The House on Friday voted 217-197 to pass a package of six appropriations bills that would allocate $1.3 trillion in fiscal year 2021 funds for several federal agencies, including the departments of Defense (DoD), Health and Human Services (HHS), Energy (DoE), Commerce (DOC) and Justice (DOJ).
The minibus measure would earmark $694.6 billion in discretionary funds for DoD, including $254.5 billion in funds for operation and maintenance; $162.3 billion for military personnel; $104.6 billion for research, development, test and evaluation accounts; and $140.1B for procurement programs, the House Appropriations Committee said Friday.
The Commerce-Justice-Science bill in the package would set aside a budget of $71.47 billion for FY 2021. The legislation would allot $22.63 billion for NASA to help the agency invest in human space exploration initiatives and fund aeronautics research and science, technology, engineering and mathematics engagement efforts.
The Energy and Water Development bill includes $49.6 billion in FY 2021 funds for the Army Corps of Engineers, the departments of the Interior and Energy and related agencies.
The measure’s Financial Services and General Government bill would provide $24.64 billion in funds for the Department of the Treasury, Executive Office of the President, the Judiciary and other independent agencies. The Small Business Administration would get $939.4 million under this bill.
The Labor-HHS-Education bill includes $196.5 billion in FY 2021 funds. HHS would get $96.4 billion, while the Department of Labor would receive $12.7 billion in appropriations. The bill would earmark $73.5 billion for the Department of Education.
The Transportation-Housing and Urban Development bill in the package would provide $78.7 billion for surface transportation initiatives and $75 billion in funds for economic recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic through investments in house and transportation infrastructure.