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The White House

Office of the Press Secretary


For Immediate Release November 1, 1993

STATEMENT BY THE PRESS SECRETARY

President Clinton today sent Congress a package of $2 billion in Fiscal Year 1994 spending cuts and reform measures.

The legislation would implement elements of the National Performance Review, eliminate programs that are no longer needed, trim some appropriations back to the level proposed in the President's 1994 budget, and eliminate funds for unneeded projects.

Combined with the $9 billion in National Performance Review proposals sent to Congress last week, the President has now proposed $11 billion in specific spending savings for Fiscal Years 1994-1999, combined with comprehensive procurement reforms which the Administration estimates would save another $22 billion over five years.

The 37 rescission proposals affect programs of the Departments of Agriculture, Commerce, Defense, Energy, Housing and Urban Development, Interior, State, and Transportation, the Agency for International Development, the Army Corps of Engineers, the General Services Administration, the Small Business Administration, and the U.S. Information Agency. The other reforms also affect a number of agencies. The proposals include the following:

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