H. Doc. 107-126: Declaration of National Emergency in Response to Terrorist Attacks: Message from the President of the United States Transmitting His Declaration of a National Emergency in Response to the Unusual and Extraordinary Threat Posed to the National Security, Foreign Policy, and Economy of the United States by Grave Acts of Terrorism and Threats of Terrorism Committed by Foreign Terrorists, Including the September 11, 2001, Terrorist Attacks and His Executive Order Blocking Property and Prohibiting Transactions with Persons Who Commit, Threaten to Commit, or Support Terrorism, Pursuant to 50 U.S.C. 1703(b) and 50 U.S.C. 1631. September 25, 2001   [open pdf - 73KB]

This document concerns the President's declaration of a national emergency in response to the unusual and extraordinary threat posed to the national security, foreign policy, and economy of the United States by grave acts of terrorism and threats of terrorism committed by foreign terrorists, including the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks at the World Trade Center, New York, at the Pentagon, and in Pennsylvania. It also addresses the issuance of an Executive Order to help deal with this threat by giving the United States more powerful tools to reach the means by which terrorists and terrorist networks finance themselves and to encourage greater cooperation by foreign financial institutions and other entities that may have access to foreign property belonging to terrorists or terrorist organizations.

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