President Obama yesterday signed into law a $410 billion omnibus spending measure, which will keep federal programs funded through Sept. 30.
The package provides $55 billion for transportation, including $484 million more than last year for highway infrastructure. It sets airport capital grants for this year at the same funding level as in 2008. It also provides a $34 million increase over 2008 funding to community development block grants and an $11 million increase in public housing capital funds. Energy and water will be funded at $33.3 billion, about $2.5 billion more than last year.