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Letter to Congressional Leaders on Continuation of the National Emergency With Respect to Significant Narcotics Traffickers Centered in Colombia

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Section 202(d) of the National Emergencies Act, 50 U.S.C. 1622(d), provides for the automatic termination of a national emergency unless, prior to the anniversary date of its declaration, the President publishes in the Federal Register and transmits to the Congress a notice stating that the emergency is to continue in effect beyond the anniversary date.

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									                                                               Administration of George W. Bush, 2008 / Oct. 17                                                               1353

                                                               NOTE: This notice was released by the Office of                 letter was released by the Office of the Press Sec-
                                                               the Press Secretary on October 17, and it was pub-              retary on October 17.
                                                               lished in the Federal Register on October 20.

                                                                                                                               Remarks to the United States
                                                               Letter to Congressional Leaders on                              Chamber of Commerce
                                                               Continuation of the National
                                                               Emergency With Respect to                                       October 17, 2008
                                                               Significant Narcotics Traffickers                                  Good morning. I am pleased to be back
                                                               Centered in Colombia                                            to the U.S. Chamber. I want to thank the
                                                               October 16, 2008                                                members of this fine organization for your
                                                                                                                               efforts to support the spirit of free enterprise
                                                               Dear Madam Speaker: (Dear Mr.                                   and to advance the interests of businesses,
                                                               President:)                                                     large and small, across our great country. I’m
                                                                  Section 202(d) of the National Emer-                         grateful for the opportunity to talk to you
                                                               gencies Act, 50 U.S.C. 1622(d), provides for                    about a subject that’s on all our minds. And
                                                               the automatic termination of a national emer-                   that’s the economy.
                                                               gency unless, prior to the anniversary date                        Bruce, I want to thank you for your leader-
                                                               of its declaration, the President publishes in                  ship and your friendship. I want to appreciate
                                                               the Federal Register and transmits to the                       the other members of the U.S. Chamber
                                                               Congress a notice stating that the emergency                    leadership group that is with us. I welcome
                                                               is to continue in effect beyond the anniver-                    the entrepreneurs that are with us; fellow
                                                               sary date. In accordance with this provision,                   citizens.
                                                               I have sent to the Federal Register for publi-                     Our Nation is dealing with a serious finan-
                                                               cation the enclosed notice stating that the                     cial crisis. Over the past month, Americans
                                                               emergency declared with respect to signifi-                     have witnessed fast-moving events involving
                                                               cant narcotics traffickers centered in Colom-                   complicated financial issues. I know many of
                                                               bia is to continue in effect beyond October                     our citizens are concerned about their fi-
                                                   
								
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