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Fiscal 2018 Spending Bill Allocates $34.5B for DOE

The Energy Department will receive $34.5 billion in fiscal 2018 funds as part of a $1.3 trillion spending bill signed by President Donald Trump. DOE said Friday the omnibus allocates a total of $17.98 billion for science research, energy efficiency and renewable energy, environmental management, nuclear and fossil energy and  Advanced …

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RSC’s Bill Flores Outlines Provisions on Omnibus Appropriations Bill

Rep. Bill Flores (R-Texas), chairman of the Republican Study Committee, has outlined the provisions in a new omnibus appropriations bill that he said will fully fund national security efforts in fiscal year 2016. According to an RSC document released Tuesday, the proposed Responsible Spending and Accountability Act combines the House’s six approved …

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VA Gets $63.2B in Funding for Fiscal 2014 Under Omnibus Bill

The Veterans Affairs Department will receive $63.2 billion in funding for the fiscal year 2014, up $2.3 billion from the fiscal 2013 funding, under the newly passed omnibus appropriations bill, Fierce Government reported Wednesday. Ryan McDermott writes the VA budget covers $140 million for the paperless claims system upgrades at …

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Omnibus Bill Includes $572B for Pentagon’s FY 2014 Budget

An omnibus funding bill unveiled by legislators Monday evening includes a measure that provides the Defense Department with a $572 billion budget for the current fiscal year, Defense News reported Monday. John Bennett writes the measure allocates $92.9 billion to support the Pentagon’s acquisition programs and $63 billion for research and …

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Lawmakers Halfway Through Omnibus Bill

Congress has been busy in developing a $1 trillion omnibus spending bill ahead of a Jan. 15 deadline that is intended to help ward off another government shutdown, Politico magazine reported Tuesday. David Rogers writes that lawmakers are close to finalizing half of the measure, which is essentially 12 bills …

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Short-Term Deal Appears Likely for Govt. Funding Bill

Reports surfaced earlier this week that a possible deal was reached for government funding. Now, short-term spending seems to be a front-runner of solutions to keep the government up and running. A report by The Hill newspaper indicated that the White House has asked lawmakers to consider short-term measures in …

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