Timeline of the Bill Clinton presidency (1996)

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The following is a timeline of the Presidency of Bill Clinton, from January 1, 1996 to December 31, 1996.

January[edit]

  • January 1 – President Clinton issues a statement on the death of Arleigh A. Burke, reflecting on his dinner meeting with him the previous summer and expressing condolences to his family.[1]
  • January 2 – President Clinton states that he hopes an agreement can emerge during budget negotiations while speaking to reporters in the Oval Office.[2]
  • January 3 – President Clinton addresses the ongoing government shutdown and its consequences on the American people in the Briefing Room.[3]
  • January 3 – President Clinton sends a message to Congress on the subject of the national emergency afflicting Libya.[4]
  • January 3 – President Clinton sends a message to Congress regarding the most-favored-nation trade status of Romania.[5]
  • January 23 – President Clinton delivers his annual State of the Union Address before a joint session of Congress.[6]
  • January 26 – President Clinton signs H.R. 2880 into law. The legislation is the ninth resolution for the 1996 fiscal year signed by the president.[7]
  • January 26 – In a statement, President Clinton calls the Senate ratification of the START II Nuclear Arms Reduction Treaty an increase in "the security of the American people".[8]
  • January 26 – President Clinton addresses the National Association of Hispanic Publications at the National Press Club.[9]
  • January 27 – In a morning Oval Office address, President Clinton notes the tenth anniversary of the Space Shuttle Challenger disaster and details efforts made toward getting Congress to collaborate on balancing the budget.[10]
  • January 29 – President Clinton announces the national campaign to reduce teen pregnancy in the Roosevelt Room.[11]
  • January 30 – During an afternoon appearance in the Oval Office, President Clinton answers questions from reporters on the Gore-Chernomyrdin Commission, Russia, Chechnya, and welfare reform.[12]
  • January 30 – President Clinton delivers an address on the debt ceiling and answers questions from reporters in the Cabinet Room.[13]
  • January 30 – President Clinton sends a letter to Congressional leaders over the United States Air Force being in operation in close proximity to Groom Lake, Nevada.[14]

February[edit]

March[edit]

April[edit]

May[edit]

June[edit]

July[edit]

August[edit]

September[edit]

‌* September 5 – President Clinton delivers a speech on the education policies of his administration while on the campus of Hillsborough High School in Tampa, Florida during the morning.[15]

  • September 7 – A radio address, recorded by President Clinton the prior day, is broadcast during the morning, in which President Clinton calls on members of both parties in Congress to pass a treaty that "will increase the safety of our citizens at home as well as our troops in the field."[16]
  • September 8 – President Clinton issues a statement on the death of Arthur Sherwood Flemming the prior day.[17]
  • September 9 – President Clinton receives the White House Commission on Aviation Safety and Security's initial report and speaks to reporters in the Oval Office during the morning.[18] President Clinton discusses Potomac River flood damage in the South Lawn[19] and meets with Prime Minister of Israel Binyamin Netanyahu at the White House during the afternoon.[20]
  • September 10 – President Clinton signs the District of Columbia Appropriations Act, 1997.[21] President Clinton delivers a speech to the Southern Governors' Association at the Ritz Carlton Hotel during the afternoon.[22]

October[edit]

November[edit]

December[edit]

  • December 23 – President Clinton issues a statement on George Joulwan retiring.[23] The Press Secretary office releases a recording of President Clinton giving a Christmas greeting.[24] President Clinton delivers an address at the Goettge Memorial Fieldhouse in Camp Lejeune, North Carolina during the afternoon.[25]
  • December 28 – President Clinton discusses policies being implemented for the protection of children in vehicles during his radio address recorded the previous day in the Roosevelt Room and broadcast during the morning.[26]
  • December 29 – President Clinton issues a statement on the Korean Peninsula Submarine Incident Resolution.[27]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Statement on the Death of Admiral Arleigh A. Burke (January 1, 1996)
  2. ^ Exchange With Reporters on the Budget Negotiations (January 2, 1996)
  3. ^ Remarks on the Impact of the Budget Impasse and an Exchange With Reporters (January 3, 1996)
  4. ^ Message to the Congress on Continuation of the National Emergency With Respect to Libya (January 3, 1996)
  5. ^ Message to the Congress on Most-Favored-Nation Trade Status for Romania (January 3, 1996)
  6. ^ Address Before a Joint Session of the Congress on the State of the Union (January 23, 1996)
  7. ^ Statement on Signing the Ninth Continuing Resolution (January 26, 1996)
  8. ^ Statement on Senate Ratification of the START II Nuclear Arms Reduction Treaty With Russia (January 26, 1996)
  9. ^ Remarks to the National Association of Hispanic Publications (January 26, 1996)
  10. ^ The President's Radio Address (January 27, 1996)
  11. ^ Remarks Announcing the National Campaign To Reduce Teen Pregnancy (January 29, 1996)
  12. ^ Remarks Prior to Discussions With Prime Minister Viktor Chernomyrdin of Russia and an Exchange With Reporters (January 30, 1996)
  13. ^ Remarks on the Budget Negotiations and the Debt Ceiling and an Exchange With Reporters (January 30, 1996)
  14. ^ Letter to Congressional Leaders on the United States Air Force Operating Location Near Groom Lake, Nevada (January 30, 1996)
  15. ^ Remarks in Tampa, Florida (September 5, 1996)
  16. ^ The President's Radio Address (September 7, 1996)
  17. ^ Statement on the Death of Arthur Flemming (September 8, 1996)
  18. ^ Remarks Announcing Counterterrorism Initiatives and an Exchange With Reporters (September 9, 1996)
  19. ^ Remarks After Surveying Flood Damage Along the Potomac River and an Exchange With Reporters (September 9, 1996)
  20. ^ Remarks Prior to Discussions With Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu of Israel and an Exchange With Reporters (September 9, 1996)
  21. ^ Statement on Signing the District of Columbia Appropriations Act, 1997 (September 10, 1996)
  22. ^ Remarks to the Southern Governors' Association in Kansas City (September 10, 1996)
  23. ^ Statement on the Retirement of General George A. Joulwan, USA (December 23, 1996)
  24. ^ Christmas Greeting to the Nation (December 23, 1996)
  25. ^ Remarks at Camp Lejeune, North Carolina (December 23, 1996)
  26. ^ The President's Radio Address (December 28, 1996)
  27. ^ Statement on the Resolution of the Korean Peninsula Submarine Incident (December 29, 1996)

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See also[edit]

U.S. presidential administration timelines
Preceded by
Clinton presidency (1995)
Clinton presidency (1996) Succeeded by
Clinton presidency (1997)