The Administration’s FY15 Budget Request
On March 4, 2014, the Administration released its $1.014 trillion FY15 budget request less than three months after the passage of the budget agreement for both FY14 and FY15. Given the spending caps in the last budget agreement, this budget’s request for International Affairs programs makes a strong statement in support of America’s global engagement. The $50 billion International Affairs budget request includes $44.1 billion for base programs and $5.9 billion for Overseas Contingency Operations (OCO), and is nearly identical to FY14′s enacted amount. Click here to read our full analysis.
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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.