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2014 Budget Proposal Released for the State Department and USAID

by on April 12, 2013

President Obama recently released the 2014 budget proposal for the Department of State, USAID, and other international programs. The proposal includes a six percent decrease in funding from the 2012 level. A document available on the White House web site explains the proposed budget in detail. An excerpt from the document gives an overview of the Administration’s funding proposal and priorities:

The President’s 2014 Budget proposes $47.8 billion for the Department of State and USAID, including costs for Overseas Contingency Operations (OCO), a six percent decrease from the 2012 enacted level, which is largely driven by a $7.4 billion reduction in OCO funding. The Administration continues to prioritize funding for global health to achieve the vision of an AIDS-free generation, for food security to reduce extreme poverty and malnutrition and to foster sustained and inclusive growth, and for combatting climate change by supporting clean energy and energy efficiency, reducing deforestation, and building climate-resilience in developing countries.

A State Department fact sheet provides information on the budget and how it is spent.

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