Legislative & Policy
Current Legislative Issues
Lost in the shuffle among the recent shutdown, furloughed government workers, a possible future shutdown, installation of the new Congress, and more, was the quiet but significant work of the House and Senate appropriations committees to reach spending agreements on the remaining individual subcommittee FY19 spending bills.
The U.S. House of Representatives and U.S. Senate have finalized their standing committees’ membership for the first session of the 116th Congress. For the committees of primacy to CLPHA, the current makeup, with subcommittee members noted in bold, are:
The Department of Housing and Urban Development today issued information about HUD’s funding availability for the Housing Choice Voucher program and the Public Housing Operating Fund under the current Continuing Resolution (CR) that provides funding through February 15.
On January 25, the House and Senate quickly passed, and the President signed, the joint continuing resolution (CR) HJRes 28, the “Further Additional Continuing Appropriations Act, 2019,” to reopen the federal departments and agencies that were affected by the partial government shutdown since December 22, 2018.
The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette quoted CLPHA Executive Director Sunia Zaterman in an article about the government shutdown's impacts on Section 8 Voucher holders if the shutdown continues beyond March 1.
Current Policy/Regulatory Issues