Budget Brief 16-05
June 23, 2016

The House appropriations committee approved its fiscal year (FY) 2017 interior and environment appropriations bill (House committee draft) on June 15. The Senate appropriations committee approved its bill (S. 3068) on June 16. In addition to the two cabinet-level departments, this bill covers related agencies that oversee state grants, including the Forest Service, the National Endowment for the Arts, and the National Endowment for the Humanities. This brief highlights funding levels and provisions of interest to states in the House and Senate bills.