Some members of the Senate Appropriations Committee are considering a return to the omnibus approach as a way to pass a continuing resolution before March 27, the date of a potential government shutdown, Federal Times reports.
John Bennett writes an omnibus bill would combine several full-year agency spending bills into a single piece of legislation.
Appropriations Committee Chairwoman Barbara Mikulski (D-Md.) said a Senate mini-omnibus would include full fiscal 2013 funds for defense, according to Federal Times.
Bennett reports the committee could take up a mini-omnibus or full-omnibus measure next week.