THE WHITE HOUSE
Office of the Vice President
STATEMENT BY THE VICE PRESIDENT
I commend the House for its actions regarding the restoration of America's Everglades with the passage of the Water Resources Development Act of 2000.
The Everglades provision included in this legislation enjoys genuine bipartisan support in the Congress, as well as from agricultural, community, business and environmental groups in Florida. It will ensure that this national treasure is protected and provides clean water to Florida's cities and farming communities.
This provision also honors the memory and commitment of Governor Lawton Chiles for his dedication to the Everglades restoration. The time to save the Everglades is now. I urge Congress to present these Everglades provisions to the President as soon as possible.
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