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GOP Transport Bill Guts Innovation and Alternatives While Subsidizing Same Ol Same Ol

GOP Transport Bill Guts Innovation and Alternatives While Subsidizing Same Ol Same Ol
The White House transport proposal, which put forward a $302 billion four-year surface transportation authorization, ups the current level of spending by $20 billion per year. With respect to rail funding, it proposed reorganizing intercity passenger rail funding into Current Rail Service and Rail Service Improvement programs, merging the Amtrak funding which was authorized in FY 2013 and 2014 with the Higher Speed / High Performance rail program which was zeroed out in the funding that passed Congress.
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PA Families Bear Brunt of Food Stamp Cut

PA Families Bear Brunt of Food Stamp Cut
The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program - more commonly, food stamps - is set to see a huge benefit cut, affecting some 22 million children nationwide, and 1.8 million people in Pennsylvania alone. Congress, by inaction, is refusing to extend benefits given during the worst of the downturn of 2008, though prospects for many of US families are still grim.
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