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House committee advances $137 billion transportation, housing bill

House committee advances $137 billion transportation, housing bill

The Hill
BY NIV ELIS - 06/04/19 02:12 PM EDT  

The House Appropriations Committee on Tuesday advanced a $137.1 billion spending bill covering transportation and housing, about $6 billion above current levels and $17.3 billion more than President Trump's request.

The measure was approved in a 29-21 vote, divided mostly along party lines. The Trump administration had requested an $11 billion reduction in spending.

“The Department of Transportation should prioritize safety, and this bill would equip the Department to fund safety upgrades on our roads and rails as well as safety research,” House Appropriations Committee Chairwoman Nita Lowey (D-N.Y.) said in a statement.
The legislation would provide $75.8 billion in discretionary spending — $4.7 billion above current levels... FULL ARTICLE

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