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<DOC> [Weekly Compilation of Presidential Documents] [frwais.access.gpo.gov] [Page i-ii] Monday, December 26, 1994 Volume 30--Number 51 Pages 2509-2531 Contents [[Page i]] Weekly Compilation of Presidential Documents [[Page ii]] Addresses and Remarks Announcing the selection of Joseph Brann as Top Cop--2513 Empowerment zones and enterprise communities--2517, 2520 Medal presentation for service in Operation Uphold Democracy--2515 Middle class bill of rights--2511 North Korea--2511 Radio address--2509 Appointments and Nominations National Bankruptcy Review Commission, Chair and members--2530 State Department, Ambassador to Israel--2524 Communications to Congress Continuation of Libyan emergency, letter transmitting notice--2525 Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, letter--2525 Communications to Federal Agencies Uruguay Round Agreements, memorandum--2529 Interviews With the News Media Exchange with reporters in the Briefing Room--2523 Notices Continuation of Libyan Emergency--2524 Proclamations To Implement the Trade Agreements Resulting From the Uruguay Round of Multilateral Trade Negotiations, and for Other Purposes--2526 Wright Brothers Day--2509 Statements by the President Death of Dean Rusk--2522 Disaster assistance for Florida and Georgia--2530 Helicopter tragedy in North Korea--2511 Kwanzaa--2530 Northwest Forest Plan--2523 Supplementary Materials Acts approved by the President--2531 Checklist of White House press releases--2531 Digest of other White House announcements--2530 Nominations submitted to the Senate--2531 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. 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[[Page 2509]] <DOC> [Weekly Compilation of Presidential Documents] [frwais.access.gpo.gov] [Page 2509] Monday, December 26, 1994 Volume 30--Number 51 Pages 2509-2531 Week Ending Friday, December 23, 1994 Proclamation 6762--Wright Brothers Day, 1994 December 15, 1994 By the President of the United States of America A Proclamation On a windy December day 91 years ago, Orville and Wilbur Wright made history. In 12 seconds of flight, they demonstrated to the world that mortals really could touch the sky in powered flight. In the decades since, Americans have continued to make history with countless achievements in aviation and aerospace technology. America leads the world in aeronautics technology, and that leadership is directly reflected in the success of our aircraft industry. The legacy of the Wright brothers is clear: in the past year, the U.S. aeronautics industry sold more than $100 billion in products and employed more than a million people in high-quality jobs. Aircraft are the Nation's top manufactured export, with more than $40 billion in sales in 181 countries around the world. We have a grand history and a promising future in aeronautics. The enactment of the General Aviation Revitalization Act of 1994, which I signed into law last August, provides a significant opportunity to reassert America's global leadership in general aviation aircraft. Offering the promise of new jobs and an enhanced economic climate, this measure applies the kind of innovation, creativity, and vision exemplified so many years ago by the Wright brothers. Today, Orville and Wilbur's perseverance continues to challenge and inspire us as we take the lead in cutting-edge aeronautics technology. The National Aeronautics and Space Administration is working with industry to develop technologies that will make conventional aircraft safer, more affordable, and more environmentally friendly. Government and industry researchers are also working in partnership to transform the concept of affordable commercial supersonic flight into a reality early in the next century. These technological advancements in aviation and aerospace will continue to contribute to our success and prosperity. The dream that began on a lonely stretch of beach near Kitty Hawk, North Carolina, has taken us through the sound barrier and into space--and the future holds endless possibilities. The Congress, by a joint resolution approved December 17, 1963 (77 Stat. 402; 36 U.S.C. 169), has designated December 17 of each year as ``Wright Brothers Day'' and has authorized and requested the President to issue annually a proclamation inviting the people of the United States to observe that day with appropriate ceremonies and activities. Now, Therefore, I, William J. Clinton, President of the United States of America, do hereby proclaim December 17, 1994, as Wright Brothers Day. In Witness Whereof, I have hereunto set my hand this fifteenth day of December, in the year of our Lord nineteen hundred and ninety-four, and of the Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and nineteenth. William J. Clinton [Filed with the Office of the Federal Register, 10:35 a.m., December 16, 1994] Note: This proclamation was released by the Office of the Press Secretary on December 16, and it was published in the Federal Register on December 19. This item was not received in time for publication in the appropriate issue. <DOC> [Weekly Compilation of Presidential Documents] [frwais.access.gpo.gov] [Page 2509-2510] Monday, December 26, 1994 Volume 30--Number 51 Pages 2509-2531 Week Ending Friday, December 23, 1994 The President's Radio Address December 17, 1994 The President. Good morning. Today I'm speaking from the Northern Virginia Com- [[Page 2510]] munity College in Annandale, Virginia, where I'm joined by 50 students and the Secretary of Education, Dick Riley, who will speak with you in a moment. In this holiday season, families come together to reflect on the past year and plan for the year ahead. It's a time to be with our children and think about their futures. For students near the end of high school, it's a time to think about continuing their education after graduation. Our people face greater challenges than ever to get ahead. For too long, too many Americans have worked harder for less. I ran for President to change that, to help ordinary people compete and win in the new American economy, to restore the American dream for middle class families. For 2 years, we've pursued an economic strategy that has helped to produce over 5 million new jobs. But this growth has not produced higher incomes for most Americans, especially those without more than a high school education, at the very time it's more important than ever to get a good education after high school and then to keep learning throughout adult life. It's more expensive than ever before. In the decade before I took office, the cost of college tripled. Too many people are being priced out of a fair shot at high-quality education. If we can't change that, we're at risk of losing our great American middle class and of becoming a two-tiered society with a few successful people at the top and everyone else struggling below. Fifty years ago, an American President proposed the GI bill of rights. It helped World War II veterans go to college, buy a home, raise their children; it built this country. Last Thursday night, I proposed a middle class bill of rights, four new ideas to help middle class Americans get ahead. Here's how it will work. The first proposal is especially important to people at this community college. If your family makes less than $120,000, the tuition you pay for college, community college, graduate school, professional school, vocational education, or worker training will be fully deductible from your taxable income, phased up to $10,000 a year. Nothing like this has ever been done before. Second, if your family makes $75,000 a year or less, you'll receive a tax cut phased up to $500 for every child under the age of 13. Third, if your family makes less than $100,000 a year, you'll be able to put $2,000 a year, tax-free, into an individual retirement account, but you'll also be able to withdraw the money, tax-free, for education, a first home, or the care of an elderly parent. Finally, the middle class bill of rights will take the billions of dollars that Government spends on job training and make that money directly available to American workers so that you can spend it as you decide, when you need to learn new skills to get a new job or a better job. Of course, we have to pay for all this. On Thursday night I proposed dramatic reductions in three more Cabinet departments. And Monday morning Vice President Gore and I will outline these cuts in more detail. But today I want to ask Secretary Riley to talk about why education is a top priority in the middle class bill of rights. Secretary Riley. [At this point, Secretary Riley discussed the middle class bill of rights and education.] The President. Thank you, Secretary Riley. My fellow Americans, this middle class bill of rights will further the agenda of this administration and, more importantly, our common mission as Americans: to expand middle class incomes and opportunities; to promote the values of work and family, responsibility and community; and to help Americans compete and win in the new American economy of the future. With all the challenges we face today, ours is still the greatest country in the world. Let's keep it that way for our children and for future generations. I thank Secretary Riley for joining me and wish you all a very happy holiday season. Thanks for listening. Note: The President spoke at 10:06 a.m. from Northern Virginia Community College, Annandale, VA. [[Page 2511]] <DOC> [Weekly Compilation of Presidential Documents] [frwais.access.gpo.gov]
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