At the federal level, Congress reached a deal on an omnibus budget bill that, among other things, would restore and increase funding for transit programs. The bill provides over $600 million for the TIGER program as well as more money for New Starts and Amtrak capital projects. Southern California will stand to benefit greatly, as the bill includes $130 million for the Purple Line Extension and the Metro Regional Connector. However, the federal bill contains no money for high-speed rail, though CAHSR Authority CEO Dan Richard is set to give testimony on the project at an upcoming House hearing. The bill also requires the Federal Aviation Administration to write rules that would regulate helicopter noise.