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Wednesday, June 17, 1998

The amount of money available to the House and Senate appropriations committees, which are responsible for funding basic government services, will barely increase over this year's level and won't keep pace with inflation.

Discretionary spending allocations (in billions)
Category 1998 1999 House 1999 Senate
Agriculture $13.93 $13.59 $13.72
Commerce, Justice, State 31.38 32.46 32.71
District of Columbia 0.84 0.49 0.48
Energy and Water Development 20.62 20.74 20.98
Foreign Operations 12.91 12.48 12.65
Interior 13.15 13.37 13.41
Labor, HHS, Education 81.13 81.55 82.32
Legislature 2.26 2.36 2.49
National Security 247.37 250.53 250.52
Transportation 12.67 11.93 13.06
VA, HUD 69.36 71.03 69.99
Military Construction 8.89 8.24 8.48
Total $527.15
Increase of about 5 percent over 1997 ($499.84 billion)
$531.97
Increase of about 1
percent over 1998
$533.65
Increase of about 1
percent over 1998

SOURCE: House and Senate appropriations committees


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