HOUSE APPROVES FUNDING FOR FY18 - September 15, 2017
After Striking Short-Term Deal, House Approves Funding for Rest of Fiscal 2018
By Eric Katz, Government Executive
The House on Thursday approved a bill to set fiscal 2018 spending levels at agencies across the federal government, rounding out its appropriations work for the coming year.
The measure, approved with almost exclusively Republican support, comes just days after President Trump struck a deal with congressional Democrats to fund government at current levels through Dec. 8. The House bill would set funding through Sept. 30, 2018, for agencies related to agriculture; commerce, justice and science; financial services and general government; homeland security; interior; labor, health and human services and education; state and foreign operations; and transportation, housing and urban development. The “octobus” package contains eight of the 12 appropriations bills Congress must pass annually and follows the House’s “minibus,” which the chamber approved in July and included the other four requisite measures.