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House, Senate Committees Pass U.S. State And Foreign Operations Appropriations Bills

Media sources report on the passage of U.S. State and Foreign Operations appropriations bills in a House committee and Senate subcommittee.

Associated Press: Congress nears $48.3B foreign operations budget
“Senate appropriators on Tuesday advanced a $48.3 billion budget for foreign aid and State Department work next year. The funding would be slightly below this year’s but in line with that proposed by House appropriators…” (6/17).

Devex: It’s U.S. foreign aid budget season again in Washington
“U.S. State and Foreign Operations appropriations bills, which fund foreign assistance and development programs, were approved in both the House and Senate appropriations subcommittees on Tuesday and will now go to the full appropriations committees for a vote in both chambers…” (Igoe, 6/18).

Kaiser Family Foundation: Senate Appropriations Subcommittee approves FY 2015 State and Foreign Operations Appropriations Bill
“The Subcommittee on the Department of State, Foreign Operations, and Related Programs of the Senate Committee on Appropriations, approved the FY 2015 State and Foreign Operations Appropriations bill, which includes funding for U.S. global health programs at the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and the State Department (see table below) comprising a significant portion of U.S. funding for global health (total funding for global health is not currently available as some funding provided through USAID, HHS, and DoD is not yet available)…” (6/17).

Kaiser Family Foundation: House Appropriations Committee releases FY 2015 State and Foreign Operations Appropriations Bill
“The House Committee on Appropriations released the FY 2015 State and Foreign Operations Appropriations bill, which includes funding for U.S. global health programs at the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and the State Department (see table below) comprising a significant portion of U.S. funding for global health (total funding for global health is not currently available as some funding provided through USAID, HHS, and DoD is not yet available)…” (6/16).

Center for Global Health Policy’s “Science Speaks”: Senate Funding Bill Disappoints Global HIV and TB Advocates
“…If global HIV and TB funding levels remain constant when the full funding committees act, advocates will turn their attention to working to ensure that the House more generous funding levels prevail in the final funding measure that is enacted into law…” (Lubinski, 6/18).

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