[Public Papers of the Presidents of the United States: William J. Clinton (1993, Book II)]
[October 28, 1993]
[Page 1856]
[From the U.S. Government Publishing Office www.gpo.gov]

Statement on Signing the Energy and Water Development Appropriations 
Act, 1994
October 28, 1993

    Today I have signed into law H.R. 2445, the ``Energy and Water 
Development Appropriations Act, 1994.''
    This Act provides funding for the Department of Energy. In addition 
it provides funds for the water resources development activities of the 
Army Corps of Engineers and the Department of the Interior's Bureau of 
Reclamation. Various related independent agencies are also funded by 
this Act.
    This Act supports a number of my high-priority investment proposals 
in the Department of Energy. These include cooperative research and 
development agreements, solar and renewable energy programs, and the 
Stanford Linear Accelerator Center B-Factory. The bill also supports my 
investment proposals for improved maintenance at Army Corps of Engineers 
    I am disappointed that the Congress has not provided funding in this 
Act for continuing construction of the Superconducting Super Collider 
(SSC). This project was an important element of our Nation's science 
program, and its termination is a serious loss for the field of high 
energy physics. I am glad, however, that the bill does redirect the SSC 
funds to be spent for orderly termination so that we can assist the 
affected workers and communities in Texas and elsewhere. I look forward 
to receiving a report from Secretary of Energy, Hazel O'Leary, on future 
options for the Nation's high energy physics program, now that the 
planned centerpiece for the field has been terminated.
    I am also disappointed that, with the limited resources available, 
the Congress has added funds for unrequested water projects and studies. 
In total, this Act provides over $300 million more than I requested for 
such projects and studies within the Army Corps of Engineers and the 
Bureau of Reclamation.
    I am pleased that this Act provides funding for the Dual-Axis 
Radiographic Hydrotest facility (DARHT). In the absence of underground 
nuclear weapons tests, the DARHT facility will be vital to maintaining 
confidence in the stockpile.

                                                      William J. Clinton

The White House,
October 28, 1993.

Note: H.R. 2445, approved October 28, was assigned Public Law No. 103-
126. This statement was released by the Office of the Press Secretary on 
October 29.