Congress has adopted two packages of bundled FY 2020 appropriations bills, H.R. 1158 and H.R.1865. Combined, the two bills contain all twelve FY 2020 appropriations bills totaling $1.394 trillion in discretionary spending.
H.R. 1158 contains the appropriations bills on Commerce-Justice-Science, Defense, Homeland Security and Financial Services. The total of H.R. 1158 is $860.3 billion.
H.R. 1865 contains the Agriculture-Food and Drug Administration, Labor- Health, Human Services, and Education, State and Foreign Operations, Military Construction-Veterans Affairs, Transportation and Housing and Urban Development, Energy and Water, Interior and Environment, and Legislative Branch spending bills. The total of this package is $534.4 billion.
The U.S. House adopted H.R. 1158 and H.R. 1865 on December 17, 2019 by a vote of 219-189.
The Department of Homeland Security appropriations bill includes $1.375 billion for border barriers between the U.S. and Mexico, which is the same amount in the previous year FY 2019 appropriations bill. Appropriators continued restrictions on the specifications and locations of the barrier. The Trump Administration was seeking $5 billion and an additional $3.6 billion to replenish military construction funds the Administration reprogrammed toward the barrier.
$7.6 billion will be directed to the Department of Commerce for conducting the 2020 census.
Below are the final FY 2020 appropriations amounts for important federal programs to our clients.