House Republicans Add More Pressure To Stop Funding for California High-Speed Rail


In the last week, pressure has grown in Washington for Department of Transportation (DOT) Secretary Pete Buttigieg to not fund or support California High-Speed Rail (CHSR).

While there has always been significant opposition against the federal government from funding CHSR, as seen by Republicans continuing to vote against funding such systems, and California Republican Representatives such as Congressman Mike Garcia (R-CA) introducing bills to stop all federal funding from going into CHSR, the new administration’s large push for high-speed trains has caused  many to up their efforts to stop it.

President Joe Biden and Secretary Buttigieg specifically have strong train ties which makes stopping or reducing funding more difficult. Biden has been a large Amtrak and train supporter due to decades of taking the train to Washington from his home in Wilmington, Delaware while a Senator,…

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