Presidential News Conference

In an evening televised press conference from the White House East Room, President Clinton centered on three issues: crime; health care; and the progress of our national economic strategy. The… read more

In an evening televised press conference from the White House East Room, President Clinton centered on three issues: crime; health care; and the progress of our national economic strategy. The President said renewing the American Dream requires us to restore economic growth, rebuild American communities, empower individual citizens to take personal responsibility for their own futures, and make government work for ordinary citizens again. He reviewed progress made in these areas. Media questions focused on the following topics: speculation over a possible military invasion of Haiti; the impact Whitewater has had on the President’s approval rating; the President’s view on Roger Altman’s job security at Treasury; the possible consequences if North Korea produces more weapons-grade plutonium; whether the Congress should forgo its recess if there is no vote on health care reform by the end of the month; the President’s opinion of health care bills introduced by Congressman Gephardt and Senator Mitchell; the President’s view on the Whitewater hearings thus far; whether government will intervene to head off a major league baseball strike; the President’s opinion on whether various members of the Treasury Department team can continue to work together effectively; peace negotiations between Syria and Israel; and the Senate Appropriations Committee’s concern over “outrageously high” salaries paid to U.S. defense and aerospace company executives. The news conference took place at 8:00 PM EDT. close

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Program ID:
59236-1
Category:
White House Event
Format:
News Conference
Location:
Washington, District of Columbia, United States
First Aired:
Aug 03, 1994 | 8:16pm EDT | C-SPAN 2
Last Aired:
Aug 07, 1994 | 3:44pm EDT | C-SPAN 2

Airing Details

  • Aug 03, 1994 | 8:16pm EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Aug 03, 1994 | 9:45pm EDT | C-SPAN 1
  • Aug 04, 1994 | 3:27am EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Aug 04, 1994 | 6:17am EDT | C-SPAN 1
  • Aug 07, 1994 | 7:52am EDT | C-SPAN 1
  • Aug 07, 1994 | 3:44pm EDT | C-SPAN 2
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