House Returns from Recess to Work on Appropriations Bills before September 30 Deadline

The House returns from August recess this week and faces a busy month of work on appropriations bills ahead of the September 30 deadline to fund the government for fiscal year (FY) 2019. The House has passed six of the 12 bills necessary to fully fund the federal government and has yet to finalize a conference agreement on any bill with the Senate. The Senate has passed nine of its 12 appropriations bills, including a four-bill "minibus" which contained the Transportation, Housing, and Urban Development (THUD) spending legislation. Conferencing between the House and Senate will take place throughout the month, as appropriators from both chambers hope to reach final funding agreements. There will likely be a Continuing Resolution through the midterm elections to fund those agencies whose bills have not been finalized by the September 30 deadline. Stay tuned to the Enterprise blog for more information about funding for affordable housing and community development programs.

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