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The President's eighth special message for fiscal year (FY) 1979 proposed two new deferrals, one for the Department of the Navy budget authority and the other for the Department of the Interior. The information provided in the eighth special message was correct and the actions being proposed have been clearly and accurately stated. In reviewing certain program and budget documents regarding the Navy's FY 1979 plans for the use of current research, development, test, and evaluation activities (RDT&E), it was determined that $107.964 million of the 123 million intended for use for the AV-8B are not currently available for use. Until some time in May-June 1979, the funds are to be withheld from Navy RDT&E programs.

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