[House Document 116-87]
[From the U.S. Government Publishing Office]




116th Congress, 1st Session - - - - - - - - - - House Document 116-87
 
 CONTINUATION OF THE NATIONAL EMERGENCY WITH RESPECT TO SERIOUS HUMAN 
                      RIGHTS ABUSE AND CORRUPTION

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                                MESSAGE

                                  from

                     THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES

                              transmitting

NOTIFICATION THAT THE NATIONAL EMERGENCY WITH RESPECT TO SERIOUS HUMAN 
RIGHTS ABUSE AND CORRUPTION, ORIGINALLY DECLARED ON DECEMBER 20, 2017, 
BY EXECUTIVE ORDER 13818, IS TO CONTINUE IN EFFECT BEYOND DECEMBER 20, 
 2019, PURSUANT TO 50 U.S.C. 1622(d); PUBLIC LAW 94-412, SEC. 202(d); 
                            (90 STAT. 1257)






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  December 19, 2019.--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 : 2019 
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
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 declared in Executive Order 13818 
of December 20, 2017, is to continue in effect beyond December 
20, 2019.
    The prevalence and severity of human rights abuse and 
corruption that have their source, in whole or in substantial 
part, outside the United States, continue to threaten the 
stability of international political and economic systems. 
Human rights abuse and corruption undermine the values that 
form an essential foundation of stable, secure, and functioning 
societies; have devastating impacts on individuals; weaken 
democratic institutions; degrade the rule of law; perpetuate 
violent conflicts; facilitate the activities of dangerous 
persons; undermine economic markets; and continue to pose an 
unusual and extraordinary threat to the national security, 
foreign policy, and economy of the United States. Therefore, I 
have determined that it is necessary to continue the national 
emergency declared in Executive Order 13818 with respect to 
serious human rights abuse and corruption.

                                                   Donald J. Trump.
    The White House, December 18, 2019.

                                 Notice

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 Continuation of the National Emergency With Respect to Serious Human 
                      Rights Abuse and Corruption

    On December 20, 2017, by Executive Order 13818, the 
President declared a national emergency with respect to serious 
human rights abuse and corruption around the world and, 
pursuant to the International Emergency Economic Powers Act (50 
U.S.C. 1701 et seq.), took related steps to deal with the 
unusual and extraordinary threat to the national security, 
foreign policy, and economy of the United States.
    The prevalence and severity of human rights abuse and 
corruption that have their source, in whole or in substantial 
part, outside the United States, continue to pose an unusual 
and extraordinary threat to the national security, foreign 
policy, and economy of the United States. For this reason, the 
national emergency declared on December 20, 2017, must continue 
in effect beyond December 20, 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 
declared in Executive Order 13818 with respect to serious human 
rights abuse and corruption.
    This notice shall be published in the Federal Register and 
transmitted to the Congress.

                                                   Donald J. Trump.
    The White House, December 18, 2019.

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