AAPA Requesting $750 Million Congressional PIDP Appropriation

Congress authorized an annual $750 million for Port Infrastructure Development Program (PIDP) spending, but in FY 2022, Congress appropriated only $234 million. This amount is separate from the $450 million the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA) will provide to PIDP each year through 2026. This year, Congressional Ports Caucus Co-Chairs, Rep. Alan Lowenthal (D-CA) and Rep. Randy Weber (R-TX) authored a “Dear Colleague” letter to House Appropriations Subcommittee on Transportation, Housing, and Urban Development Chair David Price (D-NC) and Ranking Member Mario Díaz-Balart (R-FL) requesting PIDP receive a $750 million appropriation in FY 2023. AAPA encouraged corporate members to share the letter with local representatives and sent a final reminder ahead of this week’s April 27 deadline. As a decision is underway, AAPA is continuing to surveil movement on this funding authorization.