Washington, D.C., July 24, 2023 – U.S. Senator Katie Britt (R-Ala.), a member of the Senate Committee on Appropriations, last week joined her colleagues in advancing the Fiscal Year 2024 Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies Appropriations Bill, which includes nearly $40 million secured by Senator Britt to modernize and upgrade transportation infrastructure in communities across Alabama.
In the bill, Senator Britt prioritized investing in key Alabama priorities, including improvements to roads in rural communities, regional airports, and inland port infrastructure, that would improve safety while also empowering economic development and creating jobs in local communities.
Senator Britt also supported programmatic language in the bill that would set aside $20 million for the National Scenic Byways program and $350 million for the Appalachian Development Highway System (ADHS), which includes the Birmingham Northern Beltline. Alabama has the most uncompleted miles remaining of any state in the system and should get approximately $30 million out of the total ADHS appropriation.
“Our local roads, highways, and airports connect Alabama’s families, small businesses, industries, and communities with not only each other, but the world. Every child – regardless of their zip code – should have the opportunity to work hard and seize their American Dream, and investing strategically and responsibly in our state’s 21st century infrastructure needs is key to making this a reality. I look forward to continuing to work on the Appropriations Committee to bring Alabamians’ hard-earned taxpayer dollars back home, so that every community across our state can reach its full potential,” said Senator Britt.
The FY 2024 Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies Appropriations Bill now moves to the full Senate for consideration.