Statement of Administration Policy: H.R. 2205 - Korean War Memorial
(Rep. Florio (D) New Jersey and two others)
The Administration supports the objective of H.R. 2205, to establish a memorial to honor those Americans who served in the Korean War. The Administration opposes H.R. 2205, however, solely because it requires Federal funds to be used for construction of the memorial, which is contrary to longstanding congressional and Executive policy of requiring private funding of such memorials, the most notable recent example being the Vietnam Veterans Memorial.
APP Note: Original document provided by Samuel Kernell, UC San Diego.
Ronald Reagan, Statement of Administration Policy: H.R. 2205 - Korean War Memorial Online by Gerhard Peters and John T. Woolley, The American Presidency Project https://www.presidency.ucsb.edu/node/326929