Accession Number : ADA481935
Title : Second FY2008 Supplemental Appropriations for Military Operations, International Affairs, and Other Purposes
Descriptive Note : Congressional rept.
Corporate Author : LIBRARY OF CONGRESS WASHINGTON DC CONGRESSIONAL RESEARCH SERVICE
Personal Author(s) : Daggett, Stephen ; Epstein, Susan B ; Margesson, Rhoda ; Tarnoff, Curt ; Towell, Pat ; Dale, Catherine ; Loane, Shannon S
Report Date : 08 May 2008
Pagination or Media Count : 35
Abstract : After planning to bring up a bill on May 8, the House has put off floor consideration of a measure to provide FY2008 and FY2009 supplemental appropriations for overseas military operations, international affairs, and domestic programs. As described by the House Appropriations Committee on May 7, the draft bill provides $183.7 billion in discretionary appropriations in FY2008 and FY2009. The bill also includes an expansion of veterans' education benefits at a cost of $52 billion in mandatory spending over the next 10 years, and extended unemployment compensation at a cost of $11 billion. The bill provides $101.2 billion in FY2008 and $65.9 billion in FY2009 for the Department of Defense, including military construction; $5.9 billion in FY2008 and $5.1 billion in FY2009 for international affairs, including emergency food aid; $5.8 billion in FY2009 for Gulf Coast levee construction; and $644 million for other domestic programs. It also includes a measure to delay new Medicaid regulations that would reduce payments to the states. The Senate Appropriations Committee had planned to mark up its version of a supplemental appropriations bill on May 8, but that has been delayed until May 15. The Chairman's mark of the Senate bill provides $103 billion in FY2008 and $65.9 billion in FY2009 for the Department of Defense, including military construction; $10.4 billion for hurricane protection; $850 million in FY2008 and $395 million in FY2009 for P.L. 480 international food assistance; $1.2 billion for science programs in several agencies; and more than $2 billion for other domestic programs, including secure schools, VA trauma centers, law enforcement grants, highways, and the FDA. It also includes expanded GI bill education benefits and extended unemployment compensation, and it delays new Medicaid rules. This CRS report will be updated regularly to report on congressional action on remaining FY2008 supplemental appropriations and on FY2009 supplemental funding.
Descriptors : *DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE , *FOREIGN AID , *FEDERAL BUDGETS , *VETERANS(MILITARY PERSONNEL) , *POSTWAR OPERATIONS , *BENEFITS , *HUMANITARIAN ASSISTANCE , HIGHWAYS , SUDAN , LAW ENFORCEMENT , SHOCK TRAUMA CENTERS , LEVEES , AFGHANISTAN CONFLICT , PAKISTAN , FOOD , IRAQI WAR , CONSTRUCTION , EDUCATION , SCHOOLS , HURRICANES , UNEMPLOYMENT
Subject Categories : Administration and Management
Government and Political Science
Military Forces and Organizations
Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE