House Approves H.R. 4364, The Legislative Branch Appropriations Act
WASHINGTON – Today, the House of Representatives met to consider H.R. 4364, The Legislative Branch Appropriations Act. The measure was approved by the House with a vote of 214 to 197.
The Legislative Branch bill includes $5.302 billion in discretionary appropriations to fund the offices of the House of Representatives and joint legislative branch items, a decrease of $262.9 million (or 4.7%) from the FY23 enacted level. Including Senate items, the total amount provided is $6.735 billion, a 2.4% reduction from the FY23 enacted level. The bill strikes a delicate balance, maintaining essential oversight responsibilities but doing so in a fiscally responsible manner.
H.R. 4364, The Legislative Branch Appropriations Act
- Ensures Congress remains open and working for the American people by:
- Increasing funding for recruiting, training, and retaining sworn Capitol Police officers;
- Ensuring adequate resources for Members to effectively serve their constituents, including funding for staffing and other office expenditures; and
- Providing modest increases to agencies that provide research and support for Members, including the Congressional Budget Office, Library of Congress, and Government Accountability Office.
- Maintains funding to committees of the House of Representatives so it can hold the Biden Administration accountable by conducting vigorous oversight of the Executive Branch.
A summary of the bill, before adoption of amendments, is available here.
The Rule for H.R. 4364, with a list of all amendments and a description provided by the sponsor, is available here.
Bill text, before adoption of amendments, is available here.
Bill report, before adoption of amendments, is available here.