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Tuesday, April 23, 2013

The FY2014 State and Foreign Operations Budget Request

Susan B. Epstein
Specialist in Foreign Policy

Marian Leonardo Lawson
Analyst in Foreign Assistance

Alex Tiersky
Analyst in Foreign Affairs

On April 10, 2013, the Obama Administration submitted to Congress its budget request for FY2014. The request for State, Foreign Operations, and Related Programs totals $51.97 billion (2.7% below the FY2012 actual funding level of $53.43 billion, including the Foreign Service Retirement and Disability Fund and before rescissions), of which $3.81 billion is for Overseas Contingency Operations (OCO) funding (66% below FY2012 actual OCO funding of $11.2 billion). Of the total request, $16.87 billion is for State Department Operations and related agencies (a 6.3% decline from FY2012 funding) and $35.1 billion is for Foreign Operations (a 0.9% decline from the FY2012 level).

Comparisons in this report will be with FY2012 actual funding levels, since the final FY2013 funding levels are not yet available and the Administration has yet to provide definitive guidance on how savings, if any, in the FY2013 Consolidated and Further Continuing Appropriations Act (P.L. 113-6) are to be credited in relation to the sequestration ordered on March 1, 2013. In addition, the FY2013 estimates do not include the additional across-the-board percentage rescission calculated by the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), as required by Section 3004 in Division G of P.L. 113-6, in order to meet the FY2013 spending limits of the Budget Control Act of 2011, as amended.

This report provides a brief overview of the FY2014 State Department, Foreign Operations and Related Programs funding request.

Date of Report: April 18, 2013
Number of Pages: 19
Order Number: R43043
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