House sends final spending package to the Senate

By Andres Picon, Emma Dumain | 03/22/2024 01:39 PM EDT

The six-bill package includes a rider prohibiting a ban on gas stoves and hundreds of millions of dollars for global environmental programs. It’s also putting Speaker Mike Johnson’s job in peril.

House Speaker Mike Johnson (R-La.).

House Speaker Mike Johnson (R-La.) at the Capitol on Friday. Francis Chung/POLITICO

The House passed the second and final package of fiscal 2024 spending bills Friday morning, a significant step forward for Congress ahead of a midnight funding deadline.

With the 286-134 roll call, House leaders overcame conservative and progressive resistance and advanced the $1.2 trillion package — dotted with a number of energy and environment provisions — to the Senate for a vote as soon as Friday afternoon.

The six-bill minibus funds agencies under the State-Foreign Operations, Financial Services-General Government, Legislative Branch, Labor-Health and Human Services, Defense, and Homeland Security spending bills.


Final passage by the end of the day — still far from certain as of midday Friday — would avert a brief funding lapse for more than two-thirds of the federal government and finally close out a tumultuous fiscal 2024 appropriations process nearly six months behind schedule.