DATE: May 19, 1995
BY ORDER OF: THE SECRETARY OF THE 'TREASURY'
TREASURY' ORDER 110-09
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
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