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<DOC> [Weekly Compilation of Presidential Documents] [frwais.access.gpo.gov] [Page i] Monday, December 24, 2001 [[Page i]] Weekly Compilation of Presidential Documents <DOC> [Weekly Compilation of Presidential Documents] [frwais.access.gpo.gov] [Page i-iii] Pages 1799-1823 Contents [[Page ii]] 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-- 1820 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, memorandum--1800 Executive Orders Council of Europe in Respect of the Group of States Against Corruption--1813 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 (Continued on the inside of the back cover.) Editor's Note: The Weekly Compilation of Presidential Documents is also available on the Internet on the GPO Access service at http:// www.gpo.gov/nara/nara003.html. 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). 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[[Page iii]] Contents--Continued Letters and Messages Christmas 2001, message--1812 Meetings With Foreign Leaders Kazakhstan, President Nazarbayev--1818 Proclamations 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-- 1811 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 [[Page 1799]] <DOC> [Weekly Compilation of Presidential Documents] [frwais.access.gpo.gov] [Page 1799-1800] Pages 1799-1823 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 broadcast. [[Page 1800]] The Office of the Press Secretary also released a Spanish language transcript of the address. <DOC> [Weekly Compilation of Presidential Documents] [frwais.access.gpo.gov] [Page 1800] Pages 1799-1823 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, 2001] 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. <DOC> [Weekly Compilation of Presidential Documents] [frwais.access.gpo.gov] [Page 1800-1802]
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