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President Trump’s letter to House & Senate Committees on Global Magnitsky Human Rights Accountability Act

THE WHITE HOUSE
Office of the Press Secretary
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
April 20, 2017

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

Read more about the Chinese Human Rights Accountability Center established based on the Global Magnitsky Human Rights Accountability Act, click HERE

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