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Public Papers - 1992

Memorandum on Transportation of Humanitarian Assistance to the Former Soviet Union

1992-01-21

Memorandum for the Secretary of Defense

Subject: Transportation of Humanitarian Assistance to the Former Soviet Union

Pursuant to the laws of the United States, including section 109 of the ``Dire Emergency Supplemental Appropriations and Transfers for Relief From the Effects of Natural Disasters, for Other Urgent Needs, and for Incremental Cost of `Operation Desert Shield/Desert Storm' Act of 1992'' (Public Law 102 - 229):

1. I designate as emergency requirements, pursuant to the terms of the Balanced Budget and Emergency Deficit Control Act of 1985, as amended, the full amount for which section 109 provides.

2. Effective upon satisfaction of applicable congressional notification requirements, I direct the Secretary of Defense to transfer funds under section 109 as it incorporates by reference section 301(b) of H.R. 3807 as passed the Senate on November 25, 1991.

3. The authorities and duties of the President under section 301 of H.R. 3807 as passed the Senate on November 25, 1991, and referred to in section 109 (except the designation of emergency relating to funding addressed in paragraph 1 and the direction addressed in paragraph 2) are hereby delegated to the Secretary of Defense.

You are directed to publish this memorandum in the Federal Register.

George Bush

[Filed with the Office of the Federal Register, 4:26 p.m., January 24, 1992]

Note: This memorandum was released by the Office of the Press Secretary on January 22.

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