Denham Unveils Bill to Suspend Federal Spending on California's High-Speed Rail Project
WASHINGTON — Transportation and Infrastructure Subcommittee on Railroads, Pipelines, and Hazardous Materials Chairman Jeff Denham (R-Turlock) today introduced legislation to suspend federal funding to California’s High Speed Rail project. His bill, the Responsible Rail and Deterring Deficiency Act, or H.R. 3893, has the support of every member of the California Republican delegation.
“As I noted in yesterday’s hearing, this legislation is about priorities,” said Rep. Denham. “It’s about ensuring that federal dollars are being spent wisely and that the failure of the California High-Speed Rail Authority to secure adequate state and private money does not put federal funds at risk for other critical state needs, such as infrastructure, water and education, from the state of California.”
The text of the bill is available here. Original co-sponsors include Majority Whip Kevin McCarthy and Reps. Buck McKeon, Ed Royce, Darrell Issa, Dana Rohrabacher, Ken Calvert, Gary Miller, Devin Nunes, John Campbell, Duncan Hunter, Tom McClintock, Paul Cook, Doug LaMalfa and David Valadao, all R-Calif.