February 26, 2019 - Issue: Vol. 165, No. 35 — Daily Edition116th Congress (2019 - 2020) - 1st Session
HIGH-SPEED RAIL IN CALIFORNIA; Congressional Record Vol. 165, No. 35
(House of Representatives - February 26, 2019)
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[Page H2220] From the Congressional Record Online through the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov] 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. ____________________