Rail happy!

House Resolution 6003 “To reauthorize Amtrak, and for other purposes” has passed the House. Since the Senate already passed an Amtrak resolution, does this mean it’s bound for conference? I’m too zonked to think straight, but I know I want this to be made law. (The President threatens a veto, but I don’t think he has the votes.)

An amendment would grant $1.5 billion to the cash-strapped Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority, which has to be good news after three crippling occurrences on the Orange line in two weeks.

While all the nay votes were Republicans, quite a few Republicans did vote for the measure, which is rather encouraging. More when I’ve had some sleep and more news on the subject happens.

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