President Barack Obama has today extended for another year the state of emergency President George W. Bush declared after the 9/11 attacks.
Obama's notice, available here via the Office of Federal Register, allows the Executive Branch a variety of powers under federal law. The ones Bush invoked back on September 14, 2001 had to do with military issues, such as the ready reserve and wartime footing for the Coast Guard.
Declarations of emergency also back up some economic sanctions imposed by the Treasury Department on individuals and groups abroad, but it's unclear to me whethere they're at issue with this latest notice.
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