Top Minn. Democrat adamant massive transportation bill goes ahead as officials begin working on details
ST. PAUL -- U.S. Rep. Jim Oberstar, D-Minn., refuses to give in to a popular president's pressure to delay a new federal transportation funding plan.
"We intend to move this bill forward, this administration not withstanding," a determined Oberstar said Wednesday as congressional committee work began on a $500 billion, six-year transportation funding plan that would mean more money to rebuild highways, expand transit programs and build high-speed passenger rail lines.
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