House, Senate plan flurry of activity on spending

By Andres Picon | 07/08/2024 06:43 AM EDT

The Senate will release its first fiscal 2025 bills this week. House appropriators will mark up six bills, including Interior-Environment.

Sen. Patty Murray (D-Wash.).

Senate Appropriations Chair Patty Murray (D-Wash.) plans to release three fiscal 2025 spending bills this week. Francis Chung/POLITICO

The House and Senate will reach new — and drastically different — milestones in their respective appropriations journeys this week.

While the House Appropriations Committee will look to mark up its final six fiscal 2025 spending bills — including the Interior-Environment and Energy-Water measures — and pass its fifth spending bill on the floor, Senate appropriators will embark on their very first fiscal 2025 markup.

The Senate Appropriations Committee will kick-start its spending debates with three of its least controversial bills: Agriculture, Legislative Branch and Military Construction-Veterans Affairs.


The House will try to pass its own Legislative Branch bill on the floor this week after a Rules Committee hearing Monday afternoon. House appropriators will also approve updated top-line funding levels for some spending bills.