Statement on Signing Legislation on Funding for the Disposition of Depleted Uranium Hexafluoride
Today I have signed into law S. 2316, a bill designed to help ensure that certain funds of the United States Enrichment Corporation will be dedicated to the disposition of depleted uranium hexafluoride. I strongly support this bill, but note that by virtue of the Recommendations Clause of the Constitution, Article II, section 3, the Congress may not require the President to recommend legislation to the Congress. Therefore, to the extent the bill would infringe upon my discretion to determine whether to recommend legislation to the Congress, I must treat it as hortatory. In this case, however, I believe that the development of proposed legislation by the Secretary of Energy furthers important and valuable objectives, and I intend to instruct the Secretary to develop proposed legislation for inclusion in my budget request for fiscal year 2000.
WILLIAM J. CLINTON
The White House, July 21, 1998.
NOTE: S. 2316, approved July 21, was assigned Public Law No. 105-204.
William J. Clinton, Statement on Signing Legislation on Funding for the Disposition of Depleted Uranium Hexafluoride Online by Gerhard Peters and John T. Woolley, The American Presidency Project https://www.presidency.ucsb.edu/node/226351