House to Debate Budget Bills as Government Shutdown Deadline Approaches

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Another procedural vote is scheduled in the House on Tuesday on allowing budget bills to be debated individually on the floor for four Fiscal Year 2024 (FY24) appropriations packages as the October 1 deadline looms when the new fiscal year begins.  The four packages to be debated are the House’s proposed $1.5 trillion Farm Bill, $91.5 billion for the Homeland Security budget, a $52.5 billion State Department spending plan, and the $886.3 billion National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA).  These are among the 12 bills that make up the annual federal budget.  By midnight September 30, the House must approve all 12 bills, as well as resolve the differences with the Senate’s budget bills. If not, the result will be a partial government shutdown —the 11th since 1980 — or a continuation under present funding levels through a continuing resolution (CR), which will be the 48th time since 2010.