Senate Approves Appropriations Bill with SECURE Act and Healthcare Provisions; President’s Signature Expected

The U.S. Senate today voted its approval of the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2020, as passed by the House of Representatives, with provisions that will fund government operations for the coming fiscal year. Included are provisions of the Setting Every Community Up for Retirement Enhancement (SECURE) Act of 2019, as well as healthcare-related changes.

The process is still unfinished, with President Trump’s signature needed to enact the legislation. But given the fact that Trump administration officials were deeply involved in negotiating the bill’s provisions, it is generally considered a formality.

Key elements of the legislation can be found in Tuesday’s Latest News announcement.