SUMMARY OF H.R. 1 – THE PROPOSED 5TH CONTINUING RESOLUTION OF FY 2011 FEDERAL APPROPRIATIONS  

February 14, 2011
 
Background. The current FY 2011 continuing resolution (CR) in effect extends through March 4, 2011. Most state-federal discretionary programs are funded at their FY 2010 levels in the current CR. H.R. 1. Kentucky Rep. Harold Rogers, chair of the House Appropriations Committee, proposes to reduce FY 2011 discretionary funding by $100 billion, with $81 billion generated through spending reductions and rescissions of non-security discretionary programs and an additional $19 billion from security-related discretionary programs. The legislation is on the House floor this week. It will be subject to an open rule meaning that members will have opportunities to offer amendments making further reductions to or restoring funding for any discretionary programs.


Highlights. A summary of proposed reductions (in millions) to select state-federal programs follows. Rescissions are indicated separately. Additional material is available through the four links below.
 

Agriculture:
Special Supplemental Program for Women, Infants and Children (WIC) - $747.2
Rural Development (housing, business and utilities loans and grants)  - $446.5

Education:
Title I - $693.5
Special Education - $557.7
Civic Education - $35.0
 

Environment:
Clean Water State Revolving Fund - $1410.0 
Safe Drinking Water SRF - $557.0
Superfund - $32.8
Leaking Underground Storage Tanks - $7.0
Brownfields - $30.0
Diesel Emission Grants - $10.0
 

Homeland Security:
FEMA State and Local Programs - $783.3

Housing:
 HOPE VI - $200.0
 HOME Investment Partnerships - $175.0
 Community Development Block Grant - $2950.0
 

Human Services:
LIHEAP     -$  390.3
Community Services Block Grant -$  305.0
Head Start    -$1083.0
Child Care Development Block Grant -$    39.0
Refugee Assistance   -$    76.0 (rescission)
 

Health:
Maternal and Child Health Block Grant -$    50.0
State Health Access Grants  -$    75.0
 

Justice:
State and Local Law Enforcement - $581.3
COPS (hiring, programs) - $501.1
 

Labor:
State Training and Employment Grants - $1397.4
Dislocated Worker Assistance Grants - $65.0 (rescission)
OSHA State Programs - $14.9
 

Transportation:
Amtrak - $152.1
High Speed Rail - $4975.0 (includes $2475.0 rescission)
TIGER Grants - $600.0 (rescission)
 

Other Highlights:
H.R. 1 contains no earmarks and eliminates all previous earmark funding for FY2010, proposing to save $8.5 billion. H.R. 1 proposes to eliminate “unobligated stimulus funding” totaling $2 billion. It contains a provision to prevent funding to implement the Section 1099 reporting requirements included in federal health care reform law. It increases funding for an education voucher program for the District of Columbia. It proposes to prohibit any funding for the Environmental Protection Agency to restrict carbon dioxide and methane emissions from stationary sources.

Additional Information:

http://www.rules.house.gov/Media/file/PDF_112_1/legislativetext/2011crapprops/AppropCRFinal_xml.pdf
http://republicans.appropriations.house.gov/_files/SummaryFiscalYear2011ContinutingResolutionCR.doc
http://republicans.appropriations.house.gov/_files/ProgramCutsFY2011ContinuingResolution.pdf
http://republicans.appropriations.house.gov/_files/ProgramCutsFY2011ContinuingResolution.pdf
 

NCSL Budgets and Revenue Committee Staff:

Michael Bird, 202-624-8686; michael.bird@ncsl.org

Jeff Hurley, 202-624-7753; jeff.hurley@ncsl.org