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Patriot Act

PRESIDENT CALLS FOR RENEWING THE USA PATRIOT ACT

 

This week the President traveled to Hershey, PA and

Buffalo, NY to address the importance of the USA PATRIOT

Act with local and state officials.

 

Before September 11, law enforcement, intelligence, and

national security officials were prevented by legal and

bureaucratic restrictions from sharing critical

information with each other -- and with state and local

law enforcement officials. By passing the USA Patriot

Act, we removed those barriers.

 

Fast Facts

The USA Patriot Act:

 

- Has played a key role in a number of successful

operations to protect innocent Americans from terrorists.

 

- Uses proven law enforcement methods in new ways to

reflect new technologies and new threats.

 

- Gives investigators the tools which are needed to stop

terrorists before they strike.

 

The USA Patriot Act helps fulfill America's duty to win

the War on Terror and never forget the lessons of

September 11, 2001.

 

 

 

Earth Day

PRESIDENT ANNOUNCES WETLANDS INITIATIVE ON EARTH DAY

 

This year, Earth Day falls during the middle of National

Volunteer Week, and President Bush commended the nearly

400 volunteers at Wells National Reserve, and thousands of

volunteers nationwide, for their ethic of stewardship that

is helping to preserve our precious natural resources.

 

President Bush celebrated Earth Day in Wells, Maine, where

he visited with volunteers helping protect a wetland that

is home to abundant wildlife and helps cleanse water

reaching the Atlantic Ocean. During the President's

remarks he said, "My administration has put in place some

of the most important anti-pollution policies in a decade

-- policies that have reduced harmful emissions, reclaimed

brownfields, cut phosphorus releases into our rivers and

streams. Since 2001, the condition of America's land, air

and water has improved."

 

Fast Facts

President Bush's continuing action to save our wetlands:

 

- For the first time in history, America has reversed the

annual net loss of wetlands on our farms.

 

- The President announced an aggressive new national goal

-- moving beyond a policy of "no net loss" of wetlands to have

an overall increase of wetlands in America each year.

 

- Restore, Improve, and Protect America's wetlands

through a combined Federal effort over the next five years.

 

In The News ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

 

 

Responsibility

PRESIDENT DISCUSSES ROLE IN MAKING AMERICA PROSPEROUS & SECURE

 

On Wednesday the President said, "...I thought I'd talk a

little bit about the role of the President in creating an

environment so that our prosperity lasts, and then the role

of the President in securing America."

 

The President went on to discuss his agenda and views on the

economy, the War on Terror, and America's role in the world.

In his closing remarks he said, "We have a responsibility

beyond just being the leader in the war against terror. We

have a responsibility to be the leader in the war against

hunger, and disease, and hopelessness. And we are."

 

 

2 Iraq Ambassador

PRESIDENT INTENDS TO NOMINATE JOHN NEGROPONTE IRAQI AMBASSADOR

 

President Bush on Monday said, "Today I'm announcing my

intention to nominate Ambassador John Negroponte as the

Ambassador to Iraq."

 

 

 

3 Education

PRESIDENT ANNOUNCES 2004 TEACHERS OF THE YEAR

 

On Wednesday the President and Mrs. Bush announced the 2004

Teachers of the Year. During his remarks, the President

said, "Our 2004 National Teacher of the Year is Kathy Mellor.

She embodies the qualities that all students and parents

hope for in a teacher. For nearly 20 years, Ms. Mellor has

taught English as a second language in North Kingstown, Rhode

Island. Kathy redesigned her district's ESL program to

better integrate students with their English-speaking

classmates. And the educational benefits of her innovation

have been clear."

 

 

4 Homeland Security

SECRETARY RIDGE DISCUSSES HOMELAND SECURITY IN LAS VEGAS

 

In an address on Monday Secretary Ridge said, "As an open,

welcoming nation, we recognize that we can never be 100

percent secure against terrorist attacks. But we will never

succumb to despair. There is the old maxim: strength in

numbers. And if there is any lesson we learned from 9-11, it

is that freedom's greatest companion is fellowship; unity,

the integration of a nation -- everyone pledged to freedom's

cause, everyone its protector."

 

National Volunteer Week

PRESIDENT DISCUSSES EARTH DAY, NATIONAL VOLUNTEER WEEK IN FL

 

President Bush on Friday visited Rookery Bay National

Estuarine Research Reserve to discuss conservation, volunteer

service, and USA Freedom Corps.

 

6 Environmental Youth Awards

PRESIDENT'S REMARKS AT ENVIRONMENTAL YOUTH AWARDS CEREMONY

 

On Thursday the President said, "The award winners today span

the entire country, from Barrackville, West Virginia to

Shakopee, Minnesota, to Albuquerque, New Mexico. You've

cleaned parks, you've restored wetlands and you've organized

conservation projects. As volunteers, you've given your time

and talents in many different ways, and together you're

helping to achieve a great national goal: to protect and pass

along the great natural beauty of our country."

 

 

 

7 Race for the Cure

PRESIDENT SPEAKS AT NATIONAL RACE FOR THE CURE RECEPTION

 

On Wednesday the President said, "Approximately one in seven

women in the United States will develop breast cancer over

her lifetime. That means more than 200,000 women will be

diagnosed this year. This government is committed to helping

find a cure for breast cancer -- and it must be. The

Department of Health and Human Services is spending $900

million on breast cancer research and preventative

activities. I want to thank the members of Congress for your

strong support."

 

President's and First Lady's Remarks:

http://www.whitehouse.gov/news/releases/20...20040421-6.html

 

 

 

8 Cyprus

PRESS SECRETARY'S STATEMENT ON U.N. CYPRUS SETTLEMENT PLAN

 

On Wednesday the Press Secretary stated, "Should the Cypriot

people accept the Annan Plan on April 24, they will not stand

alone. The United States and its partners in the European

Union have already pledged over $800 million to ensure

implementation of the settlement. More support will be

forthcoming. The friends of Cyprus around the world are thus

extending heartfelt encouragement for the people of Cyprus to

make the decision of a lifetime on April 24 in favor of

peace, prosperity, and unity with the European and

Transatlantic families."

 

9 Navy Football

PRESIDENT'S REMARKS AT COMMANDER-IN-CHIEF PRESENTATION TROPHY

 

On Monday the President said, "We have got a mission in this

nation, and that is not only to make ourselves secure from an

enemy which hates our freedom, but at the same time, spread

freedom so that the world will be more peaceful; so people

have a chance to live with dignity and hope. And members of

the classes before you, members of the great Naval Academy

class, understand that mission, and they're accomplishing it

with great class and dignity."

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