THE WHITE HOUSE

Office of the Press Secretary

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

February 9, 2018

MEMORANDUM FOR THE SECRETARY OF STATE

THE SECRETARY OF DEFENSE

SUBJECT: Delegation of Certain Functions and Authorities under Section 1235 of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2018

By the authority vested in me as President by the Constitution and the laws of the United States of America, including section301 of title 3, United States Code, I hereby order as follows:

_Section_ _ 1_. I hereby delegate to the Secretary of Defense the functions and authorities vested in the President by section1235(a) of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2018 (Public Law 115-91) (the "Act").

_Sec_. _ 2_. I hereby delegate to the Secretary of State the functions and authorities vested in the President by section1235(b) of the Act.

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_Sec_. _ 3_. The delegations in this memorandum shall apply to any provisions of any future public law that are the same or substantially the same as those provisions referenced in this memorandum.

_Sec_. _ 4_. The Secretary of State is authorized and directed to publish this memorandum in the "Federal Register".

DONALD J. TRUMP

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