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Wed May 15, 2019, 09:06 AM

Trump names former Rep. Todd Rokita, an opponent of federal funding for Amtrak, to Amtrak board.

Trump names former Rep. Todd Rokita, an opponent of federal funding for Amtrak, to Amtrak board.



Three Nominations Sent to the Senate; May 14, 2019

NOMINATIONS & APPOINTMENTS

Three Nominations Sent to the Senate
Issued on: May 14, 2019

NOMINATIONS SENT TO THE SENATE:

John Leslie Carwile, of Maryland, a Career Member of the Senior Foreign Service, Class of Minister-Counselor, to be Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the United States of America to the Republic of Latvia.

Monica David Morris, of Florida, to be a Commissioner of the United States Parole Commission for a term of six years, vice J. Patricia Wilson Smoot, term expired.

Theodore Rokita, of Indiana, to be a Director of the Amtrak Board of Directors for the remainder of the term expiring January 3, 2021, vice Derek Tai-Ching Kan.

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Reply Trump names former Rep. Todd Rokita, an opponent of federal funding for Amtrak, to Amtrak board. (Original post)
mahatmakanejeeves May 2019 OP
underpants May 2019 #1
katmondoo May 2019 #2
Hela May 2019 #3

Response to mahatmakanejeeves (Original post)

Wed May 15, 2019, 09:23 AM

1. Well he couldn't appoint "Doc" Thompson (talk radio host)

Doc was on the local Richmond station for a while (got fired from there AND a job in Ohio on his honeymoon) and I called in a couple of times. He was a moron. He was connected to Glen Beck.

Apparently one of his standard nonsense bits was ripping into Amtrak. While checking out some new earbuds on a run he didnít notice an Amtrak train.

https://www.ajc.com/news/national/radio-talk-show-host-killed-train-while-jogging-railroad-tracks/7ggor7XVgMlyA1lgvcXj6H/

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Response to underpants (Reply #1)

Wed May 15, 2019, 09:32 AM

2. I love the train hate to fly

Fewer people would fly if we had a better rail system, it is so much more relaxing that the extra travel time means nothing

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Response to mahatmakanejeeves (Original post)

Wed May 15, 2019, 09:55 AM

3. Meanwhile, in Indiana...

Amtrak ending Indianapolis-to-Chicago route with funding cut

https://wgntv.com/2019/05/01/amtrak-ending-indianapolis-to-chicago-route-with-funding-cut/

It's an AP article, so I'm not posting any quotes, but essentially, the state won't fund the line so the route is being suspended.

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