By the authority vested in me as President by the Constitution and the laws of the United States of America, including section 301 of title 3, United States Code, and in order to improve access to justice for all persons who wish to avail themselves of court and administrative adjudicatory tribunals to resolve disputes, to facilitate the just and efficient resolution of civil claims involving the United States Government, to encourage the filing of only meritorious civil claims, to improve legislative and regulatory drafting to reduce needless litigation, to promote fair and prompt adjudication before administrative tribunals, and to provide a model for similar reforms of litigation practices in the private sector and in various states, it is hereby ordered as follows:
According to the latest numbers from the Department of the Treasury, we will pay down $152 billion in debt in the three months from April to June — the largest debt pay down in our nation’s history. By the end of this fiscal year, we will have repaid approximately $300 billion in debt. If we continue on this path of fiscal discipline, we can pay off our national debt for the first time since Andrew Jackson was President.
America has done much over the past seven years to build a better world:
aiding the remarkable transitions to free-market democracy in Eastern
Europe; adapting and enlarging NATO to strengthen Europe’s security;
stopping ethnic wars in Bosnia and Kosovo; working with Russia to
deactivate thousands of nuclear weapons from the former Soviet Union;
ratifying START II and the Chemical Weapons Convention;
Today, President Clinton will join international religious leaders at Howard University to mark World AIDS Day. At this event, he will unveil the first ever National Institutes of Health strategic plan for international AIDS research, a blueprint for establishing new funding approaches and research opportunities in over 50 countries. He also will release a new report from the White House Office of National AIDS Policy, entitled Action Against AIDS: A Legacy of Leadership at Home and Around the World detailing the Administration’s successes in fighting the AIDS epidemic.