Senate committee approves transportation and HUD budget

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"I am proud of the bipartisan work that went into this legislation," she continued. "Working together, we put together a balanced bill that makes responsible investments in our economy and our nation while living within today’s budget constraints.”

The bill includes $39 billion for federal highway programs and $1.75 billion for rail projects, including $1.45 billion for the national passenger rail service, Amtrak.

The measure also includes $956 million for the Federal Aviation Administration's proposed satellite navigation system and $500 million for the Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery (TIGER) grant program.

The appropriations bill goes next to the full Senate Appropriations Committee.