Ranking Member Hyde-Smith Says Senate-House Agreement Worthy of Bipartisan Support

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Cindy Hyde-Smith (R-Miss.) today issued the following statement regarding a Senate-House agreement on the FY2024 Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies (T-HUD) Appropriations Bill, an action that clears the measure for final approval and enactment.

Hyde-Smith is the ranking Republican on the Senate T-HUD Appropriations Subcommittee.

“Hard negotiations have brought us to a point where we can recommend a fiscally-responsible FY2024 T-HUD package that can meet the pressing transportation, housing, and community development needs in our country.  This agreement includes modest funding increases that are below those of the President’s budget request, while still meeting the safety functions and program needs of these agencies.  As a conservative, this bill is worthy of bipartisan support and of becoming law.”

The FY2024 T-HUD agreement is the result of negotiations with House appropriators to reconcile differences between the Senate-passed FY2024 T-HUD bill and its House T-HUD bill.  Hyde-Smith stressed the FY2024 T-HUD measure adheres to the Fiscal Responsibility Act of 2023 which capped discretionary funding and made other reforms to reduce the budget deficit by roughly $1.5 trillion over the next 10 years.

The House and Senate have set a March 8 deadline to consider and pass the T-HUD package and five other appropriations bills, clearing them to be signed into law.

A summary of the FY2024 T-HUD agreement is available here and summaries for the remaining bills is available here.