Next week, legislators will continue to search for an agreement on a supplemental border funding package sought with increasing desperation by the Trump administration. The Senate intends to hold a floor vote on its $750 billion version of the National Defense Authorization Act (FY 2020 NDAA), while the House holds floor votes on its first near-trillion dollar appropriations minibus and begins debate on a second package.
In the Senate
Senate Republicans plan to take up a measure with billions of dollars in funding for the southern border, with the Senate Appropriations Committee scheduled to mark up the supplemental spending bill Wednesday. The Senate also plans to hold a floor vote on the fiscal 2020 National Defense Authorization bill. The Pentagon would be authorized to spend $10 billion for 94 Lockheed Martin F-35 Joint Strike Fighters and $948 million for eight Boeing F-15EX fighter planes under the defense policy bill (S. 1790) approved by the Senate Armed Services Committee at the end of May.
In the House
The House will work to finalize the four-bill spending package (H.R. 2740) covering FY 2020 appropriations for Defense, Labor-HHS-Education, Energy & Water, and State-Foreign Operations. The House will then proceed to its second appropriations package (H.R. 3055) that includes Agriculture-FDA, Commerce-Justice-Science, Interior-Environment, Military Construction-VA and Transportation-HUD funds. Agencies and programs covered by those five appropriations bills would receive about $320 billion in fiscal 2020 discretionary funding under the measure.
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