Letter to the Speaker of
the House of Representatives and the President of the Senate Transmitting
Supplemental Appropriations Requests for the District of Columbia
August 11, 1988
Mr. Speaker: (Dear Mr. President:)
accordance with the District of Columbia Self-Government and Governmental
Reorganization Act, I am transmitting two requests for FY 1988 budget supplementals for the District of Columbia. These two supplementals (the second and third for FY 1988) total
$76,939,000. The first proposes a $31,939,000 net increase in the City's
General Fund Budget, including $46,935,000 in program increases and $14,996,000
in rescission of budget authority of District agencies. The second supplemental
proposes a $45,000,000 increase in the District's Capital Outlay Budget.
increases are in District of Columbia funds and do not affect
the Federal Budget.
I am taking this opportunity to reiterate my request that the Congress ensure
that none of the funds appropriated for the District of Columbia be used for abortion
unless the life of the mother would be endangered if the fetus were carried to
term. Thus, I will support an amendment to the District of Columbia's appropriations bill
that restricts the use of both the District's Federal and locally generated
funds for abortion.
Note: Identical letters
were sent to Jim Wright, Speaker of the House of Representatives, and George
Bush, President of the Senate.