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SPECIAL REPORT: Appropriations Subcommittee Allocations (a.k.a. 302(b) allocations) for FY 2003


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House and Senate Appropriations Allocations Approved for FY 2003

In late June, 2002, the House and Senate Appropriations Committees approved the amounts to be spent in fiscal year 2003, also known by the term 302(b) allocations. Differences between House and Senate levels will need to be resolved in conference. For some subcommittee levels, spending figures are identical (District of Columbia, Foreign Operations, Legislative and Treasury Postal) or relatively close (Agriculture, Defense, Energy and Water, VA-HUD).

For other subcommittees, the discrepancies between the House and Senate were more pronounced. The Senate figure for Commerce-Justice-State is $43.5 billion, or $3.1 billion higher than the House level. For Labor-HHS-Education, the Senate figure of $134 billion exceeds the House level by $4 billion. And for Transportation, the Senate figure of $21.1 billion exceeds the House counterpart by $1.7 billion. For the Interior Subcommittee, the House figure of $19.7 billion exceeds the Senate level by $744 million.


House and Senate 302(b) Allocations -- in million $
President House Senate Sen vs. Hse
Agriculture 17,051 17,601 17,890 289
Commerce-Justice-State 40,726 40,333 43,475 3,142
Defense 356,598 354,447 355,139 692
District of Columbia 379 517 517 -
Energy and Water Devt 25,149 26,027 26,300 273
Foreign Operations 16,100 16,350 16,350 -
Interior 18,953 19,670 18,926 (744)
Labor-HHS-Education 129,902 129,902 133,988 4,086
Legislative 3,413 3,413 3,413 -
Military Construction 9,541 10,083 10,622 539
Transportation 19,851 19,411 21,100 1,689
Treasury-Postal 17,960 18,501 18,501 -
VA-HUD-Indep. Agencies 92,518 91,841 91,434 (407)
Total (Discretionary) 748,141 748,096 757,655 9,559
Excludes reserves of $10 billion for war on terrorism and $1 billion for special education.


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