[House Document 113-69]
[From the U.S. Government Printing Office]




113th Congress, 1st Session - - - - - - - - - - - House Document 113-69

 
            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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                             COMMUNICATION

                                  from

                     THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES

                              transmitting

NOTIFICATION THAT THE EMERGENCY DECLARED IN EXECUTIVE ORDER 13413 WITH 
 RESPECT TO THE SITUATION IN OR IN RELATION TO THE DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC 
  OF THE CONGO IS TO CONTINUE IN EFFECT 1 YEAR BEYOND OCTOBER 27, 2013




  October 23, 2013.--Referred to the Committee on Foreign Affairs and 
                     ordered to be printed
                                           The White House,
                                      Washington, October 23, 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 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 declared in Executive Order 13413 of 
October 27, 2006, is to continue in effect beyond October 27, 
2013.
    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 declared in Executive Order 13413 with respect to the 
situation in or in relation to the Democratic Republic of the 
Congo.
            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 in Executive Order 
13413 of October 27, 2006, and the measures adopted on that 
date to deal with that emergency, must continue in effect 
beyond October 27, 2013. 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 
the situation in or in relation to the Democratic Republic of 
the Congo 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 23, 2013.