Posts Tagged ‘Kevin McCarthy’

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

In an attempt to undermine the California high speed rail project Congressional Republicans, led by the Central Valley’s Kevin McCarthy and Jeff Denham, sought a review of the project by the federal General Accounting Office. Their hope was that the GAO would find all kinds of major problems with the project that they could use […]

Mar 29th, 2013 | Filed under Uncategorized

California voters and their legislators have approved the high speed rail project and construction will begin this summer. But that isn’t stopping Congressional Republicans, led by Central Valley representatives Jeff Denham and Kevin McCarthy, from trying to kill the project, as Dan Walters explains: Denham questioned why California had not sought approval of the project […]

Mar 7th, 2013 | Filed under Uncategorized