Limits Set for House Appropriations Subcommittees

May 16, 2011

Rep. Harold Rogers, Chairman of the House Appropriations Committee, announced limits (also known as 302(b) allocations) for the House Appropriations Subcommittees to use when determining funding for programs under their jurisdiction. The levels are based on the budget resolution for Fiscal Year 2012 that passed the House.

In announcing the allocations, Rogers stated: "Facing record-high deficits, this year, more than ever, we must make the hard budget decisions to help rein in spending. The Appropriations bills this year will include double-digit reductions for virtually every non-security area of government, while providing additional resources for the nation’s critical and urgent needs - such as our national defense."

Under the 302(b) allocations, the Labor-Health and Human Services-Education Subcommittee (which oversees funding for NIH, other Department of Health and Human Service agencies, and the Department of Education) will receive a $18.2 billion reduction from FY 2011 levels. The Commerce, Justice, Science Subcommittee (which oversees funding for NSF) is slated for a reduction of $3 billion from FY 2011. 

See a chart of Subcommittee allocations [PDF] »