House Rejects Perry Amendments


This week, the U.S. House of Representatives considered H.R. 4820, the Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2024 (THUD Appropriations bill).

APTA actively opposed several amendments to the bill offered by Rep. Scott Perry (R-PA) that would eliminate funding for important public transportation programs.

The status of those amendments are:

  • Eliminate Capital Investment Grant Funding—Rejected (Voice Vote)
  • Eliminate Amtrak National Network Funding—Rejected (125-297)
  • Eliminate WMATA Grant Funding—Rejected (148-277)
  • Eliminate Transit Infrastructure Grant Funding—Rejected (Voice Vote)
  • Eliminate Electric & Low-Emitting Ferry Funding—Adopted (Voice Vote)
  • Eliminate Transit-Oriented Development Funding—Adopted (Voice Vote)

The House postponed final action on the bill because it was not clear that the bill had the votes to pass.

Congress has until Nov. 17 to either agree on funding or pass another Continuing Resolution to avert a partial government shutdown.