What's In The COVID Relief Government Funding Bill

After an incredibly tough year of the pandemic exacerbated by government-mandated lockdowns, the federal government is about to pass a government spending package. Here's what's in it:

Foreign Aid

  • $10 million for “gender programs” in Pakistan

  • $1,300,000,000 for a "Foreign Military Financing Program" in Egypt

  • $45,000,000 for fighting corruption in Belize, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, and Panama.

  • $33,000,000 to the Economic Support Fund for Communist Venezuela

  • $505,925,000 for Latin America And The Caribbean

  • $1.4 billion for "Asia Reassurance Initiative Act"

  • $132,025,000 for the country of Georgia

  • $3,047,612,000 for the Afghanistan Security Forces Fund

  • $461,375,000 for Columbia

  • $135 million to Burma

  • $85.5 million to Cambodia

  • $453,000,000 in aid to Ukraine

  • $130 million to Nepal

  • $700 million to Sudan

  • $25M to Pakistan

  • $193 million for federal HIV/AIDS workers stationed abroad to buy new cars

Domestic Spending

  • $40,000,000 for the Kennedy Center

  • $154,000,000 for the National Gallery of Art

  • $818,192,000 for the Smithsonian

  • $167,000,000 for Foundation on the Arts and the Humanities

  • $14,000,000 For W. Wilson Center

  • $1.5 million for the Appropriations Committee’s “Office of Diversity and Inclusion”

And for you, the taxpayer: $600