Administration’s FY14 Budget Analysis
The Administration’s $52 billion International Affairs Budget request is nearly identical to amounts enacted for FY13 (post-sequestration) and a 4% cut from FY12. While the overall funding level remains roughly the same, the spending blueprint includes several areas of significant re-prioritization and rebalancing that reflect shifting U.S. foreign policy interests and emerging geopolitical demands in a constrained fiscal environment. [Get the Full Analysis 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.