EXECUTIVE OFFICE OF THE PRESIDENT OFFICE OF MANAGEMENT AND BUDGET WASHINGTON, D.C. 20503
STATEMENT OF ADMINISTRATION POLICY (THIS STATEMENT HAS BEEN COORDINATED BY OMB WITH THE CONCERNED AGENCIES.)
March 17, 1998
H.R. 3117 - Civil Rights Commission Act of 1998
(Canady (R) FL and Scott (D) VA)
The Administration appreciates the bipartisan effort that has gone into the
development of H.R. 3117 and has no objection to House passage of the bill.
The Administration, however, has concerns about certain provisions of H.R.
3117 and will work in the Senate to address these concerns.
In particular, the Administration is concerned about the Commission's
ability to respond to the numerous new requirements that H.R. 3117 would
impose. The Commission has already taken a variety of steps to address
criticism about its internal management, and is committed to making further
improvements. The Administration believes that the new reporting
requirements and unrealistic deadlines in H.R. 3117 could impede the
Commission as it continues to improve its management and carry out its
important mission of illuminating ways to strengthen the civil rights of
H.R. 3117 would not affect direct spending or receipts; therefore, it is
not subject to the pay-as-you-go requirement of the Omnibus Budget
Reconciliation Act of 1990.