The Administration’s FY16 Budget Request
On February 2, 2015, the Administration released its budget request for Fiscal Year 2016. The $54.8 billion International Affairs request is 7.7% more than current spending, similar to the rest of the discretionary budget request. It includes $47.8 billion in base funds, plus $7 billion in funding for Overseas Contingency Operations, for a total of $54.8 billion. USGLC’s full analysis of the International Affairs Budget request can be found here.
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Did You Know?
The entire International Affairs Budget is a mere 1% of the total federal budget.
See how the International Affairs Budget helps strengthen our economy.
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.