NTU Urges "YES" on H.R. 8771, 2025 SFOPS Appropriations Act

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NTU urges all Representatives to vote "YES" on H.R. 8771, the Department of State, Foreign Operations, and Related Programs Appropriations Act, 2025 (SFOPs). This bill would fund these accounts at $51.71 billion, thereby cutting spending on SFOPs by 11 percent or $7.6 billion below FY 2024. As our nation’s financial situation grows more dire by the day, an 11 percent cut is a significant step in the right direction for taxpayers. NTU also urges “YES” on the following Amendments: #50, #64, and #141. 

The amendment numbers are based on the Rules Committee numbering system.

Amendment #50, offered by Rep. Cammack (R-FL), would prohibit funds from being used to implement any regulation costing more than $100 million to the economy. Similar to the REINS Act, this would protect taxpayers from egregious regulatory costs from the Biden administration. 

Amendment #64, offered by Rep. Nehls (R-TX), would reduce funds in the Refugee and Migration Assistance account by 25 percent, saving $600 million for taxpayers. 

Amendment #141, offered by Rep. Brecheen (R-OK), would reduce funds from being used to fund the Global Environmental Facility, saving taxpayers nearly $140 million. 

Roll call votes on the above amendments will be included in NTU’s annual Rating of Congress and a “YES” vote will be considered the pro-taxpayer position.