The Senate enjoyed a brief recess before returning to work last week, and it has now passed seven of the 12 fiscal year (FY) 2019 appropriations bills. Among those bills was H.R. 6147, a four-bill “minibus” which contained the Transportation, Housing, and Urban Development (THUD) appropriations bill. For a full update on key housing components of spending bills included in the minibus, see Enterprise’s updated budget chart. With the House returning to Washington early next month, legislators face a short turnaround to complete all FY 2019 appropriations by the October 1 start of the next fiscal year. While it is possible that all 12 bills will be finalized by that date, lawmakers may opt for a short-term Continuing Resolution (CR) to fund the government through the midterm elections. Enterprise will continue to advocate for fully funding critical affordable housing and community development programs. Stay tuned to our blog for more information as Congress advances the appropriations process.
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