Presidential Signing Statement for Postal Accountability and Enhancement Act Includes Power to Open Mail

by Sabrina I. Pacifici on January 4, 2007

Press release: President’s Statement on H.R. 6407, the “Postal Accountability and Enhancement Act”, December 20, 2006

  • Text via GPO’s Weekly Compilation of Presidential Documents
  • “The executive branch shall construe subsection 404(c) of title 39, as enacted by subsection 1010(e) of the Act, which provides for opening of an item of a class of mail otherwise sealed against inspection, in a manner consistent, to the maximum extent permissible, with the need to conduct searches in exigent circumstances, such as to protect human life and safety against hazardous materials, and the need for physical searches specifically authorized by law for foreign intelligence collection.”
  • Side-By-Side Comparison: The Law and the Signing Statement
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