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H.R. 648: Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2019

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About the bill

This was a House Democrat bill to reopen most of the federal government through September 30, 2019, with funding for most or all of the federal agencies that had been shut down except for the Department of Homeland Security. The bill was written using text from bills previously negotiated during the Republican-controlled 115th Congress, with adjustments from House Democrats. It would not have included funding for a southern border wall.

House Democrats issued a press release on passage of H.R. 648. The release explains the rationale for the bill and some of the adjustments made.

On December 22, 2018 the 115th Congress was unable to reach a deal to fund some federal agencies through fiscal year 2019 after President Trump demanded $5 billion in funding for a southern border ...

Sponsor and status

Nita Lowey

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

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Last Updated: Jan 28, 2019
Length: 1090 pages
Introduced
Jan 17, 2019
116th Congress (2019–2021)
Status

Enacted Via Other Measures

Provisions of this bill were incorporated into other bills which were enacted, so there will not likely be further activity on this bill.

Provisions of this bill also appear in:

H.R. 1865: Further Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2020
Enacted — Signed by the President on Dec 20, 2019. (compare text)
H.R. 1158: Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2020
Enacted — Signed by the President on Dec 20, 2019. (compare text)
H.R. 259: Medicaid Extenders Act of 2019
Enacted — Signed by the President on Jan 24, 2019. (compare text)
Prognosis
3% chance of being enacted according to Skopos Labs (details)
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Position statements

What legislators are saying

Roe Supports Legislation to Pay Federal Employees
    — Rep. David “Phil” Roe [R-TN1] on Jan 24, 2019

Bost Votes to Pay Federal Employees During Negotiations
    — Rep. Mike Bost [R-IL12] on Jan 24, 2019

Democrats Vote Against Paying Federal Workers Again
    — Rep. Steve Scalise [R-LA1] on Jan 23, 2019

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What stakeholders are saying

R Street Institute SpendingTracker.org estimates H.R. 648 will add $3.5 billion in new spending through 2028.

History

Jan 17, 2019
 
Introduced

Bills and resolutions are referred to committees which debate the bill before possibly sending it on to the whole chamber.

Jan 23, 2019
 
Passed House (Senate next)

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

H.R. 648 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.

Bills numbers restart every two years. That means there are other bills with the number H.R. 648. This is the one from the 116th Congress.

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