Appropriations Subcommittee Approves Fiscal Year 2020 Transportation-Housing and Urban Development Funding Bill
WASHINGTON — The House Appropriations Subcommittee on Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies today approved by voice vote its fiscal year 2020 bill. In total, the legislation provides $137.1 billion in budgetary resources, an increase of $6 billion above the 2019 enacted level and $17.3 billion above the President’s budget request. The bill next heads to the full Committee for markup.
“This year’s T-HUD bill makes forward-looking investments in our housing and transportation infrastructure, while ensuring concerted attention to safety, the needs of the most vulnerable, and resilience,” said House Appropriations Subcommittee on Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies Chairman David Price. “It will benefit all American communities – urban and rural – and lays the foundation for economic growth and opportunity. I look forward to working with my colleagues to enact it into law.”
“The Department of Transportation should prioritize safety, and this bill would equip the Department to fund safety upgrades on our roads and rails as well as research to improve safety technologies. And with report language encouraging all construction projects funded in this bill to integrate resiliency, the bill would make important steps to mitigate the impacts of climate change,” said House Appropriations Committee Chairwoman Nita Lowey. “Robust investments in this bill, such as increases to CDBG, HOME, and Lead and Healthy Homes, would make our communities heathier and safer. The bill also contains critical language to protect the most vulnerable, including undocumented individuals and LGBTQ youth, against eviction. With this bill, we have the opportunity to invest in our infrastructure and fundamentally improve the lives of our constituents.”