THE WHITE HOUSE
Office of the Press Secretary (San Diego, California) ________________________________________________________________________ For Immediate Release June 23, 2000
STATEMENT BY THE PRESIDENT
I am pleased today that the House of Representatives voted decisively to support the interests of the American people over those of the special interests. This action will help support the Justice Departments's litigation to recover billions of dollars in tobacco-related health costs. I commend the bipartisan efforts led by Representatives Waxman, Evans, Meehan, Hansen, Ganske, and others who worked tirelessly to ensure that justice is carried out.