House Passes FY 2020 Appropriations Agreement

December 17, 2019
Press Release
Agreement Rejects President’s Proposed Cuts, Makes Robust Investments For The People

WASHINGTON — The House today passed two legislative packages that together comprise all 12 fiscal year 2020 funding bills. The packages, products of bipartisan, bicameral negotiations, now head to the Senate.

“I am proud that we were able to come together, negotiate our differences, and reach a bipartisan agreement that makes investments to strengthen our nation and give every American a better chance at a better life,” said House Appropriations Committee Chairwoman Nita M. Lowey. “I’m particularly proud that we have fully funded a fair and accurate 2020 Census, provided money for states to secure their elections, and, for the first time in more than 20 years, appropriated funding – $25 million – to research gun violence. This agreement represents House Democrats’ commitment to fighting For The People.”

The domestic priorities and international assistance appropriations minibus, H.R. 1865 reflects conference agreements for eight appropriations bills: Labor-Health and Human Services-Education, Agriculture, Energy and Water Development, Interior-Environment, Legislative Branch, Military Construction-Veterans Affairs, State-Foreign Operations, and Transportation-Housing and Urban Development. It also includes other matter outside the Appropriations Committee’s jurisdiction that was negotiated on a bipartisan, bicameral basis.

The minibus reflects the efforts of the new House Democratic majority to fund gun violence research. It also includes historic investments in Head Start and child care programs, record funding for lifesaving medical research at the National Institutes of Health, and rejects President Trump’s misguided cuts to schools, health care, infrastructure, and environmental protection and clean energy programs.

The text (prior to the inclusion of a Manager's amendment on tax extenders) of the domestic priorities and international assistance appropriations minibus is available here. Text of joint explanatory statements is available at these links: front matterDivision ADivision BDivision CDivision DDivision EDivision FDivision GDivision H. A division-by-division summary (not including tax extenders legislation added by a self-executing rule) is available here and as a pdf here.

The national security appropriations minibus, H.R. 1158 reflects conference agreements for four appropriations bills: Defense, Commerce-Justice-Science, Financial Services and General Government, and Homeland Security.

The national security minibus reflects Democrats’ commitment to help states secure our elections and to full funding for the Constitutionally-mandated Census. It invests in science programs, funds the military at a level consistent with the Bipartisan Budget Act, and maintains a status quo in funding for Customs and Border Protection and Immigration and Customs Enforcement.

The text of the national security minibus is available here. Text of joint explanatory statements is available at these links: front matterDivision ADivision BDivision CDivision D. A division-by-division summary is available here and as a pdf here.


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