House Appropriations Schedule Set
- Tuesday, 30 June 2020 17:40
The 12 U.S. House Appropriations Subcommittees will consider the bills funding the federal government for Fiscal Year 2021 during the week of July 6, according to Josh Reiner of PCA’s Government Affairs Team.
The Interior-Environment (I&E) Subcommittee, which funds the Environmental Protection Agency will hold its markup on July 7 at 11:00 am. Later that day, Energy and Water (E&W), which funds the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, will hold its markup at 3:00 pm. The Transportation and Housing and Urban Development Subcommittee (THUD), which funds the Department of Transportation, will hold its on July 8 at 11:00 am. The full Committee will hold consideration of I&E and E&W on July 10. They have not yet announced when THUD’s will be.
While the specific bills are unlikely to become law, they serve as a benchmark for how Congress views the various programs at federal agencies. The Committee is expected to release the text of these bills about a day before the markups. The Senate Appropriations Committee has not yet announced its schedule, Josh writes in PCA’s THIS WEEK IN WASHINGTON report.
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ACPA, Industry Allies Show Support for Airport Funding
- Monday, 07 August 2017 13:57
ACPA recently co-signed letters in strong support of airport construction funding, notably to urge Congress to adjust the Passenger Facility Charge on originating passengers, as well as to boost the Airport Improvement Program by $250 million for a total of $3.6 billion in funding.
The letters, sent prior to the current August recess, urged House and Senate Appropriations Chairs and Ranking members to support additional funding in the respective versions of the “Transportation, Housing and Urban Development” (THUD) appropriations bills. The two letters were sent by:
These letters cited long overdue increases to aviation infrastructure funding, and noted the revenue increases will support critical infrastructure projects for U.S. airports.
The Senate passed its version of the THUD Bill on July 25; the House version is pending the current August recess, which is scheduled to end September 5.
ACPA and other coalition partners will continue to advocate for increased airport construction funds. The FAA bill, formally the “FAA Modernization and Reform Act” of 2012, has been extended by several short-term measures, the most recent of which is set to expire on September 30.
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