Week Ending Friday, May 20, 2005

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Author: George W. Bush  | Date: May 17, 2005

Message to the Congress on Continuation of the National Emergency With Respect to Burma,
May 17, 2005

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, 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. I have sent the enclosed notice to the Federal Register for publication, which states that the Burma emergency is to continue beyond May 20, 2005. The most recent notice continuing this emergency was published in the Federal Register on May 19, 2004 (69 FR 29041).

The crisis between the United States and Burma arising from the actions and policies of the Government of Burma that led to the declaration of a national emergency on May 20, 1997, has not been resolved. These actions and policies, including its policies of committing large-scale repression of the democratic opposition in Burma, are hostile to U.S. interests and pose a continuing unusual and extraordinary threat to the national security and foreign policy of the United States. For this reason, I have determined that it is necessary to continue the national emergency with respect to Burma and maintain in force the sanctions against Burma to respond to this threat.

George W. Bush
The White House,
May 17, 2005.

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Chicago: George W. Bush, "Message to the Congress on Continuation of the National Emergency With Respect to Burma, May 17, 2005," Week Ending Friday, May 20, 2005 in United States. Executive Office of the President, Weekly Compilation of Presidential Documents, Week Ending Friday, May 20, 2005 (Washington, D.C.: U.S. Government Printing Office, 2005), 41:819 Original Sources, accessed November 30, 2022, http://www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=T821XSJGFZQ9SJU.

MLA: Bush, George W. "Message to the Congress on Continuation of the National Emergency With Respect to Burma, May 17, 2005." Week Ending Friday, May 20, 2005, in United States. Executive Office of the President, Weekly Compilation of Presidential Documents, Week Ending Friday, May 20, 2005 (Washington, D.C.: U.S. Government Printing Office, 2005), 41:819, Original Sources. 30 Nov. 2022. http://www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=T821XSJGFZQ9SJU.

Harvard: Bush, GW, 'Message to the Congress on Continuation of the National Emergency With Respect to Burma, May 17, 2005' in Week Ending Friday, May 20, 2005. cited in , United States. Executive Office of the President, Weekly Compilation of Presidential Documents, Week Ending Friday, May 20, 2005 (Washington, D.C.: U.S. Government Printing Office, 2005), 41:819. Original Sources, retrieved 30 November 2022, from http://www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=T821XSJGFZQ9SJU.