Administration Issues SAP On FY 2014 Appropriations
On June 20, the Senate Appropriations Committee will vote on its subcommittee allocations for FY14 spending bills. The Senate allocation for the Transportation, Housing & Urban Development (THUD) Subcommittee is expected to be higher than the $44 billion the House recently allocated for the THUD Subcommittee.
This disparity is primarily due to the significant gap in the House ($967 billion) and Senate’s ($1.058 trillion) overall budget allocations for discretionary spending in FY 2014.
The House and Senate will soon begin marking up FY14 spending bills in the THUD Subcommittee; the House THUD Subcommittee will mark up its bill on June 19, and the Senate THUD Subcommittee is expected to mark up its bill on June 25. The full Senate Appropriations Committee is expected to mark up the FY14 THUD bill on June 27.
However, enacting H.R. 2217, while adhering to the overall spending limits in the House Budget’s topline discretionary level for fiscal year (FY) 2014, would hurt our economy and require draconian cuts to middle-class priorities. These cuts could result in hundreds of thousands of low-income children losing access to Head Start programs, tens of thousands of children with disabilities losing Federal funding for their special education teachers and aides, thousands of Federal agents who can’t enforce drug laws, combat violent crime or apprehend fugitives, and thousands of scientists without medical grants, which would slow research that could lead to new treatments and cures for diseases like cancer and Alzheimer’s, and hurt America’s economic competitiveness.