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[Weekly Compilation of Presidential Documents]

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Monday, June 27, 1994
Volume 30--Number 25
Pages 1303-1350

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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, 
    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--
    Haiti, message--1322
    Review of the impact of the Chemical Weapons Convention, message--
    ``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
        Katie Couric and Bryant Gumbel on ``Today''--1305
        Kevin Horrigan and Charles Brennan of KMOX Radio in St. Louis, 

Meetings With Foreign Leaders

    Hungary, President Goncz--1308
    Jordan, King Hussein--1324
    Slovakia, President Kovac--1308


    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. 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.


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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 
    ``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.

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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 
    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.

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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 
    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

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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 
    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 
    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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