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Addresses and Remarks

    Christmas greeting to the Nation--1826
    Olympic torch relay ceremony--1825
    Radio address--1825
    Texas, welcoming Gen. Tommy R. Franks in Crawford--1828

Bill Signings

    Intelligence Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2002, statement--1834
    National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2002, statement--

Executive Orders

    Adjustments of Certain Rates of Pay--1842
    Providing an Order of Succession Within the Department of 
    Providing an Order of Succession Within the Department of Commerce--
    Providing an Order of Succession Within the Department of Health and 
        Human Services--1840
    Providing an Order of Succession Within the Department of Housing 
        and Urban Development--1837
    Providing an Order of Succession Within the Department of the 
    Providing an Order of Succession Within the Department of Labor--
    Providing an Order of Succession Within the Department of State--

Executive Orders--Continued

    Providing an Order of Succession Within the Department of the 
    Providing an Order of Succession Within the Department of Veterans 

Interviews With the News Media

    Exchange with reporters in Crawford, TX--1828

Letters and Messages

    Kwanzaa, message--1827


    To Extend Nondiscriminatory Treatment (Normal Trade Relations 
        Treatment) to the Products of the People's Republic of China--

 Statements by the President

    See Bill Signings

Supplementary Materials

    Acts approved by the President--1844
    Checklist of White House press releases--1843
    Digest of other White House announcements--1843
    Nominations submitted to the Senate--1843

  Editor's Note: The President was at the Bush Ranch in Crawford, TX, on 
December 28, 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, December 28, 2001
Remarks at the 2002 Olympic Torch Relay Ceremony

December 22, 2001

    The President. Please be seated. Good morning.
    Audience members. Good morning.
    The President. It's the kind of morning we expect when we're 
honoring the winter Olympics. This flame stands for the skill and 
dedication of friendly competition. I'm honored to take part in the 2002 
Olympic torch relay, and I'm really proud to welcome the Olympic spirit 
to America this winter.
    I want to thank Mitt Romney for coming. Mitt, it's great to see you 
again. I know Utah is well represented by the chairman, Congressman Jim 
Hansen. Thank you both for being here.
    I want to welcome all the members of the Salt Lake Organizing 
Committee and members of the United States Olympic Committee for being 
here, as well. These men and women have worked tirelessly and long, 
long, long hours to make sure that our country is well represented when 
the world starts focusing on us yet again in February of this year. I'm 
really proud of the work you've done. You've brought a lot of honor to 
America, and for that, Americans are grateful.
    The 2002 Olympic games will officially begin when this torch reaches 
its destination in Salt Lake City. Its 13,500-mile journey will bring it 
through 46 States, carried by some 11,500 torchbearers. Each 
torchbearer's story is a lesson in citizenship and courage and 
    Two torchrunners with us today were deeply affected by the attacks 
of September the 11th. Liz Howell lost her husband, Brady, in the attack 
on the Pentagon. Brady was fulfilling a lifelong dream by serving his 
country at the Pentagon. Liz left her native Utah to help Brady live 
that dream. Her participation in the torch relay represents the strength 
shown by so many families after September the 11th. And Liz, our Nation 
prays with you during this holiday season. We pray for peace and comfort 
for you and your family.
    Our other participant is a student, Eric Jones, who goes to George 
Washington University just a few blocks from the White House and the 
Pentagon. On September the 11th, Eric left the campus and headed to the 
Pentagon. He spent 4 days helping with the rescue efforts, and then he 
traveled to New York to do the same.
    Before he left the Pentagon, Eric helped carry out a symbol of 
American pride, the Marine Corps flag. Last week that flag flew high 
above the Earth on the space shuttle Endeavor. On behalf of all 
Americans, I thank these two torchbearers for their courage and for 
their compassion, for representing the best of our great country.
    I thank everyone who has worked so hard to make the Salt Lake City 
and the games a memorable site. I wish all our athletes Godspeed. I 
continue to pray the Lord's blessings for safety and security on our 
great land during the holiday season.
    Thank you all for coming. May God bless you all.

Note: The President spoke at 8:27 a.m. on the South Lawn at the White 
House. In his remarks, he referred to Mitt Romney, president and chief 
executive officer, Salt Lake Organizing Committee for the 2002 winter 
Olympic games.

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Week Ending Friday, December 28, 2001
The President's Radio Address

December 22, 2001

    Good morning. This week before Christmas was a busy one in 
Washington, DC. Members of Congress have returned home with many 
achievements to show for their work. Congress passed, and I will soon 
sign, the most important education reforms in a generation. We have 
taken strong action to support our military, protect our homeland, and 
make our airways more secure. The year

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2001 also saw the largest tax relief in two decades.
    These achievements bring credit to the Congress, and I'm grateful 
for their work. I'm disappointed, however, that the Senate was not able 
to pass legislation to get our economy growing again and to help workers 
who have lost their jobs. I'm hopeful that the positive spirit of 
bipartisan accomplishment that guided much of this year's success will 
prevail when Congress returns early next year.
    Our thoughts in these coming days, however, do not center on public 
policy. Millions of Americans will be celebrating Christmas, marking an 
ancient birth of an eternal promise of peace on Earth and good will to 
men. This Christmas comes just months after a great national loss. We 
find ourselves appreciating more than ever the things that matter most: 
our families, our friends, and our faith. We count our blessings, and we 
remember all those who feel loss, separation, and need.
    For the families that lost a loved one on September the 11th or in 
the fighting in Afghanistan, this will be the first Christmas without a 
husband or a wife or a father or a mother or son or daughter. Our Nation 
shares their grief.
    Many thousands of our fighting men and women will spend Christmas 
far from home, accepting hardship and danger to protect us all. We are 
grateful to every military family for the sacrifice they are making for 
America. We owe them much.
    Our Nation is also thankful for the people of every faith, in every 
community, who make a special effort this time of year to help neighbors 
in need. So many good-hearted Americans are giving time or money to make 
sure that there's a hot meal for homeless people, a Christmas present 
for disadvantaged children, food for the hungry in foreign lands, or 
just a visit to bring comfort to someone who is lonely or sick.
    The year now ending saw a few acts of terrible evil. It also saw 
many more acts of courage and kindness and love. And these reflect the 
great hope of Christmas: A light shines in the darkness, and the 
darkness shall not overcome it.
    Laura and I wish a very joyous holiday to all Americans. May the 
peace and good will of the season fill every heart and warm every home.
    Thank you for listening, and Merry Christmas.

Note: The address was recorded at 10:00 a.m. on December 21 in the Oval 
Office at the White House for broadcast at 10:06 a.m. on December 22. 
The transcript was made available by the Office of the Press Secretary 
on December 21 but was embargoed for release until the broadcast. The 
Office of the Press Secretary also released a Spanish language 
transcript of this address.

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Week Ending Friday, December 28, 2001
Christmas Greeting to the Nation

December 25, 2001

    Good morning, and Merry Christmas. During this time of conflict and 
challenge, Christmas is a day on which we celebrate hope and joy, when 
our thoughts turn to justice and compassion and to a Prince of Peace 
born long ago. This is a day on which we give thanks for the wonder of 
God's love, for the blessings we have received, and for the families we 
love. And this year all of these things seem particularly important.
    Charles Dickens wrote that Christmas is a time when abundance 
rejoices and want is keenly felt. This Christmas finds many facing hurt 

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