Senators Endorse Same Level for WASH as in FY 2022, White House Bill Recommends Jump to $500 Million
Washington DC, July 28, 2022 – U.S. Senate Appropriations Committee Chairman Patrick Leahy (D-VT) today released the majority committee draft of appropriations for Fiscal Year 2023 for the U.S. State Department, the U.S. Agency for International Development, the Millennium Challenge Corporation, and related agencies that would increase overall international affairs non-emergency funding by 14.7 percent, to $66.5 billion.
USAID programs under the Senator Paul Simon Water for the Poor Act of 2005 (as amended by the Water for the World Act of 2014) would receive at least their current level of enacted funding for FY 2022, $475 million. That FY 2022 amount was an increase of $25 million over the previous FY 2021 WASH level of $450 million.
If the past is a guide, final action to bring the two versions together and make a final bill will take us into autumn. Being an election year, Congress will leave town all of October for the final campaign push, and resume business – probably including FY 23 – after the November 8 election. To see more, click Latest Advocacy News .