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Logue takes on Garamendi for high-speed rail vote

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From page A4 | June 21, 2014 |

FAIRFIELD — Rep. John Garamendi’s vote against a measure preventing more spending on high-speed rail in California shows the congressman is unable to respond to the economic crisis faced by California’s working families, Assemblyman Dan Logue says.

Garamendi responded that the congressional bill would devastate vital services to the 3rd Congressional District and California by cutting funding for Capitol Corridor and other West Coast Amtrak lines.

The two men face each in the Nov. 4 election for the 3rd Congressional District that includes Fairfield, Vacaville and Suisun City.

Logue, R-Loma Rica, said House Republicans last week passed the measure. He added that high-speed rail’s price tag has climbed to more than $68 billion from the project cost in 2008 when rail was on the state ballot.

“The high-speed rail proposed today would not be supported by California’s voters,” Logue said in a press release. “Voters were promised that the entire project would cost $45 billion, and unless the High Speed Rail Authority can keep that promise, federal funding should be suspended and voters given the opportunity to re-evaluate the new spending.”

“We should focus our infrastructure dollars into repairing California’s roads, levees and bridges,” Logue said. “A project two decades away with uncertain completion cannot be allowed to weigh down California’s economy.”

Logue said Garamendi, D-Walnut Grove, wrote the original high-speed rail proposal more than 20 years ago and last week joined Former Speaker Nancy Pelosi in voting against the amendment that would prevent the federal government from adding any additional money to the project.

Garamendi’s campaign office released a statement from the congressman, responding to Logue’s announcement.

“As drafted, the amendment would have prevented funding that goes to the Capitol Corridor and other commuter rail lines throughout the state,” Garamendi said. “Furthermore, the bill itself would eliminate substantial funding for the Capitol Corridor and other West Coast Amtrak lines, thus devastating services vital to our district and state.”

Garamendi and Logue were the only two candidates on the June ballot for the congressional seat and face each again in November. Garamendi won 53,116 votes to Logue’s 46,462.

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  • BobJune 21, 2014 - 8:08 am

    Can anyone out there explain the need for a high speed rail between two bodunk towns in the valley? Surly we have better things to spend money on, kids, schools, elderly, who's going to ride between these towns? Illegals? Nope. Locals, can't imagine. The powers that be are pushing so hard for this there must be something I'm missing, can anyone tell me?

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  • mike kirchubelJune 21, 2014 - 9:11 am

    Logue's handlers picked an issue that a lot of Californians are against. They found a congressional vote that had something connected to it that Garamendi voted for, but this is a California issue, not national. The California legislature voted for the bullet train, not Congress. If you like or don't like the bullet train, don't praise or hate Garamendi. Logue is playing you.

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  • Mike KirchubelJune 21, 2014 - 3:01 pm

    Sorry, it was California voters who passed Proposition 1A in 2008, not the California legislature.

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