Message to the Congress Reporting a Budget Rescission and Deferrals

February 1, 1983

To the Congress of the United States:

In accordance with the Impoundment Control Act of 1974, I herewith report nineteen rescission proposals of fiscal year 1983 funds totaling $1,552.0 million.

In addition, I am reporting revisions to nine existing deferrals increasing the amount deferred by $3,155.7 million, as well as thirty new deferrals of funds totaling $6,795.9 million.

The rescission proposals affect Appalachian Regional Development programs, programs in the Department of Agriculture, Education Activities, the Departments of Housing and Urban Development, Interior, and Transportation, as well as the Corporation for Public Broadcasting and an off-budget entity in the Department of Agriculture.

The deferrals affect Appalachian Regional Development programs, International Security Assistance programs, and programs in the Departments of Agriculture, Commerce, Defense, Energy Activities, and the Departments of Health and Human Services, Housing and Urban Development, Interior, Justice, State, and Transportation, as well as the Railroad Retirement Board, Small Business Administration, Motor Carrier Ratemaking Study Commission, Tennessee Valley Authority, the United States Information Agency, 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 1, 1983.

Note: The attachments detailing the proposed rescission and deferrals are printed in the Federal Register of February 4, 1983.