The House has passed the 2010 foreign assistance budget bill, and the Senate Appropriations Committee has passed its version.
Where aid to Colombia is concerned, neither house made fundamental changes to the Obama administration’s request.
Here are the numbers as they stand right now. For far more detail, including specific programs – and much improved legibility – download this Excel file (36KB).
Please note that this is not all aid to Colombia. Another $100-150 million in military and police aid will go through the Defense budget counternarcotics account (perhaps more, when we include money spent to do construction at the bases that U.S. personnel will be using). And another $5-20 million in economic and social aid may come through USAID’s Transition Initiatives account, the Defense Department’s “Section 1207″ transfer authority, and the State Department’s regional fund for Migration and Refugee Assistance.
|Colombia||2009 Authorized Amount||% of total||2010 Administration Request||% of total||2010 Request minus 2009||2010 Passed by House||% of total||House minus 2009||House minus 2010 Request||2009 Senate Appropriations Committee||% of total||Senate minus 2009||Senate minus 2010 Request||Senate minus House|
|Military and Police Aid||305,050,000||56.0%||290,606,000||56.6%||-14,444,000||277,840,000||53.4%||-27,210,000||-12,766,000||270,995,000||52.9%||-34,055,000||-19,611,000||-6,845,000|
|Economic and Social Aid||240,000,000||44.0%||222,394,000||43.4%||-14,340,000||242,160,000||46.6%||2,160,000||19,766,000||241,500,000||47.1%||1,500,000||19,106,000||-660,000|
|Total Aid Specified for Colombia in the
Foreign Operations Appropriation
Sources used for this table and the Excel file are online and publicly available:
- 2009 aid: Joint explanatory statement on Division H of H.R. 1105, the 2009 Omnibus Appropriations Act (PDF)
- 2009 aid, 2010 request: State Department Congressional Budget Justification for Foreign Operations, 2010
- 2010 House bill: HR. 3081 and House Committee Report 111-187
- 2010 Senate bill: S.1434 and Senate Committe Report 111-044