The House and Senate continue to negotiate a final deal on a four-bill spending package (“minibus”) that includes the FY19 Transportation-HUD (THUD) and Agriculture spending bills. However, lawmakers have been unable to reach an agreement because of controversial policy riders included in several of the bills. Congress only has a few days left to negotiate a deal on the minibus before federal funding expires for programs on September 30, the last day of the current fiscal year. Without an agreement, Congress is likely to fund HUD and USDA affordable housing programs through a stopgap funding measure running through December 7. Lawmakers plan to attach the stopgap funding bill to another spending package that has already been negotiated.
Congressional Leaders Agree to Coronavirus Response Package with Funding for Homelessness and Housing
After many long days of negotiations, congressional leaders reached a bipartisan agreement on a $6 trillion package, including $2 trillion in direct spending, to respond to the coronavirus pandemic…March 25, 2020
Senate THUD Subcommittee Questions HUD Secretary Carson on FY21 Funding Request, Coronavirus Response
The Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Transportation, Housing and Urban Development held a hearing on March 11 to review HUD’s fiscal year (FY) 2021 funding request and budget justification.…March 16, 2020
The House Department of Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies (THUD) Subcommittee of the Committee on Appropriations held a hearing on March 4 about the HUD budget…March 9, 2020