IF FIRST HOUSE SPENDING BILL IS PASSED IT WOULD TRIGGER SEQUESTRATION - July 26, 2017
Initial House ‘Minibus’ Spending Bill Would Trigger Sequester
By Eric Katz, Government Executive
House Republicans are poised to move forward with a spending bill addressing one-quarter of the necessary segments to fund the federal government past October, even though the measure would trigger an across the-board sequester at the Defense Department.
President Trump has indicated he would sign the “minibus” legislation, which, in addition to defense, would fund programs related to military construction and veterans affairs, energy and water development, and the legislative branch. The House is scheduled to vote on the 2018 Make America Secure Appropriations Act this week, despite a lack of a budget deal authorizing lawmakers to exceed spending caps currently in place.