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

July 30, 2020 Statement
"This package prioritizes the lives and livelihoods of the American people, and makes the strong investments needed to build a stronger future for every person."
July 14, 2020 Statement
"The Fiscal Year 2021 THUD bill represents a forward-looking vision to rebuild our nation and strengthen our communities. Together, we can revitalize our infrastructure, modernize our transportation systems, protect the traveling public, expand access to safe, affordable housing, and support our most vulnerable neighbors."
July 14, 2020 Statement
"This year’s THUD bill represents a renewed commitment to improve safety, produce more affordable housing, upgrade our aging transportation infrastructure, and bolster our nation’s resiliency to a changing climate. At the same time, as COVID continues to sweep across the country, we ensure that vulnerable populations—homeless youth, veterans, communities of color, domestic violence survivors, the elderly and disabled—remain at the forefront of our efforts."
July 8, 2020 Statement
"In an unprecedented year of challenges, the Fiscal Year 2021 Transportation, Housing and Urban Development bill focuses on improving access to housing, protecting the traveling public, revitalizing our infrastructure, and investing in our communities’ economic health to help end intergenerational poverty."
July 8, 2020 Statement
"This year’s THUD bill represents a renewed commitment to improve safety, produce more affordable housing, upgrade our aging transportation infrastructure, and bolster our nation’s resiliency to a changing climate. At the same time, as COVID continues to sweep across the country, we ensure that vulnerable populations—homeless youth, veterans, communities of color, domestic violence survivors, the elderly and disabled—remain at the forefront of our efforts."
March 11, 2020 Statement
"The FAA provides critical services on behalf of the traveling public every day. Millions of flights—both scheduled and unscheduled—must safely navigate our national airspace, the most complex in the world. This year’s FAA budget requests $17.5 billion in budgetary resources, a decrease of about $96 million compared to last year’s enacted level."
March 4, 2020 Statement
"The current state of housing in America should force us to ask tough questions about our national priorities. Unfortunately, this budget proposal would make our affordable housing crisis even worse."
February 27, 2020 Statement
"These decreases and eliminations would seriously jeopardize safety of the traveling public. These proposals are opposed by the American people and bipartisan majorities in both chambers. While this proposal is better than in previous years, the committee will continue prioritizing safety."
February 27, 2020 Statement
"Turning to the administration’s FY 2021 request, the Department proposes roughly $89 billion in total budgetary resources, which is $2 billion or 2.3 percent more than the FY 2020 enacted level. However, the request for discretionary budget authority is $21.9 billion, which is $2.9 billion or 12 percent below last year—a strange move for a president who has posed as a champion of infrastructure."
October 17, 2019 Statement
"American communities have been waiting far too long for the relief and recovery assistance they deserve. Any further delay by HUD to facilitate CDBG-DR funds to Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands is not just unacceptable, it is unlawful."

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