June 29th, 2006 - -
Discretionary Funding Levels:
- FY07 Funding: $59.84 billion
- FY07 President's Request: $59.70 billion
- FY06 Funding: $57.21 billion
Major Amendments Adopted by the House:
(Reichert): Adds $25 million to Justice Assistance Grants offset by corresponding reduction.
(Kennedy): Adds $50 million to Justice Assistance Grants offset by corresponding reduction.
(Obey): Increases Legal Services Corporation by $25 million offset by corresponding reduction.
(Velazquez): Increases SBA 7(a) loan administrative expenses by $40 million offset by corresponding reduction.
(Musgrave): Prohibits funds to enforce certain requirements regarding trigger locks.
Making America More Competitive by Investing in Science
National Aeronautics and Space Administration receives $16.7 billion, $462 million above the FY06 base level. Funds the President’s vision for space exploration at $3.8 billion; provides full request for the Space Shuttle; and restores $100 million above the request to aeronautics research, and $75 million above the request for space science.
National Science Foundation receives $6 billion, the full amount requested as part of the American Competitive Initiative and an increase of $439 million above FY06. Includes $4.6 billion for research, $334.5 million above FY06; and $832.4 million for science education, $16.2 million above the request.
Fighting the Scourge of Meth and Prosecuting the War on Terror
Provides a total of $22.1 billion for the Department of Justice, including the following:
- Provides $2.7 billion for assistance to State and local law enforcement for crime fighting initiatives, $1.2 billion above the President’s request including:
- $415 million to reimburse States for criminal alien detention costs; $418 million for violence against women prevention and prosecution programs; $635 million for the Edward Byrne Justice Assistance Grants program; $286 million for juvenile delinquency prevention and accountability programs; $176 million to eliminate DNA analysis backlogs; $100 million for law enforcement technologies and interoperability; $104 million for meth hot spots; and $40 million to reduce gang violence.
- $6.0 billion for the Federal Bureau of Investigation, an increase of $304 million above FY06. Provides funding to enhance counterterrorism infrastructure needs such as secure space, training, and information technology, while continuing to address crimes such as gang violence and child exploitation.
- $1.75 billion for the Drug Enforcement Administration, an increase of $77 million above FY06 and $15 million above the President’s request to combat meth, drug related violence and improve intelligence capabilities.
- $826 million for the United States Marshals Service, an increase of $25 million above FY06 and equal to the request, to enhance judicial and witness protection.
- $950 million for the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.
- Does not include $1.2 billion rescission from the Crime Victims Fund.
Department of Commerce and Related Agencies receives $5.95 billion, $629.2 million below FY06 and $333.7 million billion below the President’s request. Highlights of the Commerce Department budget include:
- $1.77 billion for the Patent and Trademark Office, $87.9 million above FY06 and equal the PTO’s estimated fee collections.
- $627 million for the National Institute of Standards and Technology, including $104 million to fully fund the American Competitiveness Initiative, and $92 million for the Manufacturing Extension Partnership program.
- $3.4 billion for the National Oceanic Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), $289 million below the request, and including $882.3 million to fully fund the National Weather Service.
- $824 million for the Bureau of the Census, $22 million above FY06 and $54 million below the request.
State Department and the Broadcasting Board of Governors receives $9.7 billion, $386.3 million below the request and $230 million above the 2006 level.
- Includes $1.7 billion to continue worldwide security improvements and replacement of vulnerable embassies as authorized by the Secure Embassy Construction and Counterterrorism Act.
- Provides $4.5 billion for Diplomatic and Consular Programs to fund the operating costs of the Department including $351 million for public diplomacy activities.
Other Items of Interest:
- Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Bill includes $294 million, $4.5 million above FY06 and $8 million below the request.
- Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) Bill includes $900 million in budgetary resources, $12 million above FY06 and $4 million below the request.
- Small Business Administration (SBA) Bill provides $673 million for the SBA, $34 million above the request, and supports a record business loan program to help American entrepreneurs access capital.
- The FY07 SSJC bill terminates 8 programs for a savings of $159 million. In addition, other major reductions from other programs total $665 million.
- The bill provides approximately $387 million for Member projects, $1.3 billion less than the enacted level and less than 1% of the total funding in the bill.