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Monday, February 19, 2001
Volume 37--Number 7
Pages 279-297

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     See also  Bill Signings
    Congress, meeting with Republican leaders--294
    Federal budget--294
    Former President Ronald Reagan's 90th birthday, telephone remarks--
    Georgia, troops at Fort Stewart--280
    Middle East--287
    Radio address--279
    State Department
         Swearing-in ceremony for foreign service personnel--293
    Virginia, troops at Norfolk Naval Air Station--282
    West Virginia
         Departure for Charleston--287
         National Guard personnel and reservists in Charleston--289
         Roundtable discussion with employers of National Guard 
            personnel and reservists in Charleston--287

 Bill Signings

    Joint resolution recognizing former President Ronald Reagan's 90th 
        birthday, telephone remarks--291

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    Multinational organizations, U.S. intelligence provision, letter 
        transmitting report--280

 Communications to Federal Agencies

    California powerplants, expediting Federal decisions relating to 
        siting and operation, memorandum--295

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    President's Information Technology Advisory Committee, Further 
        Amendment to Executive Order 13035, as Amended--280

Interviews With the News Media

     Exchanges with reporters
         Air Force One--284
         Cabinet Room--294

Supplementary Materials

     Acts approved by the President--297
     Checklist of White House press releases--297
     Digest of other White House announcements--296
     Nominations submitted to the Senate--297

Editor's Note: The President was in San Cristobal, Mexico, on February 
16, 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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Week Ending Friday, February 16, 2001
The President's Radio Address

February 10, 2001

    Good morning. This past week I have been making the case for tax 
reductions. I've asked Congress to act quickly on my tax relief plan, so 
that Americans can face these uncertain economic times with more of 
their own money. I will continue to make that case until relief has 
    And next week I will also focus on another important issue, our 
national security. This is the most basic commitment of America's 
Government and the greatest responsibility of an American President. Our 
Nation's ideals inspire the world, but our Nation's ships and planes and 
armies must defend these ideals and sustain our allies and friends.
    American influence is unquestioned, but maintaining it requires work 
in every generation. The relative peace our Nation enjoys today is not 
inevitable. Peace is earned by strength and strength begins with the men 
and women who wear the uniform. New weapons and technologies are 
important, but they are only as effective as the people who use them.
    On Monday I will travel to Fort Stewart, in Georgia, to meet with 
soldiers and their families. I want to thank them for their service and 
give my full support in return. They deserve the best training, the 
latest and best equipment, and long overdue improvements in their pay, 
housing, and standard of living.
    And so, as I promised, I will announce meaningful increases in 
funding to improve the lives of our men and women in uniform.
    There's an old military saying: Soldiers enlist, but families 
reenlist. We need to treat families well and encourage military careers. 
All our men and women in uniform, after all, are volunteers. We must 
make sure our military is a place where Americans are proud to serve and 
proud to stay.
    On Tuesday I will be in Norfolk, Virginia, for a tour of the Joint 
Forces Command and a glimpse of the next generation of military weapons. 
America has some big choices to make as we prepare for the challenges 
and dangers of modern warfare. Battles will no longer be won by size 
alone; stealth and speed will matter more. And we must make sure our 
country, itself, is protected from attack from ballistic missiles and 
high-tech terrorists.
    At week's end I will meet in Washington with Secretary of State 
Colin Powell and our diplomats at the State Department. I selected 
General Powell for that post, in part, because he brings a soldier's 
wisdom to the work of diplomacy. His charge is to help me pursue a 
clear, consistent, and decisive foreign policy.
    Whenever America acts in the world, our principles must be certain, 
our intentions beyond doubt, our strength beyond challenge. This is how 
conflicts are avoided. This is how problems are dealt with before they 
become crises.
    Next week's trips signal the priority I place on our military. The 
highest honor and greatest duty of this office is to serve as Commander 
in Chief. I want every man and woman in the Armed Forces to know that I 
respect your service and appreciate your sacrifice.
    Thank you for listening.

Note: The address was recorded at 11:41 a.m. on February 9 in the Oval 
Office at the White House for broadcast at 10:06 a.m. on February 10. 
The transcript was made available by the Office of the Press Secretary 
on February 9 but was embargoed for release until the broadcast.

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Week Ending Friday, February 16, 2001
Letter to Congressional Leaders Transmitting a Report on United States 
Intelligence Provided to Multinational Organizations

February 9, 2001

Dear Mr. Chairman:

    In accordance with section 308 of the 1997 Intelligence 
Authorization Act, I am forwarding to the specified committees of the 
Congress the eighth semiannual report on U.S. intelligence provided to 
the United Nations and other multinational organizations. This 
classified report details the types and volume of the intelligence 
support provided by the United States during the 6-month period ending 
September 30, 2000, and the purposes for which it was provided.
                                                George W. Bush

Note: Identical letters were sent to Jesse Helms, chairman, Senate 
Committee on Foreign Relations; Richard C. Shelby, chairman, Senate 
Select Committee on Intelligence; Henry J. Hyde, chairman, House 
Committee on International Relations; and Porter J. Goss, chairman, 
House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence. This letter was 
released by the Office of the Press Secretary on February 12.

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Week Ending Friday, February 16, 2001
Executive Order 13200--President's Information Technology Advisory 
Committee, Further Amendment to Executive Order 13035, as Amended

February 11, 2001

    By the authority vested in me as President by the Constitution and 
the laws of the United States of America, including the High-Performance 
Computing Act of 1991 (Public Law 102-194), as amended by the Next 
Generation Internet Research Act of 1998 (Public Law 105-305), and in 
order to extend the life of the President's Information Technology 
Advisory Committee so that it may continue to carry out its 
responsibilities, it is hereby ordered that Executive Order 13035 of 
February 11, 1997, as amended by Executive Orders 13092 and 13113 
(``Executive Order 13035, as amended''), is further amended as follows:
    Section 4(b) of Executive Order 13035, as amended, is further 
amended by deleting ``February 11, 2001 and inserting ``June 1, 2001,'' 
in lieu thereof.
                                                George W. Bush
 The White House,
 February 11, 2001.

 [Filed with the Office of the Federal Register, 8:45 a.m., February 13, 

Note: This Executive order was released by the Office of the Press 
Secretary on February 12, and it was published in the Federal Register 
on February 14.

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