Washington, DC - The U.S. Senate today approved H.R. 3288, the Fiscal Year 2010 Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies Appropriations bill by a vote of 73 to 25.
"This bill invests in the building blocks of economic recovery - safe and efficient transportation, affordable and accessible housing, and improved national infrastructure," said Senator Patty Murray (D-WA), Chairman of the Transportation, Housing and Urban Development (THUD) Appropriations Subcommittee. "It will help get commuters, families, businesses and our economy moving again. And it has garnered bi-partisan support because it offers balanced solutions to everyday concerns from congestion, to foreclosures, to safe streets. I look forward to working to get this bill to President Obama's desk quickly so this funding can go to work in our communities."
The bill helps our communities and transportation system by focusing on five priority areas:
- Investing in transportation infrastructure;
- Providing housing and services to our Nation's most vulnerable;
- Supporting our communities and addressing the foreclosure crisis;
- Ensuring the safety of our transportation system; and
- Promoting sustainability in our communities.
A bill summary, as well as the bill text and report, are below.
T-HUD Summary (As Passed by the Full Committee)
T-HUD Bill Text (As Passed by the Full Committee)
T-HUD Report (As Passed by the Full Committee)