Senator Collins Remains Chair of THUD Appropriations Subcommittee

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.