House to vote on 11 funding bills including child nutrition, FDA, Head Start, FEMA and Intelligence Agencies
UPDATE – FEMA and WIC funding bills pass, 164 Dems vote NAY
There is agreement, just announced by Tom Cole, to provide back pay for furloughed employees. The White House will sign the bill.
The House also is debating a special Rule to allow votes on 10 other spending bills covering a wide variety of the issues about which Democrats and the media have been complaining, including Nutrition for Low Income Women and Children, the FDA and Intelligence Agencies, National Weather service, Head Start, FEMA, and guaranteeing that furloughed employees get back pay:
H.J. Res. 75—Nutrition Assistance for Low-Income Women and Children Act
H.J. Res. 76—Nuclear Weapon Security & Non-Proliferation Act
H.J. Res. 77—Food and Drug Safety Act
H.J. Res. 78—Preserving Our Intelligence Capabilities Act
H.J. Res. 79—Border Safety & Security Act
H.J. Res. 80—American Indian and Alaska Native, Health, Education, and Safety Act
H.J. Res. 82—National Weather Monitoring Act
H.J. Res. 83—Impact Aid for Local Schools Act
H.J. Res. 84—Head Start for Low-Income Children Act
H.J. Res. 85—National Emergency and Disaster Recovery Act
H.R. 3223—Federal Employee Retroactive Pay Fairness Act
I could not find a video embed, but you can watch on C-Span.
2:30 back in session —
It’s unclear how many of these bill will be voted on today, but based on what’s reported, the Nutrition and National Disaster Recovery Act bills will receive a vote. The others likely will follow in subsequent days, possibly even some on Saturday.
Update 3:30 — The procedural vote on the Rule passed on party lines, so all 11 bills are lined up for a vote, but only the one listed immediately above will be voted on today. The furlough backpay bill likely will be voted on Saturday.
Update 4:35 — FEMA funding passes 247-164 (note the screen cap below was taken just before two late Yay votes came in):
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