House and Senate Fail to Move Forward with Consideration of FY2014 Transportation, Housing and Urban Development (T-HUD) Appropriations Bills

Posted on: August 2nd, 2013 by NADO Admin

This week, both the House and Senate considered their versions of the FY2014 Transportation, Housing and Urban Development (T-HUD) Appropriations bills (S. 1243 in the Senate and H.R. 2610 in the House). However, the House leadership pulled its bill from the floor on Wednesday, July 31 as it became clear there were not enough votes for passage due to disagreements over sequestration-level spending cuts included in the bill. House Appropriations Committee Chairman Hal Rogers (R-KY) released a statement following the withdrawal of the bill from floor consideration stating that sequestration must come to an end and that Congress should turn its attention to addressing our deficits and debt in a responsible way to put the national budget on a sustainable path. Click here to read Chairman Rogers’ statement. Meanwhile in the Senate, the FY2014 T-HUD bill was debated on the floor for several days. On Thursday, August 1 the Senate failed to reach the 60-vote threshold needed to complete the FY2014 T-HUD bill. The vote was 54 to 43. It is not clear how the House and Senate will deal with the remaining FY2014 appropriations bills once they return from the August recess, but a Continuing Resolution (CR) appears inevitable.

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