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For Immediate Release
Office of the Press Secretary
January 16, 2004

Presidential Letter
Text of a Letter from the President to the Chairmen and Ranking Members of the House Committees on Appropriations and International Relations, and the Chairmen and Ranking Members of the Senate Committees on Appropriations and Foreign Relations

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

Consistent with section 306(c)(2) of the Cuban Liberty and Democratic Solidarity (LIBERTAD) Act of 1996 (Public Law 104-114), (the "Act"), I hereby determine and report to the Congress that suspension for 6 months beyond February 1, 2004, of the right to bring an action under title III of the Act is necessary to the national interests of the United States and will expedite a transition to democracy in Cuba.



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