House Appropriations Committee Approves Record $42.029 Million for the Surface Transportation Board in FY 2023 Funding

On June 30, 2022, the House Appropriations Committee approved a its FY 2023 Transportation, and Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies (THUD) draft bill by a 32 to 24 vote including $42.029 million for the Surface Transportation Board (STB). This is a little more than the $41.429 million recommended in the Administration’s FY 2023 Budget, and above the current FY 2022 appropriated funding for the STB at $39.152 million.   The Committee’s accompanying draft bill text (STB text begins on page 225), and draft accompanying report (STB text begins on page 176) provides additional information.    On June 17, 2022, FRCA submitted a letter to the House Appropriations Committee requesting that the panel approve, at a minimum, the $41.429 million for the Board.