President Trump Threatens Veto Over Passenger Rail Funding
June 19, 2019
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The White House issued a veto threat against the fiscal 2020 funding bill, saying President Trump was "disappointed" at Congress for boosting investment in Amtrak instead of eliminating the National Network, as outlined in the President's budget request.
The White House also objected to language that prevents the U.S. DOT from clawing back grant funding from the California High-Speed Rail project.
This threat must not go unchallenged. Our elected officials need to hear from the passengers and communities that depend on these trains, whether your home station is in New York City or Newton, Kasas!
Congress is scheduled to vote this week. Call your Representative and let them know you support investment inpassenger rail!
"Saving the Pennsylvanian (New York-Pittsburgh train) was a local effort but it was tremendously useful to have a national organization [NARP] to call upon for information and support. It was the combination of the local and national groups that made this happen."
Michael Alexander, NARP Council Member
April 6, 2013, at the Harrisburg PA membership meeting of NARP