Lawmakers Await Text for Last Six FY 2024 Bills

March 20, 2024

Leadership is racing to finalize legislative text for the remaining fiscal year (FY) 2024 spending bills as Congress brushes close to Friday’s deadline. All six measures — including Labor-HHS-Education, Defense, Financial Services and General Government (FSGG), Homeland Security, State-Foreign Operations, and Legislative Branch — will be packaged together in a “minibus” that could be released as soon as today. Of note, the Homeland Security portion of this package will be included as a regular spending bill instead of a year-long continuing resolution (CR) after leadership reached an eleventh hour agreement on immigration and border policy disputes. As of the current timeline, a vote in the House may not occur until Friday, so a short-term funding patch may be needed to keep the government operational while this last funding package works through Congress.

  • Today in Congress. The House will meet today to consider a rule that will govern debate on a series of GOP-sponsored energy bills that seek to, among other things: (1) repeal section 134 of the Clean Air Act (H.R. 1023); (2) promote and “restore” U.S. energy production (H.R. 1121); and (3) implement a series of Clean Water Act permitting reforms (H.R. 7023). Meanwhile, the Senate will continue churning through pending judicial nominations.