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Tuesday, January 26, 2010

CRS Issue Statement on Transportation and HUD Appropriations

David Randall Peterman, Coordinator
Analyst in Transportation Policy

The Department of Transportation (DOT) and the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) are agencies with different missions, priorities, and constituencies. However, the structure of the appropriations committees and subcommittees results in their funding needs being considered together each year in the annual appropriations process. The Transportation, HUD, and Related Agencies (THUD) Subcommittees of the House and Senate Appropriations Committees must balance the funding demands of DOT and HUD (and several smaller agencies) as they determine how to allocate the funding they receive from the Appropriations Committees through the budget resolution process. 

The external dynamics of determining how much of the subcommittees' allocations should go to DOT and how much should go to HUD is further complicated by the internal dynamics of each agency's unique funding needs.

Date of Report: January 8, 2010
Number of Pages: 3
Order Number: IS40658
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