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House, Senate Appropriations Committees Release FY14 Omnibus Appropriations Act

Several organizations summarize information on the FY 2014 omnibus appropriations bill released Monday.

Kaiser Family Foundation: FY14 Omnibus Appropriations Act Released
“The House and Senate Committees on Appropriations announced the release of the ‘Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2014’ (HR 3547), which includes funding for U.S. global health programs. A significant portion of U.S. funding for global health, including funding at the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and the Department of State, is outlined in the bill, however, total funding for global health is not currently available as some funding provided through USAID, HHS, and DoD is not yet available. The table below compares the bill to final FY 2013 enacted (post-sequestration) and the president’s FY 2014 budget request…” (1/13).

ONE: International Affairs budget: 2014 House numbers are in
“Last night, after months of negotiations, Congress released the fiscal year 2014 federal budget bill. The omnibus was the result of a deal struck late last year between the House and the Senate over the federal budget…” (Heimbach, 1/14).

U.S. Global Leadership Coalition: International Affairs Budget Update, 1-14-14
“Since returning from the holiday recess last week, Congress has been racing against the January 15 deadline to finalize the $1.012 trillion FY14 omnibus appropriations bill, as agreed to under the budget deal reached in December. Last evening, Appropriators filed the final spending package that includes all 12 annual appropriations bills, including State-Foreign Operations…” (Preston, 1/14).