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In his 2015 fiscal year budget President Barack Obama has proposed spending $5 billion a year on high speed rail projects: In addition, the White House would like to set aside $19 billion specifically for rail programs. “The proposal also includes nearly $5 of billion annually for high performance and passenger rail programs,” the White […]

Mar 4th, 2014 | Filed under Uncategorized

On Wednesday Representative Jeff Denham and State Senator Andy Vidak called for a new public vote on high speed rail in a Sacramento Bee op-ed. Their arguments were full of the usual flaws, the most important of which is Denham’s omission that he has been waging war against HSR since the day he was sworn […]

Feb 28th, 2014 | Filed under Uncategorized

Last year Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington (CREW) filed an ethics complaint against Kings County Republican Congressman David Valadao. He attempted to block construction of high speed rail in the Valley – an action that would benefit his family’s farming operations. Last week CREW filed a new complaint against Valadao on the same […]

Feb 4th, 2014 | Filed under Uncategorized

One of the very first things Jeff Denham did when he got to Congress in January 2011 was to defund the California high speed rail project. In March 2011 he published an op-ed in the Modesto Bee justifying his attack on the project using a series of flawed and easily debunked criticisms about the project’s […]

Jan 15th, 2014 | Filed under Uncategorized