On September 19, the House voted on a continuing resolution (CR) to maintain funding at current fiscal year (FY) levels through November 21. The CR is intended to provide Congress additional time to complete appropriations bills for FY2020 as current funding is set to expire on September 30. The CR was passed by a 301-123 vote. It is expected the bill will be considered by the Senate this week.
On September 18, Senate Appropriations Subcommittee for the U.S. Departments of Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies (Labor/HHS) Chairman Roy Blunt (R-MO) released draft text of the Subcommittee’s FY2020 appropriations bill. The draft FY2020 Senate Labor/HHS appropriations bill was released in advance of a full Senate vote on a minibus (a package of 3-5 bills). When the full Senate considered the minibus (which included the draft FY2020 Senate Labor/HHS bill), the package failed due to not gaining enough support. As a result, negotiations will continue in the Senate on a FY2020 Senate Labor/HHS bill.
On September 17, the House considered and approved by voice vote H.R.2486, the “FUTURE […]Read more...