Appropriations Committee Approves Fiscal Year 2020 Financial Services and General Government Funding Bill
WASHINGTON — The House Appropriations Committee today approved the fiscal year 2020 Financial Services and General Government bill on a vote of 30 to 21. The legislation provides annual funding for the Department of the Treasury, the Judiciary, the Executive Office of the President, and other independent agencies, including the Small Business Administration.
In total, the bill includes $24.55 billion in discretionary funding, an increase of $1.4 billion over the 2019 enacted level and $355.5 million over the President’s 2020 budget request.
“Americans deserve a government that will invest in the long-term protection of consumers and investors, strengthen our national security, and promote entrepreneurship here at home. This year’s FSGG funding bill takes significant steps to accomplish each of those goals,” said House Appropriations Subcommittee on Financial Services and General Government Chairman Mike Quigley.
“House Democrats are fighting to ensure that America is safe, strong, and moving forward,” said House Appropriations Committee Chairwoman Nita Lowey. “With this bill’s investments in our financial regulators and small businesses, we can help improve the financial security of every family. And with funding for election security, we can safeguard our democracy.”
The following amendments to the bill were adopted by the full Committee:
Rep. Quigley – The manager’s amendment makes technical and noncontroversial changes to the bill and report. The amendment was adopted by voice vote.
Rep. Cuellar – The amendment adds report language on ensuring adequate capacity at land ports of entry for processing of asylum seekers. The amendment was adopted by voice vote.