FY2006 Supplemental Appropriations: Iraq and Other International Activities; Additional Katrina Hurricane Relief [March 3, 2006] [open pdf - 180KB]
From the Document: "On February 16, 2006, the Administration submitted two separate FY2006 supplemental appropriations requests. The first, totaling $72.4 billion, would fund ongoing military operations in Iraq and Afghanistan ($67.9 billion), non-DOD intelligence operations ($0.3 billion), State Department operations in Iraq and various foreign aid programs, including additional assistance for Iraq ($4.2 billion), and other counter-terrorism funding for other agencies ($12 million). The other supplemental would provide $19.8 billion for recovery and reconstruction activities in hurricane affected Gulf Coast areas. Thus, Congress is to consider during the early months of 2006 a combined spending proposal of $92.2 billion. For the military component of the supplemental, several potential issues may arise in Congress, including whether DOD's funding requests for training Afghan and Iraqi security forces are necessary in light of the pace of implementation, how to make transparent the DOD assumptions about military personnel levels for active duty and reserve forces that underlie the request, whether DOD could better contain increases in operating costs, and whether DOD's investment request finances peacetime as well as wartime needs."
CRS Report for Congress, RL33298