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Public Papers - 1991 - April

Final Sequester Order

1991-04-25

By the authority vested in me as President by the statutes of the United States of America, including section 254 of the Balanced Budget and Emergency Deficit Control Act of 1985 (Public Law 99 - 177), as amended by the Balanced Budget and Emergency Deficit Control Reaffirmation Act of 1987 (Public Law 100 - 119), and Title XIII of the Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act of 1990 (Public Law 101 - 508) (hereafter referred to as ``the Act''), I hereby order that the following actions be taken immediately to implement the sequestrations and reductions determined by the Director of the Office of Management and Budget as set forth in his report dated April 25, 1991, under sections 251 and 254 of the Act:

(1) Budgetary resources for each nonexempt account within the domestic category of discretionary spending shall be reduced as specified by the Director of the Office of Management and Budget in his report of April 25, 1991.

(2) Pursuant to sections 250(c)(6) and 251, budgetary resources subject to sequester shall be new budget authority; new loan guarantee commitments or limitations; new direct loan obligations, commitments, or limitations; and obligation limitations.

(3) For accounts making commitments for guaranteed loans, as authorized by substantive law, the head of each department or agency is directed to reduce the level of such commitments or obligations to the extent necessary to conform to the limitations established by the Act and specified by the Director of the Office of Management and Budget in his report of April 25, 1991.

All sequestrations shall be made in strict accordance with the specifications of the report of April 25, 1991, of the Director of the Office of Management and Budget and the requirements of sections 251 and 254.

George Bush

The White House,

April 25, 1991.

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