State, Foreign Operations Appropriations: A Guide to Component Accounts [March 30, 2009] [open pdf - 250KB]
"The State, Foreign Operations, and Related Programs appropriations legislation provides annual funding for almost all of the international affairs programs generally considered as part of the 150 International Affairs Budget Function (the major exception being food assistance). In recent years, the legislation has also served as a vehicle for Congress to place conditions on the expenditure of those funds, and express its views regarding certain foreign policy issues. This report briefly discusses the legislation generally and then provides a short description of the various funding accounts as they appear in Division H, 'Department of State, Foreign Operations, and Related Programs Appropriations Act, 2009,' of the Omnibus Appropriations Act, 2009 (P.L. [Public Law] 111-8)."
CRS Report for Congress, R40482
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