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218 Presidential Memoranda issued in 2014

Proclamation 9223 of December 23, 2014 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 Guinea-Bissau (Guinea-Bissau) was not making continual progress in meeting the requirements described … [read more]

Proclamation 9222 of December 16, 2014 Wright Brothers Day, 2014 A Proclamation The United States has always been a land of exploration and innovation. Determined to build a Nation where all things were possible, our country's Founders crossed a vast ocean and launched an improbable experiment in democracy. Early … [read more]

Proclamation 9221 of December 15, 2014 70th Anniversary of the Battle of the Bulge A Proclamation By the winter of 1944, the United States and Allied forces had stormed the beaches of Normandy, thundered into Europe, and liberated Paris, turning the tide in the struggle against the forces of … [read more]

Proclamation 9220 of December 12, 2014 Bill of Rights Day, 2014 A Proclamation For more than two centuries, our Nation has been shaped by courageous women and men who have dared to raise their voices and work to safeguard the blessings of liberty and justice. In the face of … [read more]

Presidential Determination No. 2015-03 of December 3, 2014 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 9219 of December 9, 2014 Human Rights Day and Human Rights Week, 2014 A Proclamation On December 10, 1948, nations from six continents came together to adopt the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. This extraordinary document affirmed that every individual is born equal with inalienable rights, and it … [read more]

Proclamation 9218 of December 5, 2014 National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day, 2014 A Proclamation On the morning of December 7, 1941, Japanese planes thundered over Hawaii, dropping bombs in an unprovoked act of war against the United States. The attack claimed the lives of more than 2,400 Americans. It … [read more]

Proclamation 9217 of December 2, 2014 International Day of Persons With Disabilities, 2014 A Proclamation Each year, the United States joins with the international community to celebrate the inherent dignity and worth of every person. In America and in countries around the world, individuals with disabilities support families, strengthen … [read more]

Start Printed Page 71953 Proclamation 9216 of December 3, 2014 World AIDS Day, 2014 A Proclamation In communities across our Nation and around the world, we have made extraordinary progress in the global fight against HIV/AIDS. Just over three decades ago, when we knew only the devastation HIV inflicted, … [read more]

Proclamation 9214 of November 26, 2014 Thanksgiving Day, 2014 A Proclamation Thanksgiving Day invites us to reflect on the blessings we enjoy and the freedoms we cherish. As we gather with family and friends to take part in this uniquely American celebration, we give thanks for the extraordinary opportunities … [read more]

Proclamation 9215 of December 3, 2014 National Impaired Driving Prevention Month, 2014 A Proclamation All Americans deserve to live long and full lives, and every child should have the chance to seize his or her future. But throughout our Nation, too many lives are tragically cut short in traffic … [read more]

Presidential Determination No. 2015-02 of November 21, 2014 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 9213 of November 21, 2014 National Family Week, 2014 A Proclamation In big cities and small towns throughout our Nation, the strength and diversity of hardworking families reflect the promise of America—that with grit and determination, anyone can build a better future for themselves and their children. Families … [read more]

Proclamation 9212 of November 19, 2014 National Child's Day, 2014 A Proclamation In the faces of today's children we see tomorrow's leaders and innovators. Like their parents and grandparents before them, they have the potential to unearth new discoveries, pioneer bold inventions, and unlock groundbreaking solutions to longstanding problems. … [read more]

Start Printed Page 69753 Presidential Determination No. 2014-17 of September 30, 2014 Presidential Determination on Refugee Admissions for Fiscal Year 2015 Memorandum for the Secretary of State In accordance with section 207 of the Immigration and Nationality Act (the “Act”) (8 U.S.C. 1157), and after appropriate consultations with the … [read more]

Start Printed Page 69755 Presidential Determination No. 2014-18 of September 30, 2014 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), as amended, … [read more]

Start Printed Page 70765 Memorandum of November 21, 2014 Creating Welcoming Communities and Fully Integrating Immigrants and Refugees Memorandum for the Heads of Executive Departments and Agencies Our country has long been a beacon of hope and opportunity for people from around the world. Nearly 40 million foreign-born residents … [read more]

Start Printed Page 70769 Memorandum of November 21, 2014 Modernizing and Streamlining the U.S. Immigrant Visa System for the 21st Century Memorandum for the Heads of Executive Departments and Agencies Throughout our Nation's history, immigrants have helped the United States build the world's strongest economy. Immigrants represent the majority … [read more]

Proclamation 9210 of November 14, 2014 American Education Week, 2014 A Proclamation In the United States, every young person deserves access to a world-class education. In classrooms, lecture halls, and laboratories across America, high-quality education helps unlock the limitless potential of our Nation's students and creates pathways for their … [read more]

Start Printed Page 68761 Proclamation 9211 of November 14, 2014 America Recycles Day, 2014 A Proclamation As a Nation, we must do all we can to leave the next generation a cleaner, safer, and more stable world. America's young people are tomorrow's environmental stewards, and it is our responsibility … [read more]

Start Printed Page 67311 Proclamation 9209 of November 7, 2014 World Freedom Day, 2014 A Proclamation For nearly three decades, the Berlin Wall divided a nation and stood as one symbol of a system that denied individuals the freedoms that are the right of every person. It separated families … [read more]

Proclamation 9208 of November 7, 2014 Veterans Day, 2014 A Proclamation Since the birth of our Nation, American patriots have stepped forward to serve our country and defend our way of life. With honor and distinction, generations of servicemen and women have taken up arms to win our independence, … [read more]

Notice of November 12, 2014 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]

Memorandum of November 13, 2014 Authorizing the Exercise of Authority Under Public Law 85-804 Memorandum for the Administrator of the United States Agency for International Development By the authority vested in me as President by the Constitution and the laws of the United States of America, I hereby direct … [read more]

Notice of November 7, 2014 Continuation of the National Emergency With Respect to the Proliferation of Weapons of Mass Destruction On November 14, 1994, by Executive Order (E.O.) 12938, the President declared a national emergency with respect to the unusual and extraordinary threat to the national security, foreign policy, … [read more]

Start Printed Page 65869 Proclamation 9206 of October 31, 2014 National Family Caregivers Month, 2014 A Proclamation Each day, courageous individuals step forward to help care for family members in need, their quiet acts of selflessness and sacrifice telling a story of love and devotion. Across our country, parents … [read more]

Proclamation 9203 of October 31, 2014 National College Application Month, 2014 A Proclamation With hard work and determination, a great education should be within everyone's reach. At the heart of America's promise is the belief that we all deserve an equal opportunity to get ahead, and today more than … [read more]

Start Printed Page 65871 Proclamation 9207 of October 31, 2014 National Native American Heritage Month, 2014 A Proclamation Every year, our Nation pauses to reflect on the profound ways the First Americans have shaped our country's character and culture. The first stewards of our environment, early voices for the … [read more]

Start Printed Page 65865 Proclamation 9204 of October 31, 2014 National Diabetes Month, 2014 A Proclamation Today, nearly 30 million Americans have diabetes. This devastating disease affects men and women of all backgrounds and ages, and can cause serious health complications, including blindness, kidney failure, heart disease, stroke, and … [read more]

Start Printed Page 65867 Proclamation 9205 of October 31, 2014 National Entrepreneurship Month, 2014 A Proclamation Across our Nation, in laboratories and around kitchen tables, passionate and creative entrepreneurs are developing new sources of clean energy, cures for life-threatening diseases, and inventions that will transform the way we see … [read more]

Start Printed Page 65861 Proclamation 9202 of October 31, 2014 National Alzheimer's Disease Awareness Month, 2014 A Proclamation Across our Nation, as many as 5 million Americans live with Alzheimer's disease—currently an irreversible, incurable, and fatal disease. Together with their loved ones, these individuals experience the tragic realities of … [read more]

Proclamation 9199 of October 31, 2014 Critical Infrastructure Security and Resilience Month, 2014 A Proclamation Essential to our national security and economic growth, America's critical infrastructure—from our power plants and pipelines to our hospitals and highways—supports the physical and virtual systems that underpin American society. In a changing world, … [read more]

Start Printed Page 65857 Proclamation 9200 of October 31, 2014 Military Family Month, 2014 A Proclamation For more than two centuries, members of our Armed Forces have defended our country with unyielding courage. In our Nation's times of need, these brave patriots step forward to answer America's call, leaving … [read more]

Start Printed Page 65859 Proclamation 9201 of October 31, 2014 National Adoption Month, 2014 A Proclamation Every year, adoptive parents welcome tens of thousands of children and teenagers into supportive and loving families. These mothers and fathers provide their sons and daughters with the security and stability of a … [read more]

Start Printed Page 64295 Notice of October 24, 2014 Continuation of the National Emergency With Respect to Sudan On November 3, 1997, by Executive Order (E.O.) 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), … [read more]

Proclamation 9198 of October 24, 2014 United Nations Day, 2014 A Proclamation In 1945, in the shadow of a world war and the face of an uncertain future, 51 founding nations joined in common purpose to establish the United Nations and codify its mission to maintain international peace and … [read more]

Start Printed Page 63495 Notice of October 21, 2014 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 (E.O.) 13413, the President declared a national emergency with respect to the … [read more]

Start Printed Page 63291 Proclamation 9197 of October 17, 2014 National Forest Products Week, 2014 A Proclamation Our Nation's forests are an essential element of our urban spaces and rural landscape. Covering more than 750 million acres across America, they create opportunities for recreation and habitats for wildlife, and … [read more]

Start Printed Page 63289 Proclamation 9196 of October 17, 2014 National Character Counts Week, 2014 A Proclamation For generations, our Nation's beliefs in mutual respect, shared responsibility, and equality for all have strengthened our bond as a people and guided our path—uniting us in times of crisis and inspiring … [read more]

Start Printed Page 62795 Notice of October 16, 2014 Continuation of the National Emergency With Respect to Significant 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 … [read more]

Presidential Determination No. 2015-01 of October 9, 2014 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 62299 Proclamation 9192 of October 10, 2014 General Pulaski Memorial Day, 2014 A Proclamation More than 200 years ago, Brigadier General Casimir Pulaski answered the call of our fledgling Nation as we sought to secure liberty and justice. A Polish-born leader, he fought and sacrificed his … [read more]

Proclamation 9195 of October 14, 2014 Blind Americans Equality Day, 2014 A Proclamation For half a century, our Nation has set aside one day every year to honor the contributions of blind and visually impaired Americans. In that time, we have built a more just and more inclusive society. … [read more]

Start Printed Page 62303 Proclamation 9194 of October 10, 2014 Establishment of the San Gabriel Mountains National Monument A Proclamation Known as the crown to the Valley of Angels, the peaks of the San Gabriel Mountains frame the Los Angeles skyline. Over 15 million people live within 90 minutes … [read more]

Proclamation 9190 of October 10, 2014 National School Lunch Week, 2014 A Proclamation Ensuring access to balanced, healthy meals for all young people is essential to their success, and it is our responsibility as a Nation. Today, more than 30 million children depend on the National School Lunch Program … [read more]

Start Printed Page 62297 Proclamation 9191 of October 10, 2014 International Day of the Girl, 2014 A Proclamation In every community across the globe, girls and women should have the opportunity to learn, grow, and achieve their full potential. All nations have a responsibility to protect the basic human … [read more]

Start Printed Page 62301 Proclamation 9193 of October 10, 2014 Columbus Day, 2014 A Proclamation When Christopher Columbus—a son of Genoa, Italy—set sail across the Atlantic, no one could imagine the profound and lasting impact he would have on the world. In search of a westward route to Asia, … [read more]

Start Printed Page 63805 Memorandum of October 17, 2014 Providing an Order of Succession Within the Social Security Administration Memorandum for the Commissioner of the Social Security Administration By the authority vested in me as President by the Constitution and the laws of the United States of America, including … [read more]

Memorandum of October 17, 2014 Providing an Order of Succession Within the Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service Memorandum for the Director of the Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service By the authority vested in me as President by the Constitution and the laws of the United States of America, including … [read more]

Proclamation 9189 of October 8, 2014 Leif Erikson Day, 2014 A Proclamation At a time when much of the world remained unknown, Leif Erikson—a son of Iceland and grandson of Norway—left his Nordic homeland and sailed westward across an unrelenting ocean. Landing in present-day Canada more than 1,000 years … [read more]

Start Printed Page 60943 Proclamation 9187 of October 3, 2014 German-American Day, 2014 A Proclamation America is and always has been a Nation of immigrants, and from our earliest days, German Americans have contributed to our national identity. Germans were among the first settlers in the original 13 Colonies, … [read more]

Proclamation 9185 of October 3, 2014 Fire Prevention Week, 2014 A Proclamation Fires can take lives, devastate communities, and destroy our homes and businesses. They pose a threat to Americans across our Nation, and they cost us billions of dollars each year. As we mark Fire Prevention Week, we … [read more]

Start Printed Page 60941 Proclamation 9186 of October 3, 2014 Child Health Day, 2014 A Proclamation All children deserve equal opportunities to realize their potential and reach their dreams. Securing this promise for our daughters and sons begins with ensuring their health and well-being. As we pause on Child … [read more]

Start Printed Page 60945 Proclamation 9188 of October 3, 2014 To Modify the List of Beneficiary Developing Countries Under the Trade Act of 1974 A Proclamation 1. Sections 501(1) and (4) of the Trade Act of 1974 (the “1974 Act”) (19 U.S.C. 2461(1) and (4)), provide that, in determining … [read more]

Proclamation 9184 of October 2, 2014 National Manufacturing Day, 2014 A Proclamation With ingenuity and a determined spirit, hardworking Americans are creating products and unlocking new technologies that will shape our Nation and grow our economy. In uncertain times, our parents and grandparents built a robust manufacturing sector that … [read more]

Start Printed Page 60049 Proclamation 9180 of September 30, 2014 National Disability Employment Awareness Month, 2014 A Proclamation Americans with disabilities lead thriving businesses, teach our children, and serve our Nation; they are innovators and pioneers of technology. In urban centers and rural communities, they carry forward our Nation's … [read more]

Start Printed Page 60043 Proclamation 9177 of September 30, 2014 National Arts and Humanities Month, 2014 A Proclamation In this complicated world and in these challenging times, the arts and humanities enhance the character of our Nation. The flash of insight that comes from watching a thought-provoking documentary or … [read more]

Start Printed Page 60051 Proclamation 9181 of September 30, 2014 National Domestic Violence Awareness Month, 2014 A Proclamation Domestic violence affects every American. It harms our communities, weakens the foundation of our Nation, and hurts those we love most. It is an affront to our basic decency and humanity, … [read more]

Start Printed Page 60055 Proclamation 9183 of September 30, 2014 National Substance Abuse Prevention Month, 2014 A Proclamation Substance abuse disrupts our families, schools, and communities and limits the success of young people across our country. It destroys relationships and stands in the way of academic achievement. Every day, … [read more]

Start Printed Page 60045 Proclamation 9178 of September 30, 2014 National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, 2014 A Proclamation This year, more than 230,000 women and 2,000 men will be diagnosed with breast cancer in America. The heartache and the pain of this disease will touch too many of our … [read more]

Start Printed Page 60047 Proclamation 9179 of September 30, 2014 National Cybersecurity Awareness Month, 2014 A Proclamation Cyber threats pose one of the gravest national security dangers the United States faces. They jeopardize our country's critical infrastructure, endanger our individual liberties, and threaten every American's way of life. When … [read more]

Start Printed Page 60053 Proclamation 9182 of September 30, 2014 National Energy Action Month, 2014 A Proclamation Safeguarding America's energy future is an economic, environmental, and national security imperative. The energy choices we make today will have a substantial impact on the world we leave to our children and … [read more]

Start Printed Page 59421 Proclamation 9176 of September 26, 2014 Gold Star Mother's and Family's Day, 2014 A Proclamation For generations, mothers and families have given a piece of their heart to our Nation as their loved ones serve in our Armed Forces with honor and distinction. Seventy years … [read more]

Start Printed Page 59419 Proclamation 9175 of September 26, 2014 National Public Lands Day, 2014 A Proclamation From sandy beaches to snow-capped mountain tops, America's vast and varied landscapes stretch the breadth of our continent. These treasured spaces support outdoor recreation, serve as living classrooms and laboratories, and boost … [read more]

Proclamation 9174 of September 26, 2014 National Hunting and Fishing Day, 2014 A Proclamation Across America, hunting and fishing connect people of all ages to our Nation's splendor, instilling a conservation ethic that spans generations. As mist clears off glistening lakes and fog lifts from forests and grasslands, sportsmen … [read more]

Start Printed Page 69751 Memorandum of September 30, 2014 Delegation of Authority Under Section 614 of the Foreign Assistance Act of 1961 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 9173 of September 25, 2014 Pacific Remote Islands Marine National Monument Expansion A Proclamation Through Proclamation 8336 of January 6, 2009, the President established the Pacific Remote Islands Marine National Monument (“Monument”) to protect and preserve the marine environment around Wake, Baker, Howland, and Jarvis Islands, Johnston and … [read more]

Presidential Determination No. 2014-16 of September 18, 2014 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) (the “Act”), I hereby: Make … [read more]

Memorandum of September 26, 2014 Certification Concerning U.S. Participation in the United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in the Central African Republic Consistent With Section 2005 of the American Servicemembers' Protection Act Memorandum for the Secretary of State By the authority vested in me as President by the Constitution … [read more]

Proclamation 9171 of September 19, 2014 National Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve Week, 2014 A Proclamation On the eve of our Nation's birth, a courageous people stood up to the tyranny of an empire and declared their independence. They proclaimed the values of equality and justice and … [read more]

Proclamation 9170 of September 19, 2014 National Farm Safety and Health Week, 2014 A Proclamation Across our Nation, farmers and ranchers labor through difficult and often dangerous conditions to write their chapter in the narrative that sustains our Union. It is the story of hard work and ingenuity that … [read more]

Start Printed Page 57427 Proclamation 9172 of September 19, 2014 National Historically Black Colleges and Universities Week, 2014 A Proclamation For generations, the promise of an education has been a beacon of hope for millions of Americans seeking a better life. At a time when it was deemed illegal … [read more]

Memorandum of September 24, 2014 Delegation of Authority Under Sections 506(a)(1) and 552(c)(2) of the Foreign Assistance Act of 1961 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 9169 of September 18, 2014 National POW/MIA Recognition Day, 2014 A Proclamation America's history shines with patriots who have answered the call to serve. From Minutemen who gathered on a green in Lexington to a great generation that faced down Communism and all those in our military today, … [read more]

Start Printed Page 58237 Memorandum of September 23, 2014 Deepening U.S. Government Efforts To Collaborate With and Strengthen Civil Society Memorandum for the Heads of Executive Departments and Agencies The participation of civil society is fundamental to democratic governance. Through civil society, citizens come together to hold their leaders … [read more]

Start Printed Page 56625 Presidential Determination No. 2014-15 of September 15, 2014 Presidential Determination on Major Drug Transit or Major Illicit Drug Producing Countries for Fiscal Year 2015 Memorandum for the Secretary of State Pursuant to section 706(1) of the Foreign Relations Authorization Act, Fiscal Year 2003 (Public Law … [read more]

Start Printed Page 56475 Notice of September 17, 2014 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, … [read more]

Proclamation 9168 of September 16, 2014 Constitution Day and Citizenship Day, Constitution Week, 2014 A Proclamation Eleven years after a small band of patriots declared the independence of our new Nation, our Framers set out to refine the promise of liberty and codify the principles of our Republic. Though … [read more]

Proclamation 9166 of September 12, 2014 National Hispanic Heritage Month, 2014 A Proclamation Nearly 50 years after the United States first observed what was then National Hispanic Heritage Week, Hispanics represent a vibrant and thriving part of our diverse Nation. Their histories and cultures stretch across centuries, and the … [read more]

Start Printed Page 55961 Proclamation 9167 of September 12, 2014 National Hispanic-Serving Institutions Week, 2014 A Proclamation In America, every child should have access to a world-class education. Our Nation's classrooms cultivate and challenge young minds and build a skilled and competitive workforce, securing a brighter future for our … [read more]

Proclamation 9165 of September 10, 2014 Patriot Day and National Day of Service and Remembrance, 2014 A Proclamation America will never forget the September tragedy that shook our Nation's core 13 years ago. On a day that began like so many others, a clear blue sky was pierced by … [read more]

Proclamation 9164 of September 9, 2014 Twentieth Anniversary of the Violence Against Women Act A Proclamation Twenty years ago, our Nation came together to declare our commitment to end violence against women. The Violence Against Women Act (VAWA), written by then United States Senator Joe Biden and signed into … [read more]

Proclamation 9163 of September 5, 2014 National Grandparents Day, 2014 A Proclamation Each year, we pause to salute the grandmothers and grandfathers who strengthen our families and shape our Nation. Through decades of hard work, they have broken down barriers and blazed pathways for the generations that followed, and … [read more]

Start Printed Page 54183 Presidential Determination No. 2014-14 of September 5, 2014 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 … [read more]

Memorandum of September 10, 2014 Delegation of Authority Under Section 506(a)(1) of the Foreign Assistance Act of 1961 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 … [read more]

Proclamation 9162 of September 4, 2014 National Days of Prayer and Remembrance, 2014 A Proclamation In the footprints of two mighty towers, at a hallowed field where heroic actions saved even more heartbreak and destruction, and outside a Pentagon wall where we have rebuilt but still remember—in these sacred … [read more]

Notice of September 4, 2014 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 9154 of August 29, 2014 National Alcohol and Drug Addiction Recovery Month, 2014 A Proclamation Every day, courageous men and women take the first step toward reclaiming their lives from substance use disorders. We recognize the strength and resolve of these individuals who have committed to recovery, and … [read more]

Start Printed Page 52939 Proclamation 9155 of August 29, 2014 National Childhood Cancer Awareness Month, 2014 A Proclamation Each year, pediatric cancer interrupts the childhood and limits the potential of thousands of young Americans. It is estimated that almost 16,000 of our daughters and sons under the age of … [read more]

Start Printed Page 52943 Proclamation 9157 of August 29, 2014 National Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month, 2014 A Proclamation Ovarian cancer is the most deadly of all female reproductive system cancers. This year nearly 22,000 Americans will be diagnosed with this cancer, and more than 14,000 will die from it. … [read more]

Start Printed Page 52945 Proclamation 9158 of August 29, 2014 National Preparedness Month, 2014 A Proclamation In times of emergency, our Nation pulls together—neighbors support each other, communities react with compassion, and afterward, our country emerges stronger and more resilient. But before emergencies occur, we must make sure we … [read more]

Start Printed Page 52947 Proclamation 9159 of August 29, 2014 National Prostate Cancer Awareness Month, 2014 A Proclamation Prostate cancer is one of the most common cancers among American men. They are fathers, brothers, and sons—and this year, more than 230,000 of them are expected to be diagnosed with … [read more]

Start Printed Page 52951 Proclamation 9161 of August 29, 2014 Labor Day, 2014 A Proclamation On Labor Day, we honor the legacy of our working women and men who have played a defining role in the American story and all those who carry forward our Nation's proud tradition of … [read more]

Start Printed Page 52941 Proclamation 9156 of August 29, 2014 National Childhood Obesity Awareness Month, 2014 A Proclamation Childhood obesity is one of the most urgent health issues we face in the United States. Nearly one in three American children are overweight or obese, putting them at risk for … [read more]

Start Printed Page 52949 Proclamation 9160 of August 29, 2014 National Wilderness Month, 2014 A Proclamation Fifty years ago, a forward-thinking Nation came together, a President put pen to paper, and a great society secured an enduring gift for future generations. Signed by President Lyndon B. Johnson on September … [read more]

Proclamation 9153 of August 25, 2014 Women's Equality Day, 2014 A Proclamation On August 26, 1920, the 19th Amendment was certified, securing for women the fundamental right to vote. The product of decades spent organizing, protesting, and agitating, it was a turning point on the long march toward equality … [read more]

Presidential Determination No. 2014-12 of August 7, 2014 Continuation of U.S. Drug Interdiction Assistance to the Government of Colombia 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 49223 Presidential Determination No. 2014-13 of August 11, 2014 Drawdown Under Section 506(a)(1) of the Foreign Assistance Act of 1961 for France To Support Its Counterterrorism Efforts in Mali, Niger, and Chad Memorandum for the Secretary of State [and] the Secretary of Defense Pursuant to the … [read more]

Proclamation 9152 of August 8, 2014 National Health Center Week, 2014 A Proclamation In the United States of America, no one should have to live in poverty just because they get sick. Families deserve quality, affordable health care and the peace of mind that comes with it—regardless of who … [read more]

Notice of August 7, 2014 Continuation of the National Emergency With Respect to Export 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, … [read more]

Proclamation 9148 of July 25, 2014 Anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act, 2014 A Proclamation Over two decades ago, Americans—some in wheelchairs, some using sign language, and all with an abiding belief in our Nation's promise—came together to strengthen our commitment to equality for all. At a time … [read more]

Start Printed Page 44253 Proclamation 9149 of July 25, 2014 Minority Enterprise Development Week, 2014 A Proclamation Our Nation thrives when we fulfill the promise of opportunity for all—when each of us has the same chance to succeed, when every American can find pride and independence in their work, … [read more]

Start Printed Page 44255 Proclamation 9150 of July 25, 2014 National Korean War Veterans Armistice Day, 2014 A Proclamation More than six decades ago, courageous Americans joined Korean patriots as they defended their right to decide their own fate. They fought through mud, snow, and heavy fire. As they … [read more]

Start Printed Page 44257 Proclamation 9151 of July 25, 2014 World Hepatitis Day, 2014 A Proclamation Around the world, one in twelve people are living with viral hepatitis. In the United States, millions of Americans are infected with this life-threatening disease, with more than two-thirds unaware of their infection … [read more]

Start Printed Page 44259 Notice of July 29, 2014 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 … [read more]

Proclamation 9147 of July 18, 2014 Captive Nations Week, 2014 A Proclamation As the grip of the Cold War tightened, America pledged our solidarity to every nation held captive behind the Iron Curtain and every individual who refused to accept that fate. We stood with them through a long … [read more]

Notice of July 18, 2014 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]

Notice of July 15, 2014 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 to the International Emergency … [read more]

Memorandum of July 11, 2014 Delegation of Authority Pursuant to Section 4 of the Support for United States-Republic of Korea Civil Nuclear Cooperation Act 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 … [read more]

Proclamation 9146 of June 30, 2014 50th Anniversary of the Civil Rights Act A Proclamation Few achievements have defined our national identity as distinctly or as powerfully as the passage of the Civil Rights Act. It transformed our understanding of justice, equality, and democracy and advanced our long journey … [read more]

Proclamation 9145 of June 26, 2014 To Take Certain Actions Under the African Growth and Opportunity Act and for Other Purposes A Proclamation 1. In Proclamation 8468 of December 23, 2009, I determined that the Republic of Madagascar (Madagascar) was not making continual progress in meeting the requirements described … [read more]

Proclamation 9144 of June 20, 2014 70th Anniversary of the GI Bill of Rights A Proclamation In the Second World War, a generation risked their lives for people they had never met and ideals none of us could live without. As they fought to liberate a continent and safeguard … [read more]

Start Printed Page 36181 Notice of June 23, 2014 Continuation of the National Emergency With Respect to the Western Balkans On June 26, 2001, by Executive Order (E.O.) 13219, the President declared a national emergency with respect to the Western Balkans, pursuant to the International Emergency Economic Powers Act … [read more]

Start Printed Page 35909 Notice of June 20, 2014 Continuation of the National Emergency With Respect to North Korea On June 26, 2008, by Executive Order (E.O.) 13466, the President declared a national emergency with respect to North Korea pursuant to the International Emergency Economic Powers Act (50 U.S.C. … [read more]

Notice of June 19, 2014 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 deal with the unusual … [read more]

Memorandum of June 23, 2014 Enhancing Workplace Flexibilities and Work-Life Programs Memorandum for the Heads of Executive Departments and Agencies To attract, empower, and retain a talented and productive workforce in the 21st century, the Federal Government must continue to make progress in enabling employees to balance their responsibilities … [read more]

Proclamation 9143 of June 17, 2014 National Day of Making, 2014 A Proclamation Our Nation is home to a long line of innovators who have fueled our economy and transformed our world. Through the generations, American inventors have lit our homes, propelled humanity into the skies, and helped people … [read more]

Memorandum of June 20, 2014 Creating a Federal Strategy To Promote the Health of Honey Bees and Other Pollinators Memorandum for Heads of Executive Departments and Agencies Pollinators contribute substantially to the economy of the United States and are vital to keeping fruits, nuts, and vegetables in our diets. … [read more]

Proclamation 9142 of June 13, 2014 Father's Day, 2014 A Proclamation Fatherhood is among the most difficult and rewarding jobs a man can have. It demands constant attention, frequent sacrifice, and a healthy dose of patience. Even in a time when technology allows us to connect instantly with almost … [read more]

Proclamation 9141 of June 11, 2014 World Elder Abuse Awareness Day, 2014 A Proclamation Each year, the international community renews its commitment to addressing a human rights issue that too often goes ignored—elder abuse, neglect, and exploitation. Elder abuse damages public health and threatens millions of our parents, grandparents, … [read more]

Presidential Determination No. 2014-10 of June 2, 2014 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 33841 Presidential Determination No. 2014-11 of June 4, 2014 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 33847 Notice of June 10, 2014 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 … [read more]

Proclamation 9140 of June 6, 2014 Flag Day and National Flag Week, 2014 A Proclamation Over farmlands and town squares, atop skyscrapers and capitol buildings, the American flag soars. It reminds us of our history—13 colonies that rose up against an empire—and celebrates the spirit of 50 proud States … [read more]

Proclamation 9139 of June 5, 2014 D-Day National Remembrance Day, 2014 A Proclamation On June 6, 1944, before dawn broke across the beaches of Normandy, scores of allied service members prepared to fight a battle that would decide the fate of freedom in the 20th century. The odds weighed … [read more]

Start Printed Page 33843 Memorandum of June 9, 2014 Helping Struggling Federal Student Loan Borrowers Manage Their Debt Memorandum for the Secretary of the Treasury[, and] the Secretary of Education A college education is the single most important investment that Americans can make in their futures. College remains a … [read more]

Proclamation 9134 of May 30, 2014 African-American Music Appreciation Month, 2014 A Proclamation Our country is home to a proud legacy of African-American musicians whose songs transcend genre. They make us move, make us think, and make us feel the full range of emotion—from the pain of isolation to … [read more]

Start Printed Page 32425 Proclamation 9135 of May 30, 2014 Great Outdoors Month, 2014 A Proclamation On windswept coastlines, in lush forests, and atop striking mountain peaks, Americans take in sights that have inspired generations. Our natural landscapes provide refuge for those seeking solitude. They attract tourism, create jobs, … [read more]

Start Printed Page 32427 Proclamation 9136 of May 30, 2014 Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Pride Month, 2014 A Proclamation As progress spreads from State to State, as justice is delivered in the courtroom, and as more of our fellow Americans are treated with dignity and respect—our Nation becomes … [read more]

Start Printed Page 32429 Proclamation 9137 of May 30, 2014 National Caribbean-American Heritage Month, 2014 A Proclamation Caribbean Americans are part of a great national tradition, descendants of hopeful, striving people who journeyed to our lands in search of a better life. They were drawn by a belief in … [read more]

Start Printed Page 32431 Proclamation 9138 of May 30, 2014 National Oceans Month, 2014 A Proclamation Americans look to the oceans as natural treasures, a source of food and energy, and a foundation for our way of life. Our oceans, coasts, and Great Lakes provide jobs and attract tourism. … [read more]

Proclamation 9132 of May 23, 2014 National Hurricane Preparedness Week, 2014 A Proclamation Hurricanes can demolish towns, obliterate coastlines, and devastate families. We cannot eliminate the threats they pose, but with careful planning, we can better protect ourselves, our loved ones, and our communities. During National Hurricane Preparedness Week, … [read more]

Presidential Determination No. 2014-09 of May 19, 2014 Unexpected Urgent Refugee and Migration Needs Relating to South Sudan 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 … [read more]

Start Printed Page 30701 Proclamation 9133 of May 23, 2014 Prayer for Peace, Memorial Day, 2014 A Proclamation Constant in the American narrative is the story of men and women who loved our country so deeply they were willing to give their all to keep it safe and free. … [read more]

Proclamation 9131 of May 21, 2014 Establishment of the Organ Mountains-Desert Peaks National Monument A Proclamation In southern New Mexico, surrounding the city of Las Cruces in the Río Grande's fertile Mesilla Valley, five iconic mountain ranges rise above Chihuahuan Desert grasslands: the Robledo, Sierra de las Uvas, Doña … [read more]

Proclamation 9130 of May 19, 2014 National Maritime Day, 2014 A Proclamation America's open seas have long been a source of prosperity and strength, and since before our Nation's founding, the men and women of the United States Merchant Marine have defended them. From securing Atlantic routes during the … [read more]

Proclamation 9126 of May 16, 2014 National Safe Boating Week, 2014 A Proclamation Our Nation's lakes, rivers, and oceans provide havens for reflection and offer boundless opportunities for recreation with loved ones. As we mark National Safe Boating Week, we emphasize the importance of taking precautions and practicing responsible … [read more]

Start Printed Page 29317 Proclamation 9127 of May 16, 2014 Emergency Medical Services Week, 2014 A Proclamation Wherever and whenever crisis hits, the men and women of our emergency medical services (EMS) rush to the scene. With unyielding steadiness, they bring care to those who need it most. During … [read more]

Start Printed Page 29319 Proclamation 9128 of May 16, 2014 World Trade Week, 2014 A Proclamation Commercial ties build partnerships between nations and spur growth across the world. Here in America, trade bolsters our small businesses, which make up 98 percent of our exporters and create nearly two out … [read more]

Notice of May 19, 2014 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 29321 Proclamation 9129 of May 16, 2014 Armed Forces Day, 2014 A Proclamation In every generation, there are men and women who stand apart. They put on the uniform and put their lives on the line so the rest of us might live in a safer, … [read more]

Proclamation 9125 of May 15, 2014 60th Anniversary of Brown v. Board of Education A Proclamation May 17, 1954, marked a turning point in America's journey toward a more perfect Union. On that day, the Supreme Court handed down a unanimous decision in Brown v. Board of Education, outlawing … [read more]

Notice of May 15, 2014 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 104-208), that the Government … [read more]

Proclamation 9120 of May 9, 2014 National Defense Transportation Day and National Transportation Week, 2014 A Proclamation In today's global economy, first-class jobs gravitate to first-class infrastructure. A sound transportation system allows businesses to safely move their goods to market, and maintaining that system creates jobs upgrading ports, unclogging … [read more]

Start Printed Page 27721 Proclamation 9121 of May 9, 2014 National Small Business Week, 2014 A Proclamation Small businesses represent an ideal at the heart of our Nation's promise—that with ingenuity and hard work, anyone can build a better life. They are also the lifeblood of our economy, employing … [read more]

Start Printed Page 27723 Proclamation 9122 of May 9, 2014 National Women's Health Week, 2014 A Proclamation As Americans, we strive for a Nation of broad-based prosperity, where hard work pays off and everyone can go as far as their dreams allow. Over the past half-century, women have opened … [read more]

Start Printed Page 27725 Proclamation 9123 of May 9, 2014 Peace Officers Memorial Day and Police Week, 2014 A Proclamation Each year, America sets aside a week to salute the men and women who do the difficult, dangerous, and often thankless work of safeguarding our communities. Our Nation's peace … [read more]

Start Printed Page 27727 Proclamation 9124 of May 9, 2014 Mother's Day, 2014 A Proclamation For over a century, Americans have come together to celebrate our first friends and mentors, our inspirations and constant sources of strength. Our mothers are breadwinners, community leaders, and pillars of family. They pioneer … [read more]

Notice of May 12, 2014 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]

Proclamation 9119 of May 8, 2014 Military Spouse Appreciation Day, 2014 A Proclamation Our military spouses embody ideals we cherish: strength, loyalty, and commitment. They stand beside those who stand behind our flag, giving their all and making tremendous sacrifices. They shoulder the burdens of countless moves and stressful … [read more]

Notice of May 7, 2014 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 9118 of May 2, 2014 National Charter Schools Week, 2014 A Proclamation At the heart of who we are as Americans is the simple but profound idea that no matter who you are, what you look like, or where you come from, if you work hard and meet … [read more]

Proclamation 9108 of April 30, 2014 Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month, 2014 A Proclamation During Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) Heritage Month, we celebrate the accomplishments of Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians, and Pacific Islanders, and we reflect on the many ways they have enriched our Nation. … [read more]

Start Printed Page 25643 Proclamation 9109 of April 30, 2014 Jewish American Heritage Month, 2014 A Proclamation For thousands of years, the Jewish people have sustained their identity and traditions, persevering in the face of persecution. Through generations of enslavement and years of wandering, through forced segregation and the … [read more]

Start Printed Page 25645 Proclamation 9110 of April 30, 2014 National Building Safety Month, 2014 A Proclamation America's buildings do more than house people and goods. They embody innovation; inspire creativity; and provide foundations for families, businesses, and communities. During National Building Safety Month, we celebrate the dedicated professionals … [read more]

Start Printed Page 25647 Proclamation 9111 of April 30, 2014 National Foster Care Month, 2014 A Proclamation Every child deserves to grow, learn, and dream in a supportive and loving environment. During National Foster Care Month, we recognize the almost 400,000 young people in foster care and the foster … [read more]

Start Printed Page 25649 Proclamation 9112 of April 30, 2014 National Mental Health Awareness Month, 2014 A Proclamation Despite great strides in our understanding of mental illness and vast improvements in the dialogue surrounding it, too many still suffer in silence. Tens of millions of Americans face mental health … [read more]

Start Printed Page 25653 Proclamation 9114 of April 30, 2014 Older Americans Month, 2014 A Proclamation Older Americans have fortified our country and shaped our world. They have made groundbreaking discoveries, pioneered new industries, led our Nation's businesses, and advanced our unending journey toward a more perfect Union. They … [read more]

Start Printed Page 25655 Proclamation 9115 of April 30, 2014 Law Day, U.S.A., 2014 A Proclamation More than two centuries ago, patriots battled to release America from the grip of tyranny. As these brave citizens defended their right to shape their own destiny, our Founders created a government of, … [read more]

Start Printed Page 25657 Proclamation 9116 of April 30, 2014 Loyalty Day, 2014 A Proclamation Over 150 years ago, as a civil war threatened to dissolve our Union, President Abraham Lincoln delivered the Gettysburg Address. Defining the American experiment as “conceived in liberty, and dedicated to the proposition that … [read more]

Start Printed Page 25651 Proclamation 9113 of April 30, 2014 National Physical Fitness and Sports Month, 2014 A Proclamation Sports keep children healthy, teach them to work as part of a team, and help them develop the discipline to achieve their goals. During National Physical Fitness and Sports Month, … [read more]

Start Printed Page 25659 Proclamation 9117 of April 30, 2014 National Day of Prayer, 2014 A Proclamation One of our Nation's great strengths is the freedom we hold dear, including the freedom to exercise our faiths freely. For many Americans, prayer is an essential act of worship and a … [read more]

Proclamation 9107 of April 25, 2014 Workers Memorial Day, 2014 A Proclamation America is built on the promise of opportunity. We believe that everyone should have a chance to succeed, that what matters is the strength of our work ethic, the scope of our dreams, and our willingness to … [read more]

Proclamation 9106 of April 21, 2014 Earth Day, 2014 A Proclamation Over four decades ago, Americans from all walks of life came together to tackle a shared challenge. Pollution damaged our health and livelihoods—from children swimming in contaminated streams to workers exposed to dangerous chemicals to city residents living … [read more]

Proclamation 9105 of April 18, 2014 National Park Week, 2014 A Proclamation To honor America's natural beauty and cultural heritage, the National Park Service will offer free admission this weekend. This celebration opens opportunities to take in the majesty of canyons, redwoods, and geysers—to learn the history of Civil … [read more]

Proclamation 9104 of April 11, 2014 Pan American Day and Pan American Week, 2014 A Proclamation On Pan American Day and during Pan American Week, the Western Hemisphere celebrates a significant anniversary in our shared history—the birth of the International Union of American Republics, forerunner to the Organization of … [read more]

Proclamation 9103 of April 10, 2014 Education and Sharing Day, U.S.A., 2014 A Proclamation In the United States of America, every child should have the chance to go as far as their passions and hard work will take them. Education not only prepares young people to enter the workforce, … [read more]

Proclamation 9102 of April 8, 2014 National Former Prisoner of War Recognition Day, 2014 A Proclamation Since the earliest days of our Republic, the brave men and women of our Armed Forces have answered the call to serve. They have put their lives on the line for our Nation, … [read more]

Proclamation 9101 of April 7, 2014 National Equal Pay Day, 2014 A Proclamation Throughout our Nation's history, brave women have torn down barriers so their daughters might one day enjoy the same rights, same chances, and same freedoms as their sons. Despite tremendous progress, too many women are entering … [read more]

Start Printed Page 19801 Proclamation 9100 of April 4, 2014 National Volunteer Week, 2014 A Proclamation Through countless acts of kindness, generosity, and service, Americans recognize that we are all bound together—that we move this country forward by giving of ourselves to others and caring for those around us. … [read more]

Start Printed Page 19803 Notice of April 7, 2014 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 … [read more]

Proclamation 9099 of April 4, 2014 National Crime Victims' Rights Week, 2014 A Proclamation This year marks 30 years since the passage of the Victims of Crime Act and the Family Violence Prevention and Services Act, and two decades since the Violence Against Women Act became law. These milestones … [read more]

Start Printed Page 20751 Memorandum of April 8, 2014 Advancing Pay Equality Through Compensation Data Collection Memorandum for the Secretary of Labor While working women have made extraordinary progress over the past five decades since enactment of the Equal Pay Act of 1963, they still earn only 77 cents … [read more]

Proclamation 9098 of April 1, 2014 World Autism Awareness Day, 2014 A Proclamation Each year, people across the globe take time to recognize the millions of people living on the autism spectrum, including 1 out of every 68 American children. Americans with autism contribute to all aspects of society … [read more]

Proclamation 9093 of March 31, 2014 National Cancer Control Month, 2014 A Proclamation Over the past two decades, our Nation has achieved great progress in the fight against cancer. Americans have better tools to decrease their risk, and medical advances have made many forms of cancer more preventable, detectable, … [read more]

Start Printed Page 18977 Proclamation 9094 of March 31, 2014 National Child Abuse Prevention Month, 2014 A Proclamation In the United States of America, every child should have every chance in life, every chance at happiness, and every chance at success. Yet tragically, hundreds of thousands of young Americans … [read more]

Start Printed Page 18979 Proclamation 9095 of March 31, 2014 National Donate Life Month, 2014 A Proclamation Each day, in quiet hospital rooms and busy offices, in familiar sanctuaries and family living rooms, people make the courageous decision to give the gift of life. After passing his first driving … [read more]

Start Printed Page 18981 Proclamation 9096 of March 31, 2014 National Financial Capability Month, 2014 A Proclamation Thanks to the grit and determination of the American people, our Nation has cleared away the rubble of the worst recession since the Great Depression. As we continue to create jobs and … [read more]

Start Printed Page 18983 Proclamation 9097 of March 31, 2014 National Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month, 2014 A Proclamation Every April, our Nation comes together to renew our stand against a crime that affronts our basic decency and humanity. Sexual assault threatens every community in America, and we … [read more]

Proclamation 9092 of March 28, 2014 Cesar Chavez Day, 2014 A Proclamation On Cesar Chavez Day, we celebrate one of America's greatest champions for social justice. Raised into the life of a migrant farm worker, he toiled alongside men, women, and children who performed daily, backbreaking labor for meager … [read more]

Proclamation 9091 of March 24, 2014 Greek Independence Day: A National Day of Celebration of Greek and American Democracy, 2014 A Proclamation Almost two centuries ago, the people of Greece laid claim to their independence and began a long struggle to restore democracy to its birthplace. Greek Americans crossed … [read more]

Proclamation 9090 of March 14, 2014 National Poison Prevention Week, 2014 A Proclamation Over the past four decades, America has seen a steep decline in childhood deaths from accidental poisonings—thanks in part to improved safety measures and increased public awareness. During National Poison Prevention Week, we do our part … [read more]

Proclamation 9089 of March 11, 2014 Boundary Enlargement of the California Coastal National Monument A Proclamation Through Proclamation 7264 of January 11, 2000, President Clinton established the California Coastal National Monument (monument) to protect the biological treasures situated offshore on thousands of unappropriated or unreserved islands, rocks, exposed reefs, … [read more]

Start Printed Page 14607 Notice of March 12, 2014 Continuation of the National Emergency With Respect to Iran On March 15, 1995, by Executive Order 12957, the President declared a national emergency with respect to Iran, pursuant to the International Emergency Economic Powers Act (50 U.S.C. 1701-1706), to deal … [read more]

Order of March 10, 2014 Sequestration Order for Fiscal Year 2015 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]

Memorandum of March 13, 2014 Updating and Modernizing Overtime Regulations Memorandum for the Secretary of Labor The Fair Labor Standards Act (the “Act”), 29 U.S.C. 201 et seq., provides basic rights and wage protections for American workers, including Federal minimum wage and overtime requirements. Most workers covered under the … [read more]

Start Printed Page 12927 Proclamation 9083 of February 28, 2014 American Red Cross Month, 2014 A Proclamation On the bloodied battlefields of the Civil War, Clara Barton risked her life to aid the wounded, raise spirits, and deliver dearly needed medical supplies. She went on to found the American … [read more]

Start Printed Page 12929 Proclamation 9084 of February 28, 2014 Irish-American Heritage Month, 2014 A Proclamation Centuries after America welcomed the first sons and daughters of the Emerald Isle to our shores, Irish heritage continues to enrich our Nation. This month, we reflect on proud traditions handed down through … [read more]

Start Printed Page 12931 Proclamation 9085 of February 28, 2014 National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month, 2014 A Proclamation The second leading cause of cancer deaths in the United States, colorectal cancer claims more than 50,000 American lives each year. Because the odds of survival rise dramatically when this cancer … [read more]

Start Printed Page 12935 Proclamation 9087 of February 28, 2014 Read Across America Day, 2014 A Proclamation Literacy is the foundation of every child's education. It opens doorways to opportunity, transports us across time and space, and binds family and friends closer together. When parents, educators, librarians, and mentors … [read more]

Proclamation 9088 of March 1, 2014 Women's History Month, 2014 A Proclamation Throughout our Nation's history, American women have led movements for social and economic justice, made groundbreaking scientific discoveries, enriched our culture with stunning works of art and literature, and charted bold directions in our foreign policy. They … [read more]

Start Printed Page 12933 Proclamation 9086 of February 28, 2014 National Consumer Protection Week, 2014 A Proclamation The premise that we are all created equal is the opening line in the American story, and while we do not promise equal outcomes, we have always strived to deliver equal opportunity. … [read more]

Presidential Determination No. 2014-08 of February 24, 2014 Proposed Agreement for Cooperation Between the Government of the United States of America and the Government of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam Concerning Peaceful Uses of Nuclear Energy Memorandum for the Secretary of State [and] the Secretary of Energy I have … [read more]

Notice of February 28, 2014 Continuation of the National Emergency With Respect to Zimbabwe On March 6, 2003, by Executive Order 13288, the President declared a national emergency and blocked the property of certain persons, pursuant to the International Emergency Economic Powers Act (50 U.S.C. 1701-1706), to deal with … [read more]

Memorandum of February 27, 2014 Creating and Expanding Ladders of Opportunity for Boys and Young Men of Color Memorandum for the Heads of Executive Departments and Agencies Over the course of my Administration, we have made consistent progress on important goals such as reducing high school dropout rates and … [read more]

Notice of February 25, 2014 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]

Notice of February 20, 2014 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 an unusual and extraordinary threat to the national … [read more]

Proclamation 9082 of February 10, 2014 20th Anniversary of Executive Order 12898 on Environmental Justice A Proclamation Two decades ago, President William J. Clinton directed the Federal Government to tackle a long-overlooked problem. Low-income neighborhoods, communities of color, and tribal areas disproportionately bore environmental burdens like contamination from industrial … [read more]

Notice of February 4, 2014 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 U.S.C. 1701-1706), to deal … [read more]

Start Printed Page 6797 Proclamation 9080 of January 31, 2014 National African American History Month, 2014 A Proclamation Americans have long celebrated our Nation as a beacon of liberty and opportunity—home to patriots who threw off an empire, refuge to multitudes who fled oppression and despair. Yet we must … [read more]

Start Printed Page 6799 Proclamation 9081 of January 31, 2014 National Teen Dating Violence Awareness and Prevention Month, 2014 A Proclamation Each year, 1 in 10 American teenagers suffers physical violence at the hands of a boyfriend or girlfriend, and many others are sexually or emotionally abused. Dating violence … [read more]

Proclamation 9079 of January 31, 2014 American Heart Month, 2014 A Proclamation Maintaining a strong heart is key to a long and healthy life. The number one killer of American men and women, cardiovascular disease is responsible for one out of every four deaths in the United States. During … [read more]

Start Printed Page 7045 Memorandum of January 31, 2014 Enhancing Safeguards To Prevent the Undue Denial of Federal Employment Opportunities to the Unemployed and Those Facing Financial Difficulty Through No Fault of Their Own Memorandum for the Heads of Executive Departments and Agencies The Federal Government is America's largest … [read more]

Memorandum of January 31, 2014 Certification Concerning U.S. Participation in the United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in Mali Consistent With Section 2005 of the American Servicemembers' Protection Act Memorandum for the Secretary of State By the authority vested in me as President by the Constitution and the laws … [read more]

Memorandum of January 30, 2014 Job-Driven Training for Workers Memorandum for the Secretary of Labor[,] the Secretary of Commerce[, and] the Secretary of Education Giving workers the opportunity to acquire the skills that they need to pursue in-demand jobs and careers is critical to growing our economy, ensuring that … [read more]

Start Printed Page 6455 Memorandum of January 29, 2014 Retirement Savings Security Memorandum for the Secretary of the Treasury All Americans deserve the ability to save for retirement. Since taking office, my Administration has committed to strengthening retirement security for all Americans, including by helping workers find ways to … [read more]

Presidential Determination No. 2014-07 of January 17, 2014 Proposed Third Amendment to the Agreement for Co-operation Between the United States of America and the International Atomic Energy Agency Memorandum for the Secretary of State [and] the Secretary of Energy I have considered the proposed Third Amendment to the Agreement … [read more]

Proclamation 9078—Martin Luther King, Jr., Federal Holiday, 2014 Correction   In Presidential document 2014-01413 beginning on page 3719 in the issue of Wednesday, January 22, 2014, make the following correction: On page 3719, the date following the Proclamation number should read “January 16, 2014”.   Filed 1-24-14; 8:45 a.m.] … [read more]

Proclamation 9078 of January 22, 2014 Martin Luther King, Jr., Federal Holiday, 2014 A Proclamation Each year, America sets aside a day to remember a giant of our Nation's history and a pioneer of the Civil Rights Movement. During his lifelong struggle for justice and equality, the Reverend Dr. … [read more]

Start Printed Page 3721 Notice of January 21, 2014 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]

Memorandum of January 22, 2014 Establishing a White House Task Force To Protect Students From Sexual Assault Memorandum for the Heads of Executive Departments and Agencies The prevalence of rape and sexual assault at our Nation's institutions of higher education is both deeply troubling and a call to action. … [read more]

Proclamation 9076 of January 15, 2014 Religious Freedom Day, 2014 A Proclamation In 1786, the Virginia General Assembly affirmed an ideal that has long been central to the American journey. The Virginia Statute for Religious Freedom, penned by Thomas Jefferson, declared religious liberty a natural right and any attempt … [read more]

Start Printed Page 3479 Proclamation 9077 of January 15, 2014 Reserving Certain Submerged Lands in the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands A Proclamation The submerged lands surrounding the islands of Farallon de Pajaros (Uracas), Maug, and Asuncion in the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands are among the … [read more]

Memorandum of January 20, 2014 Delegation of Authority Under Section 1245(d)(5) of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2012 (Public Law 112-81) 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 … [read more]

Memorandum of January 9, 2014 Establishing a Quadrennial Energy Review Memorandum for the Heads of Executive Departments and Agencies Affordable, clean, and secure energy and energy services are essential for improving U.S. economic productivity, enhancing our quality of life, protecting our environment, and ensuring our Nation's security. Achieving these … [read more]

Proclamation 9073 of December 31, 2013 National Mentoring Month, 2014 A Proclamation In every corner of our Nation, mentors push our next generation to shape their ambitions, set a positive course, and achieve their boundless potential. During National Mentoring Month, we celebrate everyone who teaches, inspires, and guides young … [read more]

Start Printed Page 753 Proclamation 9075 of December 31, 2013 National Stalking Awareness Month, 2014 A Proclamation Each January, we draw attention to a crime that will affect 1 in 6 American women at some point in their lives. Although young women are disproportionately at risk, anyone can be … [read more]

Start Printed Page 751 Proclamation 9074 of December 31, 2013 National Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention Month, 2014 A Proclamation Over a century and a half after President Abraham Lincoln issued the Emancipation Proclamation, millions remain in bondage—children forced to take part in armed conflict or sold to brothels … [read more]

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