For Immediate Release
Office of the Press Secretary
December 9, 2006
President Commends Congressional Support of U.S.-India Civil Nuclear Cooperation Initiative
Congress has agreed upon bipartisan legislation that will strengthen the strategic relationship between America and India and deliver valuable benefits to both nations. I am pleased that our two countries will soon have increased opportunities to work together to meet our energy needs in a manner that does not increase air pollution and greenhouse gas emissions, promotes clean development, supports nonproliferation, and advances our trade interests.
I appreciate Congress' support for the U.S.-India civil nuclear cooperation initiative and would like to thank Chairman Hyde, Ranking Member Lantos, Chairman Lugar and Ranking Member Biden for their leadership on this extraordinary legislation. I look forward to signing this bill into law soon.
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