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9:00 a.m.: Legislative Business

Five “One Minutes” per side

11:00 – 11:30 a.m. 12:00 – 12:30 p.m.

Complete Consideration of H.R. 2217 – Department of Homeland Security Appropriations Act (Rep. Carter – Appropriations) (One Hour of Debate). H.R. 2217 appropriates $38.993 billion in discretionary budget authority in FY 2014 for the Department of Homeland Security. The discretionary budget authority is $600 million below the FY 2013 enacted level and $37 million below the President’s request for FY 2014, but $1.234 billion above the FY 2013 level under sequestration. Accounting for an additional $1.46 billion in mandatory Coast Guard pension payments and $5.626 billion in designated disaster relief, the measure provides a total of $46.079 billion.

Relative to FY 2013 enacted levels, the bill increases funding for Customs and Border Protection and cybersecurity but reduces funding for the Coast Guard, Transportation Security Administration, and Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE). It continues funds for state and local law enforcement to carry out immigration enforcement activities, and rejects the administration proposal to decrease the number of detention beds the government maintains for preparing individuals to be deported. It also prohibits the use of ICE funding to provide for abortions and prohibits funds to transfer or release detainees from Guantánamo Bay.

Republicans are developing this year's spending bills based on the $967 billion discretionary spending cap included in the Republican (Ryan) Budget Resolution rather than the $1.058 trillion cap agreed upon in the Budget Control Act. As a result, this bill leaves even less room for other agencies and programs in appropriations bills to be considered later this year, as Republicans try and ‘frontload’ some of the appropriations bills while still promising $91 billion in appropriations cuts.

Postponed Amendment Votes (3 votes)

Lujan Amendment
King (IA) Amendment
Blackburn Amendment

Bill Text for H.R. 2217:
PDF Version

Background for H.R. 2217:
House Report (HTML Version)
House Report (PDF Version)

The Daily Quote

Appropriations Committee Chairman Hal Rogers (R-KY): “It's my sincere hope that there will soon be a budget compromise that will undo the harmful sequestration law and give us a single, common, top-line allocation that we can work with the Senate to pass all of the funding of the government." 

-    The Hill, 6/4/13