July 24, 2013

Ethics probe sought over lawmaker's opposition to Calif. HSR project

WASHINGTON, D.C. — A government watchdog Tuesday sought a congressional investigation into a California lawmaker's efforts to halt the state’s high-speed rail project, saying the freshman failed to tell colleagues that the project could affect the property values of his family’s Central Valley farmland, according to The Los Angeles Times.

Calif. Rep. David Valadao said in a statement that he has been "both consistent and clear on his opposition to high-speed rail since entering public life, regardless of the potential route." For the full story, click here.

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