Senate Committee Funding Resolutions, 109th Congress, and Funding Authorizations 104th-109th Congresses

Order Code RL32779 CRS Report for Congress Received through the CRS Web Senate Committee Funding Resolutions, 109th Congress, and Funding Authorizations 104th - 109th Congresses February 25, 2005 R. Eric Petersen Analyst in American National Government Government and Finance Division Congressional Research Service { The Library of Congress Senate Committee Funding Resolutions, 109th Congress, and Funding Authorizations 104th - 109th Congresses Summary All standing and select committees of the Senate (except for the Appropriations and Ethics Committees) obtain their operating budgets pursuant to a biennial committee funding resolution. On January 6, 2005, the Majority and Minority Leaders of the Senate engaged in a colloquy regarding committee funding, and announced their agreement to 60- 40 split of all personnel funds, after allocations for non-designated administrative and clerical staff appointed by a committee chair which both parties agreed served all members. The leaders also agreed that the chairman and ranking member of any committee may, by mutual agreement, modify the allocation of personnel funds. The Senate, on February 17, 2005, agreed to a biennial funding resolution by unanimous consent. The Senate Committee on Rules and Administration has jurisdiction over committee funding resolutions, and also issues regulations governing committee funding and staff. Committee funding and staff are also regulated by Senate rules, as well as by statute. The funds authorized by resolution are appropriated in legislative branch appropriations acts. This report, which will be updated as events warrant, provides actual committee funding requests and authorizations for Senate committees in the 104th-109th Congresses, and committee funding requests in constant (January 2005) dollars for the 104th-108th Congresses. Contents Senate Committee Funding Rules . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 List of Tables Table 1. Senate Committee Funding, Committee Requests and Funding Approved by the Senate, 109th Congress, Actual Dollars . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 Table 2. Senate Committee Funding, Committee Requests and Funding Approved by the Senate, 108th Congress, Actual Dollars . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 Table 3. Senate Committee Funding, Committee Requests and Funding Approved by the Senate, 107th Congress, Actual Dollars . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 Table 4. Senate Committee Funding, Committee Requests and Funding Approved by the Senate, 106th Congress, Actual Dollars . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 Table 5. Senate Committee Funding, Committee Requests and Funding Approved by the Senate, 105th Congress, Actual Dollars . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 Table 6. Senate Committee Funding, Committee Requests and Funding Approved by the Senate, 104th Congress, Actual Dollars . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 Table 7. Senate Committee Funding, Committee Requests and Funding Approved by the Senate, 108th Congress, Constant Dollars . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9 Table 8. Senate Committee Funding, Committee Requests and Funding Approved by the Senate, 107th Congress, Constant Dollars . . . . . . . . . . . . 10 Table 9. Senate Committee Funding, Committee Requests and Funding Approved by the Senate, 106th Congress, Constant Dollars . . . . . . . . . . . . 11 Table 10. Senate Committee Funding, Committee Requests and Funding Approved by the Senate, 105th Congress, Constant Dollars . . . . . . . . . . . . 12 Table 11. Senate Committee Funding, Committee Requests and Funding Approved by the Senate, 104th Congress, Constant Dollars . . . . . . . . . . . . 13 Senate Committee Funding Resolutions, 109th Congress, and Funding Authorizations 104th - 109th Congresses All standing and select committees of the Senate (except for the Appropriations and Ethics Committees) obtain their operating budgets pursuant to a biennial committee funding resolution. Senate action is typically not contentious because there are guarantees in Senate rules providing at least one-third of committee staff and funds to the minority. On January 6, 2005, the Majority and Minority Leaders of the Senate engaged in a colloquy regarding committee funding, and announced their agreement to 60 - 40 split of all personnel funds, after allocations for nondesignated administrative and clerical staff appointed by a committee chair which both parties agreed served all members. The leaders also agreed that the chairman and ranking member of any committee may, by mutual agreement, modify the allocation of personnel funds.1 The Senate, on February 17, 2005, agreed to a biennial funding resolution by unanimous consent.2 Table 1 displays Senate committee funding levels for the 109th Congress. Senate Committee Funding Rules The Senate biennial committee funding process applies to all Senate committees except Appropriations and Ethics, which have permanent authorizations for their staff and operating expenses. The Senate Committee on Rules and Administration has jurisdiction over committee funding resolutions, and also issues regulations governing committee funding and staff. Committee funding and staff are also regulated by Senate rules, especially Rule XXVI, paragraph 9, and Rule XXVII, as well as by statute. The funds authorized by resolution are appropriated in legislative branch appropriations acts. Soon after a new Congress convenes, generally by January 31 of the first session, each Senate committee (except Appropriations and Ethics) requests funds for two years. The formal request comes as a Senate resolution introduced by the chair of each committee, after formal review of the request by all committee members. The various resolutions are referred to the Rules and Administration Committee. Each committee supports its request by submitting supplementary materials, including those specified by the Rules and Administration Committee. In recent Congresses, that panel has advised committees on the permissible increase, or required decrease, it hopes to impose on Senate committees, compared to the funding 1 “Funding Levels,” Congressional Record, daily edition, vol. 151, Jan. 6, 2005, pp. S40S41. 2 S.Res. 50, adopted Feb 17, 2005. CRS-2 level in the previous Congress. Committees requesting funds in excess of these guidelines have been asked to include a justification in their budget submissions. The Rules and Administration Committee may then hold hearings during which committee leaders testify on their budget requests, although in recent Congresses, testimony from some or all committees has been omitted in the interest of time. The Rules and Administration Committee chair will normally introduce an omnibus resolution incorporating the amounts requested each of the Senate committees in their individual resolutions. The Rules and Administration Committee will then usually meet to markup the resolution and, after final approval by the committee, report it to the Senate and issue an accompanying written report. On occasions where both parties have been in agreement on the funding resolution, it has been discharged by unanimous consent from the committee without a formal markup or written report. The Senate then considers the funding resolution under normal Senate rules and procedures, although in recent Congresses, the Senate has agreed to the funding resolution by unanimous consent with little, if any, floor discussion. If a committee requires additional funds after the omnibus resolution has been agreed to, funds may be requested essentially in the same way as they were for its two-year budget. The Senate has minimized the need for supplemental funding, however, by allowing committees to use unspent funds from one period specified in the omnibus resolution during the next funding period. Since the 106th Congress, the omnibus funding resolution has also contained a special reserve from which unexpected funding needs by any Senate committee could be met, upon the request of its chair and ranking member, and the approval of the chair and ranking member of the Rules and Administration Committee. Senate Rule XXVII requires that each committee’s staff reflect the ratio of majority and minority committee members and that the minority receive “fair consideration” in the appointment of staff. A majority of the minority party members of a committee may request at least one-third of the personnel funds for hiring minority staff. This ratio is calculated after excluding funds for staff who perform administrative and clerical functions for the committee as a whole, if any, as agreed to by the chair and ranking minority member. Committee staff may be supplemented by consultants and staff detailed to the committee from federal agencies, subject to such restrictions as the Committee on Rules and Administration may impose. The Senate took several steps in 1999 to move to a biennial funding process that more clearly reflects a fiscal year orientation. In the funding resolution agreed to in 1999 and again in 2001, the aggregate authorization for each committee is apportioned among three calendar periods — from March 1 to September 30 of the first year of a Congress, from October 1 to September 30 of the following year, and from October 1 to the following February 28. This permits the Senate to identify more precisely the amounts authorized for each fiscal year and the subsequent appropriations required. Tables 2 through 6 provide committee funding requests and authorizations for Senate committees in the 104th-108th Congresses. Tables 7 through 12 provide the same information, calculated in constant (January 2005) dollars. 10/01/200509/30/2006 $3,670,623 $6,778,457 $5,611,167 $5,915,179 $6,080,372 $5,133,032 $4,732,998 $7,165,470 $5,769,387 $7,981,411 10/01/200602/28/2007 $1,562,289 $2,886,176 $2,388,363 $2,518,660 $2,588,267 $2,185,132 $2,014,046 $3,049,082 $2,452,849 $3,397,620 $7,323,813 $13,524,118 $11,195,608 $11,801,709 $12,131,685 $10,241,466 $9,443,733 $14,295,917 $11,512,824 $15,924,607 Totals 03/01/200509/30/2005 $2,090,901 $3,859,485 $3,196,078 $3,367,870 $3,463,046 $2,923,302 $2,696,689 $3,765,508 $3,095,171 $4,545,576 10/01/2005- 10/01/200609/30/2006 02/28/2007 $3,670,623 $1,562,289 $6,778,457 $2,886,176 $5,611,167 $2,388,363 $5,915,179 $2,518,660 $6,080,372 $2,588,267 $5,133,032 $2,185,132 $4,732,998 $2,014,046 $6,610,598 $2,813,662 $5,434,387 $2,313,266 $7,981,411 $3,397,620 $8,686,896 $2,431,002 $2,286,820 $2,445,763 $2,537,525 $1,972,189 $5,355,503 $0 $3,698,827 $17,331,730 $4,946,007 $8,686,896 $3,698,827 $17,331,730 $0 $1,035,189 $4,850,188 $1,383,997 $2,431,002 $1,035,189 $4,850,188 $0 $973,120 $4,562,883 $1,302,943 $2,286,820 $973,120 $4,562,883 $0 $1,040,152 $4,880,444 $1,193,865 $2,096,382 $892,457 $4,182,704 -$697,740 $1,080,025 $5,062,996 $1,445,446 $2,537,525 $1,080,025 $5,062,996 $0 $838,771 $3,935,344 $1,124,384 $1,972,189 $838,771 $3,935,344 $0 $2,279,493 $10,685,590 $3,050,594 $5,355,503 $2,279,493 $10,685,590 $0 $4,375,000 $7,500,000 $3,125,000 $15,000,000 $53,275,691 $93,531,590 $39,809,931 $186,617,212 $56,938,753 $99,792,337 $42,412,233 $199,143,323 -$2,473,889 $4,946,007 $1,383,997 $1,302,943 $1,394,529 $1,445,446 $1,124,384 $3,050,594 Difference $7,323,813 $0 $13,524,118 $0 $11,195,608 $0 $11,801,709 $0 $12,131,685 $0 $10,241,466 $0 $9,443,733 $0 $13,189,768 -$1,106,149 $10,842,824 -$670,000 $15,924,607 $0 Totals $5,112,891 $8,977,796 $3,821,870 $17,912,557 $5,112,891 $8,977,796 $3,821,870 $17,912,557 03/01/200509/30/2005 $2,090,901 $3,859,485 $3,196,078 $3,367,870 $3,463,046 $2,923,302 $2,696,689 $4,081,365 $3,290,588 $4,545,576 109th Congress Approved Source: Data taken from committee funding resolutions introduced in the Senate for the 109th Congress (2005-2006). Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry Armed Services Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs Budget Commerce, Science and Transportation Energy and Natural Resources Environment and Public Works Finance Foreign Relations Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Judiciary Rules and Administration Small Business and Entrepreneurship Veterans Affairs Special Committee on Aging Select Committee Indian Affairs Select Committee on Intelligence Reserve Fund Totals Committee 109th Congress Request Table 1. Senate Committee Funding, Committee Requests and Funding Approved by the Senate, 109th Congress, Actual Dollars CRS-3 100.00% 100.00% 100.00% 85.70% 100.00% 100.00% 100.00% 100.00% 100.00% 100.00% 100.00% 100.00% 100.00% 100.00% 100.00% 92.26% 94.18% 100.00% % of Request $8,110,222 $2,269,014 $2,139,332 $1,958,451 $2,372,258 $1,848,350 $3,726,412 $4,605,727 $1,288,413 $1,215,913 $1,112,475 $1,347,927 $1,051,310 $2,117,309 $3,548,551 $16,264,500 $967,696 $4,525,123 $911,668 $4,266,913 $834,987 $3,905,913 $1,011,165 $4,731,350 $787,173 $3,686,833 $1,588,401 $7,432,122 $3,179,327 $14,873,248 $6,844,162 $12,621,837 $10,460,328 $11,013,528 $11,332,168 $9,564,698 $8,831,249 $12,325,055 $10,299,017 $16,728,552 Totals 10/01/200402/28/2005 $1,462,700 $2,698,836 $2,235,697 $2,355,010 $2,422,263 $2,044,614 $1,886,876 $2,634,121 $1,886,876 $3,576,035 Difference 100.00% 100.00% 100.00% 100.00% 100.00% 100.00% 100.00% 100.00% 85.75% 100.00% % of Request $3,548,551 $16,264,500 $0 $967,696 $4,525,123 $0 $911,668 $4,266,913 $0 $834,987 $3,905,913 $0 $1,011,165 $4,731,350 $0 $787,173 $3,686,833 $0 $1,588,401 $7,432,122 $0 $2,500,000 $12,000,000 $38,531,996 $180,238,828 -$1,467,768 100.00% 100.00% 100.00% 100.00% 100.00% 100.00% 100.00% $0 100.00% $6,844,162 $0 $12,621,837 $0 $10,460,328 $0 $11,013,528 $0 $11,332,168 $0 $9,564,698 $0 $8,831,249 $0 $12,325,055 $0 $8,831,249 -$1,467,768 $16,728,552 $0 Totals $4,236,427 $7,457,494 $3,179,327 $14,873,248 03/01/2003- 10/01/200309/30/2003 09/30/2004 $1,949,860 $3,431,602 $3,594,172 $6,328,829 $2,979,871 $5,244,760 $3,136,108 $5,522,410 $3,227,950 $5,681,955 $2,724,301 $4,795,783 $2,516,590 $4,427,783 $3,511,241 $6,179,693 $2,516,590 $4,427,783 $4,764,738 $8,387,779 $4,605,727 $8,110,222 $1,288,413 $2,269,014 $1,215,913 $2,139,332 $1,112,475 $1,958,451 $1,347,927 $2,372,258 $1,051,310 $1,848,350 $2,117,309 $3,726,412 $3,500,000 $6,000,000 $48,313,956 $85,046,067 $36,346,573 $169,706,596 $51,396,922 $90,309,910 $7,457,494 $4,236,427 03/01/2003- 10/01/2003- 10/01/200409/30/2003 09/30/2004 02/28/2005 $1,949,860 $3,431,602 $1,462,700 $3,594,172 $6,328,829 $2,698,836 $2,979,871 $5,244,760 $2,235,697 $3,136,108 $5,522,410 $2,355,010 $3,227,950 $5,681,955 $2,422,263 $2,724,301 $4,795,783 $2,044,614 $2,516,590 $4,427,783 $1,886,876 $3,511,241 $6,179,693 $2,634,121 $2,933,624 $5,163,940 $2,201,453 $4,764,738 $8,387,779 $3,576,035 108th Congress Approved Source: Data taken from committee funding resolutions introduced in the Senate for the 108th Congress (2003-2004). Note: Renamed committees are listed according to their names in the 109th Congress. Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry Armed Services Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs Budget Commerce, Science and Transportation Energy and Natural Resources Environment and Public Works Finance Foreign Relations Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Judiciary Rules and Administration Small Business and Entrepreneurship Veterans Affairs Special Committee on Aging Select Committee Indian Affairs Select Committee on Intelligence Reserve Fund Totals Committee 108th Congress Request Table 2. Senate Committee Funding, Committee Requests and Funding Approved by the Senate, 108th Congress, Actual Dollars CRS-4 10/01/200109/30/2002 $3,181,922 $5,859,150 $4,862,013 $5,112,126 $5,265,771 $4,443,495 $4,108,958 $5,729,572 $4,427,295 $6,910,215 Totals $7,507,831 $3,212,052 $14,950,488 $4,230,605 $7,507,831 $3,212,052 $14,950,488 $2,099,802 $898,454 $4,181,297 $1,183,041 $2,099,802 $898,454 $4,181,297 $1,985,266 $848,624 $3,953,863 $1,119,973 $1,985,266 $848,624 $3,953,863 $1,814,368 $776,028 $3,613,148 $1,022,752 $1,814,368 $776,028 $3,613,148 $2,199,621 $940,522 $4,380,565 $1,240,422 $2,199,621 $940,522 $4,380,565 $1,718,989 $734,239 $3,423,982 $970,754 $1,718,989 $734,239 $3,423,982 $3,298,074 $1,410,164 $6,568,171 $1,859,933 $3,298,074 $1,410,164 $6,568,171 $2,000,000 $3,700,000 $1,600,000 $7,300,000 $44,140,402 $78,295,919 $33,485,138 $155,921,459 $46,140,402 $81,995,919 $35,085,138 $163,221,459 $4,230,605 $1,183,041 $1,119,973 $1,022,752 $1,240,422 $970,754 $1,859,933 $6,336,830 $11,667,484 $9,682,615 $10,179,861 $10,486,514 $8,848,874 $8,183,420 $11,410,443 $8,816,468 $13,761,217 $15,476,219 Totals 03/01/200109/30/2001 $1,794,378 $3,301,692 $2,741,526 $2,880,615 $2,968,783 $2,504,922 $2,318,050 $3,230,940 $2,495,457 $3,895,623 $4,380,936 $7,771,451 $3,323,832 $15,476,219 $4,380,936 $7,771,451 $3,323,832 10/01/200202/28/2003 $1,360,530 $2,506,642 $2,079,076 $2,187,120 $2,251,960 $1,900,457 $1,756,412 $2,449,931 $1,893,716 $2,955,379 $6,336,830 $11,667,484 $9,682,615 $10,179,861 $10,486,514 $8,848,874 $8,183,420 $11,410,443 $8,816,468 $13,761,217 10/01/200109/30/2002 $3,181,922 $5,859,150 $4,862,013 $5,112,126 $5,265,771 $4,443,495 $4,108,958 $5,729,572 $4,427,295 $6,910,215 10/01/200202/28/2003 $1,360,530 $2,506,642 $2,079,076 $2,187,120 $2,251,960 $1,900,457 $1,756,412 $2,449,931 $1,893,716 $2,955,379 03/01/200109/30/2001 $1,794,378 $3,301,692 $2,741,526 $2,880,615 $2,968,783 $2,504,922 $2,318,050 $3,230,940 $2,495,457 $3,895,623 107th Congress Approved Source: Data taken from committee funding resolutions introduced in the Senate for the 107th Congress (2001-2002). Note: Renamed committees are listed according to their names in the 109th Congress. Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry Armed Services Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs Budget Commerce, Science and Transportation Energy and Natural Resources Environment and Public Works Finance Foreign Relations Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Judiciary Rules and Administration Small Business and Entrepreneurship Veterans Affairs Special Committee on Aging Select Committee Indian Affairs Select Committee on Intelligence Reserve Fund Totals Committee 107th Congress Request 100.00% 100.00% 100.00% 100.00% 100.00% 100.00% 100.00% 100.00% 100.00% 100.00% % of Request $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 100.00% 100.00% 100.00% 100.00% 100.00% 100.00% 100.00% $0 100.00% $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 Difference Table 3. Senate Committee Funding, Committee Requests and Funding Approved by the Senate, 107th Congress, Actual Dollars CRS-5 $52,933,922 $22,534,293 10/01/199910/01/200009/30/2000 02/28/2001 $2,118,150 $903,523 $3,796,030 $1,568,418 $3,160,739 $1,348,349 $3,449,315 $1,472,442 $3,823,318 $1,631,426 $2,924,935 $1,248,068 $2,688,097 $1,146,192 $3,762,517 $1,604,978 $3,158,449 $1,347,981 $4,560,792 $1,946,026 $5,026,582 $2,144,819 $4,845,263 $2,068,258 $1,647,719 $703,526 $1,330,794 $567,472 $1,246,174 $531,794 $1,459,827 $622,709 $1,260,534 $537,123 $2,674,687 $1,141,189 $75,468,215 $3,021,673 $5,364,448 $4,509,088 $4,921,757 $5,454,744 $4,173,003 $3,834,289 $5,367,495 $4,506,430 $6,506,818 $7,171,401 $6,913,521 $2,351,245 $1,898,266 $1,777,968 $2,082,536 $1,797,657 $3,815,876 Totals 10/01/199910/01/200009/30/2000 02/28/2001 $2,118,150 $903,523 $3,796,030 $1,568,418 $3,160,739 $1,348,349 $3,449,315 $1,472,442 $3,823,318 $1,631,426 $2,924,935 $1,248,068 $2,688,097 $1,146,192 $3,762,517 $1,604,978 $3,158,449 $1,347,981 $4,560,792 $1,946,026 $5,026,582 $2,144,819 $4,845,263 $2,068,258 $1,647,719 $703,526 $1,330,794 $567,472 $1,246,174 $531,794 $1,459,827 $622,709 $1,260,534 $537,123 $2,674,687 $1,141,189 $3,700,000 $1,600,000 $56,633,922 $24,134,293 $75,468,215 $3,021,673 $5,364,448 $4,509,088 $4,921,757 $5,454,744 $4,173,003 $3,834,289 $5,367,495 $4,506,430 $6,506,818 $7,171,401 $6,913,521 $2,351,245 $1,898,266 $1,777,968 $2,082,536 $1,797,657 $3,815,876 Totals 106th Congress Approved Source: Data taken from committee funding resolutions introduced in the Senate for the 106th Congress (1999-2000). Note: Renamed committees are listed according to their names in the 109th Congress. Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry Armed Services Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs Budget Commerce, Science and Transportation Energy and Natural Resources Environment and Public Works Finance Foreign Relations Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Judiciary Rules and Administration Small Business and Entrepreneurship Veterans Affairs Special Committee on Aging Select Committee Indian Affairs Select Committee on Intelligence Reserve Fund Totals Committee 106th Congress Request $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 Difference Table 4. Senate Committee Funding, Committee Requests and Funding Approved by the Senate, 106th Congress, Actual Dollars CRS-6 100.00% 100.00% 100.00% 100.00% 100.00% 100.00% 100.00% 100.00% 100.00% 100.00% 100.00% 100.00% 100.00% 100.00% 100.00% 100.00% 100.00% 100.00% % of Request $47,962,090 $47,533,633 030/1/1997- 03/01/199809/30/1998 02/28/1999 $1,747,544 $1,792,747 $2,704,397 $2,776,389 $2,853,725 $2,928,278 $3,105,190 $3,188,897 $3,448,034 $3,539,226 $2,637,966 $2,707,696 $2,431,871 $2,494,014 $3,329,727 $3,416,328 $2,710,573 $2,782,749 $4,113,888 $4,223,533 $4,533,600 $4,653,386 $4,362,646 $4,480,028 $1,339,106 $1,375,472 $1,084,471 $1,112,732 $2,776,450 $1,153,263 $1,133,674 $1,162,865 $1,143,046 $1,171,994 $2,506,182 $2,574,036 $95,495,723 $3,540,291 $5,480,786 $5,782,003 $6,294,087 $6,987,260 $5,345,662 $4,925,885 $6,746,055 $5,493,322 $8,337,421 $9,186,986 $8,842,674 $2,714,578 $2,197,203 $3,929,713 $2,296,539 $2,315,040 $5,080,218 Totals $46,640,981 $46,821,727 03/01/1997- 03/01/199809/30/1998 02/28/1999 $1,747,544 $1,792,747 $2,704,397 $2,776,389 $2,853,725 $2,928,278 $3,105,190 $3,188,897 $3,448,034 $3,539,226 $2,637,966 $2,707,696 $2,431,871 $2,494,014 $3,028,328 $3,106,591 $2,710,573 $2,782,749 $4,113,888 $4,223,533 $4,533,600 $4,653,386 $4,362,646 $4,480,028 $1,789,109 $1,375,472 $1,084,471 $1,112,732 $1,698,430 $1,153,623 $1,133,674 $1,162,865 $1,143,046 $1,171,994 $2,114,489 $2,171,507 $93,462,708 $3,540,291 $5,480,786 $5,782,003 $6,294,087 $6,987,260 $5,345,662 $4,925,885 $6,134,919 $5,493,322 $8,337,421 $9,186,986 $8,842,674 $3,164,581 $2,197,203 $2,852,053 $2,296,539 $2,315,040 $4,285,996 Totals 105th Congress Approved Source: Data taken from committee funding resolutions introduced in the Senate for the 105th Congress (1997-1998). Note: Renamed committees are listed according to their names in the 109th Congress. Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry Armed Services Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs Budget Commerce, Science and Transportation Energy and Natural Resources Environment and Public Works Finance Foreign Relations Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Judiciary Rules and Administration Small Business and Entrepreneurship Veterans Affairs Special Committee on Aging Select Committee Indian Affairs Select Committee on Intelligence Reserve Fund Totals Committee 105th Congress Request -$2,033,015 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 -$611,136 $0 $0 $0 $0 $450,003 $0 -$1,077,660 $0 $0 -$794,222 Difference Table 5. Senate Committee Funding, Committee Requests and Funding Approved by the Senate, 105th Congress, Actual Dollars CRS-7 100.00% 100.00% 100.00% 100.00% 100.00% 100.00% 100.00% 90.94% 100.00% 100.00% 100.00% 100.00% 116.58% 100.00% 72.58% 100.00% 100.00% 84.37% % of Request 03/01/199503/01/199602/28/1996 02/28/1997 $1,708,179 $1,746,459 $2,948,079 $3,015,532 $3,738,802 $2,851,936 $3,032,295 $3,101,181 $3,369,312 $3,445,845 $2,678,348 $2,739,487 $2,351,491 $2,404,115 $3,248,413 $3,333,157 $2,719,280 $2,782,054 $4,018,405 $4,111,256 $4,515,333 $4,618,593 $4,343,438 $4,444,627 $1,309,439 $1,340,234 $1,000,980 $1,023,582 $1,036,481 $1,060,341 $1,046,685 $1,070,031 $1,056,916 $1,079,534 $2,228,666 $2,280,704 $46,350,542 $46,448,668 $3,454,638 $5,963,611 $6,590,738 $6,133,476 $6,815,157 $5,417,835 $4,755,606 $6,581,570 $5,501,334 $8,129,661 $9,133,926 $8,788,065 $2,649,673 $2,024,562 $2,096,822 $2,116,716 $2,136,450 $4,509,370 $92,799,210 Totals 03/01/199503/01/199602/28/1996 02/28/1997 $1,708,179 $1,746,459 $2,641,704 $2,702,669 $2,788,802 $2,851,936 $3,032,295 $3,103,181 $3,369,312 $3,445,845 $2,579,566 $2,636,292 $2,376,346 $2,430,379 $2,960,173 $3,026,449 $2,647,720 $2,708,841 $4,018,405 $4,111,256 $4,429,312 $4,530,725 $4,260,450 $4,359,828 $1,309,439 $1,340,234 $1,059,861 $1,083,793 $1,097,451 $1,122,714 $1,108,255 $1,132,974 $1,119,088 $1,143,036 $2,064,860 $2,113,120 $44,571,218 $45,589,731 $3,454,638 $5,344,373 $5,640,738 $6,135,476 $6,815,157 $5,215,858 $4,806,725 $5,986,622 $5,356,561 $8,129,661 $8,960,037 $8,620,278 $2,649,673 $2,143,654 $2,220,165 $2,241,229 $2,262,124 $4,177,980 $90,160,949 Totals 104th Congress Approved Source: Data taken from committee funding resolutions introduced in the Senate for the 104th Congress (1995-1996). Note: Renamed committees are listed according to their names in the 109th Congress. Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry Armed Services Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs Budget Commerce, Science and Transportation Energy and Natural Resources Environment and Public Works Finance Foreign Relations Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Judiciary Rules and Administration Small Business and Entrepreneurship Veterans Affairs Special Committee on Aging Select Committee Indian Affairs Select Committee on Intelligence Totals Committee 104th Congress Request $0 -$619,238 -$950,000 $2,000 $0 -$201,977 $51,119 -$594,948 -$144,773 $0 -$173,889 -$167,787 $0 $119,092 $123,343 $124,513 $125,674 -$331,390 -$2,638,261 Difference Table 6. Senate Committee Funding, Committee Requests and Funding Approved by the Senate, 104th Congress, Actual Dollars CRS-8 $1 $1 $1 $1 $1 $1 $1 90.96% 97.37% 100.00% 98.10% 98.09% 100.00% 105.88% 105.88% 105.88% 105.88% 92.65% % of Request $8,405,540 $2,351,636 $2,217,232 $2,029,764 $2,458,639 $1,915,654 $3,862,102 $4,773,436 $1,335,328 $1,260,188 $1,152,984 $1,397,009 $1,089,591 $2,194,407 10/01/200402/28/2005 $1,515,961 $2,797,109 $2,317,106 $2,440,763 $2,510,465 $2,119,065 $1,955,583 $2,730,037 $1,955,583 $3,706,249 Difference % of Request $3,677,765 $16,856,740 $0 $1,002,933 $4,689,897 $0 $944,865 $4,422,284 $0 $865,391 $4,048,139 $0 $1,047,985 $4,903,633 $0 $815,836 $3,821,082 $0 $1,646,240 $7,702,748 $0 $2,591,033 $12,436,957 $39,935,063 $186,801,872 -$1,521,214 106.21% 100.00% 100.00% 100.00% 100.00% 100.00% 100.00% 100.00% $0 100.00% $7,093,379 $0 100.00% $13,081,436 $0 100.00% $10,841,220 $0 100.00% $11,414,564 $0 100.00% $11,744,807 $0 100.00% $9,912,978 $0 100.00% $9,152,822 $0 100.00% $12,773,848 $0 100.00% $9,152,822 -$1,521,214 85.75% $17,337,689 $0 100.00% Totals $7,729,044 $3,295,096 $15,414,828 10/01/200309/30/2004 $3,556,557 $6,559,281 $5,435,738 $5,723,498 $5,888,852 $4,970,412 $4,589,012 $6,404,714 $4,589,012 $8,693,204 $3,677,765 $16,856,740 $4,773,436 $8,405,540 $1,002,933 $4,689,897 $1,335,328 $2,351,636 $944,865 $4,422,284 $1,260,188 $2,217,232 $865,391 $4,048,139 $1,152,984 $2,029,764 $1,047,985 $4,903,633 $1,397,009 $2,458,639 $815,836 $3,821,082 $1,089,591 $1,915,654 $1,646,240 $7,702,748 $2,194,407 $3,862,102 $3,627,446 $6,218,478 $50,073,214 $88,142,853 $37,670,062 $175,886,130 $53,268,440 $93,598,369 $7,729,044 $3,295,096 $15,414,828 $4,390,688 $7,093,379 $13,081,436 $10,841,220 $11,414,564 $11,744,807 $9,912,978 $9,152,822 $12,773,848 $10,674,036 $17,337,689 Totals 03/01/200309/30/2003 $2,020,860 $3,725,047 $3,088,377 $3,250,303 $3,345,489 $2,823,501 $2,608,227 $3,639,096 $2,608,227 $4,938,237 $4,390,688 03/01/2003- 10/01/2003- 10/01/200409/30/2003 09/30/2004 02/28/2005 $2,020,860 $3,556,557 $1,515,961 $3,725,047 $6,559,281 $2,797,109 $3,088,377 $5,435,738 $2,317,106 $3,250,303 $5,723,498 $2,440,763 $3,345,489 $5,888,852 $2,510,465 $2,823,501 $4,970,412 $2,119,065 $2,608,227 $4,589,012 $1,955,583 $3,639,096 $6,404,714 $2,730,037 $3,040,446 $5,351,975 $2,281,615 $4,938,237 $8,693,204 $3,706,249 108th Congress Approved Source: Based on U.S. Department Of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics, Consumer Price Index, Feb. 23, 2005, available at [ftp://ftp.bls.gov/pub/special.requests/cpi/cpiai.txt]. Note: January 2005 dollars. Renamed committees are listed according to their names in the 109th Congress. Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry Armed Services Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs Budget Commerce, Science and Transportation Energy and Natural Resources Environment and Public Works Finance Foreign Relations Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Judiciary Rules and Administration Small Business and Entrepreneurship Veterans Affairs Special Committee on Aging Select Committee Indian Affairs Select Committee on Intelligence Reserve Fund Totals Committee 108th Congress Request Table 7. Senate Committee Funding, Committee Requests and Funding Approved by the Senate, 108th Congress, Constant Dollars CRS-9 $17,113,194 $4,786,154 $4,525,820 $4,135,818 $5,014,248 $3,919,288 $7,518,309 $17,714,976 $7,253,502 $13,355,277 $11,083,281 $11,652,458 $12,003,471 $10,128,933 $9,367,216 $13,061,053 $10,091,839 $15,751,885 Totals $5,014,673 $8,895,652 $3,804,650 03/01/2001- 10/01/2001- 10/01/200209/30/2001 09/30/2002 02/28/2003 $2,053,949 $3,642,212 $1,557,341 $3,779,308 $6,706,722 $2,869,247 $3,138,109 $5,565,341 $2,379,831 $3,297,319 $5,851,635 $2,503,504 $3,398,241 $6,027,506 $2,577,724 $2,867,279 $5,086,281 $2,175,373 $2,653,374 $4,703,351 $2,010,491 $3,698,321 $6,558,400 $2,804,333 $2,856,444 $5,067,738 $2,167,657 $4,459,155 $7,909,832 $3,382,898 $17,714,976 $7,253,502 $13,355,277 $11,083,281 $11,652,458 $12,003,471 $10,128,933 $9,367,216 $13,061,053 $10,091,839 $15,751,885 Totals $4,842,595 $8,593,898 $3,676,701 $17,113,194 $1,354,177 $2,403,555 $1,028,422 $4,786,154 $1,281,986 $2,272,450 $971,384 $4,525,820 $1,170,701 $2,076,831 $888,287 $4,135,818 $1,419,859 $2,517,813 $1,076,576 $5,014,248 $1,111,181 $1,967,654 $840,452 $3,919,288 $2,128,987 $3,775,166 $1,614,155 $7,518,309 $2,289,316 $4,235,234 $1,831,453 $8,356,002 $50,525,658 $89,622,039 $38,329,027 $178,476,724 $52,814,974 $93,857,273 $40,160,479 $186,832,726 $8,593,898 $3,676,701 $2,403,555 $1,028,422 $2,272,450 $971,384 $2,076,831 $888,287 $2,517,813 $1,076,576 $1,967,654 $840,452 $3,775,166 $1,614,155 $4,842,595 $1,354,177 $1,281,986 $1,170,701 $1,419,859 $1,111,181 $2,128,987 $3,804,650 $8,895,652 10/01/2001- 10/01/200209/30/2002 02/28/2003 $3,642,212 $1,557,341 $6,706,722 $2,869,247 $5,565,341 $2,379,831 $5,851,635 $2,503,504 $6,027,506 $2,577,724 $5,086,281 $2,175,373 $4,703,351 $2,010,491 $6,558,400 $2,804,333 $5,067,738 $2,167,657 $7,909,832 $3,382,898 $5,014,673 03/01/200109/30/2001 $2,053,949 $3,779,308 $3,138,109 $3,297,319 $3,398,241 $2,867,279 $2,653,374 $3,698,321 $2,856,444 $4,459,155 107th Congress Approved 100.00% 100.00% 100.00% 100.00% 100.00% 100.00% 100.00% 100.00% 100.00% 100.00% % of Request $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 100.00% 100.00% 100.00% 100.00% 100.00% 100.00% 100.00% $0 100.00% $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 Difference Source: Based on U.S. Department Of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics, Consumer Price Index, Feb. 23, 2005, available at [ftp://ftp.bls.gov/pub/special.requests/cpi/cpiai.txt]. Note: January 2005 dollars. Renamed committees are listed according to their names in the 109th Congress. Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry Armed Services Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs Budget Commerce, Science and Transportation Energy and Natural Resources Environment and Public Works Finance Foreign Relations Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Judiciary Rules and Administration Small Business and Entrepreneurship Veterans Affairs Special Committee on Aging Select Committee Indian Affairs Select Committee on Intelligence Reserve Fund Totals Committee 107th Congress Request Table 8. Senate Committee Funding, Committee Requests and Funding Approved by the Senate, 107th Congress, Constant Dollars CRS-10 $60,591,230 $25,794,056 10/01/199910/01/200009/30/2000 02/28/2001 $2,424,557 $1,034,225 $4,345,156 $1,795,302 $3,617,965 $1,543,398 $3,948,286 $1,685,442 $4,376,391 $1,867,425 $3,348,050 $1,428,611 $3,076,951 $1,311,998 $4,306,795 $1,837,151 $3,615,343 $1,542,977 $5,220,546 $2,227,534 $5,753,717 $2,455,084 $5,546,168 $2,367,448 $1,886,075 $805,297 $1,523,304 $649,561 $1,426,443 $608,722 $1,671,002 $712,789 $1,442,880 $614,822 $3,061,602 $1,306,271 $86,385,286 $3,458,782 $6,140,458 $5,161,363 $5,633,728 $6,243,816 $4,776,661 $4,388,949 $6,143,945 $5,158,321 $7,448,080 $8,208,801 $7,913,616 $2,691,371 $2,172,865 $2,035,165 $2,383,791 $2,057,702 $4,367,872 Totals 10/01/199910/01/200009/30/2000 02/28/2001 $2,424,557 $1,034,225 $4,345,156 $1,795,302 $3,617,965 $1,543,398 $3,948,286 $1,685,442 $4,376,391 $1,867,425 $3,348,050 $1,428,611 $3,076,951 $1,311,998 $4,306,795 $1,837,151 $3,615,343 $1,542,977 $5,220,546 $2,227,534 $5,753,717 $2,455,084 $5,546,168 $2,367,448 $1,886,075 $805,297 $1,523,304 $649,561 $1,426,443 $608,722 $1,671,002 $712,789 $1,442,880 $614,822 $3,061,602 $1,306,271 $4,235,234 $1,831,453 $64,826,464 $27,625,508 $86,385,286 $3,458,782 $6,140,458 $5,161,363 $5,633,728 $6,243,816 $4,776,661 $4,388,949 $6,143,945 $5,158,321 $7,448,080 $8,208,801 $7,913,616 $2,691,371 $2,172,865 $2,035,165 $2,383,791 $2,057,702 $4,367,872 Totals 106th Congress Approved $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 Difference 100.00% 100.00% 100.00% 100.00% 100.00% 100.00% 100.00% 100.00% 100.00% 100.00% 100.00% 100.00% 100.00% 100.00% 100.00% 100.00% 100.00% 100.00% 100.00% % of Request Source: Based on U.S. Department Of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics, Consumer Price Index, Feb. 23, 2005, available at [ftp://ftp.bls.gov/pub/special.requests/cpi/cpiai.txt]. Note: January 2005 dollars. Renamed committees are listed according to their names in the 109th Congress. Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry Armed Services Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs Budget Commerce, Science and Transportation Energy and Natural Resources Environment and Public Works Finance Foreign Relations Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Judiciary Rules and Administration Small Business and Entrepreneurship Veterans Affairs Special Committee on Aging Select Committee Indian Affairs Select Committee on Intelligence Reserve Fund Totals Committee 106th Congress Request Table 9. Senate Committee Funding, Committee Requests and Funding Approved by the Senate, 106th Congress, Constant Dollars CRS-11 03/01/199802/28/1999 $2,130,074 $3,298,800 $3,479,269 $3,788,926 $4,205,174 $3,217,181 $2,963,293 $4,059,151 $3,306,357 $5,018,241 $5,528,976 $5,322,999 $1,634,284 $1,322,106 $1,370,263 $1,381,672 $1,392,519 $3,058,372 $56,477,656 03/01/199709/30/1998 $2,076,365 $3,213,262 $3,390,688 $3,689,469 $4,096,823 $3,134,331 $2,889,457 $3,956,255 $3,220,600 $4,887,965 $5,386,651 $5,183,530 $1,591,075 $1,288,527 $3,298,872 $1,346,988 $1,358,124 $2,977,750 $56,986,732 $113,464,389 $4,206,439 $6,512,062 $6,869,956 $7,478,395 $8,301,997 $6,351,512 $5,852,749 $8,015,406 $6,526,956 $9,906,207 $10,915,628 $10,506,529 $3,225,358 $2,610,633 $4,669,136 $2,728,660 $2,750,643 $6,036,122 Totals $55,417,041 $55,631,797 03/01/199703/01/199809/30/1998 02/28/1999 $2,076,365 $2,130,074 $3,213,262 $3,298,800 $3,390,688 $3,479,269 $3,689,469 $3,788,926 $4,096,823 $4,205,174 $3,134,331 $3,217,181 $2,889,457 $2,963,293 $3,598,144 $3,691,133 $3,220,600 $3,306,357 $4,887,965 $5,018,241 $5,386,651 $5,528,976 $5,183,530 $5,322,999 $2,125,751 $1,634,284 $1,288,527 $1,322,106 $2,018,010 $1,370,691 $1,346,988 $1,381,672 $1,358,124 $1,392,519 $2,512,355 $2,580,102 $111,048,837 $4,206,439 $6,512,062 $6,869,956 $7,478,395 $8,301,997 $6,351,512 $5,852,749 $7,289,278 $6,526,956 $9,906,207 $10,915,628 $10,506,529 $3,760,035 $2,610,633 $3,388,701 $2,728,660 $2,750,643 $5,092,458 Totals 105th Congress Approved -$2,415,551 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 -$726,129 $0 $0 $0 $0 $534,676 $0 -$1,280,435 $0 $0 -$943,664 Difference 97.87% 100.00% 100.00% 100.00% 100.00% 100.00% 100.00% 100.00% 90.94% 100.00% 100.00% 100.00% 100.00% 116.58% 100.00% 72.58% 100.00% 100.00% 84.37% % of Request Source: Based on U.S. Department Of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics, Consumer Price Index, Feb. 23, 2005, available at [ftp://ftp.bls.gov/pub/special.requests/cpi/cpiai.txt]. Note: January 2005 dollars. Renamed committees are listed according to their names in the 109th Congress. Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry Armed Services Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs Budget Commerce, Science and Transportation Energy and Natural Resources Environment and Public Works Finance Foreign Relations Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Judiciary Rules and Administration Small Business and Entrepreneurship Veterans Affairs Special Committee on Aging Select Committee Indian Affairs Select Committee on Intelligence Reserve Fund Totals Committee 105th Congress Request Table 10. Senate Committee Funding, Committee Requests and Funding Approved by the Senate, 105th Congress, Constant Dollars CRS-12 $57,999,005 $58,121,791 03/01/199503/01/199602/28/1996 02/28/1997 $2,137,465 $2,185,366 $3,688,968 $3,773,372 $4,678,409 $3,568,663 $3,794,348 $3,880,546 $4,216,062 $4,311,828 $3,351,450 $3,427,954 $2,942,450 $3,008,299 $4,064,779 $4,170,820 $3,402,669 $3,481,218 $5,028,280 $5,144,465 $5,650,092 $5,779,302 $5,434,998 $5,561,617 $1,638,517 $1,677,051 $1,252,539 $1,280,821 $1,296,961 $1,326,818 $1,309,730 $1,338,943 $1,322,532 $1,350,834 $2,788,757 $2,853,873 $116,120,796 $4,322,831 $7,462,340 $8,247,072 $7,674,894 $8,527,890 $6,779,404 $5,950,748 $8,235,600 $6,883,887 $10,172,745 $11,429,394 $10,996,614 $3,315,569 $2,533,359 $2,623,779 $2,648,673 $2,673,366 $5,642,630 Totals $55,772,515 $57,046,993 03/01/199503/01/199602/28/1996 02/28/1997 $2,137,465 $2,185,366 $3,305,597 $3,381,883 $3,489,662 $3,568,663 $3,794,348 $3,883,049 $4,216,062 $4,311,828 $3,227,843 $3,298,825 $2,973,551 $3,041,163 $3,704,101 $3,787,033 $3,313,125 $3,389,606 $5,028,280 $5,144,465 $5,542,453 $5,669,352 $5,331,154 $5,455,507 $1,638,517 $1,677,051 $1,326,217 $1,356,164 $1,373,254 $1,404,866 $1,386,773 $1,417,704 $1,400,329 $1,430,295 $2,583,785 $2,644,173 $112,819,508 $4,322,831 $6,687,480 $7,058,325 $7,677,397 $8,527,890 $6,526,667 $6,014,714 $7,491,134 $6,702,731 $10,172,745 $11,211,805 $10,786,660 $3,315,569 $2,682,381 $2,778,120 $2,804,477 $2,830,624 $5,227,958 Totals 104th Congress Approved -$3,294,364 $0 -$773,235 -$1,186,253 $2,497 $0 -$252,206 $63,832 -$742,904 -$180,776 $0 -$217,133 -$209,514 $0 $148,709 $154,017 $155,478 $156,928 -$413,803 Difference 97.16% 100.00% 89.62% 85.59% 100.03% 100.00% 96.27% 101.07% 90.96% 97.37% 100.00% 98.10% 98.09% 100.00% 105.88% 105.88% 105.88% 105.88% 92.65% % of Request Source: Based on U.S. Department Of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics, Consumer Price Index, Feb. 23, 2005, available at [ftp://ftp.bls.gov/pub/special.requests/cpi/cpiai.txt]. Note: January 2005 dollars. Renamed committees are listed according to their names in the 109th Congress Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry Armed Services Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs Budget Commerce, Science and Transportation Energy and Natural Resources Environment and Public Works Finance Foreign Relations Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Judiciary Rules and Administration Small Business and Entrepreneurship Veterans Affairs Special Committee on Aging Select Committee Indian Affairs Select Committee on Intelligence Reserve Fund Totals Committee 104th Congress Request Table 11. Senate Committee Funding, Committee Requests and Funding Approved by the Senate, 104th Congress, Constant Dollars CRS-13