[House Document 108-42]
[From the U.S. Government Printing Office]



108th Congress, 1st Session - - - - - - - - - - - - - House Document 
108-42
 
      CONTINUATION OF THE NATIONAL EMERGENCY WITH RESPECT TO CUBA

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                                MESSAGE

                                  from

                   THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES

                              transmitting

NOTIFICATION THAT THE EMERGENCY DECLARED WITH RESPECT TO THE GOVERNMENT 
OF CUBA'S DESTRUCTION OF TWO UNARMED U.S.-REGISTERED CIVILIAN AIRCRAFT 
  IN INTERNATIONAL AIRSPACE NORTH OF CUBA ON FEBRUARY 24, 1996, IS TO 
 CONTINUE IN EFFECT BEYOND MARCH 1, 2003, PURSUANT TO 50 U.S.C. 1622(d)

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    March 3, 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. 
In accordance with this provision, I have sent the enclosed 
notice, stating that the emergency declared with respect to the 
Government of Cuba's destruction of two unarmed U.S.-registered 
civilian aircraft in international airspace north of Cuba on 
February 24, 1996, is to continue in effect beyond March 1, 
2003, to the Federal Register for publication.

                                                    George W. Bush.
    The White House, February 27, 2003.
                                 Notice

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  Continuation of the National Emergency Relating to Cuba and of the 
  Emergency Authority Relating to the Regulation of the Anchorage and 
                          Movement of Vessels

    On March 1, 1996, by Proclamation 6867, President Clinton 
declared a national emergency to address the disturbance or 
threatened disturbance of international relations caused by the 
February 24, 1996, destruction by the Government of Cuba of two 
unarmed U.S.-registered civilian aircraft in international 
airspace north of Cuba. In July 1996 and on subsequent 
occasions, the Government of Cuba stated its intent to 
forcefully defend its sovereignty against any U.S.-registered 
vessels or aircraft that might enter Cuban territorial waters 
or airspace while involved in a flotilla and peaceful protest. 
Since these events, the Government of Cuba has not demonstrated 
that it will refrain from the future use of reckless and 
excessive force against U.S. vessels or aircraft that may 
engage in memorial activities or peaceful protest north of 
Cuba. Therefore, in accordance with section 202(d) of the 
National Emergencies Act (50 U.S.C. 1622(d)), I am continuing 
the national emergency with respect to Cuba and the emergency 
authority relating to the regulation of the anchorage and 
movement of vessels set out in Proclamation 6867.
    This notice shall be published in the Federal Register and 
transmitted to the Congress.
                                                    George W. Bush.
    The White House, February 27, 2003.