House to begin voting on fiscal 2025 spending bills

By Manuel Quiñones, Garrett Downs, Andres Picon | 06/03/2024 06:30 AM EDT

Committees will also hold budget hearings on the Department of Energy, NOAA and infrastructure.

Reps. Steve Scalise (R-La.) and Tom Cole (R-Okla.).

House Majority Leader Steve Scalise (R-La.) speaks with Rep. Tom Cole (R-Okla.) and an aide on the floor this year. Cole, now Appropriations chair, is working with Scalise in an effort to pass all 12 fiscal 2025 bills. Francis Chung/POLITICO

This week will help determine whether House Republicans succeed — unlike last year — in passing all 12 of the year’s spending bills with deep cuts for energy and environment programs.

Leaders are planning to put their first fiscal 2025 bill on the floor: Military Construction and Veterans Affairs, one of the least controversial.

“We’re going to bring 12 bills that fund government, and we’re going to have a robust debate on spending,” Majority Leader Steve Scalise (R-La.) told Fox News last week.


The Appropriations Committee, led by Chair Tom Cole (R-Okla.), will also release its Defense, Homeland Security, Financial Services-General Government and State-Foreign Operations bills.