H.R. 1: Full Year Continuing Appropriations Act, 2011

H.R. 1

Full Year Continuing Appropriations Act, 2011

Sponsor
Rep. Hal Rogers

Date
February 17, 2011 (112th Congress, 1st Session)

Staff Contact
Communications

Floor Situation

On Thursday, February 17, 2011, the House is scheduled to vote on H.R. 1, the Full Year Continuing Appropriations Act of 2011.  The bill is being considered under a rule providing for one hour of general debate and making in order amendments printed in the Congressional Record by February 15, 2011. Summaries of all 583 amendments printed in the Congressional Record are available here.  H.R. 1 was introduced on February 11, 2011, by Rep. Hal Rogers (R-KY).  

Background

H.R. 1 would provide discretionary funding for the remainder of FY 2011.  Currently, discretionary funding is provided at FY 2010 levels under a Continuing Resolution (P.L. 111-322) which expires on March 4, 2011.  According to CBO, H.R. 1 would provide $1.028 trillion in discretionary budget authority for the remainder of FY 2011.  H.R. 1 would provide $106.5 billion in savings compared to the president’s FY 2011 discretionary spending request and $58.6 billion in savings compared to the current CR.  The following information is based on CBO’s scoring of the text of the bill as submitted, notwithstanding amendments thereto.

H.R. 1 Spending Levels

H.R. 1

Current CR

FY 2011 request

H.R. 1 vs. FY 2011 Request

% Change from Request

1,028,803

1,087,465

1,135,384

106,581

9.4%

Source:  Congressional Budget Office

H.R. 1 would eliminate spending for 149 government programs and reduce spending levels or rescind funding from approximately 650 additional programs.

DIVISION A—DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE APPROPRIATIONS ACT, 2011
H.R. 1 would provide $516 billion in discretionary budget authority for the Department of Defense.  The bill would provide $14.6 billion or 2.8 percent less than the president’s FY 2011 budget request.  H.R. 1 would provide $7.5 billion or 1.5 percent more than funding under the current CR.  In addition, the bill would provide $157.8 billion for overseas contingency operations (OCO) to fund ongoing military operations abroad.

DIVISION B— FULL-YEAR CONTINUING APPROPRIATIONS FOR FISCAL YEAR 2011

Agriculture, FDA, and Related Agencies:  H.R. 1 would provide $18.1 billion in discretionary budget authority for the Department of Agriculture and related agencies for the remainder of FY 2011.  The bill would provide a savings of $5.01 billion or 21.7 percent from the president’s FY 2011 budget request.  Among other savings, the bill would reduce funding for the foreign agriculture service from a requested level of $2.16 billion to $1.27 billion.  The bill would also save $687 million by reducing Food for Peace grants from the requested level of $1.69 billion to $1 billion.

Commerce, Justice, Science:  H.R. 1 would provide $52.7 billion in discretionary budget authority for the agencies funded through the Commerce, Justice and Science (CJS) subcommittee.  H.R. 1 would reduce CJS funding by $7.8 billion or 13 percent below the president’s FY 2011 budget request level.

Energy and Water:  H.R. 1 would provide $29.8 billion in discretionary budget authority for agencies funded through the Energy and Water subcommittee.  The bill would reduce funding from the president’s FY 2011 budget request by $5.4 billion or 15.4 percent. 

Financial Services:  H.R. 1 would provide $20.4 billion in discretionary budget authority for agencies funded through the Financial Services and General Government subcommittee.  H.R. 1 would reduce funding by $4.8 billion or 19 percent compared to the president’s FY 2011 request. 

Homeland Security:  H.R. 1 would provide $41.5 billion in discretionary budget authority for the Department of Homeland Security and related agencies.  The bill would result in a savings of $2.1 billion or 4.9 percent from the president’s requested level for these agencies.

Interior and Related Agencies:  H.R. 1 would provide $27.8 billion in discretionary budget authority for the Department of Interior and related agencies.  The bill would save $4.5 billion of 14 percent from the president’s FY 2011 request for the Interior subcommittee. 

Labor, HHS, Education:  H.R. 1 would provide $146.1 billion in discretionary budget authority for agencies funded by the Labor, Health and Human Services and Education subcommittee.  H.R. 1 would save $31.5 billion or 17.8 percent relative to the president’s FY 2011 budget request. 

Legislative Branch:  H.R. 1 would provide $4.4 billion in discretionary budget authority for the Legislative Branch.  The bill would save $662 million or 13 percent from the president’s FY 2011 budget request.

Military Construction:  H.R. 1 would provide $74.1 billion in discretionary budget authority for the Military Construction subcommittee.  H.R. 1 would reduce funding by $1.8 billion or 2.4 percent from the president’s FY 2011 budget request.

State, Foreign Operations:  H.R. 1 would provide $44.9 billion in discretionary budget authority for programs funded through the State and Foreign Operations subcommittee.  The bill would save $11.7 billion or 20 percent relative to the president’s FY 2011 budget request.

Spending Levels Compared to H.R. 1

Sub-committee

H.R. 1

FY 2011 request

H.R. 1 vs. FY 2011 Request

% Change from Request

Agriculture

18,113

23,129

-5,016

-21.7%

Commerce, Justice, Science

52,710

60,539

-7,829

-12.9%

Defense

516,214

530,891

-14,677

-2.8%

Energy and Water

29,884

35,343

-5,459

-15.4%

Financial Services

20,401

25,253

-4,852

-19.2%

Homeland Security

41,517

43,636

-2,119

-4.9%

Interior and Related Agencies

27,846

32,377

-4,531

-14.0%

Labor, HHS, Education

146,119

177,701

-31,582

-17.8%

Legislative Branch

4,462

5,124

-662

-12.9%

Military Construction

74,182

75,996

-1,814

-2.4%

State, Foreign Operations

44,953

56,656

-11,703

-20.7%

Transportation, HUD

52,402

68,739

-16,337

-23.8%

H.R. 1 Total

1,028,803

1,135,384

-106,581

-9.4%

Source: Congressional Budget Office