Home / News / House, Senate Negotiators Reach DoD-HHS-Labor-Education Appropriations Deal With Stopgap Measure

House, Senate Negotiators Reach DoD-HHS-Labor-Education Appropriations Deal With Stopgap Measure

Conference members of both chambers of Congress have reached a compromise to combine the $674B defense spending bill with a measure that would appropriate fiscal 2019 funds for the departments of Health and Human Services, Labor and Education, Defense News reported Thursday.

“The Defense and Labor-HHS bills account for the lion’s share of discretionary spending,” said Senate Appropriations Committee Chairman Richard Shelby (R-Ala.).

The conference report on the “minibus” measure includes a continuing resolution that aims to prevent a government shutdown by funding other federal agencies through Dec. 7 to give lawmakers time to negotiate other appropriations bills.

USA Today reported that the House on Thursday voted 377-20 to approve a package of bills that would allocate fiscal 2019 funds for the Department of Veterans Affairs, military construction, energy and water infrastructure and legislative branch.

The package is now headed to the White House for President Donald Trump’s signature, the report added.
 

Check Also

USCIS Launching System Modernization, Supply Chain Security Initiatives

The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services is working on modernizing its systems and fortifying software security at the supply chain level, Federal Times reported Friday. Adrian Monza, chief of the Department of Homeland Security component's cyber defense branch, told the publication that USCIS is launching “very significant” modernization efforts and that other agencies must be able to defend their networks against threats to financial databases.