Memorandum from the President to the Secretary of State: The ORBIT Act (08/21/00)
                              THE WHITE HOUSE

                       Office of the Press Secretary

For Immediate Release                             August 21, 2000

                                 August 21, 2000


SUBJECT:       Delegation of Responsibility Under the
               Open-market Reorganization for the Betterment
               of International Telecommunications (ORBIT) Act

By the authority vested in me by the Constitution and the laws of the
United States of America, including section 301 of title 3 of the United
States Code, I hereby delegate to you the functions vested in me by section
646 of the ORBIT Act (Public Law 106-180), relating to submission of annual
reports to the appropriate congressional committees regarding the
privatization of intergovernmental satellite organizations.  The authority
delegated by the memorandum may be further redelegated within the
Department of State.

You are authorized and directed to publish this memorandum in the Federal

                                   WILLIAM J. CLINTON

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