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HR 4745 - Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2015 - Key Vote

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Legislation - Bill Passed (House) (229-192) - (Key vote)

Title: Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2015

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that appropriates funds to the Department of Transportation and the Department of Housing and Urban Development for fiscal year 2015.

Highlights:
  • Appropriates funds to the Department of Transportation that include, but are not limited to, the following (Title I):
    • $40.3 billion for the implementation or execution of programs of Federal-aid Highways and highway safety construction programs;
    • $131.5 million for pipeline safety programs; and
    • $149 million for essential air service programs.
  • Appropriates funds to the Department of Housing and Urban Development that include, but are not limited to, the following (Title II):
    • $15.4 billion for tenant-based rental assistance;
    • $9.4 billion for project-based rental assistance;
    • $3.1 billion for economic and community development activities; 
    • $2.1 billion for homeless assistance grant programs; and
    • $700 million for the HOME investment partnerships program.
  • Prohibits the funds appropriated by the provisions of the bill from being used by the Department of Housing and Urban Development to implement, administer, or enforce the "Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing" Plan (Sec. 426).
  • Appropriates funds to the Federal Aviation Administration that include, but are not limited to, the following (Title I):
    • $9.8 billion for operations and research activities;
    • $3.2 billion for grants-in-aid for airport planning and development; and
    • $2.6 billion for facilities and equipment.
  • Appropriates funds to the Federal Transit Administration, that include, but are not limited to, the following (Title I):
    • $9.5 billion for transit formula grants; and
    • $15 million for transit research.
  • Appropriates funds to the National Railroad Passenger Corporation (Amtrak) that include, but are not limited to, the following (Title I):
    • $850 million for capital and debt service grants; and
    • $340 million for operating grants.
  • Prohibits the funds appropriated by this bill from being used for a California high-speed rail project (Sec. 439).
  • Prohibits the funds appropriated by this bill from being used to support Amtrak’s route with the highest loss, measured by contributions/(Loss) per Rider, based on the National Railroad Passenger Corporation’s Five Year Plan from May 2013 (Sec. 436).
  • Prohibits the funds appropriated by the provisions of the bill from being acquire a camera for the purpose of collecting or storing vehicle license plate numbers (Sec. 427).
  • Prohibits the funds appropriated by this bill from being used for a light rail project for the Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County, Texas (Sec. 165).
Legislation - Introduced (House) -

Title: Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2015

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