Tuesday, October 3, 2023

Review - House to Begin Consideration of HR 4394 – FY 2024 EWR Spending

As expected, the House is scheduled to take up HR 4394, the Energy and Water Development and Related Agencies [EWR] Appropriations Act, 2024, under a structured rule. The House Rules Committee met yesterday to formulate that rule. That rule adopts one of the spending-reduction proposed amendments and provides for the consideration of 60 amendments on the House floor, including two of the three amendments {Fallon (#17) and Walberg (#18)} that I mentioned yesterday.

Moving Forward

The House will begin consideration today and have a final vote on the bill tomorrow. This means that the House is unlikely to conduct a late session this evening. There is a chance that the bill will not receive enough votes to pass, Democrats will all vote against and we might see some moderate Republican reject the spending reductions in the bill.


Anyone that expected a change in the influence of the Republican 11 after this weekend’s passage of the continuing resolution would be surprised at the spending reduction attempts authorized by the Rules Committee. They should not be; spending cuts are still a strong part of the Republican agenda. It will be interesting to see, however, if moderate Republicans continue to allow the more conservative elements of the party to control these spending bills.


For more details about the consideration of the bill, including highlights of the spending reduction amendments, see my article at CFSN Detailed Analysis - https://patrickcoyle.substack.com/p/house-to-begin-consideration-of-hr - subscription required.

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