Remarks at the Presentation Ceremony for the Presidential Citizens Medal
The President. Well, we're here for a ceremony this morning that's going to begin with my reading the citations for the Presidential Citizens Medal.
on the battlefield or Capitol Hill, Senator Robert Dole has served
I'm very proud and pleased to present him with the Presidential Citizens Medal.
Michel, a man who could always be counted on by his President, his constituents,
and his country. Selfless and devoted in his work as House Minority Leader, Bob
Michel steered through Congress some of the most revolutionary and wide-ranging
legislation of the postwar era. His legislative skills and distinguished
service played a critical role in restoring
And I am very pleased and very happy to present the Presidential Citizens Medal. Congratulations.
65 years of public service to the country he loves speaks not only to Strom
Thurmond's legislative achievement but his character, fortitude, and strength
of mind and heart. A former judge, Presidential candidate, and President pro
tempore of the United States Senate, he worked to appoint conservative judges
and strong performance of constitutional law. The achievement
of more than six decades have made the name of Strom Thurmond synonymous
with distinguished public service and devotion to
Strom, I'm very pleased and proud to present to you the Presidential Citizens Medal.
Thank you. Thank you very much.
Companies Operating in
Reporter. Mr. President, do you plan to relax the
restrictions on the five oil companies trading with
The President. Do I plan what?
There has been some discussion that you may relax restrictions on five oil
companies trading in
The President. I can only tell you it's under study right now as to that situation.
Q. Do you have any plans to pardon anyone in the final days? Any plans to pardon anyone?
The President. Well, there are always pardons coming across my desk from the Justice Department.
Q. Patty Hearst?
The President. No, that hasn't come to my desk for attention.
Note: The President spoke at in the Cabinet Room at the White House.