Exchange With Reporters on Minimum Wage Legislation
The President. Hi, Helen [Helen Thomas, United Press International].
Q. Do you have the votes?
The President. We don't know yet.
Q. How are the votes going?
The President. We don't know yet. That's why we're here today. We're working it.
Q. You don't know?
The President. If we can get the right bill before them, we have the votes. I don't know if we've got the votes to get the right bill before them, you know, to get through all the thicket of rulemaking. But we're working it.
NOTE: The exchange began at 11:09 a.m. on the South Lawn at the White House. A tape was not available for verification of the content of this exchange.
William J. Clinton, Exchange With Reporters on Minimum Wage Legislation Online by Gerhard Peters and John T. Woolley, The American Presidency Project https://www.presidency.ucsb.edu/node/227293