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Author: George W. Bush  | Date: January 15, 2009

Letter to Congressional Leaders on Review of Title III of the Cuban Liberty and Democratic Solidarity (LIBERTAD) Act of 1996,
January 15, 2009

Dear _____ :

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, 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,
George W. Bush

Note: Identical letters were sent to David R. Obey, chairman, and Jerry Lewis, ranking member, House Committee on Appropriations; Daniel K. Inouye, chairman, and W. Thad Cochran, ranking member, Senate Committee on Appropriations; Howard L. Berman, chairman, and Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, ranking member, House Committee on Foreign Affairs; and Joseph R. Biden, Jr., chairman, and Richard G. Lugar, ranking member, Senate Committee on Foreign Relations.

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Chicago: George W. Bush, "Letter to Congressional Leaders on Review of Title III of the Cuban Liberty and Democratic Solidarity (Libertad) Act of 1996, January 15, 2009," Week Ending Friday, January 16, 2009 in United States. Executive Office of the President, Weekly Compilation of Presidential Documents, Week Ending Friday, January 16, 2009 (Washington, D.C.: U.S. Government Printing Office, 2009), 45:77-78 Original Sources, accessed December 3, 2022, http://www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=3W6SESBU72ASV2M.

MLA: Bush, George W. "Letter to Congressional Leaders on Review of Title III of the Cuban Liberty and Democratic Solidarity (Libertad) Act of 1996, January 15, 2009." Week Ending Friday, January 16, 2009, in United States. Executive Office of the President, Weekly Compilation of Presidential Documents, Week Ending Friday, January 16, 2009 (Washington, D.C.: U.S. Government Printing Office, 2009), 45:77-78, Original Sources. 3 Dec. 2022. http://www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=3W6SESBU72ASV2M.

Harvard: Bush, GW, 'Letter to Congressional Leaders on Review of Title III of the Cuban Liberty and Democratic Solidarity (Libertad) Act of 1996, January 15, 2009' in Week Ending Friday, January 16, 2009. cited in , United States. Executive Office of the President, Weekly Compilation of Presidential Documents, Week Ending Friday, January 16, 2009 (Washington, D.C.: U.S. Government Printing Office, 2009), 45:77-78. Original Sources, retrieved 3 December 2022, from http://www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=3W6SESBU72ASV2M.