FY13 Budget Materials
Facts & Figures
- September 22, 2012 – Senate Shows Strong, Bipartisan Support for Foreign Assistance
- September 20, 2012 – USGLC Commends Senate Committee Passage of Bill to Ensure Effective Foreign Assistance
- July 19, 2012 – Over 50 Top Business Leaders Urge Congress to Support International Affairs Budget
- June 27, 2012 – Funding Levels in House Foreign Affairs Authorization Bill Protect America’s Global Leadership
- May 24, 2012 – Senate Stands Up for America’s Global Leadership
- April 25, 2012 – House Appropriators’ Allocation Risks American Leadership and Security
- April 19, 2012 – Senate Appropriations Allocation Protects America’s National Security, Economy
- March 27, 2012 – Over 80 Admirals and Generals tell Congress: Support International Affairs Budget
- March 22, 2012 – House Budget Cuts to America’s Global Engagement Dangerous Direction
- February 13, 2012 – Administration’s FY 2013 International Affairs Budget Request Strong and Strategic
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.
Votes, Amendments & Legislation
- FY13 House Budget Resolution – House passed 228-191, March 29, 2012
- FY13 House State-Foreign Operations Appropriations Bill – House Appropriations Committee approved by voice vote, May 17, 2012
- Export-Import Bank Reauthorization (H.R. 2072) – Senate passed 78-20, May 15, 2012; House passed 330-90, May 9, 2012
- FY13 Senate State-Foreign Operations Appropriations Bill (S. 3241) – Senate Appropriations Committee approved 29-1, May 24, 2012
- FY13 Foreign Relations Authorization Act (H.R. 6018) – House Foreign Affairs Committee approved by voice vote, June 27, 2012
Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) Amendment to Cut of f Foreign Assistance to Pakistan, Egypt, and Libya– Senate rejected 10-81, September 22, 2012
- Global Partnerships Act of 2012 (H.R. 6644) – Introduced by Rep. Howard Berman (D-CA), December 12, 2012
Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) Amendment to Offset Hurricane Sandy disaster relief with cuts to International Affairs Budget – Senate rejected 3-91, December 28, 2012
- Foreign Aid Transparency and Accountability Act (H.R. 3159) – House passed 390 – 0, December 30, 2012
Hearings & Statements