House Passes Omnibus Appropriations Measure for Remainder of Fiscal Year 2018

House passes Omnibus Appropriations bill for remainder of FY 2018. The measure now moves to the Senate for consideration.

The House of Representatives (Jan. 3 file photo).Today the House of Representatives passed the omnibus appropriations measure (Senate amendment to H.R. 1625) that would fund federal agencies for the remainder of fiscal year (FY) 2018 by a vote of 256 to 167. The measure now goes before the Senate for consideration. Continue reading “House Passes Omnibus Appropriations Measure for Remainder of Fiscal Year 2018”

Anti-Federal Employee “Holman Rule” Re-adopted for 2018

House leadership re-adopts Holman Rule, a legislative procedure that targets federal employees, for calendar year 2018.

U.S. CapitolEarlier this week, as I shared with you, the House Rules Committee advanced legislation out of committee to the House floor that included an unrelated change (Section 5 of H. Res. 787) to the standing rules of the House of Representatives. Ultimately, by a vote of 225-183, the Holman Rule was reinstated for calendar year 2018. Continue reading “Anti-Federal Employee “Holman Rule” Re-adopted for 2018”

Congress Releases Text of Negotiated Omnibus Appropriations Measure for Remainder of Fiscal Year 2018

The omnibus measure does not target or harm federal employee due process rights, pay, retirement or health care benefits, or federal employee labor organizations.

Seal of the United States Senate
Seal of the United States Senate

Last night, congressional leadership unveiled the two-thousand-page text of an omnibus appropriations measure (Senate amendment to H.R. 1625) that would fund federal agencies for the remainder of fiscal year (FY) 2018. As you know, at this time, the federal government is operating under a short-term Continuing Resolution (CR) with funding expiring Friday at midnight. Continue reading “Congress Releases Text of Negotiated Omnibus Appropriations Measure for Remainder of Fiscal Year 2018”