ALG supports amendments 63, 67, 73, 107 and 109 to Transportation and Housing Appropriations

Nov. 6, 2023, Fairfax, Va.—Americans for Limited Government President Rick Manning today issued the following statement in favor of amendments 63, 67, 73, 107 and 109 to the Transportation and Housing Appropriations Bill, H.R. 4820:

Amendment 63: “U.S. Rep. Matt Rosendale’s amendment would reduce Transportation and Housing by $4.9 billion to be more in line with Fiscal Year 2022’s spending levels of $81 billion, undoing the 6 percent increase in spending that occurred in the 2023 omnibus bill, and keeping the promise of the 2023 debt ceiling deal’s 6 percent budget sequestration that Congress enacted earlier this year.”

Amendment 67: “U.S. Rep. Eric Burlison’s amendment would deny any transportation funds to municipalities that provide safe harbor for illegal immigrants and otherwise refuse to cooperate with federal immigration authorities’ detainer requests and to submit crimes to the FBI’s National Crime Information Center database. With hundreds of thousands of immigrants crossing the border every month, sanctuary cities serve as a magnet for not only economic refugees but criminal gangs and even terrorists, posing a continued risk to national security.”

Amendment 73: “U.S. Rep. Andy Ogles’ amendment would defund implementation of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administrations ‘Corporate Average Fuel Economy Standards for Passenger Cars and Light Trucks for Model Years 2027-2032 and Fuel Efficiency Standards for Heavy-Duty Pickup Trucks and Vans for Model Years 2030-2035’ that set fuel emission standards so high they cannot technically be met, effectively banning the internal combustion engine at a time of high inflation and when our dependency on fossil fuels remains very high, all to favor green electric vehicle alternatives.”

Amendments 107 and 109: U.S. Rep. Harriet Hageman’s amendments would end the practice of remote work for the Departments of Transportation and Housing, more than three years after Covid, when there is no longer any reason for remote work to be continuing. This long overdue adjustment comes at a time when there isn’t any data showing at what rate federal remote workers even report to work.”

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