March 23, 2018

Congress Passes, President Signs FY2018 Omnibus Spending Package

Holland & Knight Alert
Lauri A. Hettinger | Lisa Ann Barkovic | Isabel C. Lane | Michael Galano | Kayla Gebeck Carroll | Marissa C. Serafino
Congress passed a $1.3 trillion spending bill early on March 23, 2018, narrowly averting a government shutdown. Following a 256-167 vote in the House and a 65-32 vote in the Senate, the FY 2018 (FY18) omnibus spending package was signed by President Donald Trump. The measure boosts funding for defense and domestic programs and is consistent with the two-year budget caps deal reached earlier in February that allowed for a $80 billion increase in defense spending, and a $63 billion increase for nondefense programs. The bill will fund the government through September, and garnered bipartisan support.

In this alert, members of our Public Policy & Regulation Group provide key highlights for each department funded in the FY18 omnibus appropriations bill.

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