Transportation, HUD

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April 10, 2019 Press Release
"When our current infrastructure is in such desperate need of repair, preparing for the future must mean ensuring continuity of service and the sustained safety of infrastructure right now. Frankly, I am unimpressed by your budget request."
April 10, 2019 Press Release
"Regrettably, I don’t think we can count on this Administration to be a serious partner in any major infrastructure effort. We are still waiting for anything resembling a realistic plan. Right now, we have a $200 billion placeholder in the budget request, and the President has refused to engage substantively on this topic other than two sentences during the State of the Union Address."
April 3, 2019 Press Release
"Mr. Secretary, your budget is very similar to last year’s request, which this Committee rejected on a bipartisan basis. This year, your proposal contains even deeper cuts and would greatly reduce public housing and end most community development grants. It would lead to more people struggling to find affordable housing, and more people falling into homelessness."
April 3, 2019 Press Release
"Unfortunately, this budget proposal would make our affordable housing crisis even worse, and it would relegate these vulnerable populations to an even more tenuous and marginalized existence within our society."
March 26, 2019 Hearing
Subcommittee on Transportation, and Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies
March 13, 2019 Press Release
"This Administration’s aversion to the scientific reality of climate change should not impede sensible efforts to encourage resiliency and strengthen our local communities."
March 12, 2019 Press Release
"These investments in passenger rail not only improve service, they help eliminate freight bottlenecks, improve safety in congested corridors, and contribute to economic growth. These and other success stories provide us with a useful roadmap, but if we want to accelerate this progress and replicate it, we will clearly need more funding."
March 7, 2019 Press Release
"Amazingly, only one in four people eligible for federal rental assistance can receive it because of funding constraints. This is not written in the stars; it is a political failing. At a time when housing should be a front-burner issue, we seem to be falling farther behind."
February 27, 2019 Press Release
"HUD has an obligation to receive and investigate fair housing complaints; issue grants to state and local governments as well as non-profit organizations that help enforce our fair housing laws; and assist communities as they seek to comply with the Fair Housing Act. These activities support what should be a bedrock federal commitment to fair housing—unfortunately, we’ve seen some troubling signs in the last two years that this commitment is waning at HUD headquarters."
February 27, 2019 Hearing

Subcommittee on Transportation, and Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies

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