As the country was busy celebrating July 4th last week and reeling from shootings, the House of Representatives was busy winding down some bills before heading off for the summer recess. The House and Senate both had been working to “pursue regular order”, that is pass appropriations bills with debate and amendments through the chambers without resorting to messy continuing resolutions. However, the Chambers were only able to move one bill beyond initial passage and into the conference report stage, the Military Construction and Veterans Administration but Democrats in the Senate balked as House Republicans added riders that they would not accept. 

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