THE WHITE HOUSE
Office of the Press Secretary
For Immediate Release November 1, 1997
PRESIDENT CLINTON USES LINE-ITEM VETO AUTHORITY,
SAVING $20.2 MILLION BY CANCELING 10 PROJECTS
FROM TWO 1998 APPROPRIATIONS ACTS
November 1, 1997
President Clinton used his line-item veto authority today to save
taxpayers $20.2 million by canceling 10 projects from two 1998
- 7 projects, for $14 million, from the VA, HUD and Independent
Agencies Appropriations Act; and
- 3 projects, for $6.2 million, from the Transportation and Related
Agencies Appropriations Act.
The President's decisions were based on recommendations from OMB,
HUD, VA, EPA, NASA, DOT, and other agencies.
In the VA, HUD and Independent Agencies Appropriations Act, the 7
- 1 in VA for a cemetery that is not needed;
- 2 in HUD for activities that are ineligible for funding under the
Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program;
- 3 in EPA for activities that are outside EPA's mission, are low
priority, or have not proved their usefulness; and
- 1 in NASA that has two elements -- one that is not consistent with
NASA's mission, the other that largely duplicates an ongoing project.
In the Transportation and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, the
3 projects include:
- 1 economic development project that is inappropriate for the Federal
Railroad Administration to fund;
- 1 project that would help private companies that are not serving a
demonstrated, well-defined public need; and
- 1 transportation emergency preparedness and response demonstration
project that is outside DOT's mission and is unnecessary.