THE WHITE HOUSE
Office of the Vice President
STATEMENT BY THE VICE PRESIDENT
I am disappointed that the House leadership has once again chosen to ignore the objections of our Nation's mayors, and other state and local officials, and has passed "property-rights" legislation that would undermine local control, weaken public health and environmental protections, and put special interests ahead of community interests.
America's communities should have the right to decide for themselves what kind of developments they want. This bill would compromise that right by creating a threat of expensive litigation that would favor the wealthy developer over the common homeowner -- and seriously weaken the control a community has over its future.
This Administration strongly opposes H.R. 2372. If it comes to President Clinton's desk, I am confident that he will veto it.