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FY 2013 Timeline

  • February 13, 2012 – President Obama releases his FY13 request, including $48 billion in base spending for the International Affairs Budget and $8.2 billion for Overseas Contingency Operations (OCO).  USGLC issued a press release commending the strong and strategic request for America’s diplomacy and development programs, and provided a detailed analysis of the FY13 International Affairs Budget Request.
  • March 20, 2012 – House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan (R-WI) releases the FY13 House Budget Resolution, providing $49.1 billion for the total International Affairs Budget, an 11% cut from FY12 levels.  USGLC expressed concern about the troubling cuts to the International Affairs Budget, which have already been cut 15% since FY10.
  • March 21, 2012 – House Budget Committee approves the FY13 House Budget Resolution in a 19-18 vote.
  • March 29, 2012 – House passes the House Budget Committee’s FY13 Budget Resolution largely along partisan lines by a vote of 228-191 after six alternative budgets failed.
  • April 18, 2012 – Senate Budget Committee Chairman Kent Conrad (D-ND) releases the FY13 Senate Budget Resolution and long-term budget plan.  For the FY13 International Affairs Budget, it provides $52.15 billion, 5% less than FY12 and 7.3% less than the President’s request.
  • April 19, 2012 – Senate Appropriations Committee approves the FY13 302(b) allocations, providing $53 billion for the International Affairs Budget.  USGLC issued a statement commending the strong allocation.
  • April 25, 2012  House Appropriations Committee approves its 302(b) allocations for FY13, providing $48.3 billion for the State-Foreign Operations allocation–$5 billion (-9%) below the Senate’s $53 billion total funding.  USGLC issued a press release in opposition of the House’s funding cut and calling on Congress to support no less than the Senate allocation for the State-Foreign Operations bill.
  • April 26, 2012  Senate Appropriations Committee approves its FY13 Agriculture Appropriations Bill, providing $1.65 billion for international food aid programs: $1.47 billion for P.L. 480 Title II/Food for Peace and $184 million for McGovern-Dole Food for Education.  This represents flat funding for food aid programs compared to current spending.
  • May 17, 2012  House Appropriations Committee approves its FY13 State-Foreign Operations Appropriations Bill by voice vote, following Subcommittee approval on May 9th.  The bill, which accounts for 95% of the International Affairs Budget, provides $40.1 billion in base funding and $8.2 billion in OCO funding.
  • May 24, 2012  The Senate Appropriations Committee approves its FY13 State-Foreign Operations Appropriations Bill, following Subcommittee approval on May 22.  The bill, which accounts for 95% of the International Affairs Budget, provides $49.8 billion in base funding and $2.3 billion in Overseas Contingency Operations (OCO) funding.
  • June 19, 2012  The House Appropriations Committee approves the FY13 Agriculture Appropriations Bill (H.R. 5973), providing $1.33 billion for international food aid programs–P.L. 480 Title II (also known as the Food for Peace program) and the McGovern-Dole international school feeding program.  This represents a 19% cut from FY12 levels and the FY13 Senate level.
  • September 22, 2012 – The Senate passes an FY13 Continuing Resolution (CR), following House passage on September 13th.  The CR funds the International Affairs Budget at $55.2 billion until March 27, 2013.

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