Recent Streetsblog SF posts about House of Representatives

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Mica and Rail Supporters Meet Halfway

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At a meeting with members of the U.S. High-Speed Rail Association Tuesday, House Transportation Committee Chair John Mica softened his stance somewhat on his plan to privatize the Northeast Corridor. He acknowledged that the proposal is “controversial” and said that was why he framed it in a separate bill, apart from the rest of the […]
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Mica: Why Are the Democrats Picking On Me?

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We were sad to see that Rep. Mica was sad to see that the Democrats were sad to see that the House transportation proposal is an unmitigated disaster for transportation policy. As Alice reported last week, Democrats on the committee called the GOP plan a “road to ruin” and “a cruel imitation of a proposal.” […]
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Mica’s Transportation Proposal: Responses Flood In

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The GOP transportation proposal is now online. Here are some early reactions. Senator Bob Menendez (D-NJ), chair of the Senate Banking subcommittee with jurisdiction over public transportation: “It used to be that Republicans understood that transportation investment was necessary to spur economic growth and create jobs. Now, I guess they think if we give the […]
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Road Interests Crowd Reauthorization Panels in Indiana and Chicago

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Road interests continued to dominate the discussion as members of Congress wound their way through Chicago and Indiana this weekend, gathering feedback for the six-year transportation reauthorization bill. While Streetsblog couldn’t be at every hearing, some of our dedicated Network bloggers were there to document discussions on state and regional transportation priorities, as expressed to […]