Senate Appropriations Subcommittee Approves FY2014 Agriculture Spending Bill

Posted on: June 21st, 2013 by kshoop

On June 18, the U.S. Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, and Related Agencies approved its FY2014 Funding legislation. The bill totals $20.93 billion for FY2014, which is $420 million above the FY2013 enacted level. The bill funds critical USDA programs.

Rural Development Highlights of the bill:

·         Rental Assistance – provides $1.015 billion, which is $135 million above the FY2013 enacted level.

·         Single Family Housing Direct Loans – provides a loan level of $900 million, which is $24 million above the FY2013 enacted level.

·         Water and Waste Disposal Program – funds the loan and grant program at $1.7 billion, which is $240 million above the FY2013 enacted level. The funding will assist 975 rural communities to rebuild clean water and waste disposal systems.

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