Congress Breaks for Fourth of July

July 2, 2024

Last week, House lawmakers passed three fiscal year (FY) 2025 spending bills to close out the June work period. The House has now passed four of its twelve spending bills for FY 2025: Military Construction-VA, Defense, Homeland Security, and State-Foreign Operations. Appropriations committee activity and floor action will resume on the House side during the July work period, including further consideration of the Labor-HHS-Education and Agriculture-FDA funding bills. Meanwhile, Senate Appropriations Committee Chair Patty Murray (D-WA) announced that the committee will begin marking up the FY 2025 spending bills when the chamber gavels back into session following the Fourth of July state work period.