Federal Relations

Congressional To-Do


July 6, 2018

House Plans to Move Second Minibus

The House has announced it will move forward with considering its second minibus of the year (the first minibus was passed in June). The second minibus will contain the House-versions of the FY2019  Interior and Financial Services bills. The House is expected to consider the measures on the floor the week of July 16th.


May 16, 2018

House Appropriations Committee Passes FY 2019 Energy & Water

The House Appropriations Committee approved its $44.7 billion FY 2019 Energy &Water spending bill, 29-20, after Republican lawmakers beat back efforts by Democrats to eliminate policy riders. Generally, bill would provide $6.6 billion for the DOE Office of Science, a 5% increase above FY 2018. The Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA-E) would receive $325 million, an 8% cut below FY…


May 14, 2018

Senate Appropriations Sets Ambitious Schedule

U.S. Capitol - March 28, 2016 (AOC)

Senate Appropriations Committee Chairman Richard Shelby (R-AL) and Vice Chairman Patrick Leahy (D-VT) released a calendar that puts the spending panel on track to finish all the fiscal 2019 bills by June 29. Both Shelby and Leahy  are aiming to bring each bill to the floor — for the first time in years — by promising…