The House Appropriations Committee approved on July 14 the Transportation, Housing, and Urban Development (THUD) appropriations bill for fiscal year (FY) 2021 (HR 7616). The bill was passed out of committee with a final vote of 30-22. The bill now moves on to a full vote in the House.
“This year’s THUD bill represents a renewed commitment to improve safety, produce more affordable housing…and bolster our nation’s resiliency,” said Representative David Price (D-NC), chair of the Appropriations THUD Subcommittee. “As COVID continues to sweep across the country, we ensure that vulnerable populations – homeless, youths, veterans, communities of color, domestic violence survivors, the elderly, people with disabilities – remain at the forefront of our efforts.”
Representative Mario Diaz-Balart (R-FL), echoed Representative Price’s sentiments, stating that “it is our duty to meet this commitment, especially for our elderly, disabled, and for veterans,” and noting his appreciation for the bill’s funding to address homelessness. Diaz-Balart, however, expressed disapproval of the additional $75 billion in emergency infrastructure spending the bill provides: “This spending is outside of last year’s bipartisan budget agreement, the emergency funding in this bill and other bills puts our entire process at-risk.”
Learn more about the FY21 THUD Appropriations bill at: https://tinyurl.com/yy2ja89o
Read NLIHC’s analysis of the bill at: https://tinyurl.com/y4dl7yr7
See NLIHC’s updated budget chart at: https://tinyurl.com/y6tnabuo
Watch the full Appropriation Committee vote at: https://tinyurl.com/y3cm24bq