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Transportation and HUD Appropriations (H.R. 3288)

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Washington, Jul 23, 2009 | comments
A day after rejecting the use of caps to control discretionary spending, the House Majority is bringing to the floor a 25-percent increase for the fiscal year 2010 Transportation, Housing and Urban Development [THUD] appropriations bill (H.R. 3288). The bill provides $68.9 billion in discretionary budget authority [BA]. This represents an increase of $14 billion in BA above the scored 2009 level, and just $46 million less than the President’s 2010 budget request. The large gap between budget authority and outlays in the bill is due to obligation limitations, a control on the use of mandatory budget authority that is provided in authorization legislation to several transportation programs. O

n Wednesday, the House Majority rejected a motion that would have added discretionary spending caps to their pay-as-you-go [pay-go] legislation. Previous versions of statutory pay-go included ceilings on appopriated spending.

The THUD bill provides funds for highways, mass transit, aviation, as well as housing and economic funding for the Department of Housing and Urban Development.

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