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Summary of FY2017 Omnibus Appropriations Act

May 1, 2017
Press Release

FY2017 Omnibus Appropriations Act

PDF iconFY17 Omnibus Summary 5-1-17.pdf

The Fiscal Year 2017 Omnibus Appropriations Act appropriates $1.070 trillion in base discretionary budget authority, pursuant to the two-year budget agreement enacted in November 2015, including:

  • $551 billion in base defense spending; and
  • $518.5 billion in base non-defense spending
  • $62.1 billion in OCO defense spending; and
  • $16.5 billion in OCO non-defense spending.

Additionally, in a budget amendment of March 16, President Trump requested $30 billion in additional defense budget authority and $3 billion in additional nondefense budget authority for the purpose of bolstering border security, including through construction of a wall on the U.S.-Mexico border.  Of this request, the Omnibus includes:

  • $15 billion in additional defense budget authority; and
  • $1.2 billion in additional nondefense budget authority.

The Omnibus does not include:

  • President Trump’s request to cut FY2017 non-defense budget authority by $18 billion;
  • President Trump’s request for funding to construct a wall on the U.S.-Mexico border;
  • Supplemental funding to hire additional ICE agents or to expedite hiring;
  • Poison pill riders restricting so-called ‘sanctuary cities’ from receiving federal grants, defunding Planned Parenthood, or undermining the Affordable Care Act.
  • More than 160 policy riders

The Omnibus includes:

  • $295.9 million to alleviate an emergency budget shortfall in Puerto Rico;
  • Extension of health insurance benefits for retired mine workers;
  • $1.1 billion in disaster assistance for regions affected by storms and flooding in 2015 and 2016; and
  • $990 million in additional humanitarian assistance to alleviate international famine.

Summary of Divisions A-L of the Omnibus Appropriations Act follows.

 

115th Congress