Federal Relations

June 7, 2018

More Progress Seen on Appropriations Front

Both chambers of Congress continue to make progress on the FY2019 appropriations bills.

The House is expected to start its debate on its first “minibus” package of bills today.  The measure includes the Energy and Water Development, Legislative Branch, and Military Construction-Veterans Affairs Appropriations Bills.  The Appropriations Committee approved its Interior spending bill yesterday evening.

On the Senate side, the Appropriations Committee earlier this morning approved both the Transportation-Housing and Urban Development and Military Construction-Veterans Affairs bills.  Four of the 12 spending bills have been cleared by the committee in the Senate so far.  Seven bills have been approved by the House committee.