Continuing Resolution Contains $14 Billion in Off-Budget Spending

Continuing Resolution Contains $14 Billion in Off-Budget SpendingCongress is set to debate a stop-gap spending bill funding the government after the current bill expires December 9th.

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The bill, Further Continuing and Security Assistance Appropriations Act, 2017, is one of the last acts Congress will take before adjourning. Passage will fund government through April 28, 2017, avoiding a government shutdown, and punting final decisions about government spending levels to the next Congress. While the bill funds most of the government at roughly the same level as fiscal year 2016, the bill contains more than $14 billion in off-budget spending that will not count against annual spending caps.

See all the “emergency” spending in the following spreadsheet:

Division Section Program Amount Legislative Text TCS Note
Division A Sec. 185 Emergency Watershed Protection Program $103,140,000* USDA-NRCS. $93 million in FY16.

FY17 budget request: $79 million enacted FY15, $137 million estimate FY16

Division A

Sec. 185

Emergency Conservation Program

$102,978,524**

USDA-NRCS = $15 million in Sandy Supplemental

Division A

Sec. 186

National Aeronautics and Space Administration—Construction and Environmental Compliance and Restoration

$74,700,000

for repairs at National Aeronautics and Space Administration facilities damaged by Hurricane Matthew

This appears to be Kennedy Space Center in Florida

Division A

Sec. 187

Corps of Engineers-Civil—Construction

$54,827,000

to address emergency situations at Corps of Engineers projects, and to rehabilitate and repair damages to Corps of Engineers projects, caused by natural disasters

Act requires monthly reports on allocations and obligations of funds be sent to House and Senate Appropriations committees, starting 60 days after enactment

Division A

Sec. 188

Corps of Engineers-Civil—Mississippi River and Tributaries

$290,708,000

for necessary expenses to dredge navigation projects in response to, and repair damages to Corps of Engineers projects caused by, natural disasters

This additional emergency spending is 85% of the total FY16 MR&T appropriations (which will still be funded in the CR).Act requires monthly reports on allocations and obligations of funds be sent to House and Senate Appropriations committees, starting 60 days after enactment

Division A

Sec. 189

Corps of Engineers-Civil—Operation and Maintenance

$259,574,000

for necessary expenses to dredge navigation projects in response to, and repair damages to Corps of Engineers projects caused by, natural disasters

Act requires monthly reports on allocations and obligations of funds be sent to House and Senate Appropriations committees, starting 60 days after enactment

Division A

Sec. 190

Corps of Engineers-Civil—Flood Control and Coastal Emergencies

$419,891,000

for necessary expenses to prepare for flood, hurricane and other natural disasters and support emergency operations, repairs, and other activities in response to such disasters as authorized by law:

Act requires monthly reports on allocations and obligations of funds be sent to House and Senate Appropriations committees, starting 60 days after enactment

Division A

Sec. 191

Emergency Relief Program

$1,004,017,000

as authorized by section 125 of title 23, United States Code

Federal Highways

Division A

Sec. 192

Department of Housing and Urban Development —Community Planning and Development — Community Development Fund

$1,808,976,000

that is identical to the additional appropriation for fiscal year 2016 in section 145(a) of this Act (except for the last proviso under such subsection), and with respect to which the same authority and conditions shall be in effect

$1,416,000,000 is designated by the Congress as being for disaster relief. $392,976,000 is designated by the Congress as emergency spending.

Division B

Title 1 Department of Defense: Military Personnel

Military Personnel, Army

$94,034,000

is to support counter-terrorism operations

Division B

Title 1 Department of Defense: Military Personnel

Military Personnel, Army

$102,930,000

is to support the European Reassurance Initiative

Division B

Title 1 Department of Defense: Military Personnel

Military Personnel, Navy

$7,354,000

is to support counter-terrorism operations

Division B

Title 1 Department of Defense: Military Personnel

Military Personnel, Navy

$3,130,000

is to support the European Reassurance Initiative

Division B

Title 1 Department of Defense: Military Personnel

Military Personnel, Marine Corps

$5,840,000

to support the European Reassurance Initiative

Division B

Title 1 Department of Defense: Military Personnel

Military Personnel, Air Force

$37,640,000

is to support counter-terrorism operations

Division B

Title 1 Department of Defense: Military Personnel

Military Personnel, Air Force

$14,190,000

is to support the European Reassurance Initiative

Division B

Title 1 Department of Defense: Operation and Maintenance

Operation and Maintenance, Army

$2,734,952,000

is to support counter-terrorism operations

Division B

Title 1 Department of Defense: Operation and Maintenance

Operation and Maintenance, Army

$438,727,000

is to support the European Reassurance Initiative

Division B

Title 1 Department of Defense: Operation and Maintenance

Operation and Maintenance, Navy

$95,531,000

is to support counter-terrorism operations

Division B

Title 1 Department of Defense: Operation and Maintenance

Operation and Maintenance, Navy

$2,350,000

is to support the European Reassurance Initiative

Division B

Title 1 Department of Defense: Operation and Maintenance

Operation and Maintenance, Marine Corps

$168,446,000

is to support counter-terrorism operations

Division B

Title 1 Department of Defense: Operation and Maintenance

Operation and Maintenance, Marine Corps

$12,100,000

is to support the European Reassurance Initiative

Division B

Title 1 Department of Defense: Operation and Maintenance

Operation and Maintenance, Air Force

$382,496,000

is to support counter-terrorism operations

Division B

Title 1 Department of Defense: Operation and Maintenance

Operation and Maintenance, Air Force

$45,550,000

is to support the European Reassurance Initiative

Division B

Title 1 Department of Defense: Operation and Maintenance

Operation and Maintenance, Defense-Wide

$412,959,000

is to support counter-terrorism operations

Division B

Title 1 Department of Defense: Operation and Maintenance

Operation and Maintenance, Defense-Wide

$33,324,000

is to support the European Reassurance Initiative

Division B

Title 1 Department of Defense: Operation and Maintenance

Iraq Train and Equip Fund

$289,500,000

to support counter-terrorism operations

Division B

Title 1 Department of Defense: Procurement

Missile Procurement, Army

$229,100,000

to support counter-terrorism operations

Division B

Title 1 Department of Defense: Procurement

Other Procurement, Army

$72,000,000

to support counter-terrorism operations

Division B

Title 1 Department of Defense: Procurement

Procurement of Ammunition, Air Force

$201,563,000

to support counter-terrorism operations

Division B

Title 1 Department of Defense: Procurement

Missile Procurement, Air Force

$83,900,000

to support counter-terrorism operations

Division B

Title 1 Department of Defense: Procurement

Other Procurement, Air Force

$137,884,000

to support counter-terrorism operations

Division B

Title 1 Department of Defense: Research, Development, Test and Evaluation

Research, Development, Test and Evaluation, Army

$78,700,000

to support counter-terrorism operations

Division B

Title 1 Department of Defense: Research, Development, Test and Evaluation

Research, Development, Test and Evaluation, Defense-Wide

$3,000,000

to support counter-terrorism operations

Division B

Title 1 Department of Defense: Other Department of Defense Programs

Joint Improvised Explosive Device Defeat Fund

$87,800,000

to support counter-terrorism operations

Division B

Title 2 Department of State: Administration of Foreign Affairs

Diplomatic and Consular Programs

$1,052,400,000

to remain available until September 30, 2018

$927,189,000 of which is for Worldwide Security Protection and is available until expended, provided that such funds are for operational and security requirements to support activities to counter the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, other terrorist organizations, and violent extremism in Africa, Europe and Eurasia, the Middle East, and South and Central Asia, and to counter Russian influence

Division B

Title 2 Department of State: Administration of Foreign Affairs

Office of Inspector General

$2,500,000

to remain available until September 30, 2018

Division B

Title 2 Department of State: Administration of Foreign Affairs

Embassy Security, Construction, and Maintenance

$654,411,000

to remain available until expended, for construction of, and security enhancements for, United States diplomatic facilities in Africa, Europe and Eurasia, the Middle East, and South and Central Asia

of which $618,411,000 is for Worldwide Security Upgrades

Division B

Title 2 Department of State: U.S. Agency for International Development

Operating Expenses

$5,000,000

to remain available until September 30, 2018, for operational and security requirements to support activities to counter the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, other terrorist organizations, and violent extremism in Africa, Europe and Eurasia, the Middle East, and South and Central Asia

Division B

Title 2 Department of State: U.S. Agency for International Development

Capital Investment Fund

$25,000,000

to remain available until expended, for the Capital Security Cost Sharing Program

Division B

Title 2 Department of State: U.S. Agency for International Development

Office of Inspector General

$2,500,000

to remain available until September 17 30, 2018

Division B

Title 2 Department of State: Bilateral Economic Assistance: Funds Appropriated to the President

International Disaster Assistance

$616,100,000

to remain available until ex6
pended, for international disaster relief, rehabilitation, and reconstruction assistance, including in Africa, Europe and Eurasia, the Middle East, and South and Central Asia

Division B

Title 2 Department of State: Bilateral Economic Assistance: Funds Appropriated to the President

Transition Initiatives

$50,234,000

to remain available until expended, for programs to counter the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, other terrorist organizations, and violent extremism, and address the needs of populations impacted by such organizations

Division B

Title 2 Department of State: Bilateral Economic Assistance: Funds Appropriated to the President

Economic Support Fund

$1,030,555,000

to remain available until September 30, 2018, for programs to counter the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, other terrorist organizations, and violent extremism, and address the needs of populations impacted by such organizations

Division B

Title 2 Department of State: Bilateral Economic Assistance: Funds Appropriated to the President

Assistance for Europe, Eurasia and Central Asia

$157,000,000

to remain available until September 30, 2018, for programs to counter Russian influence

Division B

Title 2: Department of State

Migration and Refugee Assistance

$300,000,000

to remain available until expended, to respond to refugee and migration crises, including in Africa, Europe and Eurasia, the Middle East, and South and Central Asia, except that such funds shall not be made available for the resettlement costs of refugees in the United States

Division B

Title 2: International Security Assistance

International Narcotics Control and Law Enforcement

$26,300,000

to remain available until September 30, 2018, for programs in Africa, Europe and Eurasia, and the Middle East

Division B

Title 2: International Security Assistance

Nonproliferation, Anti-terrorism, Demining and Related Programs

$128,000,000

to remain available until September 30, 2018, for anti-terrorism, demining and related programs and activities in Africa and the Middle East

Division B

Title 2: International Security Assistance

Peacekeeping Operations

$50,000,000

to remain available until September 30, 2018, for equipment, training, logistics, and related support for peacekeeping, stabilization, and counter-terrorism programs in Africa and the Middle East Provided, That funds appropriated under this heading may be made available for a United States contribution to the Multinational Force and Observers mission in the Sinai

Division B

Title 2: Funds Appropriated to the President

Foreign Military Financing Program

$200,000,000

to remain available until September 30, 2018, for assistance for countries in Africa, Europe and Eurasia, and the Middle East: Provided, That funds appropriated under this heading shall be made available for assistance for Ukraine, Georgia, the Baltic states, Tunisia, and Jordan:mission in the Sinai