House Provides Vital Funds to Country’s Decaying Infrastructure
I released the following statement on the passage of the 2016 Transportation, Housing and Urban Development Bill which funds the Department of Transportation, the Department of Housing and Urban Development, and other related agencies.
To build a healthy economy, we must provide funding to critical infrastructure programs. We must make sure our nation’s roads, skies, and ports keep America competitive by keeping our goods safely moving across the country and around the world.
The 2016 federal budget year begins in October. The Transportation, Housing and Urban Development Bill contains $55.3 billion in discretionary spending – an increase of $1.5 billion from 2015 and $9.7 billion below the President’s budget request.