Natural Resources and Environment Function in the FY2003 Federal Budget: An Overview of Programs and Funding [Updated June 10, 2002] [open pdf - 32KB]
"Function 300 of the federal budget includes activities related to natural resources and the environment, and is divided in to five subfunctions: water resources, conservation and land management, recreational resources, pollution control and abatement, and other activities such as research and technical support. For FY2003, the Administration requested $29.97 billion in budget authority and $30.60 billion in outlays for Function 300. As passed, the House budget resolution (H.Con.Res. 353) would provide $29.22 billion in budget authority and $29.87 billion in outlays for Function 300. While these amounts are an overall decrease, H.Con.Res. 353 assumes full funding of the Administration's request for several programs. As reported, the Senate budget resolution (S.Con.Res. 100) would provide $33.29 billion in budget authority and $31.55 billion in outlays, and includes numerous funding assumptions. Neither H.Con.Res. 353 as passed, nor S.Con.Res. 100 as reported, assume s future revenues from leasing the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge for oil and gas exploration, as the Administration proposed. In the absence of an agreement with the Senate, the House passed a resolution (H.Res. 428) which provides that H.Con.Res. 353 'shall have force and effect in the House', as though it were adopted by Congress. To date, the Senate has not taken further action to adopt S. Con.Res. 100. This report will be updated as legislative action occurs."
CRS Report for Congress, RS21154
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