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R44391 – FY2017 State, Foreign Operations and Related Programs Budget Request: In Brief – 10/5/2016

R44391 – FY2017 State, Foreign Operations and Related Programs Budget Request: In Brief – 10/5/2016 published on

Author: Susan B. Epstein, Specialist in Foreign Policy; Marian L. Lawson, Specialist in Foreign Assistance Policy; Alex Tiersky, Specialist in Foreign Affairs
Pages: 17

On February 9, 2016, the Obama Administration submitted to Congress its FY2017 budget request that includes $52.78 billion in new budget authority for the State Department, Foreign Operations, and Related Appropriations (SFOPS). Of the total request, $17.05 billion1 is for programs funded through the State operations and related agencies (a 3.6 % increase over FY2016 estimates), and $35.74 billion is for foreign operations (-1.8 % compared with FY2016 estimates that include emergency Ebola funds). This report provides an overview and highlights of the request with an account-by-account comparison of the FY2017 request to the FY2016 estimates and FY2015 actuals in Appendix A. Appendix B provides the International Affairs 150 function funding levels. Bills: H.R. 1314

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