June 13, 2008
Assuming the $1.3 billion in funding for international food aid programs (P.L. 480) in the Agriculture appropriations and the $300 million transfer to the Global HIV/AIDS Fund contained in the Labor-HHS request, the International Affairs Budget will be funded at $38.2 billion for FY09. This is very close to the Joint Budget Resolution recommended funding level of $38.3 billion and represents a $3.9 billion increase above FY08 base appropriations. The Senate is expected to announce its own 302(b) allocations sometime in the next few weeks.