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Analysis: GOP transportation committee leaders unveil infrastructure plan, which has almost no rail content

(Source: Railway Age column by David Peter Alan, May 20, 2021)

NEW YORK — Congressional Republicans have presented their own infrastructure proposal in response to the $1.9 trillion bill supported by Congressional Democrats and the Biden-Harris Administration. Their bill, sponsored by Sam Graves (R-Mo.), Ranking Member of the House Transportation & Infrastructure (T&I) Committee, and Rodney Davis (R-Ill.), Ranking Member of the Highways and Transit Subcommittee, has almost no rail content. There was no mention of the word “rail” in the statement, which implies that “roads and bridges” are established “Republican principles,” but rail infrastructure is not.

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Friday, May 21, 2021

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