Floor Consideration of Appropriations Bills

Appropriations bills are usually brought to the floor under open rules, which means that members are allowed to offer any relevant (germane) amendments at the appropriate time.  I am pleased that the current Republican majority has restored this tradition.  For many Members of Congress, 2011 marked the first time they had ever had an opportunity to offer an amendment to an appropriations bill, allowing the voices of those they represent to be heard in Congress.

The Appropriations Subcommittees held a number of oversight hearings on the President’s FY2016 Budget Request. In 2015, all twelve bills were passed through committee and six bills were passed on the House Floor. Currently, H.R. 2029, the Fiscal Year (FY) 2016 Consolidated and Further Continuing Appropriations funds the government through September 30, 2016. Currently, Congress is considering appropriation bills for FY2017.

Bill
Number

Bill Title   House
Markup
Passed
House 
Senate
Markup 
 Senate
Passed
Conference  Signed
into Law 
HR AG        
HR CJS    
HR Defense      
HR Energy & Water      
HR Financial Services      
HR Homeland Security      
HR Interior          
HR Labor HHS Ed        
HR Leg Branch      
HR Milcon VA      
HR SFOPS        
HR THUD      
             
           
               

 

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