FYI: Congressional Leaders Call for Dedicated HSR Funding

Greetings Stakeholders,
In a letter to Majority Leader Chuck Schumer, Speaker Nancy Pelosi and other Congressional leaders, a group of elected officials led by Congressman Jim Costa, Congressman Seth Moulton, Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Senators Kristen Gillibrand and Edward Markey are calling for a carve-out for dedicated high-speed rail funding.  
The letter, co-signed by an additional 75 members of congress including Senators Feinstein, Padilla, Warren and Wyden, and California Representatives Matsui, Garamendi, Khanna, Eshoo, McNerney, Lee, Peters, Brownley, Huffman, Swalwell, and Takano, lays out the economic, environmental and equity benefits a high-speed rail network will bring to America’s transportation network.  
They see the development of high-speed rail as a means to create good-paying jobs, foster long-term economic growth, deliver access to opportunity for smaller communities and that it will deliver on the promise of the American Jobs Plan to build back better.
Please feel free to forward the attached letter to your networks.

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