Assemblyman Anthony Brindisi is calling out the proposed cuts in President Donald Trump’s budget plan that seek to reduce rail service in the northeast.
The Assemblyman and Congressional candidate says the proposed cuts to Amtrak would directly impact service in Utica and Rome. He says the cuts would reduce federal rail subsidies by more than half, from $1.4 billion to $738 million, leaving New York taxpayers to pick up more of the costs.
“I'm calling on the New York Congressional Delegation to immediately reject this White House proposal,” Brindisi said. “And I'm convinced that these cuts will harm the state’s economy, inconvenience local businesses and tourism travel, and jeopardize rail safety.”
Congresswoman Claudia Tenney’s campaign responded saying in part, “The out-of-control tax and spend policies of Gov. Cuomo and Anthony Brindisi are the reason Upstate NY’s economy is withering. Anthony Brindisi trying to blame his failed track record in Albany on Congress just shows that he is a typical dishonest politician.”