October 9, 2015|ENO CENTER FOR TRANSPORTATION
Links to the Text of All Laws Making Appropriations for the United States Department of Transportation.
Reverse chronological order. Excludes temporary continuing appropriations.
FY 2019 – Division G of Public Law 116-6.
FY 2016 – Division L of Public Law 114-113.
FY 2015 – Division K of Public Law 113-235.
FY 2014 – Division L of Public Law 113-76.
FY 2013 – Funded as a year-long continuing resolution in title VIII of Division F of Public Law 113-6. See the FY 2012 Act for law text with the changes made in the CR (including the general provisions in title I of the CR). Supplemented by Public Law 113-2 (the Sandy supplemental, which was drafted in a very confusing way – the appropriations for USDOT in title VIII of Division A are not valid and were superseded by those in and chapter 9 of title X of Division A per sec. 1094 of chapter 9.)
FY 2012 – Division C of Public Law 112-55.
FY 2011 – Funded as a year-long continuing resolution in title XII of Division B of Public Law 112-10. See the FY 2010 Act for law text with changes made in the CR (including the general provisions in title I of the CR).
FY 2007 – Funded as a year-long continuing resolution in chapter 12 of title II of Public Law 110-5. See the FY 2006 Act for law text with the changes made in the CR (including the general provisions in title I of the CR). Supplemented by chapter 8 of title IV of Public Law 110-28.
FY 1987 – This is complicated. Section 101(l) of Public Law 99-591 (very large file – 62 MB) simply deemed the conference report on the FY 1987 bill (House Report 99-976) to be enacted, with one change to section 331. But the text of the FY 1987 Act, as enacted by section 101(l), never appears in the Statutes at Large or in Public Law form as a slip law. And even the conference report is meaningless without a copy of the public print of the bill, which contains both the text of the House-passed bill (H.R. 5205) and the 129 Senate amendments. However, a few years later, the Appropriations Committees published the text of the law as enacted in their archival “brown book” series, which can be found here. Supplemented by Public Law 100-71.
FY 1971 – This is complicated. There was a Senate filibuster of the FY 1971 DOT Appropriations conference report over funding for supersonic transport development. After two failed cloture votes, the Senate tabled the conference report on December 29, 1970 and requested a new conference, which the House did not agree to. On January 2, 1971 Congress enacted a continuing resolution (P.L. 91-645) funding DOT accounts through March 31, 1971 at the rate set in the conference report (H. Rept. 91-1730) adopted by the House on December 15, 1970. On March 30, 1971, Congress enacted a final CR (P.L. 92-7) funding DOT accounts at the same conference report rate through the end of FY 1971 except for SST development, which was limited by the CR. For this reason, the text of the FY 1971 DOT Appropriations Act never appears the Statutes at Large or in Public Law form as a slip law. However, a few years later, the Appropriations Committees published the text of the law as enacted in their archival “brown book” series, which can be found here. Supplemented by Public Law 91-665 and Public Law 92-18.
FY 1970 – Public Law 91-168. Supplemented by Public Law 91-166 and Public Law 91-305 (however, even though the title of the latter law involves supplemental FY 1970 appropriations, the law was not enacted until six days into FY 1971, which really makes those appropriations FY 1971 as well).
FY 1967 – Public Law 90-21.
Publication Date:October 9, 2015