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Secretary Chao explains requested budget cuts during House hearing

Secretary Chao explains requested budget cuts during House hearing

LandLineMag.com
By Tyson Fisher, Land Line staff writer
4/11/2019

U.S. Department of Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao answered another round of funding questions during a House subcommittee hearing on Wednesday. Chao addressed concerns regarding budget cuts, automation and rural highways.

On Wednesday, April 10, the House Transportation, and Housing and Urban Development subcommittee held a hearing about the DOT’s budget request for fiscal year 2020, the first such hearing since the White House released its budget request that reduces the department’s funding by about 20% compared with FY 2019.

Democrats on the committee were clearly upset with the funding reduction. During opening statements, Chairman David E. Price, D-N.C., expressed his concerns about what he sees as a lack of funding.

“Overall, this budget is a far cry from what is necessary to move our country forward, and it doesn’t reflect the rhetoric we hear from the department about taking a ‘safety first’ approach,” Price said... FULL ARTICLE

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