The US House of Representatives Appropriations Transportation, Housing & Urban Development Subcommittee released its draft FY-2019 T-HUD funding language on May 15 and approved the measure on May 16 by a voice-vote. The full Appropriations committee subsequently passed the legislation with modest changes on May 23. The legislation includes a net discretionary total of $43.6 billion for the Department of Housing and Urban Development, an increase $941 million above the fiscal year 2018 enacted level and $11.9 billion above the request. The measure is scheduled to marked-up today (May 16). The initial draft maintains comparable funding levels for critical HUD programs to what was recently adopted for FY-2018. The measure is not currently scheduled for consideration on the floor of the House of Representatives. The Senate T-HUD Appropriations Committee is expected to begin consideration of its version of the legislation in the coming weeks.
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