A U.S. House subcommittee has approved an appropriations bill that would slash funding from programs that support public infrastructure projects as part of an effort to cut federal transportation and housing spending by $7.7 billion.

The House Appropriations subcommittee on transportation and housing and urban development passed a $44 billion appropriations bill by a voice vote on Thursday. The bill represents a 15% cut from fiscal year 2013 and eliminates funding from the Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery, or TIGER program. It also includes cuts to federal spending for public transit and public housing.

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