THE WHITE HOUSE
Office of the Press Secretary
STATEMENT BY THE PRESIDENT ON PASSAGE OF ACCOUNTABILITY ACT
I want to commend the Congress for passing the Congressional Accountability Act of 1995 today. It is about time that Congress lived by the same laws it places on the private sector. During my campaign I challenged Congress to pass this legislation and I am pleased with today's outcome.
However, while this legislation is an important political reform it is only the first step in what must be a greater effort to change business as usual in Washington. Therefore, I reiterate my call for Congress to act swiftly on several much needed reform proposals including real campaign finance reform and the gift ban, and a strong version of the line-item-veto.