After months of delay, Senate appropriators finally got to work on their spending bills for the new fiscal year, which begins in just two weeks. But it was a slower start than lawmakers had hoped for, and unlike last year’s effort, it was deeply partisan. The Appropriations Committee approved its overall spending limits for each of its 12 bills, but it wasn’t pretty. Where do they go from here? Listen here.
- Senate appropriations process continues to devolve
- Border wall, other disputes sidetrack Senate spending work
- As Congress kicks off a grueling September, several spending hurdles await