Appropriations Subcommittee Approves Fiscal Year 2020 State and Foreign Operations Funding Bill
WASHINGTON — The House Appropriations Subcommittee on State, Foreign Operations, and Related Programs today approved its fiscal year 2020 bill. In total, the bill provides $56.4 billion in base discretionary funding—$2.2 billion above the fiscal year 2019 enacted level and $13.7 billion above the President’s budget request. The bill next heads to the full Committee for markup.
“This bill reflects Congressional priorities to advance U.S. foreign policy and our foreign assistance programs,” said House Appropriations Subcommittee on State, Foreign Operations, and Related Programs Chairwoman Nita Lowey. “It rejects the Administration’s unacceptable, irresponsible fiscal year 2020 requests and reaffirms strong support for reproductive health, climate change, and multilateral assistance. This bill would make strong investments that would protect our national security and repair America’s global standing and commitments.”