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107th Congress, 1st Session - - - - - - - - - - -House Document 107-135


 
             EMERGENCY SUPPLEMENTAL APPROPRIATIONS REQUEST

                               __________

                             COMMUNICATION

                                  from

                   THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES

                              TRANSMITTING

    EMERGENCY SUPPLEMENTAL APPROPRIATIONS ACT FOR RECOVERY FROM AND 
           RESPONSE TO TERRORIST ATTACKS ON THE UNITED STATES

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  October 17, 2001.--Referred to the Committee on Appropriations and 
                         ordered to be printed
                                           The White House,
                                      Washington, October 17, 2001.
Hon. J. Dennis Hastert,
Speaker of the House of Representatives,
Washington, DC.
    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, I ask the Congress to consider expeditiously 
the enclosed proposals, totaling $20 billion, to enable the 
Government to continue to provide assistance to the victims of 
the September 11th attacks and to deal with the consequences of 
the attacks.
    Public Law 107-38--legislation crafted and enacted with 
strong bipartisan cooperation--provided a total of $40 billion 
in emergency funding to the Emergency Response Fund. The $40 
billion in emergency expenses enacted in Public Law 107-38 was 
provided to assist victims of the attacks and to deal with 
other consequences of the attacks, including the costs of: (1) 
providing Federal, State, and local preparedness for mitigating 
and responding to the attacks; (2) providing support to 
counter, investigate, or prosecute domestic or international 
terrorism; (3) providing increased transportation security; (4) 
repairing public facilities and transportation systems damaged 
by the attacks; and (5) supporting national security.
    As required by Public Law 107-38, on September 18th, I 
designated the entire $40 billion as an emergency funding 
requirement. Today, I hereby request and designate these 
individual proposals as emergency funding requirements pursuant 
to section 251(b)(2)(A) of the Balanced Budget and Emergency 
Deficit Control Act of 1985, as amended. In addition, I hereby 
designate the funds in or credited to the Defense Cooperation 
Account during FY 2002 as emergency requirements pursuant to 
section 251(b)(2)(A) of such Act.
    I am proud that we have continued to work together with 
such bipartisan spirit in the weeks following the despicable 
attacks on our Nation. Since final estimates of the total 
resources needed to address the consequences of this tragedy 
will not be known for months to come, I urge the Congress to 
enact--without delay--these specific requests that address 
immediate, near-term needs and that represent currently defined 
and certain requirements.
    My Administration does not intend to seek additional 
supplemental funding for either domestic or defense needs for 
the remainder of this session of Congress. If further 
requirements become clear, we will work with the Congress to 
address additional needs in the Second Session of the 107th 
Congress. In addition, we will assess the manner in which our 
FY 2003 Budget will address further needs as they relate to the 
September 11th terrorist attacks.
    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.
            Sincerely,
                                                    George W. Bush.
    Enclosure.
               [Estimate No. 19, 107th Cong., 1st Sess.]

                 Executive Office of the President,
                           Office of Management and Budget,
                                  Washington, DC, October 16, 2001.
The President,
The White House.
    Submitted for your consideration are emergency funding 
requests, totaling $20.0 billion, for various Federal 
Departments and agencies, as well as the Legislative and 
Judicial Branches. Also included are several language 
proposals, including legislation for the Department of Defense, 
the U.S. Agency for International Development, and the Small 
Business Administration.
    P.L. 107-38, the Emergency Supplemental Appropriations Act 
for Recovery from and Response to Terrorist Attacks on the 
United States, FY 2001, provided $40.0 billion to the Emergency 
Response Fund in the Executive Office of the President. The Act 
provides that $10 billion would be available without any 
further congressional action. Of that amount, you have made 
available to date a total of $7.2 billion. In addition, P.L. 
107-38 included $10.0 billion that would be available 15 days 
after OMB has submitted proposal allocations to the House and 
Senate Committee on Appropriations. The $20.0 billion proposed 
for your consideration today would not be available for 
obligation until enactment in a subsequent emergency 
appropriations bill.
    The $40 billion in emergency expenses enacted in P.L. 107-
38 was provided to assist victims of the attacks and to deal 
with other consequences of the attacks, including the costs of: 
(1) providing Federal, State, and local preparedness for 
mitigating and responding to the attacks; (2) providing support 
to counter, investigate, or prosecute domestic or international 
terrorism; (3) providing increased transportation security; (4) 
repairing public facilities and transportation systems damaged 
by the attacks; and (5) supporting national security. Further, 
pursuant to the Act, not less than one half of the $40 billion 
is to be ``disaster recovery activities and assistance related 
to the terrorist attacks in New York, Virginia, and 
Pennsylvania.''
    The requests in this transmittal follow an extensive review 
of individual agency proposals to identify those requirements 
that are immediate and near-term. The current proposals support 
identified requirements and represent the crucial initial steps 
toward recovery. We will not seek additional supplemental 
funding for either domestic or defense needs for the remainder 
of this session of Congress. If further requirements become 
clear, we will work with the Congress on additional needs that 
may arise during the Second Session of the 107th Congress.
    As described below and in more detail in the enclosures, 
the requests include the following:
Department of Agriculture (USDA)
    The funding proposed for USDA would support: enhanced 
security for USDA facilities ($17.2 million); design and 
construction of a facility in Ames, Iowa to store and conduct 
research on biohazards material ($14.1 million); technical 
assistance to State, local, Federal, and private sector 
entities to improve the identification and response to a 
bioterrorist attack ($5.0 million); and training to improve 
response to food supply threats, implement countermeasures, 
improve data collection and dissemination, and other 
bioterrorism protection activities ($8.9 million).
Department of Commerce (DOC)
    The $26.9 million in funding proposed for DOC would largely 
be used for emergency grants to assist public broadcasters in 
restoring facilities and capabilities that were destroyed in 
the collapse of the World Trade Center towers and to support 
departmental security enhancements, both at home and abroad.
Department of Defense (DOD)
    A total of $7.4 billion is now requested to support DOD's 
crisis and recovery operations and national security 
responsibilities. These resources include: $2,938.0 million for 
increased worldwide posture; $1,735.0 million for increased 
situational awareness; $925.0 million for repair and upgrade of 
the Pentagon: $881.0 million for enhanced force protection; 
$545.0 million for offensive counterterrorism; $219.0 million 
for improved command and control; and $106.0 million for 
initial crisis response.
Department of Education
    This proposal would provide $10.0 million to enable the 
Department of Education to provide crisis recovery services in 
New York and other jurisdictions for students, educators, and 
their families under the Safe and Drug-Free Schools and 
Communities National Programs Project SERV (School Emergency 
Response to Violence).
Department of Energy (DOE)
    Of the $117.7 million requested for DOE, $106.0 million 
would be used to improve the security of the Nation's nuclear 
stockpile and infrastructure, including $91.0 million for 
additional on-site security measures and plant reconfiguration 
at defense-related national laboratories and production plants 
and $15.0 million for additional transportation safeguards and 
security to protect and prevent sabotage of stockpile 
components and material while in transit.
Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)
    An additional $1.6 billion is proposed for HHS' Public 
Health and Social Services Emergency Fund. These emergency 
resources include expenses necessary to support activities 
related to countering potential biological, diseases, and 
chemical threats to civilian populations.Among the funds now 
requested, $643.6 million would be used to acquire medicines, supplies, 
and equipment for the National Pharmaceutical Stockpile to treat an 
additional 10 million persons exposed to anthrax and other bacterial 
infections, as well as providing an enhanced ability to treat victims 
of chemical attacks; $509.0 million would be used to accelerate 
production of the smallpox vaccine; and $61.0 million to enhance the 
frequency and quality of imported food inspections, and modernize the 
import data system.

Department of the Interior (DOI)

    A total of $85.5 million is proposed for DOI largely to 
increase security and enhance preparedness for attacks against: 
key national park sites ($53.0 million); Bureau of Reclamation 
dams, power plants, and other critical facilities ($30.3 
million); and DOI headquarters buildings ($2.2 million).

Department of Justice (DOJ)

    A total of $1.1 billion is now requested to support DOJ's 
responsibilities arising from the September 11th terrorist 
attacks. The funds include: $538.5 million for extraordinary 
expenses incurred by the Federal Bureau of Investigation; 
$399.4 million for operations of the Immigration and 
Naturalization Service; $101.7 million for U.S. Attorneys, U.S. 
Marshals, and other legal activities, including the office of 
the Special Master; $68.1 million for the Office for Victims of 
Crime; and $4.4 million for a grant to the Utah Olympic Public 
Safety Command for the 2002 Winter Olympics.

Department of Labor (DOL)

    The funding proposed for DOL would provide $2.0 billion for 
National Emergency Grants, authorized under section 173 of the 
Workforce Investment Act, to States to assist workers who were 
dislocated by the attacks of September 11, 2001. The 
Administration will request an additional $1.0 billion for the 
National Emergency Grants with the FY 2003 Budget submission. 
Grants may provide employment and training assistance, 
including assistance in paying to continue health coverage to 
dislocated workers, as authorized under the Consolidated 
Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act (COBRA), if the Governor 
certifies in the grant application to the Secretary of Labor 
that the attacks of September 11th contributed importantly to 
closures or layoffs. An additional $12.6 million would support 
needs of various DOL bureaus in recovering from damage incurred 
in the attacks in New York, as well as other security measures.

Department of Transportation (DOT)

    Of the $733.5 million now requested for DOT, $408.5 million 
is proposed for the Federal Aviation Administration to fund 
upgrades to airplane cockpit security and permit the 
accelerated purchase of planned security equipment for airport 
baggage and passenger screening; $203.0 million is proposed for 
the Coast Guard to fund reservists activated to support 
national defense and homeland security functions, and increased 
port security; $85.0 million is proposed for the Federal 
Highway Administration, including funding that would fund 
repairs and reconstruction of Federal-aid highways, which were 
damaged or destroyed by the collapse of the World Trade Center 
buildings; $23.5 million is proposed for the Federal Transit 
Administration, including funds to replace buses and transit 
kiosks that were destroyed by the collapse of the World Trade 
Center; and $13.5 million for rail and other security-related 
measures.

Department of the Treasury

    The $315.2 million in funding proposed for the Treasury 
Department would provide: $114.2 million for the Customs 
Service to improve and expand airport and aviation security as 
well as increase efforts of inspectors at high-risk seaports 
and land borders; $104.8 million for the Secret Service to fund 
necessary, additional expenses incurred due to the attacks, and 
$96.2 million for other Treasury Department emergency expenses, 
including $37.2 million for the Internal Revenue Service to 
replace damaged equipment in their New York offices.

Corps of Engineers

    An additional $139.0 million is requested to support 
increased security at over 300 critical Army Corps of Engineers 
owned and operated infrastructure facilities (e.g., dams and 
navigation facilities), including enhanced physical security 
and facility vulnerability assessments to determine further 
facility security needs.

Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)

    A total of $76.0 million is proposed for EPA and would 
support activities such as drinking water assessments, 
replacement of equipment destroyed in New York and various 
security enhancements.

Executive Office of the President

    This proposed would provide $50.0 million to enable the 
Executive Office of the President to meet additional 
requirements in response to the September 11th terrorist 
attacks and to ensure the continuity of support and services to 
the President and Vice President of the United States.

Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)

    Of the $5.5 billion now requested for FEMA, $4.9 billion 
would support additional disaster reliefs in New Jersey, New 
York, and Virginia, and would be used to help individual 
victims, remove debris from the World Trade Center site, and 
assist in the rebuilding of critical public infrastructure. An 
additional $0.6 billion would enable FEMA to provide equipment 
and training grants to States and localities to improve 
terrorism and chemical-biological response capabilities, as 
well as support the Office of National Preparedness in its 

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