House COVID-19 Relief Bill Contains Over $100 Million for California Electric TrainEpoch Times, United States politics | The Epoch Times

The freshly unveiled COVID-19 relief bill contains more than $100 million for an underground rail project in California, according to the text of the draft document and an analysis by Fox Business, with critics calling the allocation part of a Democrat “wish list” that has nothing to do with pandemic recovery. Democrats on Friday unveiled the full text of the 591-page bill (pdf), titled the “American Rescue Plan Act of 2021.” The House Transportation Committee’s section of the bill (sec. 7006) contains a funding provision that allocates some $30 billion for transit systems to “prevent, prepare for, and respond to coronavirus,” with some of the money earmarked for operating costs and some for capital investments. The bill calls for capital investment of $1 billion for “all projects under section 3005(b) of Public Law 114-94 that received allocations for fiscal year 2019 and 2020.” Section 3005(b) of Public Law 114-94, or the Fixing America’s …Read More

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