Obama gives message to Congress about national emergencies

President Barack Obama gave a message to the United States Congress on Wednesday regarding the continuation of the national emergency in regards to persons who commit terrorist acts.

The message began with Obama stating the code of law regarding the National Emergencies Act, which provides for the automatic termination of a national emergency unless, within 90 days prior to the date of its declaration, the President publishes in the Federal Register and transmits to Congress a notice saying that the emergency is to continue in effect beyond the anniversary date.

"In accordance with this provision, I have sent to the Federal Register for publication the enclosed notice stating that the national emergency with respect to persons who commit, threaten to commit, or support terrorism declared in Executive Order 13224 of September 23, 2001, is to continue in effect beyond September 23, 2013," Obama said.

His message went on to say the threats of terrorism committed by foreign terrorists continue to be a danger to the United States and its interests.

"These actions continue to pose an unusual and extraordinary threat to the national security, foreign policy, and economy of the United States," Obama said. "For this reason, I have determined that it is necessary to continue the national emergency declared in Executive Order 13224 with respect to persons who commit, threaten to commit, or support terrorism."