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Chvotkin Comments on Appropriations Enactment and Future Proposal Activity

On March 22, 2022., Nichols Liu partner Alan Chvotkin wrote a guest column for the blog published by Organizational Communications, Inc. The article addressed the March 15, 2022 enactment of the full-year appropriations act for the Federal government for Fiscal Year 2022 and the impact of that legislation on future government contracting proposal activity. This article on full year federal appropriations enactment covers:

  • A Few High Points
  • When does the Funding Flow?
  • Programs Awaiting Funding
  • Appropriations for FY 2023
  • Path Forward

This $1.5 trillion, 2,741-page Federal Appropriations enactment provides a 6.7 percent increase over the President’s budget request for non-defense agencies and a 5.6 percent increase for defense activities.

This enactment of the full-year appropriations is a welcome development – and beats the alternatives of a shutdown or a full-year CR. But agencies have a lot of work to do to take advantage of the funding Congress has made available. Contractors also have to be ready to respond rapidly to the flood of expected opportunities to come.

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About the Author: Alan Chvotkin is a partner in a leading federal contracts law firm Nichols Liu LLP.  He is the former executive vice president and counsel for the Professional Services Council (PSC) and a recognized subject-matter expert (SME) in federal procurement.


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