Rep. Steve WomackStephen (Steve) Allen WomackEx-CBO director calls for more than trillion in coronavirus stimulus spending Overnight Defense: Lawmakers tear into Pentagon over .8B for border wall | Dems offer bill to reverse Trump on wall funding | Senators urge UN to restore Iran sanctions Lawmakers trade insults over Trump budget cuts MORE (R-Ark.) is set to take over as the top Republican on the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Financial Services and General Government, replacing outgoing ranking member Tom GravesJohn (Tom) Thomas GravesIs Congress reasserting itself? Rep. Tom Graves announces early retirement Democrat in race against Marjorie Taylor Greene drops out MORE (R-Ga.).
Graves stepped down from his congressional seat on Oct. 4.
Though fiscal 2021 began last week, Womack may have a chance to leave his mark in the lame-duck session.
Congress has failed to agree on any of the 12 spending bills to fund the government and passed a stopgap measure leaving 2020 funding in place until Dec. 11.
The results of the election are likely to affect whether any or all of the bills pass before the presidential inauguration and seating of the 117th Congress in January.
House Speaker Nancy PelosiNancy PelosiDemocratic Rep. Carbajal tests positive for COVID-19 Trump defends move to halt relief talks, accuses Democrats of playing ‘games’ Biden pounces on Trump decision to end COVID-19 relief talks MORE (D-Calif.) has talked up the importance of passing appropriations bills before the next deadline and said those bills may be a vehicle for passing additional COVID-19 relief measures.
President TrumpDonald John TrumpTrump and Biden’s plans would both add to the debt, analysis finds Trump says he will back specific relief measures hours after halting talks Trump lashes out at FDA over vaccine guidelines MORE called off negotiations on a separate package Tuesday.