The House Appropriations Committee proposed cutting
he State Department and foreign operations budget by more than $5 billion next
its annual allocations released Tuesday.
The Obama administration actually requested
modest increases in funding for the State Department and USAID for fiscal
2013 when it released its budget request in February. While the Congress doesn't
divide up the accounts the same way as the administration, in an apples-to-apples
comparison, the House Appropriations Committees' allocation for State and
foreign operations for fiscal 2013, $48.