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Statement of Administration Policy: H.R. 1338 - Allowing Suits Against U.S. for Acts or Omissions of Contractors in Carrying out Atomic Weapon Tests

May 08, 1986

STATEMENT OF ADMINISTRATION POLICY

(House)
(Rep. Boucher (D) Virginia)

The Administration strongly opposes enactment of H.R. 1338 because it would (1) set a precedent for removing important defenses under the Federal Tort Claims Act which serve overriding governmental and societal interests, (2) result in preferential treatment for a limited class of plaintiffs and, (3) adversely affect implementation of the nation's atomic weapons testing program.

Ronald Reagan, Statement of Administration Policy: H.R. 1338 - Allowing Suits Against U.S. for Acts or Omissions of Contractors in Carrying out Atomic Weapon Tests Online by Gerhard Peters and John T. Woolley, The American Presidency Project https://www.presidency.ucsb.edu/node/327155