Letter to Congress
Recovery and Response Funding Transfer
November 9, 2001
Dear Mr. Speaker:
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 $9.3 billion for emergency recovery and response and
national security activities listed in the enclosed letter from the Director
of the Office of Management and Budget. As provided in Public Law 107-38, $1.7
billion will be made available immediately and $7.5 billion of these funds will
be made available 15 days from the date of this transmittal.
These funds are in addition to the $9.7 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.
With this action, I have transferred all but $1 billion of the funds that were
made available to me. It is now time for the Congress to act without delay on
the final $20 billion in critical defense and domestic needs that I requested
on October 17. My Administration does not intend to seek additional supplemental
funding for either domestic or defense needs for the remainder of this session
The details of these actions are set forth in the enclosed letter from the Director
of the Office of Management and Budget. I concur with his comments and observations.