[House Document 112-149]
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112th Congress, 2d Session - - - - - - - - - - - House Document 112-149
 
CONTINUATION OF THE NATIONAL EMERGENCY WITH RESPECT TO THE SITUATION IN
         OR IN RELATION TO THE DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF THE CONGO 

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NOTIFICATION OF THE CONTINUATION OF THE NATIONAL EMERGENCY WITH RESPECT 
 TO THE SITUATION IN OR IN RELATION TO THE DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF THE 
CONGO IS TO CONTINUE IN EFFECT BEYOND OCTOBER 27, 2012, PURSUANT TO 50 
                             U.S.C. 1622(d)

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  October 26, 2012.--Message and accompanying papers referred to the 
         Committee on Foreign Affairs and ordered to be printed
                                           The White House,
                                      Washington, October 24, 2012.
Hon. John Boehner,
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, within the 90-day 
period 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 to the Federal Register for publication 
the enclosed notice stating that the national emergency with 
respect to the situation in or in relation to the Democratic 
Republic of the Congo and the related measures blocking the 
property and interests in property of certain persons 
contributing to the conflict in that country are to continue in 
effect beyond October 27, 2012.
    The situation in or in relation to the Democratic Republic 
of the Congo, which has been marked by widespread violence and 
atrocities that continue to threaten regional stability, 
continues to pose an unusual and extraordinary threat to the 
foreign policy of the United States. For this reason, I have 
determined that it is necessary to continue the national 
emergency to deal with that threat and the related measures 
blocking the property of certain persons contributing to the 
conflict in that country.
            Sincerely,
                                                      Barack Obama.
                                 Notice

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Continuation of the National Emergency With Respect to the Situation in 
         or in Relation to the Democratic Republic of the Congo

    On October 27, 2006, by Executive Order 13413, the 
President declared a national emergency with respect to the 
situation in or in relation to the Democratic Republic of the 
Congo and, pursuant to the International Emergency Economic 
Powers Act (50 U.S.C. 1701-1706), ordered related measures 
blocking the property of certain persons contributing to the 
conflict in that country. The President took this action to 
deal with the unusual and extraordinary threat to the foreign 
policy of the United States constituted by the situation in or 
in relation to the Democratic Republic of the Congo, which has 
been marked by widespread violence and atrocities that continue 
to threaten regional stability.
    Because this situation continues to pose an unusual and 
extraordinary threat to the foreign policy of the United 
States, the national emergency declared on October 27, 2006, 
and the measures adopted on that date to deal with that 
emergency, must continue in effect beyond October 27, 2012. 
Therefore, 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 13413.
    This notice shall be published in the Federal Register and 
transmitted to the Congress.

                                                      Barack Obama.
    The White House, October 24, 2012.