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985 Presidential Memoranda issued by Barack Obama

Start Printed Page 6191 Notice of January 13, 2017 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]

Proclamation 9568 of January 13, 2017 Martin Luther King, Jr., Federal Holiday, 2017 A Proclamation When the Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., shared his dream with the world atop the steps of the Lincoln Memorial, he gave mighty voice to our founding ideals. Few could have imagined that … [read more]

Start Printed Page 6187 Notice of January 13, 2017 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 to deal with the unusual and extraordinary threat to the national security, foreign … [read more]

Start Printed Page 7617 Proclamation 9569 of January 13, 2017 Religious Freedom Day, 2017 A Proclamation Believing that “Almighty God hath created the mind free,” Thomas Jefferson authored the Virginia Statute for Religious Freedom after our young Nation declared its independence. This idea of religious liberty later became a … [read more]

Start Printed Page 6193 Notice of January 13, 2017 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]

Start Printed Page 6195 Notice of January 13, 2017 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 6185 Notice of January 13, 2017 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 February 25, 2016, by Proclamation 9398, the national emergency with respect to Cuba was … [read more]

Start Printed Page 6189 Notice of January 13, 2017 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 … [read more]

Proclamation 9567 of January 12, 2017 Establishment of the Reconstruction Era National Monument A Proclamation The Reconstruction Era, a period spanning the early Civil War years until the start of Jim Crow racial segregation in the 1890s, was a time of significant transformation in the United States, as the … [read more]

Start Printed Page 6159 Proclamation 9566 of January 12, 2017 Establishment of the Freedom Riders National Monument A Proclamation An interracial group of “Freedom Riders” set out in May 1961 on a journey from Washington, DC, to New Orleans through the Deep South. In organizing the 1961 Freedom Rides, … [read more]

Proclamation 9563 of January 12, 2017 Boundary Enlargement of the California Coastal National Monument A Proclamation Through Proclamation 7264 of January 11, 2000, President Clinton established the California Coastal National Monument (monument) to protect the biological treasures situated on thousands of unappropriated or unreserved islands, rocks, exposed reefs, and … [read more]

Start Printed Page 6145 Proclamation 9564 of January 12, 2017 Boundary Enlargement of the Cascade-Siskiyou National Monument A Proclamation Through Proclamation 7318 of June 9, 2000, President Bill Clinton established the Cascade-Siskiyou National Monument (monument) to protect the ecological wonders and biological diversity at the interface of the Cascade, … [read more]

Start Printed Page 6151 Proclamation 9565 of January 12, 2017 Establishment of the Birmingham Civil Rights National Monument A Proclamation The A.G. Gaston Motel (Gaston Motel), located in Birmingham, Alabama, within walking distance of the Sixteenth Street Baptist Church, Kelly Ingram Park, and other landmarks of the American civil … [read more]

Start Printed Page 6165 Notice of January 13, 2017 Continuation of the National Emergency With Respect to Terrorists Who Threaten To Disrupt the Middle East Peace Process On January 23, 1995, by Executive Order 12947, the President declared a national emergency pursuant to the International Emergency Economic Powers Act … [read more]

Start Printed Page 7627 Memorandum of January 13, 2017 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]

Start Printed Page 7623 Memorandum of January 13, 2017 Continuing To Expand Opportunity for All Young People 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 … [read more]

Start Printed Page 7625 Memorandum of January 13, 2017 Designation of Officers or Employees of the Office of Science and Technology Policy To Act as Director Memorandum for the Director of the Office of Science and Technology Policy By the authority vested in me as President by the Constitution … [read more]

Start Printed Page 7629 Memorandum of January 13, 2017 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 6179 Memorandum of January 12, 2017 Promoting Diversity and Inclusion in Our National Parks, National Forests, and Other Public Lands and Waters Memorandum for the Heads of Executive Departments and Agencies Our Federal lands and waters are among our Nation's greatest treasures—from our National Parks and … [read more]

Start Printed Page 1161 Proclamation 9562 of December 28, 2016 National Stalking Awareness Month, 2017 A Proclamation Every year, stalkers deny too many people the comfort and safety they deserve, violating our basic expectation of dignity and respect for all. Posing risks to both the physical and emotional health … [read more]

Start Printed Page 1157 Proclamation 9560 of December 28, 2016 National Mentoring Month, 2017 A Proclamation With every generation, our Nation has expanded the essential idea that no matter who you are or where you come from, America is a place where—with hard work and perseverance—you can make it … [read more]

Start Printed Page 1159 Proclamation 9561 of December 28, 2016 National Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention Month, 2017 A Proclamation Our Nation wrestled with the issue of slavery in a way that nearly tore us apart—its fundamental notion in direct contradiction with our founding premise that we are all … [read more]

Proclamation 9558 of December 28, 2016 Establishment of the Bears Ears National Monument A Proclamation Rising from the center of the southeastern Utah landscape and visible from every direction are twin buttes so distinctive that in each of the native languages of the region their name is the same: … [read more]

Start Printed Page 1149 Proclamation 9559 of December 28, 2016 Establishment of the Gold Butte National Monument A Proclamation In southeast Nevada lies a landscape of contrast and transition, where dramatically chiseled red sandstone, twisting canyons, and tree-clad mountains punctuate flat stretches of the Mojave Desert. This remote and … [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 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]

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 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]

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]

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]

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]

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]

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]

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]

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]

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]

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 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 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 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]

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]

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]

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]

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 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 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]

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 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 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]

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]

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 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]

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]

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]

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 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]

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 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]

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]

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]

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 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]

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]

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 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 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 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]

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]

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]

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]

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]

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]

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 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]

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]

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 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]

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]

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 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]

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 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 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 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 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]

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]

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 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 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 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]

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]

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]

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]

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 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 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]

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]

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 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]

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 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]

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 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]

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]

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 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]

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]

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 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]

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]

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 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]

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]

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 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 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]

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 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]

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 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]

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 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 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]

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]

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 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]

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]

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 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]

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]

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]

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 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]

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]

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]

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 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]

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]

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]

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]

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]

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 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]

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 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]

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]

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 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]

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]

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]

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]

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]

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]

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 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 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 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]

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]

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]

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 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]

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 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 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]

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]

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]

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]

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]

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]

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 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]

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]

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]

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 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 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 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 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 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 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]

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]

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]

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]

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 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]

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]

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]

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]

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]

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 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 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]

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]

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 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 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 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 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 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]

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]

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]

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 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]

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 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]

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]

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 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]

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]

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]

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]

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]

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]

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]

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]

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]

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 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]

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]

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]

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 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]

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]

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]

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]

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 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 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 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 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]

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]

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]

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]

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]

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 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]

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 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]

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]

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]

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]

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]

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]

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 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 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]

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]

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]

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]

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]

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]

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]

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 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]

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]

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]

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]

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]

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]

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]

Proclamation 9223 of December 23, 2014 To Take Certain Actions Under the African Growth and Opportunity Act and for Other Purposes A Proclamation 1. In Proclamation 8921 of December 20, 2012, I determined that the Republic of Guinea-Bissau (Guinea-Bissau) was not making continual progress in meeting the requirements described … [read more]

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

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

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

Proclamation 9219 of December 9, 2014 Human Rights Day and Human Rights Week, 2014 A Proclamation On December 10, 1948, nations from six continents came together to adopt the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. This extraordinary document affirmed that every individual is born equal with inalienable rights, and it … [read more]

Presidential Determination No. 2015-03 of December 3, 2014 Suspension of Limitations Under the Jerusalem Embassy Act Memorandum for the Secretary of State Pursuant to the authority vested in me as President by the Constitution and the laws of the United States, including section 7(a) of the Jerusalem Embassy Act … [read more]

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

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

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

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

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

Presidential Determination No. 2015-02 of November 21, 2014 Presidential Determination Pursuant to Section 1245(d)(4)(B) and (C) of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2012 Memorandum for the Secretary of State[,] the Secretary of the Treasury[, and] the Secretary of Energy By the authority vested in me as … [read more]

Proclamation 9213 of November 21, 2014 National Family Week, 2014 A Proclamation In big cities and small towns throughout our Nation, the strength and diversity of hardworking families reflect the promise of America—that with grit and determination, anyone can build a better future for themselves and their children. Families … [read more]

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

Start Printed Page 69755 Presidential Determination No. 2014-18 of September 30, 2014 Determination With Respect to the Child Soldiers Prevention Act of 2008 Memorandum for the Secretary of State Pursuant to section 404 of the Child Soldiers Prevention Act of 2008 (CSPA) (title IV, Public Law 110-457), as amended, … [read more]

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Notice of November 12, 2014 Continuation of the National Emergency With Respect to Iran On November 14, 1979, by Executive Order 12170, the President declared a national emergency with respect to Iran and, pursuant to the International Emergency Economic Powers Act (50 U.S.C. 1701-1706), took related steps to deal … [read more]

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Start Printed Page 64295 Notice of October 24, 2014 Continuation of the National Emergency With Respect to Sudan On November 3, 1997, by Executive Order (E.O.) 13067, the President declared a national emergency with respect to Sudan and, pursuant to the International Emergency Economic Powers Act (50 U.S.C. 1701-1706), … [read more]

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

Start Printed Page 63495 Notice of October 21, 2014 Continuation of the National Emergency With Respect to the Situation in or in Relation to the Democratic Republic of the Congo On October 27, 2006, by Executive Order (E.O.) 13413, the President declared a national emergency with respect to the … [read more]

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

Start Printed Page 62795 Notice of October 16, 2014 Continuation of the National Emergency With Respect to Significant Narcotics Traffickers Centered in Colombia On October 21, 1995, by Executive Order 12978, the President declared a national emergency with respect to significant narcotics traffickers centered in Colombia pursuant to the … [read more]

Presidential Determination No. 2015-01 of October 9, 2014 Provision of U.S. Drug Interdiction Assistance to the Government of Brazil Memorandum for the Secretary of State [and] the Secretary of Defense By the authority vested in me as President by section 1012 of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal … [read more]

Start Printed Page 62299 Proclamation 9192 of October 10, 2014 General Pulaski Memorial Day, 2014 A Proclamation More than 200 years ago, Brigadier General Casimir Pulaski answered the call of our fledgling Nation as we sought to secure liberty and justice. A Polish-born leader, he fought and sacrificed his … [read more]

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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