AMTRAK CRASH

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Luke Russert on Amtrak: ‘What You’re Essentially Seeing Here Are the Effects of the Sequester’
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MSNBC

Name: MSNBC

URL: http://www.msnbc.msn.com/

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Now with Alex Wagner

Name: Now with Alex Wagner

URL: http://nowwithalex.msnbc.com/

Persons
Luke Russert

Name: Luke Russert

Employment: NBC News

Position: Congressional correspondent

Event
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Capitol Hill, Washington, D.C.

Name: Capitol Hill, Washington, D.C.

URL: http://www.visitthecapitol.gov/

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05/13/2015 04:33 pm
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Tom (staff)
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0:01:40
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8
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Transcript
RUSH TRANSCRIPT Well there ░░░░░░░░ a few things I ░░░░░░░░ the points you make ░░░░░░░░ this being a very ░░░░░░░░ partisan issue now is ░░░░░░░░ It did not used ░░░░░░░░ be this way Things ░░░░░░░░ the highway trust fund ░░░░░░░░ were slam Dunks They ░░░░░░░░ lay ups Everybody essentially ░░░░░░░░ what they wanted And ░░░░░░░░ was roughly the same ░░░░░░░░ for things like amtrak ░░░░░░░░ has been some griping ░░░░░░░░ the course of the ░░░░░░░░ but eventually people came ░░░░░░░░ and said we got ░░░░░░░░ move this forward What ░░░░░░░░ really happened recently it ░░░░░░░░ a very important point ░░░░░░░░ lot of these House ░░░░░░░░ they come from districts ░░░░░░░░ amtrak plays no role ░░░░░░░░ essentially their entire model ░░░░░░░░ it doesn t affect ░░░░░░░░ I don t hear ░░░░░░░░ it at home I ░░░░░░░░ t care about it ░░░░░░░░ s another big spend ░░░░░░░░ boondoggle that we do ░░░░░░░░ need If you talk ░░░░░░░░ Republicans from the northeast ░░░░░░░░ lot of them push ░░░░░░░░ on their more conservative ░░░░░░░░ and say hey this ░░░░░░░░ matters a lot to ░░░░░░░░ So it s something ░░░░░░░░ should be in fact ░░░░░░░░ What happened today is ░░░░░░░░ striking In March Congress ░░░░░░░░ together on a 1 ░░░░░░░░ billion re authorization the ░░░░░░░░ of jurisdiction actually agreed ░░░░░░░░ 316 votes However because ░░░░░░░░ the caps put in ░░░░░░░░ by the sequester by ░░░░░░░░ budget dating back to ░░░░░░░░ Alex the appropriations committee ░░░░░░░░ big footed the transportation ░░░░░░░░ and now they brought ░░░░░░░░ this budget to 1 ░░░░░░░░ billion So what you ░░░░░░░░ essentially seeing here are ░░░░░░░░ effects of the sequester ░░░░░░░░ years later playing a ░░░░░░░░ role in the funding ░░░░░░░░ Amtrak ironically the day ░░░░░░░░ a deadly derailment in ░░░░░░░░ It shows you how ░░░░░░░░ that legislation is felt ░░░░░░░░ all aspects of governing ░░░░░░░░ on Capitol Hill.”
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