Statement of Administration Policy: H.R. 4392 - Financial Assistance for Control of Plague
(Richardson (D) New Mexico)
The Administration strongly opposes enactment of H.R. 4392, because it would establish yet another new, narrow categorical grant program for the control of plague. H.R. 4392 would duplicate the current funding of $88 million in Federal payments for preventive health efforts which could be used by States for the same purpose. H.R. 4392 is unnecessary and particularly inappropriate at a time when budget restraint is urgently needed.
Ronald Reagan, Statement of Administration Policy: H.R. 4392 - Financial Assistance for Control of Plague Online by Gerhard Peters and John T. Woolley, The American Presidency Project https://www.presidency.ucsb.edu/node/327262