Transportation

California High-Speed Rail: Way Off Track

In November 2008, California voters approved Proposition 1A, a $9.95 billion bond measure to fund part of the state’s share of the proposed high-speed rail line from Anaheim to San Francisco. The bond was approved by a narrow margin of 52.7 percent of the 12.6 million votes. The railway was supposed to be up and running by 2020, and the total cost was estimated by the California High-Speed Rail Authority (CHSRA) at $33 billion. While it was easy to see why some balked at the price estimate, one could also understand its support, at least among potential beneficiaries. After all, taxpayers outside the rail corridor, both in California and across the country, were supposed to pick up $6.8 billion, or one-quarter of the railway’s $27 billion initial segment.

CCAGW Fuming Over FHA Loan Limit Increase


For Immediate Release

Contact:  Leslie Paige  202.467.5334
November 15, 2011

CCAGW Outraged by Fannie/Freddie McMansion Extension


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Contact:  Leslie Paige  202.467.5334 
November 2, 2011

CCAGW Outraged by Fannie/Freddie McMansion Extension


For Immediate Release

Contact:  Leslie K. Paige    202.467.5334
November 2, 2011

Spending Cut Alert: Senate Transportation, Housing and Urban Development


For Immediate Release

October 20, 2011
Contact:Leslie K. Paige (202) 467-5334

Luke Gelber (202) 467-5318

 


Don’t Get Fooled Again – Auto Bailouts Still Stink

On Tuesday, May 24, 2011, the Democratic National Committee (DNC) unveiled a video that can only be described as the first Obama-for-President advertisement of the 2012 election cycle. The video purports to skewer likely presidential candidates Mitt Romney, Tim Pawlenty, and Newt Gingrich over their opposition to the auto industry bailouts of 2009. Since General Motors (GM) and Chrysler have graciously paid back some of the money that taxpayers were forced to loan to them two years ago, Democrats are seizing this opportunity to try to make critics of the bailouts look bad. In so doing, they ignore the case against bailing out private companies, misleading claims by Chrysler, and the remaining losses that will come from the taxpayers’ investment in GM.

“BILLBOARD BOONDOGGLE” ELIMINATED



For Immediate Release: Contact:  Leslie K. Paige (202) 467-5334
June 22, 2011 Luke Gelber (202) 467-5318

CAGW SUPPORTS PRESIDENT’S VETO THREAT ON ALT. ENGINE LANGUAGE

For Immediate Release

Contact:  Leslie K. Paige    202.467.5334
June 1, 2011 Luke Gelber    202.467.5305

 

CCAGW BACKS SEN. LUGAR’S SUGAR BILL



For Immediate Release

Contact:  Leslie Paige  202.467.5334 
April 1, 2011 Luke Gelber    202.467.5305

 

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CAGW Names Sen. Kamala Harris August 2018 Porker of the Month

Sen. Harris is CAGW's Porker of the Month for for proposing an expensive and impractical taxpayer-funded rent subsidy.