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President Bush Pushing Tax Cut

March 26, 2001

WASHINGTON (AP) _ Embarking on a high-profile week, President Bush was pursuing his sales pitch on behalf of his $1.6 trillion tax cut in speeches Monday to employees of a minority-owned manufacturer in Kansas City, Mo., and to agricultural producers in Montana.

The two-day trip concludes in Michigan on Tuesday with a summing-up speech at Western Michigan University focusing on the slowing economy, the budget blueprint and the tax cut plan.

In Kansas City, Bush scheduled an address to employees at Bajan Industries, an enterprise that does light manufacturing and assembly work. The company has found jobs for 15 former welfare recipients.

In Billings, Mont., later Monday, Bush was to meet with agriculture producers at Tractor Supply Co., then speak to an audience at the MetraPark Expo and Convention Center.

Bush’s policy speech Tuesday at Western Michigan University is sponsored by the Southwest Michigan First Coalition and the Kalamazoo Chamber of Commerce.

That’s just part of a week in which the president also welcomes King Juan Carlos of Spain to the White House and meets separately with German Chancellor Gerhard Schroeder and Brazilian President Fernando Henrique Cardosa.

Also on Bush’s schedule is a White House meeting with leaders of the high-tech industry, a talk to a delegation of black leaders, a photo with members of the Baseball Hall of Fame and a speech to the annual dinner of the Radio and Television Correspondents Association.

Bush plans to take most of the weekend off, spending time at the Camp David retreat in western Maryland.

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