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Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies (THUD): FY2009 Appropriations [June 19, 2008]   [open pdf - 142KB]

From the Summary: "The FY2009 Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies appropriations bill (THUD) provides funding for the Department of Transportation (DOT), the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), and five independent agencies related to those two departments. The Bush Administration requested net budgetary authority of $102.5 billion (after scorekeeping adjustments) for FY2009, a cut of $36 million (less than 1%) from the comparable FY2008 level. DOT would receive a net total of $63.5 billion, a cut of $1 billion from the comparable FY2008 level. HUD would receive $39.1 billion, an increase of 4% ($1.4 billion) over the comparable FY2008 level. Despite the decline in the amount requested for DOT programs and activities, the request provides an increase in funding in several areas, including transit and safety programs. [...] The requested increase in net budget authority for HUD is largely attributable to a decline in the amount available to offset new funding in the HUD budget. The President's budget request would actually result in an overall decline in nonemergency appropriations for HUD's programs and activities of just over 1% from the FY2008 level. Despite this decline in the amount requested for HUD programs and activities, the President's FY2009 budget requested increased funding in several areas, including project-based Section 8 rental assistance, the HOME Investment Partnerships block grant program, and Homeless Assistance Grants."

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CRS Report for Congress, RL34542
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2008-06-19
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