"A large-scale assistance program has been undertaken by the United States in Iraq since mid-2003. To date, nearly $43 billion has been appropriated for Iraq reconstruction. On February 5, 2007, the Administration presented a regular FY2008 State/Foreign Operations appropriations request providing $391.8 million for Iraq reconstruction. On June 21, 2007, the House approved H.R. 2764, the FY2008 State/Foreign Operations regular appropriations bill, rejecting requested regular FY2008 funding for Iraq. Pending approval of a final State/Foreign Operations bill, FY2008 regular funding is provided under a second continuing resolution, Division B of H.R. 3222 (P.L. 110-116), approved November 13, 2007. It funds FY2008 programs at the same level as FY2007. On September 6, 2007, the Senate approved its version of H.R. 2764, including a floor amendment rejecting most aid to Iraq under the bill. On October 22, the Administration presented a revised FY2008 Global War on Terror emergency request, including $4.9 billion for Iraq reconstruction. […]The report will be updated as events warrant. For discussion of the Iraq political situation, see CRS Report RL31339, Iraq: Post-Saddam Governance and Security, by Kenneth Katzman."
CRS Report for Congress, RL31833