Letter to Congressional Leaders on Legislation To Provide Restitution for Wartime Relocation and Internment of Civilians
Dear Mr. Speaker: (Dear Bob:)
welcome the action of the House-Senate conference on H.R. 442, a bill to
provide compensation for Americans of Japanese descent interned in the
We are particularly pleased that the bill provides for a measured disbursement of the amounts authorized for the trust fund and ensures that acceptance of compensation under the legislation fully satisfies claims against the United States based on the unique circumstances of the internment.
enactment of H.R. 442 will close a sad chapter in American history in a way
I urge the House of Representatives to act swiftly and favorably on the bill.
Note: Identical letters were sent to Jim Wright, Speaker of the House of Representatives, and Robert H. Michel, ranking minority member of the House of Representatives. The letter was released by the Office of the Press Secretary on August 2.