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19 Presidential Memoranda issued in 2012

Start Printed Page 76799 Proclamation 8921 of December 20, 2012 To Take Certain Actions Under the African Growth and Opportunity Act and for Other Purposes A Proclamation 1. Section 506A(a)(1) of the Trade Act of 1974, as amended (the “1974 Act”) (19 U.S.C. 2466a(a)(1)), as added by section 111(a) … [read more]

Proclamation 8920 of December 20, 2012 To Extend Nondiscriminatory Treatment (Normal Trade Relations Treatment) to the Products of the Russian Federation and the Republic of Moldova A Proclamation 1. The Russian Federation has been found to be in full compliance with the freedom of emigration requirements under title IV … [read more]

Presidential Determination No. 2013-03 of December 7, 2012 Presidential Determination Pursuant to Section 1245(d)(4)(B) and (C) of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2012 Memorandum for the Secretary of State[,] the Secretary of the Treasury[, and] the Secretary of Energy By the authority vested in me as … [read more]

Proclamation 8919 of December 18, 2012 Death of Senator Daniel K. Inouye, President Pro Tempore of the Senate A Proclamation As a mark of respect for the memory and longstanding service of Senator Daniel K. Inouye, President pro tempore of the Senate, I hereby order, by the authority vested … [read more]

Memorandum of December 21, 2012 Federal Employee Pay Schedules and Rates That Are Set by Administrative Discretion Memorandum for the Heads of Executive Departments and Agencies On December 22, 2010, I issued a memorandum stating that the heads of executive departments and agencies should suspend any increases to any … [read more]

Proclamation 8918 of December 17, 2012 Wright Brothers Day, 2012 A Proclamation After years of research and experimentation, 12 seconds of powered flight over the hills of Kitty Hawk, North Carolina, vindicated the passion and resolve with which Wilbur and Orville Wright pursued their lifelong dream. Like so many … [read more]

Proclamation 8916 of December 14, 2012 Bill of Rights Day, 2012 A Proclamation When President Franklin D. Roosevelt recognized the 150th anniversary of our Nation's Bill of Rights, he called it the “great American charter of personal liberty and human dignity.” He understood that the freedoms it protects—among them … [read more]

Proclamation 8917 of December 14, 2012 Honoring the Victims of the Tragedy in Newtown, Connecticut A Proclamation As a mark of respect for the victims of the senseless acts of violence perpetrated on December 14, 2012, in Newtown, Connecticut, by the authority vested in me as President of the … [read more]

Proclamation 8915 of December 10, 2012 Human Rights Day and Human Rights Week, 2012 A Proclamation Sixty-four years ago, a group of nations emerging from the shadow of war joined together to light a path toward lasting peace. They adopted the Universal Declaration of Human Rights—a revolutionary document that … [read more]

Presidential Determination No. 2013-2 of December 4, 2012 Suspension of Limitations Under the Jerusalem Embassy Act Memorandum for the Secretary of State Pursuant to the authority vested in me as President by the Constitution and the laws of the United States, including section 7(a) of the Jerusalem Embassy Act … [read more]

Proclamation 8914 of December 6, 2012 National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day, 2012 A Proclamation On December 7, 1941, our Nation suffered one of the most devastating attacks ever to befall the American people. In less than 2 hours, the bombs that rained on Pearl Harbor robbed thousands of men, … [read more]

Proclamation 8913 of December 3, 2012 International Day of Persons With Disabilities, 2012 A Proclamation Americans have always understood that each of us is entitled to a set of fundamental freedoms and protections under the law, and that when everyone gets a fair shot at opportunity, all of us … [read more]

Proclamation 8909 of November 29, 2012 World AIDS Day, 2012 A Proclamation On World AIDS Day, more than 30 years after the first cases of this tragic illness were reported, we join the global community once more in standing with the millions of people who live with HIV/AIDS worldwide. … [read more]

Proclamation 8910 of November 30, 2012 Critical Infrastructure Protection and Resilience Month, 2012 A Proclamation Every day, Americans across our country—from entrepreneurs and college students to families and community leaders—rely on critical infrastructure to travel and communicate, work and play. The assets and systems we depend on are essential … [read more]

Proclamation 8911 of November 30, 2012 National Impaired Driving Prevention Month, 2012 A Proclamation As Americans gather with friends and family to share in the holiday season, National Impaired Driving Prevention Month reminds us of the importance of celebrating safely. Every year, accidents involving drunk, drugged, or distracted driving … [read more]

Proclamation 8912 of November 30, 2012 Minority Enterprise Development Week, 2012 A Proclamation At the core of who we are as a Nation is a fundamental belief: that no matter who you are, no matter what you look like, no matter where you come from, if you have an … [read more]

Proclamation 8907 of November 20, 2012 National Child's Day, 2012 A Proclamation All children deserve the chance to follow their passions, chase their dreams, and pursue their fullest measure of happiness. On National Child's Day, we celebrate the innumerable ways our sons and daughters have enriched our lives, and … [read more]

Proclamation 8908 of November 20, 2012 Thanksgiving Day, 2012 A Proclamation On Thanksgiving Day, Americans everywhere gather with family and friends to recount the joys and blessings of the past year. This day is a time to take stock of the fortune we have known and the kindnesses we … [read more]

  Waiver From Rescission of Unobligated Funds Under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 Consistent with the authority provided to me under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (Public Law 111-5), as amended by section 1306 of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection … [read more]

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