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. The bill was never brought to the House floor for a vote.
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.
The THUD bill 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 eight other major federal government agencies, were shut down for several weeks. On February 15, 2019, Congress passsed and the President signed a full-year omnibus appropriations bill for US DOT as well as seven other federal agencies.