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234 Presidential Memoranda issued in 2013

Presidential Determination No. 2014-06 of December 20, 2013 Proposed Agreement for Cooperation Between the American Institute in Taiwan and the Taipei Economic and Cultural Representative Office in the United States Concerning Peaceful Uses of Nuclear Energy I have considered the proposed Agreement for Cooperation Between the American Institute in … [read more]

Proclamation 9072 of December 23, 2013 To Take Certain Actions Under the African Growth and Opportunity Act and for Other Purposes A Proclamation 1. In Proclamation 8921 of December 20, 2012, I determined that the Republic of Mali (Mali) was not making continual progress in meeting the requirements described … [read more]

Memorandum of December 27, 2013 Provision of Aviation Insurance Coverage for Commercial Air Carrier Service in Domestic and International Operations Memorandum for the Secretary of Transportation By the authority vested in me as President by the Constitution and the laws of the United States, including 49 U.S.C. 44301-44310, I … [read more]

Start Printed Page 78163 Presidential Determination No. 2014-05 of December 16, 2013 Eligibility of the Gulf Cooperation Council To Receive Defense Articles and Defense Services Under the Foreign Assistance Act of 1961 and the Arms Export Control Act Memorandum for the Secretary of State Pursuant to the authority vested … [read more]

Proclamation 9071 of December 16, 2013 Wright Brothers Day, 2013 A Proclamation On December 17, 1903, decades of dreaming, experimenting, and careful engineering culminated in 12 seconds of flight. Wilbur and Orville Wright's airplane soared above the wind-blown banks of Kitty Hawk, North Carolina, pushing the boundaries of human … [read more]

Presidential Determination No. 2014-03 of November 29, 2013 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]

Start Printed Page 76719 Proclamation 9070 of December 13, 2013 Bill of Rights Day, 2013 A Proclamation When America's Founders declared our independence, they set forth an idea that became our Nation's defining creed: “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they … [read more]

Proclamation 9069 of December 9, 2013 Human Rights Day and Human Rights Week, 2013 A Proclamation Six and a half decades ago, delegates from around the world convened to adopt the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, rejecting the notion that individual aspirations should be subject to the whims of … [read more]

Presidential Determination No. 2014-04 of December 3, 2013 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]

Start Printed Page 75205 Proclamation 9067 of December 5, 2013 Death of Nelson Mandela Proclamation Today, the United States has lost a close friend, South Africa has lost an incomparable liberator, and the world has lost an inspiration for freedom, justice, and human dignity—Nelson Mandela is no longer with … [read more]

Start Printed Page 75207 Proclamation 9068 of December 5, 2013 National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day, 2013 A Proclamation More than seven decades ago, on a calm Sunday morning, our Nation was attacked without warning or provocation. The bombs that fell on the island of Oahu took almost 2,400 American … [read more]

Memorandum of December 10, 2013 Delegation of Authority Under Section 506(a)(1) of the Foreign Assistance Act of 1961, as Amended Memorandum for the Secretary of State By the authority vested in me as President by the Constitution and the laws of the United States of America, including section 301 … [read more]

Proclamation 9066 of December 2, 2013 International Day of Persons With Disabilities, 2013 A Proclamation Nearly a quarter century has gone by since our Nation passed the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), a landmark civil rights bill that enshrined the principles of inclusion, access, and equal opportunity into law. … [read more]

Proclamation 9065 of November 29, 2013 National Impaired Driving Prevention Month, 2013 A Proclamation During the holiday season, Americans join with family, friends, and neighbors to take part in longstanding traditions. For some, those celebrations are tempered by the absence of loved ones taken too soon in traffic crashes … [read more]

Start Printed Page 75209 Memorandum of December 5, 2013 Federal Leadership on Energy Management Memorandum for the Heads of Executive Departments and Agencies In order to create a clean energy economy that will increase our Nation's prosperity, promote energy security, combat climate change, protect the interests of taxpayers, and … [read more]

Proclamation 9064 of November 27, 2013 World AIDS Day, 2013 A Proclamation Each year on World AIDS Day, we come together as a global community to fight a devastating pandemic. We remember the friends and loved ones we have lost, stand with the estimated 35 million people living with … [read more]

Start Printed Page 72531 Proclamation 9063 of November 26, 2013 Thanksgiving Day, 2013 A Proclamation Thanksgiving offers each of us the chance to count our many blessings—the freedoms we enjoy, the time we spend with loved ones, the brave men and women who defend our Nation at home and … [read more]

Proclamation 9062 of November 26, 2013 Minority Enterprise Development Week, 2013 A Proclamation This August, as we marked the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington, we were reminded that the measure of America's progress is not whether the doors of opportunity are cracked a little wider for a … [read more]

Proclamation 9061 of November 22, 2013 National Family Week, 2013 A Proclamation Whether united by blood or bonds of kinship—whether led by a mother and father, same-sex couple, single parent, or guardian—families are the building blocks of American society. During National Family Week, we celebrate the spirit that moves … [read more]

Proclamation 9060 of November 21, 2013 Day of Remembrance for President John F. Kennedy A Proclamation A half century ago, America mourned the loss of an extraordinary public servant. With broad vision and soaring but sober idealism, President John F. Kennedy had called a generation to service and summoned … [read more]

Proclamation 9059 of November 19, 2013 National Child's Day, 2013 A Proclamation Each year on National Child's Day, America takes time to celebrate our most precious resource. We reaffirm our commitment to giving our next generation the tools to lead, innovate, and pursue their own measure of happiness. In … [read more]

Proclamation 9058 of November 15, 2013 American Education Week, 2013 A Proclamation Education is both a pillar of democracy and a cornerstone of American opportunity. In an increasingly competitive world, it gives our children the tools to thrive and our Nation the talent to lead. During American Education Week, … [read more]

Proclamation 9057 of November 14, 2013 America Recycles Day, 2013 A Proclamation During the First and Second World Wars, Americans showed their patriotism by participating in scrap drives and salvage collections. A committed citizenry gave up their personal typewriters, joined in volunteer efforts to harvest oil-producing peanuts, and donated … [read more]

Proclamation 9056 of November 8, 2013 World Freedom Day, 2013 A Proclamation On November 9, 1989, Germans from East and West united to bring down the Berlin Wall, marking the arrival of a new age. A symbol of oppression crumbled under the force of popular will. A people transitioned … [read more]

Notice of November 12, 2013 Continuation of the National Emergency With Respect to Iran On November 14, 1979, by Executive Order 12170, the President declared a national emergency with respect to Iran and, pursuant to the International Emergency Economic Powers Act (50 U.S.C. 1701-1706), took related steps to deal … [read more]

Notice of November 7, 2013 Continuation of the National Emergency With Respect to the Proliferation of Weapons of Mass Destruction On November 14, 1994, by Executive Order 12938, the President declared a national emergency with respect to the unusual and extraordinary threat to the national security, foreign policy, and … [read more]

Proclamation 9055 of November 5, 2013 Veterans Day, 2013 A Proclamation On Veterans Day, America pauses to honor every service member who has ever worn one of our Nation's uniforms. Each time our country has come under attack, they have risen in her defense. Each time our freedoms have … [read more]

Proclamation 9047 of October 31, 2013 Critical Infrastructure Security and Resilience Month, 2013 A Proclamation Over the last few decades, our Nation has grown increasingly dependent on critical infrastructure, the backbone of our national and economic security. America's critical infrastructure is complex and diverse, combining systems in both cyberspace … [read more]

Start Printed Page 66607 Proclamation 9048 of October 31, 2013 Military Family Month, 2013 A Proclamation Throughout our Nation's history, an unbroken chain of patriots has strengthened us in times of peace and defended us in times of war. Yet the courageous men and women of the United States … [read more]

Start Printed Page 66611 Proclamation 9050 of October 31, 2013 National Alzheimer's Disease Awareness Month, 2013 A Proclamation Alzheimer's disease is an irreversible and progressive brain disease that slowly erodes precious memories, thinking skills, and the ability to perform simple tasks. It affects millions of Americans, including senior citizens … [read more]

Start Printed Page 66613 Proclamation 9051 of October 31, 2013 National Diabetes Month, 2013 A Proclamation With more than 25 million Americans living with a diabetes diagnosis, and many more going undiagnosed, diabetes affects people across our country and remains a pressing national health concern. During National Diabetes Month, … [read more]

Start Printed Page 66615 Proclamation 9052 of October 31, 2013 National Entrepreneurship Month, 2013 A Proclamation The entrepreneurial spirit has always been at the heart of our Nation's story. With inventions that changed American life and startups that lifted our economy as they grew, entrepreneurs helped make our country … [read more]

Start Printed Page 66619 Proclamation 9054 of October 31, 2013 National Native American Heritage Month, 2013 A Proclamation From Alaskan mountain peaks to the Argentinian pampas to the rocky shores of Newfoundland, Native Americans were the first to carve out cities, domesticate crops, and establish great civilizations. When the … [read more]

Start Printed Page 66617 Proclamation 9053 of October 31, 2013 National Family Caregivers Month, 2013 A Proclamation Across our country, more than 60 million Americans take up the selfless and unheralded work of delivering care to seniors or people with disabilities or illnesses. The role they play in our … [read more]

Start Printed Page 66609 Proclamation 9049 of October 31, 2013 National Adoption Month, 2013 A Proclamation Every young person deserves the chance to learn and grow under the care of a loving family. Across our Nation, adoptive families give that chance to over a million children and teenagers. During … [read more]

Notice of October 30, 2013 Continuation of the National Emergency With Respect to Sudan On November 3, 1997, by Executive Order 13067, the President declared a national emergency with respect to Sudan and, pursuant to the International Emergency Economic Powers Act (50 U.S.C. 1701-1706), took related steps to deal … [read more]

Proclamation 9046 of October 28, 2013 Death of Thomas S. Foley Former Speaker of the House of Representatives A Proclamation As a mark of respect for the memory of Thomas S. Foley, former Speaker of the House of Representatives, by the authority vested in me as President of the … [read more]

Proclamation 9045 of October 23, 2013 United Nations Day, 2013 A Proclamation In 1945, after two world wars that showed the horrific lethality of modern conflict, 51 member states came together to create the United Nations, a bold new organization that sought to build a lasting peace for the … [read more]

Memorandum of October 28, 2013 Delegation of Functions Under Sections 1261(b) and 1262(a) of Public Law 112-239 Memorandum for the Secretary of State [and] the Secretary of Commerce By the authority vested in me as President by the Constitution and the laws of the United States, including section 301 … [read more]

Notice of October 23, 2013 Continuation of the National Emergency With Respect to the Situation in or in Relation to the Democratic Republic of the Congo On October 27, 2006, by Executive Order 13413, the President declared a national emergency with respect to the situation in or in relation … [read more]

Proclamation 9043 of October 18, 2013 National Character Counts Week, 2013 A Proclamation As Americans, we are bound together by a set of ideals put forth by our Founders—that we are all created equal, that we possess certain unalienable rights, including the rights to life, liberty, and the pursuit … [read more]

Presidential Determination No. 2013-17 of September 30, 2013 Determination With Respect to the Child Soldiers Prevention Act of 2008 Memorandum for the Secretary of State Pursuant to section 404 of the Child Soldiers Prevention Act of 2008 (CSPA) (title IV, Public Law 110-457), I hereby determine that it is … [read more]

Start Printed Page 62957 Proclamation 9044 of October 18, 2013 National Forest Products Week, 2013 A Proclamation Our Nation's forests are essential to our lasting prosperity and to who we are as a people. These natural wonders provide clean air and water for our communities and abundant habitats for … [read more]

Presidential Determination No. 2014-02 of October 10, 2013 Provision of U.S. Drug Interdiction Assistance to the Government of Brazil Memorandum for the Secretary of State [and] the Secretary of Defense By the authority vested in me as President by section 1012 of the National Defense Authorization Act for fiscal … [read more]

Start Printed Page 62415 Presidential Determination No. 2014-01 of October 2, 2013 Refugee Admissions for Fiscal Year 2014 Memorandum for the Secretary of State In accordance with section 207 of the Immigration and Nationality Act (the “Act”) (8 U.S.C. 1157), as amended, and after appropriate consultations with the Congress, … [read more]

Start Printed Page 62337 Proclamation 9041 of October 11, 2013 Columbus Day, 2013 A Proclamation Late in the summer of 1492, Christopher Columbus, a renowned navigator and fearless adventurer, set out with three ships into uncharted waters. He hoped to discover a new route to the east—opening trade routes … [read more]

Start Printed Page 62339 Proclamation 9042 of October 11, 2013 Blind Americans Equality Day, 2013 A Proclamation Blind and visually impaired persons have always played an important role in American life and culture, and today we recommit to our goals of full access and opportunity. Whether sprinting across finish … [read more]

Start Printed Page 62341 Notice of October 16, 2013 Continuation of the National Emergency With Respect toSignificant Narcotics Traffickers Centered in Colombia On October 21, 1995, by Executive Order 12978, the President declared a national emergency with respect to significant narcotics traffickers centered in Colombia pursuant to the International … [read more]

Start Printed Page 62335 Proclamation 9040 of October 11, 2013 National School Lunch Week, 2013 A Proclamation In 1946, when American communities bore the weight of endemic malnutrition, and parents struggled to provide their children with decent meals for the long school day, President Harry Truman signed the National … [read more]

Proclamation 9034 of October 4, 2013 Fire Prevention Week, 2013 A Proclamation Fires take more American lives than all other natural disasters combined. They inflict devastating tolls on families and communities, and they cost our Nation billions of dollars each year. During Fire Prevention Week, we pay tribute to … [read more]

Start Printed Page 62307 Proclamation 9035 of October 4, 2013 German-American Day, 2013 A Proclamation Since the first German settlers joined the Jamestown colony in 1608, German Americans have helped shape our identity—the small band of families who left the banks of the Rhine to found Germantown, Pennsylvania; the … [read more]

Start Printed Page 62309 Proclamation 9036 of October 4, 2013 Child Health Day, 2013 A Proclamation All children deserve to grow up healthy and safe. And we all share an obligation to ensure our youth have the necessary resources to thrive. This Child Health Day, let us recommit to … [read more]

Start Printed Page 62311 Proclamation 9037 of October 8, 2013 Leif Erikson Day, 2013 A Proclamation More than a millennium ago, Leif Erikson, a son of Iceland and grandson of Norway, cast off from Norway's familiar shores and set sail for Greenland. Erikson and his crew were not aiming … [read more]

Start Printed Page 62313 Proclamation 9038 of October 10, 2013 General Pulaski Memorial Day, 2013 A Proclamation Today, we honor the memory of Brigadier General Casimir Pulaski, the Polish-born hero of the American Revolutionary War. General Pulaski's devotion to liberty knew no boundaries, and his bravery on the battlefield … [read more]

Start Printed Page 62315 Proclamation 9039 of October 10, 2013 International Day of the Girl, 2013 A Proclamation From Asia to Europe, from Africa to the Americas, nations that have embraced the ideals of equality and inclusion have emerged more stable, peaceful, and prosperous. When countries empower girls to … [read more]

Proclamation 9027 of September 30, 2013 National Arts and Humanities Month, 2013 A Proclamation Throughout our history, America has advanced not only because of our people's will or our leaders' vision, but also because of paintings and poems, stories and songs, dramas and dances. These works open our minds … [read more]

Start Printed Page 61807 Proclamation 9029 of September 30, 2013 National Cybersecurity Awareness Month, 2013 A Proclamation In an increasingly interconnected world, many Americans rely on the Internet and digital tools every day—from communicating with colleagues, friends, and family across the globe to banking and shopping without leaving our … [read more]

Start Printed Page 61809 Proclamation 9030 of September 30, 2013 National Disability Employment Awareness Month, 2013 A Proclamation Our Nation has always drawn its strength from the differences of our people, from a vast range of thought, experience, and ability. Every day, Americans with disabilities enrich our communities and … [read more]

Start Printed Page 61811 Proclamation 9031 of September 30, 2013 National Domestic Violence Awareness Month, 2013 A Proclamation Since the passage of the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) nearly 20 years ago, our Nation's response to domestic violence has greatly improved. What was too often seen as a private … [read more]

Start Printed Page 61815 Proclamation 9033 of September 30, 2013 National Substance Abuse Prevention Month, 2013 A Proclamation Today, too many Americans face futures limited by substance use, which threatens health, safety, and academic performance. Substance use disorders are linked to crime, motor vehicle crashes, and fatalities. This month, … [read more]

Start Printed Page 61813 Proclamation 9032 of September 30, 2013 National Energy Action Month, 2013 A Proclamation To meet the challenges of the 21st century, we must work to ensure a clean, safe, and sustainable energy future. This National Energy Action Month, we can build on the progress we … [read more]

Start Printed Page 61805 Proclamation 9028 of September 30, 2013 National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, 2013 A Proclamation Every October, America stands in solidarity with those battling breast cancer and those at risk for breast cancer. This disease touches every corner of the United States—in 2013 alone, more than … [read more]

Proclamation 9026 of September 27, 2013 National Hunting and Fishing Day, 2013 A Proclamation Through hunting and fishing, in traditions handed down from generation to generation, families strengthen their bonds and individuals forge connections with the great outdoors. They rise before dawn to cast a line on a misty … [read more]

Start Printed Page 60179 Proclamation 9025 of September 26, 2013 Gold Star Mother's and Family's Day, 2013 A Proclamation In our city centers and our bustling parks, monuments stand dedicated to visionary leaders and singular moments in the life of our Republic. But in empty seats at family dinners … [read more]

Proclamation 9024 of September 26, 2013 National Public Lands Day, 2013 A Proclamation Atop soaring mountain peaks, alongside bubbling streams, in woodlands and grasslands that stretch over rolling hills, Americans find inspiration in our great outdoors. Just as our diverse and rugged landscapes reflect our national character, the way … [read more]

Memorandum of September 27, 2013 Delegation of Authority Under Sections 552(c)(2) and 614 of the Foreign Assistance Act of 1961, as Amended Memorandum for the Secretary of State By the authority vested in me as President by the Constitution and the laws of the United States of America, including … [read more]

Start Printed Page 58859 Presidential Determination No. 2013-15 of September 16, 2013 Provision of Defense Articles and Services to Vetted Members of the Syrian Opposition for Use in Syria To Prevent the Use or Proliferation of Chemical Weapons and Related Materials, Organizations Implementing U.S. Department of State or U.S. … [read more]

Start Printed Page 58861 Presidential Determination No. 2013-16 of September 17, 2013 Presidential Determination With Respect to Foreign Governments' Efforts Regarding Trafficking in Persons Memorandum for the Secretary of State Consistent with section 110 of the Trafficking Victims Protection Act of 2000 (Division A of Public Law 106-386), as … [read more]

Start Printed Page 58865 Proclamation 9021 of September 19, 2013 National POW/MIA Recognition Day, 2013 A Proclamation Our country endures because in every generation, courageous Americans answer the call to serve in our Armed Forces. They represent the very best of the human spirit, stand tall for the values … [read more]

Proclamation 9022 of September 20, 2013 National Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve Week, 2013 A Proclamation Across generations, members of the United States Armed Forces have made America the greatest force for freedom and security the world has ever known. This week, we honor members of the … [read more]

Start Printed Page 59157 Proclamation 9023 of September 20, 2013 National Historically Black Colleges and Universities Week, 2013 A Proclamation Before the Civil War, an education—much less a college education—was out of reach for most African Americans. There were few institutions focused on meeting the intellectual curiosity and spurring … [read more]

Presidential Determination No. 2013-14 of September 13, 2013 Presidential Determination on Major Drug Transit or Major Illicit Drug Producing Countries for Fiscal Year 2014 Memorandum for the Secretary of State Pursuant to section 706(1) of the Foreign Relations Authorization Act, FY 2003 (Public Law 107-228) (FRAA), I hereby identify … [read more]

Notice of September 18, 2013 Continuation of the National Emergency With Respect to Persons Who Commit, Threaten To Commit, or Support Terrorism On September 23, 2001, by Executive Order 13224, the President declared a national emergency with respect to persons who commit, threaten to commit, or support terrorism, pursuant … [read more]

Start Printed Page 59159 Memorandum of September 20, 2013 Designation of Officers of the Office of the Director of National Intelligence To Act as Director of National Intelligence Memorandum for the Director of National Intelligence By the authority vested in me as President by the Constitution and the laws … [read more]

Memorandum of September 20, 2013 Designation of Officers of the General Services Administration to Act as Administrator of General Services Memorandum for the Administrator of General Services By the authority vested in me as President by the Constitution and the laws of the United States of America, including the … [read more]

Proclamation 9019 of September 16, 2013 Constitution Day and Citizenship Day, Constitution Week, 2013 A Proclamation In May of 1787, delegates gathered in the Pennsylvania State House to chart a new course for our nascent country. They met in a time of economic hardship and passionate debate, but with … [read more]

Start Printed Page 57781 Proclamation 9020 of September 16, 2013 Honoring the Victims of the Tragedy at the Washington Navy Yard A Proclamation As a mark of respect for the victims of the senseless acts of violence perpetrated on September 16, 2013, at the Washington Navy Yard, by the … [read more]

Proclamation 9016 of September 13, 2013 National Hispanic Heritage Month, 2013 A Proclamation From the earliest days of our Republic, Hispanic Americans have written crucial chapters in our national story. Hispanics have honorably defended our country in war and built prosperity during times of peace. They run successful businesses, … [read more]

Start Printed Page 57463 Proclamation 9017 of September 13, 2013 National Farm Safety and Health Week, 2013 A Proclamation Farmers, ranchers, and farmworkers form the cornerstones of some of America's most essential economic sectors. Their products feed, clothe, and fuel our Nation. Their way of life—handed down from generation … [read more]

Start Printed Page 57465 Proclamation 9018 of September 13, 2013 National Hispanic-Serving Institutions Week, 2013 A Proclamation There is no better investment than a great education—both for young people individually, and for our Nation as a whole. In an increasingly competitive, knowledge-based economy, higher education helps build a skilled … [read more]

Presidential Determination No. 2013-13 of September 12, 2013 Continuation of the Exercise of Certain Authorities Under the Trading With the Enemy Act Memorandum for the Secretary of State [and] the Secretary of the Treasury Under section 101(b) of Public Law 95-223 (91 Stat. 1625; 50 U.S.C. App. 5(b) note) … [read more]

Proclamation 9015 of September 10, 2013 Patriot Day and National Day of Service and Remembrance, 2013 A Proclamation Twelve years ago this month, nearly three thousand innocent men, women, and children lost their lives in attacks meant to terrorize our Nation. They had been going about their day, harming … [read more]

Notice of September 10, 2013 Continuation of the National Emergency With Respect to Certain Terrorist Attacks Consistent with section 202(d) of the National Emergencies Act, 50 U.S.C. 1622(d), I am continuing for 1 year the national emergency previously declared on September 14, 2001, in Proclamation 7463, with respect to … [read more]

Proclamation 9013 of September 6, 2013 National Grandparents Day, 2013 A Proclamation In every corner of our country and across all walks of life, grandparents are a tremendous source of wisdom, strength, and joy. They are caregivers, teachers, and friends—windows to the past and guideposts for the future. On … [read more]

Start Printed Page 56125 Proclamation 9014 of September 6, 2013 National Days of Prayer and Remembrance, 2013 A Proclamation This week, Americans come together to mark the 12th anniversary of a day that shook our country to its core. Where two towers once cast a shadow, men and women … [read more]

Start Printed Page 54743 Proclamation 9009 of August 30, 2013 National Preparedness Month, 2013 A Proclamation Time and again, America faces crises that test our readiness and challenge our resolve—from natural disasters like hurricanes, tornadoes, and floods to shootings, cyber incidents, and even acts of terrorism. While my Administration … [read more]

Start Printed Page 54745 Proclamation 9010 of August 30, 2013 National Prostate Cancer Awareness Month, 2013 A Proclamation Among American men, prostate cancer is both the second most commonly diagnosed cancer and the second-leading cause of cancer deaths. Although prostate cancer incidence and mortality rates have declined over the … [read more]

Start Printed Page 54747 Proclamation 9011 of August 30, 2013 National Wilderness Month, 2013 A Proclamation In September 1964, President Lyndon B. Johnson signed the Wilderness Act into law, recognizing places “where the earth and its community of life are untrammeled by man, where man himself is a visitor … [read more]

Start Printed Page 54749 Proclamation 9012 of August 30, 2013 Labor Day, 2013 A Proclamation On September 5, 1882, in what is thought to be the first Labor Day event, thousands of working Americans gathered to march in a New York City parade. In the 131 years since, America … [read more]

Start Printed Page 54741 Proclamation 9008 of August 30, 2013 National Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month, 2013 A Proclamation Each September, America calls attention to a deadly disease that affects thousands of women across our country. This year, over 22,000 women will develop ovarian cancer, and more than half that … [read more]

Proclamation 9005 of August 30, 2013 National Alcohol and Drug Addiction Recovery Month, 2013 A Proclamation Each day, millions of Americans take courageous steps toward recovery from alcohol and drug addiction. Their examples reveal the transformative power of recovery, and their stories provide hope to those struggling to break … [read more]

Start Printed Page 54737 Proclamation 9006 of August 30, 2013 National Childhood Cancer Awareness Month, 2013 A Proclamation Every September, America renews our commitment to curing childhood cancer and offers our support to the brave young people who are fighting this disease. Thousands are diagnosed with pediatric cancer each … [read more]

Start Printed Page 54739 Proclamation 9007 of August 30, 2013 National Childhood Obesity Awareness Month, 2013 A Proclamation In the United States, obesity affects millions of children and teenagers, raising their risk of developing serious health problems, including diabetes, cancer, asthma, heart disease, and high blood pressure. While childhood … [read more]

Start Printed Page 53235 Proclamation 9004 of August 23, 2013 50th Anniversary of the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom A Proclamation On August 28, 1963, hundreds of thousands converged on the National Mall to take part in what the Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., called “the … [read more]

Proclamation 9003 of August 23, 2013 Women's Equality Day, 2013 A Proclamation On August 26, 1920, after decades of organizing, agitating, and demonstrating, our country achieved a major victory for women's rights and American democracy. The 19th Amendment was certified, extending the vote to women and advancing our Nation's … [read more]

Presidential Determination No. 2013-12 of August 9, 2013 Memorandum for the Secretary of State [and] the Secretary of Defense By the authority vested in me as President by section 1012 of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 1995, as amended (22 U.S.C. 2291-4), I hereby certify, with … [read more]

Proclamation 9002 of August 9, 2013 National Health Center Week, 2013 A Proclamation Community health centers play a critical role in providing affordable, high-quality preventive and primary health care to millions of Americans. From urban centers to rural towns, they offer vital services regardless of ability to pay—services that … [read more]

Notice of August 8, 2013 Continuation of the National Emergency With Respect toExport Control Regulations On August 17, 2001, consistent with the authority provided to the President under the International Emergency Economic Powers Act (50 U.S.C. 1701 et seq.), the President issued Executive Order 13222. In that order, he … [read more]

Memorandum of August 12, 2013 Reviewing Our Global Signals Intelligence Collection and Communications Technologies Memorandum for the Director of National Intelligence The United States, like all nations, gathers intelligence in order to protect its national interests and to defend itself, its citizens, and its partners and allies from threats … [read more]

Presidential Determination No. 2013-11 of July 26, 2013 Waiver of Restriction on Providing Funds to the Palestinian Authority Memorandum for the Secretary of State By the authority vested in me as President by the Constitution and the laws of the United States of America, including section 7040(b) of the … [read more]

Memorandum of August 2, 2013 Delegation of Authority Pursuant to Section 404(c) of the Child Soldiers Prevention Act of 2008, as Amended Memorandum for the Secretary of State By the authority vested in me as President by the Constitution and the laws of the United States of America, including … [read more]

Proclamation 8999 of July 25, 2013 Anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act, 2013 A Proclamation More than two centuries ago, our forebears began an unending journey to form a more perfect Union. Twenty-three years ago, we took a historic step down that path with the Americans with Disabilities … [read more]

Start Printed Page 46245 Proclamation 9000 of July 25, 2013 National Korean War Veterans Armistice Day, 2013 A Proclamation Today, America pauses to observe the 60th anniversary of the end of the Korean War—a conflict that defined a generation and decided the fate of a nation. We remember the … [read more]

Start Printed Page 46247 Proclamation 9001 of July 25, 2013 World Hepatitis Day, 2013 A Proclamation Each year, we mark World Hepatitis Day to bring attention to a disease that afflicts one in twelve people worldwide. Viral hepatitis is a major cause of liver cancer and cirrhosis in the … [read more]

Notice of July 29, 2013 Continuation of the National Emergency With Respect toLebanon 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 … [read more]

Start Printed Page 48027 Memorandum of July 29, 2013 Delegation of Authority Pursuant to Sections 110(d)(4) and 110(f) of the Trafficking Victims Protection Act of 2000, as Amended Memorandum for the Secretary of State By the authority vested in me as President by the Constitution and the laws of … [read more]

Proclamation 8998 of July 19, 2013 Captive Nations Week, 2013 A Proclamation As citizens of the oldest democracy on earth, we believe that all people are created equal with certain inalienable rights, including life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. Together, we have kept that most basic promise shining … [read more]

Notice of July 19, 2013 Continuation of the National Emergency With Respect to Transnational Criminal Organizations On July 24, 2011, by Executive Order 13581, I 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 … [read more]

Start Printed Page 43751 Notice of July 17, 2013 Continuation of the National Emergency With Respect to the Former Liberian Regime of Charles Taylor On July 22, 2004, by Executive Order 13348, the President declared a national emergency with respect to the former Liberian regime of Charles Taylor pursuant … [read more]

Memorandum of July 15, 2013 Expanding National Service Through Partnerships to Advance Government Priorities Memorandum for the Heads of Executive Departments and Agencies Service has always been integral to the American identity. Our country was built on the belief that all of us, working together, can make this country … [read more]

Proclamation 8997 of June 27, 2013 To Modify Duty-Free Treatment Under the Generalized System of Preferences and for Other Purposes A Proclamation 1. Section 502(b)(2)(G) of the Trade Act of 1974, as amended (the “1974 Act”) (19 U.S.C. 2462(b)(2)(G)), provides that the President shall not designate any country a … [read more]

Notice of June 21, 2013 Continuation of the National Emergency With Respect to North Korea On June 26, 2008, by Executive Order 13466, the President declared a national emergency pursuant to the International Emergency Economic Powers Act (50 U.S.C. 1701-1706) to deal with the unusual and extraordinary threat to … [read more]

Memorandum of June 25, 2013 Power Sector Carbon Pollution Standards Memorandum for the Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency With every passing day, the urgency of addressing climate change intensifies. I made clear in my State of the Union address that my Administration is committed to reducing carbon pollution … [read more]

Start Printed Page 37925 Notice of June 20, 2013 Continuation of the National Emergency With Respect to the Disposition of Russian Highly Enriched Uranium On June 25, 2012, by Executive Order 13617, I declared a national emergency pursuant to the International Emergency Economic Powers Act (50 U.S.C. 1701-1706) to … [read more]

Proclamation 8994 of June 14, 2013 National Small Business Week, 2013 A Proclamation In America, we believe that anyone willing to work hard and take risks can get their good idea off the ground and into the marketplace. It is a notion that has made our Nation bold and … [read more]

Start Printed Page 37427 Proclamation 8995 of June 14, 2013 World Elder Abuse Awareness Day, 2013 A Proclamation After a lifetime of hard work and sacrifice, every American should be able to enjoy their golden years with dignity and security. But too often, senior citizens are the victims of … [read more]

Start Printed Page 37429 Proclamation 8996 of June 14, 2013 Father's Day, 2013 A Proclamation Each day, men from every walk of life pour themselves into the hard, proud, rewarding work of raising our sons and daughters. And each June, families all across our country pause to say thanks … [read more]

Notice of June 17, 2013 Continuation of the National Emergency With Respect to the Western Balkans On June 26, 2001, by Executive Order 13219, the President declared a national emergency with respect to the Western Balkans, pursuant to the International Emergency Economic Powers Act (50 U.S.C. 1701-1706), to deal … [read more]

Memorandum of June 19, 2013 Delegation of Reporting Functions Specified in Section 491 of Title 10, United State Code Memorandum for the Secretary of Defense By the authority vested in me as President by the Constitution and the laws of the United States of America, including section 301 of … [read more]

Notice of June 13, 2013 Continuation of the National Emergency With Respect to the Actions and Policies of Certain Members of the Government of Belarus and Other Persons To Undermine Belarus's Democratic Processes or Institutions On June 16, 2006, by Executive Order 13405, the President declared a national emergency … [read more]

Start Printed Page 37431 Memorandum of June 14, 2013 Expanding America's Leadership in Wireless Innovation Memorandum for the Heads of Executive Departments and Agencies A combination of American entrepreneurship and innovation, private investment, and smart policy has positioned the United States as the global leader in wireless broadband technologies. … [read more]

Proclamation 8993 of June 7, 2013 Flag Day and National Flag Week, 2013 A Proclamation Each June, our Nation lifts its sights to the flag that has watched over us since the days of our founding. In those broad stripes and bright stars, we see the arc of the … [read more]

Presidential Determination No. 2013-09 of June 4, 2013 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]

Start Printed Page 35537 Presidential Determination No. 2013-10 of June 5, 2013 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 … [read more]

Start Printed Page 35539 Memorandum of June 7, 2013 Transforming Our Nation's Electric Grid Through Improved Siting, Permitting, and Review Memorandum for the Heads of Executive Departments and Agencies Our Nation's electric transmission grid is the backbone of our economy, a key factor in future economic growth, and a … [read more]

Start Printed Page 33957 Proclamation 8989 of May 31, 2013 Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Pride Month, 2013 A Proclamation For more than two centuries, our Nation has struggled to transform the ideals of liberty and equality from founding promise into lasting reality. Lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) … [read more]

Proclamation 8988 of May 31, 2013 Great Outdoors Month, 2013 A Proclamation The United States is blessed with a wealth of natural diversity that remains at the heart of who we are as a people. From breathtaking seascapes to the limitless stretch of the Great Plains, our natural surroundings … [read more]

Start Printed Page 33959 Proclamation 8990 of May 31, 2013 National Caribbean-American Heritage Month, 2013 A Proclamation For centuries, the United States and nations in the Caribbean have grown alongside each other as partners in progress. Separated by sea but united by a yearning for independence, our countries won … [read more]

Start Printed Page 33961 Proclamation 8991 of May 31, 2013 National Oceans Month, 2013 A Proclamation From providing food and energy to helping sustain our climate and our security, the oceans play a critical role in nearly every part of our national life. They connect us to countries around … [read more]

Proclamation 8992 of May 31, 2013 African-American Music Appreciation Month, 2013 A Proclamation Since our Nation's founding, people from every walk of life have set out to capture the American experience not just in poetry or prose, but also in the timeless quality of song. When the outcome of … [read more]

Memorandum of June 3, 2013 Delegation of Certain Functions and Authorities Under the Iran Freedom and Counter-Proliferation Act of 2012 Memorandum for the Secretary of State[,] the Secretary of the Treasury[,] the Attorney General[,] the Secretary of Energy[,] the Secretary of Commerce[,] the Secretary of Homeland Security[, the] United … [read more]

Memorandum of May 31, 2013 Delegation of Functions Under Subsection 804(h)(2)(A) of the Foreign Narcotics Kingpin Designation Act Memorandum for the Secretary of the Treasury By the authority vested in me as President by the Constitution and the laws of the United States of America, including section 301 of … [read more]

Proclamation 8986 of May 24, 2013 National Hurricane Preparedness Week, 2013 A Proclamation Last year, devastating hurricanes upended coastal communities spanning the shores of New England to the Gulf of Mexico. Scenes from Isaac and Sandy shook us to the core—great cities plunged into darkness, homes swept away with … [read more]

Start Printed Page 32539 Proclamation 8987 of May 24, 2013 Prayer for Peace, Memorial Day, 2013 A Proclamation Since our Nation's earliest days, America has been blessed with an unbroken chain of patriots who have served our country with honor and distinction. From Concord to the Korengal, generations of … [read more]

Proclamation 8985 of May 21, 2013 National Maritime Day, 2013 A Proclamation Through every chapter of the American story, ordinary men and women have accomplished extraordinary things as members of the United States Merchant Marine. When the idea of America depended on the success of a revolution, mariners took … [read more]

Start Printed Page 30729 Proclamation 8983 of May 17, 2013 World Trade Week, 2013 A Proclamation As a Nation, we need to do everything we can to create good, middle-class jobs right here in America. And one of the best ways we can do that is by boosting manufacturing … [read more]

Proclamation 8981 of May 17, 2013 National Safe Boating Week, 2013 A Proclamation Every year, the United States Coast Guard joins partners nationwide to raise awareness about boating responsibly. We highlight that important work during National Safe Boating Week, and we encourage all boaters to take appropriate precautions before … [read more]

Start Printed Page 30727 Proclamation 8982 of May 17, 2013 Emergency Medical Services Week, 2013 A Proclamation In every corner of our country, emergency medical services (EMS) practitioners are hard at work delivering hope and care to Americans in dire circumstances. In the face of chaos and tragedy, their … [read more]

Start Printed Page 30731 Proclamation 8984 of May 17, 2013 Armed Forces Day, 2013 A Proclamation Since the earliest days of our Union, America has been blessed with an unbroken chain of patriots willing to give of themselves so their fellow citizens might live free. Whenever our Nation has … [read more]

Notice of May 17, 2013 Continuation of the National Emergency With Respect to the Stabilization of Iraq On May 22, 2003, by Executive Order 13303, the President declared a national emergency pursuant to the International Emergency Economic Powers Act (50 U.S.C. 1701-1706) to deal with the unusual and extraordinary … [read more]

Start Printed Page 30733 Memorandum of May 17, 2013 Modernizing Federal Infrastructure Review and Permitting Regulations, Policies, and Procedures Memorandum for the Heads of Executive Departments and Agencies Reliable, safe, and resilient infrastructure is the backbone of an economy built to last. Investing in our Nation's infrastructure serves as … [read more]

Proclamation 8977 of May 10, 2013 National Defense Transportation Day and National Transportation Week, 2013 A Proclamation As a Nation, we have no task more urgent than creating good jobs, strengthening our economy, and reigniting the thriving middle class that has always been the true engine of America's growth. … [read more]

Notice of May 13, 2013 Continuation of the National Emergency With Respect to Yemen On May 16, 2012, by Executive Order 13611, I declared a national emergency 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 … [read more]

Start Printed Page 28711 Proclamation 8978 of May 10, 2013 National Women's Health Week, 2013 A Proclamation Since our Nation's founding, women have given their all to expanding opportunity for their families and for future generations. Decade after decade, that fierce dedication has been rewarded with remarkable progress in … [read more]

Start Printed Page 28713 Proclamation 8979 of May 10, 2013 Peace Officers Memorial Day and Police Week, 2013 A Proclamation Day after day, police officers in every corner of America suit up, put on the badge, and carry out their sworn duty to protect and serve. They step out … [read more]

Start Printed Page 28715 Proclamation 8980 of May 10, 2013 Mother's Day, 2013 A Proclamation Today, sons and daughters all across America come together to honor the women who raised them. Whether single or in partnership, foster or adoptive, mothers hold a special place in our hearts. For many … [read more]

Proclamation 8976 of May 9, 2013 Military Spouse Appreciation Day, 2013 A Proclamation As long as there have been courageous men and women willing to protect our Union and our ideals, there have been extraordinary spouses at their side—patriots in their own right who serve and sacrifice in ways … [read more]

Start Printed Page 28717 Memorandum of May 10, 2013 Advancing Pay Equality in the Federal Government and Learning From Successful Practices Memorandum for the Heads of Executive Departments and Agencies Almost 50 years ago, when President John F. Kennedy signed the Equal Pay Act of 1963, women were paid … [read more]

Notice of May 7, 2013 Continuation of the National Emergency With Respect to the Actions of the Government of Syria On May 11, 2004, pursuant to his authority under the International Emergency Economic Powers Act, 50 U.S.C. 1701-1706, and the Syria Accountability and Lebanese Sovereignty Restoration Act of 2003, … [read more]

Proclamation 8975 of May 3, 2013 National Charter Schools Week, 2013 A Proclamation America's success in the 21st century depends on what we do today to reignite the true engine of our economic growth: a thriving middle class. Achieving that vision means making sure our education system provides ladders … [read more]

Start Printed Page 26999 Notice of May 2, 2013 Continuation of the National Emergency With Respect to Burma Correction In Presidential document 2013-10817 beginning on page 26231 in the issue of Monday, May 6, 2013, make the following correction: On page 26231, on line 4, the Public Law number … [read more]

Notice of May 2, 2013 Continuation of the National Emergency With Respect To Burma On May 20, 1997, the President issued Executive Order 13047, certifying to the Congress under section 570(b) of the Foreign Operations, Export Financing, and Related Programs Appropriations Act, 1997 (Public Law 104-), that the Government … [read more]

Proclamation 8974 of May 1, 2013 National Day of Prayer, 2013 A Proclamation Americans have long turned to prayer both in times of joy and times of sorrow. On their voyage to the New World, the earliest settlers prayed that they would “rejoice together, mourn together, labor, and suffer … [read more]

Start Printed Page 26229 Proclamation 8973 of April 30, 2013 Loyalty Day, 2013 A Proclamation In the centuries since America broke from an empire and claimed independence, our people have come together again and again to meet the challenges of a changing world. We have reinvented our cities with … [read more]

Start Printed Page 26221 Proclamation 8969 of April 30, 2013 National Mental Health Awareness Month, 2013 A Proclamation Today, tens of millions of Americans are living with the burden of a mental health problem. They shoulder conditions like depression and anxiety, post-traumatic stress and bipolar disorder—debilitating illnesses that can … [read more]

Proclamation 8965 of April 30, 2013 Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month, 2013 A Proclamation Each May, our Nation comes together to recount the ways Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders (AAPIs) helped forge our country. We remember a time 170 years ago, when Japanese immigrants first set foot … [read more]

Start Printed Page 26215 Proclamation 8966 of April 30, 2013 Jewish American Heritage Month, 2013 A Proclamation In his second year in office, President George Washington wrote a letter to the Touro Synagogue in Newport, Rhode Island—one of our Nation's first Jewish houses of worship—and reaffirmed our country's commitment … [read more]

Start Printed Page 26217 Proclamation 8967 of April 30, 2013 National Building Safety Month, 2013 A Proclamation When natural disasters and other hazards put American lives at risk, robust codes and standards for our buildings play an important role in keeping us safe. They ensure our homes and businesses … [read more]

Start Printed Page 26219 Proclamation 8968 of April 30, 2013 National Foster Care Month, 2013 A Proclamation As a Nation, we have no task more important than ensuring our children grow up healthy and safe. It is a promise we owe to the hundreds of thousands of youth in … [read more]

Start Printed Page 26223 Proclamation 8970 of April 30, 2013 National Physical Fitness and Sports Month, 2013 A Proclamation Over the past 3 years, communities all across America have joined First Lady Michelle Obama's Let's Move! initiative, which aims to help parents make healthy choices and give our children … [read more]

Start Printed Page 26225 Proclamation 8971 of April 30, 2013 Older Americans Month, 2013 A Proclamation For half a century, communities in every corner of our country have come together to honor older Americans in a special way during the month of May. We carry that tradition forward again … [read more]

Start Printed Page 26227 Proclamation 8972 of April 30, 2013 Law Day, U.S.A., 2013 A Proclamation As a Nation, we are bound together not by the colors of our skin, the tenets of our faith, or the origins of our names. What unites us as Americans is our allegiance … [read more]

Proclamation 8964 of April 26, 2013 Workers Memorial Day, 2013 A Proclamation Our country boasts the world's most talented, driven, effective labor force. American workers power our homes and feed our families. They raise skyscrapers, transport goods to market, and manufacture products that are the envy of the world. … [read more]

Proclamation 8963 of April 24, 2013 Honoring the Victims of the Explosion in West, Texas A Proclamation As a mark of respect for the memory of those who perished in the explosion in West, Texas, on April 17, 2013, I hereby order, by the authority vested in me by … [read more]

Presidential Determination No. 2013-8 of April 11, 2013 Drawdown Pursuant to Section 552(c)(2) of the Foreign Assistance Act of 1961 of up to $10 Million in Commodities and Services From Any Agency of the United States Government to the Syrian Opposition Coalition (SOC) and the Syrian Opposition's Supreme Military … [read more]

Start Printed Page 24319 Proclamation 8959 of April 19, 2013 National Crime Victims' Rights Week, 2013 A Proclamation Every year, millions of Americans fall victim to crime through no fault of their own. These are people we know: families trying to rebuild after financial fraud or identity theft, grandparents … [read more]

Start Printed Page 24321 Proclamation 8960 of April 19, 2013 National Volunteer Week, 2013 A Proclamation As Americans, we are inheritors to a legacy of diversity unlike any other place on earth. We are home to more than 300 million people who come from every background, practice every faith, … [read more]

Start Printed Page 24323 Proclamation 8961 of April 19, 2013 National Park Week, 2013 A Proclamation For generations, ordinary Americans have taken it upon themselves to preserve our national landscape. They have been public servants and private citizens, patrons and Presidents—visionaries who saw our natural inheritance not as something … [read more]

Start Printed Page 24325 Proclamation 8962 of April 19, 2013 Earth Day, 2013 A Proclamation As the world's technological leader and home to some of its most breathtaking natural wonders, America has a special responsibility to safeguard our environment. On Earth Day, we celebrate our rich legacy of stewardship … [read more]

Proclamation 8958 of April 16, 2013 Honoring the Victims of the Tragedy in Boston, Massachusetts A Proclamation As a mark of respect for the victims of the senseless acts of violence perpetrated on April 15, 2013, in Boston, Massachusetts, by the authority vested in me as President of the … [read more]

Proclamation 8957 of April 12, 2013 Pan American Day and Pan American Week, 2013 A Proclamation One hundred and twenty-three years ago, countries across the Western Hemisphere came together to found the International Union of American Republics—a forerunner to the Organization of American States and a foundation for progress … [read more]

Start Printed Page 22765 Presidential Determination No. 2013-07 of April 8, 2013 Presidential Determination on Eligibility of the Federal Republic of Somalia To Receive Defense Articles and Defense Services Under the Foreign Assistance Act of 1961, as Amended, and the Arms Export Control Act, as Amended Memorandum for the … [read more]

Order of April 10, 2013 Sequestration Order for Fiscal Year 2014 Pursuant to Section 251A of the Balanced Budget and Emergency Deficit Control Act, as Amended By the authority vested in me as President by the laws of the United States of America, and in accordance with section 251A … [read more]

Proclamation 8955 of April 8, 2013 National Equal Pay Day, 2013 A Proclamation Over the past 4 years, the American people have come together to lift our economy out of recession and forge a foundation for lasting prosperity. Our businesses have created millions of new jobs, our stock market … [read more]

Start Printed Page 21815 Proclamation 8956 of April 8, 2013 National Former Prisoner of War Recognition Day, 2013 A Proclamation From the days of the Revolutionary War to the trials of our times, America has been blessed with an unbroken chain of patriots who have always stepped forward to … [read more]

Notice of April 4, 2013 Continuation of the National Emergency With Respect to Somalia On April 12, 2010, by Executive Order 13536, I declared a national emergency 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 … [read more]

Proclamation 8954 of April 1, 2013 World Autism Awareness Day, 2013 A Proclamation Today, public health officials estimate that 1 in every 88 children in America is growing up on the autism spectrum. It is a reality that affects millions of families every day, from the classroom to the … [read more]

Start Printed Page 21213 Memorandum of April 5, 2013 Federal Employee Pay Schedules and Rates That Are Set by Administrative Discretion Memorandum for the Heads of Executive Departments and Agencies Section 1112 of the Consolidated and Further Continuing Appropriations Act, 2013 (Public Law 113-6), reflects the Congress's decision to … [read more]

Memorandum of April 5, 2013 Delegation of Functions Under Sections 404 and 406 of Public Law 112-208 Memorandum for the Secretary of State [and] the Secretary of the Treasury By the authority vested in me as President by the Constitution and the laws of the United States of America, … [read more]

Start Printed Page 20215 Proclamation 8949 of March 29, 2013 National Child Abuse Prevention Month, 2013 A Proclamation America is a country where all of us should be able to pursue our own measure of happiness and live free from fear. But for the millions of children who have … [read more]

Start Printed Page 20217 Proclamation 8950 of March 29, 2013 National Donate Life Month, 2013 A Proclamation Today, more than 115,000 men, women, and children are on the waiting list for an organ transplant. To help them get the care they need, millions of Americans choose to be organ … [read more]

Proclamation 8948 of March 29, 2013 National Cancer Control Month, 2013 A Proclamation For more than a decade, Americans have watched the overall cancer death rate drop lower and lower with each passing year. As a Nation, we have measured that progress not just in the lives we have … [read more]

Start Printed Page 20219 Proclamation 8951 of March 29, 2013 National Financial Capability Month, 2013 A Proclamation All Americans deserve the chance to turn their hard work into a decent living for their families and a bright future for their children. Seizing that opportunity takes more than drive and … [read more]

Start Printed Page 20221 Proclamation 8952 of March 29, 2013 National Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month, 2013 A Proclamation In the last 20 years, our Nation has made meaningful progress toward addressing sexual assault. Where victims were once left without recourse, laws have opened a path to safety … [read more]

Start Printed Page 20223 Proclamation 8953 of March 29, 2013 Cesar Chavez Day, 2013 A Proclamation Every year, Americans all across our country pause on March 31 to remember a man who made justice his life's calling. Growing up the son of migrant farm workers who lost everything in … [read more]

Start Printed Page 20225 Memorandum of March 29, 2013 Delegation of Authority To Appoint Commissioned Officers of the Ready Reserve Corps of the Public Health Service Memorandum for the Secretary of Health and Human Services By virtue of the authority vested in me as President by the Constitution and … [read more]

Start Printed Page 18777 Proclamation 8945 of March 25, 2013 Establishment of the Charles Young Buffalo Soldiers National Monument A Proclamation Colonel Charles Young was the highest ranking African-American commanding officer in the United States Army from 1894 until his death in 1922. He also served as the first … [read more]

Start Printed Page 18783 Proclamation 8946 of March 25, 2013 Establishment of the Río Grande del Norte National Monument A Proclamation In far northern New Mexico, the Río Grande Wild and Scenic River flows through a deep gorge at the edge of the stark and sweeping expanse of the … [read more]

Proclamation 8943 of March 25, 2013 Establishment of the Harriet Tubman—Underground Railroad National Monument A Proclamation Harriet Tubman is an American hero. She was born enslaved, liberated herself, and returned to the area of her birth many times to lead family, friends, and other enslaved African Americans north to … [read more]

Start Printed Page 18769 Proclamation 8944 of March 25, 2013 Establishment of the First State National Monument A Proclamation Sites within the State of Delaware encompass nationally significant objects related to the settlement of the Delaware region by the Swedes, Finns, Dutch, and English, the role that Delaware played … [read more]

Start Printed Page 18789 Proclamation 8947 of March 25, 2013 Establishment of the San Juan Islands National Monument A Proclamation Within Washington State's Puget Sound lies an archipelago of over 450 islands, rocks, and pinnacles known as the San Juan Islands. These islands form an unmatched landscape of contrasts, … [read more]

Proclamation 8942 of March 22, 2013 Greek Independence Day: A National Day of Celebration of Greek and American Democracy, 2013 A Proclamation Each year, America celebrates Greek Independence Day to strengthen the bonds between the birthplace of democracy and the world's oldest republic. We recognize the enduring contributions of … [read more]

Proclamation 8941 of March 21, 2013 Education and Sharing Day, U.S.A., 2013 A Proclamation In a letter to his nephew, Thomas Jefferson once wrote, ``an honest heart being the first blessing, a knowing head is the second.'' It is a notion that rings as true today as it did … [read more]

Proclamation 8940 of March 15, 2013 National Poison Prevention Week, 2013 A Proclamation For more than 50 years, Americans have marked National Poison Prevention Week by highlighting the steps we can take to protect ourselves and our loved ones from accidental poisoning. This week, we carry that tradition forward … [read more]

Notice of March 12, 2013 Continuation of the National Emergency With Respect to Iran On March 15, 1995, the President issued Executive Order 12957, which declared a national emergency with respect to Iran and, pursuant to the International Emergency Economic Powers Act (50 U.S.C. 1701-1706), took related steps to … [read more]

Proclamation 8933 of February 28, 2013 American Red Cross Month, 2013 A Proclamation Since our Nation's founding, seasons of trial and bitter hardship have revealed a core belief we share as Americans: that when we see our neighbors in need, we will always stand united in helping them get … [read more]

Start Printed Page 14431 Proclamation 8934 of February 28, 2013 Irish-American Heritage Month, 2013 A Proclamation For more than two centuries, America has been made and remade by striving, hopeful immigrants looking for a chance to pursue their dreams. Millions among them were born in Ireland, separated from our … [read more]

Start Printed Page 14433 Proclamation 8935 of February 28, 2013 Women's History Month, 2013 A Proclamation For more than two centuries, our Nation has grown under the simple creed that each of us is created equal. It is a notion that makes America unlike any other place on earth—a … [read more]

Start Printed Page 14435 Proclamation 8936 of February 28, 2013 Read Across America Day, 2013 A Proclamation Today, people of all ages will mark Read Across America Day by celebrating stories that have shaped us. We take this opportunity to reflect on the transformative power of the written word … [read more]

Proclamation 8937 of March 1, 2013 National Consumer Protection Week, 2013 A Proclamation Over 4 years ago, widespread abuses in America's financial system nearly brought our economy to its knees. Millions saw their life savings erode, businesses shuttered their doors, and families were devastated by job loss and foreclosure. … [read more]

Start Printed Page 14629 Proclamation 8938 of March 1, 2013 10th Anniversary of the United States Department of Homeland Security A Proclamation Ten years ago, when the tragic events of September 11 were fresh in our hearts and our Nation found itself in a more uncertain world, the United … [read more]

Start Printed Page 14631 Proclamation 8939 of March 1, 2013 100th Anniversary of the United States Department of Labor A Proclamation On March 4, 1913, President William Howard Taft signed a bill establishing the United States Department of Labor—an agency charged with promoting the welfare of American workers and … [read more]

Start Printed Page 14633 Order of March 1, 2013 Sequestration Order for Fiscal Year 2013 Pursuant to Section 251A of the Balanced Budget and Emergency Deficit Control Act, as Amended By the authority vested in me as President by the laws of the United States of America, and in … [read more]

Notice of March 1, 2013 Continuation of the National Emergency With Respect to the Situation in Zimbabwe On March 6, 2003, by Executive Order 13288, the President declared a national emergency and blocked the property of persons undermining democratic processes or institutions in Zimbabwe, pursuant to the International Emergency … [read more]

Notice of February 22, 2013 Continuation of the National Emergency With Respect to Cuba and of the Emergency Authority Relating to the Regulation of the Anchorage and Movement of Vessels On March 1, 1996, by Proclamation 6867, a national emergency was declared to address the disturbance or threatened disturbance … [read more]

Presidential Determination No. 2013-05 of February 8, 2013 Waiver of Restriction on Providing Funds to the Palestinian Authority Memorandum for the Secretary of State By the authority vested in me as President by the Constitution and the laws of the United States of America, including section 7040(b) of the … [read more]

Start Printed Page 12589 Presidential Determination No. 2013-06 of February 11, 2013 Drawdown Under Section 506(a)(1) of the Foreign Assistance Act of 1961, as Amended, for Chad and France To Support Their Efforts in Mali Memorandum for the Secretary of State [and] the Secretary of Defense Pursuant to the … [read more]

Memorandum of February 20, 2013 Delegation of Authority To Submit to the Congress Certain Certifications, Reports, and Notifications Memorandum for the Secretary of State By the authority vested in me as President by the Constitution and the laws of the United States of America, I hereby delegate to you: … [read more]

Notice of February 13, 2013 Continuation of the National Emergency With Respect to Libya On February 25, 2011, by Executive Order 13566, I declared a national emergency 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 … [read more]

Presidential Determination No. 2013-04 of January 29, 2013 Unexpected Urgent Refugee and Migration Needs Relating to Syria Memorandum for the Secretary of State By the authority vested in me as President by the Constitution and the laws of the United States, including section 2(c)(1) of the Migration and Refugee … [read more]

Proclamation 8929 of January 31, 2013 American Heart Month, 2013 A Proclamation Heart disease is the leading cause of death among American men and women, claiming well over half a million lives annually. While no one is immune to heart disease, everyone can take steps to reduce their risk. … [read more]

Start Printed Page 8347 Proclamation 8930 of January 31, 2013 National African American History Month, 2013 A Proclamation In America, we share a dream that lies at the heart of our founding: that no matter who you are, no matter what you look like, no matter how modest your … [read more]

Start Printed Page 8349 Proclamation 8931 of January 31, 2013 National Teen Dating Violence Awareness and Prevention Month, 2013 A Proclamation This year, it is estimated that 1 in 10 teens will be hurt intentionally by someone they are dating. While this type of abuse cuts across lines of … [read more]

Proclamation 8932 of February 1, 2013 100th Anniversary of the Birth of Rosa Parks A Proclamation On December 1, 1955, our Nation was forever transformed when an African-American seamstress in Montgomery, Alabama, refused to give up her seat on a city bus to a white passenger. Just wanting to … [read more]

Start Printed Page 8955 Notice of February 4, 2013 Continuation of the National Emergency With Respect to the Situation in or in Relation to Côte d'Ivoire On February 7, 2006, by Executive Order 13396, the President declared a national emergency, pursuant to the International Emergency Economic Powers Act (50 … [read more]

Start Printed Page 8953 Memorandum of February 1, 2013 Designation of Officers of the Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation To Act as Director of the Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation Memorandum for the Director of the Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation By the authority vested in me as President by the Constitution … [read more]

Start Printed Page 8351 Memorandum of January 31, 2013 Delegation of a Reporting Authority Memorandum for the Secretary of Transportation By the authority vested in me as President by the Constitution and the laws of the United States, including section 301 of title 3, United States Code, I hereby … [read more]

Start Printed Page 9573 Memorandum of January 31, 2013 Delegation of Authority To Suspend the Provisions of Title III of the Cuban Liberty and Democratic Solidarity (LIBERTAD) Act of 1996 Memorandum for the Secretary of State By the authority vested in me as President by the Constitution and the … [read more]

Memorandum of January 30, 2013 Coordination of Policies and Programs To Promote Gender Equality and Empower Women and Girls Globally Memorandum for the Heads of Executive Departments and Agencies Promoting gender equality and advancing the status of all women and girls around the world remains one of the greatest … [read more]

Memorandum of January 25, 2013 Rulemaking Concerning the Standards for Designating Positions in the Competitive Service as National Security Sensitive and Related Matters Memorandum for the Director of National Intelligence [and] the Director of the Office of Personnel Management The Director of National Intelligence and the Director of the … [read more]

Proclamation 8927 of January 18, 2013 Martin Luther King, Jr., Federal Holiday, 2013 A Proclamation At a time of deep division nearly 50 years ago, a booming voice for justice rang out across the National Mall, reverberated around our country, and sent ripples throughout the world. Speaking to thousands … [read more]

Start Printed Page 5251 Proclamation 8928 of January 21, 2013 National Day of Hope and Resolve, 2013 A Proclamation Four years ago, the American people came together to chart a new course through an uncertain hour. We chose hope over fear and hard work during hardship, confident that the … [read more]

Proclamation 8926 of January 16, 2013 Religious Freedom Day, 2013 A Proclamation Foremost among the rights Americans hold sacred is the freedom to worship as we choose. Today, we celebrate one of our Nation's first laws to protect that right—the Virginia Statute for Religious Freedom. Written by Thomas Jefferson … [read more]

Start Printed Page 4303 Notice of January 17, 2013 Continuation of the National Emergency With Respect to Terrorists Who Threaten To Disrupt the Middle East Peace Process On January 23, 1995, by Executive Order 12947, the President declared a national emergency pursuant to the International Emergency Economic Powers Act … [read more]

Start Printed Page 4295 Memorandum of January 16, 2013 Engaging in Public Health Research on the Causes and Prevention of Gun Violence Memorandum for the Secretary of Health and Human Services In addition to being a law enforcement challenge, gun violence is also a serious public health issue that … [read more]

Start Printed Page 4297 Memorandum of January 16, 2013 Improving Availability of Relevant Executive Branch Records to the National Instant Criminal Background Check System Memorandum for the Heads of Executive Departments and Agencies Since it became operational in 1998, the National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS) has been … [read more]

Start Printed Page 4301 Memorandum of January 16, 2013 Tracing of Firearms in Connection With Criminal Investigations Memorandum for the Heads of Executive Departments and Agencies Reducing violent crime, and gun-related crime in particular, is a top priority of my Administration. A key component of this effort is ensuring … [read more]

Memorandum of January 15, 2013 Delegation of Certain Functions Under Section 6 of Public Law 112-150 Memorandum for the Secretary of State By the authority vested in me as President by the Constitution and the laws of the United States of America, including section 301 of title 3, United … [read more]

Proclamation 8894 of October 29, 2012—To Implement the United States-Panama Trade Promotion Agreement and for Other Purposes Correction   In Presidential document 2012-27143 beginning on page 66507 in the issue of Monday, November 5, 2012, make the following correction: On page 66507, the proclamation identification heading on line one … [read more]

Proclamation 8924 of December 31, 2012 National Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention Month, 2013 A Proclamation This month, we rededicate ourselves to stopping one of the greatest human rights abuses of our time. Around the world, millions of men, women, and children are bought, sold, beaten, and abused, locked … [read more]

Start Printed Page 1125 Proclamation 8925 of December 31, 2012 National Stalking Awareness Month, 2013 A Proclamation Each year, millions of Americans face the fear, isolation, and danger of being victims of stalking. At some point in their lives, 1 in 6 women and 1 in 19 men will … [read more]

Proclamation 8922 of December 31, 2012 National Mentoring Month, 2013 A Proclamation Our American family is bound together by caring individuals who make it their mission to serve others. During National Mentoring Month, we pay special tribute to the men and women who enrich the lives of our young … [read more]

Start Printed Page 855 Proclamation 8923 of December 31, 2012 150th Anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation A Proclamation On December 31, 1862, our Nation marked the end of another year of civil war. At Shiloh and Seven Pines, Harpers Ferry and Antietam, brother had fought against brother. Sister had … [read more]

Notice of December 28, 2012 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 … [read more]

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