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House Committee proposes Amtrak Cuts

June 20, 2013

They must be joking.

Today, the House of Representatives Transportation Housing and Urban Development Subcommittee is considering a bill that will slash Amtrak’s budget by a third in 2014--putting Amtrak’s future very much in jeopardy.

To make matters worse, the bill, if passed, doesn’t include even a dollar for the High Speed and Intercity Passenger Rail Program.

No, it’s not a joke. This is real. Click here to tell your representative to reject this bill and fully fund Amtrak and high speed rail.

If this bill passes, the future of passenger rail in the United States will be in peril. We need to fight back hard, and make sure everyone in Congress knows we won’t stand for these cuts.

President Obama has made it clear time and again that he expects better of Congress. He proposed that the 2014 budget include $6.7 billion for passenger rail. They haven’t listened.

It’s time to send a clear message to Washington: reject these cuts to Amtrak, and fully fund passenger rail in 2014

We can stop this, but only if we act right now.

Thanks for keeping up the fight.