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Appropriators Release Fiscal Year 2014 Budget Bill

Tuesday, January 14, 2014 - 8:00AM

Lawmakers yesterday released the fiscal year (FY) 2014 consolidated appropriations bill that will set discretionary funding for the federal government through Sept. 30. The bill meets the terms set by the Ryan-Murray budget agreement, providing $1.012 trillion for the operation of the federal government. According to a House Appropriations Committee summary, the Transportation, Housing and Urban Development (THUD) portion of the omnibus measure includes a total of $32.8 billion for the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), a decrease of $687 million below the FY 2013 enacted level. The bill provides funding to continue assistance to 2.2 million families served by the Housing Choice Voucher program, $75 million to fully fund the president’s request for 10,000 new veterans’ housing vouchers, $126 million for housing for the disabled, $383.5 million for housing for the elderly, and just more than $3 billion for the Community Development Block Grant formula program. Additional detail can be found in the joint explanatory statement that outlines the spending levels in the THUD section of the bill.

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