The White House, President George W. Bush Click to print this document

For Immediate Release
Office of the Press Secretary
September 30, 2003

Presidential Letter
Text of a Letter from the President to the Speaker of the House of Representatives

Dear Mr. Speaker:

In order to continue responses necessary as a result of the September 11th terrorist attacks, I am notifying the Congress of my intent to reallocate funds previously transferred from the Emergency Response Fund (ERF).

At this time, $290 million of ERF funds will be transferred to the Department of State to accelerate a variety of initiatives already underway in Afghanistan.

The details of this action are set forth in the enclosed letter from the Director of the Office of Management and Budget.



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