The 2011 Executive Order list below is listed in descending chronological order, the most recent orders are listed first.
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President Obama signed 34 Executive Orders - 13563 to 13596 - in 2011.
They are listed in descending order below.
President Obama's Executive Orders issued in 2011
December 19, 2011
Executive Order 13596 - Amendments to Executive Orders 12131 and 13539
Executive Order 13595 - Adjustments of Certain Rates of Pay
Executive Order 13594 - Instituting a National Action Plan on Women, Peace, and Security
December 13, 2011
Executive Order 13593 - 2011 Amendments to the Manual for Courts-Martial, United States
December 2, 2011
Executive Order 13592 - Improving American Indian and Alaska Native Educational Opportunities and Strengthening Tribal Colleges and Universities
November 23, 2011
Executive Order 13591 - Continuance of Certain Federal Advisory Committees
November 21, 2011
Executive Order 13590 - Iran Sanctions
November 9, 2011
Executive Order 13589 - Promoting Efficient Spending
October 31, 2011
Executive Order 13588 - Reducing Prescription Drug Shortages
October 7, 2011
Executive Order 13587 - Structural Reforms to Improve the Security of Classified Networks and the Responsible Sharing and Safeguarding of Classified Information
October 6, 2011
Executive Order 13586 - Emergency Board to Investigate Disputes Between Certain Railroads
September 30, 2011
Executive Order 13585 - Continuance of Certain Federal Advisory Committees
September 9, 2011
Executive Order 13584 - Developing an Integrated Strategic Counterterrorism Communications Initiative
August 18, 2011
Executive Order 13583 - Establishing a Coordinated Government-wide Initiative to Promote Diversity and Inclusion in the Federal Workforce
Executive Order 13582 - Blocking Property of the Government of Syria and Prohibiting Certain Transactions with Respect to Syria
July 25, 2011
Executive Order 13581 - Blocking Property of Transnational Criminal Organizations
July 12, 2011
Executive Order 13580 - Interagency Working Group on Coordination of Domestic Energy Development and Permitting in Alaska
With a ringing battle cry of "Drill Baby - Drill" - and the non-stop they will not move forward on domestic energy still echoing as we move toward the elections, did the President just trump the Tea-Party by executing this EO or is this a preemptive move to set up election debate?
July 11, 2011
Executive Order 13579 - Regulation and Independent Regulatory Agencies
Wise regulatory decisions depend on public participation and on careful analysis of the likely consequences of regulation. Such decisions are informed and improved by allowing interested members of the public to have a meaningful opportunity to participate in rule making. To the extent permitted by law, such decisions should be made only after consideration of their costs and benefits (both quantitative and qualitative).July 6, 2011
Executive Order 13578 - Coordinating Policies on Automotive Communities and Workers
Section 1. Policy. Over the last decade, the United States has experienced a decline in employment in the automotive industry and among part suppliers. This decline accelerated dramatically from 2008 to 2009, with more than 400,000 jobs being lost in the industry. Now, 2 years later, the American automotive industry is beginning to recover. The automotive industry has, over the past 2 years, experienced its strongest period of job growth since the late 1990s. Exports have expanded, and the domestic automakers in 2010 gained market share for the first time since 1995. The automotive supply chain, which employs three times as many workers as the automakers, has also shown renewed strength. However, we still have a long way to go.June 15, 2011
Executive Order 13577 - Select USA Initiative
June 13, 2011
Executive Order 13576 - Delivering an Efficient, Effective, and Accountable Government
June 9, 2011
Executive Order 13575: Establishment of the White House Rural Council
Yup - Another council has been authorized and established.
May 23, 2011
Executive Order 13574: AUTHORIZING THE IMPLEMENTATION OF CERTAIN SANCTIONS SET FORTH IN THE IRAN SANCTIONS ACT OF 1996, AS AMENDED
May 18, 2011
Executive Order 13573: Blocking Property of Senior Officials of the Government of Syria
April 29, 2011
Executive Order 13572: Blocking Property of Certain Persons with Respect to Human Rights Abuses in Syria
April 27, 2011
Executive Order 13571: Streamlining Service Delivery and Improving Customer Service
April 18, 2011
Executive Order 13570: Prohibiting Certain Transactions with Respect to North Korea
This Executive Order reads and acts much as the title implies.
April 5, 2011
Executive Order 13569: Amendments to Executive Orders 12824, 12835, 12859, and 13532, Reestablishment Pursuant to Executive Order 13498, and Revocation of Executive Order 13507
This Executive Order ratifies several previous EO's.
March 8, 2011
Executive Order 13568: Extending Provisions of the International Organization Immunities Act
President Obama invokes the section 1 of the International Organizations Immunities Act (59 Stat. 669, 22 U.S.C. 288), and the Extending Immunities to the Office of the High Representative in Bosnia and Herzegovina and the International Civilian Office in Kosovo Act of 2010 (Public Law 111-177, 124 Stat. 1260 with this Executive Order.
March 7, 2011
Executive Order 13567: Periodic Review of Individuals Detained at Guantánamo Bay Naval Station Pursuant to the Authorization for Use of Military Force
This Executive Order is an edit to a previous EO and adds Authorization for Use of Military Force of September 2001 (AUMF), Public Law 107-40, in order to ensure that military detention of individuals now held at the U.S. Naval Station, Guantánamo Bay, Cuba (Guantánamo), who were subject to the inter-agency review under section 4 of Executive Order 13492 of January 22, 2009, continues to be carefully evaluated and justified, consistent with the national security and foreign policy interests of the United States and the interests of justice.
February 25, 2011
Executive Order 13566: Blocking Property and Prohibiting Certain Transactions Related to Libya
February 8, 2011
Executive Order 13565: Establishment of the Intellectual Property Enforcement Advisory Committees
January 31, 2011
Executive Order 13564: Establishment of the President's Council on Jobs and Competitiveness
January 18, 2011
Executive Order 13563 Improving Regulation and Regulatory Review
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