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  • Department of Defense Appropriations Bill
    Posted in Appropriations Updates on July 23, 2013 | Preview rr
    Tags: Appropriations, Defense

    The Department of Defense Appropriations bill provides $512.5 billion in discretionary budget authority for the base operations of the Defense Department and $85.8 billion for the conduct of the global war on terrorism. Additionally there is $514 million in appropriated entitlement spending for the CIA Retirement and Disability fund. The funding in the bill is 5.4% above the FY 2013 post-sequester levels and 0.6% below the President’s request. The spending level in the bill does not exceed the ... Read more

  • Energy and Water Development Appropriations Bill
    Posted in Appropriations Updates on July 9, 2013 | Preview rr
    Tags: Appropriations

    The House Energy and Water Development appropriations bill provides $30.4 billion in discretionary budget authority, $3.9 billion, or 11%, below the estimated FY 2013 post-sequester levels and $4.1 billion (12%) below the president's request. The bill includes $24.6 billion for the Department of Energy, $4.7 billion for the Army Corps of Engineers and $965 million for the Department of the Interior (primarily for the Bureau of Reclamation with the rest of Interior funded through other bills). Th... Read more

  • Homeland Security Appropriations Bill
    Posted in Appropriations Updates on June 5, 2013 | Preview rr
    Tags: Appropriations

    The proposed fiscal year 2014 Department of Homeland Security appropriations bill (H.R. 2217) provides $38.9 billion in discretionary budget authority [BA]. The BA figure is $1.01 billion or 3 percent, above fiscal year 2013 enacted post-sequester levels and $27 million below the President’s request. This bill also provides an additional $5.63 billion in funding designated for disaster relief, an amount equal to the President’s request, which boosts the total discretionary budget authority provi... Read more

  • Military Construction and Veterans Affairs Military Construction and Veterans Affairs Appropriations Bill
    Posted in Appropriations Updates on June 4, 2013 | Preview rr
    Tags: Appropriations

    The House Military Construction and Veterans Affairs appropriation bill provides $73.3 billion in discretionary budget authority which is a 3.4% increase over the post-sequester level of funding provided in FY 2013 and is slightly below the President’s FY 2014 requested level. The bill includes $11.01 billion for military construction projects, a 14.58% increase over FY 2013 post-sequester levels, and $62.1 billion in discretionary funding for the Department of Veterans Affairs which is a 1.79%... Read more

  • Ryan Statement on the Sequester
    Posted in Appropriations Updates on February 5, 2013 | Preview rr
    Tags: Budget Process Reform

    WASHINGTON—House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan of Wisconsin released the following statement in response to the President’s remarks on the sequester: “I’m glad the President agrees that we should replace the sequester. The House twice has passed legislation to replace these arbitrary cuts to our national defense with common-sense reforms. But the Senate has done nothing. And so far, the President has offered only rhetoric. We shouldn’t use the sequester as an excuse to raise taxes or to bl... Read more