Skip to comments.President Obama Signs Executive Order Establishing Council of Governors
Posted on 01/11/2010 7:45:15 PM PST by Pantera
ESTABLISHMENT OF THE COUNCIL OF GOVERNORS By the authority vested in me as President by theConstitution and the laws of the United States of America,including section 1822 of the National Defense AuthorizationAct of 2008 (Public Law 110-181), and in order to strengthenfurther the partnership between the Federal Government and Stategovernments to protect our Nation and its people and property,it is hereby ordered as follows:
Section 1. Council of Governors.
(a) There is established a Council of Governors (Council).The Council shall consist of 10 State Governors appointed bythe President (Members), of whom no more than five shall be ofthe same political party. The term of service for each Member appointed to serve on the Council shall be 2 years, but a Membermay be reappointed for additional terms.
(b) The President shall designate two Members, whoshall not be members of the same political party, to serve asCo-Chairs of the Council.
Sec. 2. Functions. The Council shall meet at the call of the Secretary of Defense or the Co-Chairs of the Council toexchange views, information, or advice with the Secretary ofDefense; the Secretary of Homeland Security; the Assistant tothe President for Homeland Security and Counterterrorism; theAssistant to the President for Intergovernmental Affairs andPublic Engagement; the Assistant Secretary of Defense forHomeland Defense and Americas' Security Affairs; the Commander,United States Northern Command; the Chief, National GuardBureau; the Commandant of the Coast Guard; and other appropriateofficials of the Department of Homeland Security and theDepartment of Defense, and appropriate officials of otherexecutive departments or agencies as may be designated by theSecretary of Defense or the Secretary of Homeland Security.Such views, information, or advice shall concern:
(a) matters involving the National Guard of the variousStates;
(b) homeland defense;
(c) civil support;
(d) synchronization and integration of State and Federalmilitary activities in the United States; and
(e) other matters of mutual interest pertaining toNational Guard, homeland defense, and civil support activities.
Sec. 3. Administration.
(a) The Secretary of Defense shall designate an ExecutiveDirector to coordinate the work of the Council.
(b) Members shall serve without compensation for theirwork on the Council. However, Members shall be allowed travelexpenses, including per diem in lieu of subsistence, asauthorized by law.
(c) Upon the joint request of the Co-Chairs ofthe Council, the Secretary of Defense shall, to theextent permitted by law and subject to the availability ofappropriations, provide the Council with administrative support,assignment or detail of personnel, and information as may benecessary for the performance of the Council's functions.
(d) The Council may establish subcommittees of theCouncil. These subcommittees shall consist exclusively ofMembers of the Council and any designated employees of a Memberwith authority to act on the Member's behalf, as appropriate toaid the Council in carrying out its functions under this order.
(e) The Council may establish a charter that is consistentwith the terms of this order to refine further its purpose,scope, and objectives and to allocate duties, as appropriate,among members.
Sec. 4. Definitions. As used in this order:
(a) the term "State" has the meaning provided inparagraph (15) of section 2 of the Homeland Security Act of 2002(6 U.S.C. 101(15)); and
(b) the term "Governor" has the meaning provided inparagraph (5) of section 102 of the Robert T. Stafford DisasterRelief and Emergency Assistance Act (42 U.S.C. 5122(5)).
Sec. 5. General Provisions.
(a) Nothing in this order shall be construed to impair orotherwise affect:
(1) the authority granted by law to adepartment, agency, or the head thereof; or
(2) functions of the Director of the Office of Management and Budget relating to budgetary,administrative, or legislative proposals.
(b) This order shall be implemented consistentwith applicable law and subject to the availability ofappropriations.
(c) This order is not intended to, and does not, createany right or benefit, substantive or procedural, enforceable atlaw or in equity by any party against the United States, itsdepartments, agencies, or entities, its officers, employees, oragents, or any other person.
THE WHITE HOUSE,January 11, 2010. #
pastor steve, you are totally right.
Wow how many executive orders has this guy signed in past year? Seems like in addition to travel, and TV airtime, he is setting another record. I don’t recall so many from Bush or even Clinton. Like many, this one particularly concerns me.
ok,i’m a little slow but what about Posse Commitatus?how does this relate to that & vice/versa
Seems like something Beck would be interested in/pursue tho...dunno about Rush. Anyone send it yet?
Here it comes.
The Obama Basij Order.
Roach killin’ time soon.
Sent to Glenn
Mesta, This looks serious but my understanding is much limited on the impact this could make, especially with comments made on this thread..are they indeed right? or some?
What I am understanding is it can take away the states rights..yet he’s been doing this right along so it won’ be stopped no matter if it breaks the constitution...our constitution isn’t carrying any weight right now.
Sent to Glenn.
well,i’m STILL ticked off @ that “National De-Classification Center”thing
But I thought we had NORTHCOM to handle emmergencies etc. for terroists attacks etc. that was brought in in 08’????
IMHO there is no way in hell this can be enforced in
Maybe in the North and some places on the West coast,,,
The 60’s riots list would be close,,,
Lets do the math,,,
I'll need some extra fingers,,,
Now,,,There are about 90,000,000 gun owners in the USofA,,,
There is only about 3,000,000 members of the US Military and
LEO’s in the US,,,
Much of the military is scattered around the world,,,
From what I've read only about 25-30% of the Military would
follow any orders to kill citizens or take away guns/etc.,,,
The very best thing for ALL to do is stock our homes with
whatever is needed to just “Fort-Up” for 2-3 months,,,
O’Bammy’s Mau Mau squad won't last very long in
Red States...Ya’ll keep yer powder dry...GOD Bless...;0)
The Emperor has disbanded the Senate. The last vestiges of the Old Republic have been swept away. The regional governors will rule with an iron fist.
Just my take.
At leaset the pReZ is consistent.