Federal - HR 3163

Fiscal 2020 Transportation-HUD Appropriations

Introduced

June 6, 2019

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A bill making appropriations for the Departments of Transportation, and Housing and Urban Development, and related agencies for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2020, and for other purposes.

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  • June 6, 2019 — Reported to the House by the House Appropriations Committee and placed on the Union Calendar. Congressional Record p. H4348

  • June 6, 2019 — Introduced in the House. Congressional Record p. H4348

  • June 4, 2019 — Full committee consideration and markup held by the House Appropriations Committee.

    June 4, 2019 — Committee Vote: Fiscal 2020 Transportation-HUD Appropriations — Meal and Rest Breaks for Truckers
      Womack, R-Ark. —

    Amendment that would remove language from the bill that would bar the use of funds provided by the bill to review and issue a decision on a petition to the Department of Transportation to preempt state meal and rest breaks for truck drivers.

    The amendment also would remove language that would require the administrator of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, within six months of the bill's enactment, to make available on a public website information regarding analysis of violations developed under the agency's Compliance, Safety, Accountability program, consistent with the data that the agency made publicly available immediately before Dec. 4, 2015.

    It also would remove language that would bar the use of funds provided in the bill for the Department of Transportation to promulgate or enforce a rule that would eliminate the 30-minute rest break for truck drivers in effect on May 15, 2019.

    Amendment that would remove language from the bill that would bar the use of funds provided by the bill to review and issue a decision on a petition to the Department of Transportation to preempt state meal and rest breaks for truck drivers.

    The amendment also would remove language that would require the administrator of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, within six months of the bill's enactment, to make available on a public website information regarding analysis of violations developed under the agency's Compliance, Safety, Accountability program, consistent with the data that the agency made publicly available immediately before Dec. 4, 2015.

    It also would remove language that would bar the use of funds provided in the bill for the Department of Transportation to promulgate or enforce a rule that would eliminate the 30-minute rest break for truck drivers in effect on May 15, 2019.

    Rejected 22-29.

    June 4, 2019 — Committee Vote: Fiscal 2020 Transportation-HUD Appropriations — California High-Speed Rail Funding
      Simpson, R-Idaho —

    Amendment that would remove language from the bill that would bar the use of funds provided by the bill to terminate a grant or cooperative agreement between the Department of Transportation and the California High Speed Rail Authority, or to require the state or the rail authority to repay funding previously obligated and expended.

    Amendment that would remove language from the bill that would bar the use of funds provided by the bill to terminate a grant or cooperative agreement between the Department of Transportation and the California High Speed Rail Authority, or to require the state or the rail authority to repay funding previously obligated and expended.

    Rejected 21-29.

    June 4, 2019 — Committee Vote: Fiscal 2020 Transportation-HUD Appropriations — Manager's Amendment
      Price, D-N.C. —

    Manager's amendment that would make technical and conforming changes to the bill.

    It also would amend the committee report to add language to:

    • Encourage the Department of Transportation to conduct a study in partnership with states, local governments, transit agencies and other stakeholders to identify the most efficient use of street spaces like curbs and pick-up and drop-off zones for passengers and cargo.
    • Direct the Federal Aviation Administration to report every 30 days on actions taken to write rules related to safety in regard to flight attendant duty period limitations and rest requirements.
    • Ask the FAA to promote a competitive contracting environment to get the best value for taxpayers.
    • Support the Department of Transportation and the FAA in their efforts to move forward in overhauling and streamlining requirements for the licensing of U.S. commercial launch services providers.
    • Direct the Department of Housing and Urban Development to conduct a feasibility study with the Department of Health and Human Services to understand how Section 8 vouchers could provide housing opportunities to those seeking substance abuse and mental health services. It would require that the study be available to the Appropriations Committee within 120 days of the bill's enactment.
    • Direct all public housing authorities to evaluate lead-based paint hazards and ensure that authorities with the greatest need have access to Healthy Homes Initiative grant funding. It also would direct HUD to consider increasing the amount of individual grants.

    Manager's amendment that would make technical and conforming changes to the bill.

    It also would amend the committee report to add language to:

    • Encourage the Department of Transportation to conduct a study in partnership with states, local governments, transit agencies and other stakeholders to identify the most efficient use of street spaces like curbs and pick-up and drop-off zones for passengers and cargo.
    • Direct the Federal Aviation Administration to report every 30 days on actions taken to write rules related to safety in regard to flight attendant duty period limitations and rest requirements.
    • Ask the FAA to promote a competitive contracting environment to get the best value for taxpayers.
    • Support the Department of Transportation and the FAA in their efforts to move forward in overhauling and streamlining requirements for the licensing of U.S. commercial launch services providers.
    • Direct the Department of Housing and Urban Development to conduct a feasibility study with the Department of Health and Human Services to understand how Section 8 vouchers could provide housing opportunities to those seeking substance abuse and mental health services. It would require that the study be available to the Appropriations Committee within 120 days of the bill's enactment.
    • Direct all public housing authorities to evaluate lead-based paint hazards and ensure that authorities with the greatest need have access to Healthy Homes Initiative grant funding. It also would direct HUD to consider increasing the amount of individual grants.
    • Adopted by voice vote.

      June 4, 2019 — Committee Vote: Fiscal 2020 Transportation-HUD Appropriations — Vote to Report

      Provide $137.1 billion in fiscal 2020 for the departments of Transportation and Housing and Urban Development and related agencies, an increase of 0.2 percent, or $167 million more than the fiscal 2019 enacted levels. The bill would increase funding in fiscal 2020 for housing and transportation systems, including aviation safety and rental assistance programs.

      Provisions in the Transportation title of the bill include funding the Department of Transportation at At $86.6 billion, which is $167 million more than fiscal 2019 enacted levels, and $3.7 billion more than what the White House requested in March.

      It would provide $2 billion for Amtrak, a $50 million increase from 2019 enacted levels and $1.1 billion above the White House's budget request.

      It would block the Transportation Department from moving forward with a plan to cancel $1 billion in funding rant for California's high-speed rail project or require the state to refund already used money.

      The Housing portion of the bill would:

      --Allocate $50.1 billion for the Department of Housing and Urban Development in fiscal 2020, a $5.9 billion increase over fiscal 2019 enacted levels and $8.6 billion more than the president's budget request.

      --Fund the Tenant-Based Rental Assistance program at $23.8 billion, or $1.2 billion more than fiscal 2019 enacted levels.

      --Fund the Project-Based Rental Assistance program at $12.6 billion a $843 million bump. Including that increase, the Office of Housing would see its budget go up $1.4 billion year-over-year to $13.7 billion.

      Provide $137.1 billion in fiscal 2020 for the departments of Transportation and Housing and Urban Development and related agencies, an increase of 0.2 percent, or $167 million more than the fiscal 2019 enacted levels. The bill would increase funding in fiscal 2020 for housing and transportation systems, including aviation safety and rental assistance programs.

      Provisions in the Transportation title of the bill include funding the Department of Transportation at At $86.6 billion, which is $167 million more than fiscal 2019 enacted levels, and $3.7 billion more than what the White House requested in March.

      It would provide $2 billion for Amtrak, a $50 million increase from 2019 enacted levels and $1.1 billion above the White House's budget request.

      It would block the Transportation Department from moving forward with a plan to cancel $1 billion in funding rant for California's high-speed rail project or require the state to refund already used money.

      The Housing portion of the bill would:

      --Allocate $50.1 billion for the Department of Housing and Urban Development in fiscal 2020, a $5.9 billion increase over fiscal 2019 enacted levels and $8.6 billion more than the president's budget request.

      --Fund the Tenant-Based Rental Assistance program at $23.8 billion, or $1.2 billion more than fiscal 2019 enacted levels.

      --Fund the Project-Based Rental Assistance program at $12.6 billion a $843 million bump. Including that increase, the Office of Housing would see its budget go up $1.4 billion year-over-year to $13.7 billion.

      Ordered reported favorably to the full House (as amended) 29-21.

  • May 23, 2019 — Subcommittee consideration and markup held by the House Appropriations Committee, Subcommittee on Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies.

    May 23, 2019 — Subcommittee Vote: Fiscal 2020 Transportation-HUD Appropriations — Vote to Approve

    Provide $137 billion in fiscal 2020 for the departments of Transportation and Housing and Urban Development and related agencies, an increase of 0.2 percent, or $167 million more than the fiscal 2019 enacted levels.

    It would provide $86.6 billion for the Department of Transportation. It also would provide $50.1 billion for the Department of Housing and Urban Development, $5.9 billion more than the fiscal 2019 enacted level, and $13.4 billion more than the president's request.

    The measure would provide $17.7 billion to the FAA, of which $1.6 billion would go toward airline safety. The funding for aviation safety would be $267 million above fiscal 2019 levels.

    The bill would disregard President Donald Trump's proposal to cut funding for Amtrak. The bill calls for $2 billion for the passenger rail system, a $50 million boost from fiscal 2019 and $1.1 billion above the White Houses budget request.

    The spending bill also would reverse recent policy changes at HUD, including a controversial rule that would ban undocumented immigrants from affordable housing.

    Provide $137 billion in fiscal 2020 for the departments of Transportation and Housing and Urban Development and related agencies, an increase of 0.2 percent, or $167 million more than the fiscal 2019 enacted levels.

    It would provide $86.6 billion for the Department of Transportation. It also would provide $50.1 billion for the Department of Housing and Urban Development, $5.9 billion more than the fiscal 2019 enacted level, and $13.4 billion more than the president's request.

    The measure would provide $17.7 billion to the FAA, of which $1.6 billion would go toward airline safety. The funding for aviation safety would be $267 million above fiscal 2019 levels.

    The bill would disregard President Donald Trump's proposal to cut funding for Amtrak. The bill calls for $2 billion for the passenger rail system, a $50 million boost from fiscal 2019 and $1.1 billion above the White Houses budget request.

    The spending bill also would reverse recent policy changes at HUD, including a controversial rule that would ban undocumented immigrants from affordable housing.

    Approved for full committee consideration by voice vote.
  • May 22, 2019Draft bill text released by House Appropriations Committee., Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD); Department of Transportation (DOT).

  • April 3, 2019 — Subcommittee hearing held by the House Appropriations Committee, Subcommittee on Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies.

  • March 26, 2019 — Subcommittee hearing held by the House Appropriations Committee, Subcommittee on Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies.