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<DOC> [Weekly Compilation of Presidential Documents] [frwais.access.gpo.gov] [Page i-vii] Monday, November 17, 2003 Volume 39_Number 46 Pages 1565 1617 Contents 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 i]] Weekly Compilation of Presidential Documents [[Page ii]] Addresses and Remarks See also Meetings With Foreign Leaders Arkansas, Bush-Cheney luncheon in Little Rock--1567 Florida Bush-Cheney luncheon in Orlando--1590 Engelwood Neighborhood Center in Orlando--1595 Heritage Foundation President's Club luncheon--1583 Judicial nominees, meeting--1588 National Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve Week, proclamation signing--1611 Presidential Medal of Freedom, presentation to NATO Secretary General Lord Robertson--1586 Radio address--1566 South Carolina BMW Manufacturing Corp., discussion in Greer--1571 Bush-Cheney reception in Greenville--1577 Virginia, Veterans Day ceremony in Arlington--1582 Bill Signings Department of the Interior and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2004, statement--1576 Communications to Congress Iran, message on continuation of the national emergency--1588 Interviews With the News Media Exchanges with reporters in the Oval Office--1588, 1599 Interview with British journalists--1601 Meetings With Foreign Leaders Italy, President Ciampi--1599 North Atlantic Treaty Organization, Secretary General Lord Robertson--1586 Notices Continuation of the National Emergency With Respect to Iran--1587 (Continued on the inside of the back cover.) Editor's Note: The President was at Camp David, MD, on November 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. [[Page iii]] Contents--Continued Proclamations America Recycles Day--1613 National Adoption Month--1565 National Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve Week--1612 Veterans Day--1577 World Freedom Day--1566 Statements by the President See also Bill Signings House of Representatives action on the Defense Authorization conference report--1565 Statements by the President--Continued Senate action to block up-or-down votes on judicial nominations-- 1613 Supplementary Materials Acts approved by the President--1616 Checklist of White House press releases--1615 Digest of other White House announcements--1614 Nominations submitted to the Senate--1615 [[Page v]] ? <GRAPHIC(S) NOT AVAILABLE IN TIFF FORMAT> [[Page 1565]] <DOC> [Weekly Compilation of Presidential Documents] [frwais.access.gpo.gov] [Page 1565] Monday, November 17, 2003 Volume 39_Number 46 Pages 1565 1617 Week Ending Friday, November 14, 2003 Statement on House of Representatives Action on the Defense Authorization Conference Report November 7, 2003 I commend the House for passing the Defense Authorization conference report and showing strong bipartisan support for America's national security, our troops, and their families. This bill includes my request for a third straight pay raise, more resources for equipment and training, and quality of life improvements so that our military continues to be the finest fighting force in the world. The legislation also makes good progress toward transforming and modernizing our military so that it is best prepared to protect Americans. Finally, I am pleased that the House has resolved the issue of concurrent receipt for military retirees in a fair and responsible manner. Note: This item was not received in time for publication in the appropriate issue. <DOC> [Weekly Compilation of Presidential Documents] [frwais.access.gpo.gov] [Page 1565-1566] Monday, November 17, 2003 Volume 39_Number 46 Pages 1565 1617 Week Ending Friday, November 14, 2003 Proclamation 7731--National Adoption Month, 2003 November 7, 2003 By the President of the United States of America A Proclamation Every year, tens of thousands of American families answer the call to adopt a child. During National Adoption Month, we recognize America's adoptive and foster families. We also commit to helping all of our children, including those waiting in foster care, find safe, permanent, and loving homes. On November 22, communities across the country will come together to celebrate National Adoption Day by finalizing the adoptions of over 3,000 children from foster care. On this day and all this month, we honor families that have opened their hearts and homes to a child. The number of children who are adopted has increased in recent years. Still, thousands of children in our country--many with special needs--continue to wait in foster care for an adoptive family. We are taking important steps to make adoption more commonplace and to protect the well-being of our children. We have eased the financial burden of adoption by nearly doubling the maximum adoption tax credit. We expanded the Promoting Safe and Stable Families Program, which encourages adoption at the local level and supports adoptive families with services that ease a child's transition into a new family and help to strengthen the family. The Department of Health and Human Services provides incentives to States that increase the number of children adopted from State-supervised foster care. Last year, my Administration launched the first Federal adoption website, www.AdoptUSKids.org, which features pictures and profiles of children available for adoption. This site helps loving families connect with waiting children across the country. Already, more than 1,700 children featured on the site have been placed with adoptive families. This progress is testimony to the selfless spirit of American families. 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 November 2003 as National Adoption Month. I call on all Americans to observe this month with appropriate programs and activities to honor adoptive families and to participate in efforts to find permanent homes for waiting children. In Witness Whereof, I have hereunto set my hand this seventh day of November, in the year of our Lord two thousand three, and [[Page 1566]] of the Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and twenty-eighth. George W. Bush [Filed with the Office of the Federal Register, 8:45 a.m., November 12, 2003] Note: This proclamation was published in the Federal Register on November 13. This item was not received in time for publication in the appropriate issue. <DOC> [Weekly Compilation of Presidential Documents] [frwais.access.gpo.gov] [Page 1566] Monday, November 17, 2003 Volume 39_Number 46 Pages 1565 1617 Week Ending Friday, November 14, 2003 Proclamation 7732--World Freedom Day, 2003 November 7, 2003 By the President of the United States of America A Proclamation Fourteen years ago, freedom-loving people tore down the Berlin Wall and began to set a nation free from Communist oppression. On World Freedom Day, the United States joins with other countries in commemorating that historic day. The United States is committed to liberty, freedom, and the universal struggle for human rights. We strive to advance peace and democracy and to safeguard these ideals around the world.
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