FY 2015 Appropriations Action

While House members are working in their congressional districts this week, the Senate Appropriations Committee will continue its work on FY 2015 spending bills, with subcommittee and committee markups scheduled for the Transportation-HUD and Commerce-Justice-Science bills.

House and Senate appropriators continue to work toward their self-imposed deadlines to complete the FY 2015 spending bills – the House Appropriations Committee aims to approve all of its bills before the July 4 recess, whereas the Senate Appropriations Committee aims to complete its work by mid-July.  Thus far, the House has moved seven bills out of appropriations subcommittees, five of which have been approved by the full committee and three by the full House. Following this week’s expected action, the Senate committee will have approved four bills.

This Week’s Hearings

Senate Appropriations Committee Hearings

  • Tuesday, June 3: The Transportation, Housing and Urban Development Subcommittee will mark up its FY 2015 appropriations bill.
  • Tuesday, June 3: The Commerce, Justice, and Science Subcommittee will mark up its FY 2015 appropriations bill.
  • Wednesday, June 4: The Defense Subcommittee will hold a CLOSED hearing on the FY 2015 budget requests for National and Military Intelligence Programs.
  • Thursday, June 5: Full committee markup of the Transportation, Housing and Urban Development and Commerce, Justice, and Science Appropriations bills.

Senate Budget Committee Hearings

  • Wednesday, June 4: The Committee will hold a hearing: “Impact of Student Loan Debt on Borrowers and the Economy.”