House Dems try to reopen agencies piecemeal
- By FederalSoup Staff
- Jan 07, 2019
House Democrats are trying to get individual spending bills passed this week in order to reopen some federal agencies, Government Executive reports.
The plan is to move the Financial Services and General Government appropriations measure first, which includes funding for the Treasury Department, the Office of Personnel Management, the General Services Administration and other agencies, according to the report, which notes that the bill also includes a 1.9 percent pay raise for federal employees.
According to the article, all of the bills were already approved by the full Senate or approved in the chamber's Appropriations Committee and the House also plans to pass the measures to fund the Agriculture Department and related agencies; the Interior Department, the Environmental Protection Agency and related agencies; and the departments of Transportation, Housing and Urban Development and related agencies.