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H.R. 3354: Department of the Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2018

This was a vote to pass H.R. 3354 in the House. The federal budget process occurs in two stages: appropriations and authorizations. This is an appropriations bill, which sets overall spending limits by agency or program. (Authorizations direct how federal funds should or should not be used.) Appropriations are typically made for single fiscal years (October 1 through September 30 of the next year).

The House Appropriations Committee passed each of the 12 Fiscal Year 2018 appropriations bills out of subcommittee and full committee. In May of 2017, the House passed the House Amendment to the Senate Amendment to H.R. 244, the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2017. Funds provided under this Act expire September 30, 2017. On July 27, 2017, the House passed H.R. 3219, the Make America Secure Appropriations Act, 2018, by a vote of 235 to 192. H.R. 3219 combined four of the 12 appropriations bills, including Defense, Legislative Branch, Military Construction/Veterans Affairs, and Energy and Water. H.R. 3354 combines the remaining eight appropriations bills with the four previously passed bills.

In addition to the appropriations themselves for Interior, Agriculture, Commerce, Justice, Labor, Health & Human Services, Education, Homeland Security, State, Transportation and Housing & Urban Development, H.R. 3354 includes a range of non-appropriations provisions such as:

  • permission for the EPA to withdraw the Waters of the US provision
  • continued prohibition on release of Guantanamo Bay prisoners
  • prohibition on the IRS enforcing the individual mandate in the Affordable Care Act (aka Obamacare)
  • prohibitions on federal funding for Washington, D.C. policies supporting abortion, marijuana access and needle exchanges
  • drops Planned Parenthood Title X funding
  • continues funding for Yucca Mountain nuclear waste repository

There were over 300 amendments to the bill proposed as well - scroll to the bottom of this page for the links.

Source: Republican Policy Committee

115th Congress
Sep 14, 2017
On Passage of the Bill in the House

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Key: R Yea D Yea R Nay D Nay
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This is a cartogram. Each hexagon represents one congressional district.
Totals     Republican     Democrat
  Yea 211
210 1
  Nay 198
14 184
Not Voting 25
16 9
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