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House GOP unveils bill slashing highway grants, cutting Amtrak and transit construction

(Source: Associated Press, May 6, 2014)

WASHINGTON, D.C. Republicans controlling the House unveiled legislation on Tuesday that proposes a huge cut to a transportation grant program championed by President Barack Obama that funds road and bridge projects, light rail networks, port construction and bike paths. Amtrak capital grants would be cut by $200 million and employees of the passenger railroad would generally be limited to $35,000 a year in overtime.

Full story: www.newser.com

Wednesday, May 07, 2014

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