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104 STAT. 5276 PROCLAMATION 6132—MAY 10, 1990 Through the work of small business people, the spirit of freedom and entrepreneurship is renewed every day of the year. Small business owners take advantage of the liberty and opportunity our Nation offers and achieve success through determined effort, self-confidence, and an abiding faith in the American dream. They show us that, while the risks and challenges faced by America's entrepreneurs are great, so are the rewards of creating jobs, meeting a payroll, and contributing to the development of one's community. Because individual initiative and private enterprise are the foundation of our Nation's technological progress and economic prosperity, and because small business reaffirms the value of our freedom, we must be committed to maintaining an environment in which they can thrive. This means an environment that is free from excessive government regulation and taxation—one that encourages savings, investment, and innovation. As a Nation, we owe our wholehearted support to those who are helping the United States to become ever more productive and competitive in a rapidly changing world. NOW, THEREFORE, I, GEORGE BUSH, President of the United States of America, by virtue of the authority vested in me by the Constitution and laws of the United States, do hereby proclaim the week of May 6 through May 12, 1990, as Small Business Week. I urge all Americans to join me in saluting this special breed of pioneers, our Nation's small business men and women, by observing that week with appropriate ceremonies and activities. IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this 8 day of May, in the year of our Lord nineteen hundred and ninety, and of the Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and fourteenth. GEORGE BUSH Editorial note: For the President's remarks of May 8, 1990, on Small Business Week, see the Weekly Compilation of Presidential Documents (vol. 26, p. 736). Proclamation 6132 of May 10, 1990 National Digestive Disease Awareness Month, 1990 By the President of the United States of America A Proclamation Exacting a high toll in personal suffering, in expense, and in reduced productivity, digestive diseases and other disorders of the gastrointestinal tract are a significant public health problem in the United States. More than half of all Americans suffer from a digestive disorder at some time in their lives, and at least 200,000 Americans die each year due to these afflictions. One of the most common causes of disability, digestive diseases are responsible for almost 15 percent of all hospital admissions and surgical procedures in the country. Fortunately, major advances have been made in digestive disease research in recent years. Scientists are learning more about the causes of