Appropriations Committees Unveil Final Six-Bill Spending Package

March 21, 2024

Early this morning, congressional appropriators unveiled legislative text for the final spending package for fiscal year (FY) 2024. The House will vote first on this six-bill minibus —which contains the appropriations bills for Labor-HHS-Education, Defense, Financial Services and General Government (FSGG), Homeland Security, State-Foreign Operations, and Legislative Branch — during tomorrow’s session. The Senate will look to move quickly on the package ahead of Friday’s midnight deadline, but this will require cooperation among all 100 senators to allow for speedy consideration. Absent this “time agreement,” a brief weekend shutdown could be possible while the bill works its way to the president’s desk.