[House Document 116-54]
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116th Congress, 1st Session - - - - - - - - - - House Document 116-54
 
     CONTINUATION OF THE NATIONAL EMERGENCY WITH RESPECT TO LEBANON

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                             COMMUNICATION

                                  from

                     THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES

                              transmitting

   NOTIFICATION THAT THE NATIONAL EMERGENCY DECLARED WITH RESPECT TO 
LEBANON THAT WAS DECLARED IN EXECUTIVE ORDER 13441 OF AUGUST 1, 2007 IS 
  TO CONTINUE IN EFFECT BEYOND AUGUST 1, 2019, PURSUANT TO 50 U.S.C. 
        1622(d); PUBLIC LAW 94-412, SEC. 202(d); (90 STAT. 1257)








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   July 30, 2019.--Referred to the Committee on Foreign Affairs and 
                         ordered to be printed 
                         
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                     U.S. GOVERNMENT PUBLISHING OFFICE 
		 
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                                           The White House,
                                         Washington, July 30, 2019.
Hon. Nancy Pelosi,
Speaker of the House of Representatives,
Washington, DC.
    Dear Madam 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 
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 Lebanon declared in Executive Order 13441 of August 
1, 2007, is to continue in effect beyond August 1, 2019.
    Certain ongoing activities, such as Iran's continuing arms 
transfers to Hizballah--which include increasingly 
sophisticated weapons systems--serve to undermine Lebanese 
sovereignty, contribute to political and economic instability 
in the region, and continue to constitute 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 13441 with respect to Lebanon.
            Sincerely,
                                                   Donald J. Trump.

















                                 Notice

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     Continuation of the National Emergency With Respect to Lebanon

    On August 1, 2007, by Executive Order 13441, the President 
declared a national emergency with respect to Lebanon 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 of certain persons to undermine 
Lebanon's legitimate and democratically elected government or 
democratic institutions; to contribute to the deliberate 
breakdown in the rule of law in Lebanon, including through 
politically motivated violence and intimidation; to reassert 
Syrian control or contribute to Syrian interference in Lebanon; 
or to infringe upon or undermine Lebanese sovereignty. Such 
actions contribute to political and economic instability in 
that country and the region.
    Certain ongoing activities, such as Iran's continuing arms 
transfers to Hizballah--which include increasingly 
sophisticated weapons systems--serve to undermine Lebanese 
sovereignty, contribute to political and economic instability 
in the region, and continue to constitute an unusual and 
extraordinary threat to the national security and foreign 
policy of the United States. For this reason, the national 
emergency declared on August 1, 2007, and the measures adopted 
on that date to deal with that emergency, must continue in 
effect beyond August 1, 2019. 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 Lebanon declared in Executive Order 13441.
    This notice shall be published in the Federal Register and 
transmitted to the Congress.
                                                   Donald J. Trump.
    The White House, July 30, 2019.

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