[House Document 112-67]
[From the U.S. Government Printing Office]



112th Congress, 1st Session - - - - - - - - - - - - - House Document 112-67

 
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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                                MESSAGE

                                  from

                   THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES

                              transmitting

 NOTIFICATION THAT THE NATIONAL EMERGENCY DECLARED WITH RESPECT TO THE 
SITUATION IN OR IN RELATION TO THE DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF THE CONGO IS 
             TO CONTINUE IN EFFECT BEYOND OCTOBER 27, 2011






  October 25, 2011.--Message and accompanying papers referred to the 
         Committee on Foreign Affairs 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 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 of certain persons 
contributing to the conflict in that country are to continue in 
effect beyond October 27, 2011.
    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.

                                                      Barack Obama.
    The White House, October 25, 2011.
                                 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, 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 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 25, 2011.