The H.R. 7617 bill provides FY2021 appropriations for several federal departments and agencies including Defense, Commerce, Justice, Science, Energy and Water Development, Financial Services and General Government, Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, Transportation, Housing, and Urban Development.
H.R. 7617 was sponsored in the house by Rep. Visclosky, Peter J. [D-IN-1], introduced on July 16, 2020. Committees are House Appropriations and Senate Appropriations.
The bill includes 6 of the 12 regular FY2021 appropriations bills:
the Department of Defense Appropriations Act, 2021; the Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2021; the Energy and Water Development and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2021; the Financial Services and General Government Appropriations Act, 2021; the Departments of Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2021; and the Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2021. The departments and agencies funded in the bill include the Department of Defense; the Department of Commerce; the Department of Justice; science-related agencies, including the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA); the Department of Energy; the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers; the Bureau of Reclamation; the Department of the Treasury; the judiciary; the Executive Office of the President; the District of Columbia; the Department of Labor; the Department of Health and Human Service; the Department of Education; the Department of Transportation; the Department of Housing and Urban Development; and several related and independent agencies. The bill also requires certain statues and busts, such as those that depict Confederate soldiers or officials, to be removed from areas of the U.S. Capitol that are accessible to the public.
Democrats Tried to Give Billions to Iran, Russia and Communist China
Nearly $300 billion was tucked in the bill for Iran, Venezuela, Syria, China and Russia, a rogue gallery of countries masquerading as normal nations but behaving more like criminal gangs. Read Full Article on NationalInterest.org
Hidden in the Fine Print
Last month, when Democrats in the House began the process of funding the government, it was widely expected that it would pass on partisan lines. What wasn’t necessarily expected was them tucking a provision in the Manager’s Amendment at the Rules Committee that would dramatically change the United States’ position regarding the International Monetary Fund or IMF.
By making this change without debate, Democrats would allow the IMF to spend at a minimum $3 trillion around the world including at least $20 billion for Iran, the world’s foremost state sponsor of terror. It would also mean at least $17 billion for the Assad regime in Syria. It also unlocks more than $170 billion for communist China as it continues to build internment camps and takeover Hong Kong. Lastly, it would also provide at least $75 billion to Russia.
Below is my explanation of this vastly unreported move and how it could have major implications. Nearly 1 million people have seen the video, I encourage you to take a look.
By Rep. Bill Huizenga (R-MI-02) Huizenga Huddle
H.R. 7617 was received in the Senate and read twice and referred to the Committee on Appropriations on August 12, 2020.