Fiscal Year 2019 Appropriations Completed


On February 14, appointed conferees from both the House and Senate compromised to fund the seven affected federal departments and their agencies that had been operating on a continuing resolution (CR) for three weeks. Agreement was reached to complete funding for fiscal year (FY) 2019 following a 35-day partial federal government shutdown, the longest in U.S. history. The primary sticking point in the negotiations was how much money would be agreed to for President Trump’s proposed border wall/barrier on the U.S. Southern Border, and other related issues. Fiscal year 2019 ends September 30, 2019.
The spending bill agreement allocates the following:

  • Transportation-HUD: $71.1 billion in discretionary funding, $1 billion more than FY 2018;
  • Homeland Security: $49.4 billion in discretionary funding, $1.7 billion more than FY 2018;
  • Interior-Environment: $35.6 billion in discretionary funding, $300 million more than FY 2018;
  • Agriculture-FDA: $23 billion in discretionary funding, which is $32 million more than in FY 2018;  
  • Commerce-Justice-Science: $71.5 billion in discretionary funding, $1.6 billion more than FY 2018;
  • Financial Services: $23.4 billion in discretionary funding, equal to FY 2018 level;
  • State and Foreign Operations: $54.2 billion in discretionary funding, including $8 billion in Overseas Contingency Operations funds that are not subject to spending caps. Overall, it is $200 million more than in FY 2018.
President Trump has signed the measure into law. To view the bill summary, please click here.