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NADO Federal Legislative Update

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During the RPO America business meeting at the National Regional Transportation Conference (June 2019, Columbus, OH), Mirielle Burgoyne provided a federal policy update on transportation and related issues.

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NADO Federal Legislative Update

  1. 1. Federal Legislative Update June 2019
  2. 2. Let’s brainstorm…. FEDERAL TRANSPORTATION POLICY CHANGE …in your opinion, what should NADO advocate for? OPPORTUNITIES TO ADVOCATE: • FAST Act reauthorization • Infrastructure package POLICY CHANGES TO ADVOCATE FOR: • RTPO “mandate…?” • Increase Surface Transportation Block Grants…? • Increase planning funds for MPOs…? • Mandate planning funds for RTPOs….? • Maintain current MPO population threshold….? • Other ideas…?
  3. 3. NADO Executive Committee Fly-In Capitol Hill Personal Staffers in the offices of: Federal Agencies, Principals, and Partners Capitol Hill Committee Staffers
  4. 4. EDA Coalition Letter to House T&I Sincerely, National Association of Development Organizations Rural Community Assistance Partnership, Inc. National Association of Counties U.S. Conference of Mayors National League of Cities National Association of Regional Councils American Public Works Association International Economic Development Council Small Business Majority Council of State Community Development Agencies University Economic Development Association
  5. 5. FY 2020 Appropriations Timeline LEGISLATION HOUSE SENATE Subcommittee Approval Full Committee Approval Subcommittee Approval Full Committee Approval Agriculture May 23 June 4 Commerce, Justice, Science May 17 May 22 Defense May 15 May 21 Energy & Water May 15 May 21 Financial Services June 3 June 11 Homeland Security June 5 June 11 Interior and Environment May 15 May 22 Labor, HHS, Education April 30 May 8 Legislative Branch May 1 May 9 Military/Veterans May 1 May 9 State Foreign Operations May 10 May 16 Transportation and HUD May 23 June 4
  6. 6. FY 2020 Appropriations Status Highlights Final FY18 Final FY19 President Request FY20 House FY20 Economic Development Administration 301.5 million 304 million 30 million (elimination) 540 million USDA Rural Development 3 billion 3 billion 2.9 billion 3.9 billion DOL Employment and Training Administration 10 billion 9.9 billion 7.8 billion 10.6 billion HUD CDBG 3.3 billion 3.3 billion 0 (elimination) 3.6 billion EPA Brownfields 80 million 80 million 62 million 105 million DOT BUILD (TIGER) 1.5 billion 900 million 1 billion 1 billion
  7. 7. FY 2020 Appropriations Status Regional Commissions Final FY18 Final FY19 President Request FY20 House FY20 Appalachian Regional Commission 155 million 165 million 165 million 170 million Delta Regional Authority 25 million 25 million 2.5 million (elimination) 15 million Denali Commission 30 million 15 million 7.3 million 15 million Northern Border Regional Commission 15 million 20 million 850 thousand 22 million Southeast Crescent Regional Commission 250 thousand 250 thousand - 250 thousand
  8. 8. Disaster Relief Funding Package Passed • HR 2157 – Signed by the President on June 6, 2019 • Includes $19.1 billion in disaster relief funding – Agriculture and Rural Development • $150 million for Rural Development Community Facilities Grants – Commerce • $600 million for the Economic Development Administration – Transportation / Housing and Urban Development • $2.4 billion for Community Development Block Grants • $10.5 million for the Federal Transit Administration “Public Transportation Emergency Relief Program” • $1.6 billion for Federal Highway Administration Federal-aid Highways Emergency Relief Program
  9. 9. FY 2020 Appropriations Minibuses • A draft appropriations minibus for FY 2020 has been introduced in the house (HR 2470) that contains four of the twelve FY 2020 appropriations bills: – Labor-Health and Human Services-Education – Defense – State and Foreign Operations – Energy and Water Development • A second minibus (HR 3055) was proposed last week and includes the appropriations bills for the following funding categories: – Agriculture – Commerce-Science-Justice – Interior-Environment – Military Construction- Veterans Affairs – Transportation-Housing and Urban Development
  10. 10. NADO Advocacy Highlights OMB Super Circular Recommendations
  11. 11. Let’s brainstorm…. FEDERAL TRANSPORTATION POLICY CHANGE …in your opinion, what should NADO advocate for? OPPORTUNITIES TO ADVOCATE: • FAST Act reauthorization • Infrastructure package POLICY CHANGES TO ADVOCATE FOR: • RTPO “mandate…?” • Increase Surface Transportation Block Grants…? • Increase planning funds for MPOs…? • Mandate planning funds for RTPOs….? • Maintain current MPO population threshold….? • Other ideas…?
  12. 12. Questions?

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