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Memorandum on Providing Federal Support for Governorsí Use of the National Guard to Respond to COVID-19
whitehouse.gov ^ | March 28, 2020 | President Donald J Trump

Posted on 03/29/2020 11:51:41 AM PDT by ransomnote

MEMORANDUM FOR THE SECRETARY OF DEFENSE
THE SECRETARY OF HOMELAND SECURITY

SUBJECT:       Providing Federal Support for Governors’ Use of
the National Guard to Respond to COVID-19

By the authority vested in me as President by the Constitution and the laws of the United States of America, including the Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Act, 42 U.S.C. 5121-5207 (the “Stafford Act”), and section 502 of title 32, United States Code, it is hereby ordered as follows:

Section 1.  Policy.  It is the policy of the United States to take measures to assist State Governors in their responses to all threats and hazards to the American people in their respective States and territories.  Considering the profound and unique public health risks posed by the ongoing outbreak of COVID-19, the disease caused by the novel (new) coronavirus known as SARS-CoV-2 (“the virus”), the need for close cooperation and mutual assistance between the Federal Government and the States is greater than at any time in recent history.  In recognizing this serious public health risk, I noted that on March 11, 2020, the World Health Organization announced that the COVID-19 outbreak can be characterized as a pandemic.  On March 13, 2020, I declared a national emergency recognizing the threat that SARS-CoV-2 poses to the Nation’s healthcare systems.  I also determined that same day that the COVID-19 outbreak constituted an emergency, of nationwide scope, pursuant to section 501(b) of the Stafford Act (42 U.S.C. 5191(b)).  All States have activated their Emergency Operations Centers and are working to fight the spread of the virus and attend to those who have symptoms or who are already infected with COVID-19.  To provide maximum support to the Governors of the States of Florida, Louisiana, Maryland, Massachusetts, and New Jersey and the territories of Guam and Puerto Rico as they make decisions about the responses required to address local conditions in each of their respective States and as they request Federal support under the Stafford Act, I am taking the actions set forth in sections 2 and 3 of this memorandum:

Sec. 2One Hundred Percent Federal Cost Share.  To maximize assistance to the Governors of the States of Florida, Louisiana, Maryland, Massachusetts, and New Jersey and the territories of Guam and Puerto Rico to facilitate Federal support with respect to the use of National Guard units under State control, I am directing the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) of the Department of Homeland Security to fund 100 percent of the emergency assistance activities associated with preventing, mitigating, and responding to the threat to public health and safety posed by the virus that these States and territories undertake using their National Guard forces, as authorized by sections 403 (42 U.S.C. 5170b) and 503 (42 U.S.C. 5193) of the Stafford Act.

Sec. 3.  Support of Operations or Missions to Prevent and Respond to the Spread of COVID-19.  I am directing the Secretary of Defense, to the maximum extent feasible and consistent with mission requirements (including geographic proximity), to request pursuant to 32 U.S.C. 502(f) that the Governors of the States of Florida, Louisiana, Maryland, and New Jersey and the territories of Guam and Puerto Rico order National Guard forces to perform duty to fulfill mission assignments, on a fully reimbursable basis, that FEMA issues to the Department of Defense for the purpose of supporting their respective State, territorial, and local emergency assistance efforts under the Stafford Act.

Sec. 4.  Termination.  The 100 percent Federal cost share provided for in this memorandum and in my memorandum dated March 22, 2020 (Providing Federal Support for Governors’ Use of the National Guard to Respond to COVID-19), shall terminate 30 days from the date of this memorandum.

Sec. 5General Provisions.  (a)  Nothing in this memorandum shall be construed to impair or otherwise affect:

(i)   the authority granted by law to an executive department or agency, or the head thereof; or

(ii)  the functions of the Director of the Office of Management and Budget relating to budgetary, administrative, or legislative proposals.

(b)  This memorandum shall be implemented consistent with applicable law and subject to the availability of appropriations.

(c)  This memorandum is not intended to, and does not, create any right or benefit, substantive or procedural, enforceable at law or in equity by any party against the United States, its departments, agencies, or entities, its officers, employees, or agents, or any other person.

(d)  The Secretary of Defense is authorized and directed to publish this memorandum in theFederal Register.

DONALD J. TRUMP



TOPICS: Miscellaneous
KEYWORDS: coronavirus; covid19; nationalguard
The president released a different memorandum by the same name on March 22,
Memorandum on Providing Federal Support for Governors’ Use of the National Guard to Respond to COVID-19
 
03/23/2020 12:14:31 PM PDT · by ransomnote

whitehouse.gov ^ | Mar 22, 2020 | President Donald J Trump

 

 

1 posted on 03/29/2020 11:51:41 AM PDT by ransomnote
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To: ransomnote

So if Rhode Island calls out the national guard to quarantine New Yorkers, does that mean the military will support them?


2 posted on 03/29/2020 11:55:01 AM PDT by DannyTN
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To: ransomnote

We need to wake up here folks. We need to rally with like no minded patriots in your area and strategize on our defense of our liberties. You can see,if you are of critical mind that this hysteria is the genisis of a take over of our every day lives. The powers that be,whatever that is,won’t let this opportunity go to waste. There will be other viruses in the future and they will use it to the max. I am asking for a clarion call to fire a shot across the bow of this ship of evil enablers.


3 posted on 03/29/2020 12:02:17 PM PDT by HighSierra5
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To: HighSierra5

Delete the no from previous post.


4 posted on 03/29/2020 12:04:14 PM PDT by HighSierra5
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To: HighSierra5

Thank you for your call to action! I have grown tired of getting flamed here for expressing concern about the stripping of civil liberties and assassination of small businesses in the name of “saving lives”. I agree that we should band together and protest the loss of liberty and demand its return. Those of us who know politicians and aspiring candidate should demand that they use their public platforms to move the debate into the public arena.


5 posted on 03/29/2020 12:07:39 PM PDT by TheConservativeBanker
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To: HighSierra5

Indeed - there is no justification for the nationwide “shelter-in-place” orders, calling out the National Guard, ect.
Quarantines isolate the sick - Tyranny is when you lock down the healthy.

How much of an armed resistance would it take for the Government to get the message?


6 posted on 03/29/2020 12:08:19 PM PDT by jhastey
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To: ransomnote

What...are they going to shoot the germs?


7 posted on 03/29/2020 12:11:07 PM PDT by BenLurkin (The above is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire. Or both.)
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To: BenLurkin

Yep.... with a Beryllium Nebulizer.


8 posted on 03/29/2020 12:14:26 PM PDT by LastDayz (A blunt and brazen Texan. I will not be assimilated.)
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To: ransomnote
Of all tyrannies, a tyranny exercised for the good of its victims may be the most oppressive. It may be better to live under robber barons than under omnipotent moral busybodies. The robber baron's cruelty may sometimes sleep, his cupidity may at some point be satiated; but those who torment us for our own good will torment us without end, for they do so with the approval of their consciences. -- C. S. Lewis

I could be imprisoned for going fishing. What kind of society have we become?

9 posted on 03/29/2020 12:16:45 PM PDT by SanchoP (Living your life in fear is merely existing. You might as well be dead already.)
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To: BenLurkin

The Deep State is fanning panic as hard as they can in hopes of civil unrest or creating panicked rushes for supplies etc. so I think the use of mil is to counter that.


10 posted on 03/29/2020 12:20:39 PM PDT by ransomnote (IN GOD WE TRUST)
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