THE WHITE HOUSE
Office of the Press Secretary
STATEMENT BY THE PRESIDENT ON SIGNING THE DISASTER RELIEF BILL
I am pleased to sign into law tonight the disaster relief bill that Congress has just sent to me.
This bill provides the desperately needed resources for hundreds of thousands of people who have suffered terribly from the flooding and other natural disasters in the Dakotas, Minnesota, California, and 29 other States. It also includes the necessary funds for the Department of Defense in connection with our peacekeeping efforts in Bosnia and Southwest Asia. It does not include the unacceptable political provisions of the bill I vetoed that had nothing to do with the goal of providing disaster relief.
When our people are in need, we Americans come to their assistance as one nation. I applaud the Congress for heeding my call to remember that fundamental principle.