Appropriations Committee Releases Reports for State, Foreign Operations, and Related Programs and Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies Bills
The House Appropriations Committee today released its reports accompanying the fiscal year 2022 State, Foreign Operations, and Related Programs and Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies appropriations bills.
The reports will be considered at tomorrow’s full Committee markup.
The State, Foreign Operations, and Related Programs funding bill, which was advanced by a voice vote in Subcommittee on Monday:
- Supports the world’s most vulnerable with foreign assistance to meet urgent humanitarian needs, many of which have been exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic
- Rebuilds the global public health infrastructure with a dramatic increase in funding for global health security to confront the current COVID-19 pandemic and prevent future pandemics
- Confronts climate change with funding for global efforts to reduce emissions, including the Green Climate Fund
- Advances women’s rights by increasing funding for family planning, increasing United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) funding, and repealing restrictions on safe and legal abortion
- Promotes democracy with funding to support allies and partners of the United States, particularly to counter growing Chinese influence
The Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies funding bill, which was advanced by a voice vote in Subcommittee on Monday:
- Creates good-paying American jobs through investments in renewable energy development, including offshore wind, and a national initiative to reclaim abandoned mines and cap orphan oil and gas wells
- Confronts the climate crisis by expanding environmental enforcement efforts, creating a Civilian Climate Corps, and launching a renewed focus on land and water conservation
- Supports Native American families by investing in a strong and resilient Indian Country, including through education and health care programs
- Dramatically expands environmental justice efforts to address unacceptable pollution in communities of color
- Honors the federal government’s responsibilities to Native Americans
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 9 AM. It will be webcast live and linked from https://appropriations.house.gov/events/markups.