Short-Term Budget Agreement Leaves FY14 Appropriations Still Undecided
Following the government shutdown that lasted sixteen days, Congress and the White House reached an agreement on October 16 to reopen the government through January 15, 2014 at FY13 levels ($986 billion for discretionary spending). The agreement also called for a 29-member Budget Conference Committee to reconcile the House and Senate FY14 budgets. There are many unknowns for what will be achieved by the budget negotiations and, as a result, how FY14 appropriations will be finalized and what the impact will be on International Affairs programs. Please read our latest Budget Update for our analysis of possible outcomes for the FY14 International Affairs Budget.
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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.