Tuesday, July 12, 2022

Review - HR 8294 Reported in House – FY 2023 THUD Spending

Last week, Rep Price (D,NC) introduced HR 8294, the Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2023. The House Appropriations Committee also published their Report on the Bill. It currently looks like the bill will be rolled into a six spending-bill minibus next week. The House Rules Committee is soliciting amendments for this bill as part of the preparation of the rule for considering that minibus.

There is only one cybersecurity mention in the actual bill, the outlay for DOT internal cybersecurity spending for the year (pgs 11-2). The Report includes discussions about:

• Transportation cybersecurity programs,

• Chemical transportation safety, and

• UAS regulation.

Moving Forward

As I noted earlier today, the House Rules Committee is working on rolling six separate spending bills into a single ‘minibus’ spending bill. This is an effort to get the least controversial spending bills through the legislative process before the end of the fiscal year, leaving only a portion of the government to continue to operate under a continuing resolution (more probably a series of continuing resolutions). The Democrats tried this last year and were not able to make it work, we will just have to see how it goes.


For more details on the discussions in the report and links to background information, see my article at CFSN Detailed Analysis - https://patrickcoyle.substack.com/p/hr-8294-reported-in-house - subscription required.

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