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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Last night, the House Appropriations Committee approved the fiscal year 2018 Transportation, Housing and Urban Development funding bill on a vote of 31-20. The legislation includes funding for the Department of Transportation, the Department of Housing and Urban Development, and other related agencies. 

In total, the bill reflects an allocation of $56.5 billion in discretionary spending – $1.1 billion below fiscal year 2017 and $8.6 billion above the request. This funding is targeted to essential investments in transportation infrastructure investments, as well as fundamental community development and housing programs. 

“Now more than ever, it is critical to our economy and to our quality of life to have safe and well-functioning transportation infrastructure. This bill makes investments in essential highway, air, rail, and maritime programs that will keep our people and our goods moving efficiently,” Committee Chairman Rodney Frelinghuysen said. “In addition, it includes responsible funding to ensure communities across the nation have access to necessary community development funds, and to provide housing to those who need it the most – including the poor, elderly, and disabled.”

“Funding for transportation projects is a proven way to create jobs while creating value for the taxpayer, and this legislation will enhance our infrastructure with an emphasis on safety,” said Congressman Rogers, Chairman Emeritus of the House Appropriations Committee. “I'm also proud to support funding for essential housing programs that are important to our region in Southern and Eastern Kentucky.”

The following amendments to the bill were adopted by the full committee today: 

Rep. Diaz-Balart – The manager’s amendment makes technical and noncontroversial changes to the bill and report. The amendment was adopted on a voice vote. 

The bill was approved by the Committee on a vote of 31-20. 

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