White House and Congressional Leaders Reach Deal on FY 2020 & 2021 Budget

On August 2, President Trump signed into law a two-year federal budget deal totaling $2.7 trillion. Background The White House and congressional leaders announced on July 22 that a comprehensive deal had been worked out on the top line spending numbers for the U.S. discretionary budget for fiscal years 2020 and 2021. Pressure had been…

Congress to Consider Supplemental Disaster Appropriations & EPA Nominee

On Tuesday afternoon, January 15 the U.S. House Rules Committee is scheduled to debate the rules for floor consideration of H.R 268, making Supplemental Appropriations for necessary expenses related to flood mitigation, disaster relief, long-term recovery, and restoration of infrastructure in areas that received a major disaster designation as a result of Hurricanes Florence, Michael,…

House Appropriation Posts

Robert Aderholt (R-AL) Agriculture Chairman

Robert Aderholt (R-AL) Agriculture Chairman

U.S. House Appropriations Committee Chairman Hal Rogers (R-KY) announced the full slate of House members who will chair appropriations subcommittees in the upcoming 114th Congress.  The winners of these coveted chairmanships are known as “Cardinals,” and among them are five new chairman. They are:

  • Tom Cole (R-OK) Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services and Education
  • Maio Diaz-Balart (R-FL) Subcommittee on Transportation, Housing and Urban Development
  • Charlie Dent (R-PA) Subcommittee on Military Construction and Veterans Affairs
  • Tom Graves (R-GA) Subcommittee on Legislative Branch
  • John Culberson (R-TX) Subcommittee on (Departments of) Commerce, State & Justice