Federal Relations

May 1, 2014

House Passes Two Appropriations Bills and Looks Forward

This week, the full House considered and passed the Military Construction and Veterans Affairs and Legislative Affairs bills on Wednesday and Thursday respectively.  Both measures are considered uncontroversial and passed by overwhelmingly.

It is unclear when the full House will take up the Commerce, Justice, and Science bill, which the House Appropriations Committee also unveiled and passed this week. Potential policy riders, including NASA’s involvement with Russia, could derail it.

The House is expected to unveil the Transportation, HUD Appropriations Bill next week, and rumors are that Homeland Security will follow soon after.

As these measures continue through the Appropriations process, the Office of Federal Relations will continue to monitor them and provide period updates on their progress.