Summary of FY2017 Omnibus Appropriations Act
FY2017 Omnibus Appropriations Act
The Fiscal Year 2017 Omnibus Appropriations Act appropriates $1.070 trillion in base discretionary budget authority, pursuant to the two-year budget agreement enacted in November 2015, including:
- $551 billion in base defense spending; and
- $518.5 billion in base non-defense spending
- $62.1 billion in OCO defense spending; and
- $16.5 billion in OCO non-defense spending.
Additionally, in a budget amendment of March 16, President Trump requested $30 billion in additional defense budget authority and $3 billion in additional nondefense budget authority for the purpose of bolstering border security, including through construction of a wall on the U.S.-Mexico border. Of this request, the Omnibus includes:
- $15 billion in additional defense budget authority; and
- $1.2 billion in additional nondefense budget authority.
The Omnibus does not include:
- President Trump’s request to cut FY2017 non-defense budget authority by $18 billion;
- President Trump’s request for funding to construct a wall on the U.S.-Mexico border;
- Supplemental funding to hire additional ICE agents or to expedite hiring;
- Poison pill riders restricting so-called ‘sanctuary cities’ from receiving federal grants, defunding Planned Parenthood, or undermining the Affordable Care Act.
- More than 160 policy riders
The Omnibus includes:
- $295.9 million to alleviate an emergency budget shortfall in Puerto Rico;
- Extension of health insurance benefits for retired mine workers;
- $1.1 billion in disaster assistance for regions affected by storms and flooding in 2015 and 2016; and
- $990 million in additional humanitarian assistance to alleviate international famine.
Summary of Divisions A-L of the Omnibus Appropriations Act follows.