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July 12
House Commerce, Justice, Science FY2014 Spending Bill Marked Up

On July 10, the U.S. House of Representatives Commerce, Justice and Science Appropriations Subcommittee marked up its FY2014 spending bill. The measure contains $47.4 billion in discretionary spending. This is 5.6 percent below the current fiscal year, 7.4 percent below the President's request and less than one percent above the post-sequestration level.

The bill includes $7.5 billion for the U.S. Department of Commerce, a $198 million decrease from FY2013. U.S. Department of Justice programs would be funded at $26.3 billion, $723 million below the original funding for FY2013, but $770 million above the sequester level. 

Funding for programs of interest to counties includes:

  • $221 million for the Economic Development Administration (EDA), identical to the FY2013 funding level, including $120 million for the manufacturing extension partnerships, and $5 million in incentives for U.S. companies to bring their manufacturing and services activities back to the U.S.

  • $165 million for the State Criminal Alien Assistance Program (SCAAP), a decrease of $41 million relative to FY2013 levels (the President’s FY2014 proposed eliminating SCAAP)

  • $465 million for the Byrne Justice Assistance Grants Program, an increase of $126 million relative to FY2013 levels

Contacts: Daria Daniel (commerce) ddaniel@naco.org 202.942.4212; Arlandis Rush (justice) arush@naco.org 202.942.4236

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