H. Rept. 113-96 - 113th Congress (2013-2014)
June 04, 2013, As Reported by the Appropriations Committee

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House Report 113-96 - R E P O R T on the . SUBALLOCATION OF BUDGET ALLOCATIONS FOR FISCAL YEAR 2014 together with MINORITY VIEWS




[House Report 113-96]
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113th Congress    }                                   {
 1st Session      }      HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES     {      Report
                                                             113-96
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                                                  Union Calendar No. 67

                                     

                              R E P O R T

                                 on the
 
                  SUBALLOCATION OF BUDGET ALLOCATIONS

                          FOR FISCAL YEAR 2014


                             together with

                             MINORITY VIEWS

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  June 4, 2013.--Committed to the Committee of the Whole House on the 
              State of the Union and ordered to be printed
                                  COMMITTEE ON APPROPRIATIONS

                    HAROLD ROGERS, Kentucky, Chairman

 C. W. BILL YOUNG, Florida\1\
 FRANK R. WOLF, Virginia
 JACK KINGSTON, Georgia
 RODNEY P. FRELINGHUYSEN, New Jersey
 TOM LATHAM, Iowa
 ROBERT B. ADERHOLT, Alabama
 KAY GRANGER, Texas
 MICHAEL K. SIMPSON, Idaho
 JOHN ABNEY CULBERSON, Texas
 ANDER CRENSHAW, Florida
 JOHN R. CARTER, Texas
 RODNEY ALEXANDER, Louisiana
 KEN CALVERT, California
 JO BONNER, Alabama
 TOM COLE, Oklahoma
 MARIO DIAZ-BALART, Florida
 CHARLES W. DENT, Pennsylvania
 TOM GRAVES, Georgia
 KEVIN YODER, Kansas
 STEVE WOMACK, Arkansas
 ALAN NUNNELEE, Mississippi
 JEFF FORTENBERRY, Nebraska
 THOMAS J. ROONEY, Florida
 CHARLES J. FLEISCHMANN, Tennessee
 JAIME HERRERA BEUTLER, Washington
 DAVID P. JOYCE, Ohio
 DAVID G. VALADAO, California
 ANDY HARRIS, Maryland
   
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               Chairman Emeritus    NITA M. LOWEY, New York
                                    MARCY KAPTUR, Ohio
                                    PETER J. VISCLOSKY, Indiana
                                    JOSE E. SERRANO, New York
                                    ROSA L. DeLAURO, Connecticut
                                    JAMES P. MORAN, Virginia
                                    ED PASTOR, Arizona
                                    DAVID E. PRICE, North Carolina
                                    LUCILLE ROYBAL-ALLARD, California
                                    SAM FARR, California
                                    CHAKA FATTAH, Pennsylvania
                                    SANFORD D. BISHOP, Jr., Georgia
                                    BARBARA LEE, California
                                    ADAM B. SCHIFF, California
                                    MICHAEL M. HONDA, California
                                    BETTY McCOLLUM, Minnesota
                                    TIM RYAN, Ohio
                                    DEBBIE WASSERMAN SCHULTZ, Florida
                                    HENRY CUELLAR, Texas
                                    CHELLIE PINGREE, Maine
                                    MIKE QUIGLEY, Illinois
                                    WILLIAM L. OWENS, New York

               William E. Smith, Clerk and Staff Director

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                          LETTER OF SUBMITTAL

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                          House of Representatives,
                               Committee on Appropriations,
                                      Washington, DC, June 4, 2013.
Hon. John A. Boehner,
The Speaker, U.S. House of Representatives,
Washington, DC.

    Dear Mr. Speaker: By direction of the Committee on 
Appropriations, I submit herewith the Committee's report on the 
suballocation of budget allocations for fiscal year 2014.
    As required by section 302(b) of the Congressional Budget 
Act of 1974, this report subdivides the allocation of fiscal 
year 2014 spending authority to the House Committee on 
Appropriations established in H. Con. Res. 25 (113th Congress) 
and the accompanying report, H. Rept. 113-17, as made 
applicable by the House of Representatives (113th Congress).
            Sincerely,
                                             Harold Rogers,
                                                          Chairman.

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                                                  Union Calendar No. 67
113th Congress                                                   Report
                        HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
 1st Session                                                     113-96

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 REPORT ON THE SUBALLOCATION OF BUDGET ALLOCATIONS FOR FISCAL YEAR 2014

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  June 4, 2013.--Committed to the Committee of the Whole House on the 
              State of the Union and ordered to be printed

                                _______
                                

    Mr. Rogers, from the Committee on Appropriations, submitted the 
                               following

                                 REPORT

        SUBALLOCATION OF BUDGET ALLOCATIONS FOR FISCAL YEAR 2014

    The Committee on Appropriations submits the following 
report on the suballocation of budget allocations for fiscal 
year 2014 pursuant to section 302(b) of the Congressional 
Budget Act of 1974.
    As required by section 302(b) of the Congressional Budget 
Act of 1974, this report subdivides the allocation of fiscal 
year 2014 spending authority to the House Committee on 
Appropriations established in H. Con. Res. 25 (113th Congress) 
and the accompanying report, H. Rept. 113-17, as made 
applicable by the House of Representatives (113th Congress). 
The suballocations reflect permissible adjustments to the 
302(a) allocation pursuant to section 603 of H. Con. Res. 25 
and section 251(b) of the Balanced Budget and Emergency Deficit 
Control Act.

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                  SUBALLOCATIONS TO SUBCOMMITTEES FISCAL YEAR 2014 BUDGET AUTHORITY AND OUTLAYS
                                            [In millions of dollars]
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                                                                   Discretionary
                                                           ----------------------------
                       Subcommittee                           General       Overseas     Mandatory      Total
                                                              Purpose    Contingencies
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Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug
 Administration:
    Budget authority......................................       19,450  .............       42,981       62,431
    Outlays...............................................       22,451  .............       30,298       52,749
Commerce, Justice, Science:
    Budget authority......................................       46,845  .............          347       47,192
    Outlays...............................................       58,390  .............          337       58,727
Defense:
    Budget authority......................................      512,522        85,769           514      598,805
    Outlays...............................................      543,698        46,707           514      590,919
Energy and Water Development:
    Budget authority......................................       30,426  .............  ...........       30,426
    Outlays...............................................       34,922  .............  ...........       34,922
Financial Services and General Government:
    Budget authority......................................       16,966  .............       21,229       38,195
    Outlays...............................................       18,648  .............       21,223       39,871
Homeland Security:
    Budget authority......................................       38,993  .............        1,460       40,453
    Outlays...............................................       45,702  .............        1,478       47,180
  Disaster designated:
    Budget authority......................................        5,626  .............  ...........        5,626
    Outlays...............................................          281  .............  ...........          281
  Total Homeland Security:
    Budget authority......................................       44,619  .............        1,460       46,079
    Outlays...............................................       45,983  .............        1,478       47,461
Interior, Environment:
    Budget authority......................................       24,278  .............           62       24,340
    Outlays...............................................       26,728  .............           62       26,790
Labor, Health and Human Services, Education:
    Budget authority......................................      121,797  .............      603,055      724,852
    Outlays...............................................      135,306  .............      604,722      740,028
Legislative Branch:
  All except Senate:
    Budget authority......................................        3,233  .............          104        3,337
    Outlays...............................................        3,236  .............          104        3,340
  Senate items:
    Budget authority......................................          891  .............           24          915
    Outlays...............................................          866  .............           24          890
  Total Legislative:
    Budget authority......................................        4,124  .............          128        4,252
    Outlays...............................................        4,102  .............          128        4,230
Military Construction, Veterans Affairs:
    Budget authority......................................       73,320  .............       79,465      152,785
    Outlays...............................................       76,206  .............       79,219      155,425
State, Foreign Operations:
    Budget authority......................................       34,103         6,520           159       40,782
    Outlays...............................................       40,021         1,303           159       41,483
Transportation, HUD:
    Budget authority......................................       44,100  .............  ...........       44,100
    Outlays...............................................      111,501  .............  ...........      111,501
      Grand total:
          General Purpose (excluding disaster):
            Budget authority..............................      966,924        92,289       749,400    1,808,613
            Outlays.......................................    1,117,675        48,010       738,140    1,903,825
          Disaster Designated:
            Budget authority..............................        5,626  .............  ...........        5,626
            Outlays.......................................          281  .............  ...........          281
          Total:
            Budget authority..............................      972,550        92,289       749,400    1,814,239
            Outlays.......................................    1,117,956        48,010       738,140    1,904,106

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                             MINORITY VIEWS

    We vehemently oppose the majority's allocations. The Ryan 
budget, which endorses sequestration levels for discretionary 
spending, is unrealistic, unworkable, and economically 
misguided. It guarantees deadlock in the process; neither the 
Democratic minority in the House, nor the Senate majority, nor 
the White House will accept sequestration levels. It is 
unworkable for the House majority to pass a few bills at 
roughly the President's requested levels with inadequate funds 
left to get bipartisan support for the remaining bills that 
support critical investments in education, medical research, 
infrastructure and a host of other important matters. Finally, 
starting with a top line of $966.9 billion, instead of $1.058 
trillion as the Budget Control Act assumes in the absence of 
sequestration, will continue the slow drag on economic growth 
and job creation. Even the Europeans have seen the limits of 
austerity as a fiscal policy in the midst of a fragile economic 
recovery.
    Democrats on the Committee fought these allocations.
    I offered a motion to postpone consideration of the 302(b) 
suballocations to provide sufficient time for the Budget 
Committees to appoint conferees and agree on a reasonable 
alternative to sequestration. The motion was defeated on a 
party-line vote.
    Next, I offered an alternative 302(b) suballocation to 
replace the Chairman's proposal. The amendment allocated a 
total of $1.058 trillion and reflected the President's budget 
request with a few exceptions:
    
 For Transportation HUD, the alternative rejected 
the President's underfunding of project-based Section 8 housing 
and his request to move Amtrak from discretionary to the 
mandatory side of the budget.
    
 Under the alternative, the Legislative Branch bill 
would have been frozen at last year's enacted level.
    
 The amendment would also have increased the 
Interior and Environment allocation to restore the 
Environmental Protection Agency to last year's enacted level, 
rejecting cuts to EPA's Clean and Safe Drinking Water programs.
    
 And the President's request for defense would have 
been reduced, with cuts in core funding and in Overseas 
Contingency Operations.
    This amendment was also defeated on a party-line vote.
    Finally, as the Committee considered the Military 
Construction and Veterans Administration and the Homeland 
Security bills, Representatives DeLauro and Kaptur offered 
amendments. Their amendments would have replaced sequestration 
with a balanced approach of spending cuts and provisions ending 
tax breaks for big oil and imposing the Buffet rule so that 
taxpayers in the highest tax bracket don't pay a lower 
effective tax rate than middle-income workers. Those were also 
defeated on party-line votes.
    We stand adamantly opposed to the misguided sequester 
embodied in these allocations.
                                   Nita M. Lowey.