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California Republicans want Trump Administration to hit the brakes on state's bullet train funding




Elaine Chao (3rd L) signs the affidavit of appointment as U.S. Vice President Mike Pence (L), her father James Chao (2nd L) and her husband Senate Majority Leader Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-KY) (L) look on during a swearing in ceremony at the Vice President's ceremonial office.
Elaine Chao (3rd L) signs the affidavit of appointment as U.S. Vice President Mike Pence (L), her father James Chao (2nd L) and her husband Senate Majority Leader Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-KY) (L) look on during a swearing in ceremony at the Vice President's ceremonial office.
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California House Republicans are pressuring the Trump administration to withhold a $650 million federal grant to fund a San Francisco Bay Area train system that would support the state's high-speed rail project.

Members of the state's GOP delegation sent a letter to Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao asking her for a delay on the grant until an audit of the bullet train's finances can be made available.

AirTalk host Larry Mantle brings together two opposing voices, Rep. Jeff Denham (R-Turlock) and Jim Costa (D-Fresno) to debate the future of California's bullet train.

Guests:

Jeff Denham (R-Turlock), chairman of the House of Representatives Rail Subcommittee

Jim Costa (D-Fresno), an early supporter of the $650 million grant



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