President Biden announces the continuation of two national emergencies

President Biden recently announced the one-year continuation of two separate national emergencies.  On September 7, 2021, the President declared that it was necessary to continue the national emergency declared in Executive Order 13848 of September 12, 2018 to address the unusual and extraordinary threat posed to US national security and foreign policy from foreign interference in or undermining public confidence in US elections.  The President stated that, while there is no evidence that a foreign power has altered the outcome of any US election, significant internet-based vulnerabilities still exist as well as the threat posed by the covert distribution of propaganda and disinformation.  This national emergency was extended for one year to ensure that measures taken to address these threats continue in effect beyond September 12, 2021.

President Biden also announced on September 15, 2021 that it was necessary to continue the national emergency declared in Executive Order 13224 of September 23, 2001, as amended, to address the continuing threat to US national security, foreign policy and the US economy posed by persons who commit or support terrorism, including the immediate and extraordinary threat from foreign terrorists like those who attacked the US on September 11, 2001.  The President extended this national emergency by one year to ensure that this emergency and the measures adopted to deal with the emergency, including those provided in EO 13886 of September 9, 2019, continue in effect beyond September 23, 2021.

White House Presidential Action - September 7, 2021 | White House Presidential Action - September 15, 2021

 
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