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House Approves Fiscal 2020 Transportation Funding Bill

House Approves Fiscal 2020 Transportation Funding Bill

Transport Topics
Eugene Mulero | Staff Reporter
December 17, 2019 3:00 PM, EST

Funding for freight safety programs would be increased and infrastructure grants would receive $1 billion under fiscal 2020 legislation the U.S. House of Representatives advanced Dec. 17.

As part of a multibill package that would ensure federal government funding, the House voted 297 to 120 to advance $1 billion for the Better Utilizing Investments to Leverage Development, or BUILD, grants. Also in the bill, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration would receive $679 million, $12 million above the 2019 enacted level.

The legislation advances to the Senate, where lawmakers there will have a few days to consider it in order to avert a government shutdown. Funding for federal agencies expires Dec. 20. A White House official recently indicated President Donald Trump would support the funding measure... FULL ARTICLE

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