[Public Papers of the Presidents of the United States: William J. Clinton (1997, Book II)]
[October 23, 1997]
[Page 1419]
[From the U.S. Government Publishing Office www.gpo.gov]

Statement on Signing the Second Continuing Resolution for Fiscal Year 
October 23, 1997

    I am pleased to have signed into law today House Joint Resolution 
97, the second short-term continuing resolution for fiscal year 1998.
    The resolution provides 1998 appropriations for continuing projects 
and activities of the Federal Government through November 7, 1997, 
except those funded by the five bills that I have already signed into 
    I urge the Congress to approve the remaining 1998 spending bills 
that include the items contained in the Bipartisan Budget Agreement and 
to provide funding for other priority programs. To give the Congress 
time to adopt such bills, I have approved this second continuing 

                                                      William J. Clinton

The White House,

October 23, 1997.

Note: H.J. Res. 97, approved October 23, was assigned Public Law No.