Statement : Transportation, and Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies

June 19, 2019 Statement
"Today we continue investing For the People with H.R. 3055, consisting of five fiscal year 2020 appropriations bills that offer a brighter future for American families and make American communities safer and stronger."
June 4, 2019 Statement
"House Democrats continue our work for the people with the Fiscal Year 2020 Transportation, Housing and Urban Development bill, which focuses on improving public health and safety, protecting the traveling public and enhancing our infrastructure, and investing in our communities so that every American has a shot at a better life."
June 4, 2019 Statement
"This year’s bill represents a positive, inclusive vision for our country that will benefit all Americans. It includes $75.8 billion in discretionary funding, an increase of $4.7 billion over the 2019 enacted level and $17.3 billion above the President’s budget request. Our favorable allocation allowed us to make significant and meaningful investments in three priority areas: infrastructure, safety, and protecting vulnerable populations."
May 23, 2019 Statement
"House Democrats continue our work for the people with the Fiscal Year 2020 Transportation, Housing and Urban Development bill, which focuses on improving public health and safety, protecting the traveling public and enhancing our infrastructure, and investing in our communities so that every American has a shot at a better life."
May 23, 2019 Statement
"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. 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."
April 10, 2019 Statement
In a speech less than two weeks ago, you outlined your priorities for the Department of Transportation. First, safety. Second, rebuilding and refurbishing our country’s infrastructure. Third, preparing for the future. If a budget reflects values, it seems the Trump Administration does not actually share these priorities.
April 10, 2019 Statement
This morning we will examine the FY 2020 budget request for the Department of Transportation. Secretary Chao, welcome back and thank you for joining us today. Repairing and improving our infrastructure remains one of the top challenges facing our nation. Our economy, quality of life, and international competitiveness depend upon robust transportation networks that can accommodate the movement of people and goods.
April 3, 2019 Statement
"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 Statement
"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 13, 2019 Statement
After several years of increasingly severe weather events in my home state of North Carolina and around the country—and after tens of billions of dollars appropriated for disaster relief and emergency programs, much of it from this subcommittee—we must become more intentional about applying the concepts of mitigation and resiliency into our federal housing and transportation programs. We also need to identify ways we can support these efforts at the state and local level.

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