House Majority Whip Eric Cantor (R-VA) announced today that the House will consider the first of its 12 appropriations bills for FY15 next week. The bills up for consideration are Military Construction-Veterans Affairs (H.R. 4486) and Legislative Branch (H.R. 4487). The next appropriations bill in line is Commerce-Justice-Science, which is expected to be marked up in subcommittee on May 8. Among the agencies funded by this legislation are the National Science Foundation and NASA.
House Appropriations Committee Chairman Harold Rogers (R-KY) has said he hopes the Committee can approve all 12 bills before the July Fourth recess.
The Senate Appropriations Committee is expected to begin markup of its funding bills in late May and will begin with Military Construction-Veterans Affairs. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) has allocated four weeks of Senate floor time in June and July to consider appropriations bills