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<DOC> [Weekly Compilation of Presidential Documents] [frwais.access.gpo.gov] [Page i-iii] Monday, September 18, 2000 Volume 36--Number 37 Pages 2025-2103 Contents [[Page i]] Weekly Compilation of Presidential Documents [[Page ii]] Addresses and Remarks Congressional candidate Mike Ross, reception--2055 Connecticut Community in Danbury--2037 Luncheon honoring Representative James H. Maloney in Danbury-- 2032 Education, legislative agenda--2047 Hate crimes, legislative agenda--2059 Hillary Clinton, dinner--2093 IMPAC 2000 reception--2091 India, state visit of Prime Minister Vajpayee, welcoming ceremony-- 2097 Legislative agenda--2047, 2049, 2059 National Campaign Against Youth Violence luncheon--2085 New York Community of Westchester County in Scarsdale--2029 Dinner for Hillary Clinton in New York City--2025 Partners in History dinner in New York City--2044 Reception for Hillary Clinton in New York City--2042 Reception for Representative Anthony D. Weiner in New York City--2040 Patients' Bill of Rights--2081 Radio address--2027 Religious leaders, breakfast--2075 Representative Eddie Bernice Johnson, reception--2053 Communications to Congress Azerbaijan-U.S. investment treaty, message transmitting--2052 Panama-U.S. Investment Treaty, message transmitting protocol--2053 Communications to Federal Agencies Continuation of the Exercise of Certain Authorities Under the Trading With the Enemy Act, memorandum--2052 Delegation of Authority Under the Iran Nonproliferation Act of 2000, memorandum--2039 Improving Hate Crimes Reporting, memorandum--2063 Japanese Research Whaling, memorandum--2075 Interviews With the News Media Exchanges with reporters Cabinet Room--2049 Oval Office--2098 South Lawn--2047 South Portico--2081 Interview with John Harris of the Washington Post--2064 Meetings With Foreign Leaders India, Prime Minister Vajpayee--2097, 2098 (Continued on the inside of the back cover.) 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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 iii]] Contents--Continued Proclamations National Hispanic Heritage Month--2088 National Historically Black Colleges and Universities Week--2089 National POW/MIA Recognition Day--2090 Statements by the President Congressional action, need for COPS program--2061 Housing vouchers--2051 Quality child care and after-school opportunities--2028 Tobacco--2041 Death of Representative Herbert H. Bateman--2039 Japanese whaling practices--2062 Statements by the President--Continued ``Marriage Tax Relief Reconciliation Act of 2000,'' congressional effort to override veto--2062 Northern Ireland peace process--2062 United Nations' peacekeeping scale of assessment--2025 Supplementary Materials Acts approved by the President--2103 Checklist of White House press releases--2103 Digest of other White House announcements--2101 Nominations submitted to the Senate--2102 [[Page 2025]] <DOC> [Weekly Compilation of Presidential Documents] [frwais.access.gpo.gov] [Page 2025] Monday, September 18, 2000 Volume 36--Number 37 Pages 2025-2103 Week Ending Friday, September 15, 2000 Statement on the United Nations' Peacekeeping Scale of Assessment September 8, 2000 I am pleased that so many nations have announced their support for a revision of the United Nations' peacekeeping scale of assessment--a revision that will better reflect the reality of peacekeeping costs in the year 2000. Much will depend on the outcome of this fall's deliberations, including the future of U.N. peacekeeping. Specifically, I want to express my personal appreciation to the countries who have demonstrated leadership by agreeing to assume additional financial responsibility under the peacekeeping scale: Antigua and Barbuda, Bulgaria, Kuwait, Malta, Qatar, Republic of Korea, Romania, and Slovenia. The formula used for funding U.N. peacekeeping operations, the so-called scale of assessment, is long out of step with today's realities and is in pressing need of change. Yesterday all permanent five members of the Security Council supported a revision of the peacekeeping financial structure. My team and I will be working on this important issue for the remainder of this administration. The U.N. General Assembly will be debating revisions to the scale of assessments over the next few months. These deliberations will be guided and inspired by the example of the countries. 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 2025-2027] Monday, September 18, 2000 Volume 36--Number 37 Pages 2025-2103 Week Ending Friday, September 15, 2000 Remarks at a Dinner for Hillary Clinton in New York City September 8, 2000 Thank you. First of all, I want to thank Jonathan for this incredible setting. It's a beautiful place. It makes me want to get in your line of work, so I can have a place like this. [Laughter] And I want to thank Jerry Colonna and Barbara and Fernando and Ann Espuelas and Andrew Rasiej and all the people on the host committee and all of you who came tonight for Hillary and for a better future for this country. I want to thank these Senators here. Nothing I was able to do in the last 8 years would have been possible without them, both when they were in the majority and most of the time--and even especially--when they were in the minority. I want to thank them for being on our high-tech council and trying to put the Democrats on the side of positive change in this economy. And I want to say a special word of thanks to Jay Rockefeller, who served with me as Governor for many years. And we used to sit together and ruminate together and fight for the same things together. And the socioeconomic profiles of West Virginia and Arkansas were the two most identical in the country. The real reason I'm glad he's here tonight is that he proved that you could go someplace else and represent them real well in the Senate. [Laughter] He is exhibit A for Hillary's campaign. I want to thank Mark Green, the public advocate, for being here tonight. And he's my great friend of many years, thank you. I would just like to make a couple of points in introducing Hillary. First of all, I am profoundly grateful that I've had the chance to serve and grateful for the opportunities that Al Gore and I and our whole administration had to help make America a better place. I think it is important to point out something that you know because it's a part of what you do every day, and that is that the most important force in the world are ideas--forces in the world. And they have consequences. And if your ideas are good and you implement them, they have good consequences. And if they're not so good, you live with the consequences. We forget that sometimes in politics--when we vote, when [[Page 2026]] we debate issues, we forget that in the end, it really does matter whether your ideas are right or not. And I remember when I went around the country in 1991 and 1992, and the economy was stagnant, and inequality was increasing, and all the social indicators were going in the wrong direction, I came to the conclusion that one reason was that Washington was being run on a set of ideas that were, if they were ever any good, their time had long since passed, and some of them never were right. And we changed the economic policy, the welfare policy, the crime policy, the education policy, the health care policy, and the environmental policy and the foreign policy of this country. Ideas have consequences in public life just like they do in what you do. And so, for me, apart from my extraordinary personal feeling about this race, the reason I'm going around the country now--the first time in 26 years when I haven't been on the ballot during an election-- [laughter]--is because I've worked as hard as I could to turn our country around and move it in the right direction. But I honestly believe all the best things are still out there. And I think this is the first time in my lifetime that our Nation has had a chance to shed its baggage, to shed its racial baggage, to shed its homophobic baggage, to shed all of its divisive baggage. My party has shed a lot of its baggage that basically was rooted in our fear of change and has embraced change. And I really believe that all the best stuff is still out there. You look at the last 8 years. It's a very impressive record. But basically what it did was lay the foundation for Americans together to be able to build the future of our dreams for ourselves and our children. Almost everybody in this room is younger than me, and most days, I'm okay about it. [Laughter] But you've got a lot more at stake in this election than I do. And I believe that elections are determined, by and large, by what people think they're about. So that if people believe this is really about building the future of our dreams for our children, if they believe we have to empower everyone, if they believe we all do better when we work together, if they believe that the ideas that work are the ones that ought to be embraced instead of the ones that sound good in 5- second sound bytes, then we'll win the White House, and we'll win the Senate, and we'll win the House, not because it's us but because of you and the future you want for yourselves and your children. Martin Luther King once said, ``The arc of history is long, but it bends toward justice.'' It's a wonderful, eloquent line, and a lot of people said, ``It's a wonderful, eloquent line, but it may not be true. Look at all the horrible things that happened in the 20th century.'' There is a new book out by Robert Wright, called ``Non Zero.'' Some of you may have read it. But essentially what he argues is that as societies become more complex and people grow more interdependent, all
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