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House Republican backs amendment to de-fund California high-speed rail

(Source: Los Angeles Times, June 10, 2015)

LOS ANGELES — One of the financial lifelines of California's bullet train project has been $3.2 billion in federal grants. But a provision included in a key transportation funding bill passed by the House of Representatives on Tuesday could place a roadblock on future federal payouts.

An amendment backed by Rep. Jeff Denham (R-Turlock), chairman of the House rail subcommittee, would ban a 2012 agreement between California and the Obama administration that allowed the rail project to tap federal grant funds without immediately providing required state matching money.

Full story: Los Angeles Times

Thursday, June 11, 2015

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