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Senate Approps releases allocations

The Senate Appropriations Committee on Thursday released the allocations for subcommittees for fiscal year 2017.

The allocation for the Senate Agriculture Appropriations Subcommittee for discretionary spending is $21.25 billion.

The fiscal year 2017 allocations are consistent with the amounts approved in the 2015 Balanced Budget Act, Senate Appropriations Committee Chairman Thad Cochran, R-Miss., said in a news release.

The House Agriculture Appropriations Subcommittee this week approved a fiscal year 2016 appropriations bill that totals $21.3 billion in discretionary funding.

Senate Appropriations Committee ranking member Barbara Mikulski, D-Md., said in a statement that she was "so pleased about the $5 million increase for the Appalachian Regional Commission. It is a real job creator, working with community colleges in places like Maryland's mountain counties of Garrett, Allegany and Washington, to train professionals with the skills to enter high-demand fields immediately. The commission also makes water and sewer investments that promote employment opportunities and provide safe drinking water."

–The Hagstrom Report