Congress Releases FY2022 Spending Bill

The U.S. House of Representatives released the full text of the FY 2022 federal budget. The bill comes as government funding is set to expire on March 11, following almost six months of continuing resolutions to keep the government open since the onset of FY 2022 in October 2021. There is expectation Congress will pass the bill by Friday, March 11, or over the weekend, and that it will promptly move forward to President Biden. Affected agencies of interest to AAPA and members are the Army Corps of Engineers, Department of Transportation, Federal Maritime Commission, and Department of Homeland Security, among others. Read the full text of the bill here, the explanatory statements here and a robust summary of these appropriations here.