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Presidential Emergency Board

The White House

Office of the Press Secretary

 

For Immediate Release                                                                                             November 21, 2013

EXECUTIVE ORDER

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Presidential Emergency Board

ESTABLISHING AN EMERGENCY BOARD TO INVESTIGATE DISPUTES BETWEEN THE LONG ISLAND RAIL ROAD COMPANY AND CERTAIN OF ITS EMPLOYEES REPRESENTED BY CERTAIN LABOR ORGANIZATIONS

 

Disputes exist between the Long Island Rail Road Company (LIRR) and certain of its employees represented by certain labor organizations. The labor organizations involved in these disputes are designated on the attached list, which is made part of this order.

 The disputes heretofore have not been adjusted under the provisions of the Railway Labor Act, as amended, 45 U.S.C. 151-188 (RLA).

 A party empowered by the RLA has requested that the President establish an emergency board pursuant to section 9A of the RLA (45 U.S.C. 159a).

 Section 9A(c) of the RLA provides that the President, upon such request, shall appoint an emergency board to investigate and report on the disputes.

 NOW, THEREFORE, by the authority vested in me as President by the Constitution and the laws of the United States, including section 9A of the RLA, it is hereby ordered as follows: Read More

PREPARING THE UNITED STATES FOR THE IMPACTS OF CLIMATE CHANGE 

The White House

Office of the Press Secretary

 

For Immediate Release                                                                                             November 01, 2013

EXECUTIVE ORDER

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PREPARING THE UNITED STATES FOR THE IMPACTS OF CLIMATE CHANGE

By the authority vested in me as President by the Constitution and the laws of the United States of America, and in order to prepare the Nation for the impacts of climate change by undertaking actions to enhance climate preparedness and resilience, it is hereby ordered as follows: Read More

Combating Wildlife Trafficking 

 

The White House

Office of the Press Secretary

 

For Immediate Release                                                                                             July 01, 2013

EXECUTIVE ORDER

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Combating Wildlife Trafficking

By the authority vested in me as President by the Constitution and the laws of the United States of America, and in order to address the significant effects of wildlife trafficking on the national interests of the United States, I hereby order as follows: Read More

ESTABLISHING THE WHITE HOUSE COUNCIL ON NATIVE AMERICAN AFFAIRS

The White House

Office of the Press Secretary

 

For Immediate Release                                                                                             June 26, 2013

EXECUTIVE ORDER

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ESTABLISHING THE WHITE HOUSE COUNCIL
ON NATIVE AMERICAN AFFAIRS

By the authority vested in me as President by the Constitution and the laws of the United States of America, and in order to promote and sustain prosperous and resilient Native American tribal governments, it is hereby ordered as follows: Read More

 Authorizing the Implementation of Certain Sanctions Set Forth in the Iran Freedom and Counter-Proliferation Act of 2012 and Additional Sanctions with Respect To Iran

The White House

Office of the Press Secretary

 

For Immediate Release                                                                                    June 03, 2013

EXECUTIVE ORDER

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AUTHORIZING THE IMPLEMENTATION OF CERTAIN SANCTIONS
SET FORTH IN THE IRAN FREEDOM AND COUNTER-PROLIFERATION ACT
OF 2012 AND ADDITIONAL SANCTIONS WITH RESPECT TO IRAN

By the authority vested in me as President by the Constitution and the laws of the United States of America, including the International Emergency Economic Powers Act (50 U.S.C. 1701 et seq.) (IEEPA), the National Emergencies Act (50 U.S.C. 1601 et seq.), the Comprehensive Iran Sanctions, Accountability, and Divestment Act of 2010 (Public Law 111-195) (22 U.S.C. 8501 et seq.) (CISADA), the Iran Freedom and Counter-Proliferation Act of 2012 (subtitle D of title XII of Public Law 112-239) (22 U.S.C. 8801 et seq.) (IFCA), section 212(f) of the Immigration and Nationality Act of 1952 (8 U.S.C. 1182(f)), and section 301 of title 3, United States Code, and in order to take additional steps with respect to the national emergency declared in Executive Order 12957 of March 15, 1995,

I, BARACK OBAMA, President of the United States of America, hereby order: Read More

 

Making Open and Machine Readable the New Default for Government Information

The White House

Office of the Press Secretary

 

For Immediate Release                                                                                    May 09, 2013

Executive Order -- Making Open and Machine Readable the New Default for Government Information

EXECUTIVE ORDER

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MAKING OPEN AND MACHINE READABLE THE NEW DEFAULT
FOR GOVERNMENT INFORMATION

By the authority vested in me as President by the Constitution and the laws of the United States of America, it is hereby ordered as follows: Read More

Adjustments of Certain Rates of Pay

The White House

Office of the Press Secretary

 

For Immediate Release                                                                                                                                                                                                                       April 05, 2013

Adjustments of Certain Rates of Pay

EXECUTIVE ORDER

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ADJUSTMENTS OF CERTAIN RATES OF PAY

By the authority vested in me as President by the Constitution and the laws of the United States of America, including the Continuing Appropriations and Surface Transportation Extensions Act, 2011 (Public Law 111-322), as extended by the Consolidated and Further Continuing Appropriations Act, 2013 (Public Law 113-6), which requires certain pay schedules for civilian Federal employees to remain at 2010 levels through 2013, it is hereby ordered as follows: Read More

 

Establishment of the Presidential Commission of Election Administration

The White House

Office of the Press Secretary

 

For Immediate Release                                                                         March 28, 2013

Executive Order -- Establishment of the Presidential Commission of Election Administration

By the authority vested in me as President by the Constitution and the laws of the United States of America, and in order to promote the efficient administration of Federal elections and to improve the experience of all voters, it is hereby ordered as follows: Read More

 

Executive Order -- Amendments to Executive Order 12777

The White House

Office of the Press Secretary

 

For Immediate Release                                                                         March 15, 2013

 

AMENDMENTS TO EXECUTIVE ORDER 12777

By the authority vested in me as President by the Constitution and the laws of the United States of America, it is hereby ordered as follows:

Section 1. Section 4 of Executive Order 12777 of October 18, 1991, as amended (Implementation of Section 311 of the Federal Water Pollution Control Act of October 18, 1972, as Amended, and the Oil Pollution Act of 1990) is further amended by striking section 4 in its entirety and inserting in lieu thereof the following: Read More

Improving Critical Infrastructure Cybersecurity

The White House

Office of the Press Secretary

 

For Immediate Release                                                                    February 12, 2013

EXECUTIVE ORDER

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IMPROVING CRITICAL INFRASTRUCTURE CYBERSECURITY

 By the authority vested in me as President by the Constitution and the laws of the United States of America, it is hereby ordered as follows: Read More

Adjustments of Certain Rates of Pay

The White House

Office of the Press Secretary

 

For Immediate Release                                                                    December 27, 2012

Executive Order -- Adjustments of Certain Rates of Pay

EXECUTIVE ORDER

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 ADJUSTMENTS OF CERTAIN RATES OF PAY

By the authority vested in me as President by the Constitution and the laws of the United States of America, including section 114(b) of the Continuing Appropriations Resolution, 2013 (Public Law 112–175), which provides that any statutory adjustments to current levels in certain pay schedules for civilian Federal employees may take effect on the first day of the first applicable pay period beginning after the date specified in section 106(3) of Public Law 112-175, it is hereby ordered as follows:Read More

REESTABLISHMENT OF ADVISORY GROUP

The White House

Office of the Press Secretary

 

For Immediate Release                                                                    December 07, 2012

Executive Order -- Reestablishment of Advisory Group

EXECUTIVE ORDER

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REESTABLISHMENT OF ADVISORY GROUP

By the authority vested in me as President by the Constitution and the laws of the United States of America, including section 4001 of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (Public Law 111-148), 42 U.S.C. 300u-10, it is hereby ordered as follows: Read More

ESTABLISHMENT OF AN INTERAGENCY TASK FORCE ON COMMERCIAL ADVOCACY

The White House

Office of the Press Secretary

 

For Immediate Release                                                                       December 06, 2012

Executive Order -- Establishment of an Interagency Task Force on Commercial Advocacy

EXECUTIVE ORDER

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ESTABLISHMENT OF AN INTERAGENCY TASK FORCE ON COMMERCIAL ADVOCACY

By the authority vested in me as President by the Constitution and the laws of the United States of America, and in order to help level the playing field on behalf of U.S. businesses and workers competing for international contracts against foreign firms and to facilitate the growth of sales of U.S. goods and services around the world in support of the National Export Initiative, it is hereby ordered as follows: Read More

Establishing the White House Homeland Security Partnership Council

The White House

Office of the Press Secretary

 

For Immediate Release                                                                      October 26, 2012

EXECUTIVE ORDER

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ESTABLISHING THE WHITE HOUSE HOMELAND SECURITY PARTNERSHIP COUNCIL

By the authority vested in me as President by the Constitution and the laws of the United States of America, and in order to advance the Federal Government's use of local partnerships to address homeland security challenges, it is hereby ordered as follows: Read More

Strengthening Protections Against Trafficking In Persons In Federal Contracts

The White House

Office of the Press Secretary

 

For Immediate Release                                                                                                       September 25, 2012

EXECUTIVE ORDER

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STRENGTHENING PROTECTIONS AGAINST TRAFFICKING
IN PERSONS IN FEDERAL CONTRACTS

By the authority vested in me as President by the Constitution and the laws of the United States of America, including the Federal Property and Administrative Services Act (40 U.S.C. 101 et seq.) and the Trafficking Victims Protection Act of 2000, as amended (TVPA) (Public Law 106-386, Division A), and in order to strengthen protections against trafficking in persons in Federal contracting, it is hereby ordered as follows: Read More

 

ACCELERATING INVESTMENT IN INDUSTRIAL ENERGY EFFICIENCY

The White House

Office of the Press Secretary

 

For Immediate Release                                                                                                       August 30, 2012

EXECUTIVE ORDER

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ACCELERATING INVESTMENT IN INDUSTRIAL ENERGY EFFICIENCY

 

By the authority vested in me as President by the Constitution and the laws of the United States of America, and in order to promote American manufacturing by helping to facilitate investments in energy efficiency at industrial facilities, it is hereby ordered as follows: Read More

 

White House Initiative on Educational Excellence for African Americans

The White House

Office of the Press Secretary

 

For Immediate Release                                                                                                          July 26, 2012

Executive Order -- White House Initiative on Educational Excellence for African Americans

EXECUTIVE ORDER

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WHITE HOUSE INITIATIVE ON EDUCATIONAL EXCELLENCE
FOR AFRICAN AMERICANS

By the authority vested in me as President by the Constitution and the laws of the United States of America, to restore the country to its role as the global leader in education, to strengthen the Nation by improving educational outcomes for African Americans of all ages, and to help ensure that all African Americans receive an education that properly prepares them for college, productive careers, and satisfying lives, it is hereby ordered as follows: Read More

Assignment of National Security and Emergency Preparedness Communications Functions

 

The White House

Office of the Press Secretary

 

For Immediate Release                                                                                                        July 06, 2012

Executive Order -- Assignment of National Security and Emergency Preparedness Communications Functions

EXECUTIVE ORDER

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ASSIGNMENT OF NATIONAL SECURITY AND
EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS COMMUNICATIONS FUNCTIONS

By the authority vested in me as President by the Constitution and the laws of the United States of America, it is hereby ordered as follows: Read More

Russian Highly Enriched Uranium

The White House

Office of the Press Secretary

 

For Immediate Release                                                                                                          June 25, 2012

Executive Order--Russian Highly Enriched Uranium

EXECUTIVE ORDER

BLOCKING PROPERTY OF THE GOVERNMENT OF THE RUSSIAN FEDERATION RELATING TO THE DISPOSITION OF HIGHLY ENRICHED URANIUM EXTRACTED FROM NUCLEAR WEAPONS

By the authority vested in me as President by the Constitution and the laws of the United States of America, including the International Emergency Economic Powers Act (50 U.S.C. 1701 et seq.) (IEEPA), the National Emergencies Act (50 U.S.C. 1601 et seq.) (NEA), and section 301 of title 3, United States Code,

I, BARACK OBAMA, President of the United States of America, in view of the policies underlying Executive Order 12938 of November 14, 1994, and Executive Order 13085 of May 26, 1998, and the restrictions put in place pursuant to Executive Order 13159 of June 21, 2000, find that the risk of nuclear proliferation created by the accumulation of a large volume of weapons-usable fissile material in the territory of the Russian Federation continues to constitute an unusual and extraordinary threat to the national security and foreign policy of the United States, and hereby declare a national emergency to deal with that threat.  I hereby order: Read More

Accelerating Broadband Infrastructure Deployment

The White House

Office of the Press Secretary

 

For Immediate Release                                                                                                     June 14, 2012

 

Executive Order -- Accelerating Broadband Infrastructure Deployment

EXECUTIVE ORDER
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ACCELERATING BROADBAND INFRASTRUCTURE DEPLOYMENT

By the authority vested in me as President by the Constitution and the laws of the United States of America, including section 301 of title 3, United States Code, and in order to facilitate broadband deployment on Federal lands, buildings, and rights of way, federally assisted highways, and tribal and individual Indian trust lands (tribal lands), particularly in underserved communities, it is hereby ordered as follows:Read More

PROVIDING AN ORDER OF SUCCESSION WITHIN THE DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE

The White House

Office of the Press Secretary

 

For Immediate Release                                                                                                        May 21, 2012

Executive Order -- Providing an Order of Succession within the Department of Agriculture

EXECUTIVE ORDER

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PROVIDING AN ORDER OF SUCCESSION WITHIN
THE DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE

    By the authority vested in me as President by the Constitution and the laws of the United States of America, including the Federal Vacancies Reform Act of 1998, as amended, 5 U.S.C. 3345 et seq. (the "Act"), it is hereby ordered that: Read More

PROVIDING AN ORDER OF SUCCESSION WITHIN THE OFFICE OF MANAGEMENT AND BUDGET

The White House

Office of the Press Secretary

For Immediate Release                                                                                                      May 21, 2012

Executive Order -- Providing an Order of Succession within the Office of Management and Budget

EXECUTIVE ORDER

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PROVIDING AN ORDER OF SUCCESSION
WITHIN THE OFFICE OF MANAGEMENT AND BUDGET

    By the authority vested in me as President by the Constitution and the laws of the United States of America, including the Federal Vacancies Reform Act of 1998, as amended, 5 U.S.C. 3345 et seq. (the "Act"), it is hereby ordered that: Read More

Providing an Order of Succession within the Environmental Protection Agency

The White House

Office of the Press Secretary

 

For Immediate Release                                                                                                       May 21, 2012

Executive Order -- Providing an Order of Succession within the Environmental Protection Agency

By the authority vested in me as President by the Constitution and the laws of the United States of America, including the Federal Vacancies Reform Act of 1998, as amended, 5 U.S.C. 3345 et seq. (the "Act"), it is hereby ordered that: Read More

Providing an Order of Succession within the Department of Commerce

The White House

Office of the Press Secretary 

For Immediate Release                                                                                                      May 21, 2012

Executive Order -- Providing an Order of Succession within the Department of Commerce

SUBJECT: Designation of Officers of the Millennium Challenge Corporation to Act as Chief Executive Officer of the Millennium Challenge Corporation

By the authority vested in me as President by the Constitution and the laws of the United States of America, including the Federal Vacancies Reform Act of 1998, as amended, 5 U.S.C. 3345 et seq. (the "Act"), it is hereby ordered that: Read More

Blocking Property of Persons Threatening the Peace, Security, or Stability of Yemen

The White House

Office of the Press Secretary

For Immediate Release                                                                                       May 16, 2012

 

Executive Order -- Blocking Property of Persons Threatening the Peace, Security, or Stability of Yemen

EXECUTIVE ORDER
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BLOCKING PROPERTY OF PERSONS THREATENING
THE PEACE, SECURITY, OR STABILITY OF YEMEN

By the authority vested in me as President by the Constitution and the laws of the United States of America, including the International Emergency Economic Powers Act (50 U.S.C. 1701 et seq.) (IEEPA), the National Emergencies Act (50 U.S.C. 1601 et seq.) (NEA), and section 301 of title 3, United States Code,

I, BARACK OBAMA, President of the United States of America, find that the actions and policies of certain members of the Government of Yemen and others threaten Yemen's peace, security, and stability, including by obstructing the implementation of the agreement of November 23, 2011, between the Government of Yemen and those in opposition to it, which provides for a peaceful transition of power that meets the legitimate demands and aspirations of the Yemeni people for change, and by obstructing the political process in Yemen. I further find that these actions constitute an unusual and extraordinary threat to the national security and foreign policy of the United States, and I hereby declare a national emergency to deal with that threat. I hereby order: Read More

Blocking Property of Persons Threatening the Peace, Security, or Stability of Yemen

The White House

Office of the Press Secretary

For Immediate Release                                                                                    May 16, 2012

 

Executive Order -- Blocking Property of Persons Threatening the Peace, Security, or Stability of Yemen

EXECUTIVE ORDER
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BLOCKING PROPERTY OF PERSONS THREATENING
THE PEACE, SECURITY, OR STABILITY OF YEMEN

By the authority vested in me as President by the Constitution and the laws of the United States of America, including the International Emergency Economic Powers Act (50 U.S.C. 1701 et seq.) (IEEPA), the National Emergencies Act (50 U.S.C. 1601 et seq.) (NEA), and section 301 of title 3, United States Code,

I, BARACK OBAMA, President of the United States of America, find that the actions and policies of certain members of the Government of Yemen and others threaten Yemen's peace, security, and stability, including by obstructing the implementation of the agreement of November 23, 2011, between the Government of Yemen and those in opposition to it, which provides for a peaceful transition of power that meets the legitimate demands and aspirations of the Yemeni people for change, and by obstructing the political process in Yemen. I further find that these actions constitute an unusual and extraordinary threat to the national security and foreign policy of the United States, and I hereby declare a national emergency to deal with that threat. I hereby order: Read More

Identifying and Reducing Regulatory Burdens

The White House

Office of the Press Secretary

 

For Immediate Release                                                                               May 10, 2012

Executive Order -- Identifying and Reducing Regulatory Burdens

EXECUTIVE ORDER
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IDENTIFYING AND REDUCING REGULATORY BURDENS

By the authority vested in me as President by the Constitution and the laws of the United States of America, and in order to modernize our regulatory system and to reduce unjustified regulatory burdens and costs, it is hereby ordered as follows: Read More

Establishing Principles of Excellence for Educational Institutions Serving Service Members, Veterans, Spouses, and Other Family Members

The White House

Office of the Press Secretary

 

For Immediate Release                                                                                       April 27, 2012

 

Executive Order -- Establishing Principles of Excellence for Educational Institutions Serving Service Members, Veterans, Spouses, and Other Family Members

EXECUTIVE ORDER
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ESTABLISHING PRINCIPLES OF EXCELLENCE FOR EDUCATIONAL
INSTITUTIONS SERVING SERVICE MEMBERS, VETERANS, SPOUSES,
AND OTHER FAMILY MEMBERS

By the authority vested in me as President by the Constitution and the laws of the United States of America, and in order to ensure that Federal military and veterans educational benefits programs are providing service members, veterans, spouses, and other family members with the information, support, and protections they deserve, it is hereby ordered as follows: Read More

EXECUTIVE ORDER of April 23, 2012

 The White House

Office of the Press Secretary

 

For Immediate Release                                                                                                                                      April 23, 2012

 

EXECUTIVE ORDER
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BLOCKING THE PROPERTY AND SUSPENDING ENTRY INTO THE
UNITED STATES OF CERTAIN PERSONS WITH RESPECT TO GRAVE
HUMAN RIGHTS ABUSES BY THE GOVERNMENTS OF IRAN AND SYRIA
VIA INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY

By the authority vested in me as President by the Constitution and the laws of the United States of America, including the International Emergency Economic Powers Act (50 U.S.C. 1701 et seq.) (IEEPA), the National Emergencies Act (50 U.S.C. 1601 et seq.), section 212(f) of the Immigration and Nationality Act of...Read More

SUPPORTING SAFE AND RESPONSIBLE DEVELOPMENT OF UNCONVENTIONAL DOMESTIC NATURAL GAS RESOURCES

 The White House

Office of the Press Secretary

 

For Immediate Release                                                                                             April 13, 2012

Executive Order -- Supporting Safe and Responsible Development of Unconventional Domestic Natural Gas Resources

EXECUTIVE ORDER

SUPPORTING SAFE AND RESPONSIBLE DEVELOPMENT OF UNCONVENTIONAL DOMESTIC NATURAL GAS RESOURCES

By the authority vested in me as President by the Constitution and the laws of the United States of America, and in order to coordinate the efforts of Federal agencies responsible for overseeing the safe and responsible development of unconventional domestic natural gas resources and associated infrastructure and to help reduce our dependence on oil, it is hereby ordered as follows: Read More

Improving Performance of Federal Permitting and Review of Infrastructure Projects

The White House

Office of the Press Secretary

 

For Immediate Release                                                                                                 March 22, 2012

Executive Order -- Improving Performance of Federal Permitting and Review of Infrastructure Projects

EXECUTIVE ORDER

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IMPROVING PERFORMANCE OF FEDERAL PERMITTING
AND REVIEW OF INFRASTRUCTURE PROJECTS

By the authority vested in me as President by the Constitution and the laws of the United States of America, and in order to significantly reduce the aggregate time required to make decisions in the permitting and review of infrastructure projects by the Federal Government, while improving environmental and community outcomes, it is hereby ordered as follows: Read More

National Defense Resources Preparedness

The White House

Office of the Press Secretary

 

For Immediate Release                                                                                                                                           March 16, 2012

Executive Order -- National Defense Resources Preparedness

EXECUTIVE ORDER

NATIONAL DEFENSE RESOURCES PREPAREDNESS

By the authority vested in me as President by the Constitution and the laws of the United States of America, including the Defense Production Act of 1950, as amended (50 U.S.C. App. 2061 et seq.), and section 301 of title 3, United States Code, and as Commander in Chief of the Armed Forces of the United States, it is hereby ordered as follows: Read More 

Establishing a White House Council on Strong Cities Strong Communities

The White House

Office of the Press Secretary

 

Executive Order -- Establishing a White House Council on Strong Cities, Strong Communities

EXECUTIVE ORDER

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 ESTABLISHING A WHITE HOUSE COUNCIL ON STRONG CITIES, STRONG COMMUNITIES

By the authority vested in me as President by the Constitution and the laws of the United States of America, and in order to forge a partnership with local communities to provide them with comprehensive technical assistance to use and compete for Federal resources more effectively and efficiently, which will enable them to develop and implement economic strategies to become more competitive, sustainable, and inclusive, it is hereby ordered as follows: Read More

Establishment of the Interagency Trade Enforcement Center

The White House

Office of the Press Secretary

 

                                  For Immediate Release                                                                                              February 28, 2012

 Executive Order -- Establishment of the Interagency Trade Enforcement Center

EXECUTIVE ORDER

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ESTABLISHMENT OF THE INTERAGENCY TRADE ENFORCEMENT CENTER

By the authority vested in me as President by the Constitution and the laws of the United States of America, and in order to advance U.S. foreign policy and protect the national and economic security of the United States through strengthened and coordinated enforcement of U.S. trade rights under international trade agreements and enforcement of domestic trade laws, it is hereby ordered as follows: Read More

ESTABLISHING THE PRESIDENTS GLOBAL DEVELOPMENT COUNCIL

The White House

Office of the Press Secretary

For Immediate  Release                                                                                                                                      February 09, 2012

Executive Order -- Establishing the President's Global Development Council

EXECUTIVE ORDER

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ESTABLISHING THE PRESIDENT'S GLOBAL DEVELOPMENT COUNCIL

By the authority vested in me as President by the Constitution and the laws of the United States of America, it is hereby ordered as follows: Read More

ASSIGNMENT OF FUNCTIONS RELATING TO CERTAIN PROMOTION AND APPOINTMENT ACTIONS IN THE ARMED FORCES

The White House

Office of the Press Secretary

For Immediate Release                                                                                                                                            January 27, 2012

Executive Order -- Assignment of Functions Relating to Certain Promotion and Appointment Actions in the Armed Forces

EXECUTIVE ORDER
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ASSIGNMENT OF FUNCTIONS RELATING TO CERTAIN PROMOTION
AND APPOINTMENT ACTIONS IN THE ARMED FORCES


By the authority vested in me as President by the Constitution and the laws of the United States of America, including section 301 of title 3, United States Code, it is hereby ordered as follows: Read More

Establishing Visa and Foreign Visitor Processing Goals and the Task Force on Travel and Competitiveness

The White House

Office of the Press Secretary

 

For Immediate Release                                                                                                                                                         January 19, 2012

Executive Order -- Establishing Visa and Foreign Visitor Processing Goals and the Task Force on Travel and Competitiveness

By the authority vested in me as President by the Constitution and the laws of the United States of America, and to improve visa and foreign visitor processing and travel promotion in order to create jobs and spur economic growth in the United States, while continuing to protect our national security, it is hereby ordered as follows: Read More

AMENDMENTS TO EXECUTIVE ORDERS 12131 AND 13539

The White House

Office of the Press Secretary

 For Immediate Release                                                                                                                                                    December 19, 2011

Executive Order -- Amendments to Executive Orders 12131 and 13539

AMENDMENTS TO EXECUTIVE ORDERS 12131 AND 13539

By the authority vested in me as President by the Constitution and the laws of the United States of America it is hereby ordered as follows:

Section 1.  Section 1 102 of Executive Order 12131 of May 4, 1979, as amended (President's Export Council), is further amended to read as follows:

"The membership of the Council shall be as follows: Read More

ADJUSTMENTS OF CERTAIN RATES OF PAY

Office of the Press Secretary

 For Immediate Release                                                                                        December 19, 2011

Executive Order -- Adjustments of Certain Rates of Pay

ADJUSTMENTS OF CERTAIN RATES OF PAY

By the authority vested in me as President by the Constitution and the laws of the United States of America, including the Continuing Appropriations and Surface Transportation Extensions Act, 2011 (Public Law 111 322), which freezes certain pay schedules for civilian Federal employees at 2010 levels through 2012 and provides for the phase-in of the full applicable locality pay rates in non-foreign areas pursuant to the Non-Foreign Area Retirement Equity Assurance Act of 2009 (5 U.S.C. 5304 note), it is hereby ordered as follows: Read More

INSTITUTING A NATIONAL ACTION PLAN ON WOMEN, PEACE, AND SECURITY

The White House

Office of the Press Secretary

For Immediate Release

December 19, 2011

Executive Order -- Instituting a National Action Plan on Women, Peace, and Security

By the authority vested in me as President by the Constitution and the laws of the United States of America, it is hereby ordered as follows:

Section 1Policy.  (a)  The United States recognizes that promoting women's participation in conflict prevention, management, and resolution, as well as in post conflict relief and recovery, advances peace, national security, economic and social development, ...Read More

IMPROVING AMERICAN INDIAN AND ALASKA NATIVE EDUCATIONAL OPPORTUNITIES AND STRENGTHENING TRIBAL COLLEGES AND UNIVERSITIES

The White House

Office of the Press Secretary

For Immediate Release

December 02, 2011

EXECUTIVE ORDER IMPROVING AMERICAN INDIAN AND ALASKA NATIVE EDUCATIONAL OPPORTUNITIES AND STRENGTHENING TRIBAL COLLEGES AND UNIVERSITIES

By the authority vested in me as President by the Constitution and the laws of the United States of America, I hereby order as follows: Read More

Continuance of Certain Federal Advisory Committees

The White House

Office of the Press Secretary

For Immediate Release

November 23, 2011

Executive Order  CONTINUANCE OF
CERTAIN FEDERAL ADVISORY COMMITTEES

By the authority vested in me as President by the Constitution and the laws of the United States of America, and consistent with the provisions of the Federal Advisory Committee Act, as amended (5 U.S.C. App.), it is hereby ordered as follows: Read More

Promoting Efficient Spending

The White House

Office of the Press Secretary

For Immediate Release

November 09, 2011

EXECUTIVE ORDER PROMOTING EFFICIENT SPENDING

By the authority vested in me as President by the Constitution and the laws of the United States of America, and in order to further promote efficient spending in the Federal Government, it is hereby ordered as follows: Read More

 Reducing Prescription Drug Shortages

The White House

Office of the Press Secretary

For Immediate Release

October 31, 2011

EXECUTIVE ORDER

REDUCING PRESCRIPTION DRUG SHORTAGES

By the authority vested in me as President by the Constitution and the laws of the United States of America, it is hereby ordered as follows:

Section 1. Policy. Shortages of pharmaceutical drugs pose a serious and growing threat to public health. While a very small number of drugs in the United States experience a shortage in any given year, the number of prescription drug shortages in the United States nearly tripled between 2005 and 2010, and shortages are becoming more severe as well as more frequent. The affected medicines include cancer treatments, anesthesia drugs, and other drugs that are critical to the treatment and prevention of serious diseases and life threatening conditions.

For example, over approximately the last...Read More

STRUCTURAL REFORMS TO IMPROVE THE SECURITY OF CLASSIFIED NETWORKS--AND THE RESPONSIBLE SHARING AND SAFEGUARDING OF CLASSIFIED INFORMATION

The White House

Office of the Press Secretary

For Immediate Release

October 07, 2011

By the authority vested in me as President by the Constitution and the laws of the United States of America and in order to ensure the responsible sharing and safeguarding of classified national security information (classified information) on computer networks, it is hereby ordered as follows: Read More

CONTINUANCE OF CERTAIN FEDERAL ADVISORY COMMITTEES

The White House

Office of the Press Secretary

For Immediate Release

September 30, 2011

By the authority vested in me as President by the Constitution and the laws of the United States of America, and consistent with the provisions of the Federal Advisory Committee Act, as amended (5 U.S.C. App.), it is hereby ordered as follows: Read More

Executive Order Adjustments of Certain Rates of Pay

 By the authority vested in me as President by the Constitution and the laws of the United States of America, including the laws cited herein, it is hereby ordered as follows:

 Section 1.  Statutory Pay Systems.  Pursuant to the Continuing Appropriations and Surface Transportation Extensions Act, 2011 (H.R. 3082), which I signed into law today (the "Continuing Appropriations Act"), the rates of basic pay or salaries of the statutory pay systems (as defined in 5 U.S.C. 5302(1)) are set forth on the schedules attached hereto and made a part hereof: READ MORE

Recruiting and Hiring Students and Recent Graduates 

Section 1.  Policy.  The Federal Government benefits from a diverse workforce that includes students and recent graduates, who infuse the workplace with their enthusiasm, talents, and unique perspectives.  The existing competitive hiring process for the Federal civil service, however, is structured in a manner that, even at the entry level, favors job applicants who have significant previous work experience.  This structure, along with the complexity of the rules governing admission to the career civil service, creates a barrier to recruiting and hiring students and recent graduates.  It places the Federal Government at a competitive disadvantage compared to private-sector employers when it comes to hiring qualified applicants for entry-level positions. READ MORE

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