2020 transportation bill sees progress and is expected on House floor in the coming weeks
On Monday, June 3, NSSGA President and CEO Michael W. Johnson, sent a letter to the House Committee on Appropriations thanking the members for drafting and advancing the Fiscal Year 2020 Transportation, Housing and Urban Development and Related Agencies (T-HUD) Appropriations bill. For more details, take a look at the fact sheets and summaries provided by the House Appropriations Committee.
“While we understand more work is needed for both chambers of Congress and the administration to reach an agreement on overall spending levels for FY 2020, we are encouraged by the rapid work of the Committee to approve legislation that advances our nation’s infrastructure priorities,” Johnson wrote. Read his letter here.
The bill, which is expected to be considered on the House floor in the coming weeks, includes robust investments to improve and modernize our roads, bridges, tunnels, transit networks, airports and ports. NSSGA applauds the committee for dedicating necessary resources toward the Federal Highway Administration, National Infrastructure Investments (TIGER/BUILD), Airport Improvement Grants, Federal Railroad Administration, Federal Transit Administration and Maritime Administration.
“It will benefit all American communities – urban and rural – and lays the foundation for economic growth and opportunity,” said Rep. David Price, D-N.C., who sponsored the bill.