Energy and Water, Legislative Branch, and Military Construction and Veterans Affairs Appropriations Act, 2019

This bill provides FY2019 appropriations for several federal agencies. The bill includes 3 of the 12 regular FY2019 appropriations bills:

  • the Energy and Water Development and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2019;
  • the Legislative Branch Appropriations Act, 2019; and
  • the Military Construction, Veterans Affairs, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2019.

The departments and agencies funded in the bill include:

  • the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers,
  • the Bureau of Reclamation,
  • the Department of Energy,
  • Congress and the agencies that serve Congress,
  • Department of Defense military construction and military family housing activities,
  • the Department of Veterans Affairs, and
  • several related and independent agencies.

The bill also includes additional military construction funds which are designated as Overseas Contingency Operations (OCO)/ Global War on Terrorism funds and are not subject to discretionary spending limits.

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Andy Marinich voted yea
I vote yea because this is a continuation of earlier bills already enacted. However I would like to see greater cost detail
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Derek Martin voted nay on behalf of 5 people
No appropriations without CBO scoring. I am 100% supportive of each of these branches but you can't (shouldn't) spend money that you might not have.
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Derek Martin voted nay on behalf of 5 people
No appropriations without CBO scoring. I am 100% supportive of each of these branches but you can't (shouldn't) spend money that you might not have.
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Joshua Schultz voted nay
No CBO score, funds redundancy and programs that have in the past picked winners with taxpayer monies that have ultimately been wasted.
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Andy Marinich voted yea
I vote yea because this is a continuation of earlier bills already enacted. However I would like to see greater cost detail
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