Message to the Congress Reporting Budget Rescissions and Deferrals

February 6, 1985

To the Congress of the United States:

In accordance with the Impoundment Control Act of 1974, I herewith report sixteen new rescission proposals totaling $1,047,089,569, nine revised rescission proposals totaling $386,829,000, twenty-one new deferrals of budget authority totaling $1,249,016,539, and eight revised deferrals of budget authority totaling $443,179,221.

The rescissions affect programs in the Departments of Agriculture, Commerce, Education, Housing and Urban Development, Interior, Justice, and Labor, and the Appalachian Regional Commission.

The deferrals affect programs in the Departments of Commerce, Energy, Interior, Health and Human Services, Justice, and Transportation, the African Development Foundation, the National Science Foundation, and the Railroad Retirement Board.

The details of the rescission proposals and deferrals are contained in the attached report.

Ronald Reagan

The White House,

February 6, 1985.

Note: The attachment detailing the proposed rescissions and deferrals was printed in the Federal Register of February 14.