10 important amendments for the House Transportation spending bill

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The US House of Representatives is currently debating H.R. 4820, its Transportation, Housing, and Urban Development spending bill. There are many good amendments being considered on the floor. Here are just some of these important amendments (the following content is taken from the published rule on the bill):

Amendment number: 48
Sponsor(s):  Rep. Eric Burlison (R-MO)
Description: Prohibits funds to the Charging and Fueling Infrastructure Discretionary Grant Program.

Amendment number: 56
Sponsor(s):  Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA)
Description: Prohibits funding for the Department of Transportation’s Climate Change Center.

Amendment number: 57
Sponsor(s):  Rep. Harriet Hageman (R-WY)
Description: Prohibits funds made available by this act from being used for the National Electric Vehicle Infrastructure Formula Program.

Amendment number: 60
Sponsor(s):  Reps. Thomas Massie (R-KY), Warren Davidson (R-OH), Scott Perry (R-PA), Troy Nehls (R-TX), John Rose (R-TN), Paul Gosar (R-AZ), Chuck Edwards (R-NC), Chip Roy (R-TX), Bill Posey (R-FL), Jeff Duncan (R-SC), Hageman.
Description: Prohibits funds from being used to implement Sec. 24220 of the IIJA, which mandates new vehicles include a kill switch to monitor diver performance and prevent vehicle operation.

Amendment number: 61
Sponsor(s):  Rep. Rick McCormick (R-GA)
Description: Prohibits funds from implementing Executive Orders 14037 of August 5, 2021 (86 Fed. Reg. 43583; relating to strengthening American leadership in clean cars and trucks), Executive Order 14057 of December 8, 2021 (86 Fed. Reg. 70935; relating to catalyzing clean energy industries and jobs through Federal sustainability), or Executive Order 14096 of April 21, 2023 (88 Fed. Reg. 25251; relating to revitalizing our Nation’s commitment to environmental justice for all).

Amendment number: 63
Sponsor(s):  Reps. Nehls, Perry
Description: Prohibits funds made available by this Act for the Federal Transit Administration’s Electric or Low-Emitting Ferry Pilot Program.

Amendment number: 65
Sponsor(s):  Rep. Ralph Norman (R-SC)
Description: Prohibits use of funds for the consideration of the Social Cost of Greenhouse Gases (SC-GHG) in the development and implementation of budgets, federal procurement processes, or environmental reviews.

Amendment number: 69
Sponsor(s):  Rep. Andy Ogles (R-TN)
Description: Prohibits funds to finalize, implement, or enforce the rule titled ‘‘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.’’

CEI issued a statement on this critical amendment.

Amendment Number: 70
Sponsor(s):  Rep. Perry
Description: Prohibits the use of any funds for transit-oriented development.

Amendment number: 72
Sponsor(s):  Reps. Roy, Kat Cammack (R-FL), Josh Brecheen (R-OK)
Description: Prohibits funds from being used to implement any of President Biden’s executive orders on climate change.