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Fiscal Year 2012



This page points to items of interest concerning the Department of the Interior's budget. You may track the progress of this budget request through the Congressional appropriations process from this page.



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The Department of the Interior "Budget in Brief" highlights and describes details of the fiscal year 2012 request.  

Note: This document is presented as several separate PDF-formatted files. To view these files requires that you have Adobe Acrobat Reader® loaded on your computer. For a printed copy of the "Highlights" contact Office of Budget at 202-208-5308.


Testimony from 2012 Budget Hearings

  • Statement of Larry Echo Hawk Assistant Secretary of Indian Affairs Before the Subcommittee on Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies Committee on Appropriations U.S. House of Representatives on The President's Fiscal Year 2012 Budget Request for Indian Programs in the Department of the Interior - March 30, 2011 (PDF Format)

  • Statement of Dr. Marcia K. McNutt, Director U.S. Geological Survey Department of the Interior before the Committee on Appropriations, Subcommittee on Interior, Environment and Related Agencies U.S. House of Representatives - March 17, 2011 (PDF Format)

  • Statement of Micheal R. Bromwich Director, Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Regulation and Enforcement United States Department of the Interior Committee on Approrpiations Subcommittee on Interior, Environment and Related Agencies House of Representatives - March 17, 2011 (PDF Format)

  • Statement of Gregory J. Gould Director, Office of Natural Resources Revenue United States Department of the Interior Committee on Appropriations Subcommittee on Interior, Environment and Related Agencies House of Representatives - March 17, 2011 (PDF Format)

  • Testimony of Rowan Gould, Acting Director, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior, Before the U.S. House of Representatives Appropriations Committee Interior Subcommittee, Regarding the Fiscal Year 2012 Budget of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service - March 16, 2011 (PDF Format)

  • Statement of Robert V. Abbey, Director Bureau of Land Management U.S. Department of the Interior Before the House Committee on Appropriations Subcommittee on Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies Hearing on the FY 2012 Budget Request Of the Bureau of Land Management - March 10, 2011 (PDF Format)

  • Statement of Joseph G. Pizarchik, Director Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement U.S. Department of the Interior Before the Committee on Appropriations Subcommittee on Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies U.S. House of Representatives on the Fiscal Year 2012 Budget Request - March 10, 2011 (PDF Format)

  • Statement of Ken Salazar, Secretary of the Interior Before the Subcommittee on Interior, Environment and Related Agencies House Committee on Appropriations on the 2012 President's Budget Request - March 9, 2011 (PDF Format)

  • Statement of Jonathan B. Jarvis, Director, National Park Service, Department of the Interior, Before the Subcommittee on Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies of the House Appropriations Committee Concerning the Fiscal Year 2012 Budget Request for the National Park Service - March 9, 2011 (PDF Format)

  • Statement of Ken Salazar, Secretary of the Interior Before the Subcommittee on Interior, Environment and Related Agencies House Committee on Appropriations on the 2012 President's Budget Request - March 8, 2011 (PDF Format)

  • Statement of Ken Salazar, Secretary of the Interior Before the House Committee on Natural Resources on the 2012 President's Budget Request - March 3, 2011 (PDF Format)

  • Statement of Ken Salazar, Secretary of the Interior Before the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee on the 2012 President's Budget Request - March 2, 2011 (PDF Format)




Budget Justifications

 

Summary: On Friday, December 16, 2011, the House adopted the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2012 (H.R. 2055) by a vote of 296 to 121. On Saturday, December 17, 2011, the Senate adopted the FY 2012 bill by a vote of 67 to 32.

Conference Bill and Report (PDF 17Mb)
FY2012 Land Acquisition

Fiscal Year 2012 Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies Appropriations Bill
On July 25, 2011, the House began consideration of H.R. 2584, the Fiscal Year 2012 Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies Appropriations Bill following the Appropriations Committee approval on July 12, 2011 and the Interior Appropriations Subcommittee mark up on July 7, 2011. The bill provides $9.9 billion in current authority for Interior programs funded in the bill, $722 million below the 2011 enacted level and $1.2 billion below the President's request.

Department of the Interior Funding by Account

Summary of the Interior Bill as adopted by the Interior, Environment and Related Agencies Subcommittee

Summary of General Provisions

Summary of Amendments Adopted in the House Appropriations Committee

Summary of Amendments Considered on the House Floor



Summary: Department of the Interior Highlights of House Full Committee Action on the Fiscal Year 2012 Energy and Water Development Appropriations Bill

The House passed the Energy and Water Development appropriations bill (HR 2354) on July 15 by a vote of 219 to 196. The House Full Appropriations Committee reported its 2012 bill on June 15, following the Energy and Water Development Subcommittee's markup on June 2. The Committee bill provides $971.3 million for Reclamation, $91.3 million below the 2011 enacted level and $47.1 million below the President's request. The bill provides $28.7 million for CUPCA, $3.2 million below the 2011 enacted level and $4.3 million below the President's request.

House Floor Action