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<DOC> [Weekly Compilation of Presidential Documents] [frwais.access.gpo.gov] [Page i-ii] Monday, February 19, 2001 Volume 37--Number 7 Pages 279-297 Contents [[Page i]] Weekly Compilation of Presidential Documents [[Page ii]] Addresses and Remarks See also Bill Signings Congress, meeting with Republican leaders--294 Federal budget--294 Former President Ronald Reagan's 90th birthday, telephone remarks-- 291 Georgia, troops at Fort Stewart--280 Middle East--287 Radio address--279 State Department Employees--292 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 Communications to Congress 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 Executive Orders 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. 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. 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 279]] <DOC> [Weekly Compilation of Presidential Documents] [frwais.access.gpo.gov] [Page 279] Monday, February 19, 2001 Volume 37--Number 7 Pages 279-297 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 passed. 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. [[Page 280]] <DOC> [Weekly Compilation of Presidential Documents] [frwais.access.gpo.gov] [Page 280] Monday, February 19, 2001 Volume 37--Number 7 Pages 279-297 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. Sincerely, 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. <DOC> [Weekly Compilation of Presidential Documents] [frwais.access.gpo.gov] [Page 280] Monday, February 19, 2001 Volume 37--Number 7 Pages 279-297 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, 2001] 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. <DOC> [Weekly Compilation of Presidential Documents] [frwais.access.gpo.gov] [Page 280-282] Monday, February 19, 2001 Volume 37--Number 7 Pages 279-297
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