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Title: Transportation, Treasury, HUD and Judiciary Appropriation
Vote Smart's Synopsis:
Vote to pass a bill that appropriates $138.51 billion for Transportation, Treasury, Housing and Urban Development, the Judiciary, the President and executive offices, the District of Columbia, and related independent agencies for FY 2006.
- Appropriates $63.4 billion for the Department of Transportation, including $36 billion for "Federal-aid Highways," and highway safety construction programs; $8.04 billion for the operations of the Federal Aviation Administration; and $1.18 billion for Amtrak services.
- Rescinds $469 million from grants-in-aid for airports.
- Appropriates $38.1 billion for the Department of Housing and Urban Development, including $15.63 billion for tenant-based rental assistance.
- Appropriates $4.24 billion for the Community Development Fund.
- Appropriates $11.57 billion for the Department of Treasury, including $10.55 billion for the Internal Revenue Service.
- Appropriates $9.75 billion for independent agencies, including $6.93 billion for real property activities and the Federal Buildings Fund under the General Services Administration.
- Appropriates $9.3 billion for the District of Columbia, including $8.7 billion for the city budget and operating expenses.
- Appropriates $5.76 billion for the Judiciary, including $4.35 billion for the salaries and expenses of Courts of Appeals, District Courts and other judicial services.
- Appropriates $651.36 million for the executive office of the President and other funds appropriated to the President, including $474.29 million for the Federal Drug Control program.
- Prohibits the use of funds to enforce section 703 of the District of Columbia Firearms Control Act, which requires legal firearms that are kept in the home to be unloaded and disassembled (Sec. 948).
- Prohibits the use of funds appropriated in this bill to enforce the decision of the Supreme Court in the case of Kelo v. New London that allows government offices to seize property by eminent domain for the purpose of public use (Sec. 949).