Messages to Congress, October 1, 1985

Message to the Congress Reporting Budget Deferrals

October 1, 1985

To the Congress of the United States:

In accordance with the Impoundment Control Act of 1974, I herewith report 23 new deferrals of budget authority for 1986 totaling $1,628,765,311. The deferrals affect accounts in Funds Appropriated to the President, the Departments of Agriculture, Defense-Military, Defense-Civil, Energy, Health and Human Services, Justice, and State, the Pennsylvania Avenue Development Corporation, and the Railroad Retirement Board.

The details of these deferrals are contained in the attached report.

Ronald Reagan

The White House,

October 1, 1985.

Note: The attachment detailing the deferrals was printed in the Federal Register of October 8.

Message to the Congress Reporting Budget Deferrals

October 1, 1985

To the Congress of the United States:

In accordance with the Impoundment Control Act of 1974, I herewith report two new deferrals of budget authority for 1985 totaling $10,438,657 and two revised deferrals now totaling $1,433,548,866. The deferrals affect accounts in Funds Appropriated to the President and the Departments of Health and Human Services and State.

The details of these deferrals are contained in the attached report.

Ronald Reagan

The White House,

October 1, 1985.

Note: The attachment detailing the deferrals was printed in the Federal Register of October 8.

Message to the Congress on the Prohibition of the Importation of the South African Krugerrand

October 1, 1985

To the Congress of the United States:

On September 9, 1985, I informed the Congress pursuant to Section 204(b) of the International Emergency Economic Powers Act, 50 U.S.C. 1703(b), that I had exercised my statutory authority to prohibit certain transactions involving South Africa (Executive Order No. 12532). I also informed the Congress that the Executive Order directed the Secretary of State and the United States Trade Representative to consult with other parties to the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade with a view toward adopting a prohibition on the import of Krugerrands.

In order to deal with the unusual and extraordinary threat to the foreign policy and economy of the United States referred to in Executive Order No. 12532, and in view of the continuing nature of that emergency, and in view of the successful completion of those consultations, I have issued an Executive order, a copy of which is attached, exercising my statutory authority to prohibit such imports effective October 11, 1985.

All of the measures I have adopted against South Africa are directed at apartheid and the South African Government, and not against the people of that country or its economy. The Krugerrand measure ordered was taken in recognition of the fact that the Krugerrand is perceived in the Congress as an important symbol of apartheid. This view is widely shared by the U.S. public. I am directing this prohibition in recognition of these public and congressional sentiments.

Ronald Reagan

The White House,

October 1, 1985.

Message to the Congress Transmitting the Soviet-United States Fishery Agreement

October 1, 1985

To the Congress of the United States:

In accordance with the Magnuson Fishery Conservation and Management Act of 1976 (the Act) (16 U.S.C. 1801 et seq.), I transmit herewith an exchange of Diplomatic Notes, together with the present agreement, extending the Governing International Fishery Agreement between the United States and the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics, signed at Washington on November 26, 1976, until December 31, 1986. The exchange of notes, together with the present agreement, constitutes a Governing International Fishery Agreement within the requirements of Section 201(c) of the Act.

In order to prevent the interruption of joint fishery arrangements between the United States and the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics when the current agreement expires on December 31, I urge that the Congress give favorable consideration to this extension at an early date.

Ronald Reagan

The White House,

October 1, 1985.