House to Begin Marking Up FY20 Spending Bills Next Week

The House Appropriations Committee will kick off its markups of FY20 spending bills next week with the Labor-HHS-Education and Legislative Branch measures all going before their respective subcommittees. The Labor-HHS-Education bill will be marked up in subcommittee April 30, and in full committee on May 8. The Military Construction-VA and Legislative Branch bills will be marked up in their respective subcommittees on May 1. The committee is expected to approve suballocations, known as 302(b)s, for the 12 spending bills at that May 8 full committee markup.

The Appropriations Committee also is looking at marking up the Defense bill soon, though no date has been set. Energy-Water also could be one of the first several bills to be marked up.

House Appropriations Chairwoman Nita Lowey (D-NY) is writing the bills to the $664B defense limit and $631B nondefense limit as the House adopted on April 9 an informal “deeming” resolution (H.Res. 293) that sets an overall discretionary topline of $1.295 trillion.

FY2020 Appropriations Bills Status

SubcommitteeHouse ActionSenate Action
Commerce Justice Science  
Energy & Water  
Financial Services  
Homeland Security  
Interior Environment  
Labor HHS EducationSubcommittee: April 30  
Legislative BranchSubcommittee: May 1  
Military Construction VASubcommittee: May 1  
State Foreign Operations  
Transportation HUD  

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