Making appropriations for the Departments of Commerce and Justice, Science, and Related Agencies for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2020, and for other purposes.

This bill provides FY2020 appropriations for several federal departments and agencies. It includes 5 of the 12 regular FY2020 appropriations bills:

  • the Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2020;
  • the Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2020;
  • the Department of the Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2020;
  • the Military Construction, Veterans Affairs, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2020; and
  • the Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2020.

The departments and agencies funded in the bill include

  • the Department of Commerce;
  • the Department of Justice;
  • science-related agencies, including the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA);
  • the Department of Agriculture;
  • the Food and Drug Administration;
  • the Commodity Futures Trading Commission;
  • the Department of the Interior;
  • the Environmental Protection Agency;
  • the Forest Service;
  • the military construction activities of the Department of Defense;
  • the Department of Veterans Affairs;
  • the Department of Transportation;
  • the Department of Housing and Urban Development; and
  • several additional related and independent agencies.

The bill provides appropriations to compensate certain low-wage employees of government contractors who were affected by the partial government shutdown that began on December 22, 2018.

The bill also specifies restrictions and requirements for using funds provided by this and other appropriations Acts.

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