Subcommittee Markup - FY 2016 Transportation, Housing and Urban Development Appropriations Bill: Hearing Before the U.S. House of Representatives, Committee on Appropriations, Subcommittee on Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies, One Hundred Fourteenth Congress, First Session, April 29, 2015 [open pdf - 655KB]
This is a compilation of the April 29, 2015 hearing entitled "Subcommittee Markup - FY 2016 Transportation, Housing and Urban Development Appropriations Bill," held before the House Committee on Appropriations' Subcommittee on Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies. From the opening statement of subcommittee chairman Mario Diaz-Balart: "Today I am pleased to present the fiscal year 2016 THUD [Transportation, Housing, and Urban Development] bill to the Subcommittee for your consideration, with goal of a favorable motion to the Full Committee. In total resources, the bill before you today provides $108.7 billion in budget authority and obligation limitation for the various programs in the Departments of Transportation and Housing and Urban Development and Related Agencies. CBO [Congressional Budget Office] has scored us at the set 302(b) level of $55.27 billion in discretionary budget authority - $1.5 billion above the enacted FY 2015 levels, but when comparing appropriated dollars, this bill is really only $25 million over 2015. […] I'd like to highlight a few areas: (1) We meet the oblim levels contained in the current MAP-21 [Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century Act] extension for surface programs. We support the authorizing committees proposing an extension bill to carry these important programs forward. (2) We provide $100 million for new TIGER [Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery] awards. (3) We provide $129 million over last year for FAA [Federal Aviation Administration] operations to ensure the orderly operation of the air traffic control system. (4) For FAA NextGen investments, the bill includes $931 million. (5) Every single one of FTA's [Federal Transit Administration] signed full funding grant agreements is funded consistent with the agreed-upon payout schedule, and all the proposed small starts are funded. Further, we provide $250 million for up and coming agreements and $40 million for core capacity projects. (6) CDBG [Community Development Block Grant] is funded at last year's level of $3 billion - $200 million more than the request. (7) HOME [HOME Investment Partnerships Program, not an acronym] is funded at $900 million. (8) Other housing programs are funded at levels sufficient to continue providing a HUD-assisted housing option."
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