Saturday, September 23, 2023

Review - House to Try Spending Bills Yet Again – DOD, DHS, State, and ARD -

Well, as I mentioned yesterday, it was rinse and repeat on the floor of the House today. The House convened at 10:00 am EDT and then recessed at 10:33 subject to the call of the chair (after minor housekeeping). The House then reconvened at 1:47 pm EDT, agreed to meet next on Tuesday at 2:00 pm (Yom Kippur effectively blocks meetings on Sunday and Monday). Again, the whole charade was to allow the House Rules Committee to meet to formulate a rule that could be considered on Tuesday.

Rule for Considering Spending Bills

The Rules Committee did also reconvene, and it did formulate a single rule by which the following FY 2024 spending bills will be considered starting Tuesday:

HR 4365, DOD,

HR 4367, DHS,

HR 4665, State, and

HR 4368, ARD

Moving Forward

Sometime on Tuesday morning, the House will probably begin the debate on the rule for the consideration of these four spending bills. Twice this summer similar rules were pulled before the debate could begin because the Republican leadership counted heads and determined that they would not pass. Earlier this month, the leadership ignored their head counting and allowed similar rules to be debated and votes to proceed; they lost both votes because of defections of five or six Republicans. I have yet to see anything that would indicate that there was a significant chance that the leadership would now be able to convince essentially all Republicans to vote for this rule.


For more details about the provisions of the rule adopted today, see my article at CFSN Detailed Analysis - - subscription required.

No comments:

/* Use this with templates/template-twocol.html */