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Addresses and Remarks

    See also Meetings With Foreign Leaders
    Chile, closing session of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation 
        Summit in Santiago--2845
    Radio address--2844

Communications to Congress

    Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program, letter transmitting 
        budget amendment--2841

Communications to Federal Agencies

    Further Strengthening Federal Bureau of Investigation Capabilities, 
    Review of Organizational Responsibility for the Conduct of Certain 
        Operations, memorandum--2863
    Strengthening Central Intelligence Agency Capabilities, memorandum--

Interviews With the News Media

    Exchanges with reporters
        Crawford, TX--2865
        Santiago, Chile--2842
    News conferences
        November 21 with President Ricardo Lagos of Chile in Santiago--
        November 22 with President Uribe of Colombia in Cartagena--2855

Meetings With Foreign Leaders

    Canada, Prime Minister Martin--2845
    Chile, President Lagos--2851
    China, President Hu--2842
    Colombia, President Uribe--2855
    Japan, Prime Minister Koizumi--2842
    Mexico, President Fox--2850


    National Family Week--2864
    National Farm-City Week--2841
    Thanksgiving Day--2864

Statements by the President

    Congressional action
        Fiscal Year 2005 omnibus appropriations legislation--2850
        ``Individuals with Disabilities Education Improvement Act of 
            2004,'' passage--2849
    Paris Club agreement to reduce Iraq's international debt--2851

Supplementary Materials

    Acts approved by the President--2868
    Checklist of White House press releases--2868
    Digest of other White House announcements--2867
    Nominations submitted to the Senate--2868


Editor's Note: The President was at the Bush Ranch in Crawford, TX, on 
November 26, 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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Week Ending Friday, November 26, 2004
Proclamation 7847--National
Farm-City Week, 2004

November 19, 2004

By the President of the United States

of America

A Proclamation

    America's farmers and ranchers provide a healthy, safe, and abundant 
food supply for our Nation and for people around the world. Their work 
depends on partnerships with shippers, processors, marketers, retailers, 
transporters, and many others, and their success is essential to 
America's prosperity. During National Farm-City Week, we recognize the 
importance of this cooperative network and the hard work and valuable 
contributions of those in our agricultural industry.
    As one of our first industries, farming has long been vital to our 
Nation. Nearly half of the land in the United States is used for 
agricultural production, employing millions of workers, and providing 
consumers with food, clothing, and energy. In addition, America's 
farmers and ranchers are stewards of our land, using innovative 
conservation measures to protect our soil, water, and wildlife habitat.
    Our cities also play a key role in our farm economy. Many of the 
industries that process, transport, and distribute agricultural goods 
are located in America's urban communities. Their work has contributed 
to record exports of farm products and to the prosperity of our Nation's 
agricultural industry.
    My Administration will continue to work to strengthen American 
agriculture. As we observe National Farm-City Week, I join all our 
citizens in expressing gratitude to farmers, ranchers, and all those who 
work in our agricultural industry for their love of the land and love of 
our country.
    Now, Therefore, I, George W. Bush, President of the United States of 
America, by virtue of the authority vested in me by the Constitution and 
laws of the United States, do hereby proclaim November 19 through 
November 25, 2004, as National Farm-City Week. I encourage all Americans 
to celebrate the cooperation between urban and rural communities and the 
extraordinary contributions of the agricultural industry to our Nation's 
vitality and prosperity.
    In Witness Whereof, I have hereunto set my hand this nineteenth day 
of November, in the year of our Lord two thousand four, and of the 
Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and twenty-
                                                George W. Bush

[Filed with the Office of the Federal Register, 10 a.m., November 23, 

Note: This proclamation was published in the Federal Register on 
November 24. This item was not received in time for publication in the 
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Week Ending Friday, November 26, 2004
Letter to the Speaker of the House of Representatives Transmitting a 
Budget Amendment for the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program

November 19, 2004

Dear Mr. Speaker:

    I ask the Congress to consider the enclosed FY 2005 budget amendment 
for the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program in the Department of 
Health and Human Services. I designate $300 million in requested 
contingency funding for this program as an emergency requirement.
    The details of this proposal are set forth in the enclosed letter 
from the Director of the Office of Management and Budget.
                                                George W. Bush

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Week Ending Friday, November 26, 2004
Remarks Following Discussions
With President Hu Jintao of China
in Santiago, Chile

November 20, 2004

    President Bush. Mr. President, thank you for this very frank 
exchange. I told the President that I look forward to working with him 
over the next 4 years to continue our close work on keeping peace, peace 
on the Korean Peninsula and peace throughout the Pacific region, and to 
spread peace throughout the world. And I'm looking forward to working 
with him on those matters.
    We also spent time talking about our economic relationships, about 
how we'll work over the next 4 years to continue to spread prosperity to 
both our people, to make sure the relationship is fair and equitable on 
both sides.
    I invited President Hu to come and visit the United States as soon 
as he can, and he invited me to China. Neither of us committed because 
we don't have our schedules in front of us, but nonetheless, we did 
commit to make sure our relationship is healthy and strong.
    Thank you, Mr. President.
    President Hu. Friends from the press, I just had a talk with 
President Bush through which we covered many grounds. I first re-offered 
my congratulations to him on his reelection to the--Presidency of the 
United States. We together reviewed how much this relationship has come 
in the past 4 years. We expressed satisfaction over the positive 
programs made in a constructive and cooperative relationship between the 
two countries.
    We agree that the second term of President Bush will be an important 
period for continued development of China-U.S. relations. We are also 
committed to stronger coordination and cooperation between the two 
countries on economic matters and in terrorism as well as important 
international and regional issues.
    We also exchanged views on the question of Taiwan. I expressed my 
high appreciation to President Bush's adherence to the one-China policy 
and the three communiques and to his opposition to Taiwan independence.
    We also discussed the nuclear issue on the Korean Peninsula. Both 
sides expressed the hope that the issue can be solved peacefully through 
    I would like to thank President Bush for inviting me to visit the 
United States, and I have also invited him to visit China. Thank you, 
Mr. President.

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