FY 2014 Appropriations: July 4th Recess Update
Last month, FFIS released Budget Brief 13-09, detailing provisions of the House committee’s fiscal year (FY) 2014 Homeland Security appropriations. Since that time, there has been movement on several other FY 2014 spending bills. Both the House and Senate appropriations committees have approved FY 2014 Agriculture, Energy-Water, and Transportation-Housing and Urban Development (HUD) appropriations bills. In addition, both committees have now approved their respective 302(b) allocations to the various appropriations subcommittees. This Budget Brief describes the differences in the 302(b) allocations and the provisions of the recent spending bills. Table 1 provides recommended funding levels for the discretionary and mandatory programs of most importance to states based on the latest House and Senate actions.