Federal Relations

July 26, 2019

On to the Senate

By a vote of 284 to 149, the House cleared yesterday H. R. 3877, the bipartisan package that would increase the debt limit and increase the spending levels for the next two fiscal years.

Even after an agreement was reached earlier in the week, there were some questions as to whether the President supported it.  Before the House vote, he tweeted his support for the measure. In the end, less than half of the House Republicans supported the bill.

The legislation now heads over to the Senate for its consideration next week before the chamber clears out for the month of August.  The House is now in recess until after Labor Day.

Read more about the vote herehere, and here.