House Republicans outline fiscal 2025 floor plan

By Olivia Beavers, Jennifer Scholtes | 05/23/2024 06:22 AM EDT

The ambitious timeline risks reigniting the significant intra-GOP tensions the party just put to bed in March.

Rep. Steve Scalise (R-La.).

House Majority Leader Steve Scalise (R-La.) on Wednesday briefed colleagues on plans to approve fiscal 2025 spending bills before the August recess. Francis Chung/POLITICO

House Majority Leader Steve Scalise outlined an ambitious plan Wednesday to pass a dozen partisan funding bills before August, an arduous feat that will force swing-district Republicans to vote on budget cuts and touchy policy issues just months ahead of Election Day.

The tentative summer agenda, detailed during a House GOP closed-door meeting, endeavors to pass all 12 funding bills in June and July.

It illustrates a tricky balance Republican leaders have to navigate — government funding expires Oct. 1, and they’re looking to report some progress before then despite the likelihood that spending levels will get punted past the election.


But at least a handful of those measures could easily reignite intra-GOP tensions, as demonstrated by their failed attempt to pass five of the bills last year, potentially embarrassing party leadership just months ahead of November.