March 4, 1999
The Administration strongly supports the principles of H.R.707 to develop
and implement measures to mitigate the effects of disasters, both before
and after they occur. The Administration, however, is deeply concerned
that specific provisions of H.R. 707 could reduce the benefits of the bill.
For example, H.R. 707 would:
The Administration looks forward to working with the Congress to fashion a mutually acceptable bill.
H.R. 707 would affect direct spending and receipts; therefore, it is subject to the pay-as-you-go requirement of the Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act of 1990. OMB's scoring estimate of this bill is under development.