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Office of the Press Secretary

For Immediate Relase April 25, 1993
                        The First 100 Days
             Administration of President Bill Clinton
                    January 20 - April 30, 1993

This is the season of America's renewal.

Already, in the first few months of his new Administration, President Bill Clinton has restored an active purpose to the Presidency, and renewed America's commitment to change and progress.

We now have a President dedicated to investment and economic growth; a President determined to help Americans weather the winds of change; a President committed to restoring responsibility; a President devoted to returning the government back to the American people.

After twelve years of national drift and economic decline, President Clinton has charted a clear path to growth with his New Directions economic plan designed to create jobs, boost incomes, move our economy from consumption to investment, and reduce our deficit, substantially and dramatically.

The investments in the Clinton economic plan embrace priorities that will raise the living standards and profits of workers and businesses for the long-term: rebuilding America's infrastructure; committing resources and attention to the education and training needs of our students and workers; and restoring vital incentives that reward productivity, profits, innovation and investment.

The Clinton budget -- the outline of his economic plan for New Directions -- passed the Congress in record setting time. It reduces deficit spending by over $500 billion; a plan so credible that the markets continue to reduce interest rates on the American people. These interest rate reductions, coupled with imaginative steps taken by the Clinton Administration to deal with the credit crunch, means American businesses, farms, and consumers have money to save, spend, invest and grow.

We now have a President who helps the American people make the choice for change.

Enormous changes are sweeping our economy. Inevitable defense cutbacks are forcing military bases to close?they're causing defense manufacturers to lose markets and cut jobs. Problems in the airline industry have caused massive lay-offs in aerospace firms and among the domestic carriers. America's economic partners abroad are beating American companies in the race for markets in the former Soviet Union.

That's why President Clinton's economic program will help the American people take advantage of these changes. He has offered a $20 billion, five-year initiative to reinvest in workers, communities and companies harmed by cuts in military spending. He has formed a task force to recommend real changes in Federal policy to help restart our aviation and aerospace industry. And he has provided an enterpriseoriented aid initiative to save the Russian Democracy and spur American economic growth.

Beyond growth, Americans want a return to responsibility in our schools, our communities, and our economy. And in that spirit, President Clinton is leading the way. By reforming welfare to make it a second chance, not a way of life; by reforming the health care system to provide health security to every American and bring rising costs under control; by making national service opportunities available to students so that they can exchange opportunities for education with community service.

Finally, President Clinton is working to give the government back to the American people. At the beginning of his Administration he announced his decision to cut the White House staff by 25%, and to eliminate the kinds of perks and privileges which isolate federal workers from the people they are supposed to serve.

He has cut billions from the budgets of Federal Agencies and Departments, telling them they must do more with less. He is committed to reinventing government and bringing his Presidency directly to the people through town meetings, electronic mail with the White House, and ideas like the Forest Conference?which enabled the environmental and economic problems of the Pacific Northwest to be discussed by average people with the President, Vice-President Gore and Members of the Cabinet.

Most important, he is committed to enacting tough campaign finance and lobbying reform legislation to drive special interest dealing out of politics.

What follows is a chronology from the first 100 days of the most action oriented Administration in our memory. But it is more than a listing of accomplishments, because now is not the time to be satisfied. Instead, it is indicative of a change in direction.

What will come from what we accomplished here -- more economic growth, comprehensive health and welfare reform, a new system of national service, and the like -- is new opportunities for achievement, empowerment and progress for middle-class Americans, and a new direction for us all. It is indeed America's season of renewal.


The "hundred days" period was applied by journalists to the special session of the 73rd Congress, which granted newly inaugurated President Franklin D. Roosevelt extraordinary powers to combat the national crisis of the Great Depression in 1933.

Less well-known than the hundred days of 1933, is how Woodrow Wilson set a modern precedent in 1913, when one month after taking office, he became the first President in a century to deliver an address to Congress. That speech initiated the sweeping economic reforms enacted later that year -- tariff reform, the first income tax and the Federal Reserve. With that early speech, Wilson had closed the book on the Gilded Age and had shifted Government to the side of average, hard working Americans.

Day 1: January 20, 1993

Inaugurated as 42nd President of the United States.

       Delivers Inaugural Address from the steps of the 
       Issues Executive Order on Executive Appointee 
           Ethics; order restricts or limits ways in which 
           senior executive appointees may profit in the future 
           from their experience while serving the President.
       Proclaims a National Day of Fellowship and  Hope.
       "Our Democracy must be not only the envy of the 
           world but the engine of our own renewal.  There is 
           nothing wrong with America that cannot be cured by 
           what is right with America.
               This beautiful Capital, like every capital 
           since the dawn of civilization, is often a place of 
           intrigue and calculation.  Powerful people maneuver 
           for position and worry about who is out, who is up, 
           who is down, forgetting those people whose toil and 
           sweat sends us here and pays our way.  Americans 
           deserve better. ... Let us resolve to make our 
           Government a place for what Franklin Roosevelt 
           called 'bold, persistent experimentation,' a 
           Government for our tomorrows, not our yesterdays.  
           Let us give this Capital back to the people to whom 
           it belongs.
       Yes, you, my fellow Americans, have forced the 
           spring.  Now we must do the work the season 
                  Inaugural Address

Day 2: January 21, 1993

       Abolishes Council on Competitiveness, criticized as 
           a back door for polluters who circumvented U.S. 
       Meets with senior White House staff.

Day 3: January 22, 1993

Swearing-in of Cabinet members.

First Cabinet Meeting.

       Issues memorandum to revoke Reagan and Bush 
           Administration restrictions on fetal tissue research 
           in the development of treatments for individuals 
           afflicted with serious diseases and disorders such 
           as Alzheimer?s disease, Parkinson?s disease, 
           diabetes and leukemia.
       Issues memorandum to revoke Reagan and Bush 
           Administration restrictions ("Gag Rule") that 
           prohibited abortion counseling in clinics that 
           receive Title X funds to provide family planning 
           services for low-income patients.
       Issues memorandum to revoke Reagan and Bush 
           Administration restrictions ("Mexico City  Policy") 
           that prohibited Family Planning Grants to be awarded 
           to certain nongovernmental organizations from the 
           Agency for International Development.
       Issues memorandum to revoke Reagan and Bush 
           Administration restrictions on a woman?s legal right 
           to privately- funded abortion services in military 
       Issues memorandum to revoke previous Administration 
           restrictions on the importation of the drug commonly 
           known as RU-486.

Day 4: January 23, 1993

       Telephone conversations with President Boris Yeltsin 
           of Russia and Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin of 

Day 5: January 24, 1993

       Issues Proclamation and statement on the death of 
           Justice Thurgood Marshall.

Day 6: January 25, 1993

       Establishes National Economic Council to coordinate 
           economic policymaking among all relevant departments 
           and offices of the federal government; holds 
           economic policy meeting. 
       Meets with Joint Chiefs of Staff.
       Establishes Task Force on National Health Reform, 
           chaired by the First Lady, Hillary Rodham Clinton; 
           Task Force is charged with formulating legislation 
           that would take strong action to control health care 
           costs while providing Americans with the security of 
           knowing that their fundamental health care needs 
           will be met.

Day 7: January 26, 1993

Meets with bipartisan Congressional leadership.

       Nominates U.S. Foreign Service Ambassador Pickering 
           to be Ambassador to Russia.

Day 8: January 27, 1993

Meets with Democratic Congressional leaders.

Day 9: January 28, 1993

       Meets with Federal Reserve Chairman Greenspan, 
           Secretary Bentsen and NEC Chairman Rubin.

Day 10: January 29, 1993

       Teleconference with citizens concerned about Family 
           and Medical Leave Act.
       Issues memorandum on ending discrimination on the 
           basis of sexual orientation in determining who may 
           serve in the Armed Forces; memorandum directs 
           Secretary of Defense Aspin to consult with others to 
           study how revisions in current policy could be 
           implemented in a manner that is practical, realistic 
           and consistent with the high standards of combat 
           effectiveness and unit cohesion maintained by the 
           Armed Forces; memorandum directs the Secretary to 
           submit recommendations prior to July 15, 1993.
       First news conference.

Day 11: January 30, 1993

       Weekend working meeting at Camp David with Cabinet 
           and senior White House staff.

Day 12: January 31, 1993

       Hosts first state dinner, attended by the Nation?s 

Day 13: February 1, 1993

       Meets with Nation?s Governors about health care and 
           other policy issues.
       Revokes Bush Administration Executive Orders on 
           federal contracting, thereby reducing Government 
           intrusion into workplace relations.
       Addresses Democratic Governors? Association Dinner.

Day 14: February 2, 1993

       Addresses National Governors? Association on 
           initiatives to make welfare a second chance, not a 
           way of life; declares intent to form working group 
           on welfare reform; outlines principles and goals to 
           guide policy reform, ensure that people who work are 
           rewarded, toughen child support enforcement, and 
           encourage policy experimentation to achieve these 
           goals in the states.
       Declares storm-afflicted areas of Louisiana a 
           Federal Disaster Area, authorizing emergency relief 

Day 15: February 3, 1993

       Addresses employees of Office of Management and 
           Budget; pledges cooperation with, and asks for help 
           from, federal employees in cutting waste and 
           reinventing government.
       Discusses campaign finance and lobbying reform with 
           Democratic Congressional leaders.
       Declares storm-damaged and flood-affected areas of 
           California a Federal Disaster Area, authorizing 
           emergency relief assistance.

Day 16: February 4, 1993

Addresses National Prayer Breakfast.

       Announces Secretary of State Christopher will travel 
           to Middle East to advance the peace process.
       Meets with German Foreign Minister Kinkel.

Day 17: February 5, 1993

Signs Family and Medical Leave Act of 1993.

       Meets with Canadian Prime Minister Mulroney of 
       Holds news conference (number 2) with Prime Minister 
       Addresses U.S. Conference of Mayors.
               "I am very proud that the first bill I am to 
           sign as President truly puts people first. 
           took eight years and two vetoes to make this 
           legislation the law of the land.  Now millions of 
           our people will no longer have to choose between 
           their jobs and their families."
               ? Remarks on signing Family and Medical 
           Leave Act of 1993.

Day 18: February 6, 1993

       First Saturday radio address; focuses on the economy 
           and principles to guide economic plan to be unveiled 
           later this month

Day 20: February 8, 1993

       Creates White House Office on Environmental Policy, 
           a new office that will have broader influence and a 
           more effective and focused mandate to coordinate 
           environmental policy, one that recognizes the 
           connection between  environmental protection and 
           economic growth and the responsibility to provide 
           real leadership on global environmental issues; 
           reaffirms support of legislation to make
       Environmental Protection Agency part of the Cabinet.
       Designates Thurgood Marshall Federal Judiciary 
       Meets with Turkish President Ozal.

Day 21: February 9, 1993

       As part of new effort to cut waste and reinvent 
           government, announces reduction and reorganization 
           of the White House staff; Executive Office of the 
           President staff to be reduced by 25%, or 350 
           positions, in the next fiscal year.

Day 22: February 10, 1993

Cabinet meeting (number 2).

       Signs Executive Orders on greater efficiency and 
           fiscal responsibility in government: 14% reduction 
           in administrative costs by FY97, a savings of $16 
           billion in taxpayers? dollars; elimination of 
           wasteful advisory committees; reduction of federal 
           bureaucracy by 100,000 positions through attrition; 
           elimination or limitation of perks and privileges in 
           executive branch offices, including the use of 
           executive dining rooms, government aircraft, and 
           government vehicles.
       Conducts first town meeting with citizens in 
           Detroit, linked via satellite with citizens in 
           Seattle, Miami, and Atlanta.
   Day 23: February 11, 1993
       Addresses business leaders on the economy and the 
       Meets with Japanese Foreign Minister Watanabe.
       News conference (number 3), nominates Janet Reno to 
           be Attorney General.
       Telephone conversation with Philippine President 

Day 24: February 12, 1993

       Announces child immunization initiative at Fenwick 
           Clinic, Arlington, Virginia; proposal provides more 
           vaccines for children, saving  taxpayers $10 in 
           avoidable health care costs for every $1 invested in 
           vaccinations; directs the Secretary of Health and 
           Human Services to enter into negotiations with drug 
           manufacturers to see that states can buy vaccines at 
           affordable prices, reversing the trend of 
           skyrocketing costs of vaccines to U.S. consumers.

Day 25: February 13, 1993

Saturday radio address on the economic plan.

Day 27: February 15, 1993

Address from the Oval Office on the economic plan.

               "All during this last 12 years the federal 
           deficit has roared out of control.  Look at this: 
           the big tax cuts for the wealthy, the growth in 
           Government spending, and soaring health care costs 
           all caused the federal deficit to explode... Now if 
           all that debt had been invested in strengthening our 
           economy, we?d at least have something to show for 
           our money: more jobs, better educated people, a 
           health care system that works.  But as you can see, 
           while the deficit went up, investments in the things 
           that make us stronger and smarter, richer and safer, 
           were neglected: less invested in education, less in 
           our children?s future, less in transportation, less 
           in local law enforcement. ...The price of doing the 
           same old thing is far higher than the price of 
               ? First televised address to the Nation from 
           the Oval Office.

Day 28: February 16, 1993

       Addresses California Economic Conference via 
       Visits construction site, Washington, D.C., to 
           discuss jobs and infrastructure.
   Day 29: February 17, 1993
       Delivers address to Joint Session of Congress on the 
           economic plan.
       Meets with bipartisan Congressional leaders prior to 
               "Our Nation needs a new direction.  Tonight 
           I present to you a comprehensive plan to set our 
           Nation on that new course."
        "I know this economic plan is ambitious, but I 
           honestly believe it is necessary for the continued 
           greatness of the United States.  And I think it is 
           paid for fairly, first by cutting Government, then 
           by asking the most of those who benefited the most 
           in the past, and by asking more Americans to 
           contribute today so that all of us can prosper 
       "The test of this plan cannot be 'What is in it for 
           me?'  It has got to be 'What is in it for us?'  If 
           we work hard and if we work together, if we 
           rededicate ourselves to creating jobs, to rewarding 
           work, to strengthening our families, to reinventing 
           our Government, we can lift our country?s fortunes 
               ? Address before a Joint Session of Congress

Day 30: February 18, 1993

       Delivers speech on the economic plan, St. Louis, 

Day 31: February 19, 1993

       Delivers speech on the economic plan and 
           participates in a  town meeting, Chillicothe, Ohio.
       Delivers speech on the economic plan, Hyde Park, New 

Day 32: February 20, 1993

Saturday radio address on the economic plan.

       Participates in a "Children?s Town Meeting" at the 
           White House.

Day 33: February 21, 1993

       Delivers speech on the economic plan, Santa Monica, 
       Meets with California business leaders.

Day 34: February 22, 1993

       Announces national technology policy and conducts 
           question-and-answer session with Vice President Gore 
           and employees of Silicon Graphics, Mountain View, 
           California; policy focuses on high-skill, high-wage 
           jobs in the technology sectors, research and 
           development and experimentation, education for 
           America?s workforce, information infrastructure, and 
           U.S. competitiveness in basic science, mathematics 
           and engineering.
       Talks by phone from Air Force One with Larry 
           Villella, a 14-year-old entrepreneur who donated 
           $1,000 to reduce the federal budget deficit.
       Addresses Boeing employees, Everett, Washington, on 
           legislation in Congress to establish a commission to 
           examine the U.S. airline industry, efforts by U.S. 
           Trade Representative Kantor to monitor agreements on 
           European Airbus subsidies and their impact on 
           American workers, and the economic plan.

Day 35: February 23, 1993

       Delivers speech on the economy, the economic plan 
           and other economic proposals to the National 
           Business Action Rally of the U.S. Chamber of 
       Meets with U.N. Secretary-General Boutros-Ghali.

Day 36: February 24, 1993

       Meets with Prime Minister Major of the United 
       News conference (number 4) with Prime Minister 

Day 37: February 25, 1993

       Delivers speech on the economic plan to business and 
           labor leaders.
       Announces airdrops of humanitarian aid in Bosnia-
       First Lady Hillary Rodham Clinton accepts invitation 
           to attend "Conversations on Health," a series of 
           four public hearings on the health care crisis, held 
           in Florida, Michigan, Iowa and D.C.

Day 38: February 26, 1993

       Delivers first major foreign policy address, on the 
           subject of American leadership in the global 
           economy, at American University, Washington, D.C.
               "For years our leaders have failed to take 
           the steps that would harness the global economy to 
           the benefit 
           of all our people, steps such as investing in our 
           people and their skills, enforcing our trade laws, 
           helping communities hurt by change; in short,  
           putting the American people first without 
           withdrawing from the world and people beyond our 
       The truth of our age is this and must be this: Open 
           and competitive commerce will enrich us as a nation.  
           It spurs us to innovate.  It forces us to compete.  
           It connects us with new customers.  It promotes 
           global growth without which no rich country can hope 
           to grow wealthier.  It enables our producers who are 
           themselves consumers of services and raw materials 
           to prosper.  And so I say to you in the face of all 
           the pressures to do the reverse, we must compete, 
           not retreat."
               ? Address on "The imperative of American 
           leadership in the face of global change," American 

Day 39: February 27, 1993

Saturday radio address on the economic plan.

Day 40: February 28, 1993

       Publishes column, on principles behind the National 
           Service proposal, in the New York Times.
               "Our new initiative will embody the same 
           principles as the old G.I. Bill.  It will challenge 
           our people to serve our country and do the work that 
           should ? and must ? be done.  It will invest in the 
           future of the quiet heroes who invest in the future 
           of others."
               ? "National Service Now," New York Times

Day 41: March 1, 1993

       Issues statement on community service and 
           participates in a question-and-answer session at 
           Adult Learning Center, New Brunswick, New Jersey.
       Outlines National Service proposal in an address at 
           Rutgers University, New Brunswick, New Jersey.

Day 42: March 2, 1993

Meets with Republican House leaders at the Capitol.

Lunch meeting with Senate Republicans.

Meets with NATO Secretary General Woerner.

Meets with Democratic Congressional leaders.

Day 43: March 3, 1993

       Announces initiative to reinvent government; names 
           Vice President Gore as head of national performance 
           review to cut spending and increase efficiency 
           throughout government, agency by agency.
       Receives one millionth piece of mail after six weeks 
           in office, as much as the previous President 
           received in six months.

Day 44: March 4, 1993

       Signs Emergency Unemployment Compensation Amendments 
           of 1993.
       Declares certain storm-damaged areas of the State of 
           Washington a Federal Disaster Area and declares 
           major disaster in Georgia, authorizing emergency 
           relief assistance.
       Meets with former President Carter.
       First Lady Hillary Rodham Clinton discusses health 
           care concerns with steelworkers, New Orleans, 

Day 45: March 5, 1993

Delivers speech to Mayors on the economic plan.

       Announces April 3-4 summit with Russian President 

Day 46: March 6, 1993

Saturday radio address on the economic plan.

       Revokes Bush Administration Proclamation that 
           suspended Davis-Bacon Act of 1931 within areas 
           struck by Hurricanes Andrew and Iniki.

Day 48: March 8, 1993

       Delivers speech on the jobs package to the 
           Legislative Conference of the National League of 
       Telephone conversation with former President Bush to 
           discuss the situation in Russia.
       Meets with members of the House Budget Committee.
       Meets with former President Nixon.

Day 49: March 9, 1993

Meets with President Mitterrand of France.

       News conference (number 5) with President 
       Signs Executive Order to extend U.S. Cooperation 
           with the European Atomic Energy Community.
       Meets with Senate Budget Committee.

Day 50: March 10, 1993

       Announces initiative to alleviate the credit crunch, 
           to open up credit to creditworthy loans, to generate 
           jobs in the private sector, and to assist small 
           businesses on fair lending, equal opportunity and 
           credit availability.
       Meets with California State legislators.
       Announces Forest Conference to be convened in 
           Portland, Oregon, on April 2.
       Secretary Christopher announces the President?s plan 
           on Bosnia-Herzegovina.

Day 51: March 11, 1993

       Outlines plan for defense conversion and 
           reinvestment to Westinghouse employees, Linthicum, 
           Maryland; plan confronts issues raised by cutbacks 
           made in defense spending since 1985; major 
           components include: worker training and adjustment, 
           investing in hard-hit communities, dual-use 
           technology and commercial-military integration, and 
           conversion opportunities in new civilian technology 
       Delivers speech on children and family policies to 
           Children?s Defense Fund conference.
       Meets with National Conference of State 
       Issues statement on murder of Dr. David Gunn, 
           Pensacola, Florida.
       Discusses campaign finance reform with Democratic 

Day 52: March 12, 1993

Attorney General Reno assumes office.

       Visits and addresses the crew of the U.S.S. Theodore 
       Radio address to the Armed Forces.
               "I pledge to you that as long as I am 
           President, you and the other men and women in 
           uniform of this country will continue to be the best 
           trained, the 
           best prepared, the best equipped, and the strongest 
           supported fighting force in the world."
               ? Remarks to the crew of the U.S.S. Theodore 

Day 53: March 13, 1993

       Radio address on plans for defense conversion and 
       Declares storm-afflicted areas of Florida Federal 
           Disaster Areas, authorizing emergency relief 

Day 55: March 15, 1993

Meets with Israeli Prime Minister Rabin.

       News conference (number 6) with Prime Minister 
       At the direction of the President, U.S. begins 
           negotiations with Canada and Mexico to seek side 
           agreements to the North American Free Trade 
           Agreement; side agreements would seek greater 
           protections for American workers, farmers and the 

Day 56: March 16, 1993

Meets with bipartisan Congressional leaders.

Meets with exiled Haitian President Aristide.

Day 57: March 17, 1993

       Meets with Irish Prime Minister Reynolds; attends 
           Friends of Ireland luncheon at the Capitol.
       Signs Aircraft Equipment Settlement Leases Act of 

Day 58: March 18, 1993

       House of Representatives passes Budget Resolution, 
           basic outline of the economic plan.
       Addresses employees of the U.S. Treasury Department 
           on the economic plan.
       Meets with National Newspaper Publishers 
       Meets with Commission of European Communities 
           President Delors.
       Addresses Radio and Television Correspondents 
           Association Dinner.
               "I want to thank all of you for the work 
           that you do.  I think you have a difficult job.  
           Each of us sees the world in different ways and the 
           whole complex interplay of the press and people in 
           public life is designed somehow to give the American 
           people a kaleidoscope of opinion, a mountain of 
           facts organized in ways that will enable them to 
           grasp it, so that somehow they ? not you or me ? 
           they can be the main actors in the great American 
       "I ask that in the months and years ahead you stay 
           faithful to yourselves and to your cause.  Never 
           lose your sense of humor.  And remember that most of 
           us who do this on both sides do it because we love 
           our country and prefer to believe that an effort 
           made today can make it better tomorrow.  It?s a good 
           way to live a life."
               ? Remarks to the Radio and Television 
           Correspondents Association Dinner

Day 59: March 19, 1993

       Meets with members of the House of Representatives 
           who supported the economic plan.
       Issues statement praising career and service of 
           Supreme Court Justice Byron R. White; thanks Justice 
           White for time to deliberate on the choice of a 
           successor and still have nominee considered and 
           confirmed by the Senate well in advance of the 
           Court?s next term, which begins in October.
       Delivers speech on the economic plan and health care 
           at Downtown Child Development Center, Atlanta, 
       Delivers speech on the economic plan, the jobs 
           package and reinventing government to local business 
           leaders, Atlanta, Georgia.
               "I think that there are few decisions the 
           President makes which are more weighty, more 
           significant, or can have a greater impact on more 
           Americans than an appointment to the Supreme Court.  
           And I?m going to try to pick a person that has a 
           fine mind, good judgment, wide experience in the law 
           and in the problems of real people, and someone with 
           a big heart."
               ? Exchange with reporters at the Downtown 
           Child Development Center, Atlanta, Georgia.

Day 60: March 20, 1993

Saturday radio address on the economic plan.

       Issues statement on the situation in Russia in 
           support of Russian President Yeltsin.

Day 63: March 23, 1993

       News conference (number 7) on the economic plan and 
           aid to Russia.
       Addresses to Democratic Governors? Association, 
           state officials and business leaders.

Day 64: March 24, 1993

Meets with Russian Foreign Minister Kozyrev.

       Meets with Governor Pedro J. Rossello of Puerto 

Day 65: March 25, 1993

       Senate passes Budget Resolution, basic outline of 
           the economic plan.
       Meets with Foreign Minister Zlenko of Ukraine.
       Working dinner with Members of the House of 
           Representatives on the Administration?s policy 
           toward Russia.

Day 66: March 26, 1993

Meets with German Chancellor Kohl.

News conference (number 8) with Chancellor Kohl.

Meets with Bosnian President Izetbegovic.

       Working dinner with Senators on the Administration?s 
           policy toward Russia.
       Names Commerce Secretary Brown to lead  Cabinet-wide 
           effort on the economy in California.

Day 67: March 27, 1993

       Radio address on the economic plan and the jobs 
       Signs into law an Act to extend the Export 
           Administration Act of 1979 and authorize 
           appropriations under the Act for fiscal years 1993 
           and 1994.
       Addresses Gridiron Club Dinner.

Day 69: March 29, 1993

       Issues Executive Order on International Development 
           Law Institute.

Day 70: March 30, 1993

       Makes available emergency appropriations for the 
           Departments of Agriculture and Education to provide 
           assistance for victims of recent natural disasters.

Day 71: March 31, 1993

Cabinet meeting (number 3).

       Signs Memorandum on Certification of Major Narcotics 
           Producing and Transit Countries.

Day 72: April 1, 1993

       Congress passes basic outline of the economic plan 
           just six weeks after the President?s State of the 
           Union Address; for the first time in 17 years, 
           Budget Resolution conference report is passed before 
           the legal deadline.
       Meets with bipartisan Congressional leadership.
       Transmits to Congress the proposed Comprehensive 
           Child Immunization Act of 1993.
       Signs into law an act to extend the suspended 
           implementation of certain requirements of the food 
           stamp program on Indian reservations and for other 
       Addresses Naval Academy Midshipmen, Annapolis, 
       Outlines aid to Russia in address to the American 
           Society of Newspaper Editors, Annapolis, Maryland.
               "Just today, the Congress passed the heart 
           of my economic program, a long term plan to 
           drastically reduce the deficit and increase 
           investment in our nation?s future.  After years of 
           policies that have diminished our future, Washington 
           has finally realized that the best social program is 
           a good job, and the best route to deficit reduction 
           is a growing economy founded on a bold plan of 
           change that will both cut spending and increase 
           investment to empower the working people of our 
               ? Address to the American Society of 
           Newspaper Editors, Annapolis, Maryland
               "Decisions command attention.  Crises drive 
           action.  But it is only with an overriding sense of 
           purpose, drawn from their history and their 
           cultures, that great nations can rise above the 
           daily tyranny of the urgent to construct their 
           security, to build their prosperity, to advance 
           their interests, and to reaffirm their values."
       "Like a wise homeowner who recognizes that you 
           cannot stop investing in your house once you buy it, 
           we cannot stop investing in the peace now that we 
           have obtained it. must drive our 
           investment and our engagement in this new world."
       "Nowhere is that engagement more important than in 
           our policies toward Russia and the newly independent 
           states of the former Soviet Union.  Their struggle 
           to build free societies is one of the great human 
           dramas of our day."
               ? Address to the American Society of 
           Newspaper Editors, Annapolis, Maryland

Day 73: April 2, 1993

       Holds Forest Conference, Portland, Oregon; 
           conference convenes interests at odds over 
           management of the Nation?s forests in the Pacific 
       Declares major disaster in the State of New York due 
           to effects of the bombing of the World Trade Center 
           and in the State of Nebraska as a result of severe 
           March flooding and ice jams, authorizing emergency 
           relief assistance.

Day 74: April 3, 1993

       Summit with Russian President Yeltsin,  Vancouver, 
       Meets with Canadian Prime Minister Mulroney, 
           Vancouver, BC.
       Lunch meeting with Prime Minister Mulroney and 
           President Yeltsin.
       Radio address on the economic plan and aid to Russia 
       Working dinner with President Yeltsin.

Day 75: April 4, 1993

       Summit with Russian President Yeltsin, Vancouver, 
       News conference (number 9) with President Yeltsin.
       Issues Vancouver Declaration: Joint Statement of the 
           Presidents of the United States and the Russian 

Day 76: April 5, 1993

       Throws out first pitch at opening day, baseball game 
           between the Baltimore Orioles and Texas Rangers, 
           Oriole Park at Camden Yards, Baltimore, Maryland.

Day 77: April 6, 1993

Meets with Egyptian President Mubarak.

News conference (number 10) with President Mubarak.

       Signs act providing for temporary increase in the 
           public debt limit.

Day 78: April 7, 1993

       Signs enabling legislation providing for the 
           "National Commission to Ensure a Strong Competitive 
           Airline Industry".

Day 79: April 8, 1993

Submits budget to Congress.

       Meets with Defense Secretary Aspin and Joint Chiefs 
           of Staff at the Pentagon.

Day 80: April 9, 1993

       Announces the White House will send to Congress 
           proposed legislation to extend fast track for the 
           Uruguay Round of the GATT negotiations.

Day 83: April 12, 1993

       Addresses the first Technology Reinvestment Project 
           Conference via satellite.
       Issues statement on jobs package and immunization of 
       Announces that General Vessey will travel to Vietnam 
           as the President?s Special Emissary for POW/MIA 
       In first engagement outside of NATO territory, NATO 
           forces begin enforcement of no-fly zone in Bosnia, a 
           policy urged by the President and adopted by the 
           United Nations.

Day 84: April 13, 1993

       Hosts town meeting to discuss summer jobs proposal 
           and school-to-work training for young Americans, 
           with Secretaries Riley of Education and Reich of 
           Labor and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, via 
       Delivers speech at Ceremony honoring 250th 
           anniversary of Thomas Jefferson?s birth, Jefferson 
               "The genius of Thomas Jefferson was his 
           ability to 
           get the most out of today while never taking his eye 
           off tomorrow, to think big while enjoying the little 
           things of daily life.  Perhaps most important, he 
           understood that in order for us to preserve our 
           timeless values, people have to change.  And free 
           people need to devise means by which they can change 
           profoundly and still peacefully."
               o Remarks at Ceremony honoring the 250th 
           anniversary of the birth of Thomas Jefferson, 
           Jefferson Memorial

Day 85: April 14, 1993

       Addresses at Summer Jobs conference on jobs package, 
           Crystal City, Virginia.
       Releases letter to Congressional leaders consistent 
           with War Powers Resolution, advising of actions in 
           support of United Nations efforts in Bosnia-

Day 86: April 15, 1993

       Addresses speech to law enforcement organizations on 
           jobs package provision for hiring police officers.

Day 87: April 16, 1993

       Announces jobs package revisions to break gridlock 
           in the Senate; reduces size of package by 25%, but 
           reduces jobs created by only 18%; maintains original 
           full funding for unemployment benefits, highway 
           improvements, summer jobs, childhood immunization, 
           Ryan White program for AIDS victims, wastewater 
           treatment, food safety, and assistance to small 
           businesses; new provision includes $200 million for 
           new police hiring.
       Meets with Japanese Prime Minister Miyazawa.
       News conference (number 11) with Prime Minister 

Day 88: April 17, 1993

       Delivers speech on the jobs package, Pittsburgh 
           Airport, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
       Radio address on the jobs package, Pittsburgh, 

Day 90: April 19, 1993

       Delivers speech on the jobs package to the Building 
           and Construction Trades Union of the AFL-CIO.
       Issues statement on federal operations in Waco, 
       Issues statement on death of Turkish President Ozal.
   Day 91: April 20, 1993
       Issues statement and conducts news conference 
           (number 12) on Federal Operations in Waco, Texas.
       Meets with Czech President Havel.

Day 92: April 21, 1993

       Delivers speech on the eve of Earth Day; announces 
           U.S. will sign international treaty to protect 
           biodiversity; commits U.S. to specific targets and 
           timetables to reduce emissions of greenhouse gases; 
           outlines long term strategy to protect the 
           environment while promoting economic growth and 
           creating millions of new high-skill, high-wage jobs. 
       Issues Executive Order to increase the use of 
           alternative fuel vehicles in the federal  fleet.
       Issues Executive Order to reduce government use of 
           ozone-depleting substances.
       Issues Executive Order requiring federal agencies to 
           use energy efficient equipment.
       Meets with President Walesa of Poland, Prime 
           Minister Meksi of Albania, President Havel of Czech 
           Republic, President Zhelev of Bulgaria, President 
           Tudjman of Croatia, President Herzog of Israel, 
           President Soares of Portuguese Republic, President 
           Iliescu of Romania, President Goncz of Hungary, 
           President Kucan of Slovenia, President Kovac of 
           Slovak Republic, and Prime Minister Sangheli of 
       Republican filibuster prevents vote on jobs package 
           in the Senate.
       Submits sweeping education reform legislation, 
           "Goals 2000," to Congress.
               "For all our differences, I think there is 
           an overwhelming determination to change our course, 
           to offer more opportunity, to assume more 
           responsibility, to restore the larger community, and 
           to achieve things that are larger than ourselves and 
           more lasting than the present moment.
       All across this country, there is a deep 
           understanding rooted in our religious heritage and 
           renewed in the spirit of this time that the bounty 
           of nature is not ours to waste.  It is a gift from 
           God that we hold in trust for future generations."
                  Earth Day address
   Day 93: April 22, 1993
       Delivers address at the dedication ceremony of the 
           United States Holocaust Memorial Museum.

Day 94: April 23, 1993

News conference (number 13)

Day 96: April 25, 1993

       Addresses the Newspaper Association of America, 

Day 98: April 27, 1993

       Announces proposal for campaign finance  reform to 
           limit campaign spending, curb the influence of 
           special interests and open greater access to 
           communication with voters.
           April 30, 1993
       Outlines legislation to enact a National Service