Statement by the President: H.J. Res. 110 - The second short-term continuing resolution for FY 2001 (10/6/00)
                              THE WHITE HOUSE

                       Office of the Press Secretary

For Immediate Release                              October 6, 2000

                        STATEMENT BY THE PRESIDENT

     Today I have signed into law H.J. Res. 110, the second short-term
continuing resolution for FY 2001.

     The Act provides 2001 appropriations for continuing projects and
activities of the Federal Government through October 14, 2000, except those
funded by the Department of Defense Appropriations Act, 2001, and the
Military Construction Appropriations Act, 2001, which I have signed into

     In February, I sent a budget to the Congress that funded critical
investments in our future.  I urge the Congress to fund these important
national initiatives, including investing in education so that we can stay
on a path to hiring 100,000 teachers and reduce class size, modernize and
repair our schools, and expand our efforts to strengthen the quality of
teachers, the performance of schools, and the accomplishments of our

     It is also essential that we strengthen our efforts to protect and
preserve the environment.  Our national security must be provided for, both
at home and abroad.  Putting more police on the street, and fighting gun
violence, helps make this Nation safer for its citizens.  Similarly,
supporting global leadership and the Nation's diplomacy helps make the
world safer and more secure for all Americans.

     It is important that we fund scientific research and technology, upon
which advancements in our economy and sustained prosperity depend.  Our
Nation's priorities must include the expansion of this current wave of
prosperity to all Americans.  I urge the Congress to support my efforts to
expand this prosperity, including closing the digital divide and funding
efforts to bring economic development to underserved areas.  I also urge
the Congress to support the Equal Pay initiative and civil rights

     The health of our Nation must not be neglected, and I urge the
Congress to act accordingly, including by supporting efforts to help family
planning for low-income women.

     I urge the Congress to continue to work with my Administration to come
to mutually acceptable agreements on the remaining 2001 spending bills and
to do so as quickly as possible.

                                   WILLIAM J. CLINTON

    October 6, 2000.

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