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U.S. President Commends Congressional Support of U.S.-India Civil Nuclear Cooperation Initiative

Washington, DC
December 9, 2006 
(Office of the Press Secretary White House)

Congress has agreed upon bipartisan legislation that will strengthen the strategic relationship between America and India and deliver valuable benefits to both nations. I am pleased that our two countries will soon have increased opportunities to work together to meet our energy needs in a manner that does not increase air pollution and greenhouse gas emissions, promotes clean development, supports nonproliferation, and advances our trade interests.

I appreciate Congress' support for the U.S.-India civil nuclear cooperation initiative and would like to thank Chairman Hyde, Ranking Member Lantos, Chairman Lugar and Ranking Member Biden for their leadership on this extraordinary legislation. I look forward to signing this bill into law soon.