Legislation provides $694.6 billion in discretionary spending to defend the nation against evolving threats, prepare for future challenges, and meet the needs of service members and military families; Legislation protects against misappropriation of Defense funds for border wall and requires return of any unobligated funds taken for the wall in FY 2020
Legislation provides an $808 million increase in funding to protect consumers, assist small businesses, invest in distressed communities, and ensure integrity of Federal elections; The legislation includes emergency funding to connect the nation to broadband and modernize Federal infrastructure, creating jobs across the country
Legislation increases discretionary funding by $1.7 billion from the 2020 enacted level, investing in America’s infrastructure, improving transportation safety, protecting vulnerable populations, and expanding access to safe, affordable, and fair housing; In response to coronavirus and ensuing economic recession, legislation provides $75 billion in emergency spending for transportation and housing infrastructure
Legislation provides strong funding increases to promote civil rights, reform police practices, promote economic development, research and prepare for climate change, and other important priorities.
WASHINGTON — The House Appropriations Subcommittee on Military Construction, Veterans Affairs, and Related Agencies today approved by voice vote its fiscal year 2021 bill. In total, the bill provides $250.9 billion in both discretionary and mandatory funding, an increase of $15.2 billion above the fiscal year 2020 enacted level and $2.3 billion above the President’s budget request.