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Congressman Jeff Denham explains criticism of high speed rail plan

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House member-elect Jeff Denham (R-CA) addresses a rally organized by Americans for Progress withon Capitol Hill November 15, 2010 in Washington, DC. Associated with the Tea Party movement, Americans for Progress members and supporters rallied to "send a clear message to Washington that voters have spoken this November and that politicians should not pursue big government policies in the Lame Duck session." Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images

We reported yesterday about a Congressional High Speed rail hearing in Madera, California.

Congressman Jeff Denham called that hearing to determine how one company, Tutor Perini, was selected to build the first phase of California's bullet train, despite having the worst-rated safety plan of all the competing bids.

Congressman Denham, who chairs the House Subcommittee on rail, joins the show to explain why he called the hearing. 

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