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Letter from the President regarding Cuba

THE WHITE HOUSE

Office of the Press Secretary
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For Immediate Release                                                             July 14, 2009

July 14, 2009

TEXT OF A LETTER FROM THE PRESIDENT
TO THE CHAIRMAN AND RANKING MEMBER OF THE HOUSE COMMITTEE ON
FOREIGN AFFAIRS, CHAIRMEN AND RANKING MEMBERS OF THE HOUSE AND
SENATE COMMITTEES ON APPROPRIATIONS, AND THE CHAIRMAN AND
RANKING MEMBER OF THE SENATE COMMITTEE ON 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 August 1, 2009, 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.

Sincerely,
BARACK OBAMA