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Senate Approves FY 2012 Appropriations for DOC, USDA, DOJ

Thursday, November 03, 2011
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The Senate approved Nov. 1 a fiscal year 2012 appropriations bill for the departments of Agriculture, Commerce, Justice, State and Transportation as well as the Food and Drug Administration. Among the funding levels provided in this bill are the following.

• $2.497 billion for FDA, up $50 million from FY 2011, including an increase for FDA to begin implementation of the Food Safety Modernization Act

• $1.007 billion for the Food Safety and Inspection Service, unchanged from FY 2011, which will be used for federal, state and international inspection activities and improving food safety systems

• about $51 million for the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative, an increase of about $3 million intended to be used for trade enforcement activities

• $441 million for the International Trade Administration, down $9 million from FY 2011

• $80.1 million for the International Trade Commission, down $1.6 million from FY 2011

• $98 million for the Bureau of Industry and Security

• spending reductions for the Federal Bureau of Investigation, Drug Enforcement Administration and Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives

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