Transportation Funding Bill Set for US House Floor Consideration

Legislation that would fund operations at the U.S. Department of Transportation and its agencies will be considered on the floor of the U.S. House of Representatives before the end of July.

The chamber’s Democratic leadership announced the fiscal 2021 transportation appropriations measure, which includes funding priorities for the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, is up next on the floor of the chamber as part of a multibill package.

“The Appropriations Committee is charged with one of the most important responsibilities entrusted to Congress by the constitution: the power of the purse,” Committee Chairwoman Nita Lowey (D-N.Y.) said recently. “I am proud that we have used that power to make investments that will make the world better, safer, and healthier and give every person a better chance at a better life.”