WASHINGTON, D.C. – House Majority Whip Steve Scalise (R-La.) today issued the following statement regarding House passage of H.R. 2577, the FY16 Transportation, Housing & Urban Development Appropriations Act.

“By cutting wasteful programs, and focusing on strategically important transportation and infrastructure projects, this bill ensures that our nation’s transportation infrastructure priorities are met in a fiscally responsible manner,” Scalise said. “I commend Chairmen Diaz-Balart and Rogers for their leadership on this legislation and guiding the fifth appropriations bill across the finish line.”