For Immediate Release
Office of the Press Secretary
November 19, 2005
Statement by the President
STATEMENT BY THE PRESIDENT
I have signed into law H.R. 2419, the "Energy and Water Development
Appropriations Act, 2006." The Act funds programs of the Department of
Energy, the Department of the Interior's Bureau of Reclamation, the Army
Corps of Engineers, and several other agencies, and provides funds to
help protect the Nation's environment.
The executive branch shall construe sections 101 and 303 of the Act as
calling for, but not mandating, consultation with the Congress as a
precondition to the execution of a law, as is consistent with the
Constitution's provisions concerning the separate powers of the Congress
to legislate and the President to execute the laws.
GEORGE W. BUSH
THE WHITE HOUSE,
November 19, 2005.
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