Quincy Herald-Whig via California Rail News
Members of Congress say a federal budget is taking shape, and they don’t anticipate big cuts to Amtrak and airports as proposed by President Donald Trump last month.
U.S. Rep. Darin LaHood, R-Dunlap, and U.S. Rep. Sam Graves, R-Tarkio, Mo., said they want to reduce federal spending overall without hurting important transportation link.
Trump released a $1.15 trillion spending plan March 16 that called for cutting U.S. Department of Transportation funding by $2.4 billion. Part of the cuts would have eliminated the $175 million in subsidies for commercial flights that serve rural airports through the Essential Air Service program. Trump also cut Amtrak funds to eliminate its long-distance routes.
“I think we’ll be able to pass (a budget) that cuts the deficit and strengthens our military while maintaining programs that are critical to our economy. But transportation infrastructure is one of those critical areas…
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It doesn’t bother me that mentions of faith are edited out of media or commerce or culture. What does bother me is when believers don’t reflect faith, grace, empathy, sympathy and peace that Jesus displayed throughout his ministry. Imposing ones faith on someone isn’t cool but inspiring them to embrace it is very cool. Perhaps if those who profess faith would really live it instead of just boasting about it more people would find it attractive. I learned the hard way that trying to force someone to believe something isn’t going to make them believe it, most times its to the contrary.
N. C. Wyeth was one of America’s greatest illustrators. I’ve liked hos work since I was a kid.
The first half of the last century was full of lively art.