The Select Committee on the Modernization of Congress has passed 40 recommendations to help the legislative branch reform the appropriations process, improve congressional capacity and reclaim its responsibilities under Article One of the Constitution. The vote on the fifth and final package brings the amount of approved recommendations by the committee to 90.Read More »
Congressional Negotiators OK FY 2019 Appropriations Package for VA, Energy & Water, Legislative Branch
House and Senate conference members have passed a package of three bills that would appropriate fiscal 2019 funds for the Department of Veterans Affairs, military construction, energy and water infrastructure and legislative branch.
The House on Friday voted 235-179 to pass a package of three appropriations bills for fiscal year 2019, The Hill reported Friday. The House Appropriations Committee said Friday the “minibus” legislation would authorize $145.4 billion in FY 2019 discretionary funds for military construction and veterans affairs; energy and water; and …Read More »
The House voted 235-192 Thursday to pass a potential $789 billion spending package to fund the departments of Defense and Veterans Affairs, nuclear programs and the Trump administration’s proposed border wall for fiscal 2018, Politico reported Thursday. The Make America Secure Appropriations Act combines four of the 12 spending measures and …Read More »
A new Congressional Budget Office report says there would be no “significant” savings from a Senate bill that aims to amend a law in order to reduce improper payments by federal agencies. CBO said Thursday the Federal Improper Payments Coordination Act of 2015 seeks to extend the use of the …Read More »