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<DOC> [Weekly Compilation of Presidential Documents] [frwais.access.gpo.gov] [Page i-ii] Monday, January 18, 1999 Volume 35--Number 2 Pages 35-61 Contents [[Page i]] Weekly Compilation of Presidential Documents [[Page ii]] Addresses and Remarks Americans with disabilities, initiative to improve economic opportunities--47 Argentina, state visit of President Menem State dinner--38, 39 Welcoming ceremony--36 Global Forum for Reinventing Government--55 Labor leaders--46 Lands legacy initiative--39 Radio address--35 Virginia, next generation COPS initiative in Alexandria--52 Communications to Congress Africa, comprehensive trade and development policy, letter transmitting report--50 Chemical Weapons Convention, ratification resolution requirements Certifications, letters reporting--49, 50 Report, letter transmitting--50 Executive Orders Nazi War Criminal Records Interagency Working Group--37 Using Technology To Improve Training Opportunities for Federal Government Employees--42 Interviews With the News Media Exchange with reporters in the Cabinet Room--46 Meetings With Foreign Leaders Argentina, President Menem--36, 38, 39 Proclamations Martin Luther King, Jr., Federal Holiday--58 Religious Freedom Day--54 Resignations and Retirements See Statements by the President Statements by the President Andrew Cuomo, decision not to seek election to the Senate--35 Canada-U.S. Boundary Waters Treaty, 90th anniversary--37 Michael Jordan, retirement--49 Nigerian elections--37 Supplementary Materials Acts approved by the President--61 Checklist of White House press releases--60 Digest of other White House announcements--59 Nominations submitted to the Senate--60 Editor's Note: The President was in New York City on January 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. 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 35]] <DOC> [Weekly Compilation of Presidential Documents] [frwais.access.gpo.gov] [Page 35] Monday, January 18, 1999 Volume 35--Number 2 Pages 35-61 Week Ending Friday, January 15, 1999 Statement on HUD Secretary Andrew Cuomo's Decision Not To Seek Election to the Senate January 8, 1999 Earlier today, Secretary Cuomo announced that he would not run for the United States Senate. I told Secretary Cuomo that I would support his decision either way, but on a personal level, I am glad that he is staying to build on HUD's new empowerment agenda. New Yorkers should be proud of the job he is doing. Andrew believes that his job at HUD is not finished. Therefore, he has chosen to continue his public service at the Department, and I applaud his decision. 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 35-36] Monday, January 18, 1999 Volume 35--Number 2 Pages 35-61 Week Ending Friday, January 15, 1999 The President's Radio Address January 9, 1999 Good morning. I'm speaking to you today from Solidarity House in Detroit, Michigan, where, for more than half a century, the members of the United Auto Workers have led the fight to improve the lives of America's working families. I've come to America's industrial heartland to talk about what we must do to strengthen our workers and manufacturers for the 21st century. Over the past 6 years, we've created the longest peacetime economic expansion in American history, with 17.7 million new jobs, the lowest combined unemployment and inflation rate in more than 30 years, the highest homeownership ever. Wages are going up at all income levels, and finally, the rising tide of our economy is lifting all boats. But today, and in the years to come, America's prosperity depends upon the world's prosperity. In our new global economy, a financial crisis half a world away can be felt on factory floors here at home. For more than a year, a recession in other countries has forced them to cut imports of our goods--from cars to computers to jumbo jets--and to boost exports of their own products to our shores. After years of double-digit growth, U.S. manufacturing exports have slowed, and that's led to thousands of layoffs. These developments cause no small amount of concern. With millions of American jobs depending on foreign exports, we must help manufacturers find new markets and attract new customers for our goods overseas. That's why my next balanced budget will include a $108 million initiative to spur nearly $2 billion in additional U.S. exports, which will sustain or create 16,000 high-wage American manufacturing jobs. We'll begin by boosting our support for our Import-Export Bank, which currently finances 10 percent of all U.S. capital equipment exports. For every dollar it spends, the bank generates some $16 in American exports. By expanding credit, we can foster billions of dollars in exports that might have been deferred or canceled due to this financial crisis. We'll also expand the Department of Commerce's efforts to help small exporters to sell their goods in emerging markets such as China, Latin America, and Africa. And we'll help developing countries establish a legal and regulatory infrastructure to make it easier for our firms to export. Most of all, we must ensure that the new global economy works for working people. Working families around the world must be able to exercise core labor rights: benefits from legal standards for fair pay and reasonable hours and safe working conditions, and improve their lives through unions--just as generations of Americans have done through the UAW. The United States supports the International Labor Organization in its efforts to advance core labor rights--rights that are crucial to building a strong and stable global economy. [[Page 36]] That's why, in my balanced budget, America will provide, for the first time ever, up to $25 million to create a new arm of the International Labor Organization, to work with developing countries to put in place basic labor protections, safe workplaces, and the right to organize, so that workers everywhere can enjoy the advantages of a strong social safety net. We hope all countries will adopt and enforce the ILO's core labor standards and that developing countries will accept the unique assistance of the ILO. And I encourage other nations to join us in helping the International Labor Organization, and insisting that trade and investment agreements reflect these core principles. Today, in the rooms and hallways of Solidarity House, you still can hear the echoes of the voices of the men and women whose sweat, energy, and vision lifted millions into our middle class and transformed America into the world's greatest force for peace, prosperity, and freedom. With them as our guide and our inspiration, we can, and we will, harness the power of our new global economy to build a bright future for all our people in the 21st century. Thanks for listening. Note: The address was recorded at 2:40 p.m. on January 8 in the auditorium at Solidarity House in Detroit, MI, for broadcast at 10:06 a.m. on January 9. The transcript was made available by the Office of the Press Secretary on January 8 but was embargoed for release until the broadcast. <DOC> [Weekly Compilation of Presidential Documents] [frwais.access.gpo.gov] [Page 36-37] Monday, January 18, 1999 Volume 35--Number 2 Pages 35-61 Week Ending Friday, January 15, 1999 Remarks at the Welcoming Ceremony for President Carlos Menem of Argentina January 11, 1999 President Menem, members of the Argentine delegation, distinguished guests. It's a very special pleasure for me to welcome President Menem to the White House for this first state visit of the new year. The United States is proud of its strong relationship with Argentina, and I am grateful for the personal and national partnership that President Menem and I have developed together. Mr. President, over the last decade, the Americas have turned a page in our history. Our future has never been brighter. Last year Argentina and the United States helped to resolve a border dispute between Peru and Ecuador that had persisted for decades. This year we are a hemisphere at peace, essentially without international conflict, moving beyond historic animosities to discover new opportunities. In every nation but one, democracy has replaced dictatorships, open markets have replaced command economies, a marketplace of ideas has replaced the battle zone of ideologies. From Point Barrow to Patagonia, the peoples of the Americas are greeting a new American century with a conviction that this will be our best time yet. Mr. President, under your leadership, Argentina has been at the forefront of Latin America's resurgence. You have built trust with neighbors and strengthened relationships with nations around the world. By courageously examining their past, the Argentine people have set an example for other nations seeking to bolster human rights. Argentina's
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