Statement on Signing the Higher Education Relief Opportunities for Students Act of 2003
Today, I have signed into law H.R. 1412, the "Higher Education Relief Opportunities for Students Act of 2003." This Act permits the Secretary of Education to waive or modify Federal student financial assistance program requirements to help students and their families or academic institutions affected by a war, other military operation, or national emergency. The executive branch shall construe section 2(c) 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, August 18, 2003.
NOTE: H.R. 1412, approved August 18, was assigned Public Law No. 108-76.
George W. Bush, Statement on Signing the Higher Education Relief Opportunities for Students Act of 2003 Online by Gerhard Peters and John T. Woolley, The American Presidency Project https://www.presidency.ucsb.edu/node/214057