Home > 1999 Presidential Documents > pd29no99 Remarks at Afternoon Session One of the Conference on Progressive...

pd29no99 Remarks at Afternoon Session One of the Conference on Progressive...


Google
 
Web GovRecords.org

<DOC>
[Weekly Compilation of Presidential Documents]
 [frwais.access.gpo.gov]
                         

[Page i-ii]
 
Monday, November 29, 1999
 
Volume 35--Number 47
Pages 2411-2451
 
Contents

[[Page i]]

Weekly Compilation of

Presidential

Documents



[[Page ii]]

  

  


Address and Remarks

    See also Meetings With Foreign Leaders
    Bulgaria
        People in Sofia--2438
        State dinner hosted by President Stoyanov in Sofia--2440
    Greece, business and community leaders in Athens--2417
    Italy, Conference on Progressive Governance for the 21st Century in 
        Florence--2424, 2429, 2431, 2433, 2434
    Kosovo
        American troops at Camp Bondsteel--2443, 2445
        Ganimet Terbeshi Elementary School in Ferizaj--2441
    Radio address--2411
    Thanksgiving turkey presentation ceremony--2446

Bill Signings

    Federal Financial Assistance Management Improvement Act, statement--
        2423

Interviews With the New Media

    Exchanges with reporters
        Bulgaria, Sofia--2436, 2437
        Rose Garden--2446
    News conference with Prime Minister Konstandinos Simitis of Greece, 
        November 20 (No. 184)--2412

Meetings With Foreign Leaders

    Bulgaria
        President Stoyanov--2436, 2440
        Prime Minister Kostov--2437
    Greece
        President Stephanopoulos--2417
        Prime Minister Simitis--2412, 2417
    Italy, Prime Minister D'Alema--2424, 2429, 2434

Proclamations

    Thanksgiving Day--2424

Statements by the President

    See also Bill Signings
    Congressional action on the ``Foster Care Independence Act of 
        1999''--2422
    National Board for Professional Teaching Standards, new certified 
        teachers announcement--2440
    Texas A&M University bonfire tower tragedy--2411
    Uniform crime report, 1999--2436

Supplementary Materials

    Acts approved by the President--2450
    Checklist of White House press releases--2450
    Digest of other White House announcements--2449
    Nominations submitted to the Senate--2450
  

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.

              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.

The Weekly Compilation of Presidential Documents is published pursuant to
the authority contained in the Federal Register Act (49 Stat. 500, as 
amended; 44 U.S.C. Ch. 15), under regulations prescribed by the 
Administrative Committee of the Federal Register, approved by the 
President (37 FR 23607; 1 CFR Part 10).

Distribution is made only by the Superintendent of Documents, Government
Printing Office, Washington, DC 20402. 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 2411]]




<DOC>
[Weekly Compilation of Presidential Documents]
 [frwais.access.gpo.gov]
                         

[Page 2411]
 
Monday, November 29, 1999
 
Volume 35--Number 47
Pages 2411-2451
 
Week Ending Friday, November 26, 1999
 
Statement on the Texas A&M University Bonfire Tower Tragedy


November 19, 1999

    Today I spoke with Dr. Ray Bowen, president of Texas A&M University, 
to extend my deepest sympathies on the tragedy that occurred at the 
campus. This is a heartbreaking loss. America stands with the College 
Station community as it joins together during this difficult time. 
Hillary and I offer our thoughts and prayers to the families and friends 
of those who were injured or killed in this devastating incident.

Note: This item was not received in time for publication in the 
appropriate issue.

      


<DOC>
[Weekly Compilation of Presidential Documents]
 [frwais.access.gpo.gov]
                         

[Page 2411-2412]
 
Monday, November 29, 1999
 
Volume 35--Number 47
Pages 2411-2451
 
Week Ending Friday, November 26, 1999
 
The President's Radio Address

November 20, 1999

    Good morning. I'm speaking to you from Istanbul, Turkey, where we 
just wrapped up a successful summit meeting of the Organization of 
Security and Cooperation in Europe, one that focused on the global 
challenges of the new century. At the same time, our administration has 
also wrapped up our work with Congress on the first budget of the new 
century.
    Today I want to talk to you about what we achieved and highlight a 
little-known accomplishment that will make a big difference to people 
with disabilities who want to be part of our Nation's growing economy.
    This week's budget agreement is truly a victory for the American 
people, a victory for children because it invests in world-class 
education that keeps us on the path to hiring 100,000 quality teachers 
to reduce class size. It doubles funds for after-school and summer 
school programs, and it provides help for communities to turn around 
failing schools or shut them down. It's a victory for families and 
neighborhoods, because it commits the resources necessary to begin 
hiring another 50,000 community police officers to keep our crime rate, 
already at a 25-year low, coming down. It's a victory for future 
generations, because it protects the environment and preserves more 
natural areas, and it's a victory for American leadership in the world, 
because finally, it pays our U.N. dues and maintains our commitments 
around the globe to peace in the Middle East, to reducing the nuclear 
threat and chemical weapons threats, to helping relieve the debt of the 
world's poorest nations.
    In short, we have delivered a 21st century budget that prepares for 
the future and lives up to our values. It also continues to pay down our 
national debt, because we walked away from that big $792 billion tax cut 
that the Congress passed and I vetoed. So we got the best of all worlds.
    Perhaps nothing better symbolizes just what we were fighting for 
than the historic progress made in the budget to open new doors of 
opportunity for Americans with disabilities.
    Now, we're enjoying one of the strongest economies in generations. 
Yet even today 75 percent of Americans with severe disabilities who are 
ready, willing, and able to work aren't working. One of the biggest 
reasons is they fear they'll lose their health insurance when they get a 
job. And there's a good reason for this fear.
    Under current law, many people with disabilities are eligible for 
Medicaid or Medicare coverage. But they can't go to work and keep that 
coverage. Yet when they do go to work, they can't get private insurance 
because of their disability. So there is a tremendous disincentive to 
work. Let me just give you one example.
    I met a man in New Hampshire not long ago who is paralyzed as a 
result of an accident. He wanted to take a job that paid $28,000 a year, 
but he would have lost his Medicaid health coverage, which would have

[[Page 2412]]

led to medical expenses of $40,000 a year. Now, the taxpayers would 
actually be better off. We're going to pay the medical expenses one way 
or the other, but if he went to work, he'd become a taxpaying citizen. 
And, more important, he would have the dignity of work. No citizen 
should have to choose between going to work and paying medical bills.
    I'm very proud this week that Congress, on a bipartisan basis, 
finally agreed on the historic ``Work Incentives Improvement Act.'' It's 
bipartisan legislation to allow people with disabilities to keep their 
health care on the job. They can earn a salary, pay taxes, and be role 
models by proving what people can do if given a chance to live up to 
their God-given potential.
    This will make a real difference, also, for people with potentially 
severe disabilities--those who are facing the early onset of diseases 
like AIDS, muscular dystrophy, Parkinson's, or diabetes. Right now they 
may be able to work, but their conditions aren't deemed severe enough to 
qualify for Medicaid. Yet because they have them, they still can't get 
private health insurance. In other words, they can't get any health care 
until they're too sick to work.
    In the final hours of negotiations, we were able to further 
strengthen this legislation by getting $250 million for a demonstration 
program to allow these Americans to buy into Medicaid, stay on the job, 
and stay healthier longer. I encourage all the States to take advantage 
of these new health care options.
    Taken together, this initiative is the most significant advancement 
for people with disabilities since the passage of the Americans with 
Disabilities Act almost a decade ago. It is part of our administration's 
7-year commitment to tearing down barriers to work and rewarding 
responsibility. Along with reforming welfare, increasing the minimum 
wage, increasing child care assistance, and doubling the earned-income 
tax credit, the ``Work Incentives Improvement Act'' is another milestone 
on the path to opening work and rewarding responsibility for Americans.
    Now, I hope we'll stay on that course and take on America's still-
unfinished agenda: commonsense gun safety legislation, a real Patients' 
Bill of Rights, meaningful hate crimes legislation, saving Social 
Security, reforming Medicare, adding prescription drug coverage, raising 
the minimum wage.
    To Congress I say, we've done a good job for the American people by 
working together. Let's keep working together, build on our progress, 
and get the right things done for the American people.
    Thanks for listening.

Note: The address was recorded at 12:41 p.m. on November 19 in the Perge 
Room at the Conrad Hotel in Istanbul, Turkey, for broadcast at 10:06 
a.m. on November 20. The transcript was made available by the Office of 
the Press Secretary on November 19 but was embargoed for release until 
the broadcast.


<DOC>
[Weekly Compilation of Presidential Documents]
 [frwais.access.gpo.gov]
                         

[Page 2412-2417]
 
Monday, November 29, 1999
 
Volume 35--Number 47
Pages 2411-2451
 
Week Ending Friday, November 26, 1999
 
The President's News Conference With Prime Minister Konstandinos Simitis 
of Greece in Athens

November 20, 1999

    Prime Minister Simitis. Ladies and gentlemen, with very special 
pleasure, the Greek Government and the Greek people and I, personally, 
are welcoming President Clinton and the American delegation. This visit 
is confirming the historic friendship relations between the two 
countries and between our two people, a relationship that has been kept 
alive by the Greeks who have lived and are still living creatively in 
the United States, by the common struggles in other times, by our close 

Pages: 1 2 3 4 5 6 Next >>

Other Popular 1999 Presidential Documents Documents:

1 pd23au99 Memorandum on Additional Refugee Admissions...
2 pd16au99 Videotape Remarks to the ``Safe Schools, Safe Students: What Parents Can...
3 pd04oc99 Memorandum on Measures Regarding Certain Liberians in the United States...
4 pd08mr99 The President's News Conference With Prime Minister Massimo D'Alema of...
5 pd07jn99 Statement on the Decision To Extend Normal Trade Relations Status With...
6 pd07se99 The President's Radio Address...
7 pd22no99 Remarks to the Turkish Grand National Assembly in Ankara...
8 pd01fe99 Remarks at a Memorial Service for Governor Lawton Chiles...
9 pd29mr99 Acts Approved by the President...
10 pd25oc99 Statement on Signing Legislation Establishing Black Canyon of the...
11 pd26jy99 Notice--Continuation of Iraqi Emergency...
12 pd11oc99 Remarks at a New Democrat Network Dinner...
13 pd27de99 Remarks at the D.C. Central Kitchen...
14 pd12jy99 Remarks to the Community at Pine Ridge Indian Reservation...
15 pd01no99 Statement on the Election of Fernando de la Rua as President...
16 pd08fe99 The President's Radio Address...
17 pd10my99 Remarks to Kosovar Refugees in Ingelheim, Germany...
18 pd20de99 Statement on the Office of Management and Budget's Report on the Federal...
19 pd15no99 Remarks at a Veterans Day Ceremony in Arlington, Virginia...
20 pd14jn99 Remarks at a Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee Dinner...
21 pd20my99 Statement on Signing Legislation Authorizing Appropriations for the...
22 pd21jn99 The President's Radio Address...
23 pd22fe99 The President's News Conference With President Chirac of France...
24 pd27se99 Remarks at a Gore 2000 Reception...
25 pd06de99 Exchange With Reporters in Seattle...
26 pd03my99 Acts Approved by the President...
27 pd13de99 Proclamation 7258--Human Rights Day, Bill of Rights Day, and Human...
28 pd02au99 Proclamation 7213--National Korean War Veterans Armistice Day, 1999...
29 pd19ja99 Digest of Other White House Announcements...
30 pd15fe99 Statement on the Nomination of Richard C. Holbrooke to be Ambassador to...


Other Documents:

1999 Presidential Documents Records and Documents

GovRecords.org presents information on various agencies of the United States Government. Even though all information is believed to be credible and accurate, no guarantees are made on the complete accuracy of our government records archive. Care should be taken to verify the information presented by responsible parties. Please see our reference page for congressional, presidential, and judicial branch contact information. GovRecords.org values visitor privacy. Please see the privacy page for more information.
House Rules:

104th House Rules
105th House Rules
106th House Rules

Congressional Bills:

104th Congressional Bills
105th Congressional Bills
106th Congressional Bills
107th Congressional Bills
108th Congressional Bills

Supreme Court Decisions

Supreme Court Decisions

Additional

1995 Privacy Act Documents
1997 Privacy Act Documents
1994 Unified Agenda
2004 Unified Agenda

Congressional Documents:

104th Congressional Documents
105th Congressional Documents
106th Congressional Documents
107th Congressional Documents
108th Congressional Documents

Congressional Directory:

105th Congressional Directory
106th Congressional Directory
107th Congressional Directory
108th Congressional Directory

Public Laws:

104th Congressional Public Laws
105th Congressional Public Laws
106th Congressional Public Laws
107th Congressional Public Laws
108th Congressional Public Laws

Presidential Records

1994 Presidential Documents
1995 Presidential Documents
1996 Presidential Documents
1997 Presidential Documents
1998 Presidential Documents
1999 Presidential Documents
2000 Presidential Documents
2001 Presidential Documents
2002 Presidential Documents
2003 Presidential Documents
2004 Presidential Documents

Home Executive Judicial Legislative Additional Reference About Privacy