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28 U.S.C. § 537 provides that when so specified,

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Department of Defense; Departments of Army, Navy and

Air Force.

Contingencies.

Annual appropriations for the Department of Defense

provide funds for "emergencies and extraordinary

expenses" to be accounted for by a certificate of

the Secretary of Defense that expenditures were

for "confidential military purposes.'

Appropria

tions for fiscal year 1975, Public Law 93-437,

approved October 8, 1975, included $2,500,000 for

this purpose.

Funds for this purpose are also

appropriated for the Department of the Army

($2,689,000 for FY 1975), Navy ($3,707,000 for

FY 1975) and Air Force ($2,293,000 for FY 1975)

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of a confidential character" to be accounted for

solely on the certificate of the Secretary of

the Treasury. Appropriations for fiscal year

1975, Public Law 93-381, approved August 21,

1974, and fiscal year 1976, Public Law 94-91,

approved August 9, 1975, included $100,000 for

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22 U.S.C. § 2515(d)(7) authorizes the Director

of the Peace Corps to expend $5,000 in any

fiscal year for unforeseen emergencies or

contingencies to be accounted for by certificate

of the Director.

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approved August 21, 1974, and the Executive Office

Appropriation Act, 1976, Public Law 94-91, approved

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appropriations for fiscal year 1975, See Public

Law 93-381, August 21, 1974, and Public Law 94-91,

August 9, 1975.

Traveling Expenses.

3 U S.C. § 103 provides that $40,000 may be

appropriated for the traveling expenses of the

President to be accounted for solely on the

President's certificate.

Foreign Affairs.

Section 614(c) of the Foreign Assistance Act of

1961, as amended, 22 U.S.C. § 2364(c), authorizes

the President to expend $50,000,000 of foreign

assistance appropriations "pursuant to his certifi

cation that it is inadvisable to specify the

nature of the use of such funds, which certifica

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Relations of the Senate of each such use of funds.

3.

Question:

For what purposes are such expenditures made?

Answer:

With the exception of the funds to be accounted for

on the certificate of the President, these appropriations

authorize expenditures for emergency or other extraordinary

situations of a confidential character.

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