Appropriations

Compromise Bill Would Extend Federal Aviation Programs to 2023

House and Senate negotiators have agreed on legislative language to reauthorize federal aviation programs for five years, setting the stage for votes next week.

The announcement came from House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee Chairman Bill Shuster (R-Pa.) and ranking member Rep. Peter DeFazio (D-Ore.), and Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation Committee Chairman John Thune (R-S.D.) and ranking member Sen. Bill Nelson (D-Fla.).

What’s in the Final VA, Energy, Legislative Branch Minibus

The final version of a three-bill package lawmakers hope to send soon to President Donald Trump would fund a new Veterans Affairs health-care law, block money for the Yucca Mountain nuclear waste facility, and require Senate candidates to file their finance reports electronically.

Wall Funding Waits While Leaders Rush Bipartisan Spending Bills

The race to complete appropriations bills before the fiscal year ends this month is more likely to benefit Democrats than conservative Republicans, as congressional leaders plan to pass a major domestic spending bill quickly and delay efforts to secure more money for a border wall.