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FY2017 Continuing Resolution Summary

Continuing Resolution Keeps Government Operating through April 2017

On December 8, the House passed H.R. 2028, the Energy and Water Development and Related Agencies Appropriations Act. The legislation includes a continuing resolution (CR) to keep the government funded through April 2017, and thus avoided a federal government shutdown on December 9 when the previous CR (P.L. 114-223) expired (see The Source, 9/30/16).

The measure preserves the $1.07 trillion in discretionary spending caps and funds most of the government at the spending rate established by the Consolidated Appropriations Act, more commonly known as the FY2016 omnibus bill (P.L. 114-113). The CR includes $872 million for the 21st Century Cures Act, which Congress approved on December 7 (see The Source, 12/9/16).

The legislation also includes $170 million to address water contamination in Flint, MI. That amount includes $15 million for maternal and child health programs, $15 million for the Healthy Start Initiative, and $15 million for childhood lead poisoning prevention programs.

Congress completed work on the FY2017 Military Construction, Veterans’ Affairs, and Related Agencies spending bill (P.L. 114-223) in September (see The Source, 9/30/16). However, work on the following FY2017 spending bills remains outstanding: Agriculture, Food and Drug Administration (FDA), Rural Development, and Related Agencies (see The Source, 5/20/16); Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies (see The Source, 5/27/16); Defense (see The Source, 6/17/16); Financial Services and General Government (see The Source, 7/8/16); Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies (see The Source, 7/15/16); Legislative Branch (see The Source, 5/20/16); State, Foreign Operations, and Related Programs (see The Source, 7/15/16); and Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies (see The Source, 5/27/16).

The charts below summarize the current FY2016 and recommended FY2017 funding levels for programs important to women and their families.

 

Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, and Related Agencies

The CR maintains the $21.75 billion in discretionary funding provided in the FY2016 Omnibus. This amount is $925 million over FY2015, but $34 million below President Obama’s FY2016 budget request.

 

Program/Agency

 

FY2016

President’s FY2017 Request

 

House FY2017

 

Senate FY2017

Department of Agriculture – Domestic Food Programs

Food and Nutrition Service

$109.796 billion

$111.763 billion

$109.683 billion

$109.72 billion

Child Nutrition Programs

$22.15 billion

$23.231 billion

$23.176 billion

$23.202 billion

Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC)

 

 

$6.35 billion

 

 

$6.35 billion

 

 

$6.35 billion

 

 

$6.35 billion

 

Special Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)

 

$80.849 billion

 

$81.689 billion

 

$79.673 billion

 

$79.682 billion

Commodity Assistance Program

 

$296.217 million

 

$313.193 million

 

$315.139 million

 

$313.139 million

Department of Agriculture – Foreign Assistance

P.L. 480 Title II Food for Peace

$1.466 billion

$1.35 billion

$1.466 billion

$1.6 billion

McGovern-Dole International Food for Education and Child Nutrition

 

 

$201.626 million

 

 

$182.045 million

 

 

$201.626 million

 

 

$201.626 million

 

Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies

The FY2016 omnibus bill provided $55.7 billion for programs within the Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies portion of the bill. This amount is $5.6 billion over FY2015 and $3.7 billion over the administration’s request.

 

Program/Agency

 

FY2016

President’s FY2017 Request

 

House FY2017

 

Senate FY2017

Office on Violence Against Women

$480 million

$489 million

$527.5 million

$481.5 million

Grants to Combat Violence Against Women (STOP Grants)

$215 million

$200 million

$215 million

$215 million

Transitional Housing Assistance

$30 million

$30 million

$30 million

$30 million

Research and Evaluation on Violence Against Women

$5 million

$3 million

$5 million

$3 million

Consolidated Youth-Oriented Program

$11 million

$11 million

$11 million

$11 million

Sexual Assault Victims Services

$35 million

$35 million

$35 million

$35 million

Rural Domestic Violence and Child Abuse Enforcement

$34 million

$34 million

$34 million

$35 million

 

Violence on College Campuses

$20 million

$26 million

$20 million

$20 million

Civil Legal Assistance

$45 million

$52.5 million

$45 million

$45 million

Elder Abuse Grant Program

$5 million

$6.25 million

$5 million

$5 million

Family Civil Justice

$16 million

$16 million

$16 million

$16 million

Education and Training for Disabled Female Victims

$6 million

$6 million

$6 million

$6 million

National Resource Center on Workplace Responses

$500,000

$500,000

$500,000

$500,000

Indian Country- Sexual Assault Clearinghouse

$500,000

$500,000

$500,000

$500,000

Research on Violence Against Indian Women

$1 million

$1 million

$1 million

$1 million

Rape Survivor Child Custody Act

$2.5 million

$2.5 million

$1.5 million

Office of Justice Programs

$1.883 billion

$1.676 billion

$1.566 billion

$1.663 billion

Victims of Trafficking

$45 million

$0

$45 million

$47.649 million

Prison Rape Prevention and Prosecution

$10.5 million

$10.5 million

$12 million

*

Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA)

$9 million

$9 million

$9 million

$9 million

DNA Initiative

$125 million

$105 million

$125 million

$125 million

Debbie Smith Backlog Grants

$117 million

Did not specify

$117 million

$117 million

Sexual Assault Forensic Exam

$4 million

Did not specify

$4 million

$4 million

Related Agencies

Commission on Civil Rights

$9.2 million

$9.43 million

$9.2 million

$9.2 million

Equal Employment Opportunity Commission

$364.5 million

$376.646 million

$364.5 million

$364.5 million

 

Legal Services Corporation

$385 million

$475 million

$350 million

$395 million

* The committee has included bill language providing a one-year exemption from the penalties required under the Prison Rape Elimination Act for the OVW’s STOP Grants.

 

Defense

The omnibus bill allocated $514.1 billion in base discretionary funds for FY2016. This amount is $23.9 billion over FY2015 and includes $120 million for breast cancer research, $20 million for ovarian cancer research, and $8 million for global HIV/AIDS prevention.

The FY2016 bill also includes $263.325 million for sexual assault prevention and response programs and $25 million for the sexual assault special victims counseling program.

 

 

Program/Agency

 

FY2016

President’s FY2017 Request

 

House FY2017

 

Senate FY2017

Military Personnel

$129.229 billion

$128.902 billion

$128.168 billion

$127.997 billion

Defense Health Program

$32.329 billion

$33.468 billion

$33.577 billion

$33.99 billion

 

Financial Services and General Government

The current spending bill provides $23.2 billion in discretionary funding. This amount is $1.7 billion over FY2015 and includes funding for the Small Business Administration. The legislation continues the ban against use of federal or local funds for abortions in the District of Columbia.

 

Program/Agency

 

FY2016

President’s FY2017 Request

 

House FY2017

 

Senate FY2017

Small Business Administration

$871.042 million

$877.894 million

$881.361 million

$871.161 million

Entrepreneurial Development Programs

$231.1 million

$230.6 million

$243.1 million

$231.1 million

Women’s Business Centers

$17 million

$16.7 million

$19 million

$17 million

National Women’s Business Council

$1.5 million

$1.5 million

$1.5 million

$1.5 million

Microloan Technical Assistance

$25 million

$31 million

$31 million

$25 million

Small Business Development Centers

$117 million

$115 million

$125 million

$120 million

 

 

Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies

The omnibus bill provided $162.1 billion in FY2016 for the Departments of Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education, as well as for other agencies and programs. This amount is $5.4 billion over FY2016, but $5.5 billion below the president’s request.

 

Program/Agency

 

FY2016

President’s FY2017 Request

 

Senate FY2017

 

House FY2017

Department of Labor

Dislocated Workers’ Assistance

$1.242 billion

$1.334 billion

$1.237 billion

$1.160 billion

Women in Apprenticeships

$994,000

$0

$0

$0

Women’s Bureau

$11.536 million

$12.902 million

$11.536 million

$14 million

International Labor Affairs

$86.125 million

$101.23 million

$91.125 million

$32 million

Department of Health and Human Services

Health Resources and Services Administration

$6.434 billion

$5.983 billion

$6.402 billion

$6.165 billion

Community Health Centers

$1.492 billion

$1.342 billion

$1.492 billion

$1.492 billion

Maternal and Child Health Bureau

$845.117 billion

$845.117 billion

$846.617 billion

$845.117 billion

Maternal and Child Health Block Grant

$638.2 million

$638.2 million

$641.7 million

$638.2 million

Heritable Disorders

$13.883 million

$14 million

$11.883 million

$13.883 million

Universal Newborn Hearing Screening

$17.818 million

$17.818 million

$17.818 million

$17.818 million

Healthy Start

$103.5 million

$103.5 million

$103.5 million

$103.5 million

Ryan White Comprehensive AIDS Resources Emergency Act

$2.323 billion

$2.332 billion

$2.294 billion

$2.323 billion

Ryan White Part C—Early Intervention

$205 million

$280 million

$201.1 million

$205.079 million

Ryan White Part D—Children, Youth, Women and Families Programs

$75.088 million

$0

$75.088 million

$75.088 million

 

 

 

     

Family Planning

$286.479 million

$300 million

$286.479 million

$0

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

$7.233 billion

$7.039 billion

$7.115 billion

$7.838 billion

Global Health

$427.121 million

$442.121 million

$432.121 million

$556.721 million

HIV/AIDS, Viral Hepatitis, STDs, and TB Prevention

$1.122 billion

$1.128 billion

$1.112 billion

$1.122 billion

National Institutes of Health

$32.084 billion

$31.084 billion

$34.084 billion

$33.334 billion

National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities

$280.68 million

$279.68 million

$292.323 million

$286.446 million

Administration for Children and Families

$33.007 billion

$34.761 billion

$33.825 billion

$34.128 billion

Child Support Enforcement

$4.071 billion

$4.277 billion

$4.277 billion

$4.277 billion

Refugee and Entrant Assistance (aid to victims of trafficking)

$18.775 million

$22 million

$18.775 million

$18.775 million

Child Care Development Block Grant

$2.761 billion

$2.962 billion

$2.786 billion

$2.801 billion

Children and Families Services Program

$11.234 billion

$11.725 billion

$11.215 billion

$11.382 billion

Head Start

$9.168 billion

$9.602 billion

$9.203 billion

$9.309 billion

Family Violence/Battered Women’s Shelters

$150 million

$151 million

$151 million

$151 million

National Domestic Violence Hotline

$8.25 million

$12.3 million

$8.25 million

$8.25 million

Promoting Safe and Stable Families (overall)

$404.765 million

$424.765 million

$384.765 million

$404.765 million

Office of the Secretary— General Departmental Management

$520 million

$544.89 million

$509.747 million

$423.037 million

 

Sexual Risk Avoidance

$10 million

$0

$15 million

$20 million

Teen Pregnancy Prevention Community Grants

$101 million

$104.79 million

$101 million

$0

Office of Minority Health

$56.67 million

$56.67 million

$50 million

$56.67 million

Office on Women’s Health

$32.14 million

$32.14 million

$29 million

$32.14 million

Minority HIV/AIDS

$53.9 million

$53.9 million

$48 million

$53.9 million

Office for Civil Rights

$38.798 million

$42.705 million

$38.798 million

38.798 million

Department of Education

Title I Grants to LEAs

$14.91 billion

$15.359 billion

$15.4 billion

$15.359 billion

Special Education Grants for Infants and Families

$458.556 million

$503.556 million

$458.556 million

$458.556 million

Child Care Access Means Parents in School (CCAMPIS)

$15.134 million

$15.134 million

$15.134 million

$0

Office for Civil Rights

$107 million

$137.708 million

$110 million

$100 million

 

Legislative Branch

On May 19, the Senate Appropriations Committee approved S. 2955, the FY2017 Legislative Branch spending bill. According to the committee report, the bill would allocate $3.021 billion in FY2017. This amount is $23.481 million over FY2016 and $251.565 million below the president’s request.

The House Appropriations Committee approved its version of the legislation, H.R. 5325, on May 17. According to the committee report, the spending bill would provide $3.482 billion in FY2017. This amount is $73 million over FY2016 and $152.473 million below the president’s request.

The House bill contains a provision to provide baby changing stations in bathrooms in House office buildings and the Capitol, as well as access to parking for pregnant congressional staffers.

 

 Military Construction, Veterans’ Affairs, and Related Agencies

The CR enacted in September (P.L. 114-223) included the FY2017 Military Construction, Veterans’ Affairs, and Related Agencies spending bill (see The Source, 9/30/16).

The bill provides $82.5 billion in discretionary funds for FY2017. The amount includes funding for the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), the Veterans Health Administration, as well as military construction and family housing projects at the Department of Defense.

The legislation permits funding within VA Medical Services for fertility counseling and treatments for a covered veteran or his or her spouse.

 

Program/Agency

 

FY2016

President’s FY2017 Request

FY2017

Conference Report

Military Construction

$8.171 billion

$7.444 billion

$7.726 billion

Family Housing

$1.404 billion

$1.32 billion

$1.276 billion

Department of Veterans Affairs (overall)

$162.671 billion

$177.545 billion

$176.891 billion

Veterans Health Administration

$66.376 billion

$68.776 billion

$75.633 billion

 

State, Foreign Operations, and Related Programs

The FY2016 omnibus spending bill allocated $38 billion in discretionary funds for programs at the State Department, United States Agency for International Development (USAID), and other international organizations. This amount is $3.4 billion over FY2015, but is $1.3 billion below President Obama’s FY2016 request.

 

Program/Agency

 

FY2016

President’s FY2017 Request

 

Senate FY2017

 

House FY2017

Department of State

Diplomatic and Consular Affairs

$5.623 billion

$6.54 billion

$6.006 billion

$6.094 billion

International Peacekeeping

$666.574 million

$806.93 million

$781.93 million

$563.886 billion

Office to Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons

$12 million

$20.7 million

$12.454 million

$12.5 million

USAID

$1.378 billion

$1.44 billion

$1.356 billion

$1.452 billion

Bilateral Economic Assistance

Migration and Refugee Assistance

$931.886 million

$922.597 million

$931.886 million

$771.096 million

Global Health and Child Survival (State and USAID)

$8.503 billion

$8.577 billion

$8.665 billion

$8.916 billion

President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR)

$5.67 billion

$5.67 billion

$5.67 billion

$5.67 billion

Maternal and Child Health

$750 million

$814.5 million

$814.5 million

$997 million

Vulnerable Children

$22 million

$14.5 million

$23 million

$22 million

 

Family Planning/ Reproductive Health

$523.95 million

$544 million

$585 million

$461 million

Global Fund to Fight AIDS, TB, and Malaria

$1.35 billion

$1.35 billion

$1.35 billion

$1.35 billion

HIV/AIDS—USAID

$330 million

$330 million

$330 million

$330 million

Microbicides

$45 million

$45 million

$45 million

$45 million

International Organizations and Programs

U.N. Children’s Fund

$132.5 million

$132 million

$132.5 million

$132.5 million

U.N. Women (formerly UNIFEM)

$7.7 million

$14 million

$7.7 million

$0

U.N. Population Fund (UNFPA)

$32.5 million

$35 million

$37.5 million

$0

 

Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies

The legislation maintains FY2016 spending at $57.6 billion in discretionary funds. This amount is $3.8 billion over FY2015 and funds programs within the Departments of Transportation and Housing and Urban Development.

 

Program/Agency

 

FY2016

President’s FY2017 Request

 

House FY2017

 

Senate FY2017

Housing Opportunities for Persons with AIDS

$335 million

$335 million

$335 million

$335 million

Family Self- Sufficiency

$75 million

$75 million

$75 million

$75 million

 

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