Issa for Bush
Last updated 6/19/2008 at Noon
Congress recently voted on a bipartisan basis 311-104 to authorize funding for the next five years for Amtrak. Issa was among the minority that voted against said funding, a bill that Bush has said he would veto.
As gas prices have soared above $4 per gallon nationally, Amtrak ridership in May was the highest recorded in its 37-year history. Some of the money is budgeted for matching grants to help states set up or expand rail service. Yet Issa once again stood lock-step with Bush policies rather than with constituents who would like to see improved alternatives to expensive and tedious tr...