House Committee Funding Requests and Authorizations, 104th-115th Congresses

Pursuant to House Rule X, clause 6, the Committee on House Administration reports an omnibus, biennial “primary expense resolution” to cover the expenses of each standing and select committee, except the Appropriations Committee. The resolution is based, in part, on committee requests for funds to cover their necessary expenses for the two years of a Congress.

This report provides committee funding requests and authorizations as adopted pursuant to primary expense authorizations for House committees in the 104th through 115th Congresses. For further information on the committee funding process, see CRS Report R42778, House Committee Funding: Description of Process and Analysis of Disbursements, by Matthew Glassman.

House Committee Funding Requests and Authorizations, 104th-115th Congresses

March 31, 2017 (RL32794)
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Pursuant to House Rule X, clause 6, the Committee on House Administration reports an omnibus, biennial "primary expense resolution" to cover the expenses of each standing and select committee, except the Appropriations Committee. The resolution is based, in part, on committee requests for funds to cover their necessary expenses for the two years of a Congress.

This report provides committee funding requests and authorizations as adopted pursuant to primary expense authorizations for House committees in the 104th through 115th Congresses. For further information on the committee funding process, see CRS Report R42778, House Committee Funding: Description of Process and Analysis of Disbursements, by Matthew Glassman.


House Committee Funding Requests and Authorizations, 104th-115th Congresses

House Committee Funding Process

Pursuant to House Rule X, clause 6, the Committee on House Administration (CHA) reports an omnibus, biennial "primary expense resolution" to cover the expenses of each standing and select committee, except the Appropriations Committee.1 The resolution is based in part on committee requests for funds to cover their necessary expenses for the two years of a Congress. The budgetary requests include estimated salary needs for staff, costs of consulting services, printing costs, office equipment and supply costs, and travel costs for committee members and staff. Some costs, such as pension and insurance contributions for committee employees, are paid from other appropriated funds, and are excluded from committee budgets.

Some committees discuss and approve their proposed budgets at committee organization meetings. Committee chairs normally introduce House resolutions to provide their committees with the requisite funds for the two years of the Congress. These individual resolutions are then referred to the Committee on House Administration, which holds public hearings on each committee's request. The chair and the ranking minority member from each committee typically testify at these hearings.2

The chair of CHA then typically introduces an omnibus funding resolution, which, after its referral to the CHA, typically serves as the legislative vehicle for a full committee markup. The measure is then considered by the House.

Table 1 provides the requested and authorized levels of funding for committees for the 115th Congress. Table 2 through Table 12 provide committee funding requests and primary expense resolution authorizations in nominal dollars for House committees in the 104th-114th Congresses. Table 13 through Table 23 provide the authorization levels, calculated in constant (January 2017) dollars, for the 104th through 114th Congresses. All tables calculate the absolute and percentage differences between the total requested and the total authorized funding levels.

Table 1. House Committee Funding: Requests and Amounts Authorized by the House, 115th Congress

 

Request

Authorization

 

 

Committee

Total

1st Session 

2nd Session

Total

1st Session 

2nd Session

Difference

% Difference

Agriculture

$11,437,516

$5,699,668

$5,737,849

$11,437,517

$5,699,668

$5,737,849

$1

0.00%

Armed Services

$17,355,837

$8,475,630

$8,880,207

$16,188,340

$8,094,170

$8,094,170

-$1,167,497

-6.73%

Budget

$10,380,424

$5,190,212

$5,190,212

$10,380,424

$5,190,212

$5,190,212

$0

0.00%

Education and Workforce

$14,454,212

$7,146,429

$7,307,783

$14,454,212

$7,146,429

$7,307,783

$0

0.00%

Energy and Commerce

$20,531,442

$10,265,721

$10,265,721

$20,531,442

$10,265,721

$10,265,721

$0

0.00%

Ethics

$6,201,326

$3,100,663

$3,100,663

$6,681,326

$3,340,663

$3,340,663

$480,000

7.74%

Financial Services

$16,580,450

$8,290,225

$8,290,225

$16,580,450

$8,290,225

$8,290,225

$0

0.00%

Foreign Affairs

$15,968,664

$7,984,332

$7,984,332

$15,673,986

$7,836,993

$7,836,993

-$294,678

-1.85%

Homeland Security

$15,007,846

$7,503,923

$7,503,923

$15,007,846

$7,503,923

$7,503,923

$0

0.00%

House Administration

$10,343,130

$5,021,565

$5,321,565

$10,343,130

$5,021,565

$5,321,565

$0

0.00%

Judiciary

$16,382,000

$8,053,500

$8,328,500

$15,350,572

$7,625,286

$7,725,286

-$1,031,428

-6.30%

Natural Resources

$13,758,344

$6,879,172

$6,879,172

$13,758,344

$6,879,172

$6,879,172

$0

0.00%

Oversight and Government Reform

$18,595,472

$9,297,736

$9,297,736

$18,259,682

$9,129,841

$9,129,841

-$335,790

-1.81%

Rules

$6,260,562

$3,130,281

$3,130,281

$6,460,562

$3,230,281

$3,230,281

$200,000

3.19%

Science, Space, and Technology

$10,969,956

$5,484,978

$5,484,978

$10,969,956

$5,484,978

$5,484,978

$0

0.00%

Small Business

$6,287,037

$3,037,400

$3,249,637

$6,287,037

$3,037,400

$3,249,637

$0

0.00%

Transportation and Infrastructure

$17,416,000

$8,655,500

$8,760,500

$17,416,000

$8,655,500

$8,760,500

$0

0.00%

Veterans' Affairs

$7,958,062

$3,979,031

$3,979,031

$7,958,062

$3,979,031

$3,979,031

$0

0.00%

Ways and Means

$17,908,692

$8,954,346

$8,986,346

$17,940,692

$8,954,346

$8,986,346

$0

0.00%

Permanent Select Intelligence

$12,100,000

$6,050,000

$6,050,000

$12,100,000

$6,050,000

$6,050,000

$0

0.00%

Reserve Fund

 

 

 

$2,500,000

$1,250,000

$1,250,000

N/A

N/A

Source: Data taken from individual committee funding resolutions introduced in the House for the 115th Congress (2017-2018); H.Res. 173.


Table 2. House Committee Funding: Requests and Amounts Authorized by the House, 114th Congress

 

Request

Authorization

 

 

Committee

Total

1st Session 

2nd Session

Total

1st Session 

2nd Session

Difference

% Difference

Agriculture

$10,173,096

$5,086,548

$5,086,548

$10,173,096

$5,086,548

$ 5,086,548

$0

0.00%

Armed Services

$15,869,093

$7,841,250

$8,027,843

$14,208,340

$7,104,170

$7,104,170

-$1,660,753

-10.47%

Budget

$10,380,424

$5,190,212

$5,190,212

$10,380,424

$5,190,212

$5,190,212

$0

0.00%

Education and Workforce

$14,044,580

$7,022,290

$7,022,290

$14,044,580

$7,022,290

$7,022,290

$0

0.00%

Energy and Commerce

$19,531,442

$9,765,721

$9,765,721

$20,331,442

$9,765,721

$10,565,721

$800,000

4.10%

Ethics

$6,101,326

$3,050,663

$3,050,663

$6,201,326

$3,100,663

$3,100,663

$100,000

1.64%

Financial Services

$15,190,467

$7,583,426

$7,607,041

$15,086,852

$7,543,426

$7,543,426

-$103,615

-0.68%

Foreign Affairs

$15,223,986

$7,611,993

$7,611,993

$14,923,986

$7,461,993

$7,461,993

-$300,000

-1.97%

Homeland Security

$14,755,400

$7,223,000

$7,532,400

$14,407,846

$7,203,923

$7,203,923

-$347,554

-2.36%

House Administration

$9,293,130

$4,646,565

$4,646,565

$9,293,130

$4,646,565

$4,646,565

$0

0.00%

Judiciary

$15,580,600

$7,768,700

$7,811,900

$14,395,572

$7,197,786

$7,197,786

-$1,185,028

-7.61%

Natural Resources

$13,573,844

$6,786,922

$6,786,922

$13,422,774

$6,711,387

$6,711,387

-$151,070

-1.11%

Oversight and Government Reform

$18,059,682

$9,029,841

$9,029,841

$18,059,682

$9,029,841

$9,029,841

$0

0.00%

Rules

$5,771,964

$2,885,982

$2,885,982

$5,846,964

$2,960,982

$2,885,982

$75,000

1.30%

Science, Space, and Technology

$10,793,150

$5,335,800

$5,457,350

$10,671,164

$5,335,582

$5,335,582

-$121,986

-1.13%

Small Business

$6,300,544

$3,128,750

$3,171,794

$6,045,228

$3,022,614

$3,022,614

-$255,316

-4.05%

Transportation and Infrastructure

$16,721,800

$8,360,900

$8,360,900

$16,728,260

$8,364,130

$8,364,130

$6,460

0.04%

Veterans' Affairs

$7,505,092

$3,752,546

$3,752,546

$6,958,062

$3,479,031

$3,479,031

-$547,030

-7.29%

Ways and Means

$17,715,290

$8,857,645

$8,857,645

$17,515,290

$8,757,645

$8,757,645

-$200,000

-1.13%

Permanent Select Intelligence

$9,194,000

$4,597,000

$4,597,000

$9,197,310

$4,598,655

$4,598,655

$3,310

0.04%

Reserve Fund

 

 

 

$1,000,000

$500,000

$500,000

N/A

N/A

Source: Data taken from individual committee funding resolutions introduced in the House for the 114th Congress (2015-2016); H.Res. 132; H.Res. 933.

Table 3. House Committee Funding: Requests and Amounts Authorized by the House, 113th Congress

 

Request

Authorization

 

 

Committee

Total

1st Session 

2nd Session

Total

1st Session 

2nd Sessiona

Difference

% Difference

Agriculture

-

-

-

$10,122,735

$5,036,187

$5,086,548

N/A

N/A

Armed Services

-

-

-

$13,192,705

$6,563,535

$6,629,170

N/A

N/A

Budget

-

-

-

$10,329,036

$5,138,824

$5,190,212

N/A

N/A

Education and Workforce

-

-

-

$13,975,053

$6,952,763

$7,022,290

N/A

N/A

Energy and Commerce

-

-

-

$19,136,237

$9,520,516

$9,615,721

N/A

N/A

Ethics

-

-

-

$6,071,122

$3,020,459

$3,050,663

N/A

N/A

Financial Services

-

-

-

$14,862,908

$7,394,482

$7,468,426

N/A

N/A

Foreign Affairs

-

-

-

$14,850,105

$7,388,112

$7,461,993

N/A

N/A

Homeland Security

-

-

-

$14,137,511

$7,033,588

$7,103,923

N/A

N/A

House Administration

-

-

-

$9,247,125

$4,600,560

$4,646,565

N/A

N/A

Judiciary

-

-

-

$14,224,802

$7,077,016

$7,147,786

N/A

N/A

Natural Resources

-

-

-

$13,177,216

$6,555,829

$6,621,387

N/A

N/A

Oversight and Government Reform

-

-

-

$17,970,278

$8,940,437

$9,029,841

N/A

N/A

Rules

-

-

-

$5,743,390

$2,857,408

$2,885,982

N/A

N/A

Science, Space, and Technology

-

-

-

$10,618,337

$5,282,755

$5,335,582

N/A

N/A

Small Business

-

-

-

$6,015,302

$2,992,688

$3,022,614

N/A

N/A

Transportation and Infrastructure

-

-

-

$16,446,437

$8,182,307

$8,264,130

N/A

N/A

Veterans' Affairs

-

-

-

$6,127,577

$3,048,546

$3,079,031

N/A

N/A

Ways and Means

-

-

-

$16,931,056

$8,423,411

$8,507,645

N/A

N/A

Permanent Select Intelligence

-

-

-

$8,833,413

$4,389,758

$4,443,655

N/A

N/A

Source: H.Res. 115, 113th Congress; House Committee on House Administration, Committee Resolution 113-7.

Notes: No individual committee funding resolutions were introduced during the 113th Congress.

a. Second Session Authorizations reflect a 1% increase over the original authorization from H.Res. 115, pursuant to House Committee on House Administration, Committee Resolution 113-7.

Table 4. House Committee Funding: Requests and Amounts Authorized by the House, 112th Congress

 

Request

Authorization

 

 

Committee

Total

1st Session 

2nd Session

Total

1st Session 

2nd Session

Difference

% Difference

Agriculture

$12,235,047

$6,189,494

$6,045,553

$11,848,132

$6,189,494

$5,658,638

-$386,915

-3.16%

Armed Services

$15,050,528

$7,525,264

$7,525,264

$14,900,023

$7,525,264

$7,374,759

-$150,505

-1.00%

Budget

$12,066,370

$6,033,185

$6,033,185

$11,680,246

$6,033,185

$5,647,061

-$386,124

-3.20%

Education and Workforce

$16,692,508

$8,346,254

$8,346,254

$16,158,348

$8,346,254

$7,812,094

-$534,160

-3.20%

Energy and Commerce

$22,409,582

$10,980,940

$11,428,642

$21,678,149

$10,980,940

$10,697,209

-$731,433

-3.26%

Ethics

$5,868,311

$2,824,535

$3,043,775

$6,218,310

$2,824,535

$3,393,775

$349,999

5.96%

Financial Services

$17,399,282

$8,441,264

$8,958,018

$16,825,969

$8,441,264

$8,384,705

-$573,313

-3.30%

Foreign Affairs

$17,904,940

$8,952,470

$8,952,470

$17,331,982

$8,952,470

$8,379,512

-$572,958

-3.20%

Homeland Security

$16,887,448

$8,443,724

$8,443,724

$16,347,050

$8,443,724

$7,903,326

-$540,398

-3.20%

House Administration

$10,516,013

$4,949,176

$5,566,837

$10,118,345

$4,949,176

$5,169,169

-$397,668

-3.78%

Judiciary

$16,802,812

$8,401,406

$8,401,406

$16,265,122

$8,401,406

$7,863,716

-$537,690

-3.20%

Natural Resources

$15,739,532

$7,869,766

$7,869,766

$15,235,867

$7,869,766

$7,366,101

-$503,665

-3.20%

Oversight and Government Reform

$21,226,108

$10,613,054

$10,613,054

$20,546,873

$10,613,054

$9,933,819

-$679,235

-3.20%

Rules

$6,783,970

$3,391,985

$3,391,985

$6,566,883

$3,391,985

$3,174,898

-$217,087

-3.20%

Science, Space, and Technology

$13,346,273

$6,685,636

$6,660,637

$12,671,660

$6,685,637

$5,986,023

-$674,613

-5.05%

Small Business

$6,874,000

$3,214,891

$3,659,109

$6,598,427

$3,214,891

$3,383,536

-$275,573

-4.01%

Transportation and Infrastructure

$19,830,446

$9,915,223

$9,915,223

$19,195,872

$9,915,223

$9,280,649

-$634,574

-3.20%

Veterans' Affairs

$7,285,256

$3,602,745

$3,682,512

$7,049,575

$3,602,745

$3,446,830

-$235,681

-3.24%

Ways and Means

$19,602,731

$9,801,365

$9,801,366

$18,975,444

$9,801,365

$9,174,079

-$627,287

-3.20%

Permanent Select Intelligence

$10,307,500

$5,153,750

$5,153,750

$9,997,660

$5,153,750

$4,823,910

-$329,840

-3.20%

Source: Data taken from individual committee funding resolutions introduced in the House for the 112th Congress (2011-2012), H.Res. 147, H.Res. 496. H.Res. 147 was the primary expense resolution. H.Res. 496 (aggreed to 2/1/12), however, reduced total amounts authorized and 2nd session amounts authorized. Prior to agreement on H.Res. 496, "Authorization" and "2nd Session" were identical to "Request" and "2nd session" request. Amounts rounded to nearest dollar.

Table 5. House Committee Funding: Requests and Amounts Authorized by the House, 111th Congress

 

Request

Authorization

 

 

Committee

Total

1st Session 

2nd Session

Total

1st Session 

2nd Session

Difference

% Difference

Agriculture

$13,104,587

$6,316,330

$6,788,257

$12,878,997

$6,316,330

$6,562,667

-$225,590

-1.72%

Armed Services

$18,014,287

$8,324,646

$9,689,641

$15,842,663

$7,769,820

$8,072,843

-$2,171,624

-12.06%

Budget

$12,701,442

$6,350,721

$6,350,721

$12,701,442

$6,350,721

$6,350,721

$0

0.00%

Education and Labor

$17,792,110

$8,657,750

$9,134,360

$17,571,062

$8,617,490

$8,953,572

-$221,048

-1.24%

Energy and Commerce

$24,999,160

$11,898,160

$13,101,000

$23,589,560

$11,569,181

$12,020,379

-$1,409,600

-5.64%

Financial Services

$19,224,887

$9,322,449

$9,902,438

$18,315,034

$8,982,361

$9,332,673

-$909,853

-4.73%

Ethics

$5,725,608

$2,735,247

$2,990,361

$5,577,169

$2,735,247

$2,841,922

-$148,439

-2.59%

Foreign Affairs

$21,439,063

$10,336,207

$11,102,856

$18,847,305

$9,243,406

$9,603,899

-$2,591,758

-12.09%

Homeland Security

$17,832,436

$8,718,127

$9,114,309

$17,776,261

$8,718,127

$9,058,134

-$56,175

-0.32%

House Administration

$11,475,431

$5,544,451

$5,930,980

$11,069,489

$5,428,881

$5,640,608

-$405,942

-3.54%

Judiciary

$19,052,900

$9,336,600

$9,716,300

$18,837,171

$9,238,436

$9,598,735

-$215,729

-1.13%

Natural Resources

$16,660,489

$8,127,068

$8,533,421

$16,567,929

$8,125,517

$8,442,412

-$92,560

-0.56%

Oversight and Government Reform

$23,953,226

$11,445,179

$12,508,047

$22,343,273

$10,957,956

$11,385,317

-$1,609,953

-6.72%

Rules

$7,141,021

$3,538,663

$3,602,358

$7,141,021

$3,538,663

$3,602,358

$0

0.00%

Science, Space, and Technology

$15,190,423

$7,233,535

$7,956,888

$14,048,942

$6,890,114

$7,158,828

-$1,141,481

-7.51%

Small Business

$7,920,719

$3,674,274

$4,246,445

$7,236,082

$3,548,839

$3,687,243

-$684,637

-8.64%

Transportation and Infrastructure

$21,030,831

$10,258,942

$10,771,889

$20,874,154

$10,237,447

$10,636,707

-$156,677

-0.74%

Veterans' Affairs

$7,844,690

$3,812,691

$4,031,999

$7,668,691

$3,761,006

$3,907,685

-$175,999

-2.24%

Ways and Means

$20,789,331

$10,141,137

$10,648,194

$20,634,454

$10,119,889

$10,514,565

-$154,877

-0.74%

Permanent Select Intelligence

$10,850,000

$5,387,500

$5,462,500

$10,850,000

$5,387,500

$5,462,500

$0

0.00%

Select Energy Independence and Global Warming

$4,167,500

$2,096,900

$2,070,600

$4,167,500

$2,096,900

$2,070,600

$0

0.00%

Source: Data taken from individual committee funding resolutions introduced in the House for the 111th Congress (2009-2010).

Notes: Committees are listed according to their names in the 115th Congress. In the 111th Congress, the Committee on Education and the Workforce was known as the Committee on Education and Labor; the Committee on Ethics was known as the Committee on Standards of Official Conduct; and the Committee on Science, Space, and Technology was known as the Committee on Science and Technology.

Table 6. House Committee Funding: Requests and Amounts Authorized by the House, 110th Congress

 

Request

Authorization

 

 

Committee

Total

1st Session 

2nd Session

Total

1st Session 

2nd Session

Difference

% Difference

Agriculture

$12,398,755

$5,954,462

$6,444,293

$11,995,306

$5,910,765

$6,084,541

-$403,449

-3.25%

Armed Services

$15,469,004

$6,883,959

$8,585,045

$14,618,946

$7,203,581

$7,415,366

-$850,058

-5.50%

Budget

$12,026,478

$6,013,239

$6,013,239

$12,520,064

$6,169,343

$6,350,721

$493,586

4.10%

Education and Workforce

$16,334,250

$8,025,500

$8,308,750

$16,213,840

$7,989,475

$8,224,365

-$120,410

-0.74%

Energy and Commerce

$22,474,614

$11,013,668

$11,460,946

$21,056,249

$10,375,603

$10,680,646

-$1,418,365

-6.31%

Ethics

$6,119,301

$2,996,561

$3,122,740

$4,994,181

$2,460,915

$2,533,266

-$1,125,120

-18.39%

Financial Services

$16,575,710

$8,029,517

$8,546,193

$16,189,138

$7,977,303

$8,211,835

-$386,572

-2.33%

Foreign Affairs

$17,953,805

$8,762,228

$9,191,577

$17,391,504

$8,569,776

$8,821,728

-$562,301

-3.13%

Homeland Security

$16,511,877

$8,132,028

$8,379,849

$16,448,403

$8,105,057

$8,343,346

-$63,474

-0.38%

House Administration

$10,214,461

$5,033,242

$5,181,219

$10,214,461

$5,033,242

$5,181,219

$0

0.00%

Judiciary

$16,657,587

$8,165,484

$8,492,103

$16,347,324

$8,055,250

$8,292,074

-$310,263

-1.86%

Natural Resources

$15,581,951

$7,638,213

$7,943,738

$15,288,192

$7,533,355

$7,754,836

-$293,759

-1.89%

Oversight and Government Reform

$22,876,214

$10,790,667

$12,085,547

$21,602,950

$10,644,994

$10,957,956

-$1,273,264

-5.57%

Rules

$6,781,540

$3,357,198

$3,424,342

$6,852,908

$3,376,815

$3,476,093

$71,368

1.05%

Science, Space, and Technology

$13,209,820

$6,475,402

$6,734,418

$12,963,775

$6,387,984

$6,575,791

-$246,045

-1.86%

Small Business

$6,257,410

$3,009,086

$3,248,324

$5,965,945

$2,939,758

$3,026,187

-$291,465

-4.66%

Transportation and Infrastructure

$19,724,511

$9,528,749

$10,195,762

$19,261,795

$9,491,374

$9,770,421

-$462,716

-2.35%

Veterans' Affairs

$6,933,319

$3,398,686

$3,534,633

$7,076,347

$3,486,916

$3,589,431

$143,028

2.06%

Ways and Means

$20,059,514

$9,785,129

$10,274,385

$19,040,609

$9,382,384

$9,658,226

-$1,018,905

-5.08%

Permanent Select Intelligence

$10,409,000

$5,077,000

$5,332,000

$10,467,084

$5,157,724

$5,309,361

$58,084

0.56%

Select Energy Independence and Global Warming

-

-

-

$3,725,467

$1,666,667

$2,058,800

 

 

Source: Data taken from individual committee funding resolutions introduced in the House for the 110th Congress (2007-2008).

Notes: Committees are listed according to their names in the 115th Congress. In the 110th Congress, the Committee on Education and the Workforce was known as the Committee on Education and Labor; the Committee on Ethics was known as the Committee on Standards of Official Conduct; and the Committee on Science, Space, and Technology was known as the Committee on Science and Technology.

Table 7. House Committee Funding: Requests and Amounts Authorized by the House, 109th Congress

 

Request

Authorization

 

 

Committee

Total

1st Session 

2nd Session

Total

1st Session 

2nd Session

Difference

% Difference

Agriculture

$11,562,481

$5,595,604

$5,966,877

$11,257,009

$5,495,805

$5,761,204

-$305,472

-2.64%

Armed Services

$13,333,137

$6,387,373

$6,945,764

$12,826,208

$6,292,249

$6,533,959

-$506,929

-3.80%

Budget

$12,026,478

$6,013,239

$6,013,239

$12,026,478

$6,013,239

$6,013,239

$0

0.00%

Education and Workforce

$15,493,286

$7,708,622

$7,784,664

$15,493,286

$7,705,970

$7,787,316

$0

0.00%

Energy and Commerce

$21,388,076

$10,297,200

$11,090,876

$19,925,687

$9,812,619

$10,113,068

-$1,462,389

-6.84%

Ethics

$4,768,734

$2,300,779

$2,467,955

$4,290,536

$1,891,890

$2,398,646

-$478,198

-10.03%

Financial Services

$16,127,977

$7,831,097

$8,296,880

$15,203,100

$7,427,648

$7,775,452

-$924,877

-5.73%

Foreign Affairs

$18,869,785

$9,092,015

$9,777,770

$16,299,018

$7,946,084

$8,352,934

-$2,570,767

-13.62%

Homeland Security

$15,787,494

$7,462,855

$8,324,639

$14,000,000

$6,100,026

$7,899,974

-$1,787,494

-11.32%

House Administration

$10,101,152

$4,822,199

$5,278,953

$9,554,568

$4,648,683

$4,905,885

-$546,584

-5.41%

Judiciary

$18,263,201

$8,972,238

$9,290,962

$15,312,992

$7,461,565

$7,851,427

-$2,950,209

-16.15%

Natural Resources

$14,805,934

$7,289,521

$7,516,413

$14,520,962

$7,178,224

$7,342,738

-$284,972

-1.92%

Oversight and Government Reform

$21,349,000

$10,624,500

$10,724,500

$20,497,085

$10,121,443

$10,375,642

-$851,915

-3.99%

Rules

$6,365,600

$3,176,144

$3,189,456

$6,365,600

$3,074,229

$3,291,371

$0

0.00%

Science, Space, and Technology

$13,146,852

$6,388,306

$6,758,546

$12,327,996

$6,101,648

$6,226,348

-$818,856

-6.23%

Small Business

$6,034,058

$2,987,331

$3,046,727

$5,586,973

$2,721,600

$2,865,373

-$447,085

-7.41%

Transportation and Infrastructure

$18,582,105

$9,007,388

$9,574,717

$18,108,082

$8,856,869

$9,251,213

-$474,023

-2.55%

Veterans' Affairs

$7,933,081

$3,832,415

$4,100,666

$6,474,418

$3,075,732

$3,398,686

-$1,458,663

-18.39%

Ways and Means

$17,819,494

$8,732,509

$9,086,985

$17,819,494

$8,674,514

$9,144,980

$0

0.00%

Permanent Select Intelligence

$9,875,429

$5,436,490

$4,438,939

$9,527,870

$4,500,653

$5,027,217

-$347,559

-3.52%

Source: Data taken from committee funding resolutions introduced in the House for the 109th Congress, and H.Res. 224, 109th Congress (2005-2006).

Notes: Committees are listed according to their names in the 115th Congress. In the 109th Congress, the Committee on Education and Labor was known as the Committee on Education and the Workforce; the Committee on Ethics was known as the Committee on Standards of Official Conduct; the Committee on Foreign Affairs was known as the Committee on International Relations; the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform was known as the Committee on Government Reform; the Committee on Natural Resources was known as the Committee on Resources; and the Committee on Science, Space, and Technology was known as the Committee on Science.

Table 8. House Committee Funding: Requests and Amounts Authorized by the House, 108th Congress

 

Request

Authorization

 

 

Committee

Total

1st Session 

2nd Session

Total

1st Session 

2nd Session

Difference

% Difference

Agriculture

$10,623,640

$5,292,225

$5,331,415

$10,327,531

$5,084,900

$5,242,632

-$296,109

-2.79%

Armed Services

$12,377,680

$5,943,675

$6,434,005

$11,931,357

$5,871,876

$6,059,481

-$446,323

-3.61%

Budget

$11,869,572

$5,894,018

$5,975,554

$11,869,572

$5,856,333

$6,013,239

$0

0.00%

Education and Workforce

$14,922,183

$7,398,237

$7,523,946

$14,673,371

$7,047,896

$7,625,475

-$248,812

-1.67%

Energy and Commerce

$19,117,623

$9,385,902

$9,731,721

$18,622,138

$9,101,042

$9,521,097

-$495,485

-2.59%

Ethics

$3,443,150

$1,636,825

$1,806,325

$3,071,250

$1,527,825

$1,543,425

-$371,900

-10.80%

Financial Services

$16,995,487

$8,144,280

$8,851,207

$13,696,487

$6,601,085

$7,095,402

-$3,299,000

-19.41%

Foreign Affairs

$16,037,995

$7,693,249

$8,344,746

$14,552,695

$6,993,645

$7,559,050

-$1,485,300

-9.26%

Homeland Security

$11,028,787

$5,657,656

$5,371,131

$10,952,787

$5,366,866

$5,585,921

-$76,000

-0.69%

House Administration

$10,374,974

$5,028,573

$5,346,401

$8,527,057

$4,122,092

$4,404,965

-$1,847,917

-17.81%

Judiciary

$17,248,067

$8,422,720

$8,825,346

$14,048,616

$6,957,554

$7,091,062

-$3,199,451

-18.55%

Natural Resources

$14,910,527

$7,360,564

$7,549,963

$13,509,424

$6,492,029

$7,017,395

-$1,401,103

-9.40%

Oversight and Government Reform

$20,400,000

$10,000,000

$10,400,000

$19,614,435

$9,740,963

$9,873,472

-$785,565

-3.85%

Rules

$5,669,311

$2,816,332

$2,852,979

$5,669,311

$2,797,898

$2,871,413

$0

0.00%

Science, Space, and Technology

$12,296,690

$6,072,465

$6,224,225

$11,690,845

$5,711,401

$5,979,444

-$605,845

-4.93%

Small Business

$6,372,008

$3,080,591

$3,291,417

$5,120,301

$2,535,261

$2,585,041

-$1,251,707

-19.64%

Transportation and Infrastructure

$17,682,505

$8,722,428

$8,960,077

$16,461,893

$7,982,558

$8,479,334

-$1,220,612

-6.90%

Veterans' Affairs

$6,776,617

$3,225,344

$3,551,273

$5,486,795

$2,703,328

$2,783,466

-$1,289,822

-19.03%

Ways and Means

$16,521,319

$8,063,151

$8,458,168

$16,136,288

$7,908,037

$8,228,251

-$385,031

-2.33%

Permanent Select Intelligence

$7,809,730

$3,773,567

$4,036,163

$7,809,730

$3,780,487

$4,029,243

$0

0.00%

Source: Data taken from committee funding resolutions introduced in the House for the 108th Congress (2003-2004).

Notes: Committees are listed according to their names and types in the 115th Congress. In the 108th Congress, the Committee on Education and Labor was known as the Committee on Education and the Workforce; the Committee on Ethics was known as the Committee on Standards of Official Conduct; the Committee on Foreign Affairs was known as the Committee on International Relations; the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform was known as the Committee on Government Reform; the Committee on Natural Resources was known as the Committee on Resources; and the Committee on Science, Space, and Technology was known as the Committee on Science. The Committee on Homeland Security was a select committee.

Table 9. House Committee Funding: Requests and Amounts Authorized by the House, 107th Congress

 

Request

Authorization

 

 

Committee

Total

1st Session 

2nd Session

Total

1st Session 

2nd Session

Difference

% Difference

Agriculture

$10,010,397

$4,918,497

$5,091,900

$9,607,006

$4,675,093

$4,931,913

-$403,391

-4.03%

Armed Services

$10,847,677

$5,182,597

$5,665,080

$10,872,677

$5,182,597

$5,690,080

$25,000

0.23%

Budget

$11,221,912

$5,513,305

$5,708,608

$11,107,043

$5,403,522

$5,703,521

-$114,869

-1.02%

Education and Workforce

$15,590,870

$8,137,966

$7,452,904

$13,573,886

$7,059,821

$6,514,065

-$2,016,984

-12.94%

Energy and Commerce

$18,813,475

$8,938,911

$9,874,564

$17,226,770

$8,527,251

$8,699,519

-$1,586,705

-8.43%

Ethics

$2,921,091

$1,383,708

$1,537,383

$2,871,091

$1,358,708

$1,512,383

-$50,000

-1.71%

Financial Services

$15,095,429

$7,568,506

$7,526,923

$11,846,231

$5,705,025

$6,141,206

-$3,249,198

-21.52%

Foreign Affairs

$14,495,256

$7,003,845

$7,491,411

$12,672,626

$6,202,095

$6,470,531

-$1,822,630

-12.57%

House Administration

$7,859,306

$3,765,460

$4,093,846

$7,418,045

$3,560,662

$3,857,383

-$441,261

-5.61%

Judiciary

$15,490,248

$7,595,624

$7,894,624

$13,166,463

$6,339,902

$6,826,561

-$2,323,785

-15.00%

Natural Resources

$11,982,260

$5,804,266

$6,175,994

$11,601,260

$5,595,266

$6,005,994

-$381,000

-3.18%

Oversight and Government Reform

$21,842,000

$10,692,000

$11,150,000

$19,420,233

$9,810,000

$9,610,233

-$2,421,767

-11.09%

Rules

$5,370,773

$2,644,509

$2,726,264

$5,370,773

$2,644,509

$2,726,264

$0

0.00%

Science, Space, and Technology

$12,254,301

$6,000,079

$6,254,223

$10,628,041

$5,172,668

$5,455,373

-$1,626,260

-13.27%

Small Business

$4,798,783

$2,312,344

$2,486,439

$4,798,783

$2,312,344

$2,486,439

$0

0.00%

Transportation and Infrastructure

$16,559,562

$7,873,320

$8,686,242

$14,479,551

$6,964,664

$7,514,887

-$2,080,011

-12.56%

Veterans' Affairs

$5,273,013

$2,576,765

$2,696,248

$5,142,263

$2,516,765

$2,625,498

-$130,750

-2.48%

Ways and Means

$16,077,758

$8,014,668

$8,063,090

$14,748,888

$7,228,481

$7,520,407

-$1,328,870

-8.27%

Permanent Select Intelligence

$7,475,073

$3,660,022

$3,815,052

$6,955,074

$3,407,986

$3,547,088

-$519,999

-6.96%

Source: Data taken from committee funding resolutions introduced in the House for the 107th Congress (2001-2002).

Notes: Committees are listed according to their names in the 115th Congress. In the 107th Congress, the Committee on Education and Labor was known as the Committee on Education and the Workforce; the Committee on Ethics was known as the Committee on Standards of Official Conduct; the Committee on Foreign Affairs was known as the Committee on International Relations; the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform was known as the Committee on Government Reform; the Committee on Natural Resources was known as the Committee on Resources; and the Committee on Science, Space, and Technology was known as the Committee on Science.

Table 10. House Committee Funding: Requests and Amounts Authorized by the House, 106th Congress

 

Request

Authorization

 

 

Committee

Total

1st Session 

2nd Session

Total

1st Session 

2nd Session

Difference

% Difference

Agriculture

$8,564,493

$4,175,983

$4,388,510

$8,414,033

$4,101,062

$4,312,971

-$150,460

-1.76%

Armed Services

$10,599,855

$5,114,079

$5,485,776

$10,342,681

$5,047,079

$5,295,602

-$257,174

-2.43%

Budget

$9,940,000

$4,970,000

$4,970,000

$9,940,000

$4,970,000

$4,970,000

$0

0.00%

Education and Workforce

$12,382,569

$6,427,328

$5,955,241

$11,200,497

$5,908,749

$5,291,748

-$1,182,072

-9.55%

Energy and Commerce

$15,537,415

$7,597,758

$7,939,657

$15,285,113

$7,564,812

$7,720,301

-$252,302

-1.62%

Ethics

$2,860,915

$1,382,916

$1,477,999

$2,632,915

$1,272,416

$1,360,499

-$228,000

-7.97%

Financial Services

$9,725,255

$4,782,996

$4,942,259

$9,307,521

$4,552,023

$4,755,498

-$417,734

-4.30%

Foreign Affairs

$11,659,355

$5,776,761

$5,882,594

$11,313,531

$5,635,000

$5,678,531

-$345,824

-2.97%

House Administration

$6,307,220

$3,055,255

$3,251,965

$6,251,871

$2,980,255

$3,271,616

-$55,349

-0.88%

Judiciary

$13,575,939

$6,523,985

$7,051,954

$12,152,275

$5,787,394

$6,364,881

-$1,423,664

-10.49%

Natural Resources

$11,270,338

$5,530,746

$5,739,592

$10,567,908

$5,208,851

$5,359,057

-$702,430

-6.23%

Oversight and Government Reform

$21,028,913

$10,301,933

$10,726,980

$19,770,233

$9,773,233

$9,997,000

-$1,258,680

-5.99%

Rules

$5,069,424

$4,288,522

$2,580,902

$5,069,424

$2,488,522

$2,580,902

$0

0.00%

Science, Space, and Technology

$9,018,326

$4,453,861

$4,564,465

$8,931,726

$4,410,560

$4,521,166

-$86,600

-0.96%

Small Business

$4,399,035

$2,094,868

$2,304,167

$4,148,880

$2,037,466

$2,111,414

-$250,155

-5.69%

Transportation and Infrastructure

$14,539,260

$7,049,818

$7,489,442

$13,220,138

$6,410,069

$6,810,069

-$1,319,122

-9.07%

Veterans' Affairs

$5,220,900

$2,497,291

$2,723,609

$4,735,135

$2,334,800

$2,400,335

-$485,765

-9.30%

Ways and Means

$11,960,876

$5,833,436

$6,127,440

$11,930,338

$5,814,367

$6,115,971

-$30,538

-0.26%

Permanent Select Intelligence

$5,369,030

$2,609,105

$2,759,925

$5,164,444

$2,514,916

$2,649,528

-$204,586

-3.81%

Reserve Fund

 

 

 

$3,000,000

 

 

 

 

Source: Data taken from committee funding resolutions introduced in the House for the 106th Congress (1999-2000).

Notes: Committees are listed according to their names in the 115th Congress. In the 106th Congress, the Committee on Ethics was known as the Committee on Standards of Official Conduct; the Committee on Foreign Affairs was known as the Committee on International Relations; the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform was known as the Committee on Government Reform; the Committee on Natural Resources was known as the Committee on Resources; and the Committee on Science, Space, and Technology was known as the Committee on Science.

Table 11. House Committee Funding: Requests and Amounts Authorized by the House, 105th Congress

 

Request

Authorization

 

 

Committee

Total

1st Session 

2nd Session

Total

1st Session 

2nd Session

Difference

% Difference

Agriculture

$7,792,162

$3,851,039

$3,941,123

$7,656,162

$3,791,039

$3,865,123

-$136,000

-1.75%

Armed Services

$10,668,640

$5,145,928

$5,522,712

$9,721,745

$4,719,454

$5,002,291

-$946,895

-8.88%

Budget

$9,940,000

$4,970,000

$4,970,000

$9,940,000

$4,970,000

$4,970,000

$0

0.00%

Education and Workforce

$10,569,157

$5,227,342

$5,341,815

$10,125,113

$5,002,127

$5,122,986

-$444,044

-4.20%

Energy and Commerce

$14,671,538

$7,179,440

$7,492,098

$14,535,406

$7,122,959

$7,412,447

-$136,132

-0.93%

Ethics

$2,439,300

$1,237,300

$1,202,000

$2,456,300

$1,276,300

$1,180,000

$17,000

0.70%

Financial Services

$9,414,785

$4,568,817

$4,845,967

$8,901,617

$4,363,817

$4,537,800

-$513,168

-5.45%

Foreign Affairs

$11,150,892

$5,433,555

$5,717,337

$10,368,358

$5,145,358

$5,223,000

-$782,534

-7.02%

House Administration

$6,160,946

$3,133,200

$3,027,746

$6,050,349

$3,042,603

$3,007,746

-$110,597

-1.80%

Judiciary

$12,037,046

$5,732,403

$6,304,643

$10,604,041

$5,054,800

$5,549,241

-$1,433,005

-11.90%

Natural Resources

$10,418,537

$5,058,524

$5,360,013

$9,876,550

$4,800,014

$5,076,536

-$541,987

-5.20%

Oversight and Government Reform

$20,020,572

$11,702,573

$8,317,999

$20,020,572

$11,702,573

$8,317,999

$0

0.00%

Rules

$4,649,102

$2,306,407

$2,342,695

$4,649,102

$2,306,407

$2,342,695

$0

0.00%

Science, Space, and Technology

$9,128,727

$4,519,172

$4,609,555

$8,677,830

$4,263,672

$4,414,158

-$450,897

-4.94%

Small Business

$4,099,817

$2,014,818

$2,084,999

$3,906,941

$1,936,471

$1,970,470

-$192,876

-4.70%

Transportation and Infrastructure

$14,096,282

$7,042,725

$7,053,557

$12,184,459

$5,992,229

$6,192,230

-$1,911,823

-13.56%

Veterans' Affairs

$5,744,757

$2,744,855

$2,999,902

$4,344,160

$2,084,368

$2,259,792

-$1,400,597

-24.38%

Ways and Means

$11,163,529

$5,472,622

$5,690,907

$11,036,907

$5,366,700

$5,670,207

-$126,622

-1.13%

Permanent Select Intelligence

$4,939,526

$2,420,040

$2,519,486

$4,815,526

$2,358,040

$2,457,486

-$124,000

-2.51%

Reserve Fund

 

 

 

$7,900,000

 

 

 

 

Source: Data taken from committee funding resolutions introduced in the House for the 105th Congress (1997-1998).

Notes: Committees are listed according to their names in the 115th Congress. In the 105th Congress, the Committee on Ethics was known as the Committee on Standards of Official Conduct; the Committee on Foreign Affairs was known as the Committee on International Relations; the Committee on House Administration was known as the committee on House Oversight; the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform was known as the Committee on Government Reform; the Committee on Natural Resources was known as the Committee on Resources; and the Committee on Science, Space, and Technology was known as the Committee on Science.

Table 12. House Committee Funding: Requests and Amounts Authorized by the House, 104th Congress

 

Request

Authorization

 

 

Committee

Total

1st Session 

2nd Session

Total

1st Session 

2nd Session

Difference

% Difference

Agriculture

$7,590,139

$3,961,388

$3,628,751

$7,406,899

$3,866,148

$3,540,751

-$183,240

-2.41%

Armed Services

$9,981,615

$4,769,362

$5,212,253

$9,085,743

$4,245,134

$4,840,609

-$895,872

-8.98%

Budget

$10,038,000

$5,013,000

$5,025,000

$9,912,000

$4,940,000

$4,972,000

-$126,000

-1.26%

Education and Workforce

$9,687,275

$4,815,332

$4,871,943

$9,621,539

$4,777,196

$4,844,343

-$65,736

-0.68%

Energy and Commerce

$15,648,577

$7,625,910

$8,022,667

$13,686,823

$6,663,227

$7,023,596

-$1,961,754

-12.54%

Ethics

$2,090,150

$1,063,650

$1,026,500

$1,981,150

$1,009,450

$971,700

-$109,000

-5.21%

Financial Services

$8,786,054

$4,286,579

$4,499,475

$8,645,054

$4,161,579

$4,483,475

-$141,000

-1.60%

Foreign Affairs

$10,551,875

$5,097,254

$5,454,621

$10,028,093

$4,953,472

$5,074,621

-$523,782

-4.96%

House Administration

$6,394,121

$3,250,783

$3,143,338

$6,177,608

$3,092,920

$3,084,688

-$216,513

-3.39%

Judiciary

$9,683,190

$4,672,187

$5,011,003

$9,553,190

$4,577,187

$4,976,003

-$130,000

-1.34%

Natural Resources

$10,926,383

$5,210,815

$5,715,568

$9,588,953

$4,795,970

$4,792,983

-$1,337,430

-12.24%

Oversight and Government Reform

$13,639,857

$6,618,689

$7,021,168

$13,520,037

$6,576,369

$6,943,668

-$119,820

-0.88%

Rules

$4,435,817

$2,200,567

$2,235,250

$4,433,817

$2,199,567

$2,234,250

-$2,000

-0.05%

Science, Space, and Technology

$8,642,826

$4,211,654

$4,431,172

$8,411,326

$3,991,154

$4,420,172

-$231,500

-2.68%

Small Business

$3,812,580

$1,873,290

$1,939,290

$3,791,580

$1,863,290

$1,928,290

-$21,000

-0.55%

Transportation and Infrastructure

$12,414,469

$6,057,934

$6,356,535

$10,878,981

$5,386,171

$5,492,810

-$1,535,488

-12.37%

Veterans' Affairs

$4,341,605

$2,084,500

$2,257,105

$4,220,605

$2,024,500

$2,196,105

-$121,000

-2.79%

Ways and Means

$10,338,340

$4,976,231

$5,362,109

$10,219,358

$4,916,740

$5,302,618

-$118,982

-1.15%

Permanent Select Intelligence

$4,622,090

$2,277,210

$2,344,880

$4,519,890

$2,226,210

$2,293,680

-$102,200

-2.21%

Source: Data taken from committee funding resolutions introduced in the House for the 104th Congress (1995-1996).

Notes: Committees are listed according to their names in the 115th Congress. In the 104th Congress, the Committee on Ethics was known as the Committee on Standards of Official Conduct; the Committee on Foreign Affairs was known as the Committee on International Relations; the Committee on House Administration was known as the committee on House Oversight; the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform was known as the Committee on Government Reform; the Committee on Natural Resources was known as the Committee on Resources; and the Committee on Science, Space, and Technology was known as the Committee on Science.

Table 13. House Committee Funding: Requests and Amounts Authorized by the House, 114th Congress, Constant Dollars

 

Request

Authorization

 

 

Committee

Total

1st Session 

2nd Session

Total

1st Session 

2nd Session

Difference

% Difference

Agriculture

$10,570,605

$5,285,303

$5,285,303

$10,570,605

$5,285,303

$5,285,303

$0

0.00%

Armed Services

$16,489,171

$8,147,643

$8,341,527

$14,763,525

$7,381,762

$7,381,762

-$1,725,646

-10.47%

Budget

$10,786,035

$5,393,017

$5,393,017

$10,786,035

$5,393,017

$5,393,017

$0

0.00%

Education and Workforce

$14,593,366

$7,296,683

$7,296,683

$14,593,366

$7,296,683

$7,296,683

$0

0.00%

Energy and Commerce

$20,294,625

$10,147,312

$10,147,312

$21,125,884

$10,147,312

$10,978,572

$831,260

4.10%

Ethics

$6,339,733

$3,169,866

$3,169,866

$6,443,640

$3,221,820

$3,221,820

$103,907

1.64%

Financial Services

$15,784,028

$7,879,745

$7,904,283

$15,676,364

$7,838,182

$7,838,182

-$107,664

-0.68%

Foreign Affairs

$15,818,857

$7,909,428

$7,909,428

$15,507,134

$7,753,567

$7,753,567

-$311,722

-1.97%

Homeland Security

$15,331,961

$7,505,236

$7,826,725

$14,970,826

$7,485,413

$7,485,413

-$361,135

-2.36%

House Administration

$9,656,255

$4,828,128

$4,828,128

$9,656,255

$4,828,128

$4,828,128

$0

0.00%

Judiciary

$16,189,405

$8,072,259

$8,117,147

$14,958,073

$7,479,036

$7,479,036

-$1,231,332

-7.61%

Natural Resources

$14,104,236

$7,052,118

$7,052,118

$13,947,263

$6,973,632

$6,973,632

-$156,973

-1.11%

Oversight and Government Reform

$18,765,356

$9,382,678

$9,382,678

$18,765,356

$9,382,678

$9,382,678

$0

0.00%

Rules

$5,997,501

$2,998,750

$2,998,750

$6,075,432

$3,076,681

$2,998,750

$77,931

1.30%

Science, Space, and Technology

$11,214,888

$5,544,294

$5,670,594

$11,088,135

$5,544,068

$5,544,068

-$126,753

-1.13%

Small Business

$6,546,735

$3,251,005

$3,295,730

$6,281,443

$3,140,721

$3,140,721

-$265,292

-4.05%

Transportation and Infrastructure

$17,375,197

$8,687,599

$8,687,599

$17,381,910

$8,690,955

$8,690,955

$6,712

0.04%

Veterans' Affairs

$7,798,350

$3,899,175

$3,899,175

$7,229,945

$3,614,973

$3,614,973

-$568,405

-7.29%

Ways and Means

$18,407,507

$9,203,754

$9,203,754

$18,199,692

$9,099,846

$9,099,846

-$207,815

-1.13%

Permanent Select Intelligence

$9,553,252

$4,776,626

$4,776,626

$9,556,691

$4,778,345

$4,778,345

$3,439

0.04%

Reserve Fund

 

 

 

$1,039,075

$519,537

$519,537

N/A

N/A

Source: CRS calculations based on House committee funding resolutions in the 114th Congress (2015-2016) and the Consumer Price Index for January 2017, available at https://www.bls.gov/cpi/cpid1701.pdf.


Table 14. House Committee Funding: Requests and Amounts Authorized by the House, 113th Congress, Constant Dollars

 

Request

Authorization

 

 

Committee

Total

1st Session 

2nd Session

Total

1st Session 

2nd Session

Difference

% Difference

Agriculture

-

-

-

$10,552,141

$5,249,821

$5,302,319

N/A

N/A

Armed Services

-

-

-

$13,752,338

$6,841,959

$6,910,379

N/A

N/A

Budget

-

-

-

$10,767,192

$5,356,812

$5,410,380

N/A

N/A

Education and Workforce

-

-

-

$14,567,873

$7,247,698

$7,320,175

N/A

N/A

Energy and Commerce

-

-

-

$19,947,993

$9,924,375

$10,023,619

N/A

N/A

Ethics

-

-

-

$6,328,659

$3,148,586

$3,180,072

N/A

N/A

Financial Services

-

-

-

$15,493,391

$7,708,155

$7,785,236

N/A

N/A

Foreign Affairs

-

-

-

$15,480,044

$7,701,515

$7,778,530

N/A

N/A

Homeland Security

-

-

-

$14,737,223

$7,331,952

$7,405,271

N/A

N/A

House Administration

-

-

-

$9,639,387

$4,795,715

$4,843,672

N/A

N/A

Judiciary

-

-

-

$14,828,216

$7,377,222

$7,450,994

N/A

N/A

Natural Resources

-

-

-

$13,736,192

$6,833,926

$6,902,266

N/A

N/A

Oversight and Government Reform

-

-

-

$18,732,575

$9,319,689

$9,412,886

N/A

N/A

Rules

-

-

-

$5,987,024

$2,978,619

$3,008,405

N/A

N/A

Science, Space, and Technology

-

-

-

$11,068,766

$5,506,849

$5,561,917

N/A

N/A

Small Business

-

-

-

$6,270,471

$3,119,637

$3,150,834

N/A

N/A

Transportation and Infrastructure

-

-

-

$17,144,092

$8,529,399

$8,614,693

N/A

N/A

Veterans' Affairs

-

-

-

$6,387,508

$3,177,865

$3,209,643

N/A

N/A

Ways and Means

-

-

-

$17,649,269

$8,780,731

$8,868,538

N/A

N/A

Permanent Select Intelligence

-

-

-

$9,197,701

$4,575,971

$4,621,731

N/A

N/A

Source: CRS calculations based on House committee funding resolutions in the 113th Congress (2013-2014) and the Consumer Price Index for January 2017, available at https://www.bls.gov/cpi/cpid1701.pdf.

Table 15. House Committee Funding: Requests and Amounts Authorized by the House, 112th Congress, Constant Dollars

 

Request

Authorization

 

 

Committee

Total

1st Session 

2nd Session

Total

1st Session 

2nd Session

Difference

% Difference

Agriculture

$13,208,677

$6,682,036

$6,526,641

$12,790,404

$6,681,739

$6,108,665

-$418,273

3.17%

Armed Services

$16,248,206

$8,124,103

$8,124,103

$16,085,009

$8,123,742

$7,961,267

-$163,197

-1.00%

Budget

$13,026,577

$6,513,289

$6,513,289

$12,609,166

$6,512,999

$6,096,167

-$417,411

-3.20%

Education and Workforce

$18,020,850

$9,010,425

$9,010,425

$17,443,407

$9,010,024

$8,433,383

-$577,442

-3.20%

Energy and Commerce

$24,192,872

$11,854,772

$12,338,101

$23,402,193

$11,854,245

$11,547,949

-$790,679

-3.27%

Ethics

$6,335,294

$3,049,304

$3,285,990

$6,712,847

$3,049,168

$3,663,679

$377,553

5.96%

Financial Services

$18,783,867

$9,112,996

$9,670,871

$18,164,124

$9,112,590

$9,051,533

-$619,743

-3.30%

Foreign Affairs

$19,329,764

$9,664,882

$9,664,882

$18,710,380

$9,664,452

$9,045,927

-$619,384

-3.20%

Homeland Security

$18,231,303

$9,115,651

$9,115,651

$17,647,117

$9,115,246

$8,531,871

-$584,186

-3.20%

House Administration

$11,352,847

$5,343,017

$6,009,830

$10,923,048

$5,342,780

$5,580,269

-$429,799

-3.79%

Judiciary

$18,139,932

$9,069,966

$9,069,966

$17,558,673

$9,069,563

$8,489,111

-$581,259

-3.20%

Natural Resources

$16,992,039

$8,496,019

$8,496,019

$16,447,562

$8,495,642

$7,951,921

-$544,476

-3.20%

Oversight and Government Reform

$22,915,221

$11,457,610

$11,457,610

$22,180,948

$11,457,101

$10,723,847

-$734,273

-3.20%

Rules

$7,323,819

$3,661,909

$3,661,909

$7,089,142

$3,661,747

$3,427,395

-$234,677

-3.20%

Science, Space, and Technology

$14,408,331

$7,217,660

$7,190,671

$13,679,426

$7,217,340

$6,462,086

-$728,905

-5.06%

Small Business

$7,421,013

$3,470,723

$3,950,290

$7,123,194

$3,470,569

$3,652,626

-$297,819

-4.01%

Transportation and Infrastructure

$21,408,496

$10,704,248

$10,704,248

$20,722,503

$10,703,772

$10,018,731

-$685,993

-3.20%

Veterans' Affairs

$7,864,996

$3,889,441

$3,975,555

$7,610,222

$3,889,268

$3,720,953

-$254,775

-3.24%

Ways and Means

$21,162,660

$10,581,329

$10,581,331

$20,484,545

$10,580,859

$9,903,686

-$678,115

-3.20%

Permanent Select Intelligence

$11,127,741

$5,563,871

$5,563,871

$10,771,175

$5,563,623

$5,207,551

-$356,567

-3.20%

Source: CRS calculations based on House committee funding resolutions in the 112th Congress (2011-2012) and the Consumer Price Index for January 2017, available at https://www.bls.gov/cpi/cpid1701.pdf.

Table 16. House Committee Funding: Requests and Amounts Authorized by the House, 111th Congress, Constant Dollars

 

Request

Authorization

 

 

Committee

Total

1st Session 

2nd Session

Total

1st Session 

2nd Session

Difference

% Difference

Agriculture

$14,833,361

$7,149,588

$7,683,773

$14,578,011

$7,149,588

$7,428,423

-$255,350

-1.72%

Armed Services

$20,390,755

$9,422,844

$10,967,911

$17,932,648

$8,794,825

$9,137,823

-$2,458,107

-12.06%

Budget

$14,377,033

$7,188,516

$7,188,516

$14,377,033

$7,188,516

$7,188,516

$0

0.00%

Education and Workforce

$20,139,268

$9,799,892

$10,339,377

$19,889,059

$9,754,320

$10,134,739

-$250,209

-1.24%

Energy and Commerce

$28,297,082

$13,467,781

$14,829,301

$26,701,525

$13,095,402

$13,606,123

-$1,595,556

-5.64%

Ethics

$6,480,938

$3,096,084

$3,384,853

$6,312,916

$3,096,084

$3,216,832

-$168,021

-2.59%

Financial Services

$21,761,059

$10,552,279

$11,208,780

$20,731,177

$10,167,326

$10,563,851

-$1,029,882

-4.73%

Foreign Affairs

$24,267,332

$11,699,773

$12,567,559

$21,333,666

$10,462,808

$10,870,858

-$2,933,666

-12.09%

Homeland Security

$20,184,914

$9,868,234

$10,316,680

$20,121,328

$9,868,234

$10,253,095

-$63,586

-0.32%

House Administration

$12,989,285

$6,275,882

$6,713,403

$12,529,790

$6,145,066

$6,384,724

-$459,494

-3.54%

Judiciary

$21,566,383

$10,568,296

$10,998,087

$21,322,195

$10,457,182

$10,865,013

-$244,188

-1.13%

Natural Resources

$18,858,362

$9,199,201

$9,659,161

$18,753,592

$9,197,446

$9,556,146

-$104,771

-0.56%

Oversight and Government Reform

$27,113,167

$12,955,042

$14,158,125

$25,290,827

$12,403,544

$12,887,283

-$1,822,340

-6.72%

Rules

$8,083,074

$4,005,488

$4,077,586

$8,083,074

$4,005,488

$4,077,586

$0

0.00%

Science, Space, and Technology

$17,194,363

$8,187,792

$9,006,571

$15,902,297

$7,799,067

$8,103,230

-$1,292,067

-7.51%

Small Business

$8,965,631

$4,158,989

$4,806,642

$8,190,675

$4,017,006

$4,173,669

-$774,955

-8.64%

Transportation and Infrastructure

$23,805,246

$11,612,315

$12,192,931

$23,627,900

$11,587,984

$12,039,915

-$177,346

-0.74%

Veterans' Affairs

$8,879,572

$4,315,666

$4,563,906

$8,680,355

$4,257,163

$4,423,192

-$199,217

-2.24%

Ways and Means

$23,531,887

$11,478,969

$12,052,918

$23,356,578

$11,454,918

$11,901,660

-$175,309

-0.74%

Permanent Select Intelligence

$12,281,346

$6,098,226

$6,183,120

$12,281,346

$6,098,226

$6,183,120

$0

0.00%

Select Energy Independence

$4,717,282

$2,373,526

$2,343,756

$4,717,282

$2,373,526

$2,343,756

$0

0.00%

Source: CRS calculations based on House committee funding resolutions in the 111th Congress (2009-2010) and the Consumer Price Index for January 2017, available at https://www.bls.gov/cpi/cpid1701.pdf.

Table 17. House Committee Funding: Requests and Amounts Authorized by the House, 110th Congress, Constant Dollars

 

Request

Authorization

 

 

Committee

Total

1st Session 

2nd Session

Total

1st Session 

2nd Session

Difference

% Difference

Agriculture

$14,521,425

$6,973,867

$7,547,558

$14,048,905

$6,922,689

$7,126,216

-$472,520

-3.25%

Armed Services

$18,117,301

$8,062,494

$10,054,807

$17,121,713

$8,436,836

$8,684,878

-$995,588

-5.50%

Budget

$14,085,414

$7,042,707

$7,042,707

$14,663,502

$7,225,536

$7,437,966

$578,088

4.10%

Education and Workforce

$19,130,678

$9,399,468

$9,731,210

$18,989,653

$9,357,275

$9,632,378

-$141,024

-0.74%

Energy and Commerce

$26,322,273

$12,899,211

$13,423,063

$24,661,084

$12,151,909

$12,509,175

-$1,661,189

-6.31%

Ethics

$7,166,927

$3,509,573

$3,657,354

$5,849,186

$2,882,224

$2,966,962

-$1,317,741

-18.39%

Financial Services

$19,413,476

$9,404,172

$10,009,303

$18,960,722

$9,343,019

$9,617,703

-$452,753

-2.33%

Foreign Affairs

$21,027,501

$10,262,324

$10,765,177

$20,368,934

$10,036,924

$10,332,010

-$658,567

-3.13%

Homeland Security

$19,338,714

$9,524,233

$9,814,481

$19,264,374

$9,492,645

$9,771,729

-$74,341

-0.38%

House Administration

$11,963,179

$5,894,934

$6,068,245

$11,963,179

$5,894,934

$6,068,245

$0

0.00%

Judiciary

$19,509,370

$9,563,417

$9,945,953

$19,145,990

$9,434,311

$9,711,679

-$363,380

-1.86%

Natural Resources

$18,249,585

$8,945,877

$9,303,708

$17,905,534

$8,823,067

$9,082,466

-$344,051

-1.89%

Oversight and Government Reform

$26,792,627

$12,638,032

$14,154,596

$25,301,380

$12,467,420

$12,833,961

-$1,491,247

-5.57%

Rules

$7,942,541

$3,931,951

$4,010,590

$8,026,127

$3,954,927

$4,071,201

$83,586

1.05%

Science, Space, and Technology

$15,471,344

$7,583,992

$7,887,352

$15,183,176

$7,481,608

$7,701,568

-$288,168

-1.86%

Small Business

$7,328,680

$3,524,242

$3,804,438

$6,987,316

$3,443,045

$3,544,271

-$341,364

-4.66%

Transportation and Infrastructure

$23,101,352

$11,160,073

$11,941,279

$22,559,419

$11,116,299

$11,443,119

-$541,933

-2.35%

Veterans' Affairs

$8,120,305

$3,980,542

$4,139,763

$8,287,819

$4,083,877

$4,203,942

$167,514

2.06%

Ways and Means

$23,493,708

$11,460,345

$12,033,362

$22,300,366

$10,988,650

$11,311,717

-$1,193,342

-5.08%

Permanent Select Intelligence

$12,191,023

$5,946,184

$6,244,840

$12,259,051

$6,040,728

$6,218,325

$68,028

0.56%

Select Energy Independence and Global Warming

 

 

 

$4,363,268

$1,952,001

$2,411,267

$4,363,268

 

Source: CRS calculations based on House committee funding resolutions in the 110th Congress (2007-2008) and the Consumer Price Index for January 2017, available at https://www.bls.gov/cpi/cpid1701.pdf.

Table 18. House Committee Funding: Requests and Amounts Authorized by the House, 109th Congress, Constant Dollars

 

Request

Authorization

 

 

Committee

Total

1st Session 

2nd Session

Total

1st Session 

2nd Session

Difference

% Difference

Agriculture

$13,836,317

$6,696,015

$7,140,302

$13,470,772

$6,576,590

$6,894,182

-$365,545

-2.64%

Armed Services

$15,955,184

$7,643,491

$8,311,693

$15,348,564

$7,529,660

$7,818,904

-$606,620

-3.80%

Budget

$14,391,562

$7,195,781

$7,195,781

$14,391,562

$7,195,781

$7,195,781

$0

0.00%

Education and Workforce

$18,540,140

$9,224,572

$9,315,568

$18,540,140

$9,221,399

$9,318,742

$0

0.00%

Energy and Commerce

$25,594,179

$12,322,211

$13,271,968

$23,844,201

$11,742,334

$12,101,868

-$1,749,977

-6.84%

Ethics

$5,706,536

$2,753,242

$2,953,294

$5,134,297

$2,263,942

$2,870,355

-$572,239

-10.03%

Financial Services

$19,299,647

$9,371,133

$9,928,515

$18,192,887

$8,888,343

$9,304,545

-$1,106,760

-5.73%

Foreign Affairs

$22,580,649

$10,880,018

$11,700,631

$19,504,325

$9,508,732

$9,995,592

-$3,076,325

-13.62%

Homeland Security

$18,892,206

$8,930,473

$9,961,733

$16,753,190

$7,299,635

$9,453,555

-$2,139,016

-11.32%

House Administration

$12,087,608

$5,770,515

$6,317,093

$11,433,535

$5,562,876

$5,870,659

-$654,073

-5.41%

Judiciary

$21,854,777

$10,736,687

$11,118,090

$18,324,390

$8,928,930

$9,395,461

-$3,530,386

-16.15%

Natural Resources

$17,717,616

$8,723,052

$8,994,564

$17,376,602

$8,589,868

$8,786,735

-$341,014

-1.92%

Oversight and Government Reform

$25,547,418

$12,713,876

$12,833,542

$24,527,968

$12,111,890

$12,416,079

-$1,019,450

-3.99%

Rules

$7,617,436

$3,800,753

$3,816,683

$7,617,436

$3,678,796

$3,938,640

$0

0.00%

Science, Space, and Technology

$15,732,265

$7,644,607

$8,087,658

$14,752,376

$7,301,576

$7,450,799

-$979,889

-6.23%

Small Business

$7,220,694

$3,574,809

$3,645,885

$6,685,687

$3,256,820

$3,428,867

-$535,007

-7.41%

Transportation and Infrastructure

$22,236,395

$10,778,749

$11,457,647

$21,669,153

$10,598,629

$11,070,523

-$567,243

-2.55%

Veterans' Affairs

$9,493,172

$4,586,084

$4,907,088

$7,747,654

$3,680,594

$4,067,059

-$1,745,518

-18.39%

Ways and Means

$21,323,812

$10,449,813

$10,873,999

$21,323,812

$10,380,413

$10,943,399

$0

0.00%

Permanent Select Intelligence

$11,817,495

$6,505,610

$5,311,885

$11,401,587

$5,385,735

$6,015,852

-$415,909

-3.52%

Source: CRS calculations based on House committee funding resolutions in the 109th Congress (2005-2006) and the Consumer Price Index for January 2017, available at https://www.bls.gov/cpi/cpid1701.pdf.

Table 19. House Committee Funding: Requests and Amounts Authorized by the House, 108th Congress, Constant Dollars

 

Request

Authorization

 

 

Committee

Total

1st Session 

2nd Session

Total

1st Session 

2nd Session

Difference

% Difference

Agriculture

$14,020,838

$6,984,558

$7,036,280

$13,630,040

$6,710,935

$6,919,106

-$390,798

-2.79%

Armed Services

$16,335,780

$7,844,327

$8,491,453

$15,746,733

$7,749,568

$7,997,165

-$589,047

-3.61%

Budget

$15,665,190

$7,778,790

$7,886,400

$15,665,190

$7,729,055

$7,936,136

$0

0.00%

Education and Workforce

$19,693,957

$9,764,024

$9,929,932

$19,365,580

$9,301,652

$10,063,928

-$328,376

-1.67%

Energy and Commerce

$25,231,003

$12,387,299

$12,843,704

$24,577,073

$12,011,347

$12,565,726

-$653,930

-2.59%

Ethics

$4,544,191

$2,160,244

$2,383,947

$4,053,366

$2,016,389

$2,036,977

-$490,825

-10.80%

Financial Services

$22,430,256

$10,748,635

$11,681,621

$18,076,311

$8,711,961

$9,364,350

-$4,353,945

-19.41%

Foreign Affairs

$21,166,580

$10,153,374

$11,013,205

$19,206,315

$9,230,053

$9,976,262

-$1,960,265

-9.26%

Homeland Security

$14,555,541

$7,466,845

$7,088,696

$14,455,238

$7,083,067

$7,372,171

-$100,303

-0.69%

House Administration

$13,692,654

$6,636,596

$7,056,058

$11,253,815

$5,440,243

$5,813,572

-$2,438,839

-17.81%

Judiciary

$22,763,604

$11,116,114

$11,647,490

$18,541,043

$9,182,421

$9,358,622

-$4,222,562

-18.55%

Natural Resources

$19,678,573

$9,714,304

$9,964,269

$17,829,429

$8,568,032

$9,261,398

-$1,849,144

-9.40%

Oversight and Government Reform

$26,923,454

$13,197,772

$13,725,683

$25,886,684

$12,855,901

$13,030,783

-$1,036,771

-3.85%

Rules

$7,482,227

$3,716,931

$3,765,297

$7,482,227

$3,692,602

$3,789,625

$0

0.00%

Science, Space, and Technology

$16,228,891

$8,014,301

$8,214,590

$15,429,310

$7,537,777

$7,891,534

-$799,580

-4.93%

Small Business

$8,409,631

$4,065,694

$4,343,937

$6,757,656

$3,345,980

$3,411,678

-$1,651,974

-19.64%

Transportation and Infrastructure

$23,336,966

$11,511,661

$11,825,305

$21,726,031

$10,535,198

$11,190,831

-$1,610,936

-6.90%

Veterans' Affairs

$8,943,624

$4,256,735

$4,686,889

$7,241,347

$3,567,791

$3,673,555

-$1,702,278

-19.03%

Ways and Means

$21,804,460

$10,641,563

$11,162,897

$21,296,305

$10,436,847

$10,859,458

-$508,155

-2.33%

Permanent Select Intelligence

$10,307,103

$4,980,268

$5,326,836

$10,307,103

$4,989,400

$5,317,703

$0

0.00%

Source: CRS calculations based on House committee funding resolutions in the 108th Congress (2003-2004) and the Consumer Price Index for January 2017, available at https://www.bls.gov/cpi/cpid1701.pdf.

Table 20. House Committee Funding: Requests and Amounts Authorized by the House, 107th Congress, Constant Dollars

 

Request

Authorization

 

 

Committee

Total

1st Session 

2nd Session

Total

1st Session 

2nd Session

Difference

% Difference

Agriculture

$13,726,227

$6,744,229

$6,981,998

$13,173,098

$6,410,474

$6,762,625

-$553,129

-4.03%

Armed Services

$14,874,303

$7,106,362

$7,767,941

$14,908,583

$7,106,362

$7,802,221

$34,280

0.23%

Budget

$15,387,453

$7,559,827

$7,827,627

$15,229,945

$7,409,294

$7,820,651

-$157,508

-1.02%

Education and Workforce

$21,378,155

$11,158,755

$10,219,400

$18,612,473

$9,680,406

$8,932,067

-$2,765,683

-12.94%

Energy and Commerce

$25,796,982

$12,257,009

$13,539,973

$23,621,296

$11,692,542

$11,928,755

-$2,175,685

-8.43%

Ethics

$4,005,391

$1,897,336

$2,108,055

$3,936,832

$1,863,056

$2,073,775

-$68,560

-1.71%

Financial Services

$20,698,808

$10,377,913

$10,320,895

$16,243,517

$7,822,714

$8,420,804

-$4,455,291

-21.52%

Foreign Affairs

$19,875,852

$9,603,652

$10,272,201

$17,376,668

$8,504,294

$8,872,373

-$2,499,185

-12.57%

House Administration

$10,776,657

$5,163,188

$5,613,470

$10,171,602

$4,882,369

$5,289,232

-$605,056

-5.61%

Judiciary

$21,240,183

$10,415,097

$10,825,085

$18,053,815

$8,693,255

$9,360,560

-$3,186,367

-15.00%

Natural Resources

$16,430,040

$7,958,792

$8,468,505

$15,907,614

$7,672,212

$8,235,401

-$522,426

-3.18%

Oversight and Government Reform

$29,949,686

$14,660,839

$15,288,847

$26,628,966

$13,451,443

$13,177,523

-$3,320,720

-11.09%

Rules

$7,364,388

$3,626,143

$3,738,245

$7,364,388

$3,626,143

$3,738,245

$0

0.00%

Science, Space, and Technology

$16,803,062

$8,227,291

$8,575,772

$14,573,139

$7,092,747

$7,480,391

-$2,229,923

-13.27%

Small Business

$6,580,077

$3,170,679

$3,409,398

$6,580,077

$3,170,679

$3,409,398

$0

0.00%

Transportation and Infrastructure

$22,706,423

$10,795,873

$11,910,550

$19,854,318

$9,549,927

$10,304,391

-$2,852,105

-12.56%

Veterans' Affairs

$7,230,340

$3,533,253

$3,697,087

$7,051,056

$3,450,981

$3,600,075

-$179,284

-2.48%

Ways and Means

$22,045,775

$10,989,689

$11,056,085

$20,223,632

$9,911,672

$10,311,960

-$1,822,143

-8.27%

Permanent Select Intelligence

$10,249,798

$5,018,611

$5,231,189

$9,536,777

$4,673,020

$4,863,757

-$713,021

-6.96%

Source: CRS calculations based on House committee funding resolutions in the 107th Congress (2001-2002) and the Consumer Price Index for January 2017, available at https://www.bls.gov/cpi/cpid1701.pdf.

Table 21. House Committee Funding: Requests and Amounts Authorized by the House, 106th Congress, Constant Dollars

 

Request

Authorization

 

 

Committee

Total

1st Session 

2nd Session

Total

1st Session 

2nd Session

Difference

% Difference

Agriculture

$12,483,751

$6,086,984

$6,396,767

$12,264,438

$5,977,778

$6,286,660

-$219,313

-1.76%

Armed Services

$15,450,529

$7,454,369

$7,996,161

$15,075,668

$7,356,708

$7,718,960

-$374,861

-2.43%

Budget

$14,488,713

$7,244,357

$7,244,357

$14,488,713

$7,244,357

$7,244,357

$0

0.00%

Education and Workforce

$18,049,044

$9,368,583

$8,680,461

$16,326,035

$8,612,693

$7,713,342

-$1,723,008

-9.55%

Energy and Commerce

$22,647,601

$11,074,622

$11,572,979

$22,279,841

$11,026,599

$11,253,242

-$367,760

-1.62%

Ethics

$4,170,118

$2,015,762

$2,154,357

$3,837,782

$1,854,695

$1,983,087

-$332,337

-7.97%

Financial Services

$14,175,697

$6,971,777

$7,203,921

$13,566,801

$6,635,106

$6,931,695

-$608,896

-4.30%

Foreign Affairs

$16,994,875

$8,420,305

$8,574,569

$16,490,796

$8,213,672

$8,277,124

-$504,079

-2.97%

House Administration

$9,193,511

$4,453,392

$4,740,120

$9,112,834

$4,344,070

$4,768,763

-$80,678

-0.88%

Judiciary

$19,788,520

$9,509,472

$10,279,048

$17,713,363

$8,435,804

$9,277,559

-$2,075,157

-10.49%

Natural Resources

$16,427,837

$8,061,710

$8,366,127

$15,403,963

$7,592,510

$7,811,453

-$1,023,874

-6.23%

Oversight and Government Reform

$30,652,102

$15,016,273

$15,635,829

$28,817,429

$14,245,631

$14,571,798

-$1,834,673

-5.99%

Rules

$7,389,279

$6,251,023

$3,761,967

$7,389,279

$3,627,312

$3,761,967

$0

0.00%

Science, Space, and Technology

$13,145,266

$6,492,024

$6,653,243

$13,019,036

$6,428,907

$6,590,129

-$126,230

-0.96%

Small Business

$6,412,108

$3,053,515

$3,358,593

$6,047,478

$2,969,845

$3,077,633

-$364,630

-5.69%

Transportation and Infrastructure

$21,192,673

$10,275,935

$10,916,738

$19,269,899

$9,343,426

$9,926,473

-$1,922,775

-9.07%

Veterans' Affairs

$7,610,073

$3,640,094

$3,969,979

$6,902,013

$3,403,244

$3,498,769

-$708,059

-9.30%

Ways and Means

$17,434,377

$8,502,916

$8,931,461

$17,389,864

$8,475,120

$8,914,744

-$44,513

-0.26%

Permanent Select Intelligence

$7,825,990

$3,803,076

$4,022,914

$7,527,782

$3,665,784

$3,861,997

-$298,208

-3.81%

Reserve Fund

 

 

 

$4,372,851

 

 

 

 

Source: CRS calculations based on House committee funding resolutions in the 106th Congress (1999-2000) and the Consumer Price Index for January 2017, available at https://www.bls.gov/cpi/cpid1701.pdf.

Table 22. House Committee Funding: Requests and Amounts Authorized by the House, 105th Congress, Constant Dollars

 

Request

Authorization

 

 

Committee

Request

1st Session 

2nd Session

Authorization

1st Session 

2nd Session

Difference

% Difference

Agriculture

$11,789,662

$5,826,682

$5,962,980

$11,583,892

$5,735,901

$5,847,991

-$205,770

-1.75%

Armed Services

$16,141,818

$7,785,869

$8,355,949

$14,709,152

$7,140,607

$7,568,544

-$1,432,667

-8.88%

Budget

$15,039,375

$7,519,687

$7,519,687

$15,039,375

$7,519,687

$7,519,687

$0

0.00%

Education and Workforce

$15,991,299

$7,909,050

$8,082,249

$15,319,454

$7,568,296

$7,751,158

-$671,845

-4.20%

Energy and Commerce

$22,198,266

$10,862,605

$11,335,661

$21,992,296

$10,777,148

$11,215,148

-$205,970

-0.93%

Ethics

$3,690,699

$1,872,054

$1,818,645

$3,716,420

$1,931,062

$1,785,358

$25,721

0.70%

Financial Services

$14,244,716

$6,912,692

$7,332,024

$13,468,285

$6,602,523

$6,865,762

-$776,430

-5.45%

Foreign Affairs

$16,871,473

$8,221,053

$8,650,420

$15,687,487

$7,785,007

$7,902,480

-$1,183,986

-7.02%

House Administration

$9,321,607

$4,740,580

$4,581,027

$9,154,272

$4,603,506

$4,550,767

-$167,335

-1.80%

Judiciary

$18,212,238

$8,673,215

$9,539,023

$16,044,079

$7,647,991

$8,396,088

-$2,168,159

-11.90%

Natural Resources

$15,763,409

$7,653,626

$8,109,783

$14,943,374

$7,262,496

$7,680,878

-$820,035

-5.20%

Oversight and Government Reform

$30,291,437

$17,706,175

$12,585,262

$30,291,437

$17,706,175

$12,585,262

$0

0.00%

Rules

$7,034,164

$3,489,630

$3,544,534

$7,034,164

$3,489,630

$3,544,534

$0

0.00%

Science, Space, and Technology

$13,811,907

$6,837,578

$6,974,329

$13,129,692

$6,451,002

$6,678,690

-$682,215

-4.94%

Small Business

$6,203,087

$3,048,451

$3,154,636

$5,911,263

$2,929,911

$2,981,352

-$291,824

-4.70%

Transportation and Infrastructure

$21,327,894

$10,655,753

$10,672,142

$18,435,276

$9,066,336

$9,368,940

-$2,892,618

-13.56%

Veterans' Affairs

$8,691,907

$4,153,008

$4,538,898

$6,572,782

$3,153,681

$3,419,100

-$2,119,125

-24.38%

Ways and Means

$16,890,593

$8,280,162

$8,610,431

$16,699,012

$8,119,901

$8,579,112

-$191,581

-1.13%

Permanent Select Intelligence

$7,473,580

$3,661,558

$3,812,022

$7,285,966

$3,567,751

$3,718,215

-$187,614

-2.51%

Reserve Fund

 

 

 

$11,952,823

 

 

 

 

Source: CRS calculations based on House committee funding resolutions in the 105th Congress (1997-1998) and the Consumer Price Index for January 2017, available at https://www.bls.gov/cpi/cpid1701.pdf.

Table 23. House Committee Funding: Requests and Amounts Authorized by the House, 104th Congress, Constant Dollars

 

Request

Authorization

 

 

Committee

Total

1st Session 

2nd Session

Total

1st Session 

2nd Session

Difference

% Difference

Agriculture

$12,094,369

$6,312,201

$5,782,167

$11,802,388

$6,160,443

$5,641,945

-$291,980

-2.41%

Armed Services

$15,905,022

$7,599,653

$8,305,369

$14,477,511

$6,764,331

$7,713,180

-$1,427,511

-8.98%

Budget

$15,994,868

$7,987,873

$8,006,995

$15,794,096

$7,871,553

$7,922,543

-$200,772

-1.26%

Education and Workforce

$15,436,012

$7,672,903

$7,763,109

$15,331,266

$7,612,136

$7,719,130

-$104,746

-0.68%

Energy and Commerce

$24,934,940

$12,151,367

$12,783,572

$21,809,018

$10,617,398

$11,191,621

-$3,125,921

-12.54%

Ethics

$3,330,511

$1,694,854

$1,635,658

$3,156,827

$1,608,490

$1,548,338

-$173,684

-5.21%

Financial Services

$13,999,977

$6,830,371

$7,169,606

$13,775,304

$6,631,192

$7,144,111

-$224,674

-1.60%

Foreign Affairs

$16,813,693

$8,122,126

$8,691,566

$15,979,082

$7,893,020

$8,086,062

-$834,611

-4.96%

House Administration

$10,188,595

$5,179,901

$5,008,695

$9,843,597

$4,928,357

$4,915,240

-$344,999

-3.39%

Judiciary

$15,429,502

$7,444,811

$7,984,691

$15,222,356

$7,293,435

$7,928,921

-$207,146

-1.34%

Natural Resources

$17,410,446

$8,303,078

$9,107,368

$15,279,342

$7,642,051

$7,637,291

-$2,131,103

-12.24%

Oversight and Government Reform

$21,734,181

$10,546,429

$11,187,752

$21,543,256

$10,478,995

$11,064,261

-$190,925

-0.88%

Rules

$7,068,172

$3,506,453

$3,561,718

$7,064,985

$3,504,860

$3,560,125

-$3,187

-0.05%

Science, Space, and Technology

$13,771,753

$6,710,983

$7,060,770

$13,402,874

$6,359,632

$7,043,242

-$368,879

-2.68%

Small Business

$6,075,086

$2,984,960

$3,090,126

$6,041,624

$2,969,025

$3,072,599

-$33,462

-0.55%

Transportation and Infrastructure

$19,781,609

$9,652,904

$10,128,705

$17,334,914

$8,582,496

$8,752,418

-$2,446,695

-12.37%

Veterans' Affairs

$6,918,051

$3,321,509

$3,596,543

$6,725,246

$3,225,903

$3,499,343

-$192,805

-2.79%

Ways and Means

$16,473,439

$7,929,285

$8,544,155

$16,283,850

$7,834,490

$8,449,360

-$189,590

-1.15%

Permanent Select Intelligence

$7,364,985

$3,628,579

$3,736,406

$7,202,136

$3,547,314

$3,654,823

-$162,849

-2.21%

Source: CRS calculations based on House committee funding resolutions in the 104th Congress (1995-1996) and the Consumer Price Index for January 2017, available at https://www.bls.gov/cpi/cpid1701.pdf.

Author Contact Information

Matthew Eric Glassman, Analyst on the Congress ([email address scrubbed], [phone number scrubbed])

Footnotes

1.

P.L. 79-601, Legislative Reorganization Act of 1946, Section 202(b), 60 Stat. 834, grants the Committee on Appropriations authorization to appropriate funds for its own activities.

2.

See, for example, U.S. House, Committee on House Administration, Hearing on Committee Funding Requests, 108th Cong. 1st sess. (Washington: GPO, 2003), available at http://frwebgate.access.gpo.gov/cgi-bin/getdoc.cgi?dbname=108_house_hearings&docid=f:89055.pdf; and U.S. House, Committee on House Administration, Committee Funding, 109th Cong. 1st sess. (Washington: GPO, 2005), available at http://frwebgate.access.gpo.gov/cgi-bin/getdoc.cgi?dbname=109_house_hearings&docid=f:20927.pdf.