CONTINUATION OF THE NATIONAL EMERGENCY WITH RESPECT TO THE FORMER LIBERIAN REGIME OF CHARLES TAYLOR--MESSAGE FROM THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES (H. DOC. NO. 113-135); Congressional Record Vol. 160, No. 110
(House of Representatives - July 15, 2014)

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   CONTINUATION OF THE NATIONAL EMERGENCY WITH RESPECT TO THE FORMER 
 LIBERIAN REGIME OF CHARLES TAYLOR--MESSAGE FROM THE PRESIDENT OF THE 
                  UNITED STATES (H. DOC. NO. 113-135)

  The SPEAKER pro tempore 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 the former Liberian 
regime of Charles Taylor declared in Executive Order 13348 of July 22, 
2004, is to continue in effect beyond July 22, 2014.
  Although Liberia has made significant advances to promote democracy, 
and the Special Court for Sierra Leone convicted Charles Taylor for war 
crimes and crimes against humanity, the actions and policies of former 
Liberian President Charles Taylor and other persons, in particular 
their unlawful depletion of Liberian resources and their removal from 
Liberia and secreting of Liberian funds and property, still challenge 
Liberia's efforts to strengthen its democracy and the orderly 
development of its political, administrative, and economic 
institutions. These actions and policies continue to pose an unusual 
and extraordinary threat to the foreign policy of the United States. 
For this reason, I have determined that it is necessary to continue the 
national emergency with respect to the former Liberian regime of 
Charles Taylor.
                                                        Barack Obama.  
The White House, July 15, 2014.

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