THE WHITE HOUSE
Office of the Press Secretary
REMARKS BY THE PRESIDENT AT PHOTO OPPORTUNITY WITH DEMOCRATIC CONGRESSIONAL LEADERS
The Cabinet Room
3:49 P.M. EST
Q Mr. President, when do you want campaign's finance reforms to go into effect?
THE PRESIDENT: We're here to talk about what's going to be in the bill. I want to pass a bill early this year if I -- as early as we can. and we're going to talk about that.
There was a good bill last year, it had a lot of good features in it, which was vetoed by President Bush. And I guess we'll start talking about that and see where we go from there. But I hope we can get a -- I hope we can get a good bill.
In terms of when it goes into effect, and the last bill skipped an election cycle and was widely applauded by all the public interest groups as a great advance over where we are now. I think when it goes into effect is a subject of discussion here. But I want to pass a good bill. That's my concern.
END 3:50 P.M. EST