CONTINUATION OF THE NATIONAL EMERGENCY WITH RESPECT TO SIGNIFICANT NARCOTICS TRAFFICKERS CENTERED IN COLOMBIA--MESSAGE FROM THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES (H. DOC. NO. 113-66)
(House of Representatives - October 16, 2013)

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  CONTINUATION OF THE NATIONAL EMERGENCY WITH RESPECT TO SIGNIFICANT 
NARCOTICS TRAFFICKERS CENTERED IN COLOMBIA--MESSAGE FROM THE PRESIDENT 
               OF THE UNITED STATES (H. DOC. NO. 113-66)

  The SPEAKER pro tempore (Mr. Poe of Texas) laid before the House the 
following message from the President of the United States; which was 
read and, together with the accompanying papers, referred to the 
Committee on Foreign Affairs and ordered to be printed:

To the Congress of the United States:
  Section 202(d) of the National Emergencies Act, 50 U.S.C. 1622(d), 
provides for the automatic termination of a national emergency unless, 
within 90 days 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. In accordance with this provision, I have 
sent to the Federal Register for publication the enclosed notice 
stating that the national emergency with respect to significant 
narcotics traffickers centered in Colombia declared in Executive Order 
12978 of October 21, 1995, is to continue in effect beyond October 21, 
2013.
  The circumstances that led to the declaration on October 21, 1995, of 
a national emergency have not been resolved. The actions of significant 
narcotics traffickers centered in Colombia continue to pose an unusual 
and extraordinary threat to the national security, foreign policy, and 
economy of the United States and to cause an extreme level of violence, 
corruption, and harm in the United States and abroad. For these 
reasons, I have determined that it is necessary to continue the 
national emergency declared in Executive

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Order 12978 with respect to significant narcotics traffickers centered 
in Colombia.
                                                        Barack Obama.  
The White House, October 16, 2013.

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