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<DOC> [Weekly Compilation of Presidential Documents] [frwais.access.gpo.gov] [Page i-ii] Monday, January 25, 1999 Volume 35--Number 3 Pages 63-108 Contents [[Page i]] Weekly Compilation of Presidential Documents [[Page ii]] Addresses to the Nation State of the Union--78 Addresses and Remarks AmeriCorps volunteers--74 Arkansas tornado damage--106 Democratic National Committee dinner--70 Id al-Fitr--76 National Academy of Science--103 New York People of western New York in Buffalo--88, 89 Wall Street Project conference in New York City--63, 64 Pennsylvania, people of Montgomery County in Norristown--95, 100 Radio address--73 Teacher in every classroom, initiative to provide a qualified--100 Communications to Congress Cuban Liberty and Democratic Solidarity Act, letter on suspension of title III provisions--63 Deployment of military forces for stabilization of areas of the former Yugoslavia, letter reporting--77 Iraqi democratic opposition organizations, letter transmitting report--78 Russia-U.S. mutual fisheries agreement extension, letter transmitting--95 Communications to Congress--Continued Terrorists who threaten to disrupt the Middle East peace process, letter transmitting notice on continuation of emergency--94 Interviews With the News Media Interview with Judith Miller and William Broad of the New York Times, excerpt--103 Letters and Messages Id al-Fitr, message--76 Notices Continuation of Emergency Regarding Terrorists Who Threaten To Disrupt the Middle East Peace Process--94 Statements by the President ``Affordable Child Care for Early Success and Security Act,'' proposed--76 Cuban Liberty and Democratic Solidarity Act, suspension of title III provisions--64 Eritrea-Ethiopia border conflict--107 Kosovo--74 Supplementary Materials Act approved by the President--108 Checklist of White House press releases--108 Digest of other White House announcements--107 Nominations submitted to the Senate--108 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. 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The Weekly Compilation of Presidential Documents will be furnished by mail to domestic subscribers for $80.00 per year ($137.00 for mailing first class) and to foreign subscribers for $93.75 per year, payable to the Superintendent of Documents, Government Printing Office, Washington, DC 20402. The charge for a single copy is $3.00 ($3.75 for foreign mailing). There are no restrictions on the republication of material appearing in the Weekly Compilation of Presidential Documents. [[Page 63]] <DOC> [Weekly Compilation of Presidential Documents] [frwais.access.gpo.gov] [Page 63] Monday, January 25, 1999 Volume 35--Number 3 Pages 63-108 Week Ending Friday, January 22, 1999 Telephone Remarks to the Wall Street Project Conference January 14, 1999 I am very sorry that bad weather prevented me from being with you tonight. But if Mother Nature is kind, I will be in New York tomorrow. I want to thank all of you for coming together through the Wall Street Project to work to ensure that the unprecedented prosperity of our time reaches into every corner of America. We are living in blessed times. Our economy is the strongest in a generation. Our social fabric is mending. That's why we must seize this moment of prosperity to tackle some of our greatest challenges. You gather tonight in one of the greatest monuments of American capitalism. But just blocks away, there are hard-working families who have yet to feel the prosperity. We have not only an opportunity, we've got an obligation to give all of them the tools they need to share in this bounty. As leaders of the companies on the Big Board, as the men and women who have helped to transform America into the world's economic superpower, you must help to build the bridge between those who work in our gleaming office towers and those who live in their shadows, between Wall Street and our greatest untapped markets. Tomorrow I'll talk about my plan to work with all of you to bring capital and hope to our most underserved neighborhoods. Not too long ago, Reverend Jackson once talked about the freedom symphony he would write for America. The first movement would represent our liberation from slavery; the second would be the struggle to end legal segregation; the third would be the fight to win the vote; and the final movement would be the crusade to bring economic opportunity to all Americans. You can help to write that movement. In fact, it can't be written without you. I thank you for helping to make sure that no family is left behind. And I look forward to seeing all of you tomorrow. Note: The President spoke at approximately 8:30 p.m. from the Oval Office at the White House to the conference in New York City. In his remarks, he referred to civil rights leader Rev. Jesse Jackson. This item was not received in time for publication in the appropriate issue. <DOC> [Weekly Compilation of Presidential Documents] [frwais.access.gpo.gov] [Page 63] Monday, January 25, 1999 Volume 35--Number 3 Pages 63-108 Week Ending Friday, January 22, 1999 Letter to Congressional Leaders on Review of Title III of the Cuban Liberty and Democratic Solidarity (LIBERTAD) Act of 1996 January 14, 1999 Dear __________: Pursuant to section 306(c)(2) of the Cuban Liberty and Democratic Solidarity (LIBERTAD) Act of 1996 (Public Law 104-114), (the ``Act''), I hereby determine and report to the Congress that suspension for 6 months beyond February 1, 1999, of the right to bring an action under title III of the Act is necessary to the national interests of the United States and will expedite a transition to democracy in Cuba. Sincerely, William J. Clinton Note: Identical letters were sent to Jesse Helms, chairman, Senate Committee on Foreign Relations; Ted Stevens, chairman, Senate Committee on Appropriations; Benjamin A. Gilman, chairman, House Committee on International Relations; and C.W. Bill Young, chairman, House Committee on Appropriations. This letter was released by the Office of the Press Secretary on January 15. This item was not received in time for publication in the appropriate issue. [[Page 64]] <DOC> [Weekly Compilation of Presidential Documents] [frwais.access.gpo.gov] [Page 64] Monday, January 25, 1999 Volume 35--Number 3 Pages 63-108 Week Ending Friday, January 22, 1999 Statement on Review of Title III of the Cuban Liberty and Democratic Solidarity (LIBERTAD) Act of 1996 January 15, 1999 I am today notifying the Congress that I have decided to suspend for an additional 6 months implementation of provisions of Title III of the Cuban Liberty and Democratic Solidarity Act, which allow legal actions to be brought against firms trafficking in confiscated properties in Cuba. I believe that this decision best implements the Act's objective to enhance human rights and hasten the day when the Cuban people enjoy democracy and prosperity. This action further enhances our efforts to strengthen international cooperation in promoting peaceful democratic change in Cuba. For the past 2\1/2\ years, the United States has pursued a strategy, coordinated by Under Secretary of State Stu Eizenstat, to increase international pressure on the Cuban Government to respect human rights and to begin political and economic reforms. We have urged our democratic friends and allies to take concrete actions in support of this goal. Encouraged by the results, in January 1997 I said that I expected to continue suspending this provision of Title III so long as our partners' stepped- up pro-democracy efforts continued. Over the past 6 months, the Cuban Government has heard a more concerted message from the international community in support of democracy. A number of national leaders have publicly and privately pressed senior Cuban officials on the need for human rights and democracy. While visiting Cuba, they have spoken openly of the need for change, and they have met with and given important encouragement to pro- democracy human rights activists. In international forums, our friends in Latin America and Europe have been explicit in their condemnation of Cuba's deplorable human rights situation. The European Union has renewed its Common Position on Cuba, calling for ``a peaceful transition to pluralist democracy, the respect for human rights and fundamental freedoms.'' The senior-level report made at the U.S.-EU Summit last month stressed our joint efforts to promote such a transition in Cuba. This partnership has succeeded in increasing international pressure on Cuba to respect human rights and make fundamental reforms. Nongovernmental organizations have augmented their efforts as well. A
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