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Senate Panel OKs FY11 Spending Allocations Senate Panel OKs FY11 Spending Allocations

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Senate Panel OKs FY11 Spending Allocations

The Senate Appropriations Committee voted 17-12 this afternoon to approve its 302(b) allocations for the 12 FY11 appropriations bills, after voting to cap FY11 discretionary spending at $1.114 trillion.

The discretionary spending figure is less than the $1.121 trillion set by the House and smaller than the $1.128 trillion requested by the White House.


Senate Appropriations Committee Chairman Daniel Inouye initially sought $1.120 trillion, but revised his figure to $1.114 trillion in order to win the support of Republicans, who wanted $1.108 trillion.

Nonetheless, Republicans opposed Inouye's compromise.

The Senate committee voted on the allocations before it began consideration of the Military Construction-VA, Homeland Security, and Agriculture appropriations bills, the first FY11 spending bills to be marked up by the full committee.


Here are the numbers approved by the committee:

Agriculture: $22.84 billion; Commerce-Justice-Science, $60.14 billion; Defense: $522.79 billion; Energy and Water, $34.97 billion; Financial Services, $25.4 billion; Homeland Security: $43.54 billion; Interior-Environment, $32.34 billion; Labor-HHS, $169.63 billion; Legislative Branch, $4.66 billion; Military Construction-VA, $75.99 billion; State-Foreign Operations, $54.06 billion; Transportation-HUD, $67.95 billion.

The House Appropriations Committee is expected to unveil its 302(b) allocations next week.

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