For Immediate Release
Office of the Press Secretary
August 24, 2001
Crawford Elementary School
5:20 P.M. CDT
MS. BUCHAN: Okay, for those of
you in the pool tomorrow, the President has invited you to the ranch to
watch him work. You'll be gathering here at approximately
10:30 a.m., be on the ranch about 11:30 a.m., where the President will
already be working, and expect to be there about 20 to 30 minutes.
MS. BUCHAN: Every day, the
President has a project where he works on the ranch, clearing cedar,
building trails, building bridges.
Q Will this be
minimum wage or --
MS. BUCHAN: I'm not sure that
you should expect that you'll have to work.
MS. BUCHAN: The President will
MS. BUCHAN: On Sunday -- pardon
On Sunday, we'll depart early en route
Pittsburgh, where the President will participate in a tour of Urban
Works Steel Plant. He will then participate in a picnic with
steel workers, where he will be emphasizing the values of hard work and
ingenuity. He will then travel with the pool to
Williamsport, Pennsylvania, to attend the Little League World Series,
where he will be inducted into the Little League Hall of
Fame. He will make some brief remarks and also throw out the
first pitch. And we will be returning that evening to the
ranch, late Sunday evening.
At this point, we have no scheduled events
for Monday or Tuesday. On Wednesday, he'll depart the ranch
approximately 8:30 a.m. to travel to San Antonio, where he will make
remarks at the American Legion 83rd Annual Convention. His
remarks will be on his fall agenda and the importance of working with
Congress to pass his education initiative, the faith-based initiative,
as well as appropriation bills that reflect America's priorities and
reasonable growth in spending, patient protections, trade promotion
authority and other priorities.
He will also attend the dedication, in San
Antonio, of the San Jose Grist Mill, which is a Catholic mission.
MS. BUCHAN: Yes.
Returning to the ranch in the
mid-afternoon in the neighborhood of 2:00 p.m.
On Thursday, he will be returning to
Washington, probably leaving in the late morning. We'll keep
you posted, probably in the neighborhood probably of 11:00 a.m.
On Friday, he will be working in the White
House, having meetings with staff on his domestic agenda, economic
agenda, as well as his regular national security and intelligence
The weekend, I don't have any details for
you yet as to whether he plans to remain in Washington or travel to
Camp David. We'll keep you posted on that.
And on Labor Day, September 3rd, he will
travel to Detroit, Michigan, and Green Bay, Wisconsin, to celebrate the
values of hard work and responsibility with working Americans.
Q One day --
MS. BUCHAN: It's a day trip,
Q Celebrate the
values of what?
MS. BUCHAN: Hard work,
Q Will he also be
meeting with labor unions?
MS. BUCHAN: We'll keep you
posted on that, on the specifics of the events.
Q It is Labor Day,
so can we assume that he is going to be meeting with labor union
MS. BUCHAN: That's possible,
Q And absolutely no
event Thursday on the way home?
MS. BUCHAN: If anything
changes, we'll let you know. At this point, there's nothing
Okay. Thank you.
THE PRESS: Thank you.
5:24 P.M. CDT