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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
Oval Office

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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.


President George W. Bush signs H.J. Res. 93, the Renewal of Import Restrictions on Burma and H.R. 3890, the Tom Lantos Block Burmese JADE Act of 2008, Tuesday, July 29, 2008 in the Oval Office of the White House. President Bush was joined during the signings by, from left, Rep. Don Manzullo, R-Ill.; Rep. Chris Smith, R-N.J.; Mrs. Laura Bush, Annette Lantos, widow of Rep. Tom Lantos; Lantos grandson, Shiloh Tillemann; Rep.Rush Holt, D-N.J.; Rep. Joe Pitts, R-Pa.; and Rep. Peter King, R-N.Y.  White House photo by Eric Draper 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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President George W. Bush is applauded after signing H.J. Res. 93, the Renewal of Import Restrictions on Burma and H.R. 3890, the Tom Lantos Block Burmese JADE Act of 2008, Tuesday, July 29, 2008 in the Oval Office of the White House. Applauding President Bush are, from left, Rep. Don Manzullo, R-Ill.; Rep. Chris Smith, R-N.J.; Mrs. Laura Bush, Annette Lantos, widow of Rep. Tom Lantos; Lantos grandson, Shiloh Tillemann; Rep.Rush Holt, D-N.J.; Rep. Joe Pitts, R-Pa.; and Rep. Peter King, R-N.Y.  White House photo by Eric Draper


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