The email claims that Obama has issued executive orders but lists orders that previous presidents signed. The email also inaccurately describes those orders. Another viral email cuts and pastes a constituent newsletter from Republican Rep. Kay Granger of Texas. She falsely claimed that an Obama executive order created martial law. Granger has since retracted her statements and removed the newsletter from her website.
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The email claims that Obama has issued executive orders but lists orders that previous presidents signed. The email also inaccurately describes those orders. Another viral email cuts and pastes a constituent newsletter from Republican Rep. Kay Granger of Texas. She falsely claimed that an Obama executive order created martial law. Granger has since retracted her statements and removed the newsletter from her website. Executive orders originated under George Washington, and their use stems from interpretations of Article II of the Constitution — which created the executive branch — and from presidential precedent.
Obama has not issued executive orders. He has signed slightly fewer orders than President George W. Obama has issued executive orders as of Sept. The U. Bush issued executive orders through Sept. The viral email that claims Obama has signed executive orders lists 13 orders as evidence, all of which previous presidents signed in the s and s.
Presidents number their executive orders consecutively. The first executive order that President Obama signed was EO , which dealt with presidential records. The order reestablished a council to oversee safety of civilian federal employees. Granger, the Texas congresswoman, made false claims about an executive order that Obama actually signed in March.
The act expires in Like presidents before him, Obama issued an order updating the resources covered under that act, which allows presidents to delegate authority to various federal departments and agencies. It has no effect at all on continued powers of Congress or the federal courts during periods of war or other national emergencies. There are only a few changes President Obama incorporated — such as changes to the definitions of resources covered by the law — that have been included in his order.
The appointments were unprecedented because he made them when the Senate was technically not in recess, prompting legal challenges from conservative groups. Obama did not submit the policy change to Congress for review, which the nonpartisan Government Accountability Office concluded he should have done.
George W. Norman J. House of Representatives Committee on Rules. The University of California, Santa Barbara. The American Presidency Project. Executive Orders. Accessed 24 Sep
Executive Order 10999
The Secretary of Commerce hereinafter referred to as the Secretary shall prepare national emergency plans and develop preparedness programs covering: a Development and coordination of over-all policies, plans and procedures for the provision of a centralized control of all modes of transportation in an emergency for the movement of passenger and freight traffic of all types, and the determination of the proper apportionment and allocation of the total civil transportation capacity, or any portion thereof, to meet over-all essential civil and military needs. These plans and programs shall be designed to develop a state of readiness in those areas with respect to all degrees of national emergency, including attack upon the United States. Transportation Planning and Coordination Function. The Secretary shall develop long range programs designed to integrate the mobilization requirements for movement of all forms of commerce with all forms of national and international transportation systems including air, ground, water, and pipelines, in an emergency; more particularly he shall: a Resources and requirements. Obtain, assemble, analyze, and evaluate data on the requirements of all claimants for all types of civil transportation to meet the needs of the military and of the civil economy. Consolidate, evaluate, and interpret both current and projected resources and requirements data developed by all Federal agencies concerned with moving passengers or cargo by all modes of transportation for the purpose of initiating actions designed to stimulate government and industry actions to improve the peacetime structure of the transportation system for use in an emergency. Develop plans and procedures which would provide for the central collection and analysis of passenger and cargo movement demands of both shipper and user agencies as they relate to the capabilities of various transport modes in existence at the time, control or delegate control of the priority of movement of passengers and cargo for all modes of transportation by mode or within a mode and develop policies, standards and procedures for emergency enforcement of controls through the use of means such as education, incentives, embargoes, permits, sanctions, claimancy policies, etc.
Executive Order 10995
Most [of these laws] remain a a potential source of virtually unlimited power for a President should he choose to activate them. It is possible that some future President could exercise this vast authority in an attempt to place the United States under authoritarian rule. While the danger of a dictatorship arising through legal means may seem remote to us today, recent history records Hitler seizing control through the use of the emergency powers provisions contained in the laws of the Weimar Republic. There is hereby established the position of Director of Telecommunications Management, which position shall be held by one of the Assistant Directors of the Office of Emergency Planning provided for under Reorganization Plan No.
Obama’s Executive Orders
There is hereby established the position of Director of Telecommunications Management, which position shall be held by one of the Assistant Directors of the Office of Emergency Planning provided for under Reorganization Plan No. Subject to the authority and control of the President, the Director of Telecommunications Management shall: a Coordinate telecommunications activities of the executive branch of the Government and be responsible for the formulation, after consultation with appropriate agencies, of overall policies and standards therefor. He shall promote and encourage the adoption of uniform policies and standards by agencies authorized to operate telecommunications systems. Agencies shall consult with the Director of Telecommunications Management in the development of policies and standards for the conduct of their telecommunications activities within the overall policies of the executive branch. The authority to assign radio frequencies to Government agencies, vested in the President by section of the Communications Act of , as amended 47 U.
The FEMA list of Presidential Executive Orders