Foreign Operations (House)/State, Foreign Operations, and Related Programs (Senate): FY2006 Appropriations [May 13, 2005] [open pdf - 384KB]
From the Summary: "One of the major challenges for Congress in considering the Presidents Foreign Operations and State Department/Broadcasting spending proposals is the tightening budget environment. The FY2006 Budget Resolution (H.Con.Res. 95) sets a target for international affairs spending 7% below the Presidents request. The House Appropriations Committees spending allocation among its 10 subcommittees provides $20.27 billion for Foreign Operations, 11.2% less than the submitted proposal. Other key issues for congressional consideration of the FY2006 recommendations include foreign aid in support of the global war on terror, the Millennium Challenge Account, HIV/AIDS funding, spending allocations among the 'core' development and humanitarian aid programs, funding for the new U.S. embassy in Iraq, public diplomacy, educational and cultural exchange programs, rising demands for U.N. peacekeeping contributions, and democracy promotion activities."
CRS Report for Congress, RL32919