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Office of the Press Secretary

For Immediate Release March 10, 1993
                       REMARKS BY THE PRESIDENT

The State Dining Room

2:45 P.M. EST

Q Mr. President, can your Health Care Task Force proceed in public?

THE PRESIDENT: Well, we -- I understand we got a ruling from the judge today.

Q The judge ruled that the meetings have to be open.

THE PRESIDENT: He's ruled that they had to have some open meetings, but in the briefing I got was that he ruled that the assertions that -- some of the assertions that were made were absolutely unconstitutional. The briefing that I got was that we got a very good ruling from the judge today.

Q Are the bases going to close in California, sir?

THE PRESIDENT: I don't know. We don't know what's going to happen. I don't know what -- you all have published lists. I've not seen the lists and you know how it works -- the base closing commission has to make a recommendation. Then they give it to me and I have to evaluate whether I think it's right or not. And then, after that -- after those two things are reconciled, the Congress gets to vote up or down on it. So I don't know what's going to happen.

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