On June 19, the Senate Appropriations Committee approved the fiscal year (FY) 2015 Legislative Branch appropriations bill (HR 4487, S. Rept. 113-196) that provides funding for the Library of Congress. The legislation includes $587.4 million for the Library, which is $8.4 million more than FY 14, but $7.5 million less than the Administration’s request for FY 15.
The Senate funding level is also $5.6 million less than the $594.9 million provided by the Legislative Branch FY 15 bill (HR 4487, H. Rept. 113-417) that passed the House on May 1. Assuming the Senate passes the bill without amendment, the difference will be worked out in conference.
Legislative Branch FY 2015 appropriations (amount in parentheses is the difference between FY 15 and FY 14):
- FY 14: $578.9 million
- FY 15 Obama Administration request: $593 million (+ $14.1 million)
- FY 15 House passed bill (HR 4487): $594.9 (+ $16 million)
- FY 15 Senate Appropriations Committee: $587.4 million (+ $8.4 million)