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Amtrak Budget Faces Cuts

May 14, 2015 12:10 AM
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A U.S. congressional panel has rejected a proposal to increase the budget for Amtrak -- the government-funded national passenger rail service. In fact, that Republican-controlled panel Wednesday approved deep spending cuts to Amtrak's budget, just hours after a deadly train crash in Philadelphia. That crash killed at least seven people and injured scores of others. Zlatica Hoke has more.