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TEXT OF A LETTER FROM THE PRESIDENT TO THE CHAIRMEN OF THE HOUSE AND SENATE COMMITTEES

TEXT OF A LETTER FROM THE PRESIDENT
TO THE CHAIRMEN OF THE HOUSE AND SENATE COMMITTEES
ON APPROPRIATIONS AND THE JUDICIARY, THE HOUSE COMMITTEES
ON FOREIGN AFFAIRS AND FINANCIAL SERVICES, AND THE SENATE COMMITTEES ON FOREIGN RELATIONS AND BANKING, HOUSING,
AND URBAN AFFAIRS


April 20, 2017



Dear Mr. Chairman :

In accordance with section 1264 of the Global Magnitsky Human Rights Accountability Act (Subtitle F, Public Law 114-328)(the "Act") I have enclosed the initial report on its implementation.  This report, compiled by the Departments of State, the Treasury, and other relevant executive departments and agencies (agencies), outlines my Administration's support for this important legislation and makes clear our commitment to its robust and thorough enforcement.

As noted in the report, my Administration is actively identifying persons and entities to whom the Act may apply and are collecting the evidence necessary to apply it.  Over the coming weeks and months, agencies will undertake thorough interagency vetting to ensure we fulfill our commitment to hold perpetrators of human rights abuses and corruption accountable. 
As we implement this legislation, the United States will continue its leadership role in championing fundamental human rights and sound, transparent governance. 

                                Sincerely,


                                DONALD J. TRUMP
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