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Unformatted text preview: nia's high-speed rail project. Denham is trying to put similar language on other transportation-related bills.) High Speed Rail funding is blocked – transportation sq funding only goes to maintaining
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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 the
president. The effort to cage the TIGER grants is only...
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