This page highlights 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.
 


Budget in Brief

The Department of the Interior Budget in Brief highlights and describes details of the fiscal year 2017 request.
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Interior Fact Sheet - Budget 2017

 


Testimony from Budget Hearings

Statement of Sally Jewell, Secretary of The Interior, Testimony on the 2017 President's Budget Request before The Subcommittee on Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies, House Committee on Appropriations, March 2, 2016.
Statement of Sally Jewell, Secretary of The Interior, Testimony on the 2017 President's Budget Request before The Subcommittee on Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies, Senate Committee on Appropriations, March 2, 2016.
Statement of Neil G. Kornze, Director, Bureau of Land Management, Testimony on the 2017 Budget Request for the Bureau of Land Management before The  Subcommittee on Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies, House Appropriations Committee, March 3, 2016.
Statement of Dan Ashe, Director, U.S. Fish And Wildlife Service, Testimony on the 2017 Budget Request for the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service before The Subcommittee on Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies, House Appropriations Committee, March 15, 2106.
Statement of Lawrence S. Roberts, Acting Assistant Secretary, Indian Affairs, Testimony on the 2017 Budget Request for Indian Affairs before The Subcommittee on Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies, House Appropriations Committee, March 16, 2016.
Statement of Jonathan B. Jarvis, Director, National Park Service, Testimony on the 2017 Budget Request for the National Park Service before The Subcommittee on Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies, House Appropriations Committee, March 16, 2016.
Statement of Joseph G. Pizarchik, Director, Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement, Testimony on the 2017 Budget Request for the Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement before The Subcommittee on Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies, House Appropriations Committee, March 3, 2016.


 

Budget Justifications


Bills

  • Interior and Related Agencies Appropriations
  • Energy and Water Development Appropriations

The Interior and Related Agencies Appropriations Bill

House Action: (HR 5538)

  • Reported by the House Committee.  The House Appropriations Committee released the fiscal year 2017 Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies Appropriations bill on May 24, 2016.        
  • Passed by the Committee.  The House Appropriations Committee reported favorably on the bill on June 15, 2016 by a vote of 31 to 18.
  • House Action.  The bill was placed on the House calendar on June 21, 2016. 
  • House Action.  House Committee reported an original measure H. Rept. 114-632 on June 21, 2016.
  • House Action.  The House Rules Committee reported favorably on the rules for debate of the bill on July 11, 2016. 
  • House Action.  The House considered the bill July 12, 2016 through July 14, 2016.
  • Passed by the House.  The Committee of the Whole House adopted the bill on July 14, 2016 by a vote of 231-196.  

Senate Action: (S 3068)

  • Reported by the Senate Committee.  The Senate Appropriations Committee released the fiscal year 2017 Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies Appropriations bill on June 14, 2016. 
  • Passed by the Committee.  The Senate Appropriations Committee reported favorably on the bill on June 14, 2016 by a vote of 16 to 14. 
  • Senate Action.  Senate Committee reported an original measure S. Rept. 114-281 on June 16, 2016.
  • Senate Action.  The bill was placed on the Senate calendar on June 16, 2016.  

Executive Action:

  • No Executive Action

Bill Summary and Status:

The Energy and Water Development Appropriations Bill

House Action: (HR 5055)

  • Reported by the House Committee.  The House Appropriations Committee released the fiscal year 2017 Energy and Water Development Appropriations bill on April 12, 2016.       
  • Passed by the Committee.  The House Appropriations Committee reported favorably on the bill on April 19, 2016 by a voice vote.
  • House Action.  The bill was placed on the House calendar on April 26, 2016. 
  • House Action.  House Committee reported an original measure H. Rept. 114-532 on April 26, 2016.
  • House Action.  The House Rules Committee reported favorably on the rules for debate of the bill on May 23, 2016. 
  • House Action.  The House considered the bill May 24, 2016 through May 26, 2016.
  • Defeated in the House.  The Committee of the Whole House failed to adopt the bill on May 26, 2016 by a vote of 112 to 305.  

Senate Action: (S 2804)

  • Reported by the Senate Committee.  The Senate Appropriations Committee released the fiscal year 2017 Energy and Water Development Appropriations bill on April 14, 2016. 
  • Passed by the Committee.  The Senate Appropriations Committee reported favorably on the bill on April 14, 2016 by a voice vote. 
  • Senate Action.  Senate Committee reported an original measure S. Rept. 114-236 on April 14, 2016.
  • Senate Action.  The bill was placed on the Senate calendar on April 14, 2016.  

Executive Action: 

  • No Executive Action

Bill Summary and Status:

Continuing Appropriations

Continuing Resolutions:

  • HR 5325 Continuing Appropriations and Military Construction, Veterans, Affairs, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act 2017, and Zika Response and Preparedness Act provides funding for agencies through December 9, 2016.  The bill was adopted by the House by a vote of 342 to 85 and by the Senate by a vote of 72 to 26.  The bill became Public Law 114-223
  • HR 2028 Further Continuing and Security Assistance Appropriations Act provides continued funding through April 28, 2017.  The bill was adopted by the House by a vote of 326 to 96 and by the Senate by a vote of 63 to 36.  The bill became Public Law 114-254.