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slate. Rep. Bill Shuster (R-Pa.) said,“Today’s vote marks the end to President Obama’s misguided high speed rail program, but it also represents
a new beginning for true intercity high-speed passenger rail service in America. By zeroing out high-speed intercity passenger rail funding, we
are being given the unique opportunity to refocus and reform the high-speed rail program on the rail lines that will
produce the most benefit for the least amount of cost.”Shuster continued“The Obama Administration bungled its highspeed rail program from the start, losing an important opportunity to build true high-speed rail in areas where it makes
sense, like the Northeast Corridor,” he said. “Instead, billions of dollars were spread too thin around the country and
spent on incremental improvements to existing Amtrak services that weren’t high-speed at all.”Across the aisle,
Democrats in the House conceded that the Obama plan was far from perfect but was the best that co...
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