Message to the Congress Reporting Budget Rescissions and Deferrals

February 5, 1986

To the Congress of the United States:

In accordance with the Impoundment Control Act of 1974, I herewith report seventy-seven new rescission proposals totaling $9,945,651,335, twenty-seven new deferrals of budget authority totaling $15,191,970,509, and fifteen revised deferrals of budget authority totaling $7,663,442,822.

The rescissions affect programs in the Departments of Agriculture, Commerce, Education, Health and Human Services, Housing and Urban Development, Interior, Justice, Labor, Transportation, and Treasury, Funds Appropriated to the President, National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Office of Personnel Management, Appalachian Regional Commission, Corporation for Public Broadcasting, National Endowment for the Humanities, State Justice Institute, and the United States Railway Association.

The deferrals affect programs in the Department of Commerce, Defense -- Military and Civil, Energy, Health and Human Services, Housing and Urban Development, Justice, Labor, Transportation, and Treasury, Funds Appropriated to the President, the Commission on the Ukraine Famine, the Railroad Retirement Board, and the United States Information Agency.

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

Ronald Reagan

The White House,

February 5, 1986.

Note: The attachment detailing the proposed rescissions and deferrals was printed in the "Federal Register" of February 18.