HIGH-SPEED RAIL IN CALIFORNIA; Congressional Record Vol. 165, No. 35
(House of Representatives - February 26, 2019)

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                     HIGH-SPEED RAIL IN CALIFORNIA

  (Mr. LaMALFA asked and was given permission to address the House for 
1 minute and to revise and extend his remarks.)
  Mr. LaMALFA. Madam Speaker, California's high-speed rail system has 
broken promise after promise and made false claim after false claim.
  I want to commend President Trump for working to pull back the $928 
million that is still authorized, that could be reachable, and turn 
this money into something that could be useful for more Americans or 
even for more Californians.
  Now, we also need to send a bill to the State of California for $2.5 
billion for the money they wasted for a project that has not fulfilled 
what was required in the proposition the people passed by 52 percent to 
48 percent. The price has more than tripled since then.
  We need to focus on doing the transportation projects in the country 
that would actually help move people in a fashion that they can use.
  Governor Newsom was right there with his State of the State speech 
the other day. I know he knows different.
  Let's go ahead and put a stop to this project, put the money back 
into fixing our highway system or our levee system or our water system 
in the State of California and not send the bill to the other 49 States 
of this country that, in good faith, initially sent that as part of the 
stimulus package. Let's put it into good, solid projects.

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