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[WASHINGTON, D.C.] - U.S. Senators Dick Durbin
(D-LA) [today announced that the (D-IL), Frank Lautenberg (D-NJ), Dianne Feinstein (D -CA) and Mary Senate Appropriations Committee has accepted their amendment on a
bi-partisan basis to restore $100 million in funding for High Speed and Intercity Passenger Rail grants . As rail travel
continues to grow in popularity as an alternative to other forms of transportation, this investment will create jobs by
putting unemployed construction workers and private companies back to work upgrading our transportation
infrastructure without adding one penny to America's debt. "High speed rail funding is more than just creating short- term construction jobs. Every dollar we spend on rail produces $3 in economic output," said Durbin, a Co-Chair and
founding member of the Bi-Cameral High- Speed and Intercity Passenger Rail Caucus. "We are already seeing the impact
in Illinois where a $1.1 billion R...
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