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For Immediate Release
Office of the Press Secretary
December 18, 2001
President Signs Transportation Appropriations Act
Statement by the President
Today I have signed into law H.R. 2299, the "Department of Transportation and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2002."
I appreciate the bipartisan effort that has gone into producing this Act. The bill abides by the agreed upon aggregate funding level for Fiscal Year 2002 of $686 billion and supports several of my Administration's key initiatives with:
Several provisions in the bill purport to require congressional approval before executive branch execution of aspects of the bill. I will interpret such provisions to require notification only, since any other interpretation would contradict the Supreme Court ruling in INS v. Chadha.
GEORGE W. BUSH
THE WHITE HOUSE,
December 18, 2001.
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