[House Document 113-118]
[From the U.S. Government Printing Office]



113th Congress, 2d Session - - - - - - - - - - - - House Document 113-118

 
     CONTINUATION OF THE NATIONAL EMERGENCY WITH RESPECT TO BELARUS

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                                MESSAGE

                                  from

                   THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES

                              transmitting

   NOTIFICATION THAT THE NATIONAL EMERGENCY WITH RESPECT TO BLOCKING 
    PROPERTY OF CERTAIN PERSONS UNDERMINING DEMOCRATIC PROCESSES OR 
 INSTITUTIONS IN BELARUS, AS DECLARED IN EXECUTIVE ORDER 13405, IS TO 
 CONTINUE IN EFFECT BEYOND JUNE 16, 2014, PURSUANT TO 50 U.S.C. 1622(d)




    June 11, 2014.--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, 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 to the 
Federal Register for publication the enclosed notice stating 
that the national emergency with respect to the actions and 
policies of certain members of the Government of Belarus and 
other persons to undermine Belarus's democratic processes or 
institutions that was declared in Executive Order 13405 of June 
16, 2006, is to continue in effect beyond June 16, 2014.
    The actions and policies of certain members of the 
Government of Belarus and other persons to undermine Belarus's 
democratic processes or institutions, to commit human rights 
abuses related to political repression, and to engage in public 
corruption continue to pose an 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 declared in Executive Order 
13405 with respect to Belarus.

                                                      Barack Obama.
    The White House, June 10, 2014.


                                 Notice

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Continuation of the National Emergency With Respect to the Actions and 
  Policies of Certain Members of the Government of Belarus and Other 
  Persons to Undermine Belarus's Democratic Processes or Institutions

    June 16, 2006, by Executive Order 13405, the President 
declared a national emergency pursuant to the International 
Emergency Economic Powers Act (50 U.S.C. 1701-1706) to deal 
with the unusual and extraordinary threat to the national 
security and foreign policy of the United States constituted by 
the actions and policies of certain members of the Government 
of Belarus and other persons to undermine Belarus's democratic 
processes or institutions, manifested in the fundamentally 
undemocratic March 2006 elections, to commit human rights 
abuses related to political repression, including detentions 
and disappearances, and to engage in public corruption, 
including by diverting or misusing Belarusian public assets or 
by misusing public authority.
    The actions and policies of certain members of the 
Government of Belarus and other persons continue to pose an 
unusual and extraordinary threat to the national security and 
foreign policy of the United States. For this reason, the 
national emergency declared on June 16, 2006, and the measures 
adopted on that date to deal with that emergency, must continue 
in effect beyond June 16, 2014. 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 13405.
    This notice shall be published in the Federal Register and 
transmitted to the Congress.
                                                      Barack Obama.
    The White House, June 10, 2014.