Statement on Signing the Check Clearing for the 21st Century Act
Today I have signed into law H.R. 1474, the "Check Clearing for the 21st Century Act." This Act is intended to update and modernize the Nation's check payment and collection systems. Section 16(b) of the Act purports to require executive branch officials to submit to the Congress recommendations for legislative action. The executive branch shall construe section 16(b) in a manner consistent with the President's authority under the Recommendations Clause of the Constitution to submit for the consideration of the Congress such measures as the President shall judge necessary or expedient.
GEORGE W. BUSH
The White House, October 28, 2003.
NOTE: H.R. 1474, approved October 28, was assigned Public Law No. 108-100.
George W. Bush, Statement on Signing the Check Clearing for the 21st Century Act Online by Gerhard Peters and John T. Woolley, The American Presidency Project https://www.presidency.ucsb.edu/node/216056