President Bush Releases Additional $1.8 Billion in
Emergency Funds to Provide for National Security Needs
Washington, DC, September 28, 2001 -- President George W. Bush
today released $1.8 billion in emergency funds to provide for the national security,
recovery, and humanitarian needs related to the attack on America. This is the
second installment from the $40 billion in emergency funds enacted recently.
With this installment, the total amount released from the emergency fund is $6.9 Billion.
The $1.8 billion in funding will be used by the Department of Defense,
the Executive Office of the President, and the Legislative and Judicial Branches
to address consequences of the attacks, including funding for security enhancements
and initial crisis and recovery operations of the Department of Defense, and
other national security operations.
OMB will continue to work with the agencies to determine additional
needs. No further congressional action is required for these transfers.
Allocation of Emergency Funding by Agency
Department of Defense -- Military
These funds will provide the Department of Defense (DOD) with the funds
necessary to continue the following activities: upgrading intelligence and security;
enhancing force protection; improving command and control; increasing full readiness;
supporting initial crisis response; and providing for other needs. DOD has stepped
up its operations worldwide, implemented stricter security measures, and deployed
forces to support law enforcement and recovery activities around the United States.
The Department requires an immediate release of funds to ensure that the Military
Services can continue increased efforts against global terrorist activities,
sustain protective deployments, and protect the safety and health of service
members and the public.
Executive Office of the President
Office of Administration
Salaries and Expenses
These funds will provide for the relocation of Eisenhower Executive
Office Building personnel and other security needs.
Federal Drug Control Programs
High Intensity Drug Trafficking Areas
These funds will be used by the New York High Intensity Drug Trafficking
Areas task forces to replace destroyed equipment in order to ensure continued
House of Representatives
Office of the Attending Physician
Architect of the Capitol
Library of Congress
These funds will support increased security measures, including paying
overtime compensation for the Capitol Police, preparing for possible future terrorist
events, and performing actions that can be taken to reduce the risk and potential
damage to life and property caused by future terrorist events.
Court of Appeals, District Courts, and other Judicial Services
These funds will be used for heightened security in courthouses,
including covering the costs of converting part-time court security officers
to full-time and the costs required to maintain enhanced perimeter patrols
and the visual inspection of vehicles that enter courthouse facilities.