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State, Foreign Operations and Related Programs: FY2017 Budget and Appropriations   [open pdf - 751KB]

"On February 9, 2016, the Obama Administration submitted to Congress its FY2017 budget request totaling $52.78 billion in new budget authority for the State Department, Foreign Operations, and Related Appropriations (SFOPS) accounts. Of the total request, $17.05 billion is for State Operations and related agencies (a 3.6% increase over FY2016 estimates), and $35.74 billion is for Foreign Operations (-1.8% compared with FY2016 estimates that include emergency Ebola funds). On June 29, 2016, the Senate Appropriations Committee introduced and reported the Department of State, Foreign Operations, and Related Programs Appropriations Act, 2017 (S. 3117/S.Rept. 114-290). It would provide a total of $52.24 billion, after rescissions and including funds designated for Overseas Contingency Operations (OCO). This level is $542.04 million (or 1%) below the President's request. For State Operations and related agencies, it would provide $16.88 billion and for Foreign Operations, $35.52 billion. On July 15, 2016, the House Appropriations Committee introduced and reported its Department of State, Foreign Operations, and Related Programs Appropriations Act, 2017 (H.R. 5912/H.Rept. 114-693). The measure would provide $52.24 billion, including OCO. This level is $546 million (or 1%) below the President's request, and about $4 million less than the Senate bill. Funding for State Operations and related agencies would be $16.29 billion, nearly $600 million below the Senate funding level. Its Foreign Operations funding level of $35.95 billion is $432 million above the Senate-recommended level. On September 29, 2016, the President signed into law (P.L. 114-223) a continuing resolution (CR, H.R. 5325) to extend funding the federal government, including the SFOPS appropriations, until December 9, 2016. The CR continues FY2016 funding levels after a reduction of 0.496% that is applied only to enduring funds within SFOPs, not OCO."

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CRS Report for Congress, R44391
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2016-10-05
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