[House Document 105-172] [From the U.S. Government Printing Office] 105th Congress, 1st Session - - - - - - - - - - House Document 105-172 VETO OF H.R. 2631 __________ MESSAGE from THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES transmitting HIS VETO OF H.R. 2631, DISAPPROVING THE CANCELLATIONS TRANSMITTED BY THE PRESIDENT ON OCTOBER 6, 1997, REGARDING PUBLIC LAW 105-45
November 13, 1997.--Message and bill referred to the Committee on Appropriations and ordered to be printed To the House of Representatives: I am returning herewith without my approval H.R. 2631, ``An Act disapproving the cancellations transmitted by the President on October 6, 1997, regarding Public Law 105-45.'' Under the authority of the Line Item Veto Act, on October 6, 1997, I canceled 38 military construction projects to save the taxpayers $287 million. The bill would restore all of the 38 projects. The projects in this bill would not substantially improve the quality of life of military service members and their families, and most of them would not likely use funds for construction in FY 1998. While the bill does restore funding for projects that were canceled based on outdated information provided by the Department of Defense, I do not endorse restoration of all 38 projects. The Administration remains committed to working with the Congress to restore funding for those projects that were canceled as a result of data provided by the Department of Defense that was out of date. William J. Clinton. The White House, November 13, 1997. Disapproving the cancellations transmitted by the President on October 6, 1997, regarding Public Law 105-45. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That Congress disapproves of cancellations 97-4, 97-5, 97-6, 97-7, 97-8, 97-9, 97-10, 97-11, 97-12, 97-13, 97-14, 97-15, 97-16, 97-17, 97-18, 97-19, 97-20, 97-21, 97-22, 97-23, 97-24, 97-25, 97-26, 97-27, 97-28, 97-29, 97-30, 97-31, 97-32, 97-33, 97-34, 97-35, 97-36, 97-37, 97-38, 97-39, 97-40, and 97-41 as transmitted by the President in a special message on October 6, 1997, regarding Public Law 105-45. Newt Gingrich, Speaker of the House of Representatives. Strom Thurmond, President pro tempore of the Senate. [Endorsement on back of bill:] I certify that this Act originated in the House of Representatives. Robin H. Carle, Clerk.