Rep. Laura Richardson Speaks to Streetsblog After Today’s Field Hearing

Congresswoman Laura Richardson, one of two LA-area members of Congress that sit on the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, took a moment to speak directly to Streetsblog readers following today’s Joint U.S. Senate and House Field Hearing on the Transportation Reauthorization Bill. 

We’ll have more on the Field Hearing in a little bit, but in the meantime, take a second to listen to the Congresswoman’s impressions of what happened earlier today.

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Today’s Headlines

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Obama’s Budget Increases Transpo Outlays 18 Percent (Bloomberg) At First Field Hearings, T&I Lawmakers Say Transpo Bill Will Be Small (Charleston Gazette, Metro News) House Republicans Unified in Disapproval of Obama’s Transportation Investment Plan (Transpo Nation) Ed Glaeser Argues Against Historic Preservation Restrictions and Zoning Regulations (Housing Complex) Want a Little Electric Help On the […]

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House transportation committee clashes over the speed of stimulus spending (USA Today) D.C. Metro crash sharpens focus on aging transit equipment (NYT) Dems go after senior GOPer Cantor on high-speed rail (Culpeper Exponent) Democratic lawmakers write to Obama to back up Wednesday’s transportation hearing (AP)