The Senate Committee on Appropriations set the 302(b) allocations for its 12 subcommittees on June 20, providing substantially higher levels of funding for the Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies (THUD) and Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, and Related Agencies subcommittees than the House allocations. The Senate provided $1.058 trillion in FY14 funding to its subcommittees while the House provided only $967 billion.
The Senate THUD allocation is $54 billion, nearly $10 billion higher than the House allocation of $44.1 billion. The Senate allocation is 4.5% higher than THUD FY13 pre-sequestration funding.
The Senate Committee provided $20.9 billion to the Agriculture Subcommittee, only a 2% increase above FY13 pre-sequestration funding levels, but nearly 8% higher than the House FY14 allocation of $19.5 billion.
The Senate THUD Appropriations Subcommittee is scheduled to mark up its FY14 appropriations bill on June 25 at 12 noon EST in Room 124 of the Dirksen Senate office building. The full Senate Committee on Appropriations is scheduled to mark up the Subcommittee bill on June 27 at 10 am EST in room 106 of Dirksen Senate office building. A draft bill has not yet been released by the Subcommittee.
Meanwhile, the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, and Related Agencies marked up its FY14 appropriations bill on June 18, and the full Senate Committee on Appropriations marked up the bill on June 20, after agreeing to its FY14 302(b) allocations.
During the Subcommittee mark up, Senator Mark Pryor (D-AR) said that the bill would provide $1 billion for rental housing agreements. There were no amendments offered during the Subcommittee mark up, and no housing amendments offered during Committee mark up.