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Congress has passed a Continuing Resolution (CR) to keep the government open through December 9th. The CR sets out $54.4 billion for the International Affairs Budget with $39.5 billion in base funding and $14.9 billion for the Overseas Contingency Operations (OCO) account. This is slightly below FY16 levels but close to the total requested by the Administration for FY17. The CR also provides $1.1 billion in emergency funding for the Zika response, including $175 million for the State Department and USAID.

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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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Developing Countries 3X Faster

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.