Senate Appropriations Committee Postpones Consideration Of FY20 Labor-HHS-Education, State-Foreign Operations Bills

Roll Call: Senate appropriations process continues to devolve
“Senate appropriators have abandoned plans to mark up two spending bills Thursday that have become mired in a partisan dispute over abortion policy. The Appropriations Committee announced it will postpone consideration of its fiscal 2020 Labor-HHS-Education bill and its State-Foreign Operations bill. As of Wednesday evening, the panel still planned to take up its Defense and Energy-Water bills at a full committee markup, along with a measure that would divvy up total discretionary spending among the 12 subcommittees…” (Lerman/Shutt, 9/11).
Additional coverage of the budget negotiations is available from The Hill, POLITICO, and Reuters.