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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.
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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