President Donald Trump nominated Todd Rokita, the former Republican Congressman for Indiana, to the Amtrak Board of Directors. Rokita consistently voted against funding Amtrak while he was a congressman.
In an article the titled “Fox in the Henhouse ” the Rail Passengers Association laid out the reasons they oppose this nomination and the votes that Todd Rokita made against Amtrak.
In the article:
We found that Rokita voted against Amtrak in 8 of the 13 Amtrak-specific amendments we tracked. Some of Rokita’s most eye-raising anti Amtrak votes include:
- 2017 – Voted YES on H.Amdt. 287 to H.R. 3354, filed by Rep. Mo Brooks, that would have eliminated funding to Amtrak’s National Network
- 2015 – Voted YES on H.Amdt. 72 to H.R. 749, filed by Rep. Tom McClintock, that would have completely ended federal grants for Amtrak
- 2011 – Voted YES on H.Amdt. 43 to H.R. 1, filed by Rep. Pete Sessions, would have reduced Amtrak’s capital grant by $446 million
Click here to read the article from the Rail Passengers Association.
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