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                     Office of the Press Secretary
                          (Buffalo, New York)
For Immediate Release                                   January 20, 1999
                       REMARKS BY THE PRESIDENT
                          AND VICE PRESIDENT   
                      TO AUDIENCE IN HARBOR ROOM
                         Marine Midland Arena
                          Buffalo, New York   

12:00 P.M. EST

THE VICE PRESIDENT: Hello, Buffalo! Ladies and gentlemen, if this is the overflow crowd, I can't imagine what's waiting in the other room. (Applause.) Thank you for being here.

We're going to deliver remarks in the other part of the auditorium, and I know they've set it up so that you can see it here. But we wanted to come here first and say hello to you, personally. (Applause.)

Did you all see the President's State of the Union address last night? (Applause.) Well, we're going to be talking about some of the themes and issues that he talked about in that speech. But before presenting it to you, I just want to say, on behalf of the President, the First Lady and Tipper and myself, we love you and we appreciate your warmth and support. It is so great to be here. (Applause.)

And now, ladies and gentlemen, please welcome the President of the United States, Bill Clinton. (Applause.)

THE PRESIDENT: Thank you. (Applause.) Wow! Good morning. Good afternoon. (Laughter.) I want to say, first of all, how very grateful that Hillary and Al and Tipper and I are that you all came out to see us today to make us feel so welcome. (Applause.) I want to thank your Mayor, your County Executive, Mrs. Eve, and especially Congressman John Lafalce for being here with us. He is a great man. (Applause.)

You know, we don't want to put you through the speeches and everything because you have the monitors here and you're going to see them. But let me say that Buffalo has been wonderful to me and to Hillary, to Al and Tipper. (Applause.) We are so grateful. We remember when we came here together in 1992. And I'm always glad to come back -- even in the snow. (Applause.) Yes, that's right -- this guy says, this ain't nothing. (Laughter.) And we had some buffalo wings in the holding room. (Applause.)

And we just want you to know how much we appreciate you, how much we appreciate the support that you've given us in two elections, how grateful we are for the chance to serve and how committed we are to the agenda that I outlined last night. (Applause.) We want you to be committed to it, too.

We want to get out here and shake a few hands -- (applause) -- and we don't want to keep those other 20,000 people waiting. You'll see the movie, and thank you very much. We're glad to be here. God bless you. (Applause.)

END 12:05 P.M. EST