Congress Reaches Agreement on Combined CR, Labor-HHS-Education/Defense Minibus
With the start of fiscal year (FY) 2019 less than two weeks away, appropriators from the House and Senate released a compromise bill (H.R. 6157) to combine full-year appropriations for Defense and Labor-Health and Human Services-Education (LHHS) with a partial-year continuing resolution (CR) for all remaining programs. The Senate adopted the agreement yesterday, and the House is expected to vote on the measure next week when it returns from recess.
This brief summarizes provisions of the CR. The LHHS spending bill will be analyzed separately in forthcoming briefs. Proposed funding for major grant programs under both the CR and the LHHS bill is provided in Table 1 at the end of this brief.