Appropriators release final fiscal 2024 package

By Andres Picon, Manuel Quiñones | 03/21/2024 06:16 AM EDT

House and Senate leaders hope to clear the legislation before a partial government shutdown Saturday morning.

Senate Appropriations Committee Chair Patty Murray (D-Wash.).

Senate Appropriations Chair Patty Murray (D-Wash.) at the Capitol this week as negotiators were finishing talks on legislation to wrap up work on fiscal 2024 spending. Francis Chung/POLITICO

Congress is on track to finish the fiscal 2024 appropriations process as soon as Friday — almost six months late.

Racing to avoid a partial government shutdown this weekend, negotiators early Thursday released their final State-Foreign Operations, Financial Services-General Government, Legislative Branch, Labor-Health and Human Services, Defense and Homeland Security bills.

House Speaker Mike Johnson (R-La.) said he wants to put the $1.2 trillion package up for a House vote Friday. Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) pledged to put the bill on the floor immediately afterward, though requests for amendments could slow down passage.


As expected, the compromise spending bill rejects most of House Republicans’ proposals last year to defund major climate and clean energy programs. The package does, however, include a rider preemptively prohibiting rulemaking banning gas stoves.