Posts Tagged ‘Kevin McCarthy’

Republicans, such as Congressman Kevin McCarthy, love to argue that the state is wasting money on high speed rail when they should be spending it on addressing the drought. Of course, building high speed rail is addressing the drought, as HSR will help reduce the carbon emissions that threaten to make California’s drought a permanent […]

Nov 11th, 2015 | Filed under Uncategorized

Jim Costa, Janice Hahn, and Zoe Lofgren are co-chairs of the Congressional Caucus on California High-Speed Rail – and they’re not happy about recent Republican attacks on high speed rail in the pages of the Sacramento Bee. They responded to op-eds by Jeff Denham and Kevin McCarthy with their own op-ed in the Bee over […]

Jan 26th, 2015 | Filed under Uncategorized

Here we go again. House Republicans have voted to defund California high speed rail in yet another attack on the project: Daring a presidential veto, GOP lawmakers are deploying a Fiscal 2015 transportation funding bill to effectively block the federal Surface Transportation Board from issuing new permits for the California project. Hammering home the point, […]

Jun 11th, 2014 | Filed under Uncategorized

Adam Nagourney has been writing extensively about California politics for the New York Times for a few years now. Usually he makes good insights, but sometimes he misses the point entirely. His article yesterday on California high speed rail falls into the latter category. Gov. Jerry Brown of California is riding into an election year […]

Jan 8th, 2014 | Filed under Uncategorized