The Planning Report talked with Cong. Blumenauer, who said that the brouhaha "was more about turf than anything else. The amendment in question didn't eliminate the $200 million for livability; it simply made the livability funding contingent on the T & I Committee's authorization. There was never a concern over livability, just about who should be in charge."
"I am convinced that before we're through, the money requested by the administration will be in the final version of the bill."
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