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<DOC> [Weekly Compilation of Presidential Documents] [frwais.access.gpo.gov] [Page i-ii] Monday, May 19, 1997 Volume 33--Number 20 Pages 695-724 Contents [[Page i]] Weekly Compilation of Presidential Documents [[Page ii]] Addresses and Remarks Barbados Central and South America, radio address--698 Reception for Caribbean leaders in Bridgetown--695 Welcoming ceremony with Caribbean leaders in Bridgetown--698 Budget agreement--716 NATO-Russia Founding Act--708 Peace officers memorial ceremony--714 Radio address--696 Tuskegee Experiment, apology--718 Communications to Congress Conventional Armed Forces in Europe Treaty Flank Document, messages--712 Iran, message--706 National Security Strategy, message transmitting report--71 Executive Orders Further Amendment to Executive Order 12975, Extension of the National Bioethics Advisory Commission--721 Interviews With the News Media Exchanges with reporters in the Rose Garden--708, 716 News conference with Caribbean leaders in Bridgetown, Barbados, May 10 (No. 145)--699 Meetings With Foreign Leaders Barbados, Prime Minister Arthur--695, 699 Haiti, President Preval--695 Jamaica, Prime Minister Patterson--699 Proclamations National Defense Transportation Day and National Transportation Week--695 National Safe Boating Week--711 Statements by the President ``Individuals With Disabilities Education Act Amendments of 1997,'' House passage--706 Northern Ireland peace process, British Prime Minister Tony Blair's initiative--721 Proliferation of nuclear weapons, strengthening international nuclear safeguards--721 Supplementary Materials Acts approved by the President--724 Checklist of White House press releases--723 Digest of other White House announcements--722 Nominations submitted to the Senate--722 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. 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[[Page 695]] <DOC> [Weekly Compilation of Presidential Documents] [frwais.access.gpo.gov] [Page 695] Monday, May 19, 1997 Volume 33--Number 20 Pages 695-724 Week Ending Friday, May 16, 1997 Remarks at a Reception for Caribbean Leaders in Bridgetown, Barbados May 9, 1997 Governor General, Madam, Prime Minister and Mrs. Arthur, leaders of the Caribbean, distinguished guests. First I'd like to thank our hosts for their hospitality and the weather. [Laughter] And I'd like to thank all of you for agreeing to join in this meeting here in beautiful Barbados. I'm deeply honored to be the first American President to hold a summit with Caribbean heads of government here in the Caribbean. But it is high time--America, after all, is a Caribbean nation. Puerto Rico and the American Virgin Islands lie in the heart of this region. The bonds of commerce among us and the bonds binding our people are strong. Today, millions of my fellow Americans trace proud roots to the Caribbean. These people have enriched and strengthened the United States. We can all be proud that our leadership as a Caribbean community, supported by nations around the world, along with the determination of the Haitian people, have given Haiti another chance to build a democratic future. And we are delighted to have President Preval with us here tonight. The last time we met as a group was in the White House 3\1/2\ years ago on the eve of Operation Uphold Democracy in Haiti. This hopeful moment gives us another chance to meet together and work together. It demands that we work together because there are great forces of change sweeping our world and our region. We must harness them to our benefit. We must meet the host of new challenges before us. And frankly, none of us can make the most of the opportunities or deal with the dangers alone. That's what our meeting tomorrow is all about. We need to ensure that the galloping global economy does not trample small economies or leave them behind. We must ensure that economic growth and environmental protection go forward hand in hand. We must band together to defeat the criminal syndicates and drug traffickers that prey on open societies and put our children and our very social fabric at risk. No nation is so strong that it needs no help from its friends, and none is too small to make a real difference. Together we must build a new partnership for prosperity and security in the Caribbean, based on our common values, aimed at our common dreams. I look forward to the work we will do tomorrow and even more to the days of closer and more productive partnership ahead. Thank you. And thank you for welcoming Hillary and me tonight. Thank you very much. Note: The President spoke at 9:10 p.m. at the Government House. In his remarks, he referred to Governor General Sir Clifford Husbands and his wife, Lady Husbands; Prime Minister Owen Arthur of Barbados and his wife, Beverley; and President Rene Preval of Haiti. This item was not received in time for publication in the appropriate issue. <DOC> [Weekly Compilation of Presidential Documents] [frwais.access.gpo.gov] [Page 695-696] Monday, May 19, 1997 Volume 33--Number 20 Pages 695-724 Week Ending Friday, May 16, 1997 Proclamation 7002--National Defense Transportation Day and National Transportation Week, 1997 May 9, 1997 By the President of the United States of America A Proclamation The United States has the finest, safest transportation system in the world--superior highways and waterways, railroads, pipelines, and airports. This system unites a diverse Nation, provides economic opportunity, and enhances our quality of life by giving our citizens almost unrestricted mobility. As we approach the 21st century, we must maintain the strength and reliability of this [[Page 696]] transportation system. The globalization of our economy demands more efficient shipping if we are to remain competitive. The growth in passenger traffic spurred by an expanding economy requires new and better ways of enabling people to travel safely and conveniently. In an unpredictable world, our transportation system must be able to quickly move military and other equipment, humanitarian supplies, and people to meet the demands of emergencies and natural disasters throughout the world. All levels of government and industry are working together to ensure that our transportation system will continue to meet these challenges in the years to come. We must also continue to address the need for a cleaner environment and for sustainable communities, and we must ensure that transportation is available for people with special needs. This effort will require new technologies, advanced materials, improved operating practices and logistical systems, and other innovations. We must also strive to educate our youth in technology and transportation issues. The Department of Transportation has launched the Garrett A. Morgan Technology and Transportation Futures Program to pursue this important goal through math, science, and technology literacy programs, private-public education partnerships, and other initiatives. An African American, Garrett Morgan invented the traffic signal and is recognized as the father of our safe transportation technology program. He served as a model of public service and as a catalyst to enhance transportation education at all levels. This week, Americans honor the men and women who, like Garrett Morgan, have done and are doing so much to design, build, operate, and ensure the safety of our transportation system. We salute them for their contributions to our Nation and for helping to ensure that our transportation system remains the best in the world. In recognition of the millions of Americans who work every day to meet our transportation needs, the Congress, by joint resolution approved May 16, 1957 (36 U.S.C. 160), has designated the third Friday in May of each year as ``National Defense Transportation Day'' and, by joint resolution approved May 14, 1962 (36 U.S.C. 166), declared that the week in which that Friday falls be designated ``National Transportation Week.'' Now, Therefore, I, William J. Clinton, President of the United States of America, do hereby proclaim Friday, May 16, 1997, as National Defense Transportation Day and May 11 through May 17, 1997, as National Transportation Week. I urge all Americans to observe these occasions with appropriate ceremonies and activities, giving due recognition to the individuals and organizations that build, operate, safeguard, and maintain this country's modern transportation system. In Witness Whereof, I have hereunto set my hand this ninth day of May, in the year of our Lord nineteen hundred and ninety-seven, and of the Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and twenty-first. William J. Clinton [Filed with the Office of the Federal Register, 10:46 a.m., May 12, 1997] Note: This proclamation was released by the Office of the Press Secretary on May 10, and it was published in the Federal Register on May 13. <DOC> [Weekly Compilation of Presidential Documents] [frwais.access.gpo.gov] [Page 696-698] Monday, May 19, 1997 Volume 33--Number 20 Pages 695-724 Week Ending Friday, May 16, 1997 The President's Radio Address May 10, 1997 Good morning. This morning I want to talk about the responsibility we share to protect our children from the scourge of violent crime and especially from crime committed by other young people. We've all worked hard over the last 4\1/2\ years to prepare America for the 21st century, with opportunity for all, responsibility from all our citizens, and a community that includes all Americans. Because of these efforts,
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