WASHINGTON — Even a devastating and deadly derailment didn’t soften Republican hearts Wednesday on the issue of Amtrak funding.
As bodies were pulled from the site of the tragedy in Philadelphia, GOP members of the House voted to slash funding for the rail service by $252 million.
The 30-to-21 House Appropriations Committee vote came along party lines over loud objections by Democrats.
“Starving rail of funding will not enable safer train travel,” said Rep. Nita Lowey (D-Westchester County), the top Democrat on committee.
To read this article in its entirety visit the New York Daily News.