[House Document 108-138]
[From the U.S. Government Printing Office]




108th Congress, 1st Session - - - - - - - - - - - - House Document 108-138

 
CONTINUATION OF THE NATIONAL EMERGENCY WITH RESPECT TO PROLIFERATION OF 
                     WMD AND THEIR DELIVERY SYSTEMS

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                             COMMUNICATION

                                  from

                   THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES

                              transmitting

 NOTIFICATION THAT THE NATIONAL EMERGENCY DECLARED WITH RESPECT TO THE 
PROLIFERATION OF WEAPONS OF MASS DESTRUCTION AND THEIR DELIVERY SYSTEMS 
   IS TO CONTINUE IN EFFECT BEYOND NOVEMBER 14, 2003, PURSUANT TO 50 
                             U.S.C. 1622(d)




October 30, 2003.--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 to the Federal 
Register for publication the enclosed notice, stating that the 
emergency posed by the proliferation of weapons of mass 
destruction and their delivery systems declared by Executive 
Order 12938 on November 14, 1994, as amended, is to continue in 
effect beyond November 14, 2003. The most recent notice 
continuing this emergency was signed on November 6, 2002, and 
published in the Federal Register on November 12, 2002 (67 Fed. 
Reg. 68493).
    Because the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction 
and the means of delivering them continues to pose an unusual 
and extraordinary threat to the national security, foreign 
policy, and economy of the United States, I have determined the 
national emergency previously declared must continue in effect 
beyond November 14, 2003.

                                                    George W. Bush.
    The White House, October 29, 2003.
                                 Notice

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    Continuation of Emergency Regarding Weapons of Mass Destruction

    On November 14, 1994, by Executive Order 12938, President 
Clinton declared a national emergency with respect to the 
unusual and extraordinary threat to the national security, 
foreign policy, and economy of the United States posed by the 
proliferation of nuclear, biological, and chemical weapons 
(weapons of mass destruction) and the means of delivering such 
weapons. On July 28, 1998, the President issued Executive Order 
13094 to amend Executive Order 12938 to respond more 
effectively to the worldwide threat of proliferation of weapons 
of mass destruction and the means of delivering such weapons. 
Because the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction and 
the means of delivering them continues to pose an unusual and 
extraordinary threat to the national security, foreign policy, 
and economy of the United States, the national emergency first 
declared on November 14, 1994, must continue in effect beyond 
November 14, 2003. 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 declared in Executive Order 
12938, as amended.
    This notice shall be published in the Federal Register and 
transmitted to the Congress.

                                                    George W. Bush.
    The White House, October 29, 2003.