House Committee on Appropriations
The House Appropriations Committee approved the fiscal year 2023 Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, and Related Agencies funding bill on June 23, 2022. The bill provides over $4.2 billion for rural development programs and invests over $560 million for the expansion of broadband service, including $450 million for the ReConnect Program. The full bill summary can be found here.
The House Appropriations Committee released the draft fiscal year 2022 Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, and Related Agencies funding bill, which will be considered in subcommittee on June 25. For fiscal year 2022, the bill provides discretionary funding of $26.55 billion–a critical increase of $2.851 billion, more than 10 percent–above 2021.