House Legislative Expenditure Bill advances
Rep. Tim Ryan, chairman of the legislative branch’s appropriations subcommittee, said the Senate needs to be “busy” with the supplement because things are “getting worse, not better” for officers from a quality of service perspective. life and emergency funding bill. would provide crucial investments that could help retain agents.
Senate Appropriations Chairman Patrick J. Leahy warned Capitol Police would run out of funds by August if the supplement was not approved by then. On Thursday, he reiterated the sense of urgency.
“Time is running out,” said the Vermont Democrat. “My staff and I are, during the July 4th vacation, we are ready to meet and speak with anyone to move these negotiations forward, because if we don’t act, the Capitol Police are going to run out of funding in a very short time in August. “
Alabama Senator Richard C. Shelby, the top Republican on the credit committee, said he was working on a GOP offer for the additional security funding bill. “We’re trying to see if we can come up with what’s needed, not a lot of frivolous things,” he said.
The Members’ Representation Allowance, used for staff salaries, travel, and district office rent, among others, would be funded at $ 774.4 million, a jump of $ 134 million from the level 2021. Majority Leader Steny H. Hoyer, D-Md., and Democratic Caucus Chairman Hakeem Jeffries, DN.Y., wrote to DeLauro and Ryan in April to advocate for a boost to the MRA.