WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH) – Chair of the U.S. Senate Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs – released the following statement in response to a letter from Ranking Member Toomey regarding new transit and housing funding in the House reconciliation bill.

 “The House reconciliation bill would – for the first time ever – allow the Department of Housing and Urban Development and the Federal Transit Administration to pool resources and work together to help solve the nation’s housing crisis. This is not ‘double dipping’ as Ranking Member Toomey has suggestedIn fact, this groundbreaking approach was not even considered in the bipartisan infrastructure plan and is a new endeavor for both agencies.”

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