On February 13, 2018, the Administration released its FY'19 Budget Request.
On May 16, 2018, the House THUD (USDOT) Appropriations Subcommittee introduced,marked up and approved its FY'19 bill by a voice vote, then on May 23, the full House Appropriations Committee approved the bill by a vote of 34 to 17.
On June 5, 2018 the Senate THUD Appropriations Subcommittee introduced, marked up and approved its version of the FY'19 bill by a voice vote, then on June 7, the full Senate Appropriations approved the bill by a vote of 31 to 0. On August 1, the Senate passed the THUD funding bill as part of a four bill "minibus" by a vote of 92 to 6.
House and Senate conferees had been working to resolve the differences in the two bills, despite the fact that the House bill never made it to the floor for a vote. However, the THUD bill, part of a four-bill minibus, was not completed by the October 1 start of the new fiscal year. Funding for US DOT programs was covered by a series of short-term Continuing Resolution (CR) through December 21, 2018. US DOT, as well as nine other major federal government agencies, are currently shutdown until Congress and the President can agree on terms for another short-term CR or full year appropriations. A CR funds programs at the FY'18 funding levels.