FY2010 Supplemental for Wars, Disaster Assistance, Haiti Relief, and Other Programs
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The Administration requested 64.0 billion in FY2010 supplemental appropriations 5.1 billion to replenish the U.S. Disaster Relief Fund administered by the Federal Emergency Management Agency FEMA 33 billion for the Department of Defense DOD primarily for deploying 30,000 additional troops to Afghanistan and 4.5 billion in war-related foreign aid to Afghanistan, Iraq, and Pakistan 2.8 billion for Haiti earthquake-related reconstruction and foreign aid 243 million for activities related to the Deepwater Horizon oil spill 13.4 billion to compensate veterans exposed to Agent Orange 600 million for border security and 3.4 billion to settle court cases about trust claims of American Indians Cobell and 1.2 billion for discrimination claims of black farmers Pigford II. Much of the debate about this years supplemental focused on the effect on the deficit of additional spending. Under budget rules, Congress does not offset spending that is designated as emergency. So much of the debate has focused on what types of spending are appropriately emergency spending, and offsetting non-emergency spending. Offsets can come from either rescissions, which cancel prior year budget authority BA, and then apply that BA to new spending, reducing the amount of new budget authority required, or mandatory program savings.
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