This is an easy source of information on how your Senator or Representative voted on essential HSR legislation.
Our new link for the new site will be called “MWHSRA Roll Call.”
On July 23rd, the House of Representatives voted on the 2010 appropriations bill that would distribute $4 billion to high-speed rail. The House appropriations bill for transportation, H.R.3288, can be found here. An amendment introduced by Tom Latham (R-IA) to cut this additional funding by $3 billion failed (we have recorded every vote in the House by state so you can see how your Representative voted on this $3 billion high-speed rail question). Unfortunately, the Senate Appropriations Committee did not meet the level of support that the House of Representatives demonstrated for high-speed rail. On July 30th, the committee chose to only appropriate $1.2 billion for high-speed rail, $2.8 billion less than the House bill. The full Senate is expected to take up the issue of transportation appropriations in the coming weeks. The differing Senate and House figures must then be reconciled into a final budget bill for the new fiscal year, which starts on October 1st.