DeLauro and Leahy Announce Bipartisan Appropriations Framework
House Appropriations Committee Chair Rosa DeLauro (D-CT-03) and Senate Appropriations Committee Chairman Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.) today announced that bipartisan, bicameral negotiators have agreed on a framework for fiscal year 2022 appropriations.
Chair DeLauro said: “I am pleased that we have reached agreement on a framework, which will allow our subcommittees to get to work finalizing an omnibus. We will now proceed with great intensity to enact legislation making transformative investments to create good-paying American jobs, grow opportunity for the middle class, support the vulnerable who work hard, and protect our national security.”
Chairman Leahy said: “With this agreement we will be able to invest in our communities and provide increases for health care, education, our national security, and invest in the middle class, among other priorities. In any successful negotiation, both sides have to compromise, and this agreement is no different. But I believe we reached a strong, bipartisan agreement that will allow us to make significant investments in the American people and our communities. I look forward to crafting a bill that will receive strong support in both Chambers in the coming weeks.”
With this framework, the House and Senate Appropriations Committees will now negotiate the details with the understanding that final omnibus legislation will require agreement allowing for House and Senate passage and President Biden’s signature by the new March 11 government funding deadline.