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Plan: The United States federal government should substantially increase its investment in
a national alternative energy powered high-speed rail network.
Contention 1: Inherency
High Speed Rail funding is blocked – transportation sq funding only goes to maintaining
Goozner, Award-winning journalist. Has been published by the New York Times, The Washington Post, etc. ,
June 24, 2012( Merrill, House Puts the Brakes on High Speed Rail, June 24, 2012,
http://www.thefiscaltimes.com/Articles/2012/06/24/House-Puts-the-Brakes-on-High-Speed-Rail.aspx#page1 , June
25, 2012) pg. 1
(House Republicans, however, are blocking all new grants arguing that repairing current systems is the priority.
“Funding should go to existing infrastructure needs rather than unrealistic new high-speed rail lines to nowhere,” the
appropriations committee report accompanying the legislation said. The program, now funded by regular
appropriations, was axed from the Transportation Department funding bill last week, drawing a veto threat from...
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