The House on Friday approved a $ 1.3 trillion package of spending bills for fiscal year 2021.
The package, approved in a majority vote of the 217-197 party, included defense spending bills; employment, health and human services and education; trade, justice and science; energy and water; financial services and general government; and transportation and housing and urbanization.
The House has approved all but two expense bills, although the remaining bills are not expected to take into account the first floor.
More than half of the bill’s funds were spent on defense. It includes a 3 percent salary increase for troops, $ 9.3 billion for 91 F-35 fighter jets, $ 22.3 billion for nine new Navy ships and $ 758 million to mitigate effects of the coronavirus pandemic on subcontractors of the defense industrial base.
The bill would also provide the Army with $ 1million to rename the assets named for Confederate figures and fund the blocks. President TrumpDonald John TrumpTrump’s campaign cancels the purchase announcement to review the messaging strategy: a report Nunes refuses to respond to if he has received information from Ukrainian lawmaker aimed at harming Biden Poll: the plurality of voters “Gen Z” says they see more Trump political ads than Biden MOREedge wall.
Democrats included significant spending on COVID-19-related issues on the labor and health bill, including $ 5 billion in emergency spending by the National Institutes of Health and $ 9 billion in emergency funding for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Disease Control and Prevention.
The Commerce, Justice and Science Bill includes funding for NASA and the National Science Foundation and would also provide nearly $ 600 million to implement a series of reforms implemented by the law following the death of George Floyd’s police. .
The share of energy and water raises funds for renewable energy and would prevent funding for nuclear weapons testing, an idea Trump floated restoring for the first time in 28 years.
Other parts of the package funded $ 500 million in election security, increased spending on IRS enforcement, and restrictions on marijuana abortion and district abortion policy. Columbia.
They added $ 26 billion to upgrade infrastructure, blocked a Trump administration rule banning undocumented immigrants from public housing and mandatory masks on public transportation during the COVID-19 pandemic.
“This package prioritizes the lives and livelihoods of the American people, and makes the strong investments needed to build a stronger future for each person,” the chair of the House Appropriations Committee said. Nita LoweyNita Sue LoweyHouse approves two child care bills aimed at the pandemic. House approves 9.5 B spending package House panel gathers quick credits for 2021 MORE (DN.Y.)
In the second year in a row there were no packages that were bills covering national security and the legislative branch.
Democrats have repeatedly questioned the possibility of bringing to light the controversial national security bill amid disagreements between the party’s most progressive ranks. Progressives want funding from agencies such as Immigration and Customs.
But concern that the more progressive approach that helped advance it in the first place would allow centrist Democrats to be re-elected in a difficult position, aside from new pressure from progressive leaders, led Democrats to withdraw. the package project earlier this week.
The bill in the legislative branch did not exist because of disagreements over congressional pay.
While many of the basics of the bill were negotiated with Republicans and are expected to form the basis of a final compromise bill, the GOP opposed the bills on two fronts: investors. and policies.
“Democrats, unfortunately, chose a profoundly flawed approach in the exercise of this function for fiscal year 2021,” the Deputy Committee on Assessions said. Tom ColeThomas (Tom) Jeffrey Cole: Self-Trained Lawmakers After Exposing to Gohmert House Group Advances Health Bill with B in COVID-19 Emergency Fund Bipartisan Lawmakers Introduce Bill to Limit Upcoming 2001 Expansion Authorization for the use of military force MORE (R-Okla.) He said.
“I remain concerned about the use of emergency designated funds as a solution and scheme to break the budget agreement between the two parties and the president,” Cole said, referring to the inclusion of about $ 250 million in emergency spending on democratic spending proposals, on which side. -He stepped on the spending offer achieved last summer.
Cole served as the group’s group member, Rep. Kay GrangerNorvell (Kay) lawmakers Kay GrangerGOP fulfills mandate of Pelosi mask for house floor The Hill’s Morning Report – Presented by Facebook – Gohmert has positive results; Security fears rise in Republican Capitol Hill, Louisiana, after being exposed to MORE (R-Texas), who had to self-train because he had flown next to Rep. Louie GohmertLouis (Louie) Buller GohmertGOP lawmakers serve Pelosi mask for OVERNIGHT ENERGY floor: EPA extends life of toxic charcoal ash | The Flint class action lawsuit against Mich officials. May proceed, court rules | Senate Democrats introduce The Hill’s Coronavirus Report environmental justice bill: iBIO president and CEO Thomas Isett says it’s important to develop a safe vaccine; The U.S. has more than 150,000 coronavirus deaths with one death per minute approximately MORE (R-Texas) shortly before receiving a positive diagnosis of COVID-19.
While the Republican-controlled Senate is unlikely to have strict provisions restricting various Trump policies on abortion, immigration and other hot button issues, the upper house has been committed to funding the government.
Disagreements over the inclusion of police reform and COVID’s additional spending have caused a deadlock in the Senate Credit Committee, which has not issued a single spending bill for 2021.
Without any possibility, Congress will likely pass an arrest warrant to keep the government funded and prevent a standstill before the November elections.
The outcome of the election may influence whether spending bills move forward or are eliminated until next year, when control of the House, Senate and White House may be different.
Rebecca Kheel contributed.