Status of Border Wall Funding and Remaining FY19 Appropriations Bills

Talk has turned to Congress passing another continuing resolution (CR) funding the remaining seven FY19 appropriations bills through December 14. The current CR expires on December 7. Senate Appropriations Committee Chairman Richard Shelby (R-AL) said that some in Congress are pushing for a long-term CR through next September. But this may just be “talk” designed to increase political pressure for a final spending deal as a full-year homeland security CR would provide only $1.57B for the border wall (the amount from the FY18 Homeland Security appropriations bill).

This week Republicans proposed a plan that would provide $5B over two years for the President’s border wall – $2.5B in FY19 and $2.5B in FY20. Democrats have rejected this proposal. The Senate Homeland appropriations bill includes $1.6B for the wall compared to the House bill, which includes $5B (the President’s FY19 requested amount). President Trump told Republican leaders that he is adamant about getting $5B in FY19 as a down payment on the wall, and that he would veto any measure that provides only $1.6B for it.

Another obstacle could come from Senate Democrats, who are pushing to include a provision in the final spending bill to protect special counsel Robert S. Mueller III’s investigation from interference, if Republican leaders don’t allow a vote on a separate bill.

Subcommittee House Action Senate Action Conference
Agriculture Subcommittee: May 9

Full Committee: May 16

Subcommittee: May 22

Full Committee: May 24

Floor: August 1

 
Commerce Justice Science Subcommittee: May 9

Full Committee: May 17

Subcommittee: June 12

Full Committee: June 14

 
Defense Subcommittee: June 7

Full Committee: June 13

Floor: June 28

Subcommittee: June 26

Full Committee: June 28

Floor: August 23

House Floor: Sept. 26

Senate Floor: Sept. 18

Signed Into Law: Sept. 28 (P.L. 115-245)

Energy & Water Subcommittee: May 7

Full Committee: May 16

Floor: June 8

Subcommittee: May 22

Full Committee: May 24

Floor: June 25

House Floor: Sept. 12

Senate Floor: Sept. 13

Signed Into Law: Sept. 21 (P.L. 115-244)

Financial Services Subcommittee: May 24

Full Committee: June 13

Floor: July 19

Subcommittee: June 19

Full Committee: June 21

Floor: August 1

 
Homeland Security Subcommittee: July 19

Full Committee: July 25

Subcommittee: June 19

Full Committee: June 21

 
Interior Environment Subcommittee: May 15

Full Committee: June 6

Floor: July 19

Subcommittee: June 12

Full Committee: June 14

Floor: August 1

 
Labor HHS Education Subcommittee: June 15

Full Committee: July 11

Subcommittee: June 26

Full Committee: June 28

Floor: August 23

House Floor: Sept. 26

Senate Floor: Sept. 18

Signed Into Law: Sept. 28 (P.L. 115-245)

Legislative Branch Subcommittee: April 26

Full Committee: May 8

Floor: June 8

Full Committee: June 14

Floor: June 25

House Floor: Sept. 12

Senate Floor: Sept. 13

Signed Into Law: Sept. 21 (P.L. 115-244)

Military Construction VA Subcommittee: April 26

Full Committee: May 8

Floor: June 8

Subcommittee: June 5

Full Committee: June 7

Floor: June 25

House Floor: Sept. 12

Senate Floor: Sept. 13

Signed Into Law: Sept. 21 (P.L. 115-244)

State Foreign Operations Subcommittee: June 13

Full Committee: June 20

Subcommittee: June 19

Full Committee: June 21

 
Transportation HUD Subcommittee: May 16

Full Committee: May 23

Subcommittee: June 5

Full Committee: June 7

Floor: August 1

 

 

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