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House Republicans Are Reining In Biden’s Reckless Spending, Stopping His Army of IRS Agents, & Preventing His Woke Agenda

  • Rep. Garcia

Today, House Republicans will begin debate on the FY24 Transportation, Housing, and Urban Development, and Related Agencies Appropriations Bill, which reins in Washington spending, rescinds funding for Joe Biden’s army of IRS agents, prioritizes our nation’s transportation safety systems, and maintains housing assistance for vulnerable Americans. 

This bill would also reject Joe Biden’s request to increase the bureaucracy by 2,300 employees within the Department of Transportation (DOT) and the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), prohibit the DOT from imposing burdensome grant requirements on state and local applicants in the name of “equity,” and prevent federal funding for illegal immigrants to receive federal housing assistance.


  • Reins in wasteful Washington spending and bureaucracy by: 

    • Reducing funding by $8.35 billion across 19 grant programs:

      • Reduces funding for the DOT grant programs by $6.616 billion, which is 59% below the FY23 enacted level.

      • Reduces funding for the HUD grant programs by $1.733 billion, which is 28% below the FY23 enacted level.

    • Rightsizing transportation infrastructure spending post the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA); and

    • Providing $4.619 billion to DOT discretionary grant programs, which is $6.616 billion (59%) below the FY23 enacted level. These amounts are exclusive of Community Project Funding.

  • Prioritizes our nation’s transportation systems safety programs by:

    • Responsibly funding safety-related agencies and missions within the Modal Operating Administrations of the DOT.

  • Maintains housing assistance for vulnerable Americans, including the elderly, disabled, and veterans by:

    • Providing full renewal for all currently-leased, tenant-based rental assistance vouchers, all project-based rental assistance contracts, and all housing for the elderly and persons with disabilities contracts; and

    • Providing full funding for homeless assistance grant programs.

  • Prohibits DOT from imposing burdensome grant requirements on state and local applicants in the name of “equity.”

  • Prohibits implementation of the Administration’s proposed Greenhouse Gas emissions rule, which would be especially burdensome for rural states.

  • Prevents funding in violation of current law regarding ineligibility of illegal immigrants for federal housing assistance.

  • Rescinds $25.035 billion from IRS enforcement spending from the Inflation Reduction Act, providing significant savings while also ensuring that the IRS does not encroach on working-and middle-class Americans.

  • Prohibits the use of funds for training of federal employees or contractors to promote Critical Race Theory or related concepts.

  • Provides full renewals for Veterans Affairs Supportive Housing (VASH) vouchers, supporting all 79,000 current vouchers under lease and 29,000 unleased vouchers.

  • Provides $1 million for the Veterans Housing Rehabilitation and Modification Pilot program to help rehabilitate and modify housing for disabled and low-income veterans.