Senate Approves FY2017 Transportation-HUD Appropriations Bill

Posted on: May 20th, 2016 by NADO Admin

The Senate approved their fiscal year (FY) 2017 Transportation and Housing and Urban Development (T-HUD) Appropriations bill this week by a vote of 89 to 8.  The bill was paired with the FY2017 Military Construction and Veteran’s Affairs Appropriations bill for consideration on the Senate floor.  The bill totals $56.5 billion, an $827 million decrease from the FY2016 enacted level.  The bill provides highway and transit dollars consistent with the levels included in the recently-enacted surface transportation bill, the FAST Act.  It recommends $525 million for National Infrastructure Investment (known as TIGER) grants, $25 million above the FY2016 enacted level and $725 million below the President’s FY2017 budget request.  For HUD’s Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program, the bill provides $3 billion (level funding with last year and $200 million above the President’s FY2017 budget request).  The bill provides $950 million for the HOME Investment Partnership Program (level funding with last year and the President’s FY2017 request).

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