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Tumultuous appropriations cycle

CQ Budget, Episode No. 312

Senate Appropriations Chair Patty Murray, D-Wash., rejected attempts by House Republicans to seek lower spending limits.
Senate Appropriations Chair Patty Murray, D-Wash., rejected attempts by House Republicans to seek lower spending limits. (Bill Clark/ CQ Roll Call file photo)

Fiscal 2024 appropriations came nearly six months late, left Republicans divided and bitter, triggered the ouster of a House speaker and put a new speaker on notice that his own ouster could come next. CQ Roll Call’s David Lerman and Aidan Quigley recap the drama of the just-completed appropriations cycle and assess what it means politically for a Ukraine aid package and fiscal 2025.

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