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  • iMail , News August 23, 2012

    ‘President’ Romney Would End Amtrak Funding

    Republican presidential hopeful Mitt Romney said in a recent interview that he would eliminate federal funding for Amtrak if he is elected in November. In an interview with CNN’s Fortune Magazine, the presumptive GOP nominee identified the national passenger rail service as a program that would be on the chopping block in a Romney administration.

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  • iMail , News February 16, 2012

    Privatization Measure Threatens Amtrak Jobs

    H.R.7H.R.7More than 2,000 Amtrak workers could lose their jobs if the House version of the Surface Transportation Bill (H.R. 7) is passed into law. At a time when Amtrak ridership is at record highs, privatizing those positions will adversely affect service, safety and security on every train. In addition to privatizing the Amtrak jobs, many

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  • iMail , News June 30, 2011

    GOP Plan for Amtrak Called Unconstitutional

    The ranking Democrat of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee says the Republican plan to privatize Amtrak is unconstitutional. Rep. Nick Rahall (D-WV) says it violates the Appointments Clause of the U.S. Constitution. “It is also likely that the proposal violates the Takings Clause because it takes Amtrak’s private property without just compensation,” said Rep.

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  • iMail , News June 2, 2011

    GOP Wants to Sell Amtrak

    House Republicans are once again pushing a proposal to dismantle Amtrak, by carving up the national network and awarding private investors the right to build and operate high-speed rail service between Washington and Boston. While the highly profitable Northeast Corridor would be privatized under the GOP plan, less profitable routes would remain part of the

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  • iMail , News January 25, 2011

    House Republicans Target Amtrak and Federal Workers

    The new GOP majority in the House is using their so-called mandate for spending reductions to target programs and workers that have long been on their hit list. High on the list are federal workers, high-speed rail projects and Amtrak.  Just released by the Republican Study Committee, the new GOP blueprint for spending reductions calls

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