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Transpo sexier than funding

Jim Oberstar discusses the attractiveness of transportation bills.

Tiberi recounted an exchange between former W&M Chairman Charlie Rangel and former T&I chief Jim Oberstar, who told Rangel his bill was a no-brainer for funding approval. "For the Transportation Committee. But you get to do all the fun stuff. We've got to come up with the money to pay for it," Tiberi recounted Rangel saying. Here's how Tiberi described the T&I committee: "They get to do all the sexy stuff you like to write about." True.

Politico
May 14, 2012

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