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For Immediate Release
Office of the Press Secretary
August 20, 2001

Statement by the Press Secretary

On Friday, August 17, 2001, the President signed into law H.R. 2131, Tropical Forest Conservation Act Reauthorization, which authorizes appropriations through fiscal year 2004 for the protection of tropical forests through debt reduction for certain developing countries.