House passes Amtrak bill (for real this time)
The House really did pass the Amtrak bill, this time by a healthy margin of 311 to 104. If almost everyone sticks to their votes, that's more than enough to override the potential veto. Thanks to commenter Ryan for the tip.
Best of all: "Lawmakers approved an amendment, 295-127, from D.C.-region lawmakers in both parties authorizing $1.5 billion in grants over the next decade to the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority."
Hey, Coburn: *thhhhbbbbbt*
Update: the WMATA funding still has to make it through the conference committee and be passed by the Senate, whose version didn't contain it.
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