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House approves federal transportation, housing money (11:55 a.m. 7/24/09)

Sean Ryan
sean.ryan@dailyreporter.com

The U.S. House of Representatives on Thursday night approved a bill to dedicate money to transportation and housing projects in 2010.

The bill dedicates $41.8 billion to the Highway Trust Fund for federal highways, including $429.8 million for transportation research programs. The bill includes $4 billion to pay for high-speed rail projects, up to $50 million of which can be spent planning passenger rail projects.

The bill also dedicates money to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, including $25 million for brownfields cleanup and $2 billion for the HOME investment partnerships program, which supports nonprofit developers and property managers.

The bill passed the House on a vote of 256-168, and will go to the U.S. Senate for consideration.

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