HOUSE APPROVES OMNIBUS, SENATE TO APPROVE IT TODAY TO PREVENT SHUTDOWN - May 4, 2017
House Approves Shutdown-Averting Omnibus Spending Bill
By Eric Katz, Government Executive
The House on Wednesday approved 309-118 a negotiated agreement to fund agencies through September, sending the measure to the Senate for approval ahead of the looming shutdown threat.
Lawmakers announced the omnibus appropriations deal, which would set spending levels on a line-by-line basis across government through the final five months of fiscal 2017, on Monday. The Senate now has through Friday to send the bill to President Trump for his signature. Lawmakers acted last week to avoid an initial shutdown deadline and give themselves an extra week to finalize the deal.