FY 2018 appropriations process continued to move last week and was the center
of most activity on the Hill. Even more
action is expected this week. Last week, the House Appropriations Committee approved and reported the rest of
its twelve appropriations bills and is planning to roll four of these bills
into a “minibus” package that will
be considered on the floor this week. The minibus package includes: Defense,
Military Construction-VA, Energy and Water Development, and Legislative Branch.
H.R. 3219, the Defense appropriations bill, will be used as the legislative
vehicle for the package.
the Senate side, the Senate
Appropriations Committee approved two more bills last week including
Agriculture and Energy and Water Development. Three more bills are scheduled to
be considered this week by the panel including Transportation, Housing and
Urban Development, and Related Agencies (T-HUD), Commerce, Justice, Science,
and Related Agencies (CJS), and Legislative Branch.