Following the retirement of Senate Appropriations Chair Thad Cochran (R-MS) at the beginning of April, Senator Richard Shelby (R-AL) was selected to serve as the new chair. As committee chair, Senator Shelby reorganized the subcommittees’ chairmanships. Despite the shake-up, Senator Susan Collins (R-ME) will continue to chair the Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies Subcommittee. Ms. Collins, a consistent champion for affordable housing, played a critical role in securing a 10% increase in funding for HUD in FY18.
The House approved by a vote of 227-194 on June 25 a five-bill FY20 spending package that includes robust funding for affordable housing and community development investments at HUD and USDA, as well…July 1, 2019
The House passed on June 25 a five-bill spending package for FY20 that includes funding and provisions that would affect disaster housing recovery efforts. The spending package created a Homeless…July 1, 2019
A group of 12 Democratic Senators sent a letter on June 18 to congressional leadership urging them to lift the budget caps mandated by the Budget Control Act of 2011 so Congress can prioritize…June 24, 2019