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<DOC> [Weekly Compilation of Presidential Documents] [frwais.access.gpo.gov] [Page i] Monday, April 21, 2003 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. 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[[Page i]] Weekly Compilation of Presidential Documents <DOC> [Weekly Compilation of Presidential Documents] [frwais.access.gpo.gov] [Page i-iii] Pages 435 454 Contents [[Page ii]] Addresses and Remarks America's military and their families, videotape remarks--439 Business leaders, remarks following discussions--441 Missouri, employees at the Boeing F-18 Production Facility in St. Louis--446 Prisoners of war, rescue--437 Radio address--436 Communications to Congress Colombia, letter transmitting report on the national emergency with respect to significant narcotics traffickers--445 Disaster relief funds, letter requesting--445 Iraq, letter transmitting report--440 Supplementary budget request for the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, letter transmitting--439 Communications to Federal Agencies Authority To Hold Harmless and Indemnify in Certain Circumstances Under One Contract, memorandum--450 Communications to Federal Agencies--Contiuned Waiver and Certification of Statutory Provisions Regarding the Palestine Liberation Organization, memorandum--449 Executive Orders Amendments to Executive Order 13045, Protection of Children From Environmental Health Risks and Safety Risks--452 Interviews With the News Media Exchange with reporters on the South Lawn--437 Joint Statements Joint Proclamation by the Heads of Government of Six Countries Regarding the Completion of the Human Genome Sequence--440 Letters and Messages Easter 2003, message--450 Passover, 5763, message--449 (Continued on the inside of the back cover.) Editor's Note: The President was at the Bush Ranch in Crawford, TX, on April 18, 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. [[Page iii]] Contents--Continued Proclamations National Fair Housing Month--444 National Park Week--451 Pan American Day and Pan American Week--435 Statements by the President Congress Congressional action on the supplementary budget request to ensure domestic safety during Operation Iraqi Freedom--437 Statements by the President--Contiuned Senate action on the budget resolution--435 Supplementary Materials Acts approved by the President--454 Checklist of White House press releases--454 Digest of other White House announcements--452 Nominations submitted to the Senate--454 [[Page 435]] <DOC> [Weekly Compilation of Presidential Documents] [frwais.access.gpo.gov] [Page 435] Pages 435 454 Week Ending Friday, April 18, 2003 Statement on Senate Action on the Budget Resolution April 11, 2003 The Senate has now completed action on the budget resolution that funds our priorities and rigorously controls spending. I look forward to working with the full Congress to provide the tax relief necessary to grow our economy and create jobs. The budget resolution provides for a jobs-and-growth package of up to $550 billion, and we will work with the Congress to provide the greatest amount of tax relief to stimulate our economy for American workers. 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 435-436] Pages 435 454 Week Ending Friday, April 18, 2003 Proclamation 7663--Pan American Day and Pan American Week, 2003 April 11, 2003 By the President of the United States of America A Proclamation Our Nation takes great pride in the unity of the Pan American community. We enjoy strong bonds of friendship with our neighbors throughout the Western Hemisphere, and the almost 33 million citizens of Latin American and Caribbean descent who are a part of the rich cultural diversity of our country. Their contributions have enriched our Nation. In the Western Hemisphere, we share common commitments to overcoming poverty, achieving peace and prosperity for all, and providing safety in our hemisphere. As we observe Pan American Day and Pan American Week, we renew our dedication to working with the Pan American community of nations to protect democracy, promote economic growth, and provide for the defense and security of all our citizens. The governments of the region continue to make important progress in advancing democracy, as demonstrated by the free, fair, and transparent elections that took place throughout the region this past year. The United States joins with our neighbors in the hemisphere in congratulating the citizens and governments of those nations on their achievements, and my Administration remains dedicated to working with the democratically elected governments of the Americas to defend freedoms whenever and wherever they are threatened. The historic Inter- American Democratic Charter, adopted on September 11, 2001, continues to guide efforts across the region to protect human rights and political freedoms, combat corruption, promote good governance, and strengthen democratic institutions. The countries of our hemisphere have made great strides in opening their economies in recent decades, and we must continue to work towards open exchanges of ideas and goods throughout Pan America. To promote these goals, we must welcome the expansion of economic integration and renew our dedication to creating a Free Trade Area of the Americas. Ensuring hemispheric security remains one of our most important common objectives. Today and in the future, we will continue our efforts to safeguard our citizens and to ensure that individuals throughout our hemisphere enjoy the full benefits of freedom. By working together, we can achieve the Pan American goals of protecting democracy and human rights, defeating tyranny, and overcoming poverty and lawlessness. Now, Therefore, I, George W. Bush, President of the United States of America, by virtue of the authority vested in me by the Constitution and laws of the United States, do hereby proclaim April 14, 2003, as Pan American Day, and April 13 through April 19, 2003, as Pan American Week. I encourage the Governors of the 50 States, the [[Page 436]] Governor of the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, and the officials of other areas under the flag of the United States of America to honor these observances with appropriate ceremonies and activities. In Witness Whereof, I have hereunto set my hand this eleventh day of April, in the year of our Lord two thousand three, and of the Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and twenty- seventh. George W. Bush [Filed with the Office of the Federal Register, 9:18 a.m., April 15, 2003] Note: This proclamation was published in the Federal Register on April 16. This item was not received in time for publication in the appropriate issue. <DOC> [Weekly Compilation of Presidential Documents] [frwais.access.gpo.gov] [Page 436-437] Pages 435 454 Week Ending Friday, April 18, 2003 The President's Radio Address April 12, 2003 Good morning. Over the last several days, the world has watched as the regime of Saddam Hussein began passing into history. We will always remember the first images of a nation released from decades of tyranny and fear. The conflict continues in Iraq, and our military may still face hard fighting. Yet the statues of the dictator and all the works of his terror regime are falling away. From the beginning and to this very hour, members of the American and coalition forces have conducted themselves with all the skill and honor we expect of them. Our enemies have seen their valor. The people of Iraq are seeing their compassion as our military provides food, water, and medical treatment to all in need, including captured Iraqi soldiers. As Army Master Sergeant Howard Kutcher of Delaware said of his service in the Middle East, ``I am not here to conquer. I am here to help.'' In one city, American soldiers encountered a crowd of Iraqi citizens who thought our troops were about to storm a nearby mosque. Just then, Lieutenant Colonel Chris Hughes ordered his men to get down on one knee and point their weapons to the ground. This gesture of respect helped defuse a dangerous situation and made our peaceful intentions clear.
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