Chairman Price’s Transportation-Housing FY2022 Funding Bill Passes on House Floor
WASHINGTON, DC (July 29, 2021) – Today, the U.S. House of Representatives passed H.R. 4502, an appropriations minibus for Fiscal Year 2022 which included the Transportation, Housing, and Urban Development funding bill authored by Congressman Price, Chairman of the Transportation, and Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies (T-HUD) Appropriations Subcommittee.
“This year’s T-HUD bill provides vital investments to expand opportunity and promote equity by improving our infrastructure and expanding our affordable housing stock,” said Congressman David Price. “It promotes housing stability by providing increased funding for rental assistance, expanding housing vouchers, and prioritizing safety in public housing. The bill nearly doubles passenger and freight rail investment, solidifying our commitment to more sustainable travel while focusing on climate resilience and mitigation. It will benefit communities across America, both rural and urban, and lays the foundation for economic growth and recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic."
The FY 2022 Transportation, and Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies funding bill provides funding of $84.1 billion, an increase of $8.7 billion – more than 11 percent – above FY 2021. This includes an increase of $6.8 billion is for the Department of Housing and Urban Development and $1.9 billion for the Department of Transportation. In total, the bill provides $162.6 billion in budgetary resources, an increase of $25.9 billion above 2021. The legislation:
Creates tens of thousands of good-paying American jobs by rebuilding our crumbling infrastructure with significant investments in airports, highways, transit, passenger rail, and port systems
Grows opportunity through homeownership and rental assistance, including more than 125,000 new housing vouchers targeted to individuals and families experiencing or at risk of homelessness and over 4,000 new units for seniors and persons with disabilities
Supports the vulnerable with investments in public housing safety, maintenance and improvements, such as the remediation of lead paint and radon and installation of energy and water efficient systems
Promotes safe transportation and housing with a skilled and growing workforce to conduct inspections, mitigate hazards, and study emerging threats and innovative solutions
Reduces emissions, increases resiliency, and addresses historical inequities in transportation and housing programs through targeted grants and investments
H.R. 4502 also includes the Labor-Health and Human Services, and Education Appropriations bill, the Agriculture and Rural Development Appropriations Bill, the Energy and Water Development Appropriations bill, the Financial Services and General Government Appropriations bill, the Interior and Environment Appropriations bill, and the Military Construction and Veterans Affairs Appropriations bill. As part of the package, 8 of 10 Community Project Funding requests made by Congressman Price have now been approved by the full House, totaling over $8.7 million for Fourth District transportation, community development, and other initiatives.
Text and summaries of the legislation, before action on the House Floor, as well as Committee reports accompanying each bill, is available here. Information on amendments considered on the Floor is here.