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FY2014 Appropriations: District of Columbia [October 15, 2013]   [open pdf - 347KB]

"On April 10, 2013, the Obama Administration released its detailed budget request for FY2014. The Administration's proposed budget includes $676.3 million in special federal payments to the District of Columbia, which is slightly higher than the $674.1 (excluding sequester) appropriated for FY2013. Approximately 80% ($543.4 million) of the President's proposed budget request for the District would be targeted to the courts and criminal justice system. The President's budget request also includes $87.2 million in support of education initiatives. This represents 12.9% of the Administration's federal payment budget request for the District of Columbia. On May 22, 2013, the District of Columbia Council approved an FY2014 budget that included $12.1 billion in total operating funds and $2.1 billion in capital outlays. The mayor signed the measure (A20-0127) on July 24, 2013. Included in the act are provisions that would grant the District significant autonomy over its budgetary and legislative affairs. Specifically, the act would repeal portions of the District's code governing congressional review of all acts passed by the District of Columbia Council, including the District's annual budget and those acts approved by voters through the referendum process. On July 25, 2013, the Senate Appropriations Committee reported S. 1371, its version of the Financial Services and General Government Appropriations Act for FY2014, with an accompanying report (S.Rept. 113-80). As reported, the bill recommended $674.8 million in special federal payments to the District."

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CRS Report for Congress, R43253
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2013-10-15
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