Transfers from Emergency Response Fund
The White House
November 5, 2001
In accordance with 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 have authorized transfers from the Emergency
Response Fund totaling $902 million for emergency recovery and response and
national security activities listed in the enclosed letter from the Deputy Director
of the Office of Management and Budget. As provided in Public Law 107-38, $900
million of these funds will be made available to agencies 15 days from the date
of this transmittal and $2.3 million will be made available to the Department
of the Treasury immediately.
These funds are in addition to the $8.8 billion that I previously authorized
for transfer and will allow our Government to continue to address the consequences
arising from the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001.
I urge the Congress to enact without delay the $20 billion in critical defense
and domestic needs that I requested on October 17th. My Administration does
not intend to seek additional supplemental funding for either domestic or defense
needs for the remainder of this session of Congress.
The details of these actions are set forth in the enclosed letter from the Deputy
Director of the Office of Management and Budget. I concur with his comments