Message to the Congress Reporting a Budget Rescission and Deferrals

March 18, 1982

To the Congress of the United States:

In accordance with the Impoundment Control Act of 1974, I herewith report one proposal to rescind $215.2 million in budget authority previously provided by the Congress, five new deferrals totaling $58.9 million, and two revisions to existing deferrals increasing the amount deferred by $14.6 million.

The rescission proposal affects programs in the United States Postal Service. The deferrals affect programs in the Departments of Energy, Health and Human Services, the Interior, and the Treasury.

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

Ronald Reagan

The White House,

March 18, 1982.

Note: The attachments detailing the rescission and deferrals are printed in the Federal Register of March 24, 1982.