Letter from CBO Director Douglas W. Elmendorf to Honorable Paul Ryan Regarding [Budget Authority for Fiscal Year 2013 and Total Discretionary Appropriations for FY 2013] [March 4, 2013]   [open pdf - 396KB]

From the letter: "As you requested, the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) is providing information in this letter on appropriations for fiscal year 2013 and the effect on those appropriations of the automatic spending reductions (known as sequestration) that were implemented on March 1. If H.R. 933, the Department of Defense, Military Construction and Veterans Affairs, and Full-Year Continuing Appropriations Act, 2013 (as introduced on March 4) is enacted, appropriations for 2013 for programs limited by the statutory caps will total $1,043 billion. In addition, the proposed appropriations and previously enacted legislation include funding for certain activities that are not constrained by the caps; together, H.R. 933 and Public Law 113-2, the Disaster Relief Appropriations Act, 2013, would provide a total of $153 billion in such funding. Both appropriations limited by the caps and those that are not constrained include resources that are subject to the automatic spending reductions. All told, appropriations for 2013 will total $1,196 billion if H.R. 933 is enacted."

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