FY 2003 FEC Budget Request

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This document is part of the Congressional Justification Budget Request for FY 2003 presented to the Congress Pursuant to GPRA and OMB A-11 by the Federal Election Commission on February 25, 2002.


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February 25, 2002

The Honorable J. Dennis Hastert
Speaker of the House
U.S. House of Representatives
H-232, The Capitol
Washington, D.C. 20515

Dear Mr. Speaker:

The Federal Election Commission herewith transmits its FY 2003 Budget Request of $46,917,000 and 362 FTE for consideration by Congress. This figure reflects an OMB/FEC agreement of $45,244,000—a continuation of the FY 2002 funding level, as adjusted for inflation and salary and benefit increases—plus an additional $1,673,000 to fund the Administration’s "Freedom to Manage" initiative, whereby each agency will absorb the costs associated with its retirees. This budget agreement supports core programs only; it does not include any new initiatives.

The Commission also transmits its revised FY 2002-2007 Information Technology Strategic Plan, its FY 2001-2007 Strategic Plan, and its FY 2003 Performance Plan, in accordance with the Government Performance and Results Act (GPRA). The foregoing summarizes the FEC FY 2003 budget request. I urge you to consult our more detailed Budget Justification.

The Commission strongly urges the full support of our FY 2003 budget request. We are ready to answer any questions you may have and to work with you in securing sufficient funding for the Commission in FY 2003.

Sincerely,

(signed)

David M. Mason
Chairman