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- CHALLENGES FACING FY17 APPROPRIATIONS IN CONGRESS - June 3, 2016
Agency Funding in Limbo as House and Senate Forge Different Paths
By Eric Katz, Government Executive
Funding federal agencies for fiscal 2017 should be easier than most years, as a two-year budget agreement has already set the top-line spending totals.
In Congress, of course, nothing really comes that easy.
When the Energy and Water Appropriations Act failed on the House floor last week, it marked the latest clash in months of disagreement over how to proceed with the line-by-line agency funding bills to meet the overall spending cap. The energy and water bill ended up failing by a large margin after nearly all Democrats and many Republicans voted against it.
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