Appropriations Committee Approves Fiscal Year 2022 Transportation, and Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies Funding Bill
The House Appropriations Committee today approved the fiscal year 2022 Transportation, and Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies funding bill on a 33-24 vote.
For 2022, the bill provides funding of $84.1 billion, an increase of $8.7 billion – more than 11 percent – above 2021. This includes an increase of $6.8 billion is for the Department of Housing and Urban Development and $1.9 billion for the Department of Transportation. In total, the bill provides $162.6 billion in budgetary resources, an increase of $25.9 billion above 2021. The legislation:
- Creates tens of thousands of good-paying American jobs by rebuilding our crumbling infrastructure with significant investments in airports, highways, transit, passenger rail, and port systems
- Grows opportunity through homeownership and rental assistance, including more than 125,000 new housing vouchers targeted to individuals and families experiencing or at risk of homelessness and over 4,000 new units for seniors and persons with disabilities
- Supports the vulnerable with public housing safety, maintenance and improvement investments, such as the remediation of lead paint and radon and installation of energy and water efficient systems
- Promotes safe transportation and housing with a skilled and growing workforce to conduct inspections, mitigate hazards, and study emerging threats and innovative solutions
- Reduces emissions, increases resiliency, and addresses historical inequities in transportation and housing programs through targeted grants and investments
“Updating our nation’s aging infrastructure, including our housing stock, is central to our economic recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic,” Transportation, and Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies Appropriations Subcommittee Chairman David E. Price (D-NC-04) said. “This year’s Transportation-Housing and Urban Development funding bill is centered on building a more equitable future. It promotes housing stability by providing increased funding for rental assistance, expanding housing vouchers, and prioritizing safety in public housing. The bill nearly doubles passenger and freight rail investment, solidifying our commitment to more sustainable travel while focusing on climate resilience and mitigation. The Fiscal Year 2022 Transportation-Housing Appropriations bill puts us on the right track to a better future, and I look forward to continuing to build on this progress.”
“For far too long, our nation’s crumbling infrastructure has held America back. With this bill’s major new investments in transportation, including transit and rail, more than 125,000 new housing vouchers, and the modernization of public housing, we have made a long overdue investment in the future of America’s working families,” Appropriations Committee Chair Rosa DeLauro (D-CT-03) said. “Having a home of one’s own is essential to the American Dream, and this bill’s housing provisions will help grow opportunity for the middle class through homeownership and rental assistance, while supporting the vulnerable by preserving affordable housing.”
The following amendments to the bill were adopted by the full Committee:
Rep. Price – The manager’s amendment makes technical and noncontroversial changes to the bill and report. The amendment was adopted by voice vote.
Rep. Womack – This amendment exempts transporters of livestock, insects, and other agricultural products from requirements to use Electronic Logging Devices. The amendment was adopted by voice vote.
A summary of the bill is here. The text of the bill, before the adoption of amendments in full Committee, is here. The bill report, before the adoption of amendments in full Committee, is here. In keeping with the Appropriations Committee’s commitment to transparency, information on Community Project Funding in the bill, before the adoption of a Manager’s amendment, is here.