This is my third term as a member or the House Ways and Means Committee (‘budget committee) and like last year, it’s going to be very challenging times. Fortunately, the House did not go along with the Senate’s wish for a new budget and instead we stuck with the same level of spending from the prior year (passing a Continuing Resolution). Had we not done that, we would start with making draconian cuts to what was proposed.
As I learn more about our economic situation, I will keep you informed!
Here are the dates for hopefully passing a budget through the House in time for the Senate to address.
House Ways and Means Committee
2021 Budget Schedule:*
January 12 – 14: First week of session & budget subcommittee meetings
January 19 – 21: Budget subcommittee meetings
January 26 – 28: Budget subcommittee meetings
February 2 – 4: Budget subcommittee meetings
February 9 – 11: Proviso Subcommittee meeting
February 16 – 18:** FULL COMMITTEE BUDGET DELIBERATIONS
February 23 – 25: Appropriation bill printed
March 2 – 4: Printed appropriation bills placed on House members’ desks
March 8 – 12:** HOUSE FLOOR BUDGET DELIBERATIONS
January 31, 2020: Deadline for proviso submittals
February 15, 2020: BEA estimate due
* Schedule subject to change at the discretion of the chairman.
** Full committee and House floor deliberations may begin on the Monday of the weeks indicated.