State Department and Related Agencies FY2002 Appropriations [Updated December 11, 2001] [open pdf - 78KB]
On April 9, 2001, the President submitted his FY2002 budget request which included nearly $8 billion for the Department of State and the Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG). On June 27, 2001 the House Commerce, Justice, State (CJS) Subcommittee passed by voice vote its FY2002 appropriations. After transferring $15 million out of two of State's accounts -- $8 million from Diplomatic and Consular Programs and $7 million from the Capital Investment Fund -- and moving the funds into the Small Business Administration, the House passed the bill (H.R. 2500) on July 18th, funding State at $7.39 billion. The Senate version provided $7.2 billion for the State Department in FY2002. The Senate passed its version of H.R. 2500, as amended, on September 13, 2001. These funds will be used for overseas personnel evacuations, information and reward money for apprehending terrorists, and improvement of emergency communications technology at U.S. and overseas facilities. Additionally, the emergency supplemental provided $12.25 million to the BBG for increased Arabic and other language broadcast services related to the war on terrorism.
CRS Report for Congress, RL30926