appropriations

House FY21 Homeland Security, Interior & Environment, and Energy & Water Development Appropriations Bills on the Move

This week, several subcommittees within the House Committee on Appropriations marked up Fiscal Year 2021 appropriations bills. All 12 appropriations bills must pass both chambers of Congress and be signed into law by September 30, 2020 in order to avoid a government shutdown. In recent years, Congress has not been able to pass the appropriations......

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ASCE FY21 Appropriations Requests and Congressional Hearings on FY21 Budget Requests

Last week, ASCE submitted its Fiscal Year 2021 appropriations requests to Congress, including to the following House and Senate Appropriations Subcommittees: Energy & Water Development; Transportation, Housing & Urban Development; Commerce, Justice & Science; Interior & Environment; and Homeland Security. Overall, ASCE recommends that Congress and President Trump work to increase funding for existing federal......

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Congress Averts Shutdown Approving Sweeping Spending Deal

In the midst of the political turmoil and tensions on Capitol Hill and the deadline to fund the government looms, Congress simultaneously reached a bipartisan $1.4 trillion spending package that funds the government through September 2020. This spending package includes core infrastructure programs for fiscal year (FY) 2020. Congressional leadership developed two ‘minibuses’ (H.R. 1865......

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Senate Passes First FY20 Appropriations Bills

This week, the Senate passed their first FY20 appropriations bills in a “minibus,” or spending package (H.R. 3055) that consists of four bills: Interior & Environment; Transportation, Housing & Urban Development; Commerce, Justice & Science; and Agriculture. The Senate’s FY20 Interior & Environment appropriations bill includes: $9 billion for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA),......

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Senate FY20 Appropriations Updates

Thanks to advocacy by ASCE’s Key Contacts and the U.S. Levee Safety Coalition – of which ASCE is a member – the Senate Appropriations Committee matched the House’s $15 million proposed funding level for the National Levee Safety Program’s levee inventory in its FY20 Energy & Water Development appropriations bill, which passed out of the......

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Update on the Fiscal Year 2020 Appropriations Process

This week, the House passed a stopgap spending measure, or continuing resolution (CR), to fund the government through November 21, 2019. The current fiscal year expires on September 30, and without a stopgap measure, a government shutdown will occur. While the House passed 10 of its 12 Fiscal Year (FY) 2020 appropriations bills before the......

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Congress is Back in Session: Here’s What to Watch For

Now that summer has ‘unofficially’ ended, Congress returns to D.C. with a laundry list of items to accomplish before wrapping up the 2019 legislative session. However, what’s most pressing is that Congress must pass all 12 appropriations (funding) bills before the end of the fiscal year on September 30, 2019 to prevent a government shutdown.......

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House Tees Up Second FY20 Minibus

This week, the House began voting on its second FY20 “minibus,” or spending package. H.R. 3055 includes the following appropriations bills: Transportation, Housing & Urban Development; Interior & Environment; Commerce, Justice, and Science; Military Construction & Veterans Affairs; and Agriculture, Rural Development, and Food & Drug Administration. Of particular interest to ASCE are programs that......

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