Message to the Congress Transmitting a Report on Proposed Alternative Sequestration Reductions for the Department of Defense Budget
the Congress of the
In accordance with the requirements of section 252(c)(2)(C)(i) of the Balanced Budget and Emergency Deficit Control Reaffirmation Act of 1987, Public Law 100 - 119 (the ``Act''), I hereby transmit my report proposing alternative sequestration reductions for the Department of Defense for Fiscal Year 1988, together with a proposed joint resolution that provides for adoption of my report.
The alternative proposal exempts only the Strategic Defense Initiative, based on the priority of the program, and multi-year/firm fixed-price contracts, based on the need to preserve the economies inherent in our acquisition strategy. The exemptions in the alternative proposal are offset by reductions distributed uniformly across all other programs and accounts.
making calculations for this joint resolution, we have used account outlay
rates identical to those used in the
As provided in section 252(c)(2) of the Act, I request prompt congressional passage of a joint resolution affirming these changes.
The White House,