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President Clintonís Radio Address: Keeping the Heat and Lights On During Unusually Cold Weather

Saturday, President Clinton, in his radio address to the nation, announced a series of steps to reduce the likelihood and severity of energy shortages to help Americans in what will likely be the coldest winter in several years. Unparalleled economic growth and cold weather have led to significant increases in the demand for energy. read more

President Clinton: Strengthening the Federal Government-University Research Partnership

President Clinton has issued an Executive Order that strengthens the research partnership between American universities and the Federal government. The Executive Order establishes the principles that will provide the framework for the development and analysis of future Federal policies and regulations for the government-university research partnership. read more

President Clinton: The United States on Track to Pay Off the Debt by End of the Decade

Thursday, December 28, President Clinton will announce that The United States is on course to eliminate its public debt within the next decade. The Administration also announced that we are projected to pay down $237 billion in debt in 2001. Due in part to a strong economy and the Presidentís commitment to fiscal discipline, the federal fiscal condition has improved for an unprecedented nine consecutive years. read more

President Clinton Announces New Steps to Improve Nutrition and Education for Children in Developing Countries

Thursday, December 28, President Clinton will announce $300 million in implementation grants for the Global Food for Education Initiative (GFEI), a pilot program to promote better nutrition and school enrollment for needy children in poor countries. The GFEI program grants will allow approximately 9 million children to receive a regular meal or a take-home ration at school. read more



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