Transportation, and Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies
- David Price, Ranking Member
- Mike Quigley
- Katherine Clark
- Pete Aguilar
- Department of Housing and Urban Development
- Department of Transportation
- Related Agencies
- Architectural and Transportation Barriers Compliance Board
- Federal Maritime Commission
- National Transportation Safety Board
- Neighborhood Reinvestment Corporation
- United States Interagency Council on Homelessness
- Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority
Everyone in this room knows how to avoid another season of showdowns and shutdowns. Instead of trying everything else first, why not do the right thing now? Why not produce bipartisan bills that reflect bipartisan priorities across all twelve subcommittees, and then take them to the floor and pass them, on budget and on time?
This Committee should do more to help Americans struggling to make ends meet and put a roof over their heads, not waste taxpayer dollars on Trump’s boondoggle of a wall or let the Secretary of Transportation hire more political cronies.
Unfortunately, the majority has chosen to include harmful policy riders that have repeatedly been stripped from previous bills. Provisions to increase truck weights and preempt state and local meal and rest break laws make our roads less safe and have no place in an appropriations bill.
July 17, 2017 Press Release
The Transportation-HUD bill breaks repeated promises from the Administration and the majority to invest in our nation’s infrastructure. Slashing Capital Investment grants, TIGER grants, HOME Investment Partnerships, and Community Development Block Grants will eliminate jobs and hurt communities around the country. We should be investing more - not less - in job creation and community development.
As you have already stated, this year’s mark includes $56.5 billion for vital transportation, housing, and community development programs at DOT, HUD, and related agencies. Unfortunately, this represents a funding decrease of more than $1.1 billion compared to the recently enacted omnibus.
Today, we are marking up our eighth appropriations bill at subcommittee level. However, more than nine months into the fiscal year, the majority continues to flounder in passing a budget resolution, and the Committee has only just released its full slate of 302(b) allocations. This is a highly irresponsible way to operate and a perversion of regular order.