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<DOC> [Weekly Compilation of Presidential Documents] [frwais.access.gpo.gov] [Page i-ii] Monday, June 27, 1994 Volume 30--Number 25 Pages 1303-1350 Contents [[Page i]] Weekly Compilation of Presidential Documents [[Page ii]] Addresses and Remarks Business Roundtable--1309 Congressional barbecue--1339 Democratic National Committee--1330, 1334 50th anniversary of the GI bill of rights--1325 Middle East peace process--1324 North Korea--1327 Radio address--1303 Summer of Safety program participants, St. Louis, MO--1344 Appointments and Nominations National Council on the Humanities, members--1303 National Railroad Passenger Corporation, Board of Directors, member--1303 U.S. Court of Appeals, judges--1308, 1329 U.S. District Court, judges--1321 Communications to Congress Federal Republic of Yugoslavia (Serbia and Montenegro), message-- 1317 Haiti, message--1322 Review of the impact of the Chemical Weapons Convention, message-- 1337 ``Work and Responsibility Act of 1994,'' message transmitting--1320 Executive Orders Blocking Property of Certain Haitian Nationals--1321 Interviews With the News Media Exchanges with reporters Briefing Room--1327 Interviews With the News Media--Continued Oval Office--1308, 1324, 1337 St. Louis, MO--1344 Interviews Katie Couric and Bryant Gumbel on ``Today''--1305 Kevin Horrigan and Charles Brennan of KMOX Radio in St. Louis, MO--1339 Meetings With Foreign Leaders Hungary, President Goncz--1308 Jordan, King Hussein--1324 Slovakia, President Kovac--1308 Proclamations 50th Anniversary of the GI Bill of Rights--1323 National Housing Week--1316 Statements by the President See also Appointments and Nominations Assistance to California--1338 Congressional action on health care reform--1338 White House Conference on Africa--1329 White House Conference on Travel and Tourism--1338 Supplementary Materials Acts approved by the President--1350 Checklist of White House press releases--1350 Digest of other White House announcements--1347 Nominations submitted to the Senate--1348 Editor's Note: The President was in St. Louis, MO, on June 24, the closing date of this issue. 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[[Page 1303]] <DOC> [Weekly Compilation of Presidential Documents] [frwais.access.gpo.gov] [Page 1303] Monday, June 27, 1994 Volume 30--Number 25 Pages 1303-1350 Week Ending Friday, June 24, 1994 Nomination for Members of the National Council on the Humanities June 17, 1994 The President today announced his intention to nominate 10 scholars and civic leaders, including 2 winners of MacArthur Foundation fellowships, the so-called genius awards, to the National Council on the Humanities. ``Over the past three decades, our Nation's cultural life has become immensely richer because of the work of the National Endowment for the Humanities. The scholars and distinguished citizens I am naming today will help that tradition of excellence to continue to flourish,'' the President said. The nominees are: Ramon Gutierrez, Darryl Gless, Charles Patrick Henry, Nicolas Kanellos, Bev Lindsey, Robert Rotberg, John D'Arms, Thomas Holt, Martha Howell, and Harold Skramstad. Note: Biographies of the nominees were made available by the Office of the Press Secretary. This item was not received in time for publication in the appropriate issue. <DOC> [Weekly Compilation of Presidential Documents] [frwais.access.gpo.gov] [Page 1303] Monday, June 27, 1994 Volume 30--Number 25 Pages 1303-1350 Week Ending Friday, June 24, 1994 Nomination for a Member of the Board of Directors of the National Railroad Passenger Corporation June 17, 1994 The President today announced his intention to nominate Delaware Governor Thomas R. Carper to serve on the Board of Directors of the National Railroad Passenger Corporation (Amtrak). Governor Carper will assume the seat on the Board being vacated by Gov. Tommy Thompson of Wisconsin. In announcing the nomination, the President said, ``Governor Carper's leadership, financial expertise, and strong commitment to providing America with quality passenger rail service will be of great service to the Board as well as to the millions of customers who rely on Amtrak's service each year.'' Note: A biography of the nominee was made available by the Office of the Press Secretary. This item was not received in time for publication in the appropriate issue. <DOC> [Weekly Compilation of Presidential Documents] [frwais.access.gpo.gov] [Page 1303-1305] Monday, June 27, 1994 Volume 30--Number 25 Pages 1303-1350 Week Ending Friday, June 24, 1994 The President's Radio Address June 18, 1994 Good morning. For a year and a half now, I and my administration have worked very hard to do the right thing by ordinary Americans, to restore the values of community, opportunity, and responsibility that have always strengthened our country. Thanks to you, we're getting the job done on many fronts. We've reduced the deficit dramatically. We're going to have 3 years of deficit reduction for the first time since Harry Truman was President. We've expanded trade and increased investment in our people's education and training and in new technologies. All of this has produced steady growth in our economy. There are now 3.4 million new jobs in the economy in the last 16, 17 months, more than in the previous 4 years combined. Meanwhile, we've worked hard to give more of our children a better education, more of our workers a chance to meet the changing demands of the job market. This week we offered a plan to end welfare as we know it, a plan that will encourage personal responsibility and help strengthen our families through tougher child support, more education and training, and an absolute requirement to go to work after a period of time. We've broken 7 years of gridlock to pass the family and medical leave law to give working families the security of knowing they won't lose their jobs if they have to take time off from work for a child's birth or a sick parent; 7 years of gridlock to pass the Brady bill to help keep more of our citizens and [[Page 1304]] police officers alive by keeping guns out of the hands of people with dangerous criminal or mental health records. And then our efforts to reform health care, to provide health care to all Americans: For the first time ever, a committee of Congress has recommended private health insurance for every American family. We're trying to break 60 years of gridlock and stranglehold by special interest on health care. Now, each of these accomplishments is important in its own right. But all of them take on an even greater meaning when we see them as part of our larger mission. That mission is to make it possible for all Americans, without regard to their race, their gender, their income, the region of the country from which they come, to be able to make better lives for themselves, to face the future with all of its changes with the enthusiasm and confidence that they should have. Our goal is not to hand anyone anything but to improve the economy, offer opportunities, strengthen families and communities so that people can assume the responsibility to make a better life for themselves. No issue poses the need to come together more to deal with the problems that we face than does the cancer of crime and violence that is eating away at the bonds that unite us as a people. I saw it again this week when I visited a housing project in Chicago called Robert Taylor Homes. I went there once 3 years ago, so I'm pretty familiar with all the wonderful people who live there, the good things they're trying to do, and the terrible problems they face from violence and guns and drugs. I went there because it's a good place to emphasize to all Americans that we have begun a nationwide effort to drive the guns, the gangs, and the drugs from public housing and from all neighborhoods where Americans feel terrorized. I wanted to underscore how important it is to empower our people to take back their homes, their streets, and their schools wherever they live. Unless we do something about crime, we can't be really free in this country, we can't exercise the opportunities that are there for us, and our children can't inherit the American dream. Now, our administration and the Congress must do our job on crime so that the American people can do their job in the communities where they live. We have waited 5 long years, through partisan and political gridlock, for a crime bill that will address the growing crisis. That's long enough. The crime bill, which has now passed both Houses of Congress, but which must be reconciled into one bill and passed one more time, does provide us with the tools we need to help prevent and punish crime. Congress is on the verge of adopting this crime bill. It contains almost all the elements of the anticrime plan I've been promoting ever since I started running for President. Now it's time to pass the bill,
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