Dems put infighting aside to push ahead with spending bills

Democrats dove headfirst into 2020 spending bills this week, setting aside weeks of infighting to promote their appropriations agenda.

House panels on Wednesday advanced a $108.1 billion Military Construction-Veterans Affairs bill and a $3.9 billion legislative branch measure, a day after a separate subcommittee approved a $189.8 billion spending bill for the departments of Labor, Education, and Health and Human Services.

Democrats say they are aiming to pass all 12 spending bills by the end of June. The turnaround follows months of intraparty fighting, in which progressives and moderates failed to reach agreement on both a budget resolution and a bill to increase spending caps. The Hill’s Niv Elis explains why.

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