Appropriations Portal: The 12 Annual Bills

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The chart below displays the Statutory Spending Caps on Defense and Non-Defense Discretionary Spending as enacted by the Budget Control Act of 2011, and subsequently reduced by the inaction of the Joint Committee on Debt Reduction, and subsequently raised by the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2013 and the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2015.   

FY 2018 APPROPRIATIONS

  • Defense Appropriations
    6/29: House Full Committee approved:  Summary     Report     Text
    7/27:  House passage as part of 4-bill “minibus” HR 3219 including Defense, Energy-Water, Leg. Branch, and Mil Con-VA
  • Energy and Water Development Appropriations
    7/12:  House Full Committee Approved:  Summary   Report   Text
    7/27:  House passage as part of 4-bill “minibus” HR 3219 including Defense, Energy-Water, Leg. Branch, and Mil Con-VA
    7/20:  Senate Full Committee Approved:  Highlights  Report   Text   Minority Summary
  • Homeland Security Appropriations
    7/18: House Full Committee Approved:  Summary   Report   Text
    (House bill includes $1.6 b for border wall)
  • Interior and Environment Appropriations
    7/18: House Full Committee Approved:  Summary  H.Rpt. 115-238  HR 3354
    (House bill would cut EPA 7.4% from FY 2017 levels.)
  • Labor, HHS, Education Appropriations
    7/19: House Full Committee Approved:  Summary   Report   Text 
  • Legislative Branch Appropriations
    6/29: House Full Committee approved:  Summary    Report     Text
    7/27:  House passage as part of 4-bill “minibus” HR 3219 including Defense, Energy-Water, Leg. Branch, and Mil Con-VA
    7/27: Senate Full Committee approved:  Highlights  Managers Amd  Minority Summary
  • Military Construction, Veterans Appropriations
    6/15: House Full Committee approved: Summary   Report    Text
    7/27:  House passage as part of 4-bill “minibus” HR 3219 including Defense, Energy-Water, Leg. Branch, and Mil Con-VA
    7/13: Senate Full Committee approved:  Highlights   Text   Minority Summary
  • State Foreign Operations Appropriations
    7/19: House Full Committee Approved:  Summary   Report   Text
  • FY 2018 Continuing Resolutions

 

FY 2017 APPROPRIATIONS

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Following is “report language” on each of the annual appropriations bills included in the FY 2017 Consolidated Appropriations Act.  Report language states the “intent of Congress” underlying the appropriated amounts.  With respect to FY 2017 Appropriations, there are three types of report language linked to below: (1) explanatory statements released along with the final legislative language in May 2017; (2) House Appropriations Committee language; and (3) Senate Appropriations Committee language.  

CRS Reports on FY 2017 Appropriations Bills

Appropriations Links:

General Reports on Appropriations:

Appropriations Timeline

For a historical database of Appropriations, CRs, and Budget Resolutions (back to FY 1998) see below.  

  • May 5, 2017:  The President signed the omnibus appropriations bill (HR 244) to fund the government for the remainder of FY 2017 (i.e. through September 30), after the Senate approved the measure 79-18 and the House passed it 309-118.  Under the FY 2017 omnibus bill: (1) the Administration secured $15 billion in additional defense spending, $2.5 b of which is contingent on the President presenting to Congress a new plan to defeat ISIS; (2) Administration secured $1.5 billion in additional homeland security funding, but no money for a US-Mexico border wall, punting that issue to FY 2018; (3) the requested $18 billion in non-defense cuts were rejected in total; (4) Congress added $2 billion in funding for the National Institutes of Health including the “cancer moonshot”; (5) retired coal miners got a a permanent fix for their depleted health fund; (6) $295 million in stopgap funding was added for Puerto Rico’s Medicaid program; (7) $2 billion was provided for disaster relief for California, West VA, Louisiana, and North Carolina; (8) $407 million was added for wildfire suppression; (8) $100 million was added to combat opioid abuse; (9) nearly $1 billion was added for humanitarian assistance to alleviate famine; and (10) negotiators rejected proposals to  strip federal funding from Planned Parenthood and withhold grants from “sanctuary cities.” Separately, the Administration agreed, for now, to continue funding for Obamacare cost-sharing reduction (CSR) subsidies while the payments are challenged in the courts.
  • March 16, 2017:  Trump Administration released a budget outline addressing the 30% of the budget that is appropriated annually by Congress (i.e. defense and non-defense discretionary spending). Proposals on entitlement programs and tax reform are expected to be released in May.   Link to Trump Administration Budget Outline: titled “America First: A Budget Blueprint to Make America Great Again.”  Link to Press Briefing by OMB Director Mick Mulvaney,   Sign-up above or click hereto receive FedWeb blogs as more information becomes available.  The funding levels in today’s release are the President’s requested funding. Congress writes the appropriations bills  (following adoption of a Budget Resolution) and can accept, ignore, or change the requested funding for each  program. Appropriations bills effectively require 60 votes in the Senate, requiring bipartisan agreement. Most striking about the Administration’s budget plan are: (1) the decision to fund massive increases in defense spending through massive cuts in domestic and other non-defense spending;  (2) the reduction in foreign aid and development assistance (sometimes called “soft power”) in favor of defense spending (“hard power”); (3) the heavy emphasis on eliminating ineffective programs in the domestic budget but the absence of similar scrutiny on the defense side;  (4) scaling back federal support for health research, environmental protection, job training, education, rural programs, low-income energy and housing assistance; (5) no indication of how the infrastructure initiative or the border wall will be financed without increasing the debt;  and (6) elimination of numerous programs with small budgets but high-impact results including Appalachian Regional Commission; AmeriCorps; the Corporation for Public Broadcasting; the Legal Services Corporation; the Overseas Private Investment Corporation; and the United States Interagency Council on Homelessness….  Read More…
  • March 13, 2017:  Senate Democratic Leaders, in letter to Leader McConnell and Appropriations Committee Chair Cochran, urging compliance with the Bipartisan Budget Agreement in 2015 that laid out defense and non-defense funding levels for FY 2017, provided that any supplemental funding be divided equally between defense and non-defense, and agreed to avoid “poison pill” riders.  The letter also raised concerns about including border wall funding in a “must-pass appropriations bill.” March 13 2017 Senate Dem Appropriations Letter
  • Dec. 10, 2016:   President Obama signed another CR (PL 114-254) continuing FY 2017 funding for federal departments and agencies through April 28, 2017 — also including funding for military operations, flood relief, medical research, and the effort to repair the water system in Flint, Michigan. Appropriations bills require 60 votes in the Senate (to bring debate to a close and reach a final vote), so bipartisan agreement is essential in a Senate divided 52-48.
  • Sept. 29, 2016:  In the run-up to last year’s election, disagreement on funding levels lead to President Obama signing a continuing resolution (PL 114-223) to continue funding for federal departments and agencies through December 9, 2016; that measure also included $1.1 billion to respond to the Zika virus outbreak, $500 million for flood relief in Louisiana and other states, and full-year fiscal 2017 appropriations for military construction and veterans’ programs.

HISTORICAL DATABASE:
APPROPRIATIONS, CRs, Budget Resolutions