U.S. Congress passes second FY 2024 minibus to complete annual appropriations process

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Maxx Silvan

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Paige Mellerio

Associate Legislative Director – Finance, Pensions & Intergovernmental Affairs

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Key Takeaways

On March 23, the U.S. Congress passed its second “minibus” appropriations package (H.R. 2882) containing the final Fiscal Year (FY) 2024 Defense, Financial Services and General Government, Homeland Security, Labor, Health and Human Services and Education, Legislative Branch, and State and Foreign Operations spending bills.

The enactment of this legislation comes two weeks after passage of the other six spending bills and several hours after the March 22 funding deadline set for the included appropriations. With all 12 spending bills now enacted, the federal government is funded through the remainder of Fiscal Year 2024, ending September 31, 2024.

What's in the Second Minibus

H.R. 2882 includes approximately $1.2 trillion in discretionary spending for Fiscal Year (FY) 2024, which includes funding for the Departments of Defense, Homeland Security, Health and Human Services, Labor and Education. 

Key highlights for counties include: 

NACo's full legislative analysis of final FY 2024 spending can be found here.

What's Next?

FY 2025 begins on October 1, 2024, and lawmakers have already begun consideration of the corresponding appropriations bills. NACo will continue to monitor and advocate for county priorities in FY 2025 appropriations, and keep members apprised of future developments. 

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