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 Addresses and Remarks

    See also Meetings With Foreign Leaders
    Congressional leaders, meeting--1806
    Economic stimulus package--1806
    Eid al-Fitr--1800
    Martha's Table leaders and volunteers--1808
    Oval Office carpet--1813
    Radio address--1799
    Review of 2001--1813
    ``Spirit of Louisiana'' firetruck for New York City--1807
    Terrorists' international financial network, action against--1810

 Bill Signings

    Department of Transportation and Related Agencies Appropriations 
        Act, 2002, statement--1802
    Detroit River International Wildlife Refuge, statement on 
        legislation establishing--1819
    Zimbabwe Democracy and Economic Recovery Act of 2001, statement--

 Communications to Congress

    Aeronautics and space activities, message transmitting report--1808
    Cyprus, letter transmitting report--1802

 Communications to Federal Agencies

    Suspension of Limitations Under the Jerusalem Embassy Act, 

 Executive Orders

    Council of Europe in Respect of the Group of States Against 
    Establishing an Emergency Board To Investigate a Dispute Between 
        United Airlines, Inc., and Its Mechanics and Related Employees 
        Represented by the International Association of Machinists and 
        Aerospace Workers--1812

Interviews With the News Media

     Exchanges with reporters
         Diplomatic Reception Room--1800
         Oval Office--1813

Joint Statements

    Leaders of the United States of America, Canada and the United 
        Mexican States on Argentina--1818
    President George W. Bush and President Nursultan Nazarbayev on the 
        New Kazakhstan-American Relationship--1818

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Letters and Messages

    Christmas 2001, message--1812

Meetings With Foreign Leaders

    Kazakhstan, President Nazarbayev--1818


    To Modify the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States, To 
        Provide Rules of Origin Under the North American Free Trade 
        Agreement for Affected Goods, and for Other Purposes--1803

Statements by the President

    See also Bill Signings
    Congressional action on education reform legislation--1802
    House of Representatives action on the economic stimulus package--
    Pakistan extremist groups--1817

Supplementary Materials

     Acts approved by the President--1823
     Checklist of White House press releases--1822
     Digest of other White House announcements--1820
     Nominations submitted to the Senate--1821

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Week Ending Friday, December 21, 2001
The President's Radio Address

December 15, 2001

    Good morning. As too many Americans know firsthand, the economy 
began to slow early last year, and terrorism has hit us hard. Many 
workers have lost jobs, and others are seeing their hours cut. The 
American people want action to improve our economy, and so do I.
    More than 2 months, and more than 700,000 lost jobs ago, I proposed 
an economic security package to help workers who have been laid off and 
to take action to create jobs and promote long-term economic growth. The 
House of Representatives quickly responded, passing its own legislation 
to help jumpstart the economy. The Senate has failed to act. And while 
the Senate has failed to do its work, more and more Americans have been 
thrown out of work.
    To break the logjam in the Senate, I reached out this week to 
moderate Democrats and Republicans to build a consensus that gave both 
parties some of what they want and, most important, will give our 
economy the boost it needs. This bipartisan package will give workers 
who have lost a job since the recession began last March an additional 
13 weeks of unemployment benefits. It will also help unemployed workers 
keep their health insurance and will give Governors greater resources 
and more flexibility to assist those in need.
    These new bipartisan measures help working families who are 
struggling to make ends meet, giving up to $600 cash refund to low 
income families who don't earn enough to pay income tax but still pay 
part of their income in payroll taxes. And this plan helps middle class 
families, couples earning approximately $60,000, and individuals earning 
$40,000 by speeding up planned tax relief for them, as well.
    This installment of tax relief was scheduled for 2004. Under this 
new idea, many middle class families will see a rise in their take-home 
pay in just a couple of weeks.
    And finally, this agreement will create jobs. Among other steps, it 
gives employers incentives to invest in new equipment right away. It 
lowers the tax rate for 10 million small businesses and entrepreneurs, 
making it easier for them to expand and grow and hire new workers. It 
focuses on other policies that will also increase investment and produce 
new jobs.
    This economic growth package is urgently needed. Today the Federal 
Government's Council of Economic Advisers released a report that 
estimates the bipartisan agreement reached this week can save 300,000 
American jobs that might otherwise be lost if we fail to act.
    Democrats and Republicans set aside partisan politics to arrive at 
this agreement. They want to get something done for America's workers. 
We believe this agreement has enough votes to be approved by the United 
States Senate, and I'm ready to sign it into law. But first the Senate 
leader must schedule a vote.
    On behalf of the American workers and our American economy, I call 
on the leadership of the Senate to bring this bipartisan economic 
recovery plan to a vote, to bring help to unemployed workers and a 
crucial boost to our economy.
    The holidays are upon us, and time is running out. While some in 
Washington are looking for reasons not to act, many in Congress in both 
parties want to find a way to get the job done. America's workers are 
counting on us.
    Thank you for listening.

Note: The address was recorded at 2:55 p.m. on December 14 in the 
Cabinet Room at the White House for broadcast at 10:06 a.m. on December 
15. The transcript was made available by the Office of the Press 
Secretary on December 14 but was embargoed for release until the 

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The Office of the Press Secretary also released a Spanish language 
transcript of the address.

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Week Ending Friday, December 21, 2001
Memorandum on Suspension of Limitations Under the Jerusalem Embassy Act

December 14, 2001

Presidential Determination No. 2002-05

Memorandum for the Secretary of State

Subject: Suspension of Limitations Under the Jerusalem Embassy Act

    Pursuant to the authority vested in me as President by the 
Constitution and the laws of the United States, including section 7(a) 
of the Jerusalem Embassy Act of 1995 (Public Law 104-45) (the ``Act''), 
I hereby determine that it is necessary to protect the national security 
interests of the United States to suspend for a period of 6 months the 
limitations set forth in sections 3(b) and 7(b) of the Act. My 
Administration remains committed to beginning the process of moving our 
embassy to Jerusalem.
    You are hereby authorized and directed to transmit this 
determination to the Congress, accompanied by a report in accordance 
with section 7(a) of the Act, and to publish the determination in the 
Federal Register.
    This suspension shall take effect after transmission of this 
determination and report to the Congress.
                                                George W. Bush

 [Filed with the Office of the Federal Register, 8:45 a.m., December 21, 

Note: This memorandum was released by the Office of the Press Secretary 
on December 17, and it will be published in the Federal Register on 
December 27.

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