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Trump’s transportation budget runs into resistance from both parties

Trump’s transportation budget runs into resistance from both parties

The Hill
BY MELANIE ZANONA
06/15/17 02:18 PM EDT 

President Trump’s proposed budget for the Department of Transportation (DOT) is running into resistance from lawmakers on both sides of the aisle.

During a hearing on Thursday, House appropriators expressed deep concern over the administration’s proposed cuts to a number of popular transportation programs, as well as Trump’s support for a controversial plan to separate air traffic control from the federal government.

“I have not been shy in saying that I believe we should maintain air traffic control as a system that is accountable to the public,” said Rep. Mario Diaz-Balart (R-Fla.), chairman of the Appropriations Subcommittee on Transportation, Housing and Urban Development.

“And I don’t see any other way to achieve this than to continue our congressional oversight role.” FULL ARTICLE

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