July 24, 2018

Appropriations: Restoring Regular Order


  • Republicans are acting to restore regular order for appropriations, with this year’s Bipartisan Budget Act paving the way.
  • The Senate Appropriations Committee has passed every bill out of committee at its fastest pace since 1988.
  • The Senate is on track to pass the majority of appropriations bills before the end of July, the first time this has happened since 2000.

The Senate is getting back to basics – the Appropriations Committee has passed all appropriations bills out of committee at the fastest pace since 1988. The cumulative vote on all bills in committee was 363-9.

This week the Senate will take up four more appropriations bills: Agriculture; Financial Services-General Government; Interior-Environment; and Transportation-HUD. Once these bills pass the Senate, it will have passed a majority of appropriations bills – the first time that’s happened before the end of July since 2000.

Majority of Appropriations Bills Set for Conference by End of July

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Issue Tag: Senate