Lot #8264
Bill Clinton

"I have no choice but to veto it"—President Clinton denies a Foreign Operations bill that would undermine efforts to "dismantle Russia's nuclear weapons and to move forward on Middle East peace process commitments"
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"I have no choice but to veto it"—President Clinton denies a Foreign Operations bill that would undermine efforts to "dismantle Russia's nuclear weapons and to move forward on Middle East peace process commitments"

TLS as president signed “Bill,” one page, 8.5 x 11, White House letterhead, September 29, 1999. Letter to the Hon. Sonny Callahan, chairman of the House Subcommittee on Foreign Operations, Export Financing and Related Programs, in part: "I very much appreciated the opportunity to talk with you earlier today about the Foreign Operations bill…I have consulted with my foreign policy team about the bill. Despite your committed efforts to remove many of the onerous policy provisions and to reach these funding levels, the bill will not allow us to carry out critical foreign policy objectives, including our work to dismantle Russia's nuclear weapons and to move forward on Middle East peace process commitments. I believe the bill seriously impairs U.S. interests and that I have no choice but to veto it. I know you share my view of how important these programs are. I want to work together on these essential issues." He adds a handwritten postscript, "I want to work this out with you." In fine condition.

Auction Info

  • Auction Title: Presidents
  • Dates: #603 - Ended February 18, 2021





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