for Action on Aviation Security and Economic Stimulus
The South Lawn
The White House
November 13, 2001
3:05 P.M. EST
THE PRESIDENT: Laura and I are looking forward to our meeting with the Putins
in Crawford -- spend a couple of days down in Texas, working on international
And I hope the Congress works hard on two issues. First, they must work day
and night to get an airline security bill to my desk. We're making good progress,
and the members of Congress must continue to work hard to get a bill. And secondly,
I've laid out some ideas on an economic stimulus package, one that encourages
consumer spending. Part of it is to encourage business investment, and part
of it is to take care of workers who have been affected by the September 11th
I hope the Senate will be able to move a bill quickly and to get it into conference
and work out the differences. I look forward to signing legislation on both
airline security and economic stimulus. My administration is willing to work
with the parties to forge the compromise necessary to get a piece of legislation.
The American people expect progress. And I do, too.
And so I hope we can get something done. In the meantime, we're making great
strides for making the world more peaceful, as we work closely with Russia for
security for all the people of the world, as well as our own nation.