International Affairs Budget Snapshot
|FY10 Final||FY13 Final||FY14 Final||FY15 Final||FY16 Enacted|
|$5.1 b OCO||$10.8 b OCO||$6.5 b OCO||$9.3 b OCO||$14.9 b OCO|
|$54.6 b||$51.9 b||$50.6 b||$50.9 b||$54.6 b|
The $1.15 trillion FY16 omnibus spending package – enacted in December 2015 – provided a total of $54.6 billion for the International Affairs Budget: $39.7 billion in base funds and $14.9 billion in OCO. While this is $3.7 billion (7%) above FY15 enacted levels, the increase is driven by the decision to boost the OCO account by $5.6 billion (61%) while cutting base funding by $2 billion (approximately 5%).
The $1.014 trillion FY15 CROmnibus appropriations agreement – enacted in December 2014 – provided a total of $50.9 billion for the International Affairs Budget: $41.6 billion in base funds and $9.26 billion for OCO. Taken together, this is an increase of $300 million (0.6%) over current FY14 enacted levels. Separately, the final spending package includes $2.5 billion for International Affairs programs to combat the Ebola crisis in West Africa.
The FY14 full-year Omnibus Appropriations bill – enacted in January 2014 – provided a total of $50.6 billion for the International Affairs Budget, 3.1% less than FY13 but base resources increased by 6.1% ($2.5 billion).
The FY13 full-year Continuing Resolution (CR) – enacted in March 2013 – provided a total of $52.2 billion for International Affairs, 5% below FY12 levels as a result of sequestration cuts to non-Defense discretionary spending.
The FY12 omnibus provided $54.94 billion for the total International Affairs Budget, including $11.2 billion for OCO. This represents a 9.7% increase from FY11 but a 2.5% decrease from FY10 levels.
The final FY11 spending agreement, enacted in April 2011, cut $38.5 billion from FY10 spending levels, including $6.5 billion from the International Affairs Budget. The funding level for the International Affairs Budget represents an 11.4% cut from FY10 enacted levels and 14.7% from the President’s FY11 request.
The final FY10 enacted total includes $49.5 billion in base appropriations, $5.1 billion from the “war and disaster” supplemental, excluding “forward funding” allocated during FY09. (One-time allocations such as Haiti disaster supplemental are not included.)