I represent central Florida, which depends on tourists for its economic survival. We need people to be able to get to the State and enjoy it.
I think everybody knows that on November 7th more people voted for Al Gore than George Bush, a fact that has been documented time and time again.
If we are wondering why only 19 percent of the American people feel that the Congress is in tune with their priorities, the cuts in Amtrak is one blatant reason why.
States get to improve transportation infrastructure; that creates economic development, puts people back to work and, most important, enhances safety and improves local communities.
Today right here in America we have 50 million people without health insurance.
Without the funding Amtrak needs to keep operating, we will soon see people that rely on Amtrak to get them to work each day, waiting for a train that isn't coming.