McCarthy: House Will Not Consider Budget Next Week

The House will not consider the fiscal year 2017 budget resolution approved yesterday by the Budget Committee until next month at the earliest, Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy said Thursday. 

The California Republican did not specify when the budget would be put to a vote when asked by Minority Whip Steny Hoyer (D-Md.) on the House floor.

“There are more conversations among members [which] will be required before moving the budget to the floor, and therefore it will not be scheduled for the upcoming abbreviated week,” McCarthy said.

The House Budget Committee on Wednesday approved the budget resolution by a 20-16 margin.