[House Document 113-11]
[From the U.S. Government Printing Office]



113th Congress, 1st Session - - - - - - - - - - - - - House Document 113-11


 
      CONTINUATION OF THE NATIONAL EMERGENCY WITH RESPECT TO CUBA

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                             COMMUNICATION

                                  from

                   THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES

                              transmitting

NOTIFICATION THAT THE NATIONAL EMERGENCY 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, AS 
  AMENDED AND EXPANDED ON FEBRUARY 26, 2004, IS TO CONTINUE IN EFFECT 
          BEYOND MARCH 1, 2013, PURSUANT TO 50 U.S.C. 1622(d)




 February 25, 2013.--Referred to the Committee on Foreign Affairs and 
                         ordered to be printed
                                           The White House,
                                     Washington, February 22, 2013.
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 90 days 
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 national emergency declared on 
March 1, 1996, 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, as 
amended and expanded on February 26, 2004, is to continue in 
effect beyond March 1, 2013.
            Sincerely,
                                                      Barack Obama.
                                 Notice

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Continuation of the National Emergency With Respect 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, a national 
emergency was declared to address the disturbance or threatened 
disturbance of international relations caused by the February 
24, 1996, destruction by the Cuban government of two unarmed 
U.S.-registered civilian aircraft in international airspace 
north of Cuba. On February 26, 2004, by Proclamation 7757, the 
national emergency was extended and its scope was expanded to 
deny monetary and material support to the Cuban government. The 
Cuban government has not demonstrated that it will refrain from 
the use of excessive force against U.S. vessels or aircraft 
that may engage in memorial activities or peaceful protest 
north of Cuba. In addition, the unauthorized entry of any U.S.-
registered vessel into Cuban territorial waters continues to be 
detrimental to the foreign policy of the United States. 
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 as amended by 
Proclamation 7757.
    This notice shall be published in the Federal Register and 
transmitted to the Congress.

                                                      Barack Obama.
    The White House, February 22, 2013.