Wednesday, March 4, 2020
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
March 4, 2020
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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. 1701 et seq.), to deal with the unusual and extraordinary threat to the foreign policy of the United States constituted by the actions and policies of certain members of the Government of Zimbabwe and other persons to undermine Zimbabwe's democratic processes or institutions. These actions and policies had contributed to the deliberate breakdown in the rule of law in Zimbabwe, to politically motivated violence and intimidation in that country, and to political and economic instability in the southern African region.
On November 22, 2005, the President issued Executive Order 13391 to take additional steps with respect to the national emergency declared in Executive Order 13288 by ordering the blocking of the property of additional persons undermining democratic processes or institutions in Zimbabwe.
On July 25, 2008, the President issued Executive Order 13469, which expanded the scope of the national emergency declared in Executive Order 13288 and authorized the blocking of the property of additional persons undermining democratic processes or institutions in Zimbabwe.
The actions and policies by certain members of the Government of Zimbabwe and other persons to undermine Zimbabwe's democratic processes or institutions continue to pose an unusual and extraordinary threat to the foreign policy of the United States. For this reason, the national emergency declared on March 6, 2003, and the measures adopted on that date, on November 22, 2005, and on July 25, 2008, to deal with that emergency, must continue in effect beyond March 6, 2020. Therefore, in accordance with section 202(d) of the National Emergencies Act (50 U.S.C. 1622(d)), I am continuing for 1 year the national emergency declared in Executive Order 13288.
This notice shall be published in the Federal Register and transmitted to the Congress.
DONALD J. TRUMP
THE WHITE HOUSE,
March 4, 2020.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
March 3, 2020
On Tuesday, March 3, 2020, the President signed into law:
H.J.Res. 80, which authorizes VA to refer certain veterans for dental care in the community;
S. 394, the "Presidential Transition Enhancement Act of 2019," which provides for changes to how the General Services Administration provides services and facilities to Presidents-elect and Vice Presidents-elect and makes other changes to the Presidential transition process; and
S. 2107, the "Protecting America's Food and Agriculture Act of 2019," which authorizes the Department of Homeland Security's U.S. Customs and Border Protection to hire additional agricultural specialists, agricultural technicians, and canine inspection teams to improve the security of the Nation's food supply.