The House and Senate continue to negotiate a final deal on a four-bill spending package (“minibus”) that includes the FY19 Transportation-HUD (THUD) and Agriculture spending bills. However, lawmakers have been unable to reach an agreement because of controversial policy riders included in several of the bills. Congress only has a few days left to negotiate a deal on the minibus before federal funding expires for programs on September 30, the last day of the current fiscal year. Without an agreement, Congress is likely to fund HUD and USDA affordable housing programs through a stopgap funding measure running through December 7. Lawmakers plan to attach the stopgap funding bill to another spending package that has already been negotiated.
The House approved by a vote of 227-194 on June 25 a five-bill FY20 spending package that includes robust funding for affordable housing and community development investments at HUD and USDA, as well…July 1, 2019
The House passed on June 25 a five-bill spending package for FY20 that includes funding and provisions that would affect disaster housing recovery efforts. The spending package created a Homeless…July 1, 2019
A group of 12 Democratic Senators sent a letter on June 18 to congressional leadership urging them to lift the budget caps mandated by the Budget Control Act of 2011 so Congress can prioritize…June 24, 2019