Tuesday, April 24, 2012
Hal Rogers' Panel to cut Social Program Spending and increase Defense!
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VA Watchdog Today Washington Whispers Subscribe Select ... RELATED LINKS 2Chambers 44 Checkpoint Washington Election 2012 The Fed Page In the Loop Federal Diary The Fact Checker The Fix Post Tech Who Runs Gov Recent Posts GSA becomes election issue House appropriations committee proposes funding The federal government’s no-fly zone New DoD policy encourages telework VA exempt from automatic cuts, White House says Entries By Category About the Blog Administration Agencies and Departments Budget Congress Eye Opener From The Pages of The Post Government Shutdown Health Care Military Miscellaneous Oversight Postal Service Revolving Door The Federal Eye Tracking the Stimulus Video Report Workplace Issues Stories By Date Full Monthly Archive "Posted at 03:56 PM ET, 04/24/2012 House appropriations committee proposes funding By Timothy R. Smith The House Appropriations Committee released allocation targets that the 12 subcommittees should work toward. The appropriations committee has proposed a $1.028 trillion discretionary spending target for fiscal 2013, a figure proposed by the House budget committee in March. If agreed to, the allocations would eventually impact funding to federal agencies. Last week, the Senate proposed a $1.047 trillion discretionary spending target set by the 2011 Budget Control Act, which concluded last year’s debt ceiling crisis. “The levels provided for each of the 12 Appropriations bills will continue to demonstrate how seriously this House takes its charge to rein in extraneous and unnecessary spending,” said Rep. Hal Rogers (R-Ky.), chairman of the panel. The proposal includes $519.2 billion in defense spending, an $8 billion increase over the Senate proposal, as well as cuts to social programs. “These subcommittee numbers are based on an overall allocation that reneges on our hard-fought agreement for discretionary spending in the Budget Control Act,” said Rep. Norm Dicks (D-Wash.), the committee’s top Democrat. Appropriations has proposed the following allocations to its subcommittees (with Senate proposals in parentheses): ●Agriculture – $19.405 billion ($20.8 billion) ●Commerce/Justice/Science – $51.1 billion ($51.9 billion) ●Defense – $519.22 billion ($511.2 billion) ●Energy and Water Development – $32.1 billion ($33.4 billion) ●Financial Services and General Government – $21.15 billion ($23 billion) ●Homeland Security – $39.1 billion ($39.5 billion) ●Interior, Environment – $28 billion ($29.7 billion) ●Labor, Health and Human Services – $150 billion ($157.7 billion) ●Legislative Branch – $4.3 billion ($4.4 billion) ●Military Construction/Veterans Affairs – $71.7 billion ($72.2 billion) ●State/Foreign Operations – $40.1 billion ($49.8 billion) ●Transportation, Housing and Urban Development – $51.6 billion ($53.4 billion) The committee will vote on the proposal Wednesday. Dicks will ask the committee to reject the figures." Kenneth Stepp would vote to bring the troops home and increase social spending such as SSI, Social Security, and Medicaid. Elect Democrat Kenneth Stepp to the U.S. House KY-05.