Message to the Congress Reporting Budget Rescissions and Deferrals

February 1, 1984

To the Congress of the United States:

In accordance with the Impoundment Control Act of 1974, I herewith report nine rescission proposals totaling $634,711,454, thirteen new deferrals of budget authority totaling $143,595,000 and five revised deferrals of budget authority totaling $68,152,365.

The rescissions affect programs in the Departments of Housing and Urban Development and Interior, the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, the Delaware and Susquehanna River Basin Commissions, the Panama Canal Commission, and two Department of Agriculture off-budget revolving funds.

The deferrals affect the Departments of Agriculture, Education, Energy, Interior, State, and Transportation, and the Tennessee Valley Authority. The details of the rescission proposals and deferrals are contained in the attached reports.

Ronald Reagan

The White House,

February 1, 1984.

Note: The attachments detailing the proposed rescissions and deferrals are printed in the Federal Register of February 7, 1984.