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[There was little support among construction industry lobbyists for earmarking the entire gas tax revenue stream for
highways and letting mass transit fend for itself in Congress. Beth McGinn, a spokeswoman for the main lobbying group for road
builders, which is now called the American Road and Transportation Builders Association, said, “There’s a ‘T’ in our name. Our members also
build light rail; they build subways.”] High Speed Rail benefits construction industry – economic opportunity
Office of the vice president, February 08, 2011
(press release, http://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2011/02/08/vice-president-biden-announces-six-yearplan-build-national-high-speed-r; DKE)
<"In America, we pride ourselves on dreaming big and building big," said Secretary of Transportation Ray LaHood.
"This historic investment in America’s high-speed rail network keeps us on track toward economic opportunity and
competitiveness in the 21st century. It’s an investment in tomorrow that will create manufacturing, construction, and
operations jobs today.”> A2: Plan Not Economically Self-Sufficie...
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