January 16, 2018 – 10:07 p.m. Earlier this evening, House leaders unveiled the latest legislative attempt to keep the federal government running past the expiration of most appropriations at midnight on January 19. This legislation, to be consider… Sorry – you don’t have access to this item.
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January 12, 2018 – With Congress staring down a fiscal year 2018 appropriations expiration date of January 19, yet another stopgap continuing resolution (CR) will come to the House floor next week.
December 22, 2017 – Yesterday, the House and Senate passed legislation extending stopgap continuing appropriations through January 19, 2018, averting a possible pre-Christmas government shutdown at midnight tonight.
December 21, 2017 – At 11:32 p.m.
December 20, 2017 – The tax bill is through, but the appropriations endgame remains.
December 22, 2017 – Yesterday, the House of Representatives passed an $81 billion package of emergency supplemental appropriations for hurricane and wildfire relief by a vote of 251 to 169.
January 15, 2017 – This week, the chairman of the House Appropriations Committee introduced legislation (H. J. Res. 124) that would appropriate $663 billion for the Defense Department for fiscal year 2018 and would fund the rest of the government on a continuing, stopgap basis until January 19, 2018. But it is unlikely that this legislation, as is, has the votes needed to pass the Senate next week.
December 6, 2017 – The Congressional Budget Office and the Joint Committee on Taxation have determined that the provision in the Senate’s Transportation-HUD appropriations bill for fiscal year 2018 that would increase the maximum allowable airport passenger facility charge (PFC) will, if enacted, reduce federal tax receipts by $944 million over the next ten years.
December 8, 2017 – A potential government shutdown starting at midnight tonight has been averted with yesterday’s passage of a two-week stopgap appropriations measure (H. J. Res. 123) by the House and Senate yesterday.
December 1, 2017 With appropriations for the federal government set to expire at midnight on on December 8, the House of Representatives is expected to vote next week on a simple two-week extension of the current stopgap continuing resolution (Pub… Sorry – you don’t have access to this item.
November 21, 2017 – Congressional leaders are trying to negotiate another two-year budget deal by the end of this month to adjust the statutory caps on annual discretionary appropriations under the Budget Control Act to allow an omnibus appropriations bill for fiscal 2018 to be written and passed. Amounts under discussion would be an increase of over $90 billion per year from current law.
November 21, 2017 – Late this afternoon, the Senate Appropriations Committee released the text of the draft “chairman’s mark” of the fiscal year 2018 appropriations bill for the Department of Homeland Security, which contains many transportation-related programs and accounts.
November 21, 2017 – On November 17, the White House Office of Management and Budget released the latest Trump Administration request for emergency supplemental appropriations for relief from the effects of Hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria and of wildfires in the western U.S.
November 9, 2017 – Conspicuously absent from Congress’s pre-Thanksgiving agenda is any kind of final deal amending the Budget Control Act’s caps on discretionary appropriations for fiscal year 2018. The ramifications of this delay could include pushing enactment of a final appropriations package for fiscal 2018 into next January or February, which would in turn delay the FAST Act’s Highway Trust Fund apportionment increases for a month past that, and delay 2018 TIGER and other discretionary grants even longer.
October 27, 2017 – The House of Representatives approved the Senate-passed budget resolution for fiscal year 2018 yesterday, setting the stage for a quick “budget reconciliation” process that could allow major tax reform legislation to pass the Senate with only 50 votes instead of 60.
October 20, 2017 – Last night, the Senate passed a fiscal 2018 budget blueprint after dropping House language on air traffic control reform at the last minute.
October 6, 2017 – Fiscal year 2018 began six days ago, and both chambers of Congress are finally getting around to addressing a budget blueprint for the ongoing year.
October 6, 2017 – This week, the Federal Highway Administration formally gave states $41.4 billion in highway contract authority via formula for fiscal year 2018.
September 29, 2017 – Earlier this week, the White House, in coordination with House and Senate Republican leaders, released a joint framework document for a tax reform plan.
September 8, 2017 – Debate in the House of Representatives on the omnibus appropriation bill for fiscal year 2018 (H.R.