Carol Hardy Vincent, Coordinator
Specialist in Natural Resources Policy
The Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies appropriations bill includes funding for the Department of the Interior (DOI), except for the Bureau of Reclamation, and for agencies within other departments—including the Forest Service within the Department of Agriculture and the Indian Health Service (IHS) within the Department of Health and Human Services. It also includes funding for arts and cultural agencies, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, and numerous other entities.
The President requested $31.34 billion for FY2012 for Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies, a $1.73 billion (5.9%) increase over the FY2011 appropriation of $29.61 billion. The President proposed increases for many of the major agencies funded by the bill, including the following:
- $554.6 million (14%) for the Indian Health Service,
- $290.9 million (3%) for the Environmental Protection Agency,
- $280.4 million (11%) for the National Park Service,
- $248.2 million (5%) for the Forest Service,
- $191.5 million (13%) for the Fish and Wildlife Service, and
- $101.9 million (13%) for the Smithsonian Institution.
- $93.4 million (4%) for the Bureau of Indian Affairs,
- $16.9 million (5%) for the National Foundation on the Arts and the Humanities, and
- $16.6 million (10%) for the Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement.
Date of Report: June 30, 2011
Number of Pages: 61
Order Number: R41896
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