Early yesterday morning, the House and Senate Appropriations Committees filed a $1.15 trillion Omnibus spending bill for the remaining ten months of FY 2016 ending September 30, 2016.
The bill includes funding for the 12 annual appropriations bills and reflects the increased domestic discretionary funding provided by the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2015, enacted on November 2.
The House is expected to take up the legislation on tomorrow morning and the Senate is expected to vote on the combined package tomorrow evening -- before the December 22 deadline when the short–term government funding resolution expires.
For a summary of select sections of the omnibus of interest to WG members, CLICK HERE.
For more information, contact Dennis Nuxoll at (202) 296-0191.
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