About the bill
This bill is the vehicle for passage for government funding to avert a partial government shutdown on Friday, December 21, 2018. On December 19, the Senate passed this bill with provisions to fund the government through February 8, 2019. Subsequently, on December 20, the House added $5 billion in funding for a border wall, sending the bill back to the Senate.
Although most government agencies were already funded for fiscal year 2019, this bill would fund the remaining agencies for about seven weeks. According to the Senate appropriations committee, the bill would fund for that time:
- USDA, FDA
- Departments of Commerce, Justice, Homeland Security, Interior, Environment, State, Transportation, Housing and Urban Development
- Programs related to science, financial services, and other agencies
- The National Flood Insurance Program
- The Violence Against Women ...
Sponsor and status
This bill was introduced in a previous session of Congress and though it was passed by both chambers on December 19, 2018 it was passed in non-identical forms and the differences were never resolved.
Although this bill was not enacted, its provisions could have become law by being included in another bill. It is common for legislative text to be introduced concurrently in multiple bills (called companion bills), re-introduced in subsequent sessions of Congress in new bills, or added to larger bills (sometimes called omnibus bills).
Adam Schiff was the sponsor of this bill when it was introduced on Jan 24, 2017, but the bill’s text was subsequently replaced with unrelated provisions.
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Last Updated: Dec 20, 2018
Length: 60 pages
46 Cosponsors (25 Democrats, 21 Republicans)
Statement of Administration Policy
What legislators are saying
“Walorski Votes to Fully Fund Military, Renew Community Health Centers”
— Rep. Jackie Walorski [R-IN2] (Co-sponsor) on Feb 6, 2018
“McCollum Floor Remarks Opposing H.R. 695, More Republican Budget Games”
— Rep. Betty McCollum [D-MN4] (Co-sponsor) on Jan 30, 2018
H.R. 695 (115th) was a bill in the United States Congress.
A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the President to become law.
Bills numbers restart every two years. That means there are other bills with the number H.R. 695. This is the one from the 115th Congress.
This bill was introduced in the 115th Congress, which met from Jan 3, 2017 to Jan 3, 2019. Legislation not passed by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.
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“H.R. 695 — 115th Congress: H.R. 695: Further Additional Continuing Appropriations Act, 2019.” www.GovTrack.us. 2017. September 23, 2021 <https://www.govtrack.us/congress/bills/115/hr695>
H.R. 695: Further Additional Continuing Appropriations Act, 2019, H.R. 695, 115th Cong. (2017).
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