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Lawmakers call for removal of high-speed rail provision during highway bill conference

(Source: The Hill, April 26, 2012)

WASHINGTON, D.C. — A bipartisan pair of lawmakers is calling for the panel of lawmakers tapped to negotiate an agreement on a new federal transportation bill to remove a provision dealing with high-speed rail from the Senate's version of the measure. Reps. Doris Matsui (D-Calif.) and Randy Hultgren (R-Ill.) said Thursday that lawmakers should remove a provision in the $109 billion transportation bill that was approved by the Senate earlier this year that allows federal funds to be spent on train locomotives that are only capable of running at 110 miles-per-hour.

Full story: The Hill

Monday, April 30, 2012

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