Opening General Session

Government leaders met to discuss ways that local governements are dealing with a variety of concerns, such as public safety, unfunded federal mandates,… read more

Government leaders met to discuss ways that local governements are dealing with a variety of concerns, such as public safety, unfunded federal mandates, local economies and providing city services. Speaking via satellite from the Old Executive Office Building, President Clinton told the National League of Cities in Minneapolis that the administration has been working to create high-quality, high-wage jobs that enable Americans to build good lives for themselves. Quoting the latest job figures, the president reported that the economy has produced 5.2 million new jobs since he took office. He added that unemployment is down to 5.6 percent--the lowest it has been in more than 4 years. The president said his strategy of opening up foreign markets to U.S. goods and services has contributed to this success. He noted that “even as we open up trade and create jobs, we’ve got to work hard to help Americans adjust to these changes so that they can win in the global economy.” The president also cited his education and training programs as an important step in this direction. close

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Opening General Session

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Program ID:
61960-1
Category:
Public Affairs Event
Format:
Speech
Location:
Washington, District of Columbia, United States
First Aired:
Dec 04, 1994 | 4:14pm EST | C-SPAN 1
Last Aired:
Dec 05, 1994 | 10:09am EST | C-SPAN 2

Airing Details

  • Dec 04, 1994 | 4:14pm EST | C-SPAN 1
  • Dec 05, 1994 | 4:32am EST | C-SPAN 1
  • Dec 05, 1994 | 10:09am EST | C-SPAN 2
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