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The Senate Appropriations Committee is the largest committee in the U.S. Senate. Its role is defined by the U.S. Constitution, which requires "appropriations made by law" prior to the expenditure of any money from the Federal treasury. The Committee writes the legislation that allocates federal funds to the numerous government agencies, departments, and organizations on an annual basis. Appropriations are generally limited to the levels set by a Budget Resolution drafted by the Senate Budget Committee. Twelve subcommittees are tasked with drafting legislation to allocate funds to government agencies within their jurisdictions. These subcommittees are responsible for reviewing the President's budget request, hearing testimony from government officials and other witnesses, and drafting the spending plans for the coming fiscal year. Their work is passed on to the full Senate Appropriations Committee, which may review and modify the bills and approve them for consideration by the full Senate. The Committee is also responsible for supplemental spending bills, which are sometimes needed in the middle of a fiscal year to compensate for emergency expenses.

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Legislation

Department of State, Foreign Operations, and Related Programs Appropriations Act, 2020

Committee on Appropriations. Original measure reported to Senate by Senator Graham. With written report No. 116-126.

Date: September 26, 2019

Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2020

Committee on Appropriations. Original measure reported to Senate by Senator Moran. With written report No. 116-127.

Date: September 26, 2019

Department of the Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2020

Committee on Appropriations. Original measure reported to Senate by Senator Murkowski. With written report No. 116-123.

Date: September 26, 2019

Legislative Branch Appropriations Act, 2020

Committee on Appropriations. Original measure reported to Senate by Senator Hyde-Smith. With written report No. 116-124.

Date: September 26, 2019

Department of Homeland Security Appropriations Act, 2020

Committee on Appropriations. Original measure reported to Senate by Senator Capito. With written report No. 116-125.

Date: September 26, 2019

Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2020

Committee on Appropriations. Original measure reported to Senate by Senator Hoeven. With written report No. 116-110.

Date: September 19, 2019

Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2020

Committee on Appropriations. Original measure reported to Senate by Senator Collins. With written report No. 116-109.

Date: September 19, 2019

Financial Services and General Government Appropriations Act, 2020

Committee on Appropriations. Original measure reported to Senate by Senator Kennedy. With written report No. 116-111.

Date: September 19, 2019

Department of Defense Appropriations Act, 2020

Committee on Appropriations. Original measure reported to Senate by Senator Shelby. With written report No. 116-103.

Date: September 12, 2019

Energy and Water Development and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2020

Committee on Appropriations. Original measure reported to Senate by Senator Alexander. With written report No. 116-102.

Date: September 12, 2019

Subsidiaries

Committee

Subcommittee on Energy and Water Development

Jurisdiction: - Department of Energy (DOE) - Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy ARPA-E (DOE) - Advanced Technology Vehicles Manufacturing Loans Program (DOE) - Appalachian Regional Commission/Appalachian Development Highway System (See also Transportation and Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies) - Bonneville Power Administration (DOE) - Bureau of Reclamation (Interior) - Central Utah Project Completion Account (Interior) - Corps of Engineers-Civil - Department of Defense-Civil: - Department of the Army (See Corps of Engineers-Civil) - Defense Environmental Cleanup - Defense Nuclear Facilities Safety Board - Delta Regional Authority - Denali Commission - Electricity Delivery and Energy Reliability (DOE) - Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (DOE) - Energy Information Administration (DOE) - Falcon and Amistad Operating and Maintenance Fund (DOE) - Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (DOE) - Fossil Energy Research and Development (DOE) - Innovative Technology Loan Guarantee Program (DOE) - National Nuclear Security Administration (DOE) - Naval Petroleum and Oil Shale Reserves (DOE) - Non-Defense Environmental Cleanup - Northeast Home Heating Oil Reserve - Northern Border Regional Commission - Nuclear Energy (DOE) - Nuclear Regulatory Commission - Nuclear Waste Disposal - Nuclear Waste Technical Review Board - Office of Science (DOE) - Office of the Assistant Secretary of the Army (Civil Works) - Office of the Federal Coordinator for Alaska Natural Gas Transportation Projects - Office of the Inspector General (DOE) - Other Defense Activities - Southeast Crescent Regional Commission - Southeastern Power Administration (DOE) - Southwestern Power Administration (DOE) - Strategic Petroleum Reserve (DOE) - Uranium Enrichment Decontamination and Decommissioning

Subcommittee on Financial Services and General Government

Jurisdiction over Department of the Treasury (except International Affairs Technical Assistance, and International Financial Institutions), District of Columbia, Executive Office of the President (except Office of Science and Technology Policy, Office of the United States Trade Representative, and Council on Environmental Quality and Office of Environmental Quality), The Judiciary, Independent Agencies (Administrative Conference of the United States, Christopher Columbus Fellowship Foundation, Consumer Product Safety Commission, Election Assistance Commission, Federal Communications Commission, Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, Office of the Inspector General, Federal Election Commission, Federal Labor Relations Authority, Federal Trade Commission, General Services Administration, Harry S. Truman Scholarship Foundation, Merit Systems Protection Board, Morris K. Udall and Stewart L. Udall Foundation, National Archives and Records Administration, National Credit Union Administration, Community Development Revolving Loan Fund, Office of Government Ethics, Office of Personnel Management and Related Trust Funds, Office of Special Counsel, Postal Regulatory Commission, Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board, Securities and Exchange Commission, Selective Service System, Small Business Administration, United States Postal Service, Payment to the Postal Service Fund and Office of Inspector General, United States Tax Court), General Provisions, Government-wide