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Author: L. Elaine Halchin, Specialist in American National Government

Release Date: 2/27/2019

Number of Pages:  20

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The National Emergencies Act (50 U.S.C. ??1601-1651) eliminated or modified some statutory grants of emergency authority, required the President to formally declare the existence of a national emergency and to specify what statutory authority activated by the declaration would be used, and provided Congress a means to countermand the President?s declaration and the activated authority being sought. The development of this regulatory statute and subsequent declarations of national emergency are reviewed in this report.