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House Approves Omnibus Spending Bill

On September 14, the House passed, 211-198, H.R. 3354, the Make America Secure and Prosperous Appropriations Act. The bill would provide $1.2 trillion for FY2018, including $510 billion for non-defense and $621 billion for defense discretionary spending.

The legislation would consolidate all 12 spending bills, four of which the House previously passed (see The Source, 7/28/17), and includes spending for the eight outstanding appropriations bills: Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, and Related Agencies (see The Source, 7/21/17); Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies (see The Source, 7/28/17); Financial Services and General Government (see The Source, 7/17/17); Homeland Security; Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies; Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education, and Related Agencies (see The Source, 7/21/17); State, Foreign Operations, and Related Programs (see The Source, 7/21/17); and Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies (see The Source, 7/28/17).

The following charts detail funding for programs important to women and their families.

Department of Agriculture, Food and Drug Administration (FDA), and Related Agencies

The measure would provide $20.525 billion in discretionary funding, $876 million below FY2017 and $4.64 billion more that the administration’s FY2018 request.   

Program/Agency

FY2017

President’s
FY2018 Request

House

Department of Agriculture – Domestic Food Programs

Food and Nutrition Service

$108.111 billion

$104.461 billion

$104.507 billion

Child Nutrition Programs

$22.794 billion

$24.256 billion

$24.281 billion

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

$6.35 billion

$6.15 billion

$6.15 billion*

Special Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)

$74.481 billion

$73.613 billion

$73.609 billion

 

Commodity Assistance Program

$315.139 million

$293.591 million

$317.139 million

 

Department of Agriculture – Foreign Assistance

P.L. 480 Title II Food for Peace

$1.466 billion

$0

$1.4 billion

 

McGovern-Dole International Food for Education and Child Nutrition

$201.626 million

$0

$201.6 million

*Includes $60 million for breastfeeding peer counselors and related activities.

Commerce, Justice, Science and Related Agencies

The bill would provide $53.9 billion in discretionary funding, $2.62 billion below FY2017, for programs within the Departments of Commerce and Justice, and the National Science Foundation and National Aeronautics and Space Administration.

The Department of Commerce would receive $8.34 billion, $892.1 million less than FY2017 and $631.2 million more than the president’s request.

The Department of Justice would receive $29.3 billion, $367.9 million above FY2017 and $986.9 million above the FY2018 request.

The measure would continue the prohibition on using federal funds to pay for abortions, except in cases of rape, incest, or if the mother’s life is in danger; the bill would require the Director of the Bureau of Prisons to provide inmates with escort services to get an abortion outside of the federal facility.

Program/Agency

FY2017

President’s
FY2018 Request

House

Office on Violence Against Women

$481.5 million

$480 million

$527 million

Grants to Combat Violence Against Women (STOP Grants)

$215 million

$215 million

$215 million

Transitional Housing Assistance

$30 million

$30 million

$30 million

Research and Evaluation on Violence Against Women

$3 million

$5 million

$3.5 million

Consolidated Youth-Oriented Program

$11 million

$11 million

$11 million

Sexual Assault Victims Services

$35 million

$35 million

$35 million

Rural Domestic Violence and Child Abuse Enforcement

$35 million

$34 million

$35 million

Violence on College Campuses

$20 million

$20 million

$20 million

Civil Legal Assistance

$45 million

$45 million

$45 million

Elder Abuse Grant Program

$5 million

$5 million

$5 million

Family Civil Justice

$16 million

$16 million

$16 million

Education and Training for Disabled Female Victims

$6 million

$6 million

$6 million

National Resource Center on Workplace Responses

$500,000

$500,000

$500,000

Indian Country-Sexual Assault Clearinghouse

$500,000

$500,000

$500,000

Research on Violence Against Indian Women

$1 million

$2 million

$1 million

Rape Survivor Child Custody Act

$1.5 million

$2.5 million

$1.5 million

Office of Justice Programs

$1.691 billion

$1.224 billion

$1.48 billion

Victims of Trafficking

$45 million

$45 million

$45 million

Prison Rape Prevention and Prosecution

$10.5 million

$15 million

$15 million

National Sex Offender Public Website

$1 million

$1 million

$1 million

Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA)

$9 million

$9 million

$9 million

DNA Initiative

$125 million

$105 million

$125 million

Debbie Smith Backlog Grants

$117 million

$97 million

$117 million

Sexual Assault Forensic Exam

$4 million

$4 million

$4 million

Related Agencies

Commission on Civil Rights

$9.2 million

$9.43 million

$9.183 million

Equal Employment Opportunity Commission

$364.5 million

$376.646 million

$363.807 million

Legal Services Corporation

$385 million

$33 million

$300 million

Financial Services and General Government

The measure would provide $20.231 billion in discretionary funding, $1.284 billion less than FY2017 and $2.468 billion below the president’s FY2018 budget request.

As amended, the measure would include a $1 million increase for Entrepreneurial Development Programs within the Small Business Administration in order to support the Women’s Business Centers program.

Program/Agency

FY2017

President’s
FY2018 Request

House

Small Business Administration

$886.761 million

$829.148 million

$847.798 million

Entrepreneurial Development Programs

$245.1 million

$192.5 million

$211.1 million

Women’s Business Centers

$18 million

$16.7 million

$17 million

National Women’s Business Council

$1.5 million

$1.5 million

$1.5 million

Microloan Technical Assistance

$31 million

$31 million

$31 million

Small Business Development Centers

$125 million

$115 million

$120 million

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

The measure would provide $157.938 billion in discretionary funding, $5.057 billion below FY2017 and $19.5 billion above the president’s FY2018 request.

The Department of Labor would receive $10.767 billion in discretionary funding, $1.321 billion below FY2017 and $126.135 million above the FY2018 request.

The bill would provide $77.576 billion for the Department of Health and Human Services. This amount is $542.23 million below FY2017 and $14.547 billion above the FY2018 request.

The Department of Education would receive $65.823 billion, $2.415 billion below FY2017 and $2.935 billion above the administration’s FY2018 request.

In addition, the bill would increase funding for the Women’s Bureau within the Department of Labor by $1.064 million.

Program/Agency

FY2017

President’s
FY2018 Request

House

Department of Labor

Dislocated Workers’ Assistance

$1.242 billion

$732.485 million

$1.146 billion

Women’s Bureau

$12.53 million

$2.925 million

$11.466 million

International Labor

$86.125 million

$18.5 million

$26.5 million

Department of Health and Human Services

Health Resources and Services Administration

$6.461 billion

$5.816 billion

$6.092 billion

Community Health Centers

$1.491 billion

$1.489 billion

$1.491 billion

Maternal and Child Health Bureau

$863.617 billion

$795.29 billion

$848.617 billion

Maternal and Child Health Block Grant

$641.7 billion

$666.987 million

 $641.7 million

Heritable Disorders

$13.883 million

$0

$13.88 million

Universal Newborn Hearing Screening

$17.818 million

$0

$17.818 million

Healthy Start

$103.5 million

$128.303 million

$103.5 million

Ryan White Comprehensive AIDS Resources Emergency Act

$2.319 billion

$2.26 billion

$2.319 billion

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

$75.088 million

$75.088 million

$75.088 million

Family Planning

$286.479 million

$286.479 million

$0

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (overall)

$7.255 billion

$6.031 billion

$7.057 billion

Global Health

$435.121 million

$350 million

$435.121 million

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

$1.117 billion

$934 million

$1.117 billion

National Institutes of Health (overall)

$34.084 billion

$26.604 billion

$35.184 billion

National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities

$289.069 million

$214.723 million

$293.583 million

Administration for Children and Families (overall)

$33.975 billion

$28.147 billion

$33.86 billion

Child Support Enforcement

$4.277 billion

$4.361 billion

$4.361 billion

Refugee and Entrant Assistance (aid to victims of trafficking)

$18.755 million

$18.719 million

$18.755 million

Child Care Development Block Grant

$2.856 billion

$2.761 billion

$2.86 billion

Child and Families Services Program

$11.294 billion

$10.204 billion

$11.182 billion

Head Start

$9.253 billion

$9.168 billion

$9.275 billion

Family Violence/Battered Women’s Shelters

$151 million

$151 million

$151 million

National Domestic Violence Hotline

$8.25 million

$8.25 million

$8.75 million

Promoting Safe and Stable Families (overall)

$384.765 million

$404.651 million

$384.765 million

Office of the Secretary – General Departmental Management

$525.457 million

$361.966 million

$350.346 million

Sexual Risk Avoidance

$15 million

$10 million

$20 million

Teen Pregnancy Prevention Community Grants

$101 million

$0

$0

Office of Minority Health

$56.67 million

$56.562 million

$45.25 million

Office on Women’s Health

$32.14 million

$32.14 million

$25.712 million

Minority HIV/AIDS

$53.9 million

$0

$0

Office for Civil Rights

$38.798 million

$32.53 million

$38.798 million

Department of Education

Title I Grants to LEAs

$15.46 billion

$15.881 billion

$15.46 billion

Special Education grants for Infants and Families

$458.556 million

$457.684 million

$458.556 million

Child Care Access Means Parents in School (CCAMPIS)

$15.134 million

$0

$0

Office for Civil Rights

$108.5 million

$106.797 million

$108.5 million

Department of State, Foreign Operations, and Related Programs

The measure would provide $47.364 billion in overall funding, $5.707 billion below FY2017 and $6.842 billion above the president’s FY2018 request. This amount includes $12.019 billion in overseas contingency operations.

The Department of State would receive $11.337 billion, $118 million above FY2017 and $2.193 billion above the administration’s request. The bill also would include $8.321 billion for Bilateral Economic Assistance.

In addition, the measure would include $265 million for microenterprise and microfinance development programs for the poor, specifically women.

Program/Agency

FY2017

President’s
FY2018 Request

House

Diplomatic and Consular Affairs

$6.147 billion

$5.284 billion

$5.449 billion

International Peacekeeping

$552.904 million

$268.886 million

$529.909 million

Office to Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons

$12.5 million

$13.822 million

$13.822 million

USAID

$1.205 billion

$1.046 billion

$1.134 billion

Bilateral Economic Assistance

Migration and Refugee Assistance

$912.802 million

$715.241 million

$877.802 million

Global Health and Child Survival (State and USAID)

$8.725 billion

$6.481 billion

$8.321 billion

President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR)

$5.67 billion

$4.975 billion

$5.67 billion

Maternal and Child Health

$814.5 million

$749.6 million

$814.5 million

Vulnerable Children

$23 million

$0

$23 million

Family Planning/Reproductive Health

$523.95 million

$0

$461 million

Global Fund to Fight AIDS, TB, and Malaria

$137.5 billion

$1.125 billion

$1.35 billion

HIV/AIDS-USAID

$330 million

$0

$330 million

Microbicides

$45 million

$0

$45 million

International Organizations and Programs

U.N. Children’s Fund

$137.5 million

Not specified

$132.5 million

U.N. Women (formerly UNIFEM)

$8.5 million

$0

$0

U.N. Population Fund

$32.5 million

$0

$0

Department of Transportation, Housing, Urban Development, and Related Agencies

The legislation would provide $56.512 billion in discretionary funding, $1.097 billion below FY2017 and $8.584 billion above the administration’s request.

The Housing and Urban Development Department would receive $38.336 billion, $488.804 million below FY2017 and $6.982 billion above the administration’s request.

Program/Agency

FY2017

President’s
FY2018 Request

House

Housing Opportunities for Persons with AIDS

$356 million

$330 million

$356 million

Family Self-Sufficiency

$75 million

$75 million

$75 million

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