Message to the Congress Reporting Budget Rescissions and Deferrals

February 5, 1982

To the Congress of the United States:

In accordance with the Impoundment Control Act of 1974, I herewith report twenty-two rescission proposals of fiscal year 1982 funds totaling $10,655 million.

In addition, I am reporting revisions to seven deferrals previously reported, which increase the amount deferred by $768 million, as well as 14 new deferrals of funds totaling $2,334 million.

The rescission proposals affect International Development Assistance programs, and programs in the Departments of Agriculture, Commerce, Education, Energy, Housing and Urban Development, Labor, and Transportation as well as the Institute of Museum Services.

The deferrals affect International Security Assistance programs, and programs in the Departments of Agriculture, Commerce, Defense, Energy, Interior, Justice, Labor, State, and Transportation as well as the District of Columbia, the Pennsylvania Avenue Development Corporation, the Small Business Administration and the United States Railway Association.

The details of each rescission proposal and deferral are contained in the attached reports.

Ronald Reagan

The White House,

February 5, 1982.

Note: The attachments detailing the rescissions and deferrals are printed in the Federal Register of February 10, 1982.