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H.R. 268: Supplemental Appropriations Act, 2019

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This bill was one of many attempts by House Democrats to end the partial government shutdown without funding for a southern border wall. The bill would provide funding for emergency disaster relief for the rest of fiscal year 2019 (through September), in addition to reopening the agencies whose funding lapsed at the start of the partial government shutdown until February 8, 2019 (a so called “continuing resolution”).

House Democrats issued a press release on passage of the bill. The release explains the rationale for the bill and the proposed distribution ...

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Nita Lowey

Sponsor. Representative for New York's 17th congressional district. Democrat.

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Last Updated: Jan 22, 2019
Length: 68 pages

Jan 8, 2019


Passed House (Senate next) on Jan 16, 2019

This bill passed in the House on January 16, 2019 and goes to the Senate next for consideration.


67% chance of being enacted according to Skopos Labs (details)


Jan 8, 2019

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Jan 16, 2019
Passed House (Senate next)

The bill was passed in a vote in the House. It goes to the Senate next.

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Passed Senate

Signed by the President

H.R. 268 is 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.

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