For Immediate Release
Office of the Press Secretary
September 30, 2003
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.
GEORGE W. BUSH
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