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Legislative Update: House Committee Approves ADHS Funding Legislation

March 2004

On March 24, 2004, the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure approved a multi-year highway bill that authorizes $460 million for the Appalachian Development Highway System in fiscal year (FY) 2004, and $470 million annually for FY 2005 through FY 2009. The bill also adds 12 counties to the Appalachian Region. The legislation will now go to the full House for consideration. The Senate version of the legislation, passed in February, provides $590 million annually for the ADHS. From FY 1999 through FY 2003, the ADHS received annual authorizations of $450 million under the Transportation Equity Act for the 21st Century.