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<DOC> [Weekly Compilation of Presidential Documents] [frwais.access.gpo.gov] [Page i-iii] Monday, October 23, 2000 Volume 36--Number 42 Pages 2463-2527 Contents [[Page i]] Weekly Compilation of Presidential Documents [[Page ii]] Addresses and Remarks Colorado Colorado Coordinated and State Senate Democratic Fund in Denver--2470 Job access initiative in Denver--2465 Congressional candidate Mike Ross, telephone remarks to a dinner-- 2463 Connecticut, reception for Hillary Clinton in East Norwalk--2517 Democratic caucus--2511 Egypt Conclusion of the Middle East Summit in Sharm al-Sheikh--2501 Plenary session of the Middle East Summit in Sharm al-Sheikh-- 2498 Middle East situation--2464 Missouri, memorial service for Gov. Mel Carnahan in Jefferson City-- 2521 President's Cup dinner--2507 Radio address--2464 Virginia President's Cup in Lake Manassas--2509 U.S.S. Cole, memorial service in Norfolk--2507 Washington Former Representative Maria Cantwell, reception in Seattle--2477 Gov. Gary Locke and Representative Jay Inslee, dinner in Seattle--2489 Gov. Gary Locke, reception in Seattle--2482 Bill Signings American Competitiveness in the Twenty-First Century Act, statement--2505 Children's Health Act of 2000, statements--2503 Continuing Resolution for Fiscal Year 2001 Fourth, statement--2523 Third, statement--2478 Microenterprise for Self-Reliance and International Anti-Corruption Act of 2000, statement--2504 Non-immigrant worker fee legislation, statement--2505 Communications to Congress Armenian genocide resolution, letter--2517 Colombia, continuation of national emergency with respect to narcotics traffickers, message--2516 Iraq compliance with U.N. Security Council resolutions, letter transmitting report--2510 Railroad Retirement Board, message transmitting report--2506 Transportation Department, message transmitting report--2510 U.S.S. Cole, deployment of U.S. forces in response to attack, letter--2482 Joint Statements Bangladesh, Prime Minister Hasina--2514 (Continued on the inside of the back cover.) Editor's Note: The President was in Lowell, MA, on October 20, 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. 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[[Page iii]] Contents--Continued Meetings With Foreign Leaders Bangladesh, Prime Minister Hasina--2514 Egypt, President Mubarak--2498, 2501 European Union Council, Secretary General Solana--2498, 2501 Israel, Prime Minister Barak--2501 Jordan, King Abdullah II--2498, 2501 Palestinian Authority, Chairman Arafat--2501 Notices Continuation of Emergency with Respect to Significant Narcotics Traffickers Centered in Colombia--2516 Proclamations Amending Proclamation 7362, Display of the Flag at Half-Staff as a Mark of Respect for Those Who Died on the USS COLE--2500 National Character Counts Week--2479 National Forest Products Week--2480 White Cane Safety Day--2481 Resignations and Retirements National Drug Control Policy Office, Director, statement--2499 Statements by the President See also Bill Signings; Resignations and Retirements Congressional action on the Departments of Veterans Affairs and Housing and Urban Development, and Independent Agencies Appropriations Act--2513 Death of Gov. Mel Carnahan--2502 Digital divide, legislative agenda to bridge--2499 General Motors, success in tripling average fuel economy--2524 Uniform Crime Report--2498 World Food Day, observance--2500 Supplementary Materials Acts approved by the President--2527 Checklist of White House press releases--2526 Digest of other White House announcements--2524 Nominations submitted to the Senate--2525 [[Page 2463]] <DOC> [Weekly Compilation of Presidential Documents] [frwais.access.gpo.gov] [Page 2463-2464] Monday, October 23, 2000 Volume 36--Number 42 Pages 2463-2527 Week Ending Friday, October 20, 2000 Telephone Remarks to a Dinner for Congressional Candidate Mike Ross October 13, 2000 The President. Well, let me, first of all, thank John and Penny for hosting this. And I want to thank Marion Berry and Vic Snyder for being there for you. They can speak more eloquently than I can about how important it is for Arkansas that you be elected and how wonderful it would be if they had a genuine partner that was always working for Arkansas and not just at election time. I have to tell you, Mike, I noticed the other day that the Republicans put in a little money for a bridge down in southeast Arkansas, and I think the voters--they ought to give you credit for it. [Laughter] I was trying to get them to give me the money for the bridge, and until you got to where you could beat Jay Dickey, they never thought about springing for it. So I think that ought to be called the Ross Bridge, if we ever get it built. [Laughter] Let me say just one thing very seriously. This is a very different country than it was 8 years ago, and Arkansas is in a lot better shape than it was 8 years ago. The economy is better. The crime rate is down. The welfare rolls are lower. More children have health insurance. We're giving more constructive aid to our schools. And every single policy that was implemented--most importantly, going from a $290 billion deficit to a $230 billion surplus and turning this economy around--was implemented because I had the support of Democrats in the Congress. And the Republicans basically fought our economic policy. They fought our welfare policy. They fought our crime policy. They fought our education policy. They fought our environmental policy. They fought all of our economic policies. They did give us a farm bill that Marion Berry and I told them wouldn't work back in '95, and sure enough, we were right. It wouldn't work. And now, basically, the people of south Arkansas have to decide whether they're going to keep this country moving in a good direction or vote for someone who comes home every weekend but then goes back to Washington and votes against them. And I'll just use one example. These ads that the so-called Citizens for Better Medicare are running against Mike Ross, because he's a pharmacist who believes that all of our seniors ought to be able buy prescription drugs, are scandalous. And they're typical of what the Republicans all over America are trying to do. They come home every weekend and tell the folks they love them. Then they go back to Washington and they vote for the vested interest. Then they got those interest groups to give them money to run bogus ads to confuse the voters back home. That's basically what is going on here. And I just know that if Mike Ross gets enough financial support to be able to compete with this avalanche of special interest money that's being spent against him, the voters in south Arkansas will vote for him, because he'll work just as hard as Mr. Dickey at coming home on the weekends and keeping up with his constituents. Then he'll go back to Washington and actually vote for them, for a Medicare prescription drug program, for a Patients' Bill of Rights, for paying off the debt instead of having a tax cut so big we'll be in debt from now on--these are really, really important issues--and for helping our schools. You know, I really believe that Mike can win this race, and I believe he will win this race, as long as the people who are rewarding his opponent for voting with them instead of the people of south Arkansas can't run enough ads to turn this election into a smokescreen. So I am profoundly grateful to all of you for helping him. He's a fine man. I have known him for nearly 20 years. He was a teenager when he started working for me. [[Page 2464]] [Laughter] And when I'm gone from Washington, he'll be a Congressman, thanks to you. Thank you very, very much. Mike, let me just say one other thing. I just wanted to say, on a very serious note and kind of a non-political note, as you know, I badly wanted to be there tonight. I have been working for the last 8 days, trying to restore calm in the Middle East. And I've been on the phone all day today and have some more work to do late tonight, and I'm terribly sorry I could not be there. But after the loss of our sailors in Yemen yesterday and the continued violence in the Middle East, I just thought I had to stay here and work. We may get a breakthrough sometime in the next several hours. We're working hard, trying to turn this thing around. I hope you'll all say a prayer for us tonight, and I hope you'll forgive me for not being there. But just know that it has nothing to do with my profound desire to see you elected. State Senator Mike Ross. Thank you, Mr. President. Thank you, very much. We're going to win this thing. We're going to win it for you. We're going to win it for the Democratic Party. The President. Thank you. And thank you, Vic. Thank you, Marion, and thanks, John and Penny. Goodbye, folks. Thank you. Note: The President spoke at 9:12 p.m. from the Residence at the White House to the dinner at a private residence in Little Rock, AR. In his remarks, he referred to dinner hosts John and Penny Burkhalter. Mike Ross is a candidate for Arkansas' Fourth Congressional District. A tape was not available for verification of the content of these remarks. This item was not received in time for publication in the appropriate issue. <DOC> [Weekly Compilation of Presidential Documents] [frwais.access.gpo.gov] [Page 2464] Monday, October 23, 2000 Volume 36--Number 42 Pages 2463-2527 Week Ending Friday, October 20, 2000 Remarks on the Situation in the Middle East October 14, 2000
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