Emergency Declaration for the District of Columbia in Effect During 59th Presidential Inauguration from January 11 to January 24, 2021


WASHINGTON — FEMA announced federal disaster assistance has been made available to the District of Columbia to supplement the District’s response efforts due to the emergency conditions resulting from the 59th Presidential Inauguration from January 11 to January 24, 2021.

President Donald J. Trump’s action authorizes FEMA to coordinate all disaster relief efforts which have the purpose of alleviating the hardship and suffering caused by the emergency on the local population, and to provide appropriate assistance for required emergency measures, authorized under Title V of the Stafford Act, to save lives and to protect property and public health and safety, and to lessen or avert the threat of a catastrophe in the District of Columbia.

FEMA is authorized to identify, mobilize, and provide at its discretion, equipment and resources necessary to alleviate the impacts of the emergency. Emergency protective measures, limited to direct federal assistance, will be provided at 100 percent federal funding.

Thomas J. Fargione has been named as the Federal Coordinating Officer for federal response operations for the affected area. Additional designations may be made at a later date if requested by the District of Columbia and warranted by the results of further evaluation.

Active concurrent declared National Emergencies could have at least minimal significance operating concurrently with the recent Emergency Declaration for the District of Columbia (HQ-21-006, announced January 11, 2021) …

Imposing Certain Sanctions in the Event of Foreign Interference in a United States Election (White House Executive Order 13848) – intended to enable automatic sanctions in response to election interference; intelligence agencies are given 45 days after an election to assess any possible interference.

Declaring a National Emergency Concerning the Novel Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) Outbreak (Proclamation 9994 on 3/18/2020) — On March 13, 2020, President Donald Trump declared that he would give the states and territories access to up to 50 billion dollars in federal funds to fight the coronavirus pandemic. This includes sweeping action to control the spread of the virus in the United States, Federal quarantines for individuals evacuated from foreign nations the ability to waive laws to enable tele-health. Stated by President Trump: “It gives remote doctor’s visits and hospital check ins. The power to waive certain federal license requirements so the doctors from other states can provide services in states with the greatest need.”

Securing the Information and Communications Technology and Services Supply Chain (Executive Order 13873, May 15, 2019) – bans American companies from using any telecommunications equipment that the secretary of Commerce declares to be a national security risk. The Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) of the Department of Commerce announced that it will be adding Huawei Technologies Co. Ltd and 70 affiliates to its Entity List. The Department of Commerce alleged that Huawei was engaged in activities that are contrary to US national security or foreign policy interest. As a result, sale or transfer of American technology to a company or person on the Entity List requires a license issued by the BIS, and a license may be denied if the sale or transfer would harm US national security or foreign policy interests.

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