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<DOC> [Weekly Compilation of Presidential Documents] [frwais.access.gpo.gov] [Page i-vii] Monday, November 24, 2003 Volume 39_Number 47 Pages 1619 1676 Contents 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 [[Page ii]] Addresses and Remarks See also Meetings With Foreign Leaders Arrival from Camp David, MD--1623 Congressional leaders, meeting--1643 Iraq, meeting with members of the Governing Council and Baghdad Advisory Council--1639 NCAA spring championship teams--1641 Radio address--1621 United Kingdom Dinner hosted by Queen Elizabeth II in London--1651 Sedgefield Community College in Sedgefield--1667 Whitehall Palace in London--1645 Bill Signings Animal Drug User Fee Act of 2003, statement--1644 Communications to Congress Council of Europe Convention on Cybercrime, message transmitting-- 1643 Kosovo International Security Force, letter reporting on deployment of U.S. military personnel--1620 National Money Laundering Strategy, message transmitting--1645 Communications to Federal Agencies Return of Activated Military Members to Federal Civilian Employment, memorandum--1620 Waiving Prohibition on United States Military Assistance to Parties to the Rome Statute Establishing the International Criminal Court, memorandum--1671 Executive Orders Presidential Management Fellows Program--1669 Interviews With the News Media Exchanges with reporters Oval Office--1639 Sedgefield, United Kingdom--1666, 1667 South Lawn--1623 Interviews Abdul Rahman Al-Rashed of Al-Sharq Al-Awsat in London--1661 Sir David Frost of BBC Television--1625 Trevor Kavanagh of The Sun--1632 News conference with Prime Minister Blair of the United Kingdom in London, November 20--1652 (Continued on the inside of the back cover.) Editor's Note: The President was en route to Washington, DC, from the United Kingdom on November 21, 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 Joint Statements Declaration on Iraq by President George W. Bush and Prime Minister Tony Blair--1660 Effective Multilateralism To Build a Better World: Joint Statement by President George W. Bush and Prime Minister Tony Blair--1658 Meetings With Foreign Leaders United Kingdom Prime Minister Blair--1652, 1658, 1660, 1666, 1667 Queen Elizabeth II--1651 Secretary of State for Defense Hoon--1645 Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs Straw-- 1645 Proclamations National American Indian Heritage Month--1619 National Farm-City Week--1650 Statements by the President See also Bill Signings Congress Bipartisan agreement on Medicare legislation, announcement-- 1623 Congressional action on comprehensive energy legislation--1619 House of Representatives action on comprehensive energy legislation--1644 Iraqi Governing Council, announcement of a transition plan--1622 Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court decision on the State's ban of same sex marriages--1644 Turkey, terrorist attacks in Istanbul--1622 Supplementary Materials Acts approved by the President--1675 Checklist of White House press releases--1675 Digest of other White House announcements--1671 Nominations submitted to the Senate--1673 [[Page v]] ? <GRAPHIC(S) NOT AVAILABLE IN TIFF FORMAT> [[Page 1619]] <DOC> [Weekly Compilation of Presidential Documents] [frwais.access.gpo.gov] [Page 1619] Monday, November 24, 2003 Volume 39_Number 47 Pages 1619 1676 Week Ending Friday, November 21, 2003 Statement on Congressional Action on Comprehensive Energy Legislation November 14, 2003 I applaud the House and Senate for reaching agreement on a comprehensive energy bill. America will be safer and stronger with a national energy policy that will help keep the lights on, the furnaces lit, and the factories running. A good energy bill is part of my six- point economic plan to create the conditions for job creation and a sustained recovery. By making America less reliant on foreign sources of energy, we also will make our Nation more secure. I commend the Congress for its hard work on this important issue. 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 1619-1620] Monday, November 24, 2003 Volume 39_Number 47 Pages 1619 1676 Week Ending Friday, November 21, 2003 Proclamation 7735--National American Indian Heritage Month, 2003 November 14, 2003 By the President of the United States of America A Proclamation During National American Indian Heritage Month, we honor the accomplishments and culture of American Indians and Alaska Natives and recognize their contributions to our country. To help educate Americans and illustrate the important role of these native people to our Nation, the new National Museum of the American Indian will open next year. American Indians and Alaska Natives have a long tradition of serving with pride and accomplishment in the United States Armed Forces. Today, their patriotism is reflected in the more than 13,000 American Indians and Alaska Natives serving on active duty and the more than 6,400 reservists. In Iraq, Specialist Lori Piestewa of the Army's 507th Maintenance Company and a member of the Hopi tribe, was the first American servicewoman killed in Operation Iraqi Freedom and the only known American Indian woman killed in action in any conflict. Her bravery, service, and sacrifice are an inspiration to our men and women in uniform and to all Americans. To ensure the future success of America's tribal communities, my Administration is committed to improving education, increasing employment and economic development, and ensuring better access to health and human services for all American Indians and Alaska natives. Government-wide, we proposed in the 2004 Budget to spend over $11 billion on Native American programs. The Department of Education's Office of Indian Education is working to implement the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001 within the Native American community. Indian tribes, schools, and local education agencies that serve American Indian and Native Alaska children will have access to nearly $122 million in grants to improve education opportunities. In addition, the Department of the Interior's 2004 program includes over $49 million for America's tribal colleges and universities. This investment will help American Indian students reach their full potential and achieve their dreams. We are also working to address the healthcare needs of American Indians, particularly the rising incidence of diabetes. The United States has a strong relationship with American Indian tribes and Alaska Native entities. By continuing to work on a government-to-government basis with these tribal governments, we are fostering greater understanding and promoting tribal self-determination and self-governance. Now, Therefore, I, George W. Bush, President of the United States of America, by virtue of the authority vested in me by [[Page 1620]] the Constitution and laws of the United States, do hereby proclaim November 2003 as National American Indian Heritage Month. This month, I encourage citizens to learn more about the rich heritage of American Indians and Alaska Natives and the role they have played in building and sustaining our Nation and to commemorate this month with appropriate programs and activities. In Witness Whereof, I have hereunto set my hand this fourteenth day of November, in the year of our Lord two thousand three, and of the Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and twenty- eighth. George W. Bush [Filed with the Office of the Federal Register, 8:45 a.m., November 18, 2003] Note: This proclamation was published in the Federal Register on November 19. 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