For Immediate Release
Office of the Press Secretary
July 29, 2008
President Bush Signs H.J.Res. 93, the Renewal of Import Restrictions on Burma, and H.R.3890, the Tom Lantos Block Burmese JADE (Junta's Anti-Democratic Efforts) Act of 2008
10:30 A.M. EDT
THE PRESIDENT: Laura and I are welcome -- are pleased to welcome members of the Lantos family -- Mrs. Lantos, thanks for joining us -- and members of Congress who care deeply about democracy in Burma. I'm going to sign a piece of legislation and a joint resolution that will continue some sanctions, propose new sanctions, and extend the import restrictions. On the Burmese regime, our message is: The United States believes in democracy and freedom.
Not only will I sign the joint resolution, I'm also looking forward to signing the Tom Lantos Block Burmese JADE Act of 2008. Thank you all for joining us. Thank you for your caring.
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