Appropriations Committee Releases FY 2021 Reports for Defense, Commerce-Justice-Science, Transportation-HUD Bills Ahead of Tuesday Markups
WASHINGTON — The House Appropriations Committee today released its fiscal year 2021 its reports accompanying the fiscal year 2021 Defense, Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies, and Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies appropriations bills.
For fiscal year 2021, the Defense bill provides $694.6 billion in new discretionary spending authority for the Department of Defense for functions under the Defense Subcommittee’s jurisdiction, an increase of $1.3 billion above the FY 2020 enacted level, and $3.7 billion below the President’s budget request. This includes $626.2 billion in base funding, an increase of $3.5 billion above the FY 2020 enacted level, and $3.5 billion below the President’s request. It also includes $68.4 billion for OCO/GWOT funding in title IX, a decrease of $2.2 billion below the FY 2020 enacted level, and $200 million below the President’s request.
The full Appropriations Committee will mark up the Defense bill, followed by the Commerce-Justice-Science bill, on Tuesday at 10:00 a.m.
The fiscal year 2021 Commerce-Justice-Science bill contains $71.473 billion in discretionary budget authority, a reduction of $1.7 billion below the FY 2020 enacted level, reflecting the completion of the 2020 Decennial Census.
Following markup of the Commerce-Justice-Science bill, the Committee will mark up the fiscal year 2021 Transportation-Housing and Urban Development bill.
For fiscal year 2021, the Transportation-Housing and Urban Development bill provides $158.3 billion in base budgetary resources. In addition, the legislation provides $75 billion to support the economic recovery from the coronavirus pandemic by investing in our nation’s transportation and housing infrastructure.