Committee Approves FY24 State, Foreign Operations, and Related Programs Bill

Jul 12, 2023
Press Release

WASHINGTON – Today, the Full Committee met to consider the Fiscal Year 2024 bill for the State, Foreign Operations, and Related Programs Subcommittee. The measure was approved by the Committee with a vote of 32 to 27.



The State, Foreign Operations, and Related Programs bill provides $52.5 billion for programs under the jurisdiction of the Subcommittee, which is $16.4 billion (24%) below the President’s Budget Request, $7.2 billion (12%) below FY23 enacted level, and $1.7 billion below the FY19 enacted level. The bill claws back $11.14 billion of the Democrats’ wasteful spending over the last two years, resulting in net new spending of only $41.4 billion. The bill prioritizes agencies and programs that strengthen our national security, counter the People’s Republic of China (PRC) and the Chinese Communist Party (CCP), provide support to our allies, and promote American values at home and abroad, while cutting spending for low-priority activities and programs.
Fiscal Year 2024 State, Foreign Operations, and Related Programs Bill

  • Supports our national security by:
    • Providing unwavering support for Israel by including $3.3 billion in Foreign Military Financing Program;
    • Fully supporting other key allies in the Middle East, such as Egypt and Jordan;
    • Providing $4.4 billion for United States national security interests in the Indo-Pacific and to counter the PRC’s malign influence, which is $1 billion above the President’s Budget Request;
    • Including $500 million in Foreign Military Financing Program for Taiwan to strengthen deterrence across the Taiwan Strait and up to $2 billion in loans and loan guarantees for such purpose;
    • Fully funding the Countering PRC Influence Fund at $400 million;
    • Prohibiting funds for the PRC and the CCP, prohibiting funds for countries to repay Chinese debt, and prohibiting funds for international financial institutions from loans to PRC;
    • Prioritizing funding and policies to combat the flow of fentanyl and other illicit drugs into the United States; and
    • Promoting freedom in the Western Hemisphere, including $30 million for democracy programs for Cuba as the two-year anniversary approaches of the historic uprising by the people of Cuba to demand freedom.
  • Protects life, supports American values, and enhances economic competitiveness by:
    • Maintaining all long-standing, pro-life protections;
    • Applying the Protecting Life in Global Health Assistance Policy (expanded Mexico City Policy) on all health funds in the Act;
    • Prohibiting funds to the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA);
    • Supporting religious freedom programs abroad and religious freedom protections for faith-based organizations delivering foreign aid;
    • Prohibiting funds for the Arms Trade Treaty;
    • Banning “disinformation” and “misinformation” programs that violate the free speech rights of American citizens;
    • Prohibiting funds for unnecessary regulations and controversial Executive Orders that disadvantage American businesses;
    • Prioritizing diplomatic engagement to favorably resolve commercial disputes abroad and to promote American business interests overseas; and
    • Refocusing attention on critical diplomatic functions, such as addressing the backlog of passport applications and ensuring the safety and security of our embassies.
  • Reins in wasteful bureaucracy and enhances oversight and accountability by:
    • Strengthening Congressional oversight of funds provided in the bill and restricting the Administration’s ability to ignore congressional directives to fund an extreme, partisan agenda;
    • Funding the Agencies’ Inspectors General at or above the FY23 enacted levels;
    • Increasing accountability at the United Nations (UN) and other multilateral organizations, including by requiring written agreements for Inspectors General oversight access;
    • Curtailing reprogramming and contingency authorities; and
    • Eliminating counterproductive climate programs that harm energy security and economic development in underdeveloped countries, which leaves them even more dependent on United States aid and more vulnerable to the malign activities of the PRC and Russia.

A summary of the bill is available here.
During the markup, Committee Republicans rejected amendments offered by the Democrats that would have:

  • Provided funding to the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), which is known to support coercive abortions;
  • Allowed funding for drag shows;
  • Provided funding for hormone therapies or surgeries for gender-affirming care;
  • Promoted or advanced Critical Race Theory;
  • Funded unnecessary and polarizing Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) initiatives;
  • Allowed funds to be used to label Americans’ constitutionally protected speech as “misinformation,” “disinformation,” and “malinformation;” and
  • Cut funds to promote freedom and democracy in Cuba.

In addition, Republicans adopted the following amendments: 

  • Diaz-Balart (Manager’s Amendment) – makes technical, bipartisan changes to the bill and report.
    • The amendment was adopted by voice vote. 
  • Diaz-Balart (En Bloc) – increases funding for timely passport processing, prevents any international convention or related instrument drafted by the World Health Assembly’s intergovernmental negotiating body or any other United Nations body until it is ratified by the Senate, prohibits funding for any Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion office, training, or program, and allows only approved flags to be flown over federal facilities.
    • The amendment was adopted by a vote of 32 to 27. 


Chairwoman Kay Granger’s opening remarks are available here.
Subcommittee Chairman Diaz-Balart’s opening remarks are available here.
Bill text, before adoption of amendments in Full Committee, is available here.
Bill report, before adoption of amendments in Full Committee, is available here.



118th Congress