03/21/03 Amtrak

March 21, 2003

This afternoon during the Senate debate on the FY 2004 budget resolution Senators Byrd and Lautenberg offered Senate Amendment #387 to S. Con. Res. 23, which increased funding for Amtrak from $900 million to $1.8 billion. The amendment passed 51-49. The Senate continues to debate the overall bill. Under Federal Law the Senate is required to pass their budget resolution by April 15, 2004.

The House passed its budget resolution H. Con. Res. 95 on a vote of 215-212 early this morning. The House bill included the Administration’s request for Amtrak, $900 million

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