Appropriations for FY2004: Foreign Operations, Export Financing, and Related Programs [Updated July 21, 2003] [open pdf - 325KB]
"The annual Foreign Operations appropriations bill is the primary legislative vehicle through which Congress reviews the U.S. foreign aid budget and influences executive branch foreign policy making generally. It contains the largest share -- about two-thirds -- of total U.S. international affairs spending. President Bush has asked Congress to appropriate $18.89 billion for FY2004 Foreign Operations. The budget proposal is $2.7 billion, or 16.7% higher than 'regular' (non-supplemental) Foreign Operations appropriations for FY2003. If enacted, the President's recommendation would result in one of the largest increases of 'regular' Foreign Operations funding in at least two decades. Congress subsequently approved in mid-April an additional $7.5 billion FY2003 supplemental foreign aid spending in P.L. 108-11 [Public Law 108-11], for Iraq reconstruction, assistance to coalition partners, and other activities supporting the global war on terrorism. Including the supplemental brings Foreign Operations appropriations in FY2003 to $23.67 billion."
CRS Report for Congress, RL31811
U.S. Department of State: http://www.state.gov/