Senate Appropriations Marks Up State-Foreign Ops Bill Next Week

State, Foreign Operations, and Related Programs Appropriations Act for FY16 scheduled for mark up in subcmte July 7 at 3pm in 116 Dirksen, according to cmte statement.

  • Full cmte markup set for July 9 at 10:30am; 106 Dirsken
  • Senate appropriators have allocated base State-Foreign Ops funding at $39b, plus $9b in war funds
  • NOTE: House spending bill released June 2 includes measure that bars any funds to upgrade existing U.S. interests section building in Havana to full embassy, restrict funding to help Cuba establish full embassy in Washington
Related Story: Foreign Ops Bill Would Cut Funding for UN, Cuba Embassy
  • NOTE: Bill authored by presidential candidate Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C.

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