[House Document 108-149] [From the U.S. Government Publishing Office] 108th Congress, 2d Session - - - - - - - - - - - - House Document 108- 149 REPORT ON THE NATIONAL EMERGENCY DECLARED IN PROCLAMATION 7463 __________ COMMUNICATION from THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES transmitting A REPORT ON ADDITIONAL STEPS TAKEN WITH RESPECT TO THE NATIONAL EMERGENCY DECLARED IN PROCLAMATION 7463 OF SEPTEMBER 14, 2001 AND CONSISTENT WITH EXECUTIVE ORDER 12396 OF DECEMBER 9, 1982, PURSUANT TO 50 U.S.C. 1631, 10 U.S.C. 603
January 20, 2004.--Referred to the Committee on International Relations and ordered to be printed The White House, Washington, December 17, 2003. Hon. J. Dennis Hastert, Speaker of the House of Representatives, Washington, DC. Dear Mr. Speaker: Consistent with section 301 of the National Emergencies Act (50 U.S.C. 1631), I hereby report that I have taken additional steps with respect to the national emergency I declared in Proclamation 7463 of September 14, 2001, by invoking and making available to the Secretary of Defense the emergency appointments authority of section 603 of title 10 of the United States Code, consistent with the terms of that statute and of Executive Order 12396 of December 9, 1982. I am enclosing a copy of the Executive Order I have issued, which is effective immediately. Sincerely, George W. Bush. Executive Order ---------- Appointments During National Emergency By the authority vested in me as President by the Constitution and the laws of the United States of America, including the National Emergencies Act (50 U.S.C. 1601 et seq.), and section 301 of title 3, United States Code, and in order to further respond to the national emergency I declared in Proclamation 7463 of September 14, 2001, I hereby order as follows: Section 1. Emergency Appointment Authority. The emergency appointments authority at section 603 of title 10, United States Code, is invoked and made available to the Secretary of Defense in accordance with the terms of that statute and of Executive Order 12396 of December 9, 1982. Sec. 2. Judicial Review. This order is not intended to, and does not, create any right or benefit, substantive or procedural, enforceable at law or in equity by a party against the United States, its departments, agencies, entities, officers, employees or agents, or any person. Sec. 3. Administration. This order shall be transmitted to the Congress and published in the Federal Register. George W. Bush. The White House, December 17, 2003.