Please find Congressman Tipton's fiscal year 2018(FY18) appropriations request form below.
Please note that the below form must be completed by Friday, March 25, 2017 at 12:00 p.m. (subject to change).
In order to simplify the process, please complete the below form ONLY IF this is the first time you would like to register support for a specific federal program, or if this is a new or updated report language/ bill language/ program request.
For these new requests, we do not need a cover letter, faxed forms, or other additional information – just the form.
As with previous years, earmarks have been banned, so only programmatic, bill, and report language requests are acceptable.
Here are some preliminary tips:
- The House Rules define an earmark as --
a provision or report language included primarily at the request of a Member, Delegate, Resident Commissioner, or Senator providing, authorizing or recommending a specific amount of discretionary budget authority, credit authority, or other spending authority for a contract, loan, loan guarantee, grant, loan authority, or other expenditure with or to an entity, or targeted to a specific State, locality or Congressional district, other than through a statutory or administrative formula-driven or competitive award process.
These requests will not be accepted.
- What is a program or language request?
Program Request: a request to fund a specific Federal program at a specified level—Example: Provide $5,000,000,000 for the National Cancer Institute.
Language Request: a request to include specific bill or report language that does not direct funding to a particular entity but encourages, urges, or directs some type of action by an agency. Example: Committee encourages the Department of Education to study the impact of the availability of student loans on increases in enrollment rates.