Funding, Other Deadlines Await Lawmakers on Return

July 8, 2024 12:30 pm

Congress returns for a six-week sprint to address government funding and expiring authorizations.

House appropriators are on track to pass all 12 appropriation bills by the end of July and the Senate Appropriations Committee is slated to begin marking up its spending measures this week. Disagreements on funding levels and policy riders mean lawmakers will likely need to pass a stopgap funding bill before the fiscal year ends on Sept. 30 to avert a government shutdown.

The annual defense authorization, five-year farm bill, and expiring telehealth policies also face looming deadlines. Lawmakers are also seeking to finalize agreements on water infrastructure and workforce development measures by the end of the year.

The attached presentation outlines the congressional calendar for the rest of the year and dates to watch on key legislative items.

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