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                                                   Union Calendar No. 355

                                                            
116th Congress  }                                              {  Report
                         HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES                 
2d Session      }                                              {  116-443
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                              R E P O R T

                                 on the

                        SUBALLOCATION OF BUDGET

                    ALLOCATIONS FOR FISCAL YEAR 2021

                  SUBMITTED BY MRS. LOWEY, CHAIRWOMAN,

                      COMMITTEE ON APPROPRIATIONS

                             together with

                             MINORITY VIEWS
                             
                             

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 July 13, 2020.--Committed to the Committee of the Whole House on the 
              State of the Union and ordered to be printed
              
              
              
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              U.S. GOVERNMENT PUBLISHING OFFICE 
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                      COMMITTEE ON APPROPRIATIONS

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                  NITA M. LOWEY, New York, Chairwoman


  MARCY KAPTUR, Ohio                    KAY GRANGER, Texas
  PETER J. VISCLOSKY, Indiana           HAROLD ROGERS, Kentucky
  JOSE E. SERRANO, New York             ROBERT B. ADERHOLT, Alabama
  ROSA L. DeLAURO, Connecticut          MICHAEL K. SIMPSON, Idaho
  DAVID E. PRICE, North Carolina        JOHN R. CARTER, Texas
  LUCILLE ROYBAL-ALLARD, California     KEN CALVERT, California
  SANFORD D. BISHOP, Jr., Georgia       TOM COLE, Oklahoma
  BARBARA LEE, California               MARIO DIAZ-BALART, Florida
  BETTY McCOLLUM, Minnesota             TOM GRAVES, Georgia
  TIM RYAN, Ohio                        STEVE WOMACK, Arkansas
  C. A. DUTCH RUPPERSBERGER, Maryland   JEFF FORTENBERRY, Nebraska
  DEBBIE WASSERMAN SCHULTZ, Florida     CHUCK FLEISCHMANN, Tennessee
  HENRY CUELLAR, Texas                  JAIME HERRERA BEUTLER, Washington
  CHELLIE PINGREE, Maine                DAVID P. JOYCE, Ohio
  MIKE QUIGLEY, Illinois                ANDY HARRIS, Maryland
  DEREK KILMER, Washington              MARTHA ROBY, Alabama
  MATT CARTWRIGHT, Pennsylvania         MARK E. AMODEI, Nevada
  GRACE MENG, New York                  CHRIS STEWART, Utah
  MARK POCAN, Wisconsin                 STEVEN M. PALAZZO, Mississippi
  KATHERINE M. CLARK, Massachusetts     DAN NEWHOUSE, Washington
  PETE AGUILAR, California              JOHN R. MOOLENAAR, Michigan
  LOIS FRANKEL, Florida                 JOHN H. RUTHERFORD, Florida
  CHERI BUSTOS, Illinois                WILL HURD, Texas
  BONNIE WATSON COLEMAN, New Jersey
  BRENDA L. LAWRENCE, Michigan
  NORMA J. TORRES, California
  CHARLIE CRIST, Florida
  ANN KIRKPATRICK, Arizona
  ED CASE, Hawaii

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                          LETTER OF SUBMITTAL

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                          House of Representatives,
                               Committee on Appropriations,
                                     Washington, DC, July 13, 2020.
Hon. Nancy Pelosi,
Speaker, U.S. House of Representatives,
Washington, DC.
    Dear Madam Speaker:  By direction of the Committee on 
Appropriations, I submit herewith the committee's report on the 
suballocation of budget allocations for fiscal year 2021.
    The suballocations contained in this report subdivide the 
base allocation of budget authority and outlays in the 
``Allocation of Spending Authority to the House Committee on 
Appropriations'' printed in the Congressional Record by the 
chairman of the House Committee on the Budget on May 1, 2020, 
pursuant to section 202 of the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2019 
and the Congressional Budget Act of 1974.
            Sincerely,
                                             Nita M. Lowey,
                                                        Chairwoman.

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                                                 Union Calendar No. 355
                                                 
                                                 
116th Congress  }                                             {   Report
                        HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
 2d Session     }                                             {  116-443

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 REPORT ON THE SUBALLOCATION OF BUDGET ALLOCATIONS FOR FISCAL YEAR 2021

                                _______
                                

 July 13, 2020.--Committed to the Committee of the Whole House on the 
              State of the Union and ordered to be printed

                                _______
                                

    Mrs. Lowey, from the Committee on Appropriations, submitted the 
                               following

                                 REPORT

        SUBALLOCATION OF BUDGET ALLOCATIONS FOR FISCAL YEAR 2021

    The Committee on Appropriations submits the following 
report on the suballocation of budget allocations for fiscal 
year 2021, pursuant to section 302(b) of the Congressional 
Budget Act of 1974. This report is consistent with the 
``Allocation of Spending Authority to the House Committee on 
Appropriations'' printed in the Congressional Record on May 1, 
2020, by the chairman of the House Committee on the Budget 
pursuant to section 202 of the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2019, 
and the Congressional Budget Act of 1974.
    The submission of this report meets the requirement of 
section 302(b) of the Congressional Budget Act of 1974 and 
resulting requirement under the Rules of the House.
    The suballocations in this report do not include amounts 
for potential adjustments to the Committee on Appropriations' 
allocation for funding provided in reported bills for the 
purposes of section 251(b)(2) of the Balanced Budget and 
Emergency Deficit Control Act of 1985. Those adjustments would 
be made after eligible funding is included in a bill reported 
to the House and the chairman of the Committee on the Budget 
subsequently adjusts the Committee on Appropriations' 302(a) 
allocation.

                                                        SUBALLOCATION OF BUDGET ALLOCATIONS FISCAL YEAR 2021 BUDGET AUTHORITY AND OUTLAYS
                                                                                    [In millions of dollars]
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                           Subcommittee                                            Discretionary                               Mandatory                                     Total
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Agriculture:
    Budget authority..............................................                       23,980                                   112,486                                   136,466
    Outlays.......................................................                       24,150                                    92,902                                   117,052
Commerce, Justice, Science:
    Budget authority..............................................                       71,473                                       342                                    71,815
    Outlays.......................................................                       74,000                                       340                                    74,340
Defense:
    Budget authority..............................................                      626,190                                       514                                   626,704
    Outlays.......................................................                      646,172                                       514                                   646,686
Energy and Water:
    Budget authority..............................................                       49,607            ...........................................                       49,607
    Outlays.......................................................                       49,000            ...........................................                       49,000
Financial Services and General Government:
    Budget authority..............................................                       24,636                                    23,024                                    47,660
    Outlays.......................................................                       24,800                                    23,016                                    47,816
Homeland Security:
    Budget authority..............................................                       50,718                                     1,870                                    52,588
    Outlays.......................................................                       61,000                                     1,863                                    62,863
Interior, Environment:
    Budget authority..............................................                       36,760                                        64                                    36,824
    Outlays.......................................................                       36,750                                        65                                    36,815
Labor, Health and Human Services, Education:
    Budget authority..............................................                      182,914                                   907,880                                 1,090,794
    Outlays.......................................................                      196,200                                   907,266                                 1,103,466
Legislative Branch:
  All except Senate:
    Budget authority..............................................                        4,198                                       123                                     4,321
  Senate items:
    Budget authority..............................................                        1,102                                        32                                     1,134
  Total Legislative:
    Budget authority..............................................                        5,300                                       155                                     5,455
    Outlays.......................................................                        5,300                                       155                                     5,455
Military Construction, Veterans Affairs:
    Budget authority..............................................                      102,648                                   126,202                                   228,850
    Outlays.......................................................                      102,800                                   126,202                                   229,002
State, Foreign Operations:
    Budget authority..............................................                       47,850                                       159                                    48,009
    Outlays.......................................................                       50,500                                       159                                    50,659
Transportation, HUD:
    Budget authority..............................................                       75,924            ...........................................                       75,924
    Outlays.......................................................                      139,500            ...........................................                      139,500
      Total:
          Budget authority........................................                    1,298,000                                 1,172,696                                 2,470,696
          Outlays.................................................                    1,410,172                                 1,152,482                                 2,562,654
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SBDV 2021-1

    NOTE.--The amounts in this report do not include spending 
recommended in fiscal year 2021 appropriation bills that is 
eligible for adjustment to committee's allocations under 
section 302 of the Congressional Budget Act of 1974. Those 
amounts will be included after the Committee reports 
legislation with eligible amounts. Amounts designated as being 
for an emergency requirement pursuant to the Balanced Budget 
and Emergency Deficit Control Act of 1985 (Deficit Control Act) 
and amounts provided pursuant to the 21st Century Cures Act 
(Public Law 114-255) do not count against the Committee's 
allocations in the House of Representatives, consistent with 
the Congressional Budget Act of 1974.



                             MINORITY VIEWS

    The Republican Members of the House Appropriations 
Committee oppose the 302(b) subcommittee allocations for Fiscal 
Year 2021 (FY21). The allocations set forth in this report do 
not give a complete picture of all the spending in the FY21 
appropriations bills.
    The Majority party is moving forward without working 
together with the Minority to develop bills consistent with the 
Bipartisan Budget Agreement (P.L. 116-37) that was enacted last 
year. Instead, the Majority unilaterally decided to include 
hundreds of billions of dollars in so-called ``emergency'' 
spending for things that really are not emergencies. This 
includes almost $200 billion for infrastructure; nearly $35 
billion to respond to the coronavirus on top of the trillions 
already provided in the current fiscal year; and $12.5 billion 
for veterans, even though it was known when the budget 
agreement was reached that these costs would rise.
    In total, there is more than a quarter of a trillion 
dollars in additional deficit spending not included in the 
302(b) subcommittee allocations. Designating spending as an 
``emergency'' is nothing more than a budgeting device used to 
free up funds to be spent on lower priority programs. For 
example, we should not be contributing to the Green Climate 
Fund or burdening critical sectors of our economy with more 
expensive and cumbersome regulations.
    Government spending is a growing threat to our economic 
security, and I am concerned about the path we are on. The 
Congressional Budget Office now estimates the budget deficit 
will top $3.7 trillion dollars this fiscal year--almost 
quadruple previous estimates. These are the highest levels in 
American history.
    Being fiscally responsible requires reviewing what is 
really needed and making difficult choices. If we fail to make 
tough choices, we are worsening our budget outlook and our 
ability to respond to the next crisis. We would also be 
jeopardizing future economic stability for our children and our 
grandchildren. The American people demand more of us.
    The additional deficit spending forced into FY21 
appropriations bills is short-sighted because there was no 
attempt to get consensus with Republicans in the House, the 
Senate, or the White House. Instead, it appears that the FY21 
bills have been directed from the top-down, rather than the 
bottom-up, as our Committee typically operates.
    I am disappointed in our failure to come together at a time 
when the nation needs that about as much as anything we could 
give them. We face a crisis unlike anything that we have ever 
faced, and it saddens me that we are in this place. My hope 
moving forward is that we can work with the Senate and the 
Administration in a bipartisan way to find common ground on our 
most pressing needs.

                                   Kay Granger.