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Oregon senator Ron Wyden has a reality check for the Ugandan government.

The new chairman of the International Trade Subcommittee on the Senate Finance Committee asked U.S. trade representative Ron Kirk and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton on Monday to let Uganda know the country will lose its duty-free status if the proposed "kill the gays" bill passes.

Wyden's request comes days after White House press secretary Robert Gibbs said he'd need to check on whether the United States would consider suspending aid to Uganda if the bill passed.

Wyden writes, "I strongly urge you to communicate immediately to the Ugandan government, and President Yoweri Museveni directly, that Uganda's beneficiary status under AGOA [African Growth and Opportunity Act] will be revoked should the proposed legislation be enacted."

Read the complete letter here.

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