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Legislative Update: House Passes ADHS Funding Legislation

April 2004

The House of Representatives has approved its version of a multi-year highway bill that would provide funding for the Appalachian Development Highway System (ADHS) for fiscal years 2004 through 2009. The bill, passed on April 2, authorizes $460 million in FY 2004 and $470 million annually for FY 2005 through FY 2009 from the federal Highway Trust Fund. The House bill also contains a provision adding 12 new counties to the Appalachian Region. The Senate version of the legislation, passed in February, provides $590 million annually for the ADHS.

A conference to reconcile differences between the House and Senate bills is pending.