Nadler Amendment: The Ayes Have It

The House just passed Jerrold Nadler’s amendment to add $3 billion for transit investment to the stimulus bill. There’s a lot more work coming up very soon — in the Senate and in conference committee — but this was a hard-fought win and everyone who helped push it through should take a minute to pat yourself on the back. 

David Alpert at Greater Greater Washington has a great report about how it all went down on the House floor.

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