House to take up first 'minibus' spending bill

The Hill: The first group of spending bills for the 2019 fiscal year is expected to receive a vote on the House floor sometime this week as part of a consolidated piece of legislation.

The so-called "minibus" legislation will include three appropriations bills: Energy and Water, Legislative Branch, and Military Construction and Veterans Affairs.

These three bills are typically considered uncontroversial. Bills expected to yield more drama in the 2019 spending season include the Homeland Security bill, which would contain any funding provisions for President Trump's proposed border wall, as well as the Labor, Health and Human Services bill, which frequently produces abortion-related fights.

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