Capping off a week of intense negotiations, Congress on Thursday approved a second short-term Continuing Resolution (CR) to extend FY21 funding levels for federal departments and agencies through February 18, 2022 – giving lawmakers 11 more weeks to reach a deal on final FY22 spending levels. The President signed the CR on Friday, hours before the current stopgap measure was set to expire.
As the last 19 months have made clear, COVID-19 has dramatically changed the global landscape – severely impacting the world economy and jobs here at home and exacerbating crises from conflict to hunger to migration. Today, America is facing unprecedented growing global threats that directly impact the health, security, and economic interests of all Americans.
This week, the Senate Appropriations Committee released its nine remaining FY22 spending bills – including the FY22 State-Foreign Operations (SFOPS) bill – as Congress hurdles toward a December 3rd deadline to fund the government...
With hours to spare before the federal government was scheduled to shut down, Congress approved a short-term Continuing Resolution (CR) to extend government funding for two months – but only after Democrats removed a provision to suspend the debt ceiling in the face of Republican opposition.
In a long-awaited start to the Senate’s FY22 appropriations process, this week the Appropriations Committee approved its first three spending bills – including the Agriculture Appropriations bill, which funds two international food assistance programs.
In a flurry of activity before the August recess, the House completed work this week on nine of its twelve FY22 spending bills – including the State-Foreign Operations (SFOPS) and Agriculture Appropriations bills, which fund the vast majority of the International Affairs Budget.
Yesterday, the House Appropriations Committee approved its FY22 State-Foreign Operations (SFOPS) Appropriations bill on a party-line vote (32-25) following approval at the subcommittee level earlier this week. As previously mentioned, the overall funding level in the bill is $62.2 billion.
In a late start to the FY22 budget and appropriations process, earlier this month the House approved a “deeming” resolution – allowing House Appropriators to begin drafting spending bills in the absence of a formal budget resolution.
Nearly two months after the release of its discretionary funding request, the Administration has published the full details of its Fiscal Year 2022 budget proposal. The request for the International Affairs Budget provides important insights into the Administration’s spending priorities as COVID-19 surges around the world, threatening America’s recovery at home.