FY2006 Supplemental Appropriations: Iraq and Other International Activities; Additional Katrina Hurricane Relief [Updated March 10, 2006]   [open pdf - 257KB]

"The supplemental proposal for international matters covers a range of activities that were either not addressed in the regular FY2006 appropriations, address circumstances that have changed since passage of the regular spending measures, or, like military operations in Iraq and Afghanistan, have been largely funded through supplementals rather than incorporated into the 'base' of annual, on-going diplomatic and aid operations. The request of $1.6 billion in Iraq stabilization assistance would be the first sizable aid package for Baghdad since Congress approved $18.45 billion in the FY2004 emergency supplemental measure. Other foreign policy elements include funding for U.S. diplomatic costs in Iraq and Afghanistan, reconstruction aid for Afghanistan, democracy promotion programs for Iran, Darfur humanitarian relief and peace implementation aid in Sudan, Pakistan earthquake reconstruction, Liberia refugee repatriation, and food aid for Africa. For hurricane recovery, half the funds -- $9.9 billion -- are designated for the Department of Homeland Security, mostly for the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). The Department of Housing and Urban Development would receive $4.4 billion, most of which would be used for community planning and development. DOD would receive $1.8 billion and the Army Corps of Engineers $1.5 billion, primarily to be used for flood control and coastal emergencies, procurement, and construction. The Small Business Administration would receive $1.3 billion for loans to homeowners, renters, and businesses. On March 8, 2006, the House Appropriations Committee ordered reported a $91 billion supplemental appropriation measure (unnumbered), $1.2 billion less than requested by the Administration."

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