This government spending bill aimed to fund the Departments of Transportation and Housing and Urban Development with a combined level of $51.6 billion over the following fiscal year. Rather than cut funding to these departments this legislation increased funding for a variety of programs like Amtrak, the Essential Air Service, and questionable community development block grants. The bill passed the House 261 – 163 on June 29, 2012 but was never passed by the Senate.
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Conservative position: NO