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May 22, 2019

House Releases Robust FY2020 Housing Spending Bill

The House Appropriations Subcommittee that oversees funding levels for affordable housing and community development programs at the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) released on May 22 a draft fiscal year (FY) 2020 spending bill that provides a robust increase in funding to…

May 13, 2019

House Committee Approves Topline Funding Levels for FY20

The House Appropriations Committee approved, by a party-line vote of 30-22, spending limits for its fiscal year (FY) 2020 spending bills on May 8. For FY20, the Committee would provide the Transportation-HUD spending bill $75.8 billion, an increase of $4.7 billion or 6.6% over its FY19 funding…