[House Document 108-127]
[From the U.S. Government Publishing Office]



                                     

108th Congress, 1st Session - - - - - - - - - - - - House Document 108-127

 
  CONTINUATION OF THE NATIONAL EMERGENCY WITH RESPECT TO PERSONS WHO 
            COMMIT, THREATEN TO COMMIT, OR SUPPORT TERRORISM

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                                MESSAGE

                                  from

                   THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES

                              transmitting

   NOTIFICATION THAT THE NATIONAL EMERGENCY DECLARED WITH RESPECT TO 
  PERSONS WHO COMMIT, THREATEN TO COMMIT, OR SUPPORT TERRORISM IS TO 
  CONTINUE IN EFFECT BEYOND SEPTEMBER 23, 2003, PURSUANT TO 50 U.S.C. 
                                1622(d)




 September 23, 2003.--Message and accompanying papers referred to the 
     Committee on International Relations and ordered to be printed
To the Congress of the United States:
    Section 202(d) of the National Emergencies Act (50 U.S.C. 
1622(d)) provides for the automatic termination of a national 
emergency unless, prior to the anniversary date of its 
declaration, the President publishes in the Federal Register 
and transmits to the Congress a notice stating that the 
emergency is to continue in effect beyond the anniversary date. 
Consistent with this provision, I have sent the enclosed 
notice, stating that the national emergency with respect to 
persons who commit, threaten to commit, or support terrorism is 
to continue in effect beyond September 23, 2003, to the Federal 
Register for publication. The most recent notice continuing 
this emergency was published in the Federal Register on 
September 20, 2002 (67 FR 59447).
    The crisis constituted by the grave acts of terrorism and 
threats of terrorism committed by foreign terrorists, including 
the terrorist attacks in New York, Pennsylvania, and against 
the Pentagon committed on September 11, 2001, and the 
continuing and immediate threat of further attacks on United 
States nationals or the United States that led to the 
declaration of a national emergency on September 23, 2001, has 
not been resolved. These actions pose a continuing unusual and 
extraordinary threat to the national security, foreign policy, 
and economy of the United States. For these reasons, I have 
determined that it is necessary to continue the national 
emergency declared with respect to persons who commit, threaten 
to commit, or support terrorism and maintain in force the 
comprehensive sanctions to respond to this threat.

                                                    George W. Bush.
    The White House, September 18, 2003.
                                 Notice

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  Continuation of the National Emergency With Respect to Persons Who 
            Commit, Threaten To Commit, or Support Terrorism

    On September 23, 2001, by Executive Order 13224, I declared 
a national emergency with respect to persons who commit, 
threaten to commit, or support terrorism, pursuant to the 
International Emergency Economic Powers Act (50 U.S.C. 1701-
1706). I took this action to deal with the unusual and 
extraordinary threat to the national security, foreign policy, 
and economy of the United States constituted by the grave acts 
of terrorism and threats of terrorism committed by foreign 
terrorists, including the terrorists attacks in New York, 
Pennsylvania, and on the Pentagon committed on September 11, 
2001, and the continuing and immediate threat of further 
attacks on United States nationals or the United States. 
Because the actions of these persons who commit, threaten to 
commit, or support terrorism continue to pose an unusual and 
extraordinary threat to the national security, foreign policy, 
and economy of the United States, the national emergency 
declared on September 23, 2001, and the measures adopted on 
that date to deal with that emergency, must continue in effect 
beyond September 23, 2003. Therefore, consistent with section 
202(d) of the National Emergencies Act (50 U.S.C. 1622(d)), I 
am continuing for 1 year the national emergency with respect to 
persons who commit, threaten to commit, or support terrorism.
    This notice shall be published in the Federal Register and 
transmitted to the Congress.

                                                    George W. Bush.
    The White House, September 18, 2003.