Budget & Appropriations: Appropriators Reach Agreement on Topline Funding Levels for Remainder of FY 2020

On November 23, lead Congressional appropriators reached a deal on topline spending levels for the 12 annual spending bills for FY 2020. This agreement can pave the way for enacting the spending bills by the December 20 deadline and avoid a government shutdown. Despite the deal, negotiations will need to continue over specifics in the spending bills. If the funding bills are passed by the December 20 deadlines, they can include the addition of tens of billions of dollars that were agreed to in a bipartisan budget deal earlier this year.

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