The US House of Representatives did not have the votes to pass the Transportation, Housing and Urban Development Budget this week. This is good news for local communities, as the House budget had steep cuts to many programs including a 50% reduction to already reduced CDBG funding, and zeroing out both TIGER grants and the Bridge Repair Program. The Senate proposal is much more favorable with funding for local government programs. We are hopeful that will pass the Senate and set up a good scenario as they start negotiating on next years’ budget. Please continue to reach out to your Representatives and talk to them about how important this funding is. Tell them to support the Senate proposals rather than the drastic reductions in the House. You can reach them by clicking here.
Summer Minnick isthe Director of Policy Initiatives and Federal Affairs. She can be reached at 517-908-0301 or [email protected].