Congress Readies Six-Bill Spending Package

March 4, 2024
Congressional leadership has unveiled legislative text of a six-bill “minibus” spending package for consideration this week as lawmakers look to clear the decks on fiscal year (FY) 2024 appropriations this month. The spending package contains the funding measures for Agriculture-FDA, Commerce-Justice-Science, Energy-Water Development, Interior-Environment, Military Construction-VA, and Transportation-HUD, as funding for this tranche expires Friday at midnight. Funding for the remaining bills — Defense, Financial Services and General Government (FSGG), Homeland Security, Labor-HHS-Education, Legislative Branch, and State-Foreign Operations — will run through March 22 under the terms of the continuing resolution (CR) that was enacted late last week. Materials for the “minibus,” including text, summaries, and Congressionally Directed Spending (CDS) projects, can be viewed here.