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President George W. Bush
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For Immediate Release
Office of the Press Secretary
August 9, 2007

Text of a Letter from the President to the Speaker of the House of Representatives and the President of the Senate

August 9, 2007

Dear Madam Speaker: (Dear Mr. President:)

Pursuant to my constitutional authority and as contemplated by section 446 of The District of Columbia Self-Governmental Reorganization Act as amended in 1989, I am transmitting the District of Columbia's 2008 Budget Request Act. This transmittal does not represent an endorsement of the contents of the D.C. government's requests.

The proposed 2008 Budget Request Act reflects the major programmatic objectives of the Mayor and the Council of the District of Columbia. For 2008, the District estimates total revenues and expenditures of $8.38 billion.



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