[House Document 109-149]
[From the U.S. Government Publishing Office]




 
109th Congress, 2d Session - - - - - - - - - - - House Document 109-149

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 
DECLARED BY EXECUTIVE ORDER 12938 ON NOVEMBER 14, 1994, AS AMENDED, IS 
 TO CONTINUE IN EFFECT BEYOND NOVEMBER 14, 2006, PURSUANT TO 50 U.S.C. 
                                1622(d)




November 9, 2006.--Referred to the Committee on International Relations 
                       and ordered to be printed
                                           The White House,
                                      Washington, October 27, 2006.
Hon. J. Dennis Hastert,
Speaker of the House of Representatives,
Washington, DC.
    Dear Mr. Speaker: 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 to the Federal Register for 
publication, stating that the emergency posed by the 
proliferation of weapons of mass destruction and their means of 
delivery declared by Executive Order 12938 on November 14, 
1994, as amended, is to continue in effect beyond November 14, 
2006.
    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, 2006.
            Sincerely,
                                                    George W. Bush.
                                 Notice

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   Continuation of National Emergency Regarding the Proliferation of 
                      Weapons of Mass Destruction

    On November 14, 1994, by Executive Order 12938, the 
President 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 amending Executive Order 12938 to respond more 
effectively to the worldwide threat of weapons of mass 
destruction proliferation activities. On June 28, 2005, I 
issued Executive Order 13382 that, inter alia, further amended 
Executive Order 12938 to improve our ability to combat 
proliferation. 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, 2006. In accordance 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 27, 2006.