Appropriations Subcommittee Approves Fiscal Year 2021 State and Foreign Operations Funding Bill
WASHINGTON — The House Appropriations Subcommittee on State, Foreign Operations, and Related Programs today approved by voice vote it fiscal year 2021 bill. In total, the bill provides $65.87 billion in funding, an increase of $8.467 billion above the FY 2020 enacted level and $21.158 billion above the request.
The bill next heads to the full Committee for markup.
“Disease, displacement, conflict, disaster, terrorism, and economic strife threaten the security, safety, and well-being of Americans at home and abroad. We cannot ignore events overseas and hope they do not affect America. This bill reflects Congressional priorities to advance U.S. foreign policy and our foreign assistance programs. With strong investments in humanitarian, economic, and development assistance, Congress is once again sending an unequivocal message to the President that irresponsible cuts to our foreign assistance programs will not stand,” said House Appropriations Subcommittee on State, Foreign Operations, and Related Programs Chairwoman Nita M. Lowey. “This bill rejects the President’s go-it-alone approach to foreign policy and instead reaffirms our strong support for international allies, for reproductive health, climate change, and multilateral assistance, and for long-term investments in development and democracy. We cannot turn inward and expect results. Through this bill, Congress makes the tough decisions and strong investments that protect our national security and repair America’s global standing and commitments.”