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Senate appropriators yesterday marked up their THUD appropriations bill for FY 2018, offering a strong rebuke to the Trump Administration’s housing proposals for the coming fiscal year. Their request for HUD is $8.84 billion above the Administration’s proposal, and $1.94 billion above the FY18 House THUD request.
Equally encouraging, the Senate THUD marks significantly advance several key measures for expanding RAD by:
The Trump Administration released its full budget proposal for fiscal year 2018 (FY18) on May 23, 2017—after providing a preview of the budget proposal (“skinny budget”) in March. If the skinny budget was a sour-tasting appetizer, the full budget is a bitter, acidic and hard-to-swallow main course with the promise of a long-lasting aftertaste. As U.S. Representative Katherine M. Clark (D-MA) said during a budget hearing, “This budget as a whole is a recipe for killing our economy.”