The full House Appropriations Committee on June 23 passed the FY2023 agriculture appropriations bill, which funds the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Food and Drug Administration, and Commodity Futures Trading Commission, by a 31-26 party-line vote.

Numerous amendments were offered regarding a wide range of topics, but none were relevant to the chicken industry.

The House Appropriations Committee has now passed eight of its 12 annual appropriations bills, while the remaining four (Interior-Environment, Labor-HHS-Education, State-Foreign Operations, and Transportation-HUD) have passed their relevant subcommittees and are scheduled for full committee markups.

In recent years, the House Appropriations Committee has moved all of its bills through the committee before the Congressional August recess, while the Senate often is delayed toward the end of the fiscal year.

So far, the Senate Appropriations Committee has not even released the text of one of its 12 appropriations bills yet.

The fiscal year ends on September 30, 2022.

The full FY2023 agriculture appropriations bill can be found here, a summary here, and report accompanying the bill can be found here.