Budget Brief 17-10
August 2, 2017

As in previous years, fiscal year (FY) 2018 appropriations are taking place under odd circumstances. Neither the House nor Senate has adopted a budget resolution that sets discretionary spending targets for the year, so the two chambers are working from dissimilar totals and sub-allocations (known as 302(b)s). While the lack of a budget resolution meant things got off to a slow start, both chambers have now begun work. 

Both the House and Senate appropriations committees have approved FY 2018 legislation providing funds for Commerce-Justice-Science (CJS). This brief summarizes significant components of the bills. Other appropriations bills will be covered in subsequent briefs.