8 Republicans Bucking the Party on Climate Change and Transit

Reps. Mack (CA), Kirk (IL) and Reichert (WA) are among a small group of Republicans who voted for the recent climate change bill. It turns out these eight are also supporters of transit. Streetsblog makes the connection.

Streetsblog details the records of the eight Republican defectors:

* Rep. Dave Reichert (R) represents a suburban Seattle district that includes King County, where the local transit agency is running despite a budget deficit estimated at $168 million for the next two years.

* Rep. Mark Kirk (R) represents the northern Chicago suburbs that rely on the Metra commuter train network, which this year faces a $19 million budget gap. Kirk's advocacy on the issue was so strong that he joined Illinois PIRG to unveil a pro-transit report last year.

For the rest, visit Streetsblog.

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