|Friday, July 24, 2020|
Complete Consideration of H.R. 7608 – State, Foreign Operations, Agriculture, Rural Development, Interior, Environment, Military Construction, and Veterans Affairs Appropriations Act, 2021 (Rep. Lowey – Appropriations)
This includes four appropriations bills and totals $259.5 billion in discretionary funding. This legislation makes robust investments to safeguard our national security, support our troops and veterans, advance American values and interests, protect the environment, preserve our treasured lands, expand opportunity for Native Americans and Americans in rural areas, and improve global health.
Click here for a division-by-division summary from the Appropriations Committee.
As of last night, the House has completed all debate on H.R. 7608. The Rule makes in order 132 amendments and allows for amendments to be offered en bloc. A full list of amendments can be found here.
Postponed Amendment Votes (3):
Allen Amendment #62
Reduces spending in Division C by 5%.
Tonko/Blunt Rochester Amendment #67
Prohibits funds from being used by the EPA to finalize, implement, or enforce the proposed rule, ‘‘Review of the National Ambient Air Quality Standards for Particulate Matter’’ published in the Federal Register by the Environmental Protection Agency on April 30, 2020 (85 Fed. Reg. 24094 et seq.), which fails to protect, within an adequate margin of safety, communities of color from harmful air pollution during a global public health pandemic, where those communities are experiencing a disproportionately high death rate made worse by decades of exposure to toxic pollution.
Smith (MO) Amendment #102
Reduces funding for the EPA Environmental programs and management to match the President’s FY 21 budget request.
As a reminder, amendments this week will not be considered in the Committee of the Whole but rather before the full House.
QUOTE OF THE DAY:
“Nobody’s free until everybody’s free.”
Fannie Lou Hamer