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Congress Finalizing FY16 Appropriations After Reaching Budget Deal

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Congress has reached a long-term budget deal that sets the government on a solid funding path for the next two fiscal years (FY16 and FY17) by increasing discretionary spending. Lawmakers are now working to finalize the appropriations bills based on this budget deal which could lead to increased funding for the International Affairs Budget. The current Continuing Resolution for FY16 expires on December 11th. USGLC is watching the appropriations negotiations closely and urging proportional allocations, especially for base funding.

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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.