[House Document 112-32]
[From the U.S. Government Printing Office]




112th Congress, 1st Session - - - - - - - - - - - - - House Document 112-32

 
      CONTINUATION OF THE NATIONAL EMERGENCY WITH RESPECT TO BURMA

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                             COMMUNICATION

                                  from

                  THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES

                              transmitting

NOTIFICATION THAT THE NATIONAL EMERGENCY DECLARED WITH RESPECT TO BURMA 
   IS TO CONTINUE BEYOND MAY 20, 2011, PURSUANT TO 50 U.S.C. 1622(d)




June 2, 2011--Referred to the Committee on Foreign Affairs and ordered 
                             to be printed
                                           The White House,
                                          Washington, May 16, 2011.
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, 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 
Burma that was declared on May 20, 1997, is to continue in 
effect beyond May 20, 2011.
    The crisis between the United States and Burma arising from 
the actions and policies of the Government of Burma, including 
its engaging in large-scale repression of the democratic 
opposition in Burma, that led to the declaration and 
modification of this national emergency has not been resolved. 
These actions and policies are hostile to U.S. interests and 
pose a continuing unusual and extraordinary threat to the 
national security and foreign policy of the United States. For 
this reason, I have determined that it is necessary to continue 
the national emergency with respect to Burma and maintain in 
force the sanctions against Burma to respond to this threat.
            Sincerely,
                                                      Barack Obama.
                                 Notice

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      Continuation of the National Emergency With Respect to Burma

    On May 20, 1997, the President issued Executive Order 
13047, certifying to the Congress under section 570(b) of the 
Foreign Operations, Export Financing, and Related Programs 
Appropriations Act, 1997 (Public Law 104-208), that the 
Government of Burma had committed large-scale repression of the 
democratic opposition in Burma after September 30, 1996, 
thereby invoking the prohibition on new investment in Burma by 
United States persons contained in that section. The President 
also declared a national emergency to deal with the threat 
posed to the national security and foreign policy of the United 
States by the actions and policies of the Government of Burma, 
invoking the authority, inter alia, of the International 
Emergency Economic Powers Act, 50 U.S.C. 1701-1706.
    Because the actions and policies of the Government of Burma 
continue to pose an unusual and extraordinary threat to the 
national security and foreign policy of the United States, the 
national emergency declared on May 20, 1997, and the measures 
adopted to deal with that emergency in Executive Orders 13047 
of May 20, 1997, 13310 of July 28, 2003, 13348 of October 18, 
2007, and 13464 of April 30, 2008, must continue in effect 
beyond May 20, 2011.
    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 with respect to Burma. This 
notice shall be published in the Federal Register and 
transmitted to the Congress.

                                                      Barack Obama.
    The White House, May 16, 2011.