Federal Relations

June 17, 2019

Appropriations Work Continues in House This Week

The House is scheduled to continue its appropriations work on the floor this week.

When it reconvenes on Tuesday, the House is expected to resume its debate on the first package of spending bills for FY2020, one that is made up of the Labor-HHS-Education, Defense, Energy and Water, and State-Foreign Operations bills.

After completing work on this set of bills, the chamber is scheduled to take up a five-bill vehicle, consisting of the following measures:  Commerce-Justice-Science; Agriculture; Interior and Environment; Military Construction-Veterans Affairs; and Transportation-Housing and Urban Development.

The Senate has yet to move on any of its bills, hoping to reach a deal on top-line spending limits first.  If no deal is reached soon, the Senate Appropriations Committee may also move on its own, hoping to reach a compromise with the House and the Administration later in the legislative process.