WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Congressman Pete Sessions (R-TX), Chairman of the House Rules Committee, today released the following statement regarding House passage of H.R. 4745, the Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2015:
"Maintaining a robust infrastructure through sensible investment in our nation’s highways, bridges, and airports is essential to meeting the needs of the American people and sustaining a strong economy for years to come. The FY2015 Transportation, Housing, and Urban Development Appropriations bill responsibly supports critical housing and transportation programs while spending $7.8 billion below the President’s budget request and making strides to reduce our nation’s deficit. I’m pleased that this fiscally responsible bill was approved and considered in a manner that allowed all Members to have their voices heard on the House floor.