House Passes ‘Minibus’ Spending Package
However, it's unlikely the divided Senate will pass it
On Wednesday, the U.S. House of Representatives passed a package that contains six Fiscal Year 2023 spending bills for various government agencies, but with Senate appropriations largely stalled, it’s likely a continuing resolution will be needed to fund the government past Sept. 30.
The House voted 220-207 to pass the package that includes funding for the departments of House and Urban Development (HUD), Transportation, Agriculture, Energy and Veterans Affairs and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA).
House Appropriations Committee Chair Rosa DeLauro (D-CT) said the spending package is aimed at "lowering the cost of living, creating American jobs, lifting up working families and supporting small businesses."
The House still has six remaining spending bills it hopes to clear before the end of the month. The appropriations process is still bogged down in the Senate, where lawmakers have yet to roll out any text for any of their dozen annual spending bills. Top Senate negotiators have been deadlocked on top spending levels for defense and domestic spending bills for months, raising the likelihood of another continuing resolution.
This article was provided to OSAP by ASAE's Power of Associations and Inroads.