[House Document 116-137]
[From the U.S. Government Publishing Office]




116th Congress, 2d Session - - - - - - - - - - - - House Document 116-137
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 CONTINUATION OF THE NATIONAL EMERGENCY WITH RESPECT TO TRANSNATIONAL 
                         CRIMINAL ORGANIZATIONS

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                                MESSAGE

                                 FROM

                   THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES

                             TRANSMITTING

NOTIFICATION THAT THE NATIONAL EMERGENCY WITH RESPECT TO TRANSNATIONAL 
 CRIMINAL ORGANIZATIONS DECLARED IN EXECUTIVE ORDER 13581 OF JULY 24, 
  2011, IS TO CONTINUE IN EFFECT BEYOND JULY 24, 2020, PURSUANT TO 50 
    U.S.C. 1622(d); PUBLIC LAW 94-412, SEC. 202(d); (90 STAT. 1257)


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    July 23, 2020.--Message and accompanying papers referred to the 
         Committee on Foreign Affairs and ordered to be printed
         
         
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               U.S. GOVERNMENT PUBLISHING OFFICE
               
99-011                 WASHINGTON : 2020





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 before 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 transnational 
criminal organizations declared in Executive Order 13581 of 
July 24, 2011, is to continue in effect beyond July 24, 2020.
    The activities of significant transnational criminal 
organizations have reached such scope and gravity that they 
threaten the stability of international political and economic 
systems. Such organizations are becoming increasingly 
sophisticated and dangerous to the United States; they are 
increasingly entrenched in the operations of foreign 
governments and the international financial system, thereby 
weakening democratic institutions, degrading the rule of law, 
and undermining economic markets. These organizations 
facilitate and aggravate violent civil conflicts and 
increasingly facilitate the activities of other dangerous 
persons.
    The activities of significant transnational criminal 
organizations continue to pose an unusual and extraordinary 
threat to the national security, foreign policy, and economy of 
the United States. For these reasons, I have determined that it 
is necessary to continue the national emergency declared in 
Executive Order 13581 with respect to transnational criminal 
organizations.

                                                   Donald J. Trump.
    The White House, July 22, 2020.

                                 
                              
                                 Notice

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 Continuation of the National Emergency With Respect to Transnational 
                         Criminal Organizations

    On July 24, 2011, by Executive Order 13581, the President 
declared a national emergency with respect to transnational 
criminal organizations 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, 
foreign policy, and economy of the United States constituted by 
the activities of significant transnational criminal 
organizations.
    The activities of significant transnational criminal 
organizations have reached such scope and gravity that they 
threaten the stability of international political and economic 
systems. Such organizations are becoming increasingly 
sophisticated and dangerous to the United States; they are 
increasingly entrenched in the operations of foreign 
governments and the international financial system, thereby 
weakening democratic institutions, degrading the rule of law, 
and undermining economic markets. These organizations 
facilitate and aggravate violent civil conflicts and 
increasingly facilitate the activities of other dangerous 
persons.
    On March 15, 2019, by Executive Order 13863, I took 
additional steps to deal with the national emergency with 
respect to transnational criminal organizations in view of the 
evolution of these organizations as well as the increasing 
sophistication of their activities, which threaten 
international political and economic systems and pose a direct 
threat to the safety and welfare of the United States and its 
citizens, and given the ability of these organizations to 
derive revenue through widespread illegal conduct, including 
acts of violence and abuse that exhibit a wanton disregard for 
human life as well as many other crimes enriching and 
empowering these organizations.
    The activities of significant transnational criminal 
organizations continue to pose an unusual and extraordinary 
threat to the national security, foreign policy, and economy of 
the United States. For these reasons, the national emergency 
declared in Executive Order 13581 of July 24, 2011, under which 
additional steps were taken in Executive Order 13863 of March 
15, 2019, and the measures adopted to deal with that emergency, 
must continue in effect beyond July 24, 2020. 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 transnational criminal organizations 
declared in Executive Order 13581.
    This notice shall be published in the Federal Register and 
transmitted to the Congress.

                                                   Donald J. Trump.
    The White House, July 22, 2020.