Bid relief: Eyes turn to spending bill

Tuesday, March 6, 2018

WASHINGTON – A letter asking lawmakers to include H.R. 4229 in an upcoming spending bill has drawn 57 co-signers, according to the VGM Group.

The letter, spearheaded by Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers, R-Wash., will now go to a House Appropriations Committee for possible inclusion in a spending bill that Congress must pass by March 23 to keep the government funded.

Lawmakers were said to be finalizing provisions for the spending bill by March 14.

Currently, H.R. 4229, which would delay a second round of reimbursement cuts in non-bid areas from Jan. 1, 2017, to Jan. 1, 2019, has 128 co-sponsors.