Partial Government Shutdown will be Avoided
The House passed fiscal year 2019 spending bills for the departments of Defense, Labor, Health & Human Services, and Education, and a continuing resolution this week to successfully avoid a partial government shutdown this fall. The continuing resolution provides funding through Dec. 7 for the five remaining spending bills that have not yet been passed by Congress. This is the first time since 2007 that any appropriations bills will have been signed into law prior to the expiration of the previous fiscal year. A full rundown of the status of the 2019 funding bills can be found here.
Of interest to AGC members, the Department of Labor bill includes a $15 million increase in apprenticeship grants and a $70 million increase in career and technical education grants as compared to fiscal year 2018. The bill also restores previously proposed funding cuts to OSHA’s Susan Harwood Training Grants.
AGC will continue to push for action on the remaining appropriations bills.
For more information, contact Sean O’Neill at firstname.lastname@example.org or (202) 547-8892.
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