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Legislative Update: House, Senate Appropriations Committees Approve ARC FY 2003 Funding Legislation

September 2002

On September 5, the U.S. House Committee on Appropriations approved the fiscal year 2003 energy and water development appropriations bill, which contains ARC's nonhighway funding for the fiscal year beginning October 1. The committee approved $71.3 million for ARC, of which $5 million is earmarked for a child development center in Alabama. The Senate appropriations committee completed work on its version of the bill on July 24, providing $74.3 million for ARC. Of that total, $8 million is earmarked for the Commission's new telecommunications program. Full House and Senate action on the bills is pending.