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252 Presidential Memoranda issued in 2016

Presidential Determination No. 2017-04 of December 2, 2016 Presidential Determination Pursuant to Section 570(a) of the Foreign Operations, Export Financing, and Related Programs Appropriations Act, 1997 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 96335 Memorandum of December 23, 2016 Providing an Order of Succession Within the National Endowment for the Arts Memorandum for the Chairperson of the National Endowment for the Arts By the authority vested in me as President by the Constitution and the laws of the United … [read more]

Start Printed Page 96331 Memorandum of December 23, 2016 Designation of Officers of the National Archives and Records Administration to Act as Archivist of the United States Memorandum for the Archivist of the United States By the authority vested in me as President by the Constitution and the laws … [read more]

Start Printed Page 96333 Memorandum of December 23, 2016 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 … [read more]

Start Printed Page 96337 Memorandum of December 23, 2016 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 December 22, 2016 Supporting New American Service Members, Veterans, and Their Families Memorandum for the Heads of Executive Departments and Agencies My Administration has maintained a steadfast commitment to honor and serve the brave men and women who have served this country. Like all service members and … [read more]

Proclamation 9556 of December 16, 2016 Returning the Flag of the United States to Full-Staff A Proclamation By the authority vested in me by the Constitution and the laws of the United States of America, I hereby order that the flag of the United States shall be flown at … [read more]

Start Printed Page 93789 Proclamation 9557 of December 16, 2016 Wright Brothers Day, 2016 A Proclamation On December 17, 1903, two brothers from Dayton, Ohio successfully flew the world's first powered aircraft. The plane remained airborne for only 12 seconds, but Orville and Wilbur Wright's innovative legacy has endured … [read more]

Proclamation 9555 of December 15, 2016 To Implement the Nepal Preference Program and for Other Purposes A Proclamation 1. Section 915(b) of the Trade Facilitation and Trade Enforcement Act of 2015 (the “TFTEA”) (19 U.S.C. 4454) confers authority upon the President to provide preferential treatment for eligible articles imported … [read more]

Proclamation 9554 of December 14, 2016 Bill of Rights Day, 2016 A Proclamation After much debate and deliberation among the Framers, the first 10 Amendments to our Constitution were written to reflect a compromise between preserving the rights of individual citizens and supporting a strong and secure Federal Government. … [read more]

Proclamation 9552 of December 9, 2016 Death of John Glenn A Proclamation As a mark of respect for the memory of John Glenn, I hereby order, by the authority vested in me by the Constitution and the laws of the United States of America, that the flag of the … [read more]

Start Printed Page 90665 Proclamation 9553 of December 9, 2016 Human Rights Day and Human Rights Week, 2016 A Proclamation When the Universal Declaration of Human Rights was adopted on December 10, 1948, it set in motion a movement to secure liberty and justice for all people. Out of … [read more]

Start Printed Page 90183 Presidential Determination No. 2017-05 of December 8, 2016 Presidential Determination and Waiver Pursuant to Section 2249a of Title 10, United States Code, and Sections 40 and 40A of the Arms Export Control Act to Support U.S. Special Operations to Combat Terrorism in Syria Memorandum for … [read more]

Presidential Determination No. 2017-03 of December 1, 2016 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 9551 of December 6, 2016 National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day, 2016 A Proclamation Seventy-five years ago, Japanese fighter planes attacked the United States Naval Base at Pearl Harbor, destroying much of our Pacific Fleet and killing more than 2,400 Americans. The following day, President Franklin D. Roosevelt called … [read more]

Proclamation 9550 of December 2, 2016 International Day of Persons With Disabilities, 2016 A Proclamation Over a quarter-century ago, the United States enshrined into law the principles of equal access and equal opportunity for people with disabilities through the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), which upholds the principle that … [read more]

Start Printed Page 94213 Memorandum of December 5, 2016 Steps for Increased Legal and Policy Transparency Concerning the United States Use of Military Force and Related National Security Operations Memorandum for the Heads of Executive Departments and Agencies Since my earliest days in office, I have emphasized the importance … [read more]

Proclamation 9547 of November 30, 2016 National Impaired Driving Prevention Month, 2016 A Proclamation Driving drunk, drugged, or distracted poses a significant threat to drivers, passengers, pedestrians, and all who share our roads. During the holiday season, incidents of impaired driving occur more frequently, and every December, we observe … [read more]

Start Printed Page 87401 Proclamation 9549 of December 1, 2016 To Modify the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States and for Other Purposes A Proclamation 1. Section 1205(a) of the Omnibus Trade and Competitiveness Act of 1988 (the “1988 Act”) (19 U.S.C. 3005(a)) directs the United States International … [read more]

Start Printed Page 87399 Proclamation 9548 of November 30, 2016 World AIDS Day, 2016 A Proclamation Thirty-five years ago the first documented cases of AIDS brought about an era of uncertainty, fear, and discrimination. HIV/AIDS has taken tens of millions of lives—and far too many people with HIV have … [read more]

Proclamation 9546 of November 23, 2016 Thanksgiving Day, 2016 A Proclamation Nearly 400 years ago, a small band of Pilgrims fled persecution and violence and came to this land as refugees in search of opportunity and the freedom to practice their faith. Though the journey was rough and their … [read more]

Start Printed Page 85835 Presidential Determination No. 2017-02 of November 16, 2016 Eligibility of the Multinational Force and Observers To Receive Defense Articles and Defense Services Under the Foreign Assistance Act of 1961 and the Arms Export Control Act Memorandum for the Secretary of State By the authority vested … [read more]

Presidential Determination No. 2017-01 of November 14, 2016 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 9544 of November 18, 2016 National Family Week, 2016 A Proclamation Through every passing generation, families have formed the backbone of our society. With pride, passion, and a commitment to their loved ones, family members give of themselves to create opportunities they never had and forge a brighter … [read more]

Start Printed Page 85103 Proclamation 9545 of November 18, 2016 National Child's Day, 2016 A Proclamation No matter what zip code they are born into, every young child in America deserves the opportunity to learn, grow, and realize their dreams in a safe and healthy environment. From ensuring they … [read more]

Proclamation 9543 of November 14, 2016 America Recycles Day, 2016 A Proclamation Having only one planet and limited natural resources, it is imperative we reduce our environmental impact—particularly when it comes to waste. More than half of everything we throw away gets permanently discarded, packing landfills across our country … [read more]

Start Printed Page 80985 Proclamation 9541 of November 10, 2016 Get Smart About Antibiotics Week, 2016 A Proclamation Since their discovery nearly nine decades ago, antibiotics have transformed the world of modern medicine. They have been instrumental in combating previously deadly or debilitating illnesses and have saved countless lives. … [read more]

Start Printed Page 80987 Proclamation 9542 of November 10, 2016 National Apprenticeship Week, 2016 A Proclamation When I took office, our economy was in freefall—millions of Americans lost their jobs and paid the price of the worst recession of our time. But with grit and determination, our people fought … [read more]

Proclamation 9540 of November 10, 2016 American Education Week, 2016 A Proclamation With great potential to prepare our young people for the world they will inherit and lead, education provides one of the most essential foundations for prosperity and opportunity, strengthening our democracy and civic life and serving as … [read more]

Start Printed Page 79987 Proclamation 9539 of November 8, 2016 Veterans Day, 2016 A Proclamation America has long stood as a beacon of hope and opportunity, and few embody that spirit here at home and beyond our borders more than the members of our Armed Forces. Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen, … [read more]

Start Printed Page 79989 Notice of November 9, 2016 Continuation of the National Emergency With Respect to Burundi On November 22, 2015, by Executive Order 13712, I declared a national emergency to deal with the unusual and extraordinary threat to the national security and foreign policy of the United … [read more]

Proclamation 9538 of November 8, 2016 World Freedom Day, 2016 A Proclamation The Berlin Wall stood in the city it divided for nearly 30 years, separating families and loved ones and embodying the authoritarianism that reigned in Communist states throughout the Cold War. On November 9, 1989, with the … [read more]

Notice of November 8, 2016 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 3, 2016 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 9533 of October 31, 2016 Critical Infrastructure Security and Resilience Month, 2016 A Proclamation From the energy that powers our homes to the systems that allow us to communicate with one another, our critical infrastructure is essential to the stability and strength of our national security, economy, and … [read more]

Start Printed Page 76841 Proclamation 9537 of October 31, 2016 National Native American Heritage Month, 2016 A Proclamation As the First Americans, Native Americans have helped shape the future of the United States through every turn of our history. Today, young American Indians and Alaska Natives embrace open-ended possibility … [read more]

Start Printed Page 76835 Proclamation 9534 of October 31, 2016 National Alzheimer's Disease Awareness Month, 2016 A Proclamation A heartbreaking disease present in more than 5 million Americans, Alzheimer's is the most common form of dementia and causes people to lose many of the critical abilities they need to … [read more]

Start Printed Page 76837 Proclamation 9535 of October 31, 2016 National Entrepreneurship Month, 2016 A Proclamation Entrepreneurs in America have long lent their talents and passions to solving problems, generating growth and prosperity, and turning dreams into new goods and services for people across our Nation and around the … [read more]

Start Printed Page 76839 Proclamation 9536 of October 31, 2016 National Family Caregivers Month, 2016 A Proclamation Our Nation was founded on the fundamental ideal that we all do better when we look out for one another, and every day, millions of Americans from every walk of life balance … [read more]

Start Printed Page 76487 Proclamation 9532 of October 28, 2016 National Diabetes Month, 2016 A Proclamation More than 29 million Americans have diabetes—a disease in which the glucose levels in one's blood are higher than normal. Although the rate of new cases is falling, the numbers are still alarming. … [read more]

Start Printed Page 76491 Notice of October 31, 2016 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 … [read more]

Start Printed Page 76485 Proclamation 9531 of October 28, 2016 National College Application Month, 2016 A Proclamation In America, all people deserve an equal chance to succeed, and expanding access to affordable higher education is necessary for bringing us closer to fulfilling this ideal. Over the past several generations, … [read more]

Start Printed Page 76269 Proclamation 9530 of October 27, 2016 National Adoption Month, 2016 A Proclamation Across America, adoptive parents welcome children into stable, loving families, providing a safe and comforting place for children in need to call home. Families who choose the life-changing path of adoption make a … [read more]

Proclamation 9529 of October 27, 2016 Military Family Month, 2016 A Proclamation For generations, brave Americans have stepped forward and answered our country's call to serve in our Armed Forces. With honor and distinction, our Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen, Marines, and Coast Guardsmen fight to defend the principles upon which … [read more]

Proclamation 9527 of October 26, 2016 National Historically Black Colleges and Universities Week, 2016 A Proclamation America's Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) are living monuments to the cause that has driven each generation of our citizens in the task of perfecting our Union—helping ensure that all people can … [read more]

Start Printed Page 74655 Proclamation 9528 of October 21, 2016 United Nations Day, 2016 A Proclamation Seventy-one years ago, after rolling back a tide of tyranny that threatened Europe and the world, members of the international community came together to sign the United Nations Charter—advancing a promise to replace … [read more]

Notice of October 21, 2016 Continuation of the National Emergency With Respect 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 to the Democratic Republic of the Congo … [read more]

Start Printed Page 72683 Presidential Determination No. 2016-14 of September 28, 2016 Presidential Determinations With Respect to the Child Soldiers Prevention Act of 2008 Memorandum for the Secretary of State Pursuant to section 404(c) of the Child Soldiers Prevention Act of 2008, as amended (CSPA) (22 U.S.C. 2370c-1), I … [read more]

Proclamation 9526 of October 18, 2016 Minority Enterprise Development Week, 2016 A Proclamation Since our earliest days, entrepreneurship has embodied the very promise of our Nation, reaffirming the notion that in a place of such limitless potential, Americans can forge a prosperous future and build a better life for … [read more]

Notice of October 18, 2016 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]

Start Printed Page 72477 Proclamation 9524 of October 14, 2016 National Forest Products Week, 2016 A Proclamation Filtering the air we breathe and the water we drink, and providing the habitats that are home to diverse species of fish and wildlife, forests are an essential part of our planet. … [read more]

Proclamation 9523 of October 14, 2016 National Character Counts Week, 2016 A Proclamation Our country has survived centuries of trial and triumph, and we have endured times that have tested us and marked moments of progress that were once deemed impossible. Today, we live in a time of extraordinary … [read more]

Start Printed Page 72479 Proclamation 9525 of October 14, 2016 Blind Americans Equality Day, 2016 A Proclamation Each day, blind and visually impaired Americans contribute to our society, refusing to allow anything to hold them back. In order to ensure more Americans with disabilities can continue participating fully in … [read more]

Start Printed Page 70913 Proclamation 9519 of October 7, 2016 Leif Erikson Day, 2016 A Proclamation More than 1,000 years ago, an intrepid Scandinavian explorer, Leif Erikson, embarked on a voyage that landed him on the North American coast. A son of Iceland and grandson of Norway, Erikson and … [read more]

Start Printed Page 70919 Proclamation 9522 of October 7, 2016 International Day of the Girl, 2016 A Proclamation No matter where she lives, every girl on this planet deserves the chance to learn and grow, to develop her mind and her talents, and to live a life of her … [read more]

Start Printed Page 70911 Proclamation 9518 of October 7, 2016 National School Lunch Week, 2016 A Proclamation Seventy years ago, President Harry Truman signed the National School Lunch Act, declaring “Nothing is more important in our national life than the welfare of our children, and proper nourishment comes first … [read more]

Proclamation 9517 of October 7, 2016 Fire Prevention Week, 2016 A Proclamation More than 1 million fires occur each year in the United States. Throughout the past decade, the number of fires—and of resulting deaths and injuries—has gone down. But residential fires still damage homes across our country, causing … [read more]

Start Printed Page 70915 Proclamation 9520 of October 7, 2016 Columbus Day, 2016 A Proclamation In October of 1492, Christopher Columbus completed the first of his expeditions that would land him on the shores of North America. Sponsored by Isabella I and Ferdinand II, Columbus embarked on a 10-week … [read more]

Start Printed Page 70917 Proclamation 9521 of October 7, 2016 General Pulaski Memorial Day, 2016 A Proclamation Over two centuries ago, Polish immigrant Casimir Pulaski crossed an ocean to take up the cause of defending a young nation. Rising quickly to the rank of Brigadier General in the Continental … [read more]

Proclamation 9516 of October 6, 2016 National Manufacturing Day, 2016 A Proclamation Since our earliest days, innovation has been one of the most important driving forces of the American economy, and for generations, our manufacturing industry was the ticket to a good middle-class life. Over time, developing technology has … [read more]

Start Printed Page 70315 Presidential Determination No. 2016-13 of September 28, 2016 Presidential Determination on Refugee Admissions for Fiscal Year 2017 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 70317 Proclamation 9515 of October 5, 2016 German-American Day, 2016 A Proclamation For centuries, German immigrants have ventured to American shores for the same reasons as so many others—to pursue new lives in a land of opportunity and forge brighter futures for themselves and their families. … [read more]

Presidential Determination No. 2016-12 of September 27, 2016 Presidential Determination on 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: Make the determination provided in section … [read more]

Proclamation 9514 of October 3, 2016 National Youth Substance Use and Substance Use Disorder Prevention Month, 2016 A Proclamation Far too many young people are unable to grow and thrive because of substance use. And far too many precious lives are being taken from us as a result of … [read more]

Start Printed Page 69375 Proclamation 9510 of September 30, 2016 National Domestic Violence Awareness Month, 2016 A Proclamation The physical and emotional scars of domestic violence can cast a long shadow. Too many individuals, regardless of age, ability, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, circumstance, or race, face the pain … [read more]

Start Printed Page 69371 Proclamation 9508 of September 30, 2016 National Cybersecurity Awareness Month, 2016 A Proclamation Technology plays an increasingly significant role in our daily lives. The rise of the Internet has brought incredible opportunity and new ways of innovating and enhancing our way of life—but with great … [read more]

Proclamation 9507 of September 30, 2016 National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, 2016 A Proclamation Every year, too many Americans are touched by the pain and hardship caused by breast cancer—a disease that, among women, is not only one of the most common cancers, but also one of the leading … [read more]

Start Printed Page 69377 Proclamation 9511 of September 30, 2016 National Energy Action Month, 2016 A Proclamation The sustainability of our country and our world in the 21st century rests on our ability to address our shared energy challenges and to encourage diverse, clean, and efficient energy production. During … [read more]

Start Printed Page 69373 Proclamation 9509 of September 30, 2016 National Disability Employment Awareness Month, 2016 A Proclamation Americans with disabilities are entitled to the same rights and freedoms as any other citizen—including the right to dignity and respect in the workplace. Too often in our Nation's history, individuals … [read more]

Start Printed Page 69383 Proclamation 9513 of September 30, 2016 National Community Policing Week, 2016 A Proclamation Police officers are essential members of our communities—maintaining our way of life depends on their dedicated efforts to keep us safe. These officers hold significant civic and law enforcement responsibilities and put … [read more]

Start Printed Page 69379 Proclamation 9512 of September 30, 2016 National Youth Justice Awareness Month, 2016 A Proclamation The essential promise that we make to our young people—that where they start must not determine how far they can go—is part of what makes America exceptional. It is our shared … [read more]

Start Printed Page 69993 Memorandum of October 5, 2016 Promoting Diversity and Inclusion in the National Security Workforce Memorandum for the Heads of Executive Departments and Agencies Our greatest asset in protecting the homeland and advancing our interests abroad is the talent and diversity of our national security workforce. … [read more]

Proclamation 9506 of September 29, 2016 Child Health Day, 2016 A Proclamation Today's youth will shape our Nation's narrative and drive our progress, and it is our duty to ensure our young people are given every opportunity to live full, healthy lives. Securing a bright future for America's daughters … [read more]

Presidential Determination No. 2016-05 of January 13, 2016 Unexpected Urgent Refugee and Migration Needs Memorandum for the Secretary of State By the authority vested in me as President by the Constitution and the laws of the United States, including section 2(c)(1) of the Migration and Refugee Assistance Act of … [read more]

Start Printed Page 68287 Proclamation 9505 of September 28, 2016 National Arts and Humanities Month, 2016 A Proclamation Throughout history, the arts and humanities have been at the forefront of progress. In diverse mediums and methods—whether through the themes of a novel, the movement of a dancer, or a … [read more]

Proclamation 9504 of September 28, 2016 Death of Shimon Peres A Proclamation As a mark of respect for the memory of Shimon Peres, former President and Prime Minister of Israel, I hereby order, by the authority vested in me by the Constitution and laws of the United States of … [read more]

Memorandum of September 30, 2016 Transfer of Unified Command Plan Responsibilities Memorandum for the Secretary of Defense Pursuant to my authority as Commander in Chief, I hereby approve your request dated August 29, 2016, and direct the relief of the requested responsibilities in the Unified Command Plan. Consistent with … [read more]

Memorandum of September 30, 2016 Delegation of Authority Pursuant to Sections 5, 6(a) and 6(c), and 8(a) of the Global Food Security Act of 2016 Memorandum for the Secretary of State [and] the Administrator of the United States Agency for International Development By the authority vested in me as … [read more]

Proclamation 9503 of September 26, 2016 National Voter Registration Day, 2016 A Proclamation One of the most fundamental and sacred rights of any democracy is the right to vote; in order for our government to function effectively and respond to the needs of our people, all citizens can and … [read more]

Proclamation 9500 of September 23, 2016 National Hunting and Fishing Day, 2016 A Proclamation Hunting and fishing have endured as cherished traditions for generations. Whether for sport, sustenance, or both, these activities provide opportunities for Americans to connect with those around them—from tribal elders sharing sacred practices to parents … [read more]

Start Printed Page 66789 Proclamation 9502 of September 23, 2016 Gold Star Mother's and Family's Day, 2016 A Proclamation Since our Nation's founding, in peace and in war, the values that define our brave men and women in uniform have remained constant: honor, courage, and selflessness. From the deafening … [read more]

Start Printed Page 66787 Proclamation 9501 of September 23, 2016 National Public Lands Day, 2016 A Proclamation Nothing can truly capture the beauty and majesty of America's expansive landscapes and wide-open acres. On National Public Lands Day, Americans from coast-to-coast celebrate these spaces by participating in the largest single-day … [read more]

Memorandum of September 28, 2016 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 9497 of September 16, 2016 Constitution Day and Citizenship Day, Constitution Week, 2016 A Proclamation Tasked with the awesome responsibility of building a Government to endure for generations to come, a band of dedicated patriots gathered in Philadelphia in 1787, seeking to build a more stable and permanent … [read more]

Start Printed Page 65171 Proclamation 9498 of September 16, 2016 National Farm Safety and Health Week, 2016 A Proclamation For generations, farmers and ranchers have formed the backbone of our economy and shaped the course of our Nation. They have served as critical stewards of our environment and natural … [read more]

Start Printed Page 65173 Proclamation 9499 of September 16, 2016 Prescription Opioid and Heroin Epidemic Awareness Week, 2016 A Proclamation Each year, more Americans die from drug overdoses than in traffic accidents, and more than three out of five of these deaths involve an opioid. Since 1999, the number … [read more]

Proclamation 9496 of September 15, 2016 Northeast Canyons and Seamounts Marine National Monument A Proclamation For generations, communities and families have relied on the waters of the northwest Atlantic Ocean and have told of their wonders. Throughout New England, the maritime trades, and especially fishing, have supported a vibrant … [read more]

Proclamation 9495 of September 15, 2016 National POW/MIA Recognition Day, 2016 A Proclamation For centuries, courageous members of our Armed Forces have embodied the best of America with devotion and patriotism. On National POW/MIA Recognition Day, we pause to remember our servicemen and women who never returned home. The … [read more]

Presidential Determination No. 2016-10 of September 12, 2016 Presidential Determination on Major Drug Transit or Major Illicit Drug Producing Countries for Fiscal Year 2017 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]

Proclamation 9493 of September 14, 2016 National Hispanic Heritage Month, 2016 A Proclamation Since our founding, our Nation has drawn strength from the diversity of our people. With faith and passion, a sturdy work ethic and profound devotion to family, Hispanics have helped carry forward our legacy as a … [read more]

Notice of September 15, 2016 Continuation of the National Emergency With Respect to Persons Who Commit, Threaten To Commit, or Support Terrorism On September 23, 2001, by Executive Order 13224, the President declared a national emergency with respect to persons who commit, threaten to commit, or support terrorism, pursuant … [read more]

Presidential Determination No. 2016-11 of September 13, 2016 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. 4305 note), and … [read more]

Proclamation 9492 of September 14, 2016 To Modify Duty-Free Treatment Under the Generalized System of Preferences A Proclamation 1. Section 502 of the Trade Act of 1974, as amended (the “1974 Act”) (19 U.S.C. 2462), authorizes the President to designate countries as beneficiary developing countries, and to designate any … [read more]

Proclamation 9487 of September 9, 2016 National Hispanic-Serving Institutions Week, 2016 A Proclamation Ensuring opportunity is within reach for everyone requires us to provide all our people with access to a world-class education. Higher education gives people a sense of who they are and sharpens how they see the … [read more]

Start Printed Page 63353 Proclamation 9488 of September 9, 2016 National Days of Prayer and Remembrance, 2016 A Proclamation On September 11, 2001, a group of small and hateful minds conspired to threaten the very fiber of our country, seeking to break the American spirit and destroy our way … [read more]

Start Printed Page 63359 Proclamation 9491 of September 9, 2016 Patriot Day and National Day of Service and Remembrance, 2016 A Proclamation Fifteen years ago, nearly 3,000 innocent lives—men, women, and children who had been going about their normal routines—were taken from us, depriving families and loved ones of … [read more]

Start Printed Page 63355 Proclamation 9489 of September 9, 2016 World Suicide Prevention Day, 2016 A Proclamation Every year, too many people are taken from us by suicide. These tragedies tear at families and communities, leaving behind heartbroken loved ones who suffer immeasurably. World Suicide Prevention Day is a … [read more]

Start Printed Page 63357 Proclamation 9490 of September 9, 2016 National Grandparents Day, 2016 A Proclamation Every day, families and communities across the globe benefit from the too often unheralded wisdom and devotion of dedicated grandparents—women and men who blazed trails, broke down barriers, and shaped the world we … [read more]

Proclamation 9486 of September 2, 2016 Labor Day, 2016 A Proclamation The strongest middle class the world has ever known was not built overnight. It was achieved by men and women who believed that living up to the promise of this Nation meant more than hoping for the best—it … [read more]

Start Printed Page 61979 Proclamation 9482 of August 31, 2016 National Wilderness Month, 2016 A Proclamation In our Nation's earliest days, a vast majority of North America was wilderness—from majestic plains and imposing mountain ranges to dense forests and rushing waterways. Today, protected wild spaces continue to serve as … [read more]

Proclamation 9483 of September 1, 2016 National Childhood Cancer Awareness Month, 2016 A Proclamation More than 10,000 children are diagnosed with cancer each year. Although rare, pediatric cancer is the leading disease-related cause of death among children. As we invest in cutting-edge research and work to advance medical treatments … [read more]

Proclamation 9479 of August 31, 2016 National Alcohol and Drug Addiction Recovery Month, 2016 A Proclamation Every day, millions of Americans prove that recovery from alcohol and substance use disorders is possible—yet at the same time, millions more are struggling with the disease of addiction. These individuals are our … [read more]

Start Printed Page 62349 Proclamation 9484 of September 1, 2016 National Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month, 2016 A Proclamation Causing more deaths than any other female reproductive system cancers, ovarian cancer affects women of all ages and backgrounds. But the incidence of ovarian cancer, and its death rate, have fallen … [read more]

Start Printed Page 62351 Proclamation 9485 of September 1, 2016 National Prostate Cancer Awareness Month, 2016 A Proclamation Prostate cancer is one of the leading causes of cancer-related death in American men, and too many men and their families feel the pain and grief it brings. As a country, … [read more]

Start Printed Page 61977 Proclamation 9481 of August 31, 2016 National Preparedness Month, 2016 A Proclamation Americans have been tested by trial and tragedy since our earliest days—but year after year, no matter the hardship, we pull through and forge ahead. Fifteen years after the attacks of September 11, … [read more]

Start Printed Page 61975 Proclamation 9480 of August 31, 2016 National Childhood Obesity Awareness Month, 2016 A Proclamation Childhood obesity has both immediate and long-term effects on a child's health and well-being—it puts our young people at higher risk for health problems in adulthood and it can strain our … [read more]

Notice of August 30, 2016 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 9478 of August 26, 2016 Papahānaumokuākea Marine National Monument Expansion A Proclamation Through Proclamation 8031 of June 15, 2006, as amended by Proclamation 8112 of February 28, 2007, the President established the Papahānaumokuākea Marine National Monument (Monument), to protect and preserve the marine area of the Northwestern Hawaiian … [read more]

Proclamation 9477 of August 25, 2016 Women's Equality Day, 2016 A Proclamation Nearly one century ago, with boundless courage and relentless commitment, dedicated women who had marched, advocated, and organized for the right to cast a vote finally saw their efforts rewarded on August 26, 1920, when the 19th … [read more]

Proclamation 9476 of August 24, 2016 Establishment of the Katahdin Woods and Waters National Monument A Proclamation In north central Maine lies an area of the North Woods known in recent years as the Katahdin Woods and Waters Recreation Area (Katahdin Woods and Waters), approximately 87,500 acres within a … [read more]

Proclamation 9475 of August 22, 2016 100th Anniversary of the National Park Service A Proclamation In 1872, the Congress established Yellowstone National Park—the first park of its kind anywhere in the world. Decades later, the passage of the Antiquities Act in 1906 created our first national historic preservation policy. … [read more]

Proclamation 9474 of August 19, 2016 National Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve Week, 2016 A Proclamation For more than two centuries, brave patriots have given of themselves to secure our fundamental rights to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness—and in times of both war and peace, … [read more]

Start Printed Page 55107 Presidential Determination No. 2016-09 of August 4, 2016 Continuation of U.S. Drug Interdiction Assistance to the Government of Colombia Memorandum for the Secretary of State [and] the Secretary of Defense Pursuant to the authority vested in me by section 1012 of the National Defense Authorization … [read more]

Start Printed Page 54717 Memorandum of August 12, 2016 Providing an Order of Succession Within the National Endowment for the Humanities Memorandum for the Chairperson of the National Endowment for the Humanities By the authority vested in me as President by the Constitution and the laws of the United … [read more]

Start Printed Page 54715 Memorandum of August 12, 2016 Designation of Officers of the Office of Personnel Management To Act as Director of the Office of Personnel Management Memorandum for the Director of the Office of Personnel Management By the authority vested in me as President by the Constitution … [read more]

Proclamation 9473 of August 5, 2016 National Health Center Week, 2016 A Proclamation Across America, community health centers offer affordable, high-quality health care to people regardless of their financial status. For more than 50 years, underserved communities and vulnerable populations have relied on the primary and preventive care options … [read more]

Notice of August 4, 2016 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]

Start Printed Page 52967 Memorandum of August 5, 2016 Transfer of Unified Command Plan Responsibilities Memorandum for the Secretary of Defense Pursuant to my authority as Commander in Chief, I hereby approve your request dated June 16, 2016 and direct the transfer of the requested responsibilities in the Unified … [read more]

Start Printed Page 55109 Memorandum of August 5, 2016 Delegation of Authority Under Section 614(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 … [read more]

Start Printed Page 52323 Memorandum of August 3, 2016 Delegation of Authority Pursuant to Section 4 and Section 7 of the Electrify Africa Act of 2015 Memorandum for the Administrator of the United States Agency for International Development By the authority vested in me as President by the Constitution … [read more]

Memorandum of August 1, 2016 Delegation of Functions and Authorities Under the Protect and Preserve International Cultural Property 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 America, including section 301 of … [read more]

Notice of July 27, 2016 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 9471 of July 25, 2016 Anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act, 2016 A Proclamation On July 26, 1990, our Nation marked a pivotal moment in history for Americans with disabilities. Fueled by a chorus of voices who refused to accept a second-class status and driven by a … [read more]

Start Printed Page 49853 Proclamation 9472 of July 25, 2016 National Korean War Veterans Armistice Day, 2016 A Proclamation In 1950, when Communist armies from the North stormed across the 38th parallel, brave American men and women—though weary of combat in the wake of World War II—stepped forward to … [read more]

Memorandum of July 26, 2016 Delegation of Authority Under Section 1247 of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2016 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]

Notice of July 20, 2016 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 significant transnational criminal organizations pursuant to the International Emergency Economic Powers Act (50 U.S.C. 1701-1706) to deal … [read more]

Start Printed Page 47687 Proclamation 9470 of July 18, 2016 Honoring the Victims of the Attack in Baton Rouge, Louisiana A Proclamation As a mark of respect for the victims of the attack on police officers perpetrated on Sunday, July 17, 2016, in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, by the authority … [read more]

Proclamation 9469 of July 18, 2016 Captive Nations Week, 2016 A Proclamation Since our earliest days, the United States has worked to uphold the rights enshrined in our founding documents. The ideals that sparked our revolution find their truest expression in democracy, and our enduring belief in the right … [read more]

Proclamation 9468 of July 15, 2016 Honoring the Victims of the Attack in Nice, France A Proclamation As a mark of respect for the victims of the attack perpetrated on July 14, 2016, in Nice, France, by the authority vested in me as President of the United States by … [read more]

Proclamation 9467 of July 8, 2016 Honoring the Victims of the Attack in Dallas, Texas A Proclamation As a mark of respect for the victims of the attack on police officers perpetrated on Thursday, July 7, 2016, in Dallas, Texas, by the authority vested in me as President of … [read more]

Memorandum of July 13, 2016 Delegation of Authority Under 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 America, including section 301 of title … [read more]

Start Printed Page 48317 Memorandum of July 13, 2016 Delegation of Authority Under Sections 614(a)(1) and 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 9466 of June 30, 2016 To Implement the World Trade Organization Declaration on the Expansion of Trade in Information Technology Products and for Other Purposes A Proclamation 1. On July 28, 2015, the United States and other Members of the World Trade Organization (WTO) issued a Declaration on … [read more]

Proclamation 9465 of June 24, 2016 Establishment of the Stonewall National Monument A Proclamation Christopher Park, a historic community park located immediately across the street from the Stonewall Inn in the Greenwich Village neighborhood of New York City (City), is a place for the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender … [read more]

Notice of June 21, 2016 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) to deal with the … [read more]

Start Printed Page 40777 Notice of June 21, 2016 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]

Start Printed Page 40475 Presidential Determination No. 2016-08 of June 10, 2016 Proposed Agreement for Cooperation Between the Government of the United States of America and the Government of the Kingdom of Norway Concerning Peaceful Uses of Nuclear Energy Memorandum for the Secretary of State [and] the Secretary of … [read more]

Proclamation 9464 of June 17, 2016 Father's Day, 2016 A Proclamation Blessed with the extraordinary privilege and remarkable responsibility of fatherhood, dads play vital roles in our lives—inspiring us to reach for our highest potential, lifting us up when we need it most, and helping us become the people … [read more]

Proclamation 9463 of June 16, 2016 National Week of Making, 2016 A Proclamation The same American spirit of innovation and entrepreneurship that has steered our Nation through the industrial and digital revolutions—and led our people to explore the depths of the oceans and the distant planets in our solar … [read more]

Proclamation 9462 of June 15, 2016 World Elder Abuse Awareness Day, 2016 A Proclamation Too often, elder abuse, neglect, and exploitation threaten the livelihoods of older individuals and erode their extraordinary potential. One in ten seniors in America experiences mistreatment or abuse—including domestic and sexual violence—and because these incidents … [read more]

Proclamation 9461 of June 12, 2016 Honoring the Victims of the Attack in Orlando, Florida A Proclamation As a mark of respect for the victims of the act of hatred and terror perpetrated on Sunday, June 12, 2016, in Orlando, Florida, by the authority vested in me as President … [read more]

Proclamation 9460 of June 10, 2016 Flag Day and National Flag Week, 2016 A Proclamation Two hundred and forty years ago, a small band of patriots declared independence, proclaiming in one voice that we are free to determine our own destiny and carry out the work of self-governance. Driven … [read more]

Notice of June 10, 2016 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 37481 Presidential Determination No. 2016-06 of May 19. 2016 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 37483 Presidential Determination No. 2016-07 of June 1, 2016 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 9455 of May 31, 2016 African-American Music Appreciation Month, 2016 A Proclamation A vital part of our Nation's proud heritage, African-American music exemplifies the creative spirit at the heart of American identity and is among the most innovative and powerful art the world has ever known. It accompanies … [read more]

Start Printed Page 36129 Proclamation 9456 of May 31, 2016 Great Outdoors Month, 2016 A Proclamation Every day, Americans draw inspiration from the landscapes and outdoor spaces that surround us and connect us with our heritage and with one another. People have lived off of these lands and waters … [read more]

Start Printed Page 36135 Proclamation 9459 of May 31, 2016 National Oceans Month, 2016 A Proclamation Covering more than 70 percent of the earth's surface, oceans have a profound impact on our way of life. Home to a great diversity of plant and animal species, their precious ecosystems provide … [read more]

Start Printed Page 36131 Proclamation 9457 of May 31, 2016 Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Pride Month, 2016 A Proclamation Since our founding, America has advanced on an unending path toward becoming a more perfect Union. This journey, led by forward-thinking individuals who have set their sights on reaching … [read more]

Start Printed Page 36133 Proclamation 9458 of May 31, 2016 National Caribbean-American Heritage Month, 2016 A Proclamation The dynamism and diversity of Caribbean Americans have contributed to our Nation's story in extraordinary ways. Millions of people in the United States are connected to our Caribbean neighbors through ties of … [read more]

Proclamation 9454 of May 26, 2016 Prayer for Peace, Memorial Day, 2016 A Proclamation With courage and a love of country that knows no limits, America's men and women in uniform exemplify patriotism at its core—stepping into harm's way to protect our people and to safeguard the ideals that … [read more]

Start Printed Page 33329 Proclamation 9453 of May 20, 2016 National Maritime Day, 2016 A Proclamation Since America's founding, proud mariners have selflessly dedicated themselves to protecting and advancing our interests—here at home and around the world. The patriots of the United States Merchant Marine have long served as … [read more]

Start Printed Page 33327 Proclamation 9452 of May 20, 2016 Armed Forces Day, 2016 A Proclamation The Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen, Marines, and Coast Guardsmen who comprise our Armed Forces have defended our Nation and the values for which we stand for generations, answering the call to give up the … [read more]

Proclamation 9451 of May 20, 2016 National Safe Boating Week, 2016 A Proclamation Each year, as summer approaches and warmer weather draws crowds to our Nation's beaches, lakes, and rivers, we set aside a week to recognize the importance of taking boating safety precautions before taking to the water. … [read more]

Memorandum of May 24, 2016 Delegation of Authority Under Section 106 of the Bipartisan Congressional Trade Priorities and Accountability Act of 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 9450 of May 18, 2016 National Hepatitis Testing Day, 2016 A Proclamation In the United States, hepatitis A, B, and C are the most common types of viral hepatitis—affecting between 3.5 and 6.9 million people and claiming the lives of thousands of our fellow Americans each year. Because … [read more]

Notice of May 18, 2016 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 31487 Notice of May 17, 2016 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 … [read more]

Start Printed Page 31485 Proclamation 9449 of May 13, 2016 World Trade Week, 2016 A Proclamation The United States of America cannot afford to sit on the sidelines of the global economy. With over 95 percent of our Nation's potential customers living outside our borders, trade agreements are a … [read more]

Start Printed Page 31479 Proclamation 9446 of May 13, 2016 National Defense Transportation Day and National Transportation Week, 2016 A Proclamation At the core of our national character is our persistent belief in what we, as a people, can accomplish as one. Connecting every corner of our country and … [read more]

Proclamation 9445 of May 13, 2016 Emergency Medical Services Week, 2016 A Proclamation Every day across our Nation, women and men sacrifice precious time with their loved ones, working long and hard to provide emergency medical services (EMS) to people they have never met before. Often operating in the … [read more]

Start Printed Page 31483 Proclamation 9448 of May 13, 2016 Peace Officers Memorial Day and Police Week, 2016 A Proclamation For generations, the brave women and men of our Nation's law enforcement have answered the call to serve and protect our communities. Enduring long shifts in dangerous and unpredictable … [read more]

Start Printed Page 31481 Proclamation 9447 of May 13, 2016 National Hurricane Preparedness Week, 2016 A Proclamation Each May, Americans set aside a week to raise awareness of the threat posed by hurricanes—storms that can devastate communities, neighborhoods, and local economies. The high winds, heavy rains, lightning, and tornadoes … [read more]

Memorandum of May 18, 2016 Delegation of Certain Functions and Authorities Under the North Korea Sanctions and Policy Enhancement Act of 2016 Memorandum for the Secretary of State[,] the Secretary of the Treasury[,] the Director of National Intelligence[, and] the Secretary of Commerce By the authority vested in me … [read more]

Notice of May 12, 2016 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 29463 Proclamation 9444 of May 6, 2016 Mother's Day, 2016 A Proclamation On Mother's Day, we celebrate those who are the first to welcome us into the world. Performing the most important work there is, mothers—biological, foster, or adoptive—are our first role models and earliest motivators. … [read more]

Start Printed Page 29469 Notice of May 9, 2016 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 … [read more]

Proclamation 9443 of May 6, 2016 National Women's Health Week, 2016 A Proclamation Throughout our history, women have contributed to shaping the course of our country—and with each generation, they have helped affirm the timeless belief that everyone deserves an equal shot at reaching for our Nation's promise. We … [read more]

Proclamation 9442 of May 5, 2016 Military Spouse Appreciation Day, 2016 A Proclamation Serving alongside our Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen, Marines, and Coast Guardsmen, our Nation's military families give of themselves and give up their time with their loved ones so we may live safely and freely. Few Americans fully … [read more]

Memorandum of May 10, 2016 Delegation of Authority Pursuant to Section 3136(h) of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2016 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 9441 of May 4, 2016 National Day of Prayer, 2016 A Proclamation In times of steady calm and extraordinary change alike, Americans of all walks of life have long turned to prayer to seek refuge, demonstrate gratitude, and discover peace. Sustaining us through great uncertainty and moments of … [read more]

Notice of May 3, 2016 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 9434 of April 29, 2016 Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month, 2016 A Proclamation Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders (AAPIs) are the fastest growing racial group in our country, growing over 4 times as rapidly as the population of the United States. As one of the most … [read more]

Start Printed Page 26985 Proclamation 9437 of April 29, 2016 National Charter Schools Week, 2016 A Proclamation Our Nation has always been guided by the belief that all young people should be free to dream as big and boldly as they want, and that with hard work and determination, … [read more]

Start Printed Page 26987 Proclamation 9438 of April 29, 2016 National Small Business Week, 2016 A Proclamation Responsible for creating nearly two-thirds of net new jobs in the United States each year and employing more than half of all Americans, small businesses have always been a vital part of … [read more]

Start Printed Page 26981 Proclamation 9435 of April 29, 2016 National Building Safety Month, 2016 A Proclamation Buildings across our country provide safety and shelter to our people. From high-rises that form our cities' skylines to ranch homes that blanket the countryside, our buildings offer places to gather and … [read more]

Start Printed Page 26983 Proclamation 9436 of April 29, 2016 Older Americans Month, 2016 A Proclamation Through a lifetime of contribution, older Americans have helped ensure that the founding promise of our country remains within reach for their children and grandchildren, and their individual narratives reflect the extraordinary history … [read more]

Start Printed Page 26991 Proclamation 9440 of April 29, 2016 Public Service Recognition Week, 2016 A Proclamation Our Nation's progress has long been fueled by the efforts of selfless citizens who come together in service to their fellow Americans to change our country for the better. At the birth … [read more]

Start Printed Page 26989 Proclamation 9439 of April 29, 2016 National Teacher Appreciation Day and National Teacher Appreciation Week, 2016 A Proclamation Our country's story, written over more than two centuries, is one of challenges, chances, and progress. As our Nation has advanced on our journey toward ensuring rights … [read more]

Proclamation 9431 of April 28, 2016 Jewish American Heritage Month, 2016 A Proclamation At America's birth, our Founders fought off tyranny and declared a set of ideals—including life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness—that would forever guide our country's course. For generations since, Jewish Americans, having shared in the … [read more]

Start Printed Page 26663 Proclamation 9432 of April 28, 2016 National Foster Care Month, 2016 A Proclamation The success of our country tomorrow depends on the well-being of our children today. As a Nation, we have a duty to empower each child so they have the same sense of … [read more]

Start Printed Page 26665 Proclamation 9433 of April 28, 2016 National Mental Health Awareness Month, 2016 A Proclamation Nearly 44 million American adults, and millions of children, experience mental health conditions each year, including depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, and post-traumatic stress. Although we have made progress expanding mental … [read more]

Start Printed Page 26091 Proclamation 9428 of April 27, 2016 Law Day, U.S.A., 2016 A Proclamation Underpinning American democracy and upholding the founding principles of our Nation, the law enshrines our bedrock belief in equality and justice for all. Central to securing these ideals is ensuring that every American's … [read more]

Start Printed Page 26095 Proclamation 9430 of April 27, 2016 Workers Memorial Day, 2016 A Proclamation The story of America is the story of its workers. With faith in one another and hope for what their country could be, generations of laborers fought, sacrificed, and organized for the rights … [read more]

Start Printed Page 26093 Proclamation 9429 of April 27, 2016 Loyalty Day, 2016 A Proclamation America endures because of the generations of our people who have endeavored alongside one another, joining their voices and their efforts to ensure our Nation lives up to its highest ideals. Driven by the … [read more]

Proclamation 9427 of April 27, 2016 National Physical Fitness and Sports Month, 2016 A Proclamation For generations, sports have brought Americans of all ages together and helped us celebrate our country's competitive spirit. When we work to instill an appreciation for physical fitness in our people, we do more … [read more]

Start Printed Page 26993 Memorandum of April 29, 2016 Promoting Rehabilitation and Reintegration of Formerly Incarcerated Individuals Memorandum for the Heads of Executive Departments and Agencies America is a Nation of second chances. Promoting the rehabilitation and reintegration of individuals who have paid their debt to society makes communities … [read more]

Proclamation 9426 of April 21, 2016 Earth Day, 2016 A Proclamation On April 22, 1970, millions of people from every corner of our country joined in common cause to demand basic protections to safeguard our planet for future generations. The first Earth Day helped transform the ways we interact … [read more]

Proclamation 9425 of April 18, 2016 Education and Sharing Day, U.S.A., 2016 A Proclamation Our Nation has long been driven by the promise that anyone willing to work hard can make of their lives what they will, and ensuring opportunity is within reach for all requires us to provide … [read more]

Proclamation 9424 of April 15, 2016 National Park Week, 2016 A Proclamation Our National Parks have allowed generations to discover history, nature, and wildlife in irreplaceable ways. From the highest peaks of Denali to the lowest dips of the Grand Canyon, families around our country enjoy the splendor of … [read more]

Proclamation 9423 of April 12, 2016 Establishment of the Belmont-Paul Women's Equality National Monument A Proclamation The Sewall-Belmont House (House), located at 144 Constitution Avenue, Northeast, in Washington, D.C.—a few steps from the U.S. Capitol—has been home to the National Woman's Party (NWP) since 1929. From this House, the … [read more]

Proclamation 9422 of April 11, 2016 National Equal Pay Day, 2016 A Proclamation Our Nation is built on the basic promise of a fair shot for all our people. Women in the United States still do not always receive equal pay for equal work. When women are paid less … [read more]

Proclamation 9418 of April 8, 2016 National Crime Victims' Rights Week, 2016 A Proclamation In the aftermath of a crime, it is imperative that victims have access to the resources they need to recover and to ensure that justice is done. During the 35th National Crime Victims' Rights Week, … [read more]

Start Printed Page 22015 Proclamation 9419 of April 8, 2016 National Volunteer Week, 2016 A Proclamation Each day, humble people of every background and belief come together to fulfill the timeless responsibility we have as Americans: to accept certain obligations to one another. People of all ages can volunteer, … [read more]

Start Printed Page 22019 Proclamation 9421 of April 8, 2016 National Former Prisoner of War Recognition Day, 2016 A Proclamation Under the flag of the United States, generations of women and men, united in a common cause greater than themselves, have served to defend the ideals that bind us … [read more]

Start Printed Page 22017 Proclamation 9420 of April 8, 2016 Pan American Day and Pan American Week, 2016 A Proclamation A decade before the turn of the 19th century, representatives of countries from across the Western Hemisphere formed what would become the Organization of American States, striving to ensure … [read more]

Start Printed Page 68927 Memorandum of April 12, 2016 Delegations of Authority Under Sections 610, 614(a)(1), and 506(a)(2)(A)(i)(II) 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 … [read more]

Proclamation 9415 of April 1, 2016 National Donate Life Month, 2016 A Proclamation By becoming an organ donor, one person can save the lives of up to eight people and improve the lives of dozens—mothers and daughters, fathers and sons, brothers and sisters—who are desperately in need of a … [read more]

Start Printed Page 20213 Proclamation 9416 of April 1, 2016 National Public Health Week, 2016 A Proclamation During National Public Health Week, we join together to enhance public health—the foundation of our security and well-being—here at home and around the world. By supporting health professionals and embracing our obligations … [read more]

Start Printed Page 20215 Proclamation 9417 of April 1, 2016 World Autism Awareness Day, 2016 A Proclamation Every person deserves the chance to reach for their highest hopes and fulfill their greatest potential. On World Autism Awareness Day, we reaffirm our dedication to ensuring that belief is a reality … [read more]

Start Printed Page 20217 Notice of April 4, 2016 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 9411 of March 31, 2016 National Cancer Control Month, 2016 A Proclamation Undaunted by challenge and unceasing in pursuit of progress, our Nation has pushed the boundaries of possibility throughout our history. Today, while cancer remains among the leading causes of death around the world and the second … [read more]

Start Printed Page 19855 Proclamation 9414 of March 31, 2016 National Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month, 2016 A Proclamation At our country's core is a basic belief in the inherent dignity of every person. Too many women and men of all ages suffer the outrage that is sexual … [read more]

Start Printed Page 19853 Proclamation 9413 of March 31, 2016 National Financial Capability Month, 2016 A Proclamation When every American has the tools they need to get ahead and contribute to our country's success, we are all better off. Since the recession, we have built our economy to be … [read more]

Start Printed Page 19851 Proclamation 9412 of March 31, 2016 National Child Abuse Prevention Month, 2016 A Proclamation All children deserve to grow up in a caring and loving environment, yet across America, hundreds of thousands of children are neglected or abused each year, often causing lasting consequences. Although … [read more]

Proclamation 9410 of March 30, 2016 César Chávez Day, 2016 A Proclamation As a child of migrant workers who struggled just to get by, César Chávez knew the importance of having an economy that works for everyone and devoted his life to ensuring our Nation upheld the values upon … [read more]

Start Printed Page 19019 Notice of March 30, 2016 Continuation of the National Emergency With Respect to South Sudan On April 3, 2014, by Executive Order 13664, 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 … [read more]

Notice of March 29, 2016 Continuation of the National Emergency With Respect to Significant Malicious Cyber-Enabled Activities On April 1, 2015, by Executive Order 13694, 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 … [read more]

Proclamation 9409 of March 24, 2016 Greek Independence Day: A National Day of Celebration of Greek and American Democracy, 2016 A Proclamation Inspired by ancient Greece's example, America's Founding Fathers drew on Hellenic principles to guide our democracy in its nascence. Nearly half a century after the Stars and … [read more]

Memorandum of March 29, 2016 Mental Health and Substance Use Disorder Parity Task Force Memorandum for the Heads of Executive Departments and Agencies My Administration has made behavioral health a priority and taken a number of steps to improve the prevention, early intervention, and treatment of mental health and … [read more]

Proclamation 9408 of March 22, 2016 Honoring the Victims of the Attack in Brussels, Belgium A Proclamation The American people stand with the people of Brussels. We will do whatever it takes, working with nations and peoples around the world, to bring the perpetrators of these attacks to justice, … [read more]

Proclamation 9407 of March 18, 2016 National Poison Prevention Week, 2016 A Proclamation As the leading cause of accidental injury death in the United States, poisonings can harm people of all ages and from all walks of life. More than 90 percent of poisonings occur inside the home, and … [read more]

Memorandum of March 21, 2016 Building National Capabilities for Long-Term Drought Resilience Memorandum for the Heads of Executive Departments and Agencies By the authority vested in me as President by the Constitution and the laws of the United States of America, I hereby direct the following: Section 1. Purpose. … [read more]

Start Printed Page 15419 Memorandum of March 18, 2016 Delegation of Authority Pursuant to Section 3139(a) and (b) of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2016 Memorandum for the Director of National Intelligence [and] the Under Secretary for Nuclear Security By the authority vested in me as … [read more]

Start Printed Page 15421 Memorandum of March 18, 2016 Delegation of Authority Pursuant to Sections 101, 201, and 202 of the Hizballah International Financing Prevention Act of 2015 Memorandum for the Director of National Intelligence By the authority vested in me as President by the Constitution and the laws … [read more]

Memorandum of March 18, 2016 Delegation of Authority Pursuant to Section 704 of the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2016 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 of America, including section … [read more]

Start Printed Page 15423 Memorandum of March 18, 2016 Delegation of Authority Pursuant to Sections 102(a), 102(c), 204, and 302 of the Hizballah International Financing Prevention Act of 2015 Memorandum for the Secretary of the Treasury By the authority vested in me as President by the Constitution and the … [read more]

Memorandum of March 18, 2016 Delegation of Authority Pursuant to Section 102(b) of the Hizballah International Financing Prevention Act of 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 … [read more]

Proclamation 9406 of March 14, 2016 To Take Certain Actions Under the African Growth and Opportunity Act A Proclamation 1. In Proclamation 7350 of October 2, 2000, the President designated the Republic of South Africa (South Africa) as a beneficiary sub-Saharan African country for purposes of section 506A(a)(1) of … [read more]

Memorandum of March 11, 2016 Delegation of Authority Under Section 11 of the Export-Import Bank Reauthorization Act of 2012 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]

Notice of March 9, 2016 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]

Proclamation 9405 of March 7, 2016 Death of Nancy Reagan A Proclamation As a mark of respect for the memory of Nancy Reagan, I hereby order, by the authority vested in me by the Constitution and the laws of the United States of America, that the flag of the … [read more]

Proclamation 9404 of March 4, 2016 National Consumer Protection Week, 2016 A Proclamation After a long road to recovery, our Nation has risen from the depths of recession thanks to the grit and determination of the American people. Ensuring hardworking families feel secure and confident that they can get … [read more]

Start Printed Page 11999 Notice of March 3, 2016 Continuation of the National Emergency With Respect to Venezuela On March 8, 2015, I issued Executive Order 13692, declaring a national emergency with respect to the situation in Venezuela, including the Government of Venezuela's erosion of human rights guarantees, persecution … [read more]

Proclamation 9403 of March 1, 2016 Read Across America Day, 2016 A Proclamation From a child's first foray into the depths of a story to an adult's escape into a world of words, reading plays an integral role in our lives. Works of fiction and non-fiction alike pique interest … [read more]

Start Printed Page 11657 Notice of March 2, 2016 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]

Start Printed Page 11655 Notice of March 2, 2016 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 … [read more]

Start Printed Page 11095 Proclamation 9401 of February 29, 2016 National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month, 2016 A Proclamation Every year, more than 130,000 Americans are diagnosed with colorectal cancer, and it kills nearly 50,000—making it the second leading cause of cancer deaths in the United States. Colorectal cancer touches … [read more]

Start Printed Page 11097 Proclamation 9402 of February 29, 2016 Women's History Month, 2016 A Proclamation Throughout history, women have driven humanity forward on the path to a more equal and just society, contributing in innumerable ways to our character and progress as a people. In the face of … [read more]

Start Printed Page 11093 Proclamation 9400 of February 29, 2016 Irish-American Heritage Month, 2016 A Proclamation Hailing from the Emerald Isle, generations of Irishmen and women have helped shape the idea of America, overcoming hardship and strife through strength and sacrifice, faith and family. With an undying belief that … [read more]

Proclamation 9399 of February 29, 2016 American Red Cross Month, 2016 A Proclamation Over a century and a half ago, as gunfire echoed through America's skies and division flared between North and South, a trailblazing woman, Clara Barton, braved bullets and cannon fire to deliver much-needed care, comfort, and … [read more]

Memorandum of March 1, 2016 Limiting the Use of Restrictive Housing by the Federal Government Memorandum for the Heads of Executive Departments and Agencies A growing body of evidence suggests that the overuse of solitary confinement and other forms of restrictive housing in U.S. correctional systems undermines public safety … [read more]

Proclamation 9398 of February 24, 2016 Modifying and Continuing the National Emergency With Respect to Cuba and Continuing To Authorize the Regulation of the Anchorage and Movement of Vessels A Proclamation By the authority vested in me by the Constitution and the laws of the United States of America, … [read more]

Notice of February 22, 2016 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]

Proclamation 9394 of February 12, 2016 Establishment of the Castle Mountains National Monument A Proclamation The Castle Mountains area, bounded on three sides by Mojave National Preserve (Preserve), possesses outstanding natural, cultural, and historical values representing some of the finest characteristics of the eastern Mojave Desert. It connects water … [read more]

Start Printed Page 8379 Proclamation 9396 of February 12, 2016 Establishment of the Sand to Snow National Monument A Proclamation The Sand to Snow area of southern California is an ecological and cultural treasure, a microcosm of the great geographic diversity of the region. Rising from the floor of … [read more]

Start Printed Page 8371 Proclamation 9395 of February 12, 2016 Establishment of the Mojave Trails National Monument A Proclamation The Mojave Trails area of southern California is a stunning mosaic of rugged mountain ranges, ancient lava flows, and spectacular sand dunes. It is a landscape defined by scarcity and … [read more]

Start Printed Page 8387 Proclamation 9397 of February 13, 2016 Death of Antonin Scalia A Proclamation As a mark of respect for Antonin Scalia, Associate Justice of the United States, I hereby order, by the authority vested in me by the Constitution and laws of the United States of … [read more]

Notice of February 3, 2016 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 5879 Proclamation 9393 of January 29, 2016 National Teen Dating Violence Awareness and Prevention Month, 2016 A Proclamation Teen dating violence is a serious violation that can affect a young person's safety, development, and sense of comfort. Perpetrated by a current or past intimate partner, dating … [read more]

Start Printed Page 5877 Proclamation 9392 of January 29, 2016 National African American History Month, 2016 A Proclamation America's greatness is a testament to generations of courageous individuals who, in the face of uncomfortable truths, accepted that the work of perfecting our Nation is unending and strived to expand … [read more]

Proclamation 9391 of January 29, 2016 American Heart Month, 2016 A Proclamation Affecting people of all races and ethnicities, cardiovascular disease is the single leading cause of death for both men and women in the United States, responsible for one in three deaths in the United States each year. … [read more]

Memorandum of January 29, 2016 Delegation of Certain Authority and Assignment of Certain Functions Under Section 103(a)(1)(A) and Section 103(b)(1) of the Bipartisan Congressional Trade Priorities and Accountability Act of 2015 Memorandum for the United States Trade Representative In addition to the authorities and functions delegated and assigned to … [read more]

Memorandum of January 28, 2016 White House Cancer Moonshot Task Force Memorandum for the Heads of Executive Departments and Agencies Cancer is a leading cause of death, and cancer incidence is expected to increase worldwide in the coming decades. But today, cancer research is on the cusp of major … [read more]

Notice of January 20, 2016 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 9389 of January 15, 2016 Religious Freedom Day, 2016 A Proclamation Since our country's founding, religious freedom has been heralded as one of our most cherished ideals. The right to practice religion freely has brought immigrants from all over the world to our shores, often in the face … [read more]

Start Printed Page 3691 Proclamation 9390 of January 15, 2016 Martin Luther King, Jr., Federal Holiday, 2016 A Proclamation With profound faith in our Nation's promise, the Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., led a non-violent movement that urged our country's leaders to expand the reach of freedom and … [read more]

Proclamation 9388 of January 11, 2016 To Take Certain Actions Under the African Growth and Opportunity Act A Proclamation 1. In Proclamation 7350 of October 2, 2000, the President designated the Republic of South Africa (South Africa) as a beneficiary sub-Saharan African country for purposes of section 506A(a)(1) of … [read more]

Start Printed Page 717 Proclamation 9387 of December 31, 2015 National Stalking Awareness Month, 2016 A Proclamation Every person deserves to live freely and without the fear of being followed or harassed. Stalking is a violation of our fundamental freedoms, and it insults our most basic values as a … [read more]

Proclamation 9385 of December 31, 2015 National Mentoring Month, 2016 A Proclamation At the heart of America's promise is the belief that we all do better when everyone has a fair shot at reaching for their dreams. Throughout our Nation's history, Americans of every background have worked to uphold … [read more]

Start Printed Page 715 Proclamation 9386 of December 31, 2015 National Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention Month, 2016 A Proclamation One hundred and fifty years ago, our Nation codified the fundamental truth that slavery is an affront to human dignity. Still, the bitter fact remains that millions of men, … [read more]

Memorandum of January 4, 2016 Promoting Smart Gun Technology Memorandum for the Secretary of Defense[,] the Attorney General[, and] the Secretary of Homeland Security For more than 20 years, the Federal Government has worked to keep guns out of the wrong hands through background checks. This critical effort in … [read more]

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