House Appropriations Committee Advances Ag and Energy & Water Spending Bills
On Wednesday, May 16th, the U.S. House Appropriations Committee approved two spending bills related to agriculture. The two measures, the Agriculture and Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Appropriations Act and the Energy and Water Appropriations Act for fiscal year 2018. The agriculture bill provides funding for operations of the U.S. Department of Agriculture and the FDA while the Energy and Water Appropriations Act provides funding for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. For the most part, funding levels were flat relative to fiscal year 2018 funding levels.