The House this week passed a six-bill “minibus” spending package, funding various agencies including the Department of Agriculture (USDA) through FY2024.

The vote, which required a two-thirds majority in the House of Representatives under a fast-tracked process that accelerated the chamber’s consideration of the package, was 339-85. Just 132 Republicans voted yes, while 83 voted against the bill. Nearly every House Democrat voted for the bill.

The bill includes funding through September 30, 2024, for six separate appropriations bills, including USDA-FDA, Military Construction-VA, Commerce-Justice-Science, Energy-Water, Interior-Environment, and Transportation-HUD.

Funding for these agencies faced a March 8 deadline.

The Senate must still pass the bill, and President Biden must sign it before it becomes law.

Congress passed four Continuing Resolutions (CRs) extending funding for all government agencies.

Congress must also address the six remaining appropriations bills, including Defense, Financial Services-General Government, Homeland Security, Labor-HHS-Education, Legislative Branch, and State-Foreign Operations, before a March 22 deadline. Those bills are considered more difficult to find agreement upon.