Washington Update

Our weekly update on Congress

The House passed H.R. 2500, “The National Defense Authorization Act,” and H.R. 1327, which would fund the September 11th Victim Compensation Fund through Fiscal Year 2090.

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The House passed a “minibus” spending package, H.R. 3055, covering Commerce, Justice, Science, Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, Interior, Environment, Military Construction, Veterans Affairs, Transportation, and Housing and Urban Development funding, as well as H.R. 3351, the “Financial Services and General Government Appropriations Act.” The House also passed the Senate version of H.R. 3401, which provides $4.5 billion in emergency supplemental appropriations for humanitarian assistance and security at the Southern Border.

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The House passed a “minibus” spending package, which covers Defense, Labor-HHS-Education, State and Foreign Operations, Energy and Water, and Legislative Branch funding. The House began consideration of a second “minibus” covering Commerce, Justice, Science, Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, Interior, Environment, Military Construction, Veterans Affairs, Transportation, and Housing and Urban Development funding.

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The House began consideration of a “minibus” spending package, which covers Defense, Labor-HHS-Education, State and Foreign Operations, Energy and Water, and Legislative Branch funding.

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The House passed H.R. 2157, which would provide $19.1 billion in supplemental disaster relief funding; H.R. 6, “The American Dream and Promise Act;” and S. 1379, “The Pandemic and All-Hazards Preparedness and Advancing Innovation Act.

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The House met in pro forma session on Tuesday and Thursday. Unanimous consent motions to adopt H.R. 2157, which would provide $19.1 billion for supplemental disaster relief, were blocked by Representatives Thomas Massie (R-KY) and John Rose (R-TN). The House passed S. 1693, which extends the authorization for the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) through June 14, 2019.

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