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Congress Clears $1.012 Trillion FY 2014 Omnibus Spending Bill

Posted Date: 
January 17, 2014
Ryan Yates, Associate Legislative Director, National Association of Counties

NACo provides comprehensive analysis on how federal programs important to counties fared

On Thursday, January 16, Congress cleared a $1.012 trillion FY 2014 omnibus spending bill (H.R. 3547) that will fund the federal government through the remainder of FY 2014. Congress will now send the measure to the White House for President Obama's signature, averting any threat of a government shutdown through Sept. 30.

The nearly 1,600-page spending plan, which combines all 12 FY 2014 appropriations bills, provides an overall 2.6 percent increase in discretionary spending from the FY 2013 levels. Although spending was scheduled to fall to $967 billion under the Budget Control Act (P.L. 112-25) which included the sequester, the omnibus adopts the new caps on defense and domestic discretionary spending set by last month's budget deal (P.L. 113-67), of $520.5 billion and $491.8 billion, respectively. 

To read a special NACo report on the omnibus, click here.

The report provides highlights on programs including:

  • Federal transportation and infrastructure programs
  • FEMA state and local grant programs
  • Department of Justice programs including Byrne JAG grants and the State Criminal Alien Assistance Program (SCAAP)
  • Community Development Block Grant Program (CDBG)
  • The HOME Investment Partnerships program
  • DOL's workforce programs
  • Community Services Block Grant (CSBG)
  • The Prevention and Public Health Fund
  • Administration on Aging programs
  • The Census Bureau's American Community Survey

Read the Special NACo Report on the Omnibus

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