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Congress Passes Continuing Resolution

Congress has passed a Continuing Resolution (CR) that will fund the government through December 11th.  Both chambers then recessed for the remainder of the time leading up to the November midterm elections.  While House Appropriations Committee Chairman Hal Rogers (R-KY) has stated that they will complete an omnibus in the lame duck session, the course of action may change based on the outcome of the election.  When lawmakers return after the election, Congress will either finalize FY15 into an omnibus appropriations bill or extend the CR into early/mid 2015.

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1% Of Total Federal Budget

The entire International Affairs Budget is a mere 1% of the total federal budget.

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The International Affairs Budget leverages just over one percent of our overall budget to support critical development and diplomacy programs around the world. Programs funded by the International Affairs Budget create jobs here at home by opening new markets to American businesses and protect our national security by fighting terrorism and preventing conflicts before they start. This efficient investment also staffs all U.S. embassies overseas, fights pandemic disease, provides emergency response after natural disasters, implements agriculture programs to promote stability and prevent hunger, saves millions of lives with HIV/AIDS medications and provides essential good governance assistance to newly emerging democracies.