The House of Representatives has now passed six appropriations bills, including Defense, Energy and Water, Homeland Security, Legislative Branch, Military Construction/VA, and State and Foreign Operations.

The chamber plans to vote on its seventh – the Interior/Environment bill – later today.

Most of the bills the House has passed have set spending levels below that of the debt limit and spending deal agreed to by Congress in the White House earlier this year. Those spending differences will need to be reconciled in conference once both chambers pass their appropriations bills.

New Speaker Mike Johnson (R-LA) has laid out a schedule for House consideration of appropriations bills in a letter to the Republican conference, which can be found here.

The letter states that the House will consider the Financial Services/General Government and Commerce/Justice/Science bills on the week of November 6 followed by Labor/HHS/Education and Agriculture the week of November 13.

The letter also stated that the chamber would pass the Energy and Water bill the week of October 23 and the Legislative Branch, Interior and Environment, and Transportation/HUD the week of October 30, which it has now completed except for Transportation/HUD. That bill will be moved back a week.

The letter also notes that the House will pass all appropriations bills in October/November, continue negotiating FY2024 appropriations in December, and pass the Farm Bill and await Senate action in December.

Finally, the letter lays out House consideration of FY2025 bills, which will begin in May 2024 and the House will not leave for its extended district work period in August unless all 12 appropriations bills have passed.

The Senate this week passed its first three bills, including Agriculture, Military Construction/VA, and Transportation/HUD.

Government funding expires under a Continuing Resolution on November 17.

Please find the below tracker with updates on the status of House appropriations legislation.

Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration

  • H.R. 4368
    • Not agreed to 191-237 (September 28)

Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies

  • H.R. 5893
    • Has not passed Committee
    • Posted on Rules
    • Amendment Deadline: Monday, November 6


Energy and Water Development and Related Agencies

Financial Services and General Government

Homeland Security

  • H.R.4367
    • PASSED 220-208 (September 28)

Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies

  • H.R. 4821
    • Scheduled to be considered Friday, November 3

Labor, Health and Human Services, Education

  • H.R. 5894
    • Has not passed Committee
    • Posted on Rules
    • Amendment Deadline: Friday, November 3

Legislative Branch

Military Construction, Veterans Affairs, and Related Agencies

State, Foreign Operations, and Related Programs

Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies

  • H.R. 4820
    • Scheduled to be considered week of November 6