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238 Presidential Memoranda issued in 2015

Proclamation 9384 of December 23, 2015 To Modify the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States A Proclamation 1. On September 9, 2012, leaders of the 21 Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) economies agreed to reduce applied tariff rates to 5 percent or less by the end of 2015 on … [read more]

Proclamation 9383 of December 21, 2015 To Take Certain Actions Under the African Growth and Opportunity Act and for Other Purposes A Proclamation 1. In Proclamation 7970 of December 22, 2005, the President designated the Republic of Burundi (Burundi) as a beneficiary sub-Saharan African country for purposes of section … [read more]

Proclamation 9382 of December 16, 2015 Wright Brothers Day, 2015 A Proclamation The prospect of human flight captured the world's imagination for centuries. From the ancient Greeks who marveled at the story of Icarus soaring through the sky, to Leonardo da Vinci who sketched designs of manned mechanical gliders, … [read more]

Proclamation 9381 of December 14, 2015 Bill of Rights Day, 2015 A Proclamation The ratification of the Bill of Rights on December 15, 1791, marked one of our country's earliest and most important steps toward ensuring that the ideals enshrined in our founding documents are the birthright of all … [read more]

Presidential Determination No. 2016-04 of December 2, 2015 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]

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 of 1995 (Public Law 104-45) (the “Act”), I hereby determine that it is necessary, in order to protect the national security interests of … [read more]

Proclamation 9380 of December 9, 2015 Human Rights Day and Human Rights Week, 2015 A Proclamation Sixty-seven years ago, the leaders of 48 countries from around the world declared with one voice that progress depends on defending human rights, and that a nation is strongest when the contributions of … [read more]

Proclamation 9378 of December 4, 2015 150th Anniversary of the 13th Amendment A Proclamation On December 6, 1865, a coalition comprising three-quarters of our Nation's States ratified the 13th Amendment to our Constitution, abolishing slavery in the United States and affirming the truth that no union founded on the … [read more]

Start Printed Page 76627 Proclamation 9379 of December 4, 2015 National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day, 2015 A Proclamation Nearly seven and a half decades ago, as dawn broke over the island of Oahu, bombs broke through the sky as Japanese forces launched an unprovoked attack on our Nation—absorbing America … [read more]

Proclamation 9377 of December 3, 2015 Honoring the Victims of the Attack in San Bernardino, California A Proclamation As a mark of respect for the victims of gun violence perpetrated on December 2, 2015, in San Bernardino, California, by the authority vested in me as President of the United … [read more]

Start Printed Page 76197 Proclamation 9375 of December 2, 2015 Helsinki Human Rights Day, 2015 A Proclamation Four decades ago, the leaders of the United States, Canada, the Soviet Union, and countries from across a divided Europe came together to sign the Helsinki Final Act—a document reflecting the conviction … [read more]

Presidential Determination No. 2016-03 of November 18, 2015 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 76199 Proclamation 9376 of December 2, 2015 International Day of Persons With Disabilities, 2015 A Proclamation The United States has long been a leading voice for the rights of persons with disabilities, and we join the international community in expressing our support for them in all … [read more]

Proclamation 9373 of November 30, 2015 National Impaired Driving Prevention Month, 2015 A Proclamation No person should suffer the tragedy of losing someone as a result of drunk, drugged, or distracted driving, but for far too long the danger of impaired driving has robbed people of the comfort of … [read more]

Start Printed Page 75783 Proclamation 9374 of November 30, 2015 World AIDS Day, 2015 A Proclamation More than three decades ago, the first known cases of HIV/AIDS sparked an epidemic in the United States—ushering in a time defined by how little we knew about it and in which those … [read more]

Memorandum of December 2, 2015 Delegation of Reporting Functions Specified in Section 941 of the Fiscal Year 2014 National Defense Authorization Act Memorandum for the Secretary of Defense [and] the Secretary of State By the authority vested in me as President by the Constitution and the laws of the … [read more]

Proclamation 9370 of November 19, 2015 National Child's Day, 2015 A Proclamation Our greatest obligation is to our daughters and sons. With unbound imagination and limitless dreams, today's young Americans will carry forward our country's legacy and shape the contours of the 21st century and beyond. On National Child's … [read more]

Start Printed Page 73941 Proclamation 9372 of November 20, 2015 Thanksgiving Day, 2015 A Proclamation Rooted in a story of generosity and partnership, Thanksgiving offers an opportunity for us to express our gratitude for the gifts we have and to show our appreciation for all we hold dear. Today, … [read more]

Proclamation 9371 of November 20, 2015 National Family Week, 2015 A Proclamation Across the range of diverse experiences and traditions that have been written into our Nation's story, family has remained a steadfast and common foundation. Every day, families offer comfort and support to one another with enduring and … [read more]

Proclamation 9369 of November 15, 2015 Honoring the Victims of the Attack in Paris, France A Proclamation The American people stand with the people of France. Friday's terror attacks were not just an attack on Paris; they were an attack on all humanity and the universal values we share, … [read more]

Start Printed Page 72323 Proclamation 9367 of November 13, 2015 Get Smart About Antibiotics Week, 2015 A Proclamation The discovery of antibiotics marked an important medical moment in history, and for decades, antibiotics have served as crucial components of our fight against bacterial infectious diseases. Saving millions of lives … [read more]

Proclamation 9366 of November 13, 2015 American Education Week, 2015 A Proclamation Education has the power to put aspirations within reach and help make real the promise of opportunity that defines America. That promise begins with making sure all who work hard have an equal shot. By supporting our … [read more]

Start Printed Page 72325 Proclamation 9368 of November 13, 2015 America Recycles Day, 2015 A Proclamation Every American has a role to play in preserving our planet for future generations. Being good stewards of our environment and protecting our natural resources are imperative tasks for ensuring our children and … [read more]

Presidential Determination No. 2016-02 of November 13, 2015 Distribution of Department of Defense Funded Humanitarian Assistance in Syria Memorandum for the Secretary of Defense By the authority vested in me as President by the Constitution and the laws of the United States, including section 2249a(b)(1)(B) of title 10, United … [read more]

Notice of November 12, 2015 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]

Notice of November 10, 2015 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]

Proclamation 9365 of November 6, 2015 World Freedom Day, 2015 A Proclamation Twenty-six years ago, after nearly three decades of separating family and friends, the Berlin Wall crumbled under the force of popular will—reuniting Germans from East and West and providing hope to all who believed in the power … [read more]

Proclamation 9364 of November 5, 2015 Veterans Day, 2015 A Proclamation The United States military is the strongest, most capable fighting force the world has ever known. The brave men and women of our Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps, and Coast Guard demonstrate a resolute spirit and unmatched … [read more]

Notice of November 5, 2015 Notice of Intention To Enter Into the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement Consistent with section 106(a)(1)(A) of the Bipartisan Congressional Trade Priorities and Accountability Act of 2015 (Public Law 114-26, Title I; the “Trade Priorities Act”), I have notified the Congress of my intention to enter … [read more]

Start Printed Page 68417 Proclamation 9362 of October 30, 2015 National Native American Heritage Month, 2015 A Proclamation American Indians and Alaska Natives enrich every aspect of our country. As the first to live on this land, Native Americans and their traditions and values inspired—and continue to inspire—the ideals … [read more]

Start Printed Page 68419 Proclamation 9363 of October 30, 2015 National Apprenticeship Week, 2015 A Proclamation At the heart of our Nation's promise lies a simple truth: If you work hard you can get ahead, earn a decent-paying job, and secure a brighter future for yourself and your family. … [read more]

Proclamation 9360 of October 30, 2015 National Diabetes Month, 2015 A Proclamation Approximately 1 out of every 11 Americans lives with diabetes. The seventh leading cause of death in the United States, diabetes is a serious condition that can lead to critical health issues such as heart disease, blindness, … [read more]

Start Printed Page 68415 Proclamation 9361 of October 30, 2015 National Family Caregivers Month, 2015 A Proclamation Day in and day out, selfless and loving Americans provide care and support to family members and friends in need. They are parents, spouses, children, siblings, relatives, and neighbors who uphold their … [read more]

Proclamation 9357 of October 29, 2015 Critical Infrastructure Security and Resilience Month, 2015 A Proclamation Our Nation's critical infrastructure is central to our security and essential to our economy. Technology, energy, and information systems play a pivotal role in our lives today, and people continue to rely on the … [read more]

Start Printed Page 68239 Proclamation 9358 of October 29, 2015 Military Family Month, 2015 A Proclamation Since our country's founding, brave members of our military have stood strong as one American team, ready to defend our homeland and safeguard the values for which we stand. They represent the best … [read more]

Start Printed Page 68241 Proclamation 9359 of October 29, 2015 National Entrepreneurship Month, 2015 A Proclamation Since our Nation's founding, our progress has been fueled by an inherent sense of purpose and ingenuity in our people. Americans have more opportunities now than ever before to carry forward this legacy—to … [read more]

Memorandum of November 3, 2015 Mitigating Impacts on Natural Resources From Development and Encouraging Related Private Investment Memorandum for the Secretary of Defense[,] the Secretary of the Interior[,] the Secretary of Agriculture[,] the Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency[, and] the Administrator of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration … [read more]

Start Printed Page 67619 Proclamation 9356 of October 28, 2015 National College Application Month, 2015 A Proclamation Our Nation was built on the idea that no matter where you come from or what you look like, you can make it if you try. Expanding access to affordable higher education … [read more]

Start Printed Page 67617 Proclamation 9355 of October 28, 2015 National Alzheimer's Disease Awareness Month, 2015 A Proclamation Each year, people with Alzheimer's disease experience devastating physical and emotional challenges, as the abilities to remember, learn, and think worsen over time—and their loved ones face challenges right alongside them. … [read more]

Proclamation 9354 of October 28, 2015 National Adoption Month, 2015 A Proclamation All young people deserve a safe place to live, and with each passing year, more children know the warmth and comfort of a loving family thanks to adoptive parents. People who adopt do so for a variety … [read more]

Notice of October 28, 2015 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 9353 of October 22, 2015 United Nations Day, 2015 A Proclamation Seventy years after a world ravaged by war and injustice came together to chart the course for a future defined by common ideals, we reflect on the progress made and the work that remains to fully realize … [read more]

Notice of October 21, 2015 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 9351 of October 16, 2015 National Character Counts Week, 2015 A Proclamation Since our Nation's founding, generations of people of goodwill have contributed to the basic notion that America succeeds when we look out for one another and lend a hand to building a brighter future for our … [read more]

Start Printed Page 64303 Proclamation 9352 of October 16, 2015 National Forest Products Week, 2015 A Proclamation America's forests have defined the landscapes of our country's natural beauty for centuries, and protecting them is imperative to preserving our world for future generations. In addition to providing renewable energy, wildlife … [read more]

Proclamation 9350 of October 15, 2015 Minority Enterprise Development Week, 2015 A Proclamation America is at its best when all our people have the tools and resources they need to pursue their dreams and meet their full potential. Entrepreneurs help spur innovation and prosperity, and ensuring that minority-owned businesses … [read more]

Notice of October 19, 2015 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 International Emergency Economic Powers … [read more]

Memorandum of October 20, 2015 Delegation of Authority for Drafting and Submission of the International Trade Data System Annual Report to the Congress Memorandum for the Secretary of Homeland Security By the authority vested in me as President by the Constitution and the laws of the United States of … [read more]

Proclamation 9345 of October 9, 2015 National School Lunch Week, 2015 A Proclamation America's schools strive to empower students with the tools and learning opportunities they need to pursue a tomorrow of endless possibility. In addition to serving as critical foundations for an education, schools are often the only … [read more]

Proclamation 9349 of October 14, 2015 Blind Americans Equality Day, 2015 A Proclamation Blind and visually impaired individuals make extraordinary contributions to our Nation, and their achievements reflect an enduring belief at the heart of America's promise: that no person's potential should be limited by anything other than the … [read more]

Start Printed Page 63073 Proclamation 9346 of October 9, 2015 International Day of the Girl, 2015 A Proclamation America has long stood as a beacon of equality and liberty for all. Safeguarding our founding ideals means ensuring we all have the opportunity to contribute to our shared progress and … [read more]

Start Printed Page 63077 Proclamation 9348 of October 9, 2015 Columbus Day, 2015 A Proclamation Over half a millennium ago, Christopher Columbus—an ambitious navigator native to Genoa, Italy—set sail for new horizons. Aboard the Niña, the Pinta, and the Santa María, his expedition went west for a months-long journey. … [read more]

Start Printed Page 63075 Proclamation 9347 of October 9, 2015 General Pulaski Memorial Day, 2015 A Proclamation Today, our Nation honors the legacy of Brigadier General Casimir Pulaski, a Polish-born hero of the American Revolutionary War who gave his life to defend our country in its nascence. Drawn to … [read more]

Start Printed Page 66783 Memorandum of October 18, 2015 Preparing for Implementation of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action of July 14, 2015 (JCPOA) Memorandum for the Secretary of State[,] the Secretary of the Treasury[,] the Secretary of Commerce[, and] the Secretary of Energy Today, October 18, 2015, marks … [read more]

Memorandum of October 18, 2015 Delegation of Certain Functions and Authorities Under Section 213(b)(1) of the Iran Threat Reduction and Syria Human Rights Act of 2012 Memorandum for the Secretary of State[,] the Secretary of the Treasury[,] the Secretary of Commerce[,] the United States Trade Representative[,] the Secretary of … [read more]

Start Printed Page 62435 Presidential Determination No. 2016-01 of October 5, 2015 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 (the “Act”) (22 U.S.C. 7107), I hereby: … [read more]

Start Printed Page 62433 Presidential Determination No. 2015-14 of September 29, 2015 Presidential Determination on Refugee Admissions for Fiscal Year 2016 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 62431 Presidential Determination No. 2015-13 of September 29, 2015 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 (22 U.S.C. 2370c-1) (CSPA), I hereby determine that … [read more]

Proclamation 9344 of October 8, 2015 Leif Erikson Day, 2015 A Proclamation Since our Nation's founding, we have been driven by strength in the face of uncertainty and by a bold spirit of adventure. These defining forces were reflected in the early discovery of our continent when Leif Erikson—a … [read more]

Proclamation 9343 of October 5, 2015 German-American Day, 2015 A Proclamation Throughout our history, German Americans have woven distinct threads into the fabric of our country. In extraordinary ways—by crossing the Atlantic, planting roots in communities across our country, and spurring shared advances—German Americans have proven our Nation's diversity … [read more]

Start Printed Page 60789 Proclamation 9341 of October 2, 2015 Child Health Day, 2015 A Proclamation As a Nation, we have a commitment to ensuring our daughters and sons live better lives than we did. They deserve every chance to reach for the brightest futures they can imagine, and … [read more]

Start Printed Page 60791 Proclamation 9342 of October 2, 2015 Honoring the Victims of the Tragedy in Roseburg, Oregon A Proclamation As a mark of respect for the victims of gun violence perpetrated on October 1, 2015, in Roseburg, Oregon, by the authority vested in me as President of … [read more]

Proclamation 9340 of October 2, 2015 Fire Prevention Week, 2015 A Proclamation Each year, fires leave tremendous hardship and devastation in their wake. They claim too many lives, destroy too many communities, and take too much of a toll on our economy—and many incidents can be avoided with simple … [read more]

Start Printed Page 60257 Proclamation 9334 of September 30, 2015 National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, 2015 A Proclamation Too often, precious lives are interrupted or cut short by cancer. Breast cancer, one of the most common cancers among American women, affects roughly 230,000 women as well as 2,300 men … [read more]

Proclamation 9333 of September 30, 2015 To Modify Duty-Free Treatment Under the Generalized System of Preferences and for Other Purposes A Proclamation 1. Pursuant to sections 501 and 503(a)(1)(B) of the Trade Act of 1974, as amended (the “1974 Act”) (19 U.S.C. 2461 and 2463(a)(1)(B)), the President may designate … [read more]

Start Printed Page 60267 Proclamation 9339 of September 30, 2015 National Youth Justice Awareness Month, 2015 A Proclamation All our Nation's children deserve the chance to fulfill their greatest potential, and nothing should limit the scope of their futures. But all too often, our juvenile and criminal justice systems … [read more]

Start Printed Page 60259 Proclamation 9335 of September 30, 2015 National Cybersecurity Awareness Month, 2015 A Proclamation In our increasingly connected digital world, we have the power to innovate in unprecedented ways. With the advent of new and improved technologies, we must also keep pace with safeguarding our critical … [read more]

Start Printed Page 60265 Proclamation 9338 of September 30, 2015 National Substance Abuse Prevention Month, 2015 A Proclamation Every day, millions of American families, friends, teachers, and community organizations work to ensure children have access to the support and resources needed to help prevent substance abuse. As we mark … [read more]

Start Printed Page 60263 Proclamation 9337 of September 30, 2015 National Domestic Violence Awareness Month, 2015 A Proclamation Domestic violence impacts women, men, and children of every age, background, and belief. Nearly 1 in 4 women and 1 in 7 men in the United States have suffered severe physical … [read more]

Start Printed Page 60261 Proclamation 9336 of September 30, 2015 National Disability Employment Awareness Month, 2015 A Proclamation A quarter century ago, our country took a major step toward fulfilling the fundamental American promises of equal access, equal opportunity, and equal respect for all when the Americans with Disabilities … [read more]

Memorandum of October 5, 2015 Delegation of Authority Under Sections 110(c) and (d)(4) of the Trafficking Victims Protection Act of 2000 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 … [read more]

Proclamation 9332 of September 29, 2015 National Energy Action Month, 2015 A Proclamation As Americans, we have a profound obligation to our children and our grandchildren—to help them live better lives than we did, and to ensure the choices we make do not limit the range of their dreams. … [read more]

Proclamation 9331 of September 28, 2015 National Arts and Humanities Month, 2015 A Proclamation Over centuries of change—through trial and triumph—the arts and humanities have chronicled history in ways that have brought the past to life and provided a vivid vision for our journey forward. Today, we continue to … [read more]

Start Printed Page 59019 Proclamation 9330 of September 25, 2015 National Public Lands Day, 2015 A Proclamation America is blessed with the most beautiful landscapes in the world. Natural wonders across our country—from centuries-old glaciers to miles-wide canyons—offer a window into our past and a vision for our future. … [read more]

Proclamation 9329 of September 25, 2015 National Hunting and Fishing Day, 2015 A Proclamation For centuries, Americans have passed down a love of hunting and fishing to their kids and grandkids, advancing our Nation's independent, pioneering spirit with each generation. To many, these sports represent centuries—old traditions—and to others, … [read more]

Proclamation 9328 of September 24, 2015 Gold Star Mother's and Family's Day, 2015 A Proclamation At every crossroads in the American story, courageous individuals of all backgrounds and beliefs have answered our Nation's call to serve. Today, the sacrifices of our fallen heroes echo in safer towns and cities, … [read more]

Start Printed Page 61275 Memorandum of September 29, 2015 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 … [read more]

Memorandum of September 29, 2015 Delegation of Authority Under Section 404(c) of the Child Soldiers Prevention Act of 2008 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 … [read more]

Proclamation 9327 of September 21, 2015 National Voter Registration Day, 2015 A Proclamation The right to vote is a cornerstone of what it means to be a free people: It represents the bedrock tenets of equality and civic participation upon which our Nation was founded. Throughout American history, courageous … [read more]

Memorandum of September 24, 2015 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]

Memorandum of September 24, 2015 Delegation of Authority Under the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2015 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]

Start Printed Page 57507 Proclamation 9326 of September 18, 2015 National Historically Black Colleges and Universities Week, 2015 A Proclamation Ensuring all members of our American family have access to higher education is fundamental to our society. A college degree can help secure a place in the middle class … [read more]

Proclamation 9325 of September 18, 2015 National Farm Safety and Health Week, 2015 A Proclamation Since the days of our Revolution when farmers across the Colonies took up arms in defense of our country, America's farmers and ranchers have played a critical role in shaping our progress and forging … [read more]

Proclamation 9324 of September 17, 2015 National POW/MIA Recognition Day, 2015 A Proclamation America has long stood tall as a beacon of freedom thanks to the women and men of our Armed Forces who safeguard our country and our ideals with courage, honor, and selflessness. While our heroes and … [read more]

Start Printed Page 57281 Notice of September 18, 2015 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]

Start Printed Page 57067 Proclamation 9323 of September 16, 2015 Constitution Day and Citizenship Day, Constitution Week, 2015 A Proclamation At the culmination of months of deliberation, debate, and compromise, on September 17, 1787, the Constitution of the United States of America was signed. Colonists came together in bold … [read more]

Presidential Determination No. 2015-12 of September 14, 2015 Presidential Determination on Major Drug Transit or Major Illicit Drug Producing Countries for Fiscal Year 2016 Memorandum for the Secretary of State Pursuant to section 706(1) of the Foreign Relations Authorization Act, Fiscal Year 2003 (Public Law 107-228) (FRAA), I hereby … [read more]

Start Printed Page 55719 Proclamation 9321 of September 11, 2015 National Grandparents Day, 2015 A Proclamation Across America, grandparents are loving pillars of comfort and support. After a lifetime of giving back to their families and communities, grandmothers and grandfathers continue to offer compassion and wisdom to their loved … [read more]

Start Printed Page 55717 Proclamation 9320 of September 11, 2015 National Hispanic-Serving Institutions Week, 2015 A Proclamation Our higher education system is one of the crown jewels of our Nation, and investing in it is a hallmark of America. In an economy where knowledge is the most valuable asset, … [read more]

Proclamation 9322 of September 14, 2015 National Hispanic Heritage Month, 2015 A Proclamation Throughout our history, our Nation has been enriched by the storied pasts of all who call the United States of America home. America's Hispanic community has woven unique threads into the diverse fabric of our country … [read more]

Presidential Determination No. 2015-11 of September 11, 2015 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]

Start Printed Page 55219 Proclamation 9319 of September 10, 2015 Patriot Day and National Day of Service and Remembrance, 2015 A Proclamation On September 11, 2001, America experienced the worst terrorist attack in her history when nearly 3,000 men, women, and children were taken from us, leaving their families … [read more]

Proclamation 9318 of September 10, 2015 National Days of Prayer and Remembrance, 2015 A Proclamation Fourteen years ago, the peace of a beautiful morning was broken. The events of September 11, 2001, left a permanent mark on the spirit of every American, and our Nation is forever changed. Nearly … [read more]

Proclamation 9317 of September 9, 2015 World Suicide Prevention Day, 2015 A Proclamation All people deserve the opportunity to live healthy, rewarding lives. No American should have their potential limited, have their life cut short, or be deprived of their fullest measure of happiness because they do not have … [read more]

Notice of September 10, 2015 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 9316 of September 4, 2015 Labor Day, 2015 A Proclamation Every year, our Nation sets aside Labor Day to celebrate the working men and women of America, whose grit and resilience have built our country and made our economic progress possible. Our economy has now added 8 million … [read more]

Proclamation 9309 of August 31, 2015 National Alcohol and Drug Addiction Recovery Month, 2015 A Proclamation Every day, resilient Americans with substance use disorders summon extraordinary courage and strength and commit to living healthy and productive lives through recovery. From big cities to small towns to Indian Country, substance … [read more]

Start Printed Page 53447 Proclamation 9311 of August 31, 2015 National Childhood Obesity Awareness Month, 2015 A Proclamation Five years ago, our Nation came together to put an end to the preventable epidemic of childhood obesity and observed National Childhood Obesity Awareness Month for the first time. Since then, … [read more]

Start Printed Page 53455 Proclamation 9315 of August 31, 2015 National Wilderness Month, 2015 A Proclamation The beauty of America's wilderness has always been central to our character as a Nation. Our untrammeled lands and waters are part of a rich legacy that is carried forward from one generation … [read more]

Start Printed Page 53445 Proclamation 9310 of August 31, 2015 National Childhood Cancer Awareness Month, 2015 A Proclamation Pediatric cancer affects thousands of young Americans each year. It is the leading cause of disease-related death for children, and this year, more than 10,000 of our Nation's youth will be … [read more]

Start Printed Page 53453 Proclamation 9314 of August 31, 2015 National Prostate Cancer Awareness Month, 2015 A Proclamation Every year, America pauses to raise awareness of prostate cancer and reaffirm our resolve to defeat it. One of the most common cancers among American men, prostate cancer will kill more … [read more]

Start Printed Page 53449 Proclamation 9312 of August 31, 2015 National Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month, 2015 A Proclamation This year, more than 14,000 women will lose their lives to ovarian cancer—the most deadly of all female reproductive system cancers—and more than 21,000 of our mothers, daughters, wives, and sisters … [read more]

Start Printed Page 53451 Proclamation 9313 of August 31, 2015 National Preparedness Month, 2015 A Proclamation Every year, communities across our country face emergencies—from unforeseen natural disasters to deliberate acts—that test our Nation's grit and challenge us to overcome tragedy. While my Administration is working to keep all Americans … [read more]

Memorandum of August 28, 2015 Delegation of Authority To Transfer Certain Funds in Accordance With Section 610 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 … [read more]

Proclamation 9308 of August 24, 2015 Women's Equality Day, 2015 A Proclamation On August 26, 1920, after years of agitating to break down the barriers that stood between them and the ballot box, American women won the right to vote. On the front lines of pickets and protests, champions … [read more]

Presidential Determination No. 2015-10 of August 5, 2015 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]

Proclamation 9307 of August 14, 2015 National Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve Week, 2015 A Proclamation The United States military is the finest fighting force the world has ever known—not just because of our weapons or technology, but because of the spirit, skill, and selflessness of our … [read more]

Proclamation 9306 of August 7, 2015 National Health Center Week, 2015 A Proclamation For a half century, health centers have delivered comprehensive, high quality, cost-effective primary health care to patients regardless of their ability to pay. This week, let us recognize the role of health centers and thank the … [read more]

Notice of August 7, 2015 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 9305 of July 29, 2015 50th Anniversary of Medicare and Medicaid A Proclamation On July 30, 1965, President Lyndon B. Johnson signed Medicare and Medicaid into law. Fifty years later, these programs have been woven into the fabric of our society—cornerstones of the fundamental belief that in America, … [read more]

Proclamation 9304 of July 27, 2015 World Hepatitis Day, 2015 A Proclamation Around the world, doctors, medical researchers, and other professionals dedicated to health care and public health are working hard every day to combat disease and build healthier communities. Their efforts have led to improved sanitation, cleaner water, … [read more]

Notice of July 29, 2015 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 with the unusual and … [read more]

Proclamation 9302 of July 24, 2015 Anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act, 2015 A Proclamation Twenty-five years ago, the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) reaffirmed the idea that in America, all people are entitled to participate fully in our economy and democracy. A law deeply rooted in the … [read more]

Start Printed Page 45393 Proclamation 9303 of July 24, 2015 National Korean War Veterans Armistice Day, 2015 A Proclamation Throughout history, the United States has stood as a powerful force for freedom and democracy around the world. In the face of tyranny and oppression, generations of patriots have fought … [read more]

Proclamation 9301 of July 21, 2015 Honoring the Victims of the Tragedy in Chattanooga, Tennessee A Proclamation Our thoughts and prayers as a Nation are with the service members killed last week in Chattanooga. We honor their service. We offer our gratitude to the police officers and first responders … [read more]

Presidential Determination No. 2015-09 of July 10, 2015 Designation of the Republic of Tunisia as a Major Non-NATO Ally Memorandum for the Secretary of State Consistent with the authority vested in me as President by section 517 of the Foreign Assistance Act of 1961, as amended (the “Act”), I … [read more]

Start Printed Page 43907 Notice of July 21, 2015 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. … [read more]

Proclamation 9300 of July 17, 2015 Captive Nations Week, 2015 A Proclamation America was founded on the beliefs that the true source of legitimacy is the consent of the people; that every individual is born equal with inalienable rights; and that it is the responsibility of governments to uphold … [read more]

Notice of July 17, 2015 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 17, 2015 Delegation of Certain Functions and Authorities Under Section 135 of the Atomic Energy Act of 1954 (42 U.S.C. 2011 et seq.), as amended by the Iran Nuclear Agreement Review Act of 2015 Memorandum for the Secretary of State [and] the Secretary of the Treasury … [read more]

Start Printed Page 41975 Proclamation 9298 of July 10, 2015 Establishment of the Berryessa Snow Mountain National Monument A Proclamation The Berryessa Snow Mountain area is the heart of northern California's wild Inner Coast Range. Once covered by ocean waters, it is a landscape shaped by geologic forces of … [read more]

Start Printed Page 41983 Proclamation 9299 of July 10, 2015 Establishment of the Waco Mammoth National Monument A Proclamation In 1978, two young fossil hunters found a large bone protruding from an eroded ravine near the Bosque River about 4.5 miles north of the center of Waco, Texas. They … [read more]

Proclamation 9297 of July 10, 2015 Establishment of the Basin and Range National Monument A Proclamation The Basin and Range area of southeastern Nevada is an iconic American landscape. The area is one of the most undisturbed corners of the broader Great Basin region, which extends from the Sierra … [read more]

Memorandum of June 29, 2015 Delegation of Authority Pursuant to Section 1035 of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2013 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 … [read more]

Presidential Determination No. 2015-08 of June 11, 2015 Proposed Agreement for Cooperation Between the Government of the United States of America and the Government of the Republic of Korea Concerning Peaceful Uses of Nuclear Energy Memorandum for the Secretary of State [and] the Secretary of Energy I have considered … [read more]

Start Printed Page 43001 Memorandum of June 25, 2015 Delegation of Authority To Transfer Certain Funds in Accordance With Section 610 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 … [read more]

Start Printed Page 36463 Notice of June 22, 2015 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 … [read more]

Proclamation 9296 of June 19, 2015 Father's Day, 2015 A Proclamation Being a dad is one of the most important jobs a man can have, and few things bring as much joy and pride as the blessing of fatherhood. Raising your children is an incredible privilege, but it is … [read more]

Start Printed Page 36461 Notice of June 22, 2015 Continuation of the National Emergency With Respect to North Korea On June 26, 2008, by Executive Order 13466, the President declared a national emergency with respect to North Korea pursuant to the International Emergency Economic Powers Act (50 U.S.C. 1701-1706) … [read more]

Memorandum of June 19, 2015 Delegation of Authority Pursuant to Section 8 of the United States-Israel Strategic Partnership Act of 2014 Memorandum for the Secretary of State [and] the Secretary of Defense By the authority vested in me as President by the Constitution and the laws of the United … [read more]

Start Printed Page 34825 Proclamation 9295 of June 12, 2015 World Elder Abuse Awareness Day, 2015 A Proclamation For 10 years, Americans have marked World Elder Abuse Awareness Day by joining with individuals worldwide to take a stand against elder abuse, neglect, and exploitation. Often under-identified and under-reported, elder … [read more]

Proclamation 9294 of June 12, 2015 Flag Day and National Flag Week, 2015 A Proclamation For more than 200 years, the American flag has been a proud symbol of the people of our Nation and the values for which we stand. In hues of red, white, and blue, it … [read more]

Proclamation 9293 of June 11, 2015 National Week of Making, 2015 A Proclamation American ingenuity has always powered our Nation and fueled economic growth. Our country was built on the belief that with hard work and passion, progress is within our reach, and it is because of daring innovators … [read more]

Notice of June 10, 2015 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 32851 Presidential Determination No. 2015-06 of May 19, 2015 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 32853 Presidential Determination No. 2015-07 of June 3, 2015 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 … [read more]

Proclamation 9288 of May 29, 2015 African-American Music Appreciation Month, 2015 A Proclamation For centuries, African-American musicians have shaped our Nation and helped tell our story. By melding enduring truths with new sounds, they have pioneered entire genres and contributed to the foundation of our musical landscape—capturing an essential … [read more]

Start Printed Page 31829 Proclamation 9292 of May 29, 2015 National Oceans Month, 2015 A Proclamation This summer, millions of Americans will take in the beauty and natural splendor of our oceans, coasts, and Great Lakes. As destinations for recreation and tourism, these bodies of water rejuvenate our spirit … [read more]

Start Printed Page 31827 Proclamation 9291 of May 29, 2015 National Caribbean-American Heritage Month, 2015 A Proclamation For centuries, Americans have been united with our Caribbean neighbors not just by friendship and economic cooperation, but also by our common values and ties of kin. From a region of extraordinary … [read more]

Start Printed Page 31823 Proclamation 9289 of May 29, 2015 Great Outdoors Month, 2015 A Proclamation America's vast and varied landscapes have always been central to the character of our Nation and the story of our people. Their rugged beauty reflects our national history and heritage—as pioneers who forged … [read more]

Start Printed Page 31825 Proclamation 9290 of May 29, 2015 Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Pride Month, 2015 A Proclamation From the moment our Nation first came together to declare the fundamental truth that all men are created equal, courageous and dedicated patriots have fought to refine our founding … [read more]

Proclamation 9286 of May 22, 2015 National Hurricane Preparedness Week, 2015 A Proclamation Hurricanes cause devastating and sometimes deadly damage, with violent winds and heavy rains destroying buildings, inundating both coastal and inland areas, and displacing residents from their communities. Each year, we call attention to the risks hurricanes … [read more]

Start Printed Page 30329 Proclamation 9287 of May 22, 2015 Prayer for Peace, Memorial Day, 2015 A Proclamation On Memorial Day, the United States pauses to honor the fallen heroes who died in service to our Nation. With heavy hearts and a sense of profound gratitude, we mourn these … [read more]

Proclamation 9285 of May 20, 2015 National Maritime Day, 2015 A Proclamation For over two centuries, proud mariners have set sail in defense of our people and in pursuit of opportunity. Through periods of conflict and times of peace, our Nation has relied on the United States Merchant Marine … [read more]

Start Printed Page 29527 Notice of May 19, 2015 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 … [read more]

Proclamation 9284 of May 18, 2015 50th Anniversary of Head Start A Proclamation Supporting our children in their earliest years with high-quality care and education is one of the best investments we can make as a Nation—and for 50 years, Head Start has helped to lift up millions of … [read more]

Proclamation 9280 of May 15, 2015 National Safe Boating Week, 2015 A Proclamation America's waterways are conduits to creating lasting memories, to discovering worlds of adventure, and to generating economic opportunity. On our rivers, lakes, and oceans, a father brings his daughter fishing for the first time, and a … [read more]

Start Printed Page 29197 Proclamation 9282 of May 15, 2015 World Trade Week, 2015 A Proclamation After 6 years of tremendous progress, America has fought its way back from the worst recession of our lifetimes. With the grit and determination of working families, we have rebuilt our economy, retooled … [read more]

Start Printed Page 29195 Proclamation 9281 of May 15, 2015 Emergency Medical Services Week, 2015 A Proclamation Few moments are as terrifying as those when medical emergencies strike. But thanks to the courageous efforts of all who provide emergency medical services (EMS), Americans know they and their loved ones … [read more]

Start Printed Page 29199 Proclamation 9283 of May 15, 2015 Armed Forces Day, 2015 A Proclamation At the heart of our Nation is the idea that we are each endowed with certain unalienable rights. We hold this truth to be self-evident, but from the moment a small band of … [read more]

Notice of May 15, 2015 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]

Notice of May 13, 2015 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 29201 Memorandum of May 15, 2015 Delegation of Functions Under 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 … [read more]

Proclamation 9279 of May 11, 2015 National Women's Health Week, 2015 A Proclamation The security of quality, affordable health care should not be a privilege—it should be a fundamental right for every person, regardless of their sex or gender. Today, the Affordable Care Act is helping to secure this … [read more]

Start Printed Page 27241 Proclamation 9278 of May 8, 2015 Mother's Day, 2015 A Proclamation Each May, Americans dedicate a day to honor the remarkable women who strive and sacrifice all year to ensure ours is a Nation where all things are possible. Whether married or single, LGBT or … [read more]

Start Printed Page 27239 Proclamation 9277 of May 8, 2015 Peace Officers Memorial Day and Police Week, 2015 A Proclamation Each May, our Nation salutes the American women and men who put their lives on the line every day to maintain public safety and hold accountable those who break … [read more]

Proclamation 9276 of May 8, 2015 National Defense Transportation Day and National Transportation Week, 2015 A Proclamation American infrastructure is the foundation of our economy—helping businesses move products, getting workers to the job, and ensuring families make it home to their loved ones each night. All year, we rely … [read more]

Proclamation 9275 of May 7, 2015 Military Spouse Appreciation Day, 2015 A Proclamation The strength of our Nation's military comes not just from the brave women and men who defend the values we cherish, but also from their families, who serve alongside them and make great sacrifices in service … [read more]

Proclamation 9274 of May 6, 2015 National Day of Prayer, 2015 A Proclamation When women and men of all backgrounds and beliefs are free to practice their faiths without fear or coercion, it bolsters our religious communities and helps to lift up diverse and vibrant societies throughout our world. … [read more]

Notice of May 8, 2015 Continuation of the National Emergency With Respect to the Central African Republic On May 12, 2014, by Executive Order 13667, I declared a national emergency to deal with the unusual and extraordinary threat to the national security and foreign policy of the United States … [read more]

Notice of May 6, 2015 Continuation of the National Emergency With Respect to 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, Public … [read more]

Proclamation 9272 of May 4, 2015 National Charter Schools Week, 2015 A Proclamation In today's global economy, a high-quality education is one of the best investments we can make in a child's future, and it is central to the promise that in America, where you start should not determine … [read more]

Start Printed Page 26435 Proclamation 9273 of May 4, 2015 National Teacher Appreciation Day and National Teacher Appreciation Week, 2015 A Proclamation In America, every child is born with limitless promise, and each deserves a chance to achieve their dreams. A world-class education can unlock a young person's full … [read more]

Memorandum of May 7, 2015 Delegation of Authority Pursuant to Section 302(b) of the Sean and David Goldman International Child Abduction Prevention and Return Act of 2014 Memorandum for the Secretary of State By the authority vested in me as President by the Constitution and the laws of the … [read more]

Start Printed Page 26179 Proclamation 9271 of May 1, 2015 Public Service Recognition Week, 2015 A Proclamation A Government of, by, and for the people is sustained only through the hard work and extraordinary sacrifice of millions of citizens willing to serve the country they love. From the moment … [read more]

Proclamation 9270 of May 1, 2015 National Small Business Week, 2015 A Proclamation America's small businesses are the backbone of our economy, employing half of our country's private sector workforce and creating nearly two out of every three new jobs in our country. Representing the quintessential American ideals of … [read more]

Proclamation 9261 of April 30, 2015 Jewish American Heritage Month, 2015 A Proclamation From our Nation's earliest days, Jewish Americans have been a critical part of our story. In the face of unspeakable discrimination and adversity, they have fought tirelessly to realize their piece of the American dream and … [read more]

Start Printed Page 25575 Proclamation 9263 of April 30, 2015 National Foster Care Month, 2015 A Proclamation At the heart of the American story is the simple truth that all children should have a fair chance at success, no matter who they are or where they come from. Central … [read more]

Start Printed Page 25891 Proclamation 9267 of April 30, 2015 National Mental Health Awareness Month, 2015 A Proclamation This year, approximately one in five American adults—our friends, colleagues, and loved ones—will experience a diagnosable mental health condition like depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, or post-traumatic stress, and many others … [read more]

Start Printed Page 25895 Proclamation 9269 of April 30, 2015 Loyalty Day, 2015 A Proclamation As Americans, we are united not by the circumstances of our birth or our station in life, but by our fidelity to a set of shared ideals and unalienable rights. The principles of freedom, … [read more]

Start Printed Page 25577 Proclamation 9264 of April 30, 2015 National Physical Fitness and Sports Month, 2015 A Proclamation Sports are a fundamental part of American culture. They foster our country's competitive drive, help us stay healthy, and teach us what it takes to succeed—not only on the softball … [read more]

Start Printed Page 25579 Proclamation 9265 of April 30, 2015 Law Day, U.S.A., 2015 A Proclamation Throughout the world, the rule of law is central to the promise of a safe, free, and just society. Respect for and adherence to the rule of law is the premise upon which … [read more]

Start Printed Page 25573 Proclamation 9262 of April 30, 2015 National Building Safety Month, 2015 A Proclamation From skyscrapers and schools to hospitals and homes, America's buildings are the foundations of our communities. When disasters strike, we rely on the structural integrity of our buildings to keep us safe. … [read more]

Start Printed Page 25893 Proclamation 9268 of April 30, 2015 Older Americans Month, 2015 A Proclamation In America, every person who is willing to work hard and play by the rules should be able to build a life of opportunity and prosperity. We learned this simple truth from our … [read more]

Proclamation 9266 of April 30, 2015 Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month, 2015 A Proclamation The rich heritage of Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians, and Pacific Islanders spans the world and the depths of America's history. Generation after generation, Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders have forged a proud legacy … [read more]

Proclamation 9260 of April 27, 2015 Workers Memorial Day, 2015 A Proclamation Across the United States, as dedicated Americans clock in at factories, walk onto construction sites, put on their hospital uniforms, and report to do the daily work that drives our Nation's progress, they give meaning to the … [read more]

Memorandum of April 29, 2015 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 9259 of April 21, 2015 Earth Day, 2015 A Proclamation Forty-five years ago, millions of Americans celebrated the first Earth Day in cities across our Nation. Having borne witness to years of environmental neglect, these ordinary citizens gathered in the streets, in parks, and on college campuses to … [read more]

Proclamation 9258 of April 20, 2015 National Park Week, 2015 A Proclamation America's grandeur and God-given bounty are the birthright of all our people. Our national parks, monuments, lands, and waters belong to us all, and every person should be able to use and enjoy these unparalleled public lands. … [read more]

Proclamation 9257 of April 17, 2015 National Crime Victims' Rights Week, 2015 A Proclamation In recent decades, our Nation has made tremendous progress in reducing the crime rate and building safer communities for all Americans. Yet tragically, millions of people continue to be victimized by crime each year—it happens … [read more]

Start Printed Page 22089 Presidential Determination No. 2015-05 of April 10, 2015 Presidential Determination on the Proposed Agreement for Cooperation Between the Government of the United States of America and the Government of the People's Republic of China Concerning Peaceful Uses of Nuclear Energy Memorandum for the Secretary of … [read more]

Proclamation 9256 of April 14, 2015 Day of Remembrance for President Abraham Lincoln A Proclamation President Abraham Lincoln believed that we are, at heart, one Nation and one people. At a time when America was torn apart and our very future was in doubt, he knew our country was … [read more]

Proclamation 9255 of April 13, 2015 National Equal Pay Day, 2015 A Proclamation In the United States, the promise of opportunity is built on the idea that everyone who works hard should have the chance to get ahead. This creed is at the core of our democracy, and it … [read more]

Memorandum of April 16, 2015 Delegation of Authority To Transfer Certain Funds in Accordance With Section 610 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 … [read more]

Start Printed Page 20405 Proclamation 9254 of April 10, 2015 Pan American Day and Pan American Week, 2015 A Proclamation One hundred and twenty-five years ago, delegates from countries throughout the Western Hemisphere came together to establish the International Union of American Republics, the forerunner to what is today … [read more]

Proclamation 9253 of April 10, 2015 National Volunteer Week, 2015 A Proclamation As a Nation, our greatest resource is our people. We each have the power to strengthen the fabric of our society and make the world a better place. Every day, Americans across the country realize this enormous … [read more]

Proclamation 9252 of April 8, 2015 National Former Prisoner of War Recognition Day, 2015 A Proclamation For more than two centuries, courageous patriots have fought and sacrificed to secure the freedoms that define our Nation's character and shape our way of life. With honor and distinction, they have borne … [read more]

Notice of April 8, 2015 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 9251 of April 6, 2015 National Public Health Week, 2015 A Proclamation Last year, as Ebola spread in West Africa—overwhelming public health systems and threatening to cross more borders—American women and men responded with extraordinary courage and dedication, traveling to the front lines of the outbreak and leading … [read more]

Proclamation 9250 of April 1, 2015 World Autism Awareness Day, 2015 A Proclamation On World Autism Awareness Day, our Nation recognizes all those around the globe who live on the autism spectrum. We celebrate the countless ways they strengthen our communities and enrich our world—and we reaffirm their fundamental … [read more]

Start Printed Page 18513 Proclamation 9249 of April 1, 2015 National Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month, 2015 A Proclamation As Americans, we each have the power to shape our country's course and contribute to the extraordinary task of perfecting our Union. For more than two centuries, progress has … [read more]

Proclamation 9247 of April 1, 2015 National Cancer Control Month, 2015 A Proclamation For generations, the United States has been committed to combating cancer. It is a battle fought by our finest medical researchers, devoted health care professionals, and the many loved ones who have known the pain of … [read more]

Start Printed Page 18511 Proclamation 9248 of April 1, 2015 National Donate Life Month, 2015 A Proclamation At this moment, more than 123,000 Americans are in need of a life-saving organ transplant. Our Nation continues to face a critical shortage of donors, and every day, 21 people die waiting … [read more]

Proclamation 9245 of March 31, 2015 National Child Abuse Prevention Month, 2015 A Proclamation Every child is born into a world filled with limitless possibilities, and as a Nation, we must ensure all our young people have the support they need to realize their enormous potential. Regardless of who … [read more]

Start Printed Page 18303 Proclamation 9246 of March 31, 2015 National Financial Capability Month, 2015 A Proclamation Our Nation is built on the idea that we do best when everyone gets a fair shot. Six years after a devastating recession shook many Americans' faith in our financial system, our … [read more]

Start Printed Page 18075 Proclamation 9244 of March 30, 2015 Education and Sharing Day, U.S.A., 2015 A Proclamation In every child—every girl dreaming big dreams and every boy hungry to make something of himself—there exists limitless potential. Our young people are the problem-solvers, thinkers, and visionaries of tomorrow who … [read more]

Proclamation 9243 of March 30, 2015 César Chávez Day, 2015 A Proclamation For more than two centuries, the arc of our Nation's progress has been shaped by ordinary people who have dedicated their lives to the extraordinary work of building a more perfect Union. It is a story of … [read more]

Start Printed Page 18081 Notice of March 31, 2015 Continuation of the National Emergency With Respect to South Sudan On April 3, 2014, by Executive Order 13664, I declared a national emergency to deal with the unusual and extraordinary threat to the national security and foreign policy of the … [read more]

Memorandum of March 31, 2015 Delegation of Authority To Transfer Certain Funds in Accordance With Section 610 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 … [read more]

Proclamation 9242 of March 24, 2015 Greek Independence Day: A National Day of Celebration of Greek and American Democracy, 2015 A Proclamation Since the dawn of our Nation, the United States and Greece have shared a bond forged through common struggle and deeply rooted in mutual beliefs. Greek principles … [read more]

Start Printed Page 18517 Memorandum of March 27, 2015 Delegation of Authority Under the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2015 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]

Memorandum of March 25, 2015 Delegation of Authority Pursuant to Section 1236(b)(2) of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2015 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 9241 of March 13, 2015 National Poison Prevention Week, 2015 A Proclamation Household and environmental poisons pose risks to Americans of all ages. While children under age 6 account for half of all cases of poison exposure, more than 90 percent of poisoning deaths occur among people over … [read more]

Notice of March 11, 2015 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 with the unusual and … [read more]

Start Printed Page 14289 Memorandum of March 13, 2015 Providing an Order of Succession Within the Council on Environmental Quality Memorandum for the Chairman of the Council on Environmental Quality By the authority vested in me as President by the Constitution and the laws of the United States of … [read more]

Memorandum of March 12, 2015 Delegation of Authority Pursuant to Section 1278(b)(1) of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2015 Memorandum for the Director of the National Counterterrorism Center By the authority vested in me as President by the Constitution and the laws of the United States … [read more]

Memorandum of March 10, 2015 Student Aid Bill of Rights To Help Ensure Affordable Loan Repayment Memorandum for the Secretary of the Treasury[,] the Secretary of Education[,] the Commissioner of Social Security[,] the Director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau[,] the Director of the Office of Management and Budget[,] … [read more]

Start Printed Page 12069 Notice of March 3, 2015 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. … [read more]

Notice of March 3, 2015 Continuation of the National Emergency With Respect to Ukraine On March 6, 2014, by Executive Order 13660, 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 11847 Proclamation 9236 of February 27, 2015 Irish-American Heritage Month, 2015 A Proclamation The vibrant culture and rich heritage of the Irish people shaped many of the earliest chapters of America's story. Our common values and shared vision for the future laid the foundation for an … [read more]

Start Printed Page 11851 Proclamation 9238 of February 27, 2015 Women's History Month, 2015 A Proclamation Throughout history, extraordinary women have fought tirelessly to broaden our democracy's reach and help perfect our Union. Through protest and activism, generations of women have appealed to the values at the heart of … [read more]

Start Printed Page 11853 Proclamation 9239 of February 27, 2015 National Consumer Protection Week, 2015 A Proclamation As Americans, we believe that our destiny is written by us—not for us—and that ours is a country where hard work should pay off and responsibility should be rewarded. Through all of … [read more]

Start Printed Page 11855 Proclamation 9240 of February 27, 2015 Read Across America Day, 2015 A Proclamation As a Nation, one of our greatest responsibilities is to ensure every American child can experience the transformative power of reading. Literacy is the gateway to all other learning, and it is … [read more]

Proclamation 9235 of February 27, 2015 American Red Cross Month, 2015 A Proclamation For more than 130 years, the devoted women and men of the American Red Cross have responded to challenges at home and abroad with compassion and generosity. In times of conflict and great tragedy, they deliver … [read more]

Start Printed Page 11849 Proclamation 9237 of February 27, 2015 National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month, 2015 A Proclamation Colorectal cancer is the second leading cause of cancer deaths in the United States. This year, more than 130,000 Americans will be diagnosed with this cancer, and nearly 50,000 will die … [read more]

Memorandum of March 4, 2015 Delegation of Authority Pursuant to Section 1209(b)(2) of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2015 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 9234 of February 24, 2015 Establishment of the Honouliuli National Monument A Proclamation The Honouliuli Internment Camp (Honouliuli) serves as a powerful reminder of the need to protect civil liberties in times of conflict, and the effects of martial law on civil society. Honouliuli is nationally significant for … [read more]

Start Printed Page 11075 Notice of February 25, 2015 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 … [read more]

Start Printed Page 10321 Presidential Determination No. 2015-04 of February 20, 2015 Determination and Waiver Pursuant to Section 1209 of the Carl Levin and Howard P. “Buck” McKeon National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2015 Regarding the Provision of Assistance to Appropriately Vetted Elements of the Syrian Opposition … [read more]

Proclamation 9233 of February 19, 2015 Establishment of the Pullman National Monument A Proclamation The Pullman National Historic Landmark District (Pullman Historic District) in Chicago, Illinois, typifies many of the economic, social, and design currents running through American life in the late 19th and early 20th century, yet it … [read more]

Memorandum of February 25, 2015 Establishment of the Cyber Threat Intelligence Integration Center Memorandum for the Secretary of State[,] the Secretary of Defense[,] the Secretary of the Treasury[,] the Secretary of Commerce[,] the Attorney General[,] the Secretary of Homeland Security[,] the Director of National Intelligence[,] the Chairman of the … [read more]

Proclamation 9232 of February 19, 2015 Establishment of the Browns Canyon National Monument A Proclamation In central Colorado's vibrant upper Arkansas River valley, the rugged granite cliffs, colorful rock outcroppings, and stunning mountain vistas of Browns Canyon form an iconic landscape that attracts visitors from around the world. The … [read more]

Notice of February 23, 2015 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]

Memorandum of February 19, 2015 Delegation of Authority Under the Ukraine Freedom Support Act of 2014 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]

Start Printed Page 9355 Memorandum of February 15, 2015 Promoting Economic Competitiveness While Safeguarding Privacy, Civil Rights, and Civil Liberties in Domestic Use of Unmanned Aircraft Systems Memorandum for the Heads of Executive Departments and Agencies Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) technology continues to improve rapidly, and increasingly UAS are … [read more]

Start Printed Page 6647 Notice of February 4, 2015 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]

Order of February 2, 2015 Sequestration Order for Fiscal Year 2016 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]

Start Printed Page 6421 Proclamation 9230 of January 30, 2015 National African American History Month, 2015 A Proclamation For generations, the story of American progress has been shaped by the inextinguishable beliefs that change is always possible and a brighter future lies ahead. With tremendous strength and abiding resolve, … [read more]

Proclamation 9229 of January 30, 2015 American Heart Month, 2015 A Proclamation In the United States, cardiovascular disease—including heart disease, stroke, and high blood pressure—is responsible for one out of every three deaths. It is the number one killer of American women and men, and it is a leading … [read more]

Start Printed Page 6423 Proclamation 9231 of January 30, 2015 National Teen Dating Violence Awareness and Prevention Month, 2015 A Proclamation In a Nation invested in the limitless possibility of every child, ending dating violence is an urgent priority. Each year, an estimated 1 in 10 American teenagers is … [read more]

Notice of January 21, 2015 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 (50 U.S.C. 1701-1706) to … [read more]

Proclamation 9228 of January 16, 2015 Martin Luther King, Jr., Federal Holiday, 2015 A Proclamation A champion for justice, the Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., helped awaken our Nation's long-slumbering conscience and inspired a generation. Through a cacophony of division and hatred, his voice rang out, challenging America … [read more]

Proclamation 9227 of January 15, 2015 Religious Freedom Day, 2015 A Proclamation From many faiths and diverse beliefs, Americans are united by the ideals we cherish. Our shared values define who we are as a people and what we stand for as a Nation. With abiding resolve, generations of … [read more]

Start Printed Page 3455 Memorandum of January 16, 2015 Expanding Federal Support for Predevelopment Activities for Nonfederal Domestic Infrastructure Assets Memorandum for the Heads of Executive Departments and Agencies The United States is significantly underinvesting in both the maintenance of existing public infrastructure and the development of new infrastructure … [read more]

Start Printed Page 3135 Memorandum of January 15, 2015 Modernizing Federal Leave Policies for Childbirth, Adoption, and Foster Care To Recruit and Retain Talent and Improve Productivity Memorandum for the Heads of Executive Departments and Agencies Now more than ever, our Nation's economic success rests on our ability to … [read more]

Start Printed Page 825 Proclamation 9225 of December 31, 2014 National Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention Month, 2015 A Proclamation For more than two centuries, the United States has worked to advance the cause of freedom. Stained from a history of slavery and shaped by ancestors brought to this … [read more]

Proclamation 9224 of December 31, 2014 National Mentoring Month, 2015 A Proclamation In a Nation of limitless possibility, every child deserves the chance to unlock his or her potential. When young Americans have the support they need to make the most of themselves, they can achieve their dreams and … [read more]

Start Printed Page 827 Proclamation 9226 of December 31, 2014 National Stalking Awareness Month, 2015 A Proclamation In every State across our Nation, stalking is a crime. It is unacceptable behavior that violates the most basic principles of respect and decency, infringing on our fundamental right to feel safe … [read more]

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