Subject: Text of a Letter from the President to the Speaker of the House of Representatives and the President of the Senate

The White House
Office of the Press Secretary
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
August 5, 2019
TEXT OF A LETTER FROM THE PRESIDENT
TO THE SPEAKER OF THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
AND THE PRESIDENT OF THE SENATE


August 5, 2019


Dear Madam Speaker: (Dear Mr. President:)

Pursuant to the International Emergency Economic Powers Act (50 U.S.C. 1701 et seq.), the National Emergencies Act (50 U.S.C. 1601 et seq.), 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, I hereby report that I have issued an Executive Order taking additional steps with respect to the national emergency declared in Executive Order 13692, as amended, as relied upon for additional steps taken in subsequent Executive Orders.

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I have determined that it is necessary to block the property of the Government of Venezuela in light of the continued usurpation of power by the illegitimate Nicolas Maduro regime, as well as the regime's human rights abuses, arbitrary arrest and detention of Venezuelan citizens, curtailment of free press, and ongoing attempts to undermine Interim President Juan Guaido of Venezuela and the democratically-elected Venezuelan National Assembly.

I am enclosing a copy of the Executive Order I have issued.

Sincerely,


DONALD J. TRUMP

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