Senate Appropriations Committee Approves FY 2016 State and Foreign Operations Appropriations Bill
The Senate Committee on Appropriations approved the FY 2016 State and Foreign Operations Appropriations bill and associated committee report, 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 yet known as some funding provided through USAID, HHS, and DoD is not yet available).
Funding in the bill for global health would total $8.468 billion, $287 million (3.5%) above the President’s request and $14 million (0.2%) above both the FY 2015 enacted level and the House SFOPs appropriations bill. The bill funds all global health programs at FY15 enacted levels except for family planning and reproductive health (FP/RH). Funding for FP/RH programs, including the U.S. contribution to UNFPA, matches the levels in the President’s request and is $151.6 million (32.9%) above the House bill.
- Learn more about the House SFOPs appropriations bill here.