House Appropriations subpanel approves Homeland Security bill

Work on spending bills have been stymied by the lack of a budget plan and Democratic concerns over a bleak long-term budget outlook and voting for a budget with loads of red ink during an election year. 

The House didn't adopt a budget plan this year although there are plans in the works for a one-year spending proposal that would cut about $7 billion from the $1.12 trillion President Barack ObamaBarack Hussein ObamaOvernight Cybersecurity: What we learned from Carter Page's House Intel testimony | House to mark up foreign intel reform law | FBI can't access Texas shooter's phone | Sessions to testify at hearing amid Russia scrutiny Russian social media is the modern-day Trojan horse Trump records robo-call for Gillespie: He'll help 'make America great again' MORE requested. The plan would set a cap for the 12 regular fiscal 2011 appropriations bills. 

House Budget Chairman John M. Spratt Jr. , D-S.C., said earlier this week that the plan wouldn't include the normal five-year budget forecast that would show future deficits.