The full Senate Appropriations Committee has reported out the Labor-HHS appropriations bill for fiscal year 2013, which begins on October 1, 2012. The bill provides $11.736 billion for Social Security's administrative budget, a $290 million increase. I have not yet seen anything other than the summary of the bill, which may not tell the whole story. The bills themselves are complex and confusing. Sometimes I think the bills are deliberately made confusing.
The House Appropriations Committee has yet to take up its version of the Labor-HHS appropriations bill.