This Statement of Administration Policy provides the Administration's views
on H.J. Res. 94, the Continuing Resolution, FY 1998. Your consideration of the
Administration's views would be appreciated.
On May 2, 1997, the President and the congressional leadership reached
agreement on an historic Bipartisan Budget Agreement that balances the budget
while honoring our values. Over the following months, the Administration
worked closely with the congressional leadership to enact that Agreement. On
August 5, 1997, the President was proud to sign two key elements of the
Agreement, the Balanced Budget Act of 1997 and the Taxpayers Relief Act of
1997. As the current fiscal year comes to a close, it is essential that we
work together to enact the third element of the Agreement, the appropriations
bills for fiscal year 1998.
The Administration urges the Congress to approve FY 1998 spending bills that
include those items contained in the Agreement and to provide funding for other
In order to facilitate the adoption of such bills, the Administration supports
prompt passage of H.J. Res. 94, the Continuing Resolution, FY 1998, in its