Letter to Congressional Leaders Transmitting the Executive Order on Appointments During National Emergency
Dear Mr. Speaker: (Dear Mr. President:)
Consistent with section 301 of the National Emergencies Act (50 U.S.C. 1631), I hereby report that I have taken additional steps with respect to the national emergency I declared in Proclamation 7463 of September 14, 2001, by invoking and making available to the Secretary of Defense the emergency appointments authority of section 603 of title 10 of the United States Code, consistent with the terms of that statute and of Executive Order 12396 of December 9, 1982.
I am enclosing a copy of the Executive Order I have issued, which is effective immediately.
GEORGE W. BUSH
NOTE: Identical letters were sent to J. Dennis Hastert, Speaker of the House of Representatives, and Richard B. Cheney, President of the Senate. The Executive order of December 17 is listed in Appendix D at the end of this volume.
George W. Bush, Letter to Congressional Leaders Transmitting the Executive Order on Appointments During National Emergency Online by Gerhard Peters and John T. Woolley, The American Presidency Project https://www.presidency.ucsb.edu/node/211933