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Farm Bill Programs Without a Budget Baseline Beyond FY2018
This report discusses programs under the Farm Bill that do not have guaranteed future funding known as "baseline" funding beyond FY2018.
Overview of FY2018 Appropriations for Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies
This report describes actions taken by the Administration and Congress to provide FY2018 appropriations for the Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies (CJS) accounts. It also provides an overview of FY2017 appropriations for agencies and bureaus funded as part of annual CJS appropriations.
Federal Public Transportation Program: In Brief
This report provides a brief description of the Federal Public Transportation Program and its functions and funding.
Teen Pregnancy: Federal Prevention Programs
This report discusses federal programs that assist in reducing teen pregnancy rates. This report begins with a brief discussion of recent developments in funding for the four teen pregnancy prevention programs. It then provides background on the role of Congress and the executive branch in preventing teen pregnancy. The remainder of the report focuses on the four programs, examining the types of grants they provide as well as related funding, requirements, and research activities.
Family Planning Program Under Title X of the Public Health Service Act
This report discuses the federal Family Planning Program (Title X) and its functions and funding. The FY2019 budget request is included.
Navy Aegis Ballistic Missile Defense (BMD) Program: Background and Issues for Congress
This report provides background information and issues for Congress on the Aegis ballistic missile defense (BMD) program, which is carried out by the Missile Defense Agency (MDA) and the Navy, and gives Navy Aegis cruisers and destroyers a capability for conducting BMD operations.
Foreign Aid: An Introduction to U.S. Programs and Policy
This report provides an overview of the U.S. foreign assistance program by answering frequently asked questions on the subject. It is intended to provide a broad view of foreign assistance over time, and will be updated periodically.
Coast Guard Cutter Procurement: Background and Issues for Congress
This report provides background information and potential oversight issues for Congress on the Coast Guard's programs for procuring 8 National Security Cutters (NSCs), 25 Offshore Patrol Cutters (OPCs), and 58 Fast Response Cutters (FRCs).
Defense Authorization and Appropriations Bills: FY1961-FY2018
This report is a research aid that lists the DOD authorization bills (Table 1 and Table 2) and appropriations bills (Table 3 and Table 4) for FY1961-FY2018. This report includes all the pertinent information on the passage of these bills through the legislative process: bill numbers, report numbers, dates reported and passed, recorded vote numbers and vote tallies, dates of passage of the conference reports with their numbers and votes, vetoes, substitutions, dates of final passage, and public law numbers. Significant definitions are also included. This report will be updated as legislative activity warrants.
Coast Guard Polar Icebreaker Program: Background and Issues for Congress
This report provides background information and issues for Congress on the Coast Guard's program for acquiring new polar icebreakers.
Energy and Water Development Appropriations: Nuclear Weapons Activities
This report discusses the Weapons Activities section of the annual Energy and Water Development appropriations bill which funds the maintenance of U.S. nuclear warheads and related infrastructure. The report provides an overview of the programs funded through the bill and the FY2019 budget request.
Legislative Branch: Fiscal Year 2018 Appropriations
This report provides an overview of the FY2018 legislative branch appropriations bill and compares funding levels from previous years to FY2018.
Comparing DHS Component Funding, FY2018: In Brief
This report compares the Department of Homeland Security's (DHS) request and actual funding in FY2018 with last years budget.
Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD): Fiscal Year 2019 Budget Request Fact Sheet
This report provides a brief overview of the FY2019 budget request for the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), with links to relevant Administration budget documents and CRS reports. A list of CRS analysts with expertise on various aspects of the HUD budget is also provided.
Navy DDG-51 and DDG-1000 Destroyer Programs: Background and Issues for Congress
This report presents background information and potential oversight issues for Congress on the Navy's Arleigh Burke (DDG-51) and Zumwalt (DDG-1000) class destroyer programs. The Navy's proposed FY2019 budget requests funding for the procurement of three DDG-51s. Decisions that Congress makes concerning destroyer procurement could substantially affect Navy capabilities and funding requirements, and the U.S. shipbuilding industrial base.
Navy Force Structure and Shipbuilding Plans: Background and Issues for Congress
This report presents background information and issues for Congress concerning the Navy's force structure and shipbuilding plans. The current and planned size and composition of the Navy, the rate of Navy ship procurement, and the prospective affordability of the Navy's shipbuilding plans have been oversight matters for the congressional defense committees for many years. The issue for Congress is whether to approve, reject, or modify the Navy's proposed FY2019 shipbuilding program and the Navy's longer-term shipbuilding plans.
Navy John Lewis (TAO-205) Class Oiler Shipbuilding Program: Background and Issues for Congress
This report provides background information and issues for Congress on the John Lewis (TAO205) class oiler shipbuilding program.
F-35 Joint Strike Fighter (JSF) Program
This report provides an overview of the DOD's F-35 development and procurement program and funding levels for FY2018 and requested funding levels for FY2019.
Navy LPD-17 Flight II (LX[R]) Amphibious Ship Program: Background and Issues for Congress
This report provides background information and issues for Congress on the LPD-17 Flight II amphibious ship program, previously known as the LX(R) program.
Millennium Challenge Corporation
This report provides an overview of the Millennium Challenge Corporation's (MCC) functions, funding, and success rate. The MCC provides economic assistance through a competitive selection process to developing nations that demonstrate positive performance in three areas: ruling justly, investing in people, and fostering economic freedom.
Balanced Budget Amendments
This report discusses proposed balanced budget amendments to the Constitution and their content.
The Bipartisan Budget Act of 2018 and an FY2019 Budget Resolution
This report discusses the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2018 (BBA 2018, P.L. 115-123) and the inclusion in it of an FY2019 budget resolution. The report then discusses the differences between a traditional budge resolution and a substitute budget resolution like the one found in the BBA.
Infantry Brigade Combat Team (IBCT) Mobility, Reconnaissance, and Firepower Programs
This report discusses the Army's Infantry Brigade Combat Teams (IBCTs) and transport and reconnaissance vehicles being developed for their use. The FY2019 budget request for the program is also included.
U.S. Foreign Aid to Israel
This report provides an overview of U.S. foreign assistance to Israel. It includes a review of past aid programs, data on annual assistance, and analysis of current issues.
Conventional Prompt Global Strike and Long-Range Ballistic Missiles: Background and Issues
This report discusses the development and funding of conventional prompt global strike (CPGS) weapons which would allow the United States to strike targets anywhere on Earth in as little as an hour.
Navy Frigate (FFG{X}) Program: Background and Issues for Congress
This report provides background information and discusses potential issues for Congress regarding the Navy's FFG(X) program, a program to procure a new class of 20 guided-missile frigates (FFGs).
Fiscal Year 2018 Defense Appropriations Act: An Overview
This report provides an overview of the appropriations and provisions of the FY2018 Defense Appropriations Act.
SBA's Office of Inspector General: Overview, Impact, and Relationship with Congress
This report examines the Small Business Administration(SBA), Office of the Inspector General (OIG's) statutory authorities; reporting requirements; funding ($26.9 million in FY2018, including $7 million in supplemental appropriations for overseeing SBA disaster assistance); staffing and organizational structure; and recent activities (audits, investigations, etc.). It also examines the SBA OIG's impact on monetary savings, SBA programs and operations, and legislation affecting the agency. The report concludes with observations concerning the SBA OIG's relationship with Congress.
The Corporation for National and Community Service: Overview of Programs and Funding
This report provides an overview of the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) which is an independent federal agency that administers the programs authorized by two statutes: the National and Community Service Act of 1990 (NCSA; P.L. 101-610), as amended, and the Domestic Volunteer Service Act of 1973 (DVSA; P.L. 93-113), as amended. NCSA and DVSA programs were most recently reauthorized by the Edward M. Kennedy Serve America Act (P.L. 111-13). The report describes programs authorized by these laws and compares CNCS funding for FY2015, FY2016, FY2017, and FY2018.
Federal Research and Development (R&D) Funding: Fiscal Year 2019
This report discusses President Trump's budget request for federal research and development funding for FY2019, recent trends in funding levels, and different departments research funding levels.
The President's Fiscal Year 2019 Military Construction Budget Request
This report discusses President Trump's FY2019 budget request for military construction and compares the funding levels with previous years by construction type.
Fiscal Year 2019 Budget Documents: Internet and GPO Availability
This report provides brief descriptions of the FY2019 budget volumes and related documents, together with internet addresses, Government Publishing Office (GPO) stock numbers, and prices for obtaining print copies of these publications. It also explains how to find the locations of government depository libraries, which can provide both printed copies for reference use and internet access to the online versions.
Army Corps of Engineers: FY2018 Appropriations
This report discusses the FY2018 appropriations for the Army Corps of Engineers and funding priorities for the year.
Navy Ford (CVN-78) Class Aircraft Carrier Program: Background and Issues for Congress
This report provides background information and potential oversight issues for Congress on the Gerald R. Ford (CVN-78) class aircraft carrier program. The Navy's proposed FY2019 budget requests a total of $1,598.2 million in procurement funding for the program. Congress's decisions on the CVN-78 program could substantially affect Navy capabilities and funding requirements and the shipbuilding industrial base.
The Debt Limit Since 2011
This report discusses the federal debt limit and its suspensions and resets since 2011.
Assistance to Firefighters Program: Distribution of Fire Grant Funding
This report discusses The Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) program and the distribution of grant funding as well as issues for Congress to consider regarding the program.
United States Fire Administration: An Overview
This report discusses the U.S. Fire Administration's structure, funding, and functions.
Defense Primer: Defense Working Capital Funds
This report describes how Defense Working Capital Funds (DWCF) work and lists the major DWCF's that are currently in operation.
Fiscal Year 2018 Appropriations Overview: Census Bureau and Bureau of Economic Analysis
This report discusses FY2018 appropriations (discretionary budget authority) for the Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA) and Bureau of the Census (Census Bureau), historic components of the Economics and Statistics Administration (ESA) in the U.S. Department of Commerce. This report will be updated as legislative developments warran
Department of Health and Human Services: Fiscal Year 2019 Budget Request
This report discusses the FY2019 appropriations request for the Department of Health and Human Services. The report begins by reviewing the department's mission and structure. Next, the report offers a brief explanation of the conventions used for the FY2018 estimates and FY2019 request levels in the budget documents released by the HHS and the Office of Management and Budget (OMB). The report also discusses the concept of the HHS budget as a whole, in comparison to how funding is provided to HHS through the annual appropriations process. The report concludes with a breakdown of the HHS request by agency, along with additional HHS resources that provide further information on the request. A table of CRS key policy staff is included at the end of the report.
2017 Disaster Supplemental Appropriations: Overview
This report provides a detailed breakdown of the requested and enacted supplemental funding in each of the disaster relief supplemental appropriation measures for 2017 natural disasters, and provides a contact listing for CRS experts on the funded relief and recovery programs.
Bipartisan Budget Act of 2018 (P.L. 115-123): CHIP, Public Health, Home Visiting, and Medicaid Provisions in Division E
This report provides information about the provisions from Division E of the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2018 (BBA 2018) related to CHIP, certain public health programs, the MIECHV program, and the Medicaid program.
DOD's Troops to Teachers Program (TTT)
This report describes the U.S. Department of Defense's Troops to Teachers (TTT) program which provides assistance to veterans pursuing careers in education.
Agriculture and Related Agencies: Fiscal Year 2018 Appropriations
This report discusses the FY2018 appropriations for the Department of Agriculture and recent funding trends.
Navy Columbia (SSBN-826) Class Ballistic Missile Submarine Program: Background and Issues for Congress
This report provides background information and potential oversight issues for Congress on the Columbia-class program, a program to design and build a new class of 12 ballistic missile submarines (SSBNs) to replace the Navy's current force of 14 Ohio-class SSBNs.
The Army;s Armored Multi-Purpose Vehicle (AMPV): Background and Issues for Congress
This report discusses the Army's Armored Multi-Purpose Vehicle (AMPV) program and outlines its basic functions, procurement plans, and funding requests for FY2019.
Department of Veterans Affairs Fiscal Year 2018 Appropriations
This report discusses the Department of Veterans Affairs FY2018 appropriation and the legislative budget process.
The President's Fiscal Year 2019 Budget Request for the Department of Energy
This report discusses President Trump's FY2019 budget request for the Department of Energy (DOE) and it compares it with past budgets.
Marine Corps Amphibious Combat Vehicle (ACV): Background and Issues for Congress
This report discusses the development and procurement of the Marine Corps Amphibious Combat Vehicle (ACV) and the FY2019 budget request for the ACV program.
Energy and Water Development Appropriations: Nuclear Weapons Activities
This report discusses the Energy and Water Development appropriations bill and the nuclear weapons related activities which are funded under it.