Friday, July 12, 2013
Specialist in Agricultural Policy
The annual Agriculture appropriations bill provides funding for all of the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) except the Forest Service, plus the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and, in even-numbered fiscal years, the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC).
The House Agriculture Appropriations Subcommittee marked up its FY2014 Agriculture appropriations bill on June 5, 2013, and full committee action followed on June 13, 2013. The Senate Appropriations Committee reported its version on June 18, 2013.
The House-reported bill (H.R. 2410) would reduce discretionary Agriculture appropriations to $19.45 billion, a cut of $1.28 billion from FY2013 levels (-6.2%). The bill is $519 million below the Administration’s request for FY2014 (-2.6%).
The Senate subcommittee-approved bill would increase discretionary Agriculture appropriations to $20.93 billion, an increase of $420 million from FY2013 levels (+2.1%). The bill is about $1.3 billion above the Administration’s request.
The House and Senate appropriations bills for FY2014 differ in their approach to handling budget sequestration requirements. This difference in approach is resulting in relatively large differences between the bill totals. The House approach generally sets spending levels low enough to avoid sequestration, while the Senate approach assumes that Congress will reach agreement to replace sequestration with other spending reductions.
Date of Report: June 18, 2013
Number of Pages: 16
Order Number: R43110
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