The following item appeared in Metro CEO Art Leahy’s daily email to staff. I think it’s always good to know who-is-asking-for-what in Washington and, thus, I wanted to share the item with you:
Members of Congress Submit Appropriations Requests For Fiscal Year 2011
A number of Members of Congress from the Los Angeles County Delegation have submitted their FY 2011 appropriations requests in support of transportation-related projects in our county. Earlier this year, House Democrats in Congress pledged not to submit appropriations requests for for-profit institutions, while House Republicans adopted a temporary across the board moratorium on all earmarks.
The U.S. Senate has taken no action to limit earmark requests in FY 2011. Representative Lucille Roybal-Allard (D-34), who serves on the House Committee on Appropriations, submitted funding requests that included the Metro Regional Connector, Positive Train Control for Metrolink, Bus Procurement for our agency, among a number of local transportation projects across the 34th Congressional District.
Representative Adam Schiff (D-29), who also serves on the House Committee on Appropriations, submitted funding requests that included the Metro Regional Connector, Westside Subway Extension, Crenshaw LAX Light Rail Line, Metro Gold Line Foothill Extension, and Positive Train Control for Metrolink, among a number of other local transportation projects across the 29th Congressional District.
A full listing of the appropriations requests submitted by members of the Los Angeles County Congressional Delegation is currently being compiled by our staff and will be shared with all Board Members.
I’ll post the full list when it’s available. Rep. Roybal-Allard’s district includes downtown Los Angeles and runs south to Downey while Rep. Schiff’s district includes Burbank, Glendale and the westernmost San Gabriel Valley.