Making appropriations for the Department of Defense for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2019, and for other purposes.

This bill provides FY2019 appropriations and continuing appropriations for several federal agencies.

The bill includes 2 of the 12 FY2019 appropriations bills:

  • the Department of Defense Appropriations Act, 2019; and
  • the Departments of Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2019.

The bill also provides FY2019 continuing appropriations through December 7, 2018, for agencies that have not been funded when FY2019 begins on October 1, 2018. This is known as a continuing resolution (CR) and prevents a partial government shutdown that would otherwise occur if any of the FY2019 appropriations bills have not been enacted by October 1.

The CR funds most projects and activities at the FY2018 levels with several exceptions that provide funding flexibility and additional appropriations to various programs. It also extends several programs that are scheduled to expire at the end of FY2018.

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Derek Martin voted nay on behalf of 55 people
At some point, we need to decide that we probably don't need to spend more than the next 10 countries combined on defense and spend it on, say, healthcare. Let's add to research and development and pair back the hot expenses some.
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Our military spending is 36% of the total global military spending, which is three times the second-ranked China. We are falling behind other countries because we've refused to build a strong infrastructure in America. Let's build a stronger America by focusing on our infrastructures, such as medical... show more
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Derek Martin voted nay on behalf of 55 people
At some point, we need to decide that we probably don't need to spend more than the next 10 countries combined on defense and spend it on, say, healthcare. Let's add to research and development and pair back the hot expenses some.
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