22 U.S. Code § 6447 - Presidential waiver

§ 6447.
Presidential waiver
(a) In generalSubject to subsection (b), the President may waive the application of any of the actions described in paragraphs (9) through (15) of section 6445(a) of this title (or commensurate action in substitution thereto) with respect to a country, if the President determines and so reports to the appropriate congressional committees that—
the respective foreign government has ceased the violations giving rise to the Presidential action;
the exercise of such waiver authority would further the purposes of this chapter; or
the important national interest of the United States requires the exercise of such waiver authority.
(b) Congressional notification

Not later than the date of the exercise of a waiver under subsection (a), the President shall notify the appropriate congressional committees of the waiver or the intention to exercise the waiver, together with a detailed justification thereof.

(Pub. L. 105–292, title IV, § 407, Oct. 27, 1998, 112 Stat. 2808.)
References in Text

This chapter, referred to in subsec. (a)(2), was in the original “this Act”, meaning Pub. L. 105–292, Oct. 27, 1998, 112 Stat. 2787, known as the International Religious Freedom Act of 1998, which is classified principally to this chapter. For complete classification of this Act to the Code, see Short Title note set out under section 6401 of this title and Tables.


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