August 5, 2021
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. The Agriculture Appropriations bill passed on a bipartisan 25-5 vote following approval at the subcommittee level earlier this week.
Importantly, the bill increases funding for two programs that provide assistance to combat hunger and malnutrition around the world:
|Food for Peace/PL 480 Title II|
The Senate Appropriations Committee has not yet released its 302(b) allocations for all twelve FY22 spending bills and is not expected to consider additional appropriations bills – including the State-Foreign Operations bill that funds the vast majority of the International Affairs Budget – before the upcoming August recess.