Appropriations Committee Releases Reports for Homeland Security and Defense Bills

July 12, 2021
Press Release

The House Appropriations Committee today released its reports accompanying the fiscal year 2022 Homeland Security and Defense appropriations bills.

The reports will be considered at tomorrow’s full Committee markup.

The Homeland Security funding bill, which was advanced by a voice vote in Subcommittee on Monday, June 30:

  • Secures our critical infrastructure with dramatically increased funding to prevent cyber-attacks and root out cyber intrusions
  • Invests strongly in maritime security through funding for the Coast Guard
  • Makes responsible investments in border security
  • Respects the dignity of immigrants with new funding to improve migrant processing and reduce backlogs in refugee, asylum, and immigration benefit applications

The bill report is here. The text of the draft bill is here. In keeping with the Appropriations Committee’s commitment to transparency, information on Community Project Funding in the bill is here. A summary of the bill is here.

The Defense funding bill, which was advanced by a voice vote in Subcommittee on Monday, June 30:

  • Protects our national security, preserves our domestic advanced manufacturing base to support jobs and economic growth, and invests heavily in research and development with funding recommended by the Secretary of Defense
  • Closes the detention facility at Guantanamo Bay, eliminates the Overseas Contingency Operations budget gimmick, and limits United States involvement in Yemen
  • Promotes democracy by countering China with strong funding to protect a free and open Indo-Pacific
  • Provides for the transport and safe passage of Afghans who have provided faithful and valuable service to the United States and who are under serious threat
  • Supports working families by requiring contractors to pay a $15 minimum wage
  • Confronts the climate crisis with historic investments for clean energy and climate adaptation to protect facilities, readiness, and global security
  • Addresses gender-based violence with funding to tackle sexual assault in the military and directs DoD to address extremist ideologies, including white supremacy.

The bill report is here. The text of the draft bill is here. In keeping with the Appropriations Committee’s commitment to transparency, information on Community Project Funding in the bill is here. A summary of the bill is here.

Tomorrow’s full Committee markup begins at 10 AM. It will be webcast live and linked from https://appropriations.house.gov/events/markups.

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