the privacy of our records on computers so that the newest technology doesn't undermine our oldest values. Eighty-one years ago this week, Woodrow Wilson became the very first President to communicate by radio. On his way home from Europe, President Wilson used the radio, after several unsuccessful efforts, to call the then-young Franklin Roosevelt, who was his Assistant Secretary of the Navy back in Washington. It wasn't immediately clear how this new technology would be used or that in just 15 years Roosevelt, as President, would be making radio broadcasts that 80 percent of our Nation would hear. But it was clear that a new door to the future had opened. We're at just such a moment again today, and the new White House website is just one small step toward bringing Government more fully into the information age. We have barely begun to understand how information technology will change our lives. But those of us in Government have a responsibility to use these new tools to expand the reach of democracy and give more people a chance to live their dreams. I'll see you on-line at whitehouse.gov, and thanks for logging on. Note: The address was recorded at approximately 11 a.m. on July 7 in the Oval Office at the White House for broadcast at 10 a.m. on July 8. The transcript was made available by the Office of the Press Secretary
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