The House is currently considering the FY 2020 Agriculture Appropriations bill as part of a four-bill, $259.5 billion spending package that includes Agriculture-FDA, Interior-Environment, Military Construction-VA, and State-Foreign Operations. On Wednesday, the House Rules Committee approved 132 amendments for debate.
The Agriculture Appropriations bill funds important food and agriculture programs that support animal health programs, agricultural trade, nutrition programs, and rural development. Total discretionary funding in the legislation is $23.98 billion, an increase of $487 million above the FY 2020 enacted level. In total, the bill allows for $153 billion in both discretionary and mandatory funding, an increase of $331 million above the FY 2020 enacted level.
The House began to consider of the minibus, H.R. 7608, on Thursday morning with the goal of passing it by Friday afternoon.