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House Panel Proposes Stopgap Bill to Fund Government Through Dec. 11th; Nita Lowey Quoted

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The House Appropriations Committee has proposed a continuing resolution that would fund government operations through Dec. 11th in order to prevent a government shutdown once the new fiscal year begins in October. The bill would appropriate funds for the U.S. Navy to award a contract to facilitate the procurement of two Columbia-class submarines. 

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House Panel OKs $694.6B Defense Spending Bill for FY 2021

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The House Appropriations Committee voted 30-22 to pass a bill on Tuesday to authorize $694.6 billion in fiscal year 2021 funds for the Department of Defense (DoD). The measure reflects a $3.7 billion drop from the president’s budget request and a $1.3 billion increase from the FY 2020 enacted level.

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House Issues $74B FY20 Funding Bill for Commerce, DOJ, NASA

The House Appropriations Committee released the draft funding bill for NASA and the departments of Commerce and Justice for fiscal year 2020, which would support the initiatives to combat crimes, create jobs, improve U.S. infrastructure and to fight climate change. The Commerce, Justice and Science funding bill issued Thursday would provide $73.9 billion to the agencies, nearly $10 billion higher than the FY19 budget.

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House Lawmakers Call for Contractor Back Pay in Appropriations Bill

A group of House lawmakers called on the House Appropriations Committee to include a provision to compensate federal contractor workers for their lost wages in upcoming funding measures as the result of a 35-day partial government shutdown. The lawmakers sent a letter Thursday to Committee Chairman Nita Lowey (D-N.Y.) and Ranking Member Kay Granger (R-Texas) citing the financial impact of the shutdown on employees of federal contractors.

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Reports: House Dems Object to GOP’s Omnibus Spending Proposal

Republican leaders proposed a spending package bill to their Democrat counterparts Tuesday night as Congress faces a Dec. 11 deadline to keep the government funded, The Hill newspaper reported Wednesday. Mike Lillis and Scott Wong write House Democrats oppose more than 30 appropriations riders in the Republicans’ year-end omnibus budget proposal …

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100 Lawmakers Ask House Appropriations Committee for $32B in More NIH Funds

At least 100 lawmakers have sent a letter to the House Appropriations Committee to call for annual funding of more than $32 billion to support the National Institutes of Health‘s biomedical research. Rep. Chris Van Hollen (D-Md.), Rep. Suzan DelBene (D-Wash.) and Rep. David McKinley (R-W.Va.) spearheaded the bipartisan effort, according to a post …

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Democrats Call for Non-Defense Funding Boost; Nita Lowey Comments

Democrats have called on Republican lawmakers to raise the budget for non-defense agencies during a rally at the Capitol building, GovExec reported Wednesday. Rep. Steny Hoyer (D-Md.) and House Appropriations Committee Ranking Member Nita Lowey (D-N.Y.) have pushed for the passage of a budget agreement in October to remove budget …

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