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Top Transportation Committee Leaders Urge Appropriations Committee Leaders to Fund the FAST Act

Apr 4, 2017
Letters

April 4, 2017

 

 

The Honorable Rodney P. Frelinghuysen

Chairman

Committee on Appropriations

House of Representatives

H-305 The Capitol

Washington, DC 20515

 

The Honorable Mario Diaz-Balart

Chairman

Subcommittee on Transportation, Housing and Urban Development,

House Committee on Appropriations

2358 Rayburn Building         

Washington, DC 20515

The Honorable Nita Lowey

Ranking Member

Committee on Appropriations

House of Representatives

1016 Longworth House Office Building

Washington, DC 20515

 

The Honorable David Price

Ranking Member

Subcommittee on Transportation, Housing and Urban Development

House Committee on Appropriations

1016 Longworth House Office Building

Washington, DC 20515

 

Dear Chairmen and Ranking Minority Members:

As you complete the Fiscal Year (FY) 2017 Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies (THUD) Appropriations bill and begin drafting the FY 2018 THUD Appropriations bill, we request that you fund the Fixing America’s Surface Transportation Act (FAST Act) (P.L. 114-94) programs at the authorized funding levels. The FAST Act Conference Report passed the House with overwhelming bipartisan support by a vote of 359 to 65. In addition, on February 28, 2017, the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure adopted its FY 2018 Budget Views and Estimates, which specifically recommended that the Budget Resolution reflect authorized funding levels of the FAST Act.

We urge you to include full funding of the FAST Act in the FY 2017 and FY 2018 THUD Appropriations bills.

Thank you for your consideration. Should you have any questions, please contact the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure majority staff at (202) 225-9446, or the minority staff at (202) 225-4472.

Sincerely,

 

 

 

Bill Shuster                                                           Peter A. DeFazio

Chairman                                                               Ranking Member       

 

 

 

Sam Graves                                                           Eleanor Holmes Norton

Chairman                                                               Ranking Member

Subcommittee on Highways                                 Subcommittee on Highways

   and Transit                                                            and Transit

 

 

 

Jeff Denham                                                          Michael E. Capuano

Chairman                                                               Ranking Member

Subcommittee on Railroads, Pipelines,                Subcommittee on Railroads, Pipelines,

   and Hazardous Materials                                      and Hazardous Materials