WASHINGTON (AP) — The GOP-controlled House has passed legislation boosting Amtrak's budget for updating rail lines and increasing funding for community development grants to local governments.
The $107 billion measure passed easily, helped by increases for programs favored by Democrats.
The White House has threatened a veto of the measure. The administration complains that House Republicans aren't living up to last summer's budget pact by forcing about $27 billion in cuts from domestic agency budgets than called for in the budget agreement.
Democrats opposed cuts to a $150 million Obama request for a program to rehabilitate blighted housing projects.
Overall, the measure cuts spending for transportation, housing and community development programs by almost $4 billion below Obama's requests, more than 3 percent.