Statement by Principal Deputy Press Secretary Speakes on Approval by the House of Representatives of an Amendment Authorizing Military Assistance for El Salvador

May 10, 1984

The President is extremely pleased at this example of cooperative spirit between the Congress and the executive branch. He expresses his deep respect to Congress and particularly to the House for their action, which sends a solid signal of U.S. resolve to support friends in this hemisphere. The President looks forward to working with Congress to take the next step in the process, which is to appropriate the funds this vote authorizes.