Letter to the Speaker of the House of Representatives
Emergency Funding for Airport Security
February 25, 2002
Dear Mr. Speaker:
In furtherance of the provisions of Public Law 107-38, the Emergency Supplemental
Appropriations Act for Recovery from and Response to Terrorist Attacks on the
United States, FY 2001, today I am notifying the Congress of my intent to reallocate
funds previously transferred from the Emergency Response Fund to the Department
of Defense. This realloca-tion reflects revised requirements in light of changing
security needs in the wake of the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001.
As provided in Public Law 107-38, $33 million will be made available 15 days
from the date of this transmittal for continued deployment of the National Guard
at our Nation's airports through the end of March.
The details of this action are set forth in the enclosed letter from the Director
of the Office of Management and Budget. I concur with his comments and observations.