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For Immediate Release
Office of the Press Secretary
October 25, 2001

Presidential Letter to Congress
Text of a Letter from the President to the Chairmen and Ranking Members of The House and Senate Committees on Appropriations, the House Committee on International Relations, and the Senate Committee on Foreign Relations
October 24, 2001

Dear Mr. Chairman:  (Dear Representative:)  (Dear Senator:)

Pursuant to section 913 of the Admiral James W. Nance and Meg Donovan Foreign Relations Authorization Act, Fiscal Years 2000 and 2001 (as contained in Public Law 106-113), and amended by Public Law 107-46, and, in accordance with the procedures applicable to reprogramming notifications under section 634A of the Foreign Assistance Act of 1961 (22 U.S.C. 2394-1), I am notifying you of my intention to exercise my authority under section 913.  The United States will reach an arrangement with the United Nations regarding the reciprocal debt forgiveness contemplated by the legislation.



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