Update on Government Funding for Fiscal Year 2019 and Employee Pay

Formal conferences were held this week to resolve differences between the House and Senate minibus II, which contains the Senate-passed 1.9% pay increase for January.

114th United States Congress
114th United States Congress

As you know, Congress has been working in recent months to pass FY19 appropriations bills in small groups, each called a “minibus,” after President Trump expressed displeasure in the spring at signing an omnibus appropriations bill, consisting of all 12 delayed FY18 bills, and stated that he would never do that again. As of today, both the Senate and House have passed the so-called minibus I, H.R. 5895, consisting of full year funding for the Energy and Water, Legislative Branch, and Military Construction and Veterans Affairs funding measures. The President is expected to sign the bill. Continue reading “Update on Government Funding for Fiscal Year 2019 and Employee Pay”