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Digest of Other White House Announcements Week Ending Friday,

March 04, 1977

The following listing includes the President's daily schedule and other items of general interest as announced by the White House Press Office during the period covered by this issue. Events and announcements printed elsewhere in the issue are not included.

February 26

The White House announced that Jack H. Watson, Jr., Assistant to the President for Intergovernmental Affairs, will serve as the coordinator of Federal drought assistance. In performing these responsibilities, Mr. Watson will be assisted by designated regional representatives and a White House staff group. Information has been requested from the Government of drought-afflicted States with respect to the particular situations in those States.

February 27

The President returned to the White House from Camp David, Md.

February 28

The President met at the White House with:

--Zbigniew Brzezinski, Assistant to the President for National Security Affairs; --senior White House staff members;

--the Cabinet;

--Vice President Walter F. Mondale; --entertainer John Denver;

--members of the Cabinet and State Governors who were in Washington to attend the winter session of the National Governors' Conference.

March 1

The President met at the White House with:

--Dr. Brzezinski;

--a group of Congressmen attending a briefing on energy reorganization legislation;

--members of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus to discuss concerns of Spanish-speaking people;

--Secretary of the Treasury W. Michael Blumenthal;

--Bert Lance, Director of the Office of Management and Budget.

The President transmitted to the Congress the report of the 1975 upland cotton program.

The President attended a portion of a meeting at the White House between Vice President Mondale and Soviet author Vladimir Bukovsky.

March 2

The President met at the White House with:

--Dr. Brzezinski;

--Ambassadors Ellsworth Bunker and Sol Linowitz, who reported on their recent negotiations on the Panama Canal, Vice President Mondale, and Dr. Brzezinski;

--Gov. Carlos Romero-Barcelo of Puerto Rico to discuss Puerto Rico's economic problems;

--Gov. George Wallace of Alabama. The White House announced that the President has directed Robert Lipshutz, Counsel to the President, to look into the matter of possible conflicts of interest in the executive branch, with regard to a General Accounting Office report which cited examples of such conflicts.

March 3

The President met at the White House with:

--Dr. Brzezinski;

--the National Security Council;

--Mr. Lance and Charles L. Schultze, Chairman of the Council of Economic Advisers;

--El Hadg Omar Bongo, President of the Gabonese Republic;

--Jesse Unruh, State Treasurer of California.

The White House announced that the President has declared an emergency for the States of New Mexico and Michigan because of the impact of a drought, and for the State of North Carolina because of the impact of drought and freezing.

March 4

The President met at the White House with:

--Dr. Brzezinski;

--Secretary of Transportation Brock Adams;

--Mr. Lance;

--George Meany, president of the AFL-CIO;

--Clark M. Clifford, who reported on his recent trip to Cyprus, Greece, and Turkey, Vice President Mondale, Secretary of State Cyrus Vance, and Dr. Brzezinski.

The President received the first sheet of Easter Seals, symbolizing the start of the 1977 Easter Seal Campaign, from Danya Steele, 7, of Little Rock, Ark., the National Easter Seal Child.

Jimmy Carter, Digest of Other White House Announcements Week Ending Friday, Online by Gerhard Peters and John T. Woolley, The American Presidency Project https://www.presidency.ucsb.edu/node/242890

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