Floor Schedule and Procedure:
Complete Consideration of H.R. 8294 – Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, Agriculture, Rural Development, Energy and Water Development, Financial Services and General Government, Interior, Environment, Military Construction, and Veterans Affairs Appropriations Act, 2023 (Rep. DeLauro – Appropriations)
The minibus includes bills for Agriculture, Rural Development, and Food and Drug Administration; Energy and Water Development; Financial Services and General Government; Interior and Environment; Military Construction and Veterans Affairs; and Transportation and Housing and Urban Development. The bill also includes nearly $6.1 billion for 2,680 Community Projects for Democrats.
Key provisions of each bill include:
Transportation and Housing and Urban Development
- $62.7 billion for HUD, including an expansion of housing choice vouchers to more than 140,000 individuals and families experiencing or at risk of homelessness and 5,600 new units for seniors and persons with disabilities
- $105.4 billion in budgetary resources for DOT, which will create and sustain tens of thousands of good-paying American jobs rebuilding our crumbling transportation infrastructure
- More than $2.6 billion to reduce emissions, increase resiliency, and address historical inequities in transportation and housing programs.
Agriculture, Rural Development, and Food and Drug Administration
- $560 billion for the expansion of broadband service
- $30 billion in loan authority for the Single Family Housing Guaranteed Loan Program
- More than $1.5 billion for rental assistance and affordable rental housing vouchers for low-income families and the elderly in rural communities
- $111.2 billion in required mandatory spending for SNAP, including $3 billion for the SNAP reserve fund, which will serve more than 43.5 million people
- $3.6 billion in discretionary funding to the FDA to combat the opioid crisis, stem food outbreaks, and address heavy metals in baby food
Energy and Water Development
- $4 billion for energy efficiency and renewable energy
- $350 million to advance technologies to increase resiliency, efficiency, and clean energy capabilities of the nation’s electricity delivery system
- $8 billion for the DoE Office of Science for research in energy innovation
- $100 million to accelerate domestic manufacturing of key clean energy technologies
- $550 million for Advanced Research Project Agency – Energy, to advance transformative energy technologies
- $10.8 billion for the nation’s water infrastructure
Financial Services and General Government
- $326 billion for Entrepreneurial Development Programs at the Small Business Administration
- $336 million for Community Development Financial Institutions, including $10 million to increase the availability and affordability of small dollar loans
- $400 million for Election Security Grants to augment State efforts to improve the security and integrity of elections for Federal office
- A provision making Dreamers eligible for federal employment
Interior and Environment
- $11.5 billion for the EPA, including $126 million to advance work related to PFAS, $5.18 billion for State and Tribal Assistance Grants, and $301 million for Environmental Justice
- $207 million each for the National Endowment for the Arts and the National Endowment for the Humanities
- $4.4 billion in departments that support the education and health care of Native American families
Military Construction and Veterans Affairs
- $15.1 billion for military construction, including $274.4 million for Child Development Centers, $2.1 billion for Family Housing, and $135 million for Climate Change and Resiliency Projects
- $135 billion in discretionary funds for VA, including $13.9 billion for mental health care, $911.1 million for Gender-specific Care and Programmatic Efforts for Women, and $2.7 billion for Homeless Assistance Programs.
Bill text for THUD, Agriculture, E&W, FSGG, Interior, MilConVA.
Summaries from the Appropriations Committee for THUD, Agriculture, E&W, FSGG, Interior, MilConVA.
As of yesterday, the House has completed debate through Democratic En Bloc #6.
Today, the House will resume amendment debate, beginning with Bipartisan En Bloc #7.
En Bloc #7: Crow #104, Deutch #106, Escobar #107, Gottheimer #113, Gottheimer #115, Graves #116, LaMalfa #123, Manning #125, Steil #136, Buchanan #141, Buchanan #142, Hudson #152, Jackson Lee #153, Lofgren #155, McCarthy #156, Moore #158, Nadler #159, O'Halleran #161, Raskin #164, Arrington #172, Barr #174, Gottheimer #180, Larsen #181, Manning #182, David Scott #186, Sherrill #187, Sherrill #188, Sherrill #189, Spanberger #190
Tlaib Amendment #137
Prevents the funds made available by this act from being made available to implement, administer or enforce section 908(b) of the Trade Sanctions Reform and Export Enhancement Act of 2000 (22 U.S.C. 7207(b)), prohibition on financing of agricultural sales to Cuba.
En Bloc #8: McGovern #183, McGovern#184
Members should be prepared to offer their amendments at the appropriate time tomorrow.
A full list of amendments can be found here. Members can track consideration of amendments here.