House Votes on Transportation Spending: Track it Live

While how to pay for future transport programs takes center stage in the House today, another crucial debate is going on over approval of next year’s U.S. DOT budget.

The full House is set to vote this afternoon on the $123 billion transportation and housing spending bill for 2010, with a series of amendments okayed by the Rules Committee last night.

Transportation wonks can check out the amendments right here. Of particular note are Rep. Tom Latham’s (R-IA) bid to cut $3 billion from the bill’s $4 billion in high-speed rail funding and a proposal from Rep. Dan Burton (R-IN) to prohibit Amtrak from distributing free alcohol — a marketing ploy the train network attempted in 2007.

For the political junkies out there, the outcome of each vote will be posted on the House Press Gallery’s website (click "roll-call votes" on the left-hand side to access the menu). Happy hunting.

Streetsblog Capitol Hill will be dark tomorrow for summer travels. See you on Monday …

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