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

June 23, 2022 Statement
"Strengthening and sustaining the reliability of our transportation infrastructure is good for our communities. It is part of how we confront the climate crisis and fight inflation. And in the process, we are also creating good-paying American jobs that lift up our communities, expand opportunities for low-income and working Americans, and push our economic development forward."
June 23, 2022 Statement
"The bill we have before us today represents our commitment to the American people. The funding provided in this bill will improve transportation safety, address our nation’s affordable housing and homelessness crisis, and protect vulnerable populations—especially those most likely to have been impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic, including communities of color, the unhoused, and LGBTQ+  individuals."
May 26, 2022 Statement
"There is still much work that needs to be done—and done quickly—alongside these policies to help preserve the affordability of manufactured homes and communities.  There is a task for local governments here, from managing land use to enforcing safety and sanitation standards, and a challenge to non-profits and community-minded developers as well. But our focus today is on federal policy – policy that despite the breadth and diversity of HUD’s portfolio, has often seen the manufactured housing sector fall through the cracks."
May 25, 2022 Statement
"The Transportation, Housing and Urban Development subcommittee funds programs that affect every district in the country.  From building and repairing our nation’s affordable housing to improving our airports, roads and bridges, the programs in this bill improve safety, provide stable housing for our most vulnerable, and create jobs that further America’s infrastructure and economy. "
May 11, 2022 Statement
"Stable quality housing is foundational to how people build their lives and I am pleased that the budget request before us lays the groundwork for millions of households to remain stably housed or have the opportunity to build a stable, safe, and thriving future."
May 10, 2022 Statement
"The President’s budget allows for new or improved service across all modes that will emphasize safety, environmental sustainability, equitable communities and transportation options, and resiliency in the face of extreme weather conditions. It builds on this subcommittee’s commitment to examine and address some of the disparate impacts that the federal government has contributed to through the creation of our interstate highway system under the guise of urban renewal."
July 27, 2021 Statement
“This year’s T-HUD bill makes forward-looking investments in our housing and transportation infrastructure, while boosting safety and protecting vulnerable populations. It will benefit communities across America and lays the foundation for economic growth and recovery.”
July 26, 2021 Statement
“This year’s T-HUD bill makes forward-looking investments in our housing and transportation infrastructure, while boosting safety and protecting vulnerable populations. It will benefit communities across America and lays the foundation for economic growth and recovery."
July 16, 2021 Statement
"The strength of the bills that we have considered and the quality, the tenor, of the debate was outstanding, it reminds us all and it should remind us all that this is the best committee in the House of Representatives and, in fact, our work is at the center of the government and it doesn’t go forward without us."
July 16, 2021 Statement
"The legislation before us builds the architecture for a safer, stronger, and more prosperous future by delivering bold progress for American families. As this transformative bill reconstructs our crumbling infrastructure, it helps to create good-paying American jobs, protect small businesses, grow the middle class, and improve the lives of at-risk and unprotected Americans."

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