Post-July 4th Appropriations Update
by Jocelyn Yin*, 7/7/2009
As Congress returns to work this week, it's time to take a look at the status of various appropriations bills.
Not surprisingly, several big-ticket items are still left on the House's to-do list, probably because Congress is trying to figure out how to fit massive health care and transportation spending proposals in with this year's discretionary spending. The House continues to push ahead with its schedule, with the hopes that it will be able to work through most of the remaining issues and avoid an omnibus spending bill this year. Subcommittee and full committee markups continue this week in both the House and Senate.
Up-to-the-date status tracking can be found here.