Alternate Title: EO 12998: Amendment to Executive Order No. 11880
"By virtue of the authority vested in me as President by the Constitution and laws of the United States of America, including section 3347 of title 5, United States Code, it is hereby ordered that Executive Order No. 11880 of October 2, 1975, as amended, is further amended as follows: A new section 2 of Executive Order No. 11880 shall be added to read: ''The President may at any time, pursuant to law but without regard to the foregoing provisions of this order, direct that an officer, as defined in 5 U.S.C. 3347, and specified by the President shall act as Secretary of Commerce.'' The present section 2 of Executive Order No. 11880, as amended, shall be redesignated as section 3."
Executive Order 12998; EO 12998
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Federal Register (April 5, 1996), v.31 no.69, p.15873