THE WHITE HOUSE Office of the Press Secretary ________________________________________________________________________ For Immediate Release February 10, 1999 TEXT OF A LETTER FROM THE PRESIDENT TO THE CHAIRMEN OF THE SENATE AND HOUSE COMMITTEES ON APPROPRIATIONS February 9, 1999 Dear Mr. Chairman: In accordance with section 625 of the Departments of Commerce, Justice, and State, the Judiciary, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 1999 (as contained in the Omnibus Consolidated and Emergency Supplemental Appropriations Act, 1999, Public Law 105-277) (the "Act"), I hereby certify and affirm that the United States Government is not implementing the Memorandum of Understanding Relating to the Treaty Between the United States of America and the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics on the Limitation of Anti-Ballistic Missile Systems of May 26, 1972 (the "MOU"), entered into in New York on September 26, 1997. Attached is a report to the Congress on the MOU submitted pursuant to section 625 of the Act. Sincerely, WILLIAM J. CLINTON # # #