IEG Policy is part of the Business Intelligence Division of Informa PLC

This site is operated by a business or businesses owned by Informa PLC and all copyright resides with them. Informa PLC’s registered office is 5 Howick Place, London SW1P 1WG. Registered in England and Wales. Number 8860726.

This copy is for your personal, non-commercial use. Please do not redistribute without permission.

Printed By


Senate to Begin Debate on Three FY 2015 Appropriations Bills

Senate to begin debate on three FY 2015 appropriations bills. The bills, which would jointly divide up about $126 billion in federal discretionary spending next year, cover the Departments of Agriculture, Transportation and Commerce and several other agencies. The Senate plans to consider them as a "minibus" package with amendments expected from both sides. Debate on HR 4800, the House appropriations bill for USDA, the Food and Drug Administration and the Commodity Futures Trading Commission, began last week but House leaders pulled it off the floor late Wednesday and turned to other legislation. The bill would provide for $20.9 billion in discretionary funding. The Senate Appropriations Committee sent its version of the bill, S 2389, to the floor late last month. It would provide $20.6 billion in discretionary funding, slightly less than the House bill. The Senate legislation includes a measure from Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska) that would require the labeling of genetically modified salmon by FDA.


What to read next




Ask The Analyst

Please fill in the form below to send over your enquiry or check the Ask The Analyst Page to find out more about the service

Your question has been successfully sent to the email address below and we will get back as soon as possible. my@email.address.

All fields are required.

Please make sure all fields are completed.

Please make sure you have filled out all fields

Please make sure you have filled out all fields

Please enter a valid e-mail address

Please enter a valid Phone Number

Ask your question to our analysts