Trump’s New Amtrak Board Nominee Voted Twice Before To Defund It

President Donald Trump just made a bizarre nomination to the Amtrak board of directors.

The Indy Channel reports:

“Former U.S. Rep. Todd Rokita, R-Indiana, was nominated to the Amtrak board of directors, an organization he twice voted to defund.

President Donald Trump nominated Rokita to an open position on the board on Tuesday.

But when Rokita was in the U.S. House of Representatives, he voted to end federal funding to Amtrak at least twice.

One vote came in March 2015, when he voted no on the Passenger Rail Reform and Investment Act of 2015, which reauthorized federal support for Amtrak and other programs. Rokita voted no, but the vote passed, 316-101. Another came in 2017, as part of an amendment to specifically to defund Amtrak. Rokita voted yes, but the vote failed, 128-293.”

For the rest of the story, visit The Indy Channel here.

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