State, Foreign Operations, and Related Programs: FY2016 Budget and Appropriations [May 13, 2015] [open pdf - 489KB]
"On February 2, 2015, the Obama Administration submitted to Congress its budget request for FY2016. The request for State, Foreign Operations, and Related Programs (SFOPS) totals $53.37 billion, or a 2.7% increase from FY2015-estimated levels. Within that amount:  $46.32 billion is requested for enduring or core funding and $7.05 billion is designated as Overseas Contingency Operations (OCO) funding;  $17.54 billion of the total request is for State Department Operations and related agencies (10.6% increase over FY2015 estimates);  $35.82 billion is for Foreign Operations (-0.8% from the FY2015 estimates, largely because of the Ebola emergency supplemental appropriated for FY2015);  Excluding the FY2015 Ebola supplemental funding, the State Department Operations FY2016 request is a 10.9% increase over FY2015 estimates, and the Foreign Operations FY2016 request is a 6.5% increase over FY2015 funding estimates. House and Senate committees held several hearings on various aspects of the international affairs budget in February and March. Both chambers passed FY2016 budget resolutions in late March. The House (on April 30, 2015) and the Senate (on May 5, 2015) reconciled budget resolution funding levels in conference (H.Rept. 114-96); however, OCO sub-allocations have not been established. This report provides an overview of the FY2016 SFOPS request, a discussion of key issues and historic context, and account-by-account funding comparisons with FY2014 actuals and FY2015 estimates. It will be updated throughout the appropriations process."
CRS Report for Congress, R43901