The White House
President George W. Bush
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For Immediate Release
Office of the Press Secretary
April 11, 2002

Statement on Senate Passing Election Reform Bill

I commend the Senate for passing an election reform bill and bringing us a step closer to enacting legislation this year. I look forward to working with conferees to make sure the reforms reflect the principles outlined by the bipartisan Ford-Carter Commission that respect the primacy of state and local governments, and envision a limited, but responsible role for the federal government.


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