House Bills that Reduce Available Funds for USDA and FWS Operations Among 500 Pending Appropriations Bills

Five hundred bills have been introduced in the House of Representatives that would limit appropriations for various federal agencies, including the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) and the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service (FWS). Bills include limitations on funding for USDA Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service buildings and facilities, limitations on funding for the USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection Service, and limitations on available funds for FWS’ Cooperative Endangered Species Conservation Fund and National Wildlife Refuge Fund. The bills were introduced by Representatives Andy Biggs, Chip Roy, Eli Crane, Bob Good, Matthew Rosendale, and Matthew Gaetz. The USDA appropriation bills have been referred to the House Committee on Agriculture and the Department of the Interior/FWS appropriations bills been referred to the House Committee on Natural Resources.