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Monday, June 18, 2001
Volume 37--Number 24
Pages 875-924

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 Addresses and Remarks

    See also Meetings With Foreign Leaders
    Belgium, North Atlantic Treaty Organization meeting in Brussels--891
    Execution of Timothy McVeigh--876
    Global climate change--876
        State dinner in Warsaw--919
        Warsaw University--914
    Radio address--875
    Sweden, departure from Goteborg--908

 Communications to Congress

    National Endowment for Democracy, message transmitting report--891
    Russia, messages on continuation of national emergency--880, 890

 Communications to Federal Agencies

    Suspension of Limitations Under the Jerusalem Embassy Act, 

Interviews With the News Media

     Exchanges with reporters
         Brussels, Belgium--896
         Goteborg, Sweden--898, 908
    News conferences

Interviews With the News Media--Continued

         June 12 (No. 7) with President Aznar of Spain in Madrid--880
         June 13 (No. 8) with NATO Secretary General Lord Robertson in 
            Brussels, Belgium--891
         June 14 (No. 9) with European Union leaders in Goteborg, 
         June 15 (No. 10) with President Kwasniewski of Poland in 

Joint Statements

    Goteborg Statement: Summit of the United States of America and the 
        European Union--904
    Poland, President Aleksander Kwasniewski--913
    Spain, President Jose Maria Aznar--888

Meetings With Foreign Leaders

    European Union
        Commission President Prodi--899
        Council President Persson--899
    NATO, Secretary General Lord Robertson--891
        President Kwasniewski--908, 913, 919
        Prime Minister Buzek--914, 919
    Spain, President Aznar--880, 888
(Continued on the inside of the back cover.)

  Editor's Note: The President was in Warsaw, Poland, on June 15, 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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    Continuation of Emergency With Respect to Property of the Russian 
        Federation Relating to the Disposition of Highly Enriched 
        Uranium Extracted From Nuclear Weapons--889


    Father's Day--918
    Great Outdoors Week--879

Statements by the President

    Senate passage of education reform legislation--907

Supplementary Materials

     Acts approved by the President--924
     Checklist of White House press releases--923
     Digest of other White House announcements--920
     Nominations submitted to the Senate--922

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Volume 37--Number 24
Pages 875-924
Week Ending Friday, June 15, 2001
The President's Radio Address

June 9, 2001

    Good morning. This week I marked National Homeownership Week by 
volunteering with a local Habitat for Humanity work crew in Tampa, 
Florida. I was privileged to work with local volunteers to help build a 
home for Johana Rodriguez and her family.
    Like all Habitat families, Ms. Rodriguez contributed her own hard 
work to her home's construction. And she takes great pride in the fact 
that she'll soon fulfill the American Dream of being a homeowner.
    More Americans than ever before are experiencing that dream. But it 
still eludes too many people. For instance, while the rate of 
homeownership amongst all Americans is nearly 68 percent, the rate among 
African-American and Hispanic families is under 50 percent. These 
numbers are troubling because homeownership lies at the heart of the 
American Dream. It is a key to upward mobility for low and middle income 
Americans. It is an anchor for families and a source of stability for 
communities. It serves as the foundation of many people's financial 
security. And it is a source of pride for people who have worked hard to 
provide for their families. We need to do more to promote homeownership 
in America. And my administration is proposing a number of ways to do 
just that.
    Our 2002 budget dedicates more than $30 billion to the Department of 
Housing and Urban Development. This is an increase of almost $2 billion 
over current funding levels. We are working in a variety of ways to 
build and sustain neighborhoods in inner cities and rural communities 
across America.
    One particular program, the American Dream Downpayment Fund, will 
provide $200 million in downpayment assistance to help 130,000 low 
income families buy homes. In addition, my administration announced 
earlier this week a program to allow people who receive low income 
rental assistance to bundle a year's worth of payments and use the money 
for a downpayment or to make monthly payments on a new mortgage.
    We're also proposing a $1.7 billion tax credit to support the 
rehabilitation or new construction of up to 100,000 homes over a 5 year 
period. And this week I was proud to sign a bipartisan tax relief bill 
that will let Americans keep more of their hard earned money, money they 
can use to help purchase a new home or pay the mortgage of an existing 
    Government can play a helpful role but so must many others. My 
administration is dedicated to helping the private sector organizations, 
like Habitat for Humanity, that build homes and lift lives. HUD's Self-
Help Ownership Opportunity Program provides seed money to groups like 
Habitat to purchase land for homes and build streets and utilities in 
local neighborhoods. Next year's budget will propose tripling the 
program's funds to expand its reach.
    If you have an opportunity to help Habitat for Humanity or other 
organizations working to make the American Dream a reality for more 
families, I hope you do so. Government funding can help. But Habitat 
relies on volunteers to accomplish the bulk of its mission. And I can 
tell you from personal experience, there's no better way to feel like 
you're making a difference than to put hammer to nail and help people 
realize their dreams.
    Thank you for listening.

Note: The address was recorded at 2:10 p.m. on June 7 in the Cabinet 
Room at the White House for broadcast at 10:06 a.m. on June 9. The 
transcript was made available by the Office of the Press Secretary on 
June 8 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 15, 2001
Remarks on the Execution of Timothy McVeigh

June 11, 2001

    This morning the United States of America carried out the severest 
sentence for the gravest of crimes. The victims of the Oklahoma City 
bombing have been given not vengeance but justice. And one young man met 
the fate he chose for himself 6 years ago.
    For the survivors of the crime and for the families of the dead, the 
pain goes on. Final punishment of the guilty cannot alone bring peace to 
the innocent. It cannot recover the loss or balance the scales, and it 
is not meant to do so. Today every living person who was hurt by the 
evil done in Oklahoma City can rest in the knowledge that there has been 
a reckoning.
    At every point, from the morning of April 19, 1995, to this hour, we 
have seen the good that overcomes evil. We saw it in the rescuers who 
saved and suffered with the victims. We have seen it in a community that 
has grieved and held close the memory of the lost. We have seen it in 
the work of detectives, marshal, and police, and we've seen it in the 
courts. Due process ruled: The case was proved; the verdict was calmly 
reached; and the rights of the accused were protected and observed to 
the full and to the end. Under the laws of our country, the matter is 
    Life and history bring tragedies, and often they cannot be 
explained. But they can be redeemed. They are redeemed by dispensing 
justice, though eternal justice is not ours to deliver. By remembering 
those who grieve, including Timothy McVeigh's mother, father, and 
sisters, and by trusting in purposes greater than our own, may God in 
his mercy grant peace to all--to the lives that were taken 6 years ago, 
to the lives that go on, and to the life that ended today.

Note: The President spoke at 9:44 a.m. in the James S. Brady Briefing 
Room at the White House. Timothy McVeigh was tried, found guilty, and 
sentenced to death for the murder of 168 people in the April 19, 1995, 
bombing of the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building in Oklahoma City, OK.

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