The House Appropriations Committee today released the proposed funding allocations -- also known as the 302(b)s -- for the 12 Appropriations bills for fiscal year 2013. The allocations represent the top-line funding level for each Appropriations bill, and are consistent with the overall top-line discretionary spending level of $1.028 trillion approved in the House Budget Resolution last month. The allocations will be voted on in committee tomorrow.
"The levels provided for each of the 12 Appropriations bills will continue to demonstrate how seriously this House takes its charge to rein in extraneous and unnecessary spending, encourage economic competitiveness and job growth, help strengthen the nation's infrastructure, and ensure a strong national security for the protection of all Americans," House Appropriations Chairman Hal Rogers said.
"These allocations will allow us to move forward with the Appropriations process. We are committed to working together across the aisle and across both chambers to ensure continued funding for important government programs, projects, and services that the American people expect and deserve. Fulfilling this basic duty of Congress is our highest priority," Rogers continued.
The FY 2013 302(b) proposed subcommittee allocations are as follows*:
Agriculture -- $19.405 billion
Commerce/Justice/Science -- $51.131 billion
Defense -- $519.22 billion
Energy and Water Development -- $32.098 billion
Financial Services and General Government -- $21.150 billion
Homeland Security -- $39.117 billion
Interior, Environment -- $28 billion
Labor, Health and Human Services -- $150.002 billion
Legislative Branch -- $4.289 billion
Military Construction/Veterans Affairs -- $71.747 billion
State/Foreign Operations -- $40.132 billion
Transportation, Housing and Urban Development -- $51.606 billion
GRAND TOTAL = $1.027896 trillion
*Budget authority only. Does not include Overseas Contingency Operations (OCO) funding.