Treasury Order

DATE: May 19, 1995



Sunset Review:

SUBJECT: Direction to the Director. United States Secret Service. to Close Streets Necessary to Make the White House Perimeter Secure

As Secretary of the Treasury, I am authorized to direct the Secret Service to, take any and all appropriate action to protect the President of the United States and other protectees as described in 18 U.S.C. 3056(a). In furtherance of these responsibilities, Secretary Bentsen commenced a review of the security arrangements at the White House (the Review). The Review is not able to identify any alternative to prohibiting vehicular traffic on Pennsylvania Avenue that would ensure the protection of the President and others in the White House Complex from explosive devices carried by vehicles near the perimeter.

Therefore, I have determined based upon the Review's work and conclusions that it is necessary to make secure the perimeter of the White House.

By virtue of the authority vested in me as Secretary of the Treasury, including. but not limited to. the authority vested by 31 U.S.C. 321, 18 U.S.C. 3056 and 3 U.S.C. 202, it ordered that:

1. The Director, United States Secret Service, is directed to close to vehicular traffic the following street in order to secure the perimeter of the White House:

(i) the segment of Pennsylvania Avenue, Northwest, in front of the White House between Madison Place. Northwest, and 17th Street, Northwest; aid

(ii) State Place, Northwest, and the segment of South Executive Avenue, Northwest, that connects into State Place, Northwest (see attached map).

2. 1 hereby delegate to the Director, United States Secret Service. all necessary authority to carry out such street closings.

3. This Order shall take effect immediately.

Robert E. Rubin
Secretary of the Treasury