House Rules Committee to approve rule for transportation, housing spending

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The House Rules Committee is scheduled to meet Wednesday to approve a rule for the 2014 transportation and housing spending bill, according to a report from The Hill.

The rule could mean the bill, H.R. 2610, will be considered by the House sometime this month.

The legislation proposes a $44.1 billion budget for the departments of Transportation (USDOT) and Housing and Urban Development (HUD). The bill calls for $15.3 billion of that money to be set as discretionary funding for transportation.

H.R. 2610 passed the House Appropriations Committee last month on a vote of 28-20 and is expected to be considered on the floor next week.

The House transportation and housing budget is $9.9 billion below the Senate’s proposed budget.