Letter from the President to the Congress of the United States Regarding the notice about Belarus

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Administration of Donald J. Trump , 2017

June 13, 2017

By the President of the United States of America

A Memorandum

Memorandum on the Text of a Letter from the President to the Congress of the United States Regarding the notice about Belarus

The Archivist of the United States

Subject: National Emergencies Act Regarding the notice about Belarus

Memorandum for 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 of 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 that 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 democratic processes or institutions of Belarus that was declared in Executive Order 13405 of June 16, 2006, is to continue in effect beyond June 16, 2017.

The actions and policies of certain members of the Government of Belarus and other persons to undermine democratic processes or institutions of Belarus, 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.

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Donald J. Trump

This work is in the public domain in the United States because it is a work of the United States federal government (see 17 U.S.C. 105).