THE WHITE HOUSE
Office of the Press Secretary
STATEMENT BY THE PRESS SECRETARY
Cloture Vote on Helms/Burton Legislation
From the outset of debate on Helms/Burton, we made clear the Administration was determined to work with Congress so that the legislation on which our Cuba policy is based could continue to enjoy wide bipartisan support. We are pleased that the action today on the floor of the Senate will help to advance this goal. We look forward to cooperation with the Congress to address those aspects of the legislation that still concern us.
The objective of Administration policy remains to promote a peaceful democratic transition in Cuba through an effective economic embargo and effective support for the Cuban people.
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