Late-Filed Amendment Cuts All Amtrak Funding! Call Now!
March 3, 2015
NARP warned you about anti-Amtrak amendments yesterday, but the worst-case scenario just got a lot worse.
A late-filed amendment by Rep. Tom McClintock (R-CA) would eliminate all funding for Amtrak. If Rep. McClintock’s amendment becomes law, it will mean the end of trains in America. No more long-distance trains, no more state services, no more Northeast Corridor.
Anti-rail group Heritage Action is encouraging Members of Congress to vote for the elimination of long distance trains and to cut funding to Amtrak. We need to let Congress hear the voices of citizens who want a strong national passenger train network.
Act Now! (If you’re having trouble with the link, you can call the Capitol Switchboard at 202-224-3121)
"I’m so proud that we came together in bipartisan fashion in the Senate to keep the Southwest Chief chugging along, and I’m grateful for this recognition from the Rail Passengers Association. This victory is a testament to what we can accomplish when we reach across the aisle and work together to advance our common interests."
Senator Tom Udall (D-NM)
April 2, 2019, on receiving the Association's Golden Spike Award for his work to protect the Southwest Chief